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by TaTa
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 17th Karmapa Ngondro refuge tree
Replies: 6
Views: 5480

17th Karmapa Ngondro refuge tree

Is there a thanka of the refuge tree as explained in the short ngondro of the 17th karmapa?
Im about to start a ngondro retreat and it would be very helpfull.
by TaTa
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Crying while chanting?
Replies: 11
Views: 7239

Re: Crying while chanting?

I think its a good thing but i heard kalu rinpoche said that we should not confuse it with devotion
by TaTa
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Getting moskitos out of my room
Replies: 20
Views: 6268

Getting moskitos out of my room

Any idea? I used the ninja approach, trying to grab them without killing them but i killed a few so i dont do it anymore. Im getting tired of using repelent.
by TaTa
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is spiritual progress worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4412

Re: Is spiritual progress worth it?

I always get caught up on whether spiritual progression is worth it. You put in effort to it to gain higher happiness. In ordinary life you do just the same, just with material things you work towards. And oftentimes spiritually, you have to put in a lot more effort to gain that which is higher hap...
by TaTa
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The 6 realms
Replies: 27
Views: 4459

Re: The 6 realms

If the 6 realms exist not just a psychological states but as realms so to speak, why can we only see the human and animal realms,why can we only see 2 of the 6? Because ordinary consciousness has limits. Not everything is normally visible to ordinary beings. (Also, many of these unseen beings are u...
by TaTa
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: dream yoga and supplements, pills, some questions
Replies: 30
Views: 6017

Re: dream yoga and supplements, pills, some questions

So I got a dream yoga/phowa practice teaching and i'm all fired up. I've tried in the past with teachings from books, but didn't quite sustain anything. Questions for those that do similar practices: Is there some trick (that you can publicly disclose) to lucid states other than simply generating t...
by TaTa
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where to start
Replies: 14
Views: 2163

Re: Where to start

Buddhism for westeners by ringu tulku. (maybe the title is different in english, i have it in spanish)
by TaTa
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Free of ritual" & expectations on Buddhist practice
Replies: 27
Views: 3113

Re: "Free of ritual" & expectations on Buddhist practice

I noticed the same thing after doing a goenka retreat. All that talk about no dogma/ritual ...etc ended up being quite dogmatic. Specially the part where almost every single day he says that mantras and deity visualization are not a suitable form of practice. It was to repetitive. And i also find so...
by TaTa
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I have some proof here that there's no afterlife
Replies: 109
Views: 16181

Re: I have some proof here that there's no afterlife

This seems like a go thread to post this.


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by TaTa
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I have some proof here that there's no afterlife
Replies: 109
Views: 16181

Re: I have some proof here that there's no afterlife

Besides of the obvious point that near death expirience is not death you should think that there is no scientific way of determing if there is a consciousness or not in things. This sucks. Anesthesia works with a mix of chemicals that 1: Gives you amnesia, 2: Paralyses your body so we dont even have...
by TaTa
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding One's Yidam
Replies: 22
Views: 5685

Re: Finding One's Yidam

Luke wrote: At some Tibetan Buddhist empowerments there is that event in which a lama throws a flower at a picture of the five primordial buddhas and the buddha the flower lands on is the one which the group in attendance has the strongest connection to.
I think this is done in shingon also.
by TaTa
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: meditation help needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: meditation help needed.

Maybe some shamata on the body and breath with énfasis on the relaxing aspect like alan Wallace teaches at the begining of shamata learning. This helped me a lot to set the body in its natural state.

Besides that. Stretching, yoga, good cushin and a propper teacher =)
by TaTa
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Dharma talks in Spanish?
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Dharma talks in Spanish?

Gerardo abboud has some nice dharma talks. (argentinian translator for the dalai lama)

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by TaTa
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What yidam is it?
Replies: 1
Views: 706

What yidam is it?

There is a really nice small statue of a deity or yidam in a local store near my home but i don know who is it. It looks like chenrezig but the two outer arms have a dorje and a bell. Anyone?
by TaTa
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Dhyana and the brain.
Replies: 10
Views: 3303

Dhyana and the brain.

Does anyone know if there is brain ativity during deep dhyana states?
by TaTa
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Understanding and Finding the Right Sect/Path
Replies: 17
Views: 3004

Re: Understanding and Finding the Right Sect/Path

I started more interested in theravada also but then as someone posted here the things that use to worry me are the things that i like now(postrations, tantra, prayers, devotion..). Its just a question of understanding. The thing that helped me a lot was practicing shamata and going slow, not gettin...
by TaTa
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If samsara had a theme song...
Replies: 39
Views: 6362

Re: If samsara had a theme song...

For me its ligeti's masterpiece "requiem". At least for the lower realms XD.

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I wonder if he got the inspiration from tantric rituals XD.
by TaTa
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Special shine of kalu rinpoche.
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Special shine of kalu rinpoche.

Thank you. Yes thats the practice that im talking about. I im very intrested in that practice and the lama said its good for practicing during dreams wich is good for me because i tend to have a couple of lucid dreams a week and have discusse it with my lama. On the other hand i dont think ill have ...
by TaTa
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Special shine of kalu rinpoche.
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Special shine of kalu rinpoche.

Is anyone familiar with this practice? There will be a retreat/teaching of this but im a little short of money. I want to see some coments of this practice to see if i get tempted to make a little extra effort
by TaTa
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: walking meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: walking meditation

I really recomend this. Although i only practiced it formally for one or two months it really helped my "non formal" meditation and awarness. You can do this whenever you are walking to the bus stop, or to work or anywhere. Just be mindfull of cars while crossing the street =)

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