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by pemachophel
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Rituals, Practice for Beginners?
Replies: 65
Views: 8115

Re: Tibetan Rituals, Practice for Beginners?

Padme, Practices which are Tibetan Buddhist and Mahayana but not Vajrayana: Lo-do Nam-zhi (The four topics that turn the mind) Tong Len Lo Jong You might want to do word searches for those topics. These are very wonderful, very powerful and positive practices. Also, the three lower tantras (kriya, c...
by pemachophel
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Rituals, Practice for Beginners?
Replies: 65
Views: 8115

Re: Tibetan Rituals, Practice for Beginners?

Great clarification. :thanks: Of course you can read up on the theory and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism on your own. No problem. There're loads of books and all sorts of sources on-line. I think it's very intelligent to first suss out the system intellectually before jumping into practice. It's the...
by pemachophel
Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Rituals, Practice for Beginners?
Replies: 65
Views: 8115

Re: Tibetan Rituals, Practice for Beginners?

Padme, What exactly are you trying to achieve by your study and practice of Buddhism? If you answer that question as honestly as possible, I think you will clarify for yourself whether or not you absolutely must have a Nirmanakaya (i.e., flesh and blood) Teacher. In other words, if you yearn day and...
by pemachophel
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jigme Lingpa center
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: Jigme Lingpa center

There's Khenpo Sonam's center in LA, Lhundrup Choling, at 2481 Amherst Ave., LA, CA 90064. Khenpo Sonam's great. Plus they invite a lot of guest Lamas. Khenpo Sonam is Bhutanese and practices both Longchen Nyingthig and Dudjom Tersar.
by pemachophel
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short Tashi Tsigpa
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Short Tashi Tsigpa

Thanks. I should've remembered that. Duh!
by pemachophel
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short Tashi Tsigpa
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Short Tashi Tsigpa

Hi. I'm looking for the Tibetan and/or Romanization of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche's Short Tashi Tsigpa prayer which goes: OM To the marvelous, auspicious heavenly deities I bow down. Please accept me and bless me so that I may Spontaneously realize supreme good fortune to benefit myself and others. Posses...
by pemachophel
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The image of the seed and the fruit.
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Re: The image of the seed and the fruit.

Or scorched and, therefore, nonfunctional
by pemachophel
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: locating previous lineage
Replies: 17
Views: 2785

Re: locating previous lineage

deff's advice is right on the money.
by pemachophel
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 98924

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Magnus, I did not have you in mind when I wrote that line. I was commenting on another person's use of Dzogchen scripture to validate their argument which seemed to me to be book-based, not practice-based. Like most Western Buddhists, I've read my share of Dzogchen texts on my own without lung and k...
by pemachophel
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 98924

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

IMO, there is no realization without the Guru. If one's Guru says to do a practice, one does --whether that be ngon-dro, any or all of Three Roots, tsa-lung, ru-shen, sem-dzin, threk-chod, or todgal. In my experience, the overwhelming majority of contemporary lineage-holding Dzogchen Gurus recommend...
by pemachophel
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding a teacher...
Replies: 142
Views: 15651

Re: Finding a teacher...

There are different levels of teacher in Tibetan Buddhism. Since you've only been studying this path for three months, I recommend you not worry about this at the moment. Keep going to the Lamrim class. Eventually you will learn about the importance of the Guru in the practice of Vajrayana. If you d...
by pemachophel
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse on Lhatsun Namkai Jigme
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse on Lhatsun Namkai Jigme

So was my Root Guru, Kazi Sonam Topgyal, aka Sonam T. Kazi, who was born into the Rhennock family of Sikkim.
by pemachophel
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro - Mandala Offering
Replies: 27
Views: 5908

Re: Ngondro - Mandala Offering

"According to 'Words of My Perfect Teacher', the used rice should be given to birds or poor people, but that's not easy if you live in a western city I guess." When I did this (1973 or 4), I was living in the back my Teacher's Tibetan antique shop in Greenwich Village. (Kangchen Dzo Nga at 215 Thomp...
by pemachophel
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 44470

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

Marlusz,

Sorry, I've given all the information I know about this couple, and even that was hear-say.
by pemachophel
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 44470

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

"Thank you Pema Rigdzin, it might be the guys and this story could explain why they don't mention their teacher and lineage. However as for completion of the path of Tögal, for me that would be the rainbow body. I am very surprised of their claim to say the least. I read somewhere else about Tibetan...
by pemachophel
Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 44470

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

I believe they are/were Chagdud Rinpoche's students or somehow otherwise connected with Chagdud Gompa.
by pemachophel
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: H.E. Ayang Rinpoche - Namchoe Amitabha
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Re: H.E. Ayang Rinpoche - Namchoe Amitabha

I've taken H.E. Ayang Rinpoche's phowa course in Bodhgaya and I was absolutely wonderful. However, I believe the sadhana you're referring to (there's both a long and short one) do require initiation and lung. For sure Rinpoche gave both at the course I was at. The sadhana does involve self-visualiza...
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Teachings on death and dying
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Teachings on death and dying

IMHO, Choje Ayang Rinpoche is unexcelled when it comes to teaching on death and dying, especially the getting ready for dying part. His phowa course is excellent and I have only heard very good things about his shi-tro course (which I'm very much hoping to do). Although Ayang Rinpoche is titularly D...
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nyala Pema duddul's Tulku
Replies: 39
Views: 7995

Re: Nyala Pema duddul's Tulku

Who says those who achieve rainbow body can't have tulkus? In fact, they are even more capable of having emanations, limitless emanations. We shouldn't think of rainbow body as being some kind of extinction.
by pemachophel
Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Greetings

Tashi delay Dharma Wheel. Just happened to come across this site yesterday. Seems like a replacement for the old e-sangha.com. At least, a lot of former e-sangha members seem to be members here. I'm looking forward to reading the posts on this forum, especially news of upcoming Vajrayana/Dzogchen te...

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