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by Mantrik
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

This is a bit easy to say. Authenticity builds with results, no? Of course. That's how a good lineage survives. My point was that at the start it doesn't impress many unless of course the terton already has an established reputation. Uh - Dudjom Lingpa? Exactly. At the start, not believed, or so I ...
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

And this kiddies, is exactly how cults start. Ever heard of this thing called lineage? Do you know why it is important? There is a serious point, though. Have a dream terma these days and set up a lineage, ordain your Ngagchangphangadingdongs and you're a faker. Do it 400 years ago and an authentic...
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Off setting smoke pollution in the environment
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Off setting smoke pollution in the environment

Sang is your ticket. Would it be possible to learn Riwo Sangchö and maybe, as well as your own, turn some of the neighbour's fires into offerings? He may actually like the idea of it being purposeful in that way. Beautiful idea. I would definitely like to learn Riwo Sangcho, but there are few lamas...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I guess so. I got the impression -- on the basis of his (translated, of course) comments -- that he does not consider the hair bit important at all. (He was really happy to see Western zendra-wearing ngakpas, though. Said so, at least.) Well, if anyone can change the format, he can. He may have ass...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

An interesting interview in that context, and re. dress and the LARP context. https://www.shambhala.com/snowlion_articles/the-ngakpa-tradition-an-interview-with-khetsun-sangpo-rinpoche/ ''Simply, ngakpas do what they do not only for the present moment’s well-being but also for future enlightenment....
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

You know, the whole idea that someone needs to authorize people to give empowerments / teachings is a little strange. I think part of the reason why it so prevalent in the West is bc TB has been transmitted here via big institutions. Big institutions are into authorization, levels, titles, etc. Loo...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

The goal of a ngakpa/ngakma practice is to achieve mantra siddhi. The vows are the framework within which it is achieved. The goal of a monastic is enlightenment. The vows are the framework within which it is achieved. Are we going to discuss seriously or are you just going to keep making statement...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

A curio: the super-complete all-inclusive TN wangchen he gave in Valencia in 2019 did not include the hair thing. I'm not much fussed about the ordination, just curious. The one due for the UK would not have had it either, apparently - hundreds attending in a sports centre, which I would not enjoy....
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Yes, I am aware of the Throma Nagmo - in fact Dudjom Rinpoche was due to give it in April in the UK just down the road from me before Coronavirus clobbered the trip. A curio: the super-complete all-inclusive TN wangchen he gave in Valencia in 2019 did not include the hair thing. I'm not much fussed...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Just the usual 14 plus a vow to keep the Ngakpa vows, but not the Throma Nagmo hair vow no. He's Dudjom lineage authorised isn't he. But I mean in general, who is authorised? He is a Loppon. But, in general, I am unsure about who authorises somebody to give empowerments. Their Guru, I guess. PS The...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I've never seen it laid down, but who is authorised to give the Ngakpa empowerment? Any Ngakpa or do they need a special lineage authorisation to give it? Can monks give it? Didn't you receive the empowerment from LOTR? Just the usual 14 plus a vow to keep the Ngakpa vows, but not the Throma Nagmo ...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

4) the practitioner who has been authorized by way of appropriate empowerments etc. to practice appropriate sadhanas and who does in fact maintain their commitments, at least largely and with appropriate repair activity for the failings. I've never seen it laid down, but who is authorised to give t...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Off setting smoke pollution in the environment
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Off setting smoke pollution in the environment

I live in the mountains, and my property has many tall trees. My neighbor burns off incessantly (he actually has OCD) during the spring and autumn months, often with wet materials that cause a lot of smoke in the environment. I really feel that this disturbs many of the local spirits etc and I wond...
by Mantrik
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Grigoris wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:10 pm I think you do not know what I am thinking.
True. I'm just reading what you are writing.

The real focus should surely be on 'living up to' avoidance of the 14 root downfalls. Somewhat absent from the thread, which seems to have ended up being all about who wears the gear. ;)
by Mantrik
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Why don't you wear the gear and make the effort to live up to it? ;) I rarely wear the full gear, but when I do I am on my best behaviour. Sooo .......... you only try your best to behave in accordance with the vows whilst wearing the gear, or the magic clothes add to awareness? ;) Think you are ta...
by Mantrik
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

What is ngak? mantra. Pema Chophel means that a mantrin is someone who actually activated the power of mantra in their voice. This is not necessarily a function of how many mantras one has recited however. It is more a function of quality. you mean that when the mantrika says and the intended funct...
by Mantrik
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 17163

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

IMO, the only ngakpa that matters is the one who actually has ngak. Even if one does have ngak, better to be a bay-pai naljor/hidden yogi in this day and age. I'm not sure if it was ChNN but a wise teacher once said that the true Ngakpa is one who has mastered a mantra and can produce a consistent ...
by Mantrik
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: father and mother elements
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: father and mother elements

Maybe solar female and lunar male is an aspect worth checking out? i'll do. do you have any reference or more or less where to look? Mentioned a few times by ChNN and here's an example I found re. Yantra Yoga: http://www.yantrayoga.net/benefits-of-yantra-yoga ''Each Yantra has a central position th...
by Mantrik
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: father and mother elements
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: father and mother elements

Maybe solar female and lunar male is an aspect worth checking out?
by Mantrik
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genuine advice sought.
Replies: 47
Views: 2920

Re: Genuine advice sought.

Surely you can accept or discount their source as well as their own views, and just not bother responding to something you deem invalid either with or without a source? Since termas and lamas abound, we can have no way of knowing which are worth engaging with, except if the lineage has a good track ...

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