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Hi Kaung, That is what I was wondering, where you were located geographically. Do you have access to any kind of mobile or internet chat application? If so I might be able to connect you with a Lama to give you a reading transmission. Otherwise I know of one Tulku who usually visits Burma once a yea...
I went to a teaching and empowerment he gave locally a few years ago on Chod and Throma and I was impressed. In talking with him afterwards he seemed like a kind and genuine lama.
- Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:54 pm
- Forum: Nyingma
- Topic: Is Nyingma Institute traditional Tibetan Buddhism?
- Replies: 7
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I have a friend who was closely involved in this organization for a few years. What you said sounds exactly right from my understanding. They do not offer many initiations and are not necessarily that "practice" focused. They are mainly focused on the preservation of Nyingma texts and artwork and ma...
Certain places in Asia can be very inexpensive. You can find decent rustic accommodations for very little money in Nepal and India if you are not too picky. I was able to use a friend's house in Pharping, Nepal for a multi-month retreat and only paid the care taker family (who lived on the property ...
- Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:42 pm
- Forum: Kagyu
- Topic: Ngondro refuge/prostration question
- Replies: 24
- Views: 8219
A small wrist mala of 27 beads on stretchy bracelet thread worked great for me. Once you complete 4 cycles you did 108 prostrations. Also easy to keep on your hand and move as you prostrate. As for the original question I think counting the actual prostrations is more important as they are harder to...
I wanted to know too, do tibetan buddhists read the dhammapada? Is it considered an authentic text? can you recommend a good english translation? Thanks again! Hinayana, I am afraid it is a long time since I read it so I have no idea what current translation is considered good. My favourite transla...
- Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:26 pm
- Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
- Topic: Tibetan Superstitions
- Replies: 23
- Views: 4062
Hi gaelic, There seem to be countless Tibetan superstitions from what I can gather and it is good to keep in mind they may differ in different areas of Tibet. -Do tibetans leave a bowl of tea for a guest and leave it until they return? If so, why is that? In my experience this is fairly old fashione...
- Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:23 am
- Forum: Dzogchen
- Topic: ChNN vs Khenpo Sonam Rinpoche: How do they compare?
- Replies: 17
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I know that Khenpo Sonam was a student/friend of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. I think Dungse Rinpoche even took some of his students to visit Riwoche Temple before he passed away. That is a pretty good recommendation to me.
- Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:54 am
- Forum: Chod
- Topic: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?
- Replies: 13
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Lama Wangdu is also probably the only remaining lineage holder of Machik's Shijay of which there are multiple practices associated. I am not sure how often he performs these particular practices but you can get a better idea through reading his biography: http://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Thousand-Rays-...
- Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:20 pm
- Forum: Nyingma
- Topic: Rinchen Terzod & Dudjom Tersar indexes
- Replies: 69
- Views: 15714
Pawel Mikyo Dorje, Where in Europe? Have you heard of Namkha Rinpoche? http://www.namkha.org/ This person is not a legitimate holder of Dudjom lineage. Wow sorry for the suggestion!! I had no first hand knowledge of this lama, I just knew he had centers throughout Europe. In that case have you hear...
I go camping with a few Lamas and Tulkus a few times every year, throughout various parts of the US and we always do sang and naga puja daily to appease the local spirits. The more remote places are better but we have even done them in relatively crowded campsites too. The commotion often attracts c...
Basic purification with the water: Ram, Yam, Kham, Om, Ah, Hung while sprinkling the water is pretty common.Malcolm wrote:
In our system, you use an evergreen branch and with it sprinkle water on the flags to purify them.
Can you recommend me a teacher in these places,for this practice. Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche in NYC, Khenpo Sonam in LA, etc., Vajrayana Foundation etc. Just search Yeshe Nyingpo/ Dudjom Tersar, Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche specializes in this practice and has translated extensive commentaries, etc. about al...
- Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:49 am
- Forum: Nyingma
- Topic: Namkhas (colored-thread elemental) are they only Bon?
- Replies: 36
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I remember watching an old documentary following an extremely elaborate Tara puja (possibly Nyingma, but definitely not Terma) in which namkhas were used to construct a mandala of sorts. I wish I remembered more about it, but it certainly seemed to be an old Tara Tantra, just judging by the complex...
If you don't have a Guru Rinpoche initiation, then you can visualize Guru Rinpoche either above your head facing the same way you are or in the sky in front of you facing you. Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche's son, says either is OK. :namaste: In a recent teaching given by Shenphen Daw...