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by TaTa
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: On the difficulty of recognizing the natural state
Replies: 98
Views: 27086

Re: On the difficulty of recognizing the natural state

Really great post's and quotes here. Just wanted to thank you all.
by TaTa
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer
Replies: 39
Views: 7387

Re: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer

Nop. I didnt know it was necessary. Thank you
by TaTa
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer
Replies: 39
Views: 7387

3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer

Hi. Im very fond of this prayer and i only have it in spanish. Is there an online resource where i can find the tibetan phonetics so i can chant it in its original language? Thanks
by TaTa
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Usuall gradual path in kagyu.
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Re: Usuall gradual path in kagyu.

Thank you for you answer. Im about to start ngondro, so i guess that i have a few years of ngondro ahead XD. Thanks.
by TaTa
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Usuall gradual path in kagyu.
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Usuall gradual path in kagyu.

Hi. Sorry about my ignorance. I dont know if this has been asked here before.

Whats the usual gradual path in the kagyu linage? Im talking in general terms. Just curious to know what ill be spending my time in my future years XD
by TaTa
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: SN Goenka retreats
Replies: 36
Views: 10177

Re: SN Goenka retreats

Hi. I have just came back from a goenka retreat while being a kagyu student. It worked very well with me. The technique is really well explained and the silence and rules make it more intense and serious. It was very helpfull. It helped me to see how difficult this path really is and it was a great ...
by TaTa
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Shine without objet and mahamudra
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Re: Shine without objet and mahamudra

I've been pondering this thread, because the question is a delicate one, IMO. Went back and reviewed some notes, in fact, and had a "think" about it for a while...so, here's the result. Objectless Samatha is about undistractedness. One maintains awareness of "now," and doesn't allow oneself to get ...
by TaTa
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions on visualizations
Replies: 25
Views: 4703

Re: Questions on visualizations

I cannot recommend strongly enough the book "Creation and Completion: Essential Points of Tantric Meditation" by Jamgon Kongtrul, translated by Sarah Harding, if you are engaged in deity visualization. A quote: "The clear form of the deity is the luminous appearance of your own mind, and the unclea...
by TaTa
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Problems with compassion meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Problems with compassion meditation

There is nothing at all wrong with wanting to make your life a little better! Just extend the feeling to want to make the lives of others a little better as well, knowing that all beings are looking to do the same thing but most of the time don't know what will make them truly happy. Compassion is ...
by TaTa
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Shine without objet and mahamudra
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Shine without objet and mahamudra

Im getting a little confused with this to meditations. Is it shine without object the same method as resting in the emptiness of mind like the mahamudra teachings explain?. I understand that the experience is different. One leads to a samadhi state while the other while already having the mind calm ...
by TaTa
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Problems with compassion meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Problems with compassion meditation

Grief or depression could make it difficult. Compassion begins at home. Maybe it sounded worst than it is. It was a small problem but i thought it was a good opportunity to start my compassion meditation again. I had the same problem with my tonglen practice, in the beginning it was strong and vibr...
by TaTa
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Problems with compassion meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Problems with compassion meditation

Recently i decided to go back to my compassion meditation because if thought it might help with some attachment problems that i was having. I find out that its getting kind of hard generating compassion although my shine is stronger than before. Before de compassion feel was very strong and now is k...
by TaTa
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Doing a goenka retreat while beeing a kagyu student?
Replies: 12
Views: 2315

Re: Doing a goenka retreat while beeing a kagyu student?

What does your teacher think, TaTa, if you have one? I do but unfortunately i wont be able to see him for a couple of months because he went on reatreat and the activites in my local center are suspended in summer, and i also go on a 1 or 2 month trips now. (here in buenos aires in january nobody i...
by TaTa
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moving in a rut
Replies: 13
Views: 2543

Re: Moving in a rut

I try to meditate. Thoughts 'ambush' me, catch myself, sigh, return to breath. Repeat, repeat, repeat. It feels like I am going in circles. Does this even have any benefit? I am not sure what I must do for a breakthrough. If you do it every day it does have a benefit. In my humble opinion there is ...
by TaTa
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Doing a goenka retreat while beeing a kagyu student?
Replies: 12
Views: 2315

Re: Doing a goenka retreat while beeing a kagyu student?

The only samaya i have is to recite sangye menla's mantra 7 times a day. Does it count if i do it mentaly? Or maybe i can break the silence in the reatret for that porpuse only hehe
by TaTa
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Doing a goenka retreat while beeing a kagyu student?
Replies: 12
Views: 2315

Doing a goenka retreat while beeing a kagyu student?

I'm analyzing the possibility of going to a goenka retreat although im really interested in tibetan buddhism. I would like to know how i would response to a retreat like that and im thinking that maybe it would be a nice base before going into more "complex" vajrayana practices. What do you think fe...
by TaTa
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ready for sadhanas?
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Ready for sadhanas?

From my experience I can say that an understanding of emptiness is the minimum requirement to have any success with Tantra at all. Shinay and Bodhicitta will improve your practice but mastery isn't required, just a good grasp. You can master them in Tantra. I guess that you are talking about an int...
by TaTa
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ready for sadhanas?
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Ready for sadhanas?

Hi Pema Rigdzin. Im currently finishing my first year at dharma. The last 4 months going to a kagyu center where i met "my lama". Ive talk to him a few times in private and i think he sees that im sincere in my desires to advance in my practice but i would not say that i have a "relationship" with h...
by TaTa
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Altar in Bedroom
Replies: 50
Views: 11676

Re: Altar in Bedroom

Am i the only one that finds funny that when you post a picture it says "attachments"?

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