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by Mantrik
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with tsa tsas, and how to make them edible?
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: What to do with tsa tsas, and how to make them edible?

I made about a thousand tsa tsas and I am trying to figure out what to do with them. FPMT says you can put them in nature, but I've already had the issue of a dog nearly choking on one of the tsa tsas that I put in nature. I also put quite a few in the ocean, but I am concerned that a fish or other...
by Mantrik
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: practice withouth empowerment
Replies: 20
Views: 1461

Re: practice withouth empowerment

Hey guys, past few weeks i have been quite frightened with the idea permanently breaking my connection with vajrayana because of what i did. I have done a practice around 5 or 6 times of which i thought i had the empowerment and permission, but then discovered that i do not have it. Now i'm afraid ...
by Mantrik
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Get a clew
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: Get a clew

Interesting. :)
As pronounced to this day in Wales.
Did you use a Theseusaurus? ;)
by Mantrik
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community 24 Hour Global Chain
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Dzogchen Community 24 Hour Global Chain

it is not the end of the world, just a sign of lazyness. real problem would be that there was people commited to do it and then didn't fulfilled the commitment. I'm assuming it must be people not doing as they promised. If they didn't have enough coverage of the whole 24 hours they would not have g...
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community 24 Hour Global Chain
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Dzogchen Community 24 Hour Global Chain

I usually take part in the 24 hour global practices, but forgot the latest Guru Tragphur. Sadly, it seems I was not alone and the chain was not completed. Maybe a reminder for us all? This email arrived: ''Dear Vajra Family. We appreciate your participation in this Global Chain with the practice of ...
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Couldn't find my account
Replies: 13
Views: 1350

Re: Couldn't find my account

Hello. I had an account here little over 6 months ago. I forgot my password. But was unable to find my account I am LotusLover. I understand the one account rule. And made this account so I could contact the admins or mods.regarding my former account If I can keep this account that would be great T...
by Mantrik
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Deity outside of sadhana
Replies: 18
Views: 4002

Re: Deity outside of sadhana

Thank you all for you replies. :-) Unfortunately it seems there was no mentioning of any specific sadhana during the empowerment. So I will try to email Garchen institute, however I doubt they will know. Thank you all very much. Try the Facebook Groups as they often know such things: https://www.fa...
by Mantrik
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 9376

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

This statue looks like the Dharmapala Karnag Dorje. Nag Kanya is depicted with wings. You could find NK as KD & KD described as NK Yes, I wondered about the wings. A Nepali friend said that Naga Kanya is propitiated particularly for her ability to fly swiftly to help people. I'm guessing that just ...
by Mantrik
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 9376

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

[quote=javier.espinoza.t post_id=527801 time=1586831014 user_id=9139 so simple, i thought it would be something like a statue like this. good to know! https://garudashop.com/products/copper-silver-naga-statue [/quote] That's Naga Kanya. She's very popular in shamanism and in Nepal but I don't recall...
by Mantrik
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1060456

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Howdy folks, I posted a question in tantra talk on mala divination, specifically ChNNs booklet. If anyone here uses this regularly and would be willing to respond I’d be very grateful. Thanks :anjali: :anjali: There's a Youtube clip of ChNN explaining it, but I recall someone saying the booklet did...
by Mantrik
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 9376

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

That sounds like a really bad idea. To us, maybe, but not to them, of course. Every culture will have its own idea how to deal with the spirits and deities and have their own perception of the nature of the virus. Animal sacrifice will be a feature in some rituals, for sure. We must do what we thin...
by Mantrik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 9376

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Edit: With a different cultural perspective, Mongolian shamans are to kill sheep and burn the carcases as an offering to end the coronavirus epidemic. Hopefully too small scale to anger Mamos. That sounds like a really bad idea. To us, maybe, but not to them, of course. Every culture will have its ...
by Mantrik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 9376

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

there is a text, divine blue water, in lotsawa house that maybe you'll like. but i think that for offering specific things one must be capable to adress the specific group since some things are liked by some but disliked by others; it's a bit more complicated. there are general things like medicine...
by Mantrik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 9376

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

What do you mean with "burnt substances"? Well, we burn substances ritually - incense and other materials for Riwo Sangcho, for example. And I was also thinking of burning flesh, such as cremation of corpses. It's a bit off topic, I know, but came to mind because of the current virus problems and t...
by Mantrik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 9376

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

It is musk in particular, which nagas find toxic. Thinking of the current situation, do any incense or burnt substances annoy Mamos? What do you mean with "burnt substances"? Well, we burn substances ritually - incense and other materials for Riwo Sangcho, for example. And I was also thinking of bu...
by Mantrik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Which VPN do you use and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: Which VPN do you use and why?

Whatever you use I think your own ISP can track your activity, as can the VPN provider and your antivirus provider, and your browser. Of course, some will claim they don't - until they get caught like Avast. I used Private Internet Access (PIA) but now don't bother and accept that there really is no...
by Mantrik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 9376

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

If burning incense with animal products such as musk annoys the Nagas, how should we regard butter-lamps? Butter being an animal product, I wondered. Burning chemical laden tea lights is probably not too wonderful either. It is musk in particular, which nagas find toxic. Thinking of the current sit...
by Mantrik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 9376

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Has anyone found out what can be used as a talisman in the naga rite? DS I asked but nobody was able to tell me. It can be anything that is blessed (empowered) with the practice. In the booklet it mentions Rinpoche left a kind of wooden board in Merigar West. Does anyone know about the origin of Ch...
by Mantrik
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1060456

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Mantrik wrote: Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:27 pm Hi.

The DC has a new 'Sangha' app giving events information etc.
In order to set it up you need an 'invitation code'.
If anyone knows it, please could you PM it to me, as the alternative of visiting a Centre is unlikely to be on my 'to do' list for some weeks.
Sorted thanks. :)
by Mantrik
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1060456

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hi.

The DC has a new 'Sangha' app giving events information etc.
In order to set it up you need an 'invitation code'.
If anyone knows it, please could you PM it to me, as the alternative of visiting a Centre is unlikely to be on my 'to do' list for some weeks.

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