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by Tsultrim T.
Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: KANGLING
Replies: 24
Views: 11031

Re: KANGLING

I think it depends on one's lineage and one's teacher. As others have stated these days resin and wood kanglings are available but are generally considered inferior to a good bone one with all the auspicious marks and signs and origin. My teacher who is an old school Nyingma lama says only bone is a...
by Tsultrim T.
Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chod Damaru vs standard Damaru
Replies: 54
Views: 7092

Re: Chod Damaru vs standard Damaru

No they are for different purposes and not interchangeable.
by Tsultrim T.
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practical question on ngondro
Replies: 28
Views: 6767

Re: Practical question on ngondro

physical supports Oven mitts. Not kidding. This! I went through three pairs! Finally reinforced them with durable plastic bags from Nepal. They worked on boards, hardwood floors, stone and carpet. I did my prostrations when I was younger, about 22-24 and averaged about 540 a day, split into 2 sessi...
by Tsultrim T.
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche on Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche on Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Great read, but kind of surprised there was no mention of HH Dungse Rinpoche as a root teacher in the whole interview?
by Tsultrim T.
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: English Translation of Dudjom Lingpa Treasure Texts
Replies: 18
Views: 4060

Re: DUDJOM LINGPA'S VISIONS OF THE GREAT PERFECTION

Rather pricey at $120 - $40 per volume. Is Alan Wallace's new version better or worse in any way than Barron's and the other works of Dudjom Lingpa that have been put into English? I just got my discounted pre-order copies the other day. So far looks great and definitely worth it to me. Some people...
by Tsultrim T.
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Hair empowerment
Replies: 14
Views: 4727

Re: Hair empowerment

Many people make exceptions to this rule for modern daily life. Shenpen Rinpoche said one may cut their hair if they later do confession and Dorje Sempa and dispose of it properly, while Garab Dorje Rinpoche said asking permission in front of an image of a Buddha prior is acceptable. Interesting, I...
by Tsultrim T.
Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Hair empowerment
Replies: 14
Views: 4727

Re: Hair empowerment

Many people make exceptions to this rule for modern daily life. Shenpen Rinpoche said one may cut their hair if they later do confession and Dorje Sempa and dispose of it properly, while Garab Dorje Rinpoche said asking permission in front of an image of a Buddha prior is acceptable.
by Tsultrim T.
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: H.E. Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche and my Beginning
Replies: 13
Views: 3970

Re: H.E. Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche and my Beginning

I had the great fortune to meet him a couple of times in Nepal and I am so glad to have been able to meet this living Buddha. He was actually quite serious and stern and instructed us on practice each meeting. Receiving his blessings felt like aeons of karma being purified. He basically told us to c...
by Tsultrim T.
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Life release
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Re: Life release

Live bait is a good choice, earthworms, minnows and crickets from pet stores would work. Also if you are near a commercial fishery hub/port you could buy a boatload of someone's catch to release.
by Tsultrim T.
Fri May 29, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Has anyone seen kanglings that look like this before?
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Has anyone seen kanglings that look like this before?

It does, thanks. My understanding is the skins are painted red more or less to look like blood thus "natural", so I guess they painted the wax just to give it a more "natural", less sculpted looks as well. Is the main purpose of the skins just to protect that end, since it can be delicate? I'm tryi...
by Tsultrim T.
Wed May 27, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Has anyone seen kanglings that look like this before?
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Has anyone seen kanglings that look like this before?

This style is not all that unusual. Basically they probably used wax to finish sculpting the bone end and then just painted it red. It appears that the paint either flaked off or was removed to give it an old/authentic appearance. These days painting the end black is also common and acceptable, but ...
by Tsultrim T.
Fri May 22, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with all the dharma art?
Replies: 14
Views: 2696

Re: What to do with all the dharma art?

What exactly do you have? Some people on this forum may be interested in some of these items. I am looking for extremely large sized thangkas at the moment...
by Tsultrim T.
Sat May 16, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Figure of Prajna Paramita
Replies: 13
Views: 2662

Re: Figure of Prajna Paramita

Here is a 13" statue I had commissioned.
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by Tsultrim T.
Fri May 01, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajra Claws (rdo rje sder mo; vajraṇakhā)
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

Re: Vajra Claws (rdo rje sder mo; vajraṇakhā)

ClearblueSky wrote:Here's at least one image: http://www.ratnajewels.com/product/vajra-claw/
I saw this and love it, but too pricey!!
by Tsultrim T.
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 23510

Re: Bodhi seed malas

I have a friend who got a lapis mala from this place.....its very nice http://custommalashop.com/ Do you know a reliable good source for rudraksha or bone malas? The internet is a freaky place when it comes to bone items (especially when they are advertised as "lama skull worry beads"). besides how...
by Tsultrim T.
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangtong Gyalpo mantra
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Thangtong Gyalpo mantra

Would you mind sending me a copy too? I need it to make rolls for an empty statue!! Thanks!
by Tsultrim T.
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 23510

Re: Bodhi seed malas

Magnus and Rroman, the picture in the link you posted and the type of bead you described are exactly what is commonly known by Tibetan Lamas as the only authentic "Bodhi seed" mala. I have helped many 3 year retreatants shop for supplies pre-retreat and this as well as the aforementioned 6 face rudr...
by Tsultrim T.
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Happy Birthday to HH Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche
Replies: 0
Views: 723

Happy Birthday to HH Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche

Happy Birthday to HH Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche on this auspicious Dakini Day
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by Tsultrim T.
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 23510

Re: Bodhi seed malas

Most Lamas I know (mainly from Dudjom and various Kagyu traditions) really only consider what was called the Phoenix Eye bodhi in the article quoted as being authentic. I bought the smallest one available about 9 years ago in Nepal just as the prices were going up. Back then that size bodhi was goin...
by Tsultrim T.
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question
Replies: 99
Views: 24719

Re: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question

Please note that there is a two day teaching on all the aspects of Riwo Sang Cho including how to make the mother mix properly and much more, given by HH Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche and available to purchase on DVD found on the tersar.org website here: http://www.tersar.org/yeshe-melong/ Sc...

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