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by pemachophel
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1895

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Of course, if we have to put a candle or lamp out that we have offered, then we do what we need to do. But then we can't offer it again. ABO. Also, I think sometimes it's easy to forget that the candles and lamps on our altars are offerings and not decorations for our enjoyment. Just saying. Peace o...
by pemachophel
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1895

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Adamantine. Of course, you do what your Teacher tells you to do. If the Khenpo Brothers are your Teachers, then, absolutely you should follow Their teachings. For me, I have never, ever seen any of my Teachers in the U.S., Nepal, India, or Tibet put out an offering lamp. Move it somewhere safe, yes....
by pemachophel
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1895

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

No. They've already been offered (ABO). They are no longer yours. Best to allow them to burn completely out on their own. there are several ways of doing this safely such as putting on top of glass, putting in a glass or metal coaster, putting in a shallow pan of water. This is why many, many temple...
by pemachophel
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Heart-sons
Replies: 11
Views: 1343

Re: Heart-sons

Oops, very, very sorry. My mistake. OM BA-DZRA SA-TO HUNG. Meant to say Lama Pema Yedrol Dorje.

Thank you for the correction.
by pemachophel
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Solitary Retreat schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Solitary Retreat schedule

Typically four 3-hour sessions per day beginning at 4 AM with possibly a couple of shorter sessions in between (for instance for sang, sur, Protectors, chod, etc). But what you do in these four sessions and any shorter sessions depends on what you are trying to accomplish in the retreat, what main s...
by pemachophel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Heart-sons
Replies: 11
Views: 1343

Re: Heart-sons

Sorry, I should've said H.H. Dudjom Sangay Pema Zhepa Rinpoche. As for the original list of recently passed Nyingma Lamas, I'd add: Loppon Nikula (Bhutan) Tulku Thadral (Nepal) As for living Heart-sons of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, I'd add: Gohen Tulku Sang-ngag Tenzin Rinpoche (Who is also a Heart-so...
by pemachophel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Heart-sons
Replies: 11
Views: 1343

Re: Heart-sons

Kyabje Jadral Sangay Dorje Rinpoche's four "Heart-sons" are:

H.H. Dudjom Pema Zhepa Dorje
H.H. Kathog Situ Rinpoche
Semo Saraswati Rinpoche
Loppon Jigme Thubtob Namgyal Rinpoche
by pemachophel
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: 108 great tertöns
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: 108 great tertöns

The way I heard it is that Chogyur Rinpoche offered to include Dudjom Lingpa's termas in the Rinchen Terdzod but Dudjom Lingpa said no need, that where the Rinchen Terdzod was, there also would be His termas. Seems accurate so far.
by pemachophel
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Re Chatral Kunga Palden
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re Chatral Kunga Palden

I found this namthar/life story very inspiring: https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... nga-palden
by pemachophel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Troma Ngondro
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: Troma Ngondro

:good:
by pemachophel
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 13912

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

"Imagine that your Root Guru requires you to wear robes whenever you are attending teachings or empowerments, given by anyone. But you also have a Guru who specifies that you should not, and should wear the dress of your own culture etc. Do you simply give up attending the latter's sessions or risk ...
by pemachophel
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 13912

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

If that Guru is your Root Guru, then yes, His/Her teaching outweighs all others.
by pemachophel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: a confession
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: a confession

Pero, The five sins of immediate retribution that you list are the sins that take you immediately to hell when you die without passing through the bardo or taking another life in-between. There are plenty of demeritorious actions beyond these five that can take you to hell. However, it is only these...
by pemachophel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TL;DR: We are screwed.
Replies: 43
Views: 2182

Re: TL;DR: We are screwed.

We are screwed. We always have been screwed. It's SAMSARA!
by pemachophel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do Yogis survive?
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: How do Yogis survive?

Yeshe Dorje is approximately my own age. So 73, 74. I'm pretty sure he's not older than me. Maybe he's as young as 72. I seem to remember that he and my wife are the same age. I think he became Kyabje Jadral Rinpoche's student in 1971-2. Pretty early on.
by pemachophel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 13912

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Personally, I haven't found much interest in the services of a ngakpa (other than divination) in even a heavily Vajrayana city like Boulder, CO. Perhaps that's because so many of the practitioners here are old Trungpa Rinpoche students. (Don't ask me to explain that further, please.) I the last year...
by pemachophel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do Yogis survive?
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: How do Yogis survive?

By donations, either from jin-dag/patrons or by begging. Yeshe Dorje is a Nyingma yogi living in Crestone, CO. His cabin an hour up the side of a mountain is lent to him by the rich patroness that owns hundreds of acres there. His food and clothes come from a very meager stipend from his family and ...
by pemachophel
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote from Patrul Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 1243

Quote from Patrul Rinpoche

Quoted by Khentrul Lodo Thaye,

“If renunciation and bodhicitta are absent, a person cannot sow the seeds of liberation even after nine years of Dzogchen retreat.” - Patrul Rinpoche
by pemachophel
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 1811

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

From the Le'u Dunma: NGA-GYAI THA-MA TSHOD-DU NYIG-MA-LA SEM-CHEN THAM-CHED NYON-MONG DUG-NGA-RAG NYON-MONG JOL-NYOG DUG-NGA RANG-GYUD-CHOD DE-DRAI DU-NA KHYED-DRAI THUG-JE-KYOB DAD-DEN THO-RI DREN-PAI THUG-JE-CHEN OR-GYEN PE-MA JUNG-NAY-LA SOL-WA-DEB SAM-PA LHUN-GYI DRUB-PAR JIN-GYI LOB Now, in thi...
by pemachophel
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sacred Passage Tsa-tsa
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Sacred Passage Tsa-tsa

Losal, Phowa, Nay-dren, bardo prayers, and making and blessing sa-tsas can all be done at a distance. So can reciting Zang Chod Monlam. For me, I wouyld actually wanrt to be at the cremation, even if that only meant I was in the crematorium's waiting room or chapel. The cremation ceremony should be ...

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