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by KonchokZoepa
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Quotes Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 19765

Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Je TsongKhapa Lobsang Drakpa (1357-1419) “When people fight with others — something that yields only sins and suffering both in this and in other lives — they endure all manner of suffering for however long it takes, even at the cost of their lives. Then they show off their wounds, etc., and boast,...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors and samaya
Replies: 71
Views: 17345

Re: Dharma protectors and samaya

noted to be said Malcolm that i received Achi Empowerment before i had received any HYT empowerments and Achi has helped me a lot in any case. So personally i believe Dharmapalas do help you even if you don't have HYT empowerment. maybe not the same way but still give divine help to help you on the ...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 51423

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

and supermaxv

Garchen Rinpoche also says almost every time in online empowerments that receiving an empowerment is like tantric sojong, you renew your vows and purify your transgressions, of course i would assume that that requires the four opposite powers to work.
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 51423

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

Yes I think Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche gives quite an interesting teaching about empowerment in one of his books, can't remember the name, anyway its quite detailed and reading that i can certainly say that i haven't received the true empowerment even once and i would think that most other people also ha...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 51423

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

Now, Garchen Rinpoche is not my guru and I have no dharma connection to him, but I have close dharma siblings who find him incredibly inspiring and feel a strong connection to him which I think is utterly wonderful, and I also have no question regarding the "validity" of his blessings as conferred ...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors and samaya
Replies: 71
Views: 17345

Re: Dharma protectors and samaya

have to get into it. otherwise why practice vajrayana if you are not aware of what samaya really is, of the different samayas etc.. unlucky for me that i have not found my root guru yet. maybe i have found my future root guru but he lives in nepal and doesn't travel to europe anymore. weak connecti...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors and samaya
Replies: 71
Views: 17345

Re: Dharma protectors and samaya

eheh, what did i just do on the other chat. well i don't think it will do any harm in that context.
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 51423

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

JohnJ Garchen Rinpoche teaches the same samayas that other Lamas teach too. after all he follows his lineage. You can find his teachings on the root and secondary samayas as a cd teaching on his webstore. and i think what Garchen Rinpoche means by saying Samaya is holding love towards all beings is ...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors and samaya
Replies: 71
Views: 17345

Re: Dharma protectors and samaya

ahuh, thanks malcolm and conebeckham for your comments. Its interesting that samaya is such an important factor in vajrayana, definitely in the top 3 of most important factors of vajrayana practice. yet i haven't received any teachings about samaya. did i miss this being born too late, not being her...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors and samaya
Replies: 71
Views: 17345

Dharma protectors and samaya

Protectors are for those who have entered secret mantra in the proper way. If you do not have samaya, you do not need any sort of protector apart from the Three Jewels. I am really not certain at all that recorded empowerments have the necessary qualities to confer the stream of blessings. In fact,...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 51423

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

for us westerners it is rather easy to meet a teacher. but for example those who live in Myanmar or other developing country where your monthly income is like 40 dollars it requires great efforts to be able to make it to one trip to meet a Lama or an buddhist event or festival. In some countries in ...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Yoga Tradition Recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 5659

Re: Yoga Tradition Recommendations?

if you get into raja/ashtanga yoga i would recommend this book. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raja-Yoga-Swami-Sivananda/dp/8170521521/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398447128&sr=8-1&keywords=raja+yoga+swami+sivananda Swami Sivananda was one of the 20th centuries greatest raja yoga masters. Also worthwhile yoga r...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Yoga Tradition Recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 5659

Re: Yoga Tradition Recommendations?

you could check out ashtanga yoga exercises on youtube. Ashtanga and Raja yoga are the same. Ashtanga means 8 branches, so 8 branches of raja yoga.
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Yoga Tradition Recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 5659

Re: Yoga Tradition Recommendations?

id rather buy either kundalini, hatha or ashtanga yoga DVD courses where you can learn the exercises. if you want yoga for exercise and can't access a teacher buy a dvd, if you want to study yoga as a complete system buy a book… anyway thats my two cents. by the way there are plenty of good yoga les...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Protectors How do I choose one?
Replies: 15
Views: 3578

Re: Protectors How do I choose one?

could be, maybe Garchen Rinpoche just confers webcast empowerments to plant seeds to grow and sprout in the future. well i think one practice you can do and it won't hurt to receive the online recorded empowerment of Achi, anyway the practice you could do i think I'm not sure is a smoke offering to ...
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wearing protector amulet
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

Re: Wearing protector amulet

why not?

you don't require a lung or wang to wear an amulet. and i doubt that there are any prohibitions concerning wearing an amulet.

I would if i felt connected to her?

are you talking about mahakala ? what is mahakali?
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Protectors How do I choose one?
Replies: 15
Views: 3578

Re: Protectors How do I choose one?

Sherab i think this is the guy who lives in Myanmar which is quite a poor country so it might not be possible to receive lung or wang or even meet a teacher.

that is why i recommended Garchen Rinpoches webcast empowerment, that he can access.

But anyways Sherab Dorje is right.
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Protectors How do I choose one?
Replies: 15
Views: 3578

Re: Protectors How do I choose one?

i would recommend Achi Chökyi Drolma.

you can receive her empowerment online from a webcast From Garchen Rinpoche so that would i guess authorize you to do her practice.
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Quotes Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 19765

Re: Dharma Quotes Thread


Train, untrained, in a thought-free state.
Let training be in artlessness.
There is no reason here to train.
There is no meditator either.
The vital point of truly training
is to realize this total absence.

- Padmasambhava - From the Juniper Ridge -
by KonchokZoepa
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Yoga Tradition Recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 5659

Re: Yoga Tradition Recommendations?

i would think raja yoga comes the closest. it actually aids you to develop samadhi but you need to follow all the 8 branches of the system. swami sivananda has a good book about it. if your just looking for fitness i would recommend just hatha or kundalini yoga exercises and not get fully into a sys...

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