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by michaelb
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: GURU DRAGPUR
Replies: 12
Views: 4653

Re: GURU DRAGPUR

Mikeliegler wrote: Do I need to do some Ngöndro before I'm ready for this? Also, I'm leaning to following a Bon lineage of Dzogchen. How does all this work? :juggling:
Best to ask your lama before you start any practice or choose to take teachings from any other lineage, imho.
by michaelb
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How they choose the Dalai Lama?
Replies: 18
Views: 3398

Re: How they choose the Dalai Lama?

I don't think you were that wrong, Greg. HH Dalai Lama has said he may be the last Dalai Lama, if the majority of Tibetans think the position has no relevance. His Holiness may be the last one. I pray he will be with us for many many more years to come and never leave us. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/u...
by michaelb
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra
Replies: 31
Views: 9518

Re: Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra

It works for me. look on the http://vajrayana.faithweb.com website. maybe something wrong with your browser or pdf reader.
thanks for the link, too, dzogchungpa. I'd forgotten about that great website.

Oh, I just noticed your edit. So it does work now. Great.
by michaelb
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra
Replies: 31
Views: 9518

Re: Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra

No. I bought a hard copy. I think you have to register with ethos to be able to download theses. I haven't used the website since it changed to enabling downloads.

You can read Gyurme Dorje's introduction on wisdom books
http://www.wisdom-books.com/FocusDetail.asp?FocusRef=36
by michaelb
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra
Replies: 31
Views: 9518

Re: Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra

Gyurme Dorje translated the tantra along with Longchenpa's commentary for his phd thesis. It is available from the British library thesis service for the flat fee they charge for all theses. You may be able to download it direct from their website, too. http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=u...
by michaelb
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dark Red Amulet: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 2528

Re: The Dark Red Amulet: Vajrakilaya Practice

I've seen it on scribd. Not that that's necessarily a good thing, but I have.
by michaelb
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dark Red Amulet: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 2528

Re: The Dark Red Amulet: Vajrakilaya Practice

I wouldn't ever buy anything from Amazon ever. They don't pay their taxes. If you're going to buy Dharma books, buy them from Dharma people.
by michaelb
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 31001

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

I think they're different letters. I would have to look at the originals... but I can't be arsed. One more quote from one of pabongkha's letters, included in Dhongthog Rinpoche's book, "A timely tongue of flame." "Presently, aside from Manjughosha Tsongkhapa's view; the views of all Sa.skya.pa , bKa...
by michaelb
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 31001

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

indeed, Cone. Any discussion on this issue is pointless, unless we use it as way of reflecting on our own responses to things that challenge us. When people identify themselves strongly with a position so that any contradiction of that position is seen as a personal attack, debate becomes pointless....
by michaelb
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lama Dawa Mirror Divination
Replies: 27
Views: 5171

Re: Lama Dawa Mirror Divination

Yeti wrote:This notice is more than one year old.
Oh yes. I didn't notice. I thought I'd be able to request a divination in a month. That's a shame.
by michaelb
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 31001

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

gregkavarnos wrote:Who is the quote from? You really gotta learn to give sources mr "b"!
I'm not sure if you're being pedantic or obtuse again, Mr K. My quote came from Caz's signature apparently from Pabongkha's "Liberation in the palm of your Hand" [sic]

ps. I would add a moronic emoticon but I'm not 12 years old.
by michaelb
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 31001

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

"Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, [...] favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest."

Pabongkha abandons the Dharma.
by michaelb
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lama Dawa Mirror Divination
Replies: 27
Views: 5171

Re: Lama Dawa Mirror Divination

Sherab Rigdrol wrote:Was wondering if anyone knew how to contact Lama Dawa, or an assistant in regards to requesting a mirror divination.
lamadawa.com
That's how to contact and request a divination, but as has been said, he is unavailable until April. I'm not aware of anyone else who provides this service.
by michaelb
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 31001

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

Source of the translation please? I'm afraid I'm not sure. I just dug it out of a load of old e-mails that I received back in the day when anyone was interested in this issue. I think I also wrongly said it was to the Chinese general, it was in fact sent to Nyu’u Tshalmo Krang. There are other lett...
by michaelb
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 31001

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

Pabongkhka's letter to the Chinese General Lui CHungtang "Although in the land of Tibet there are many different tenets like that of Nyingma, Kugyu, Sakya, Gelugpa and so forth it is only the Gelug School which establishes the unmistaken view of emptiness and the Prasangika Madhyamika system which i...
by michaelb
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 31001

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

Sorry, I misread your pedantry as obtuseness. I chose the example of Phabongka, but I could as easily chosen the Gelug sacking of Dorje Drak, which, through inspiring Jigme Lingpa to preserve Nyingthig lineages, arguably led to the entire Rimed movement. It's interesting that in trying to eliminate ...
by michaelb
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 31001

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

This isn't ancient history either. How could it possibly be ancient history? Obviously, it couldn't. I was using a figure of speech to distinguish between a distant 17th century incident (the persecution of Kagyupas at the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama) with a closer 20th century example of Phabongk...
by michaelb
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 31001

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

I am sorry if my statements are terse but when these discussions happen I often feel a sense of one upmanship from Western practitioners of the various traditions. If this was not your intention then I should apologize. It was not. I have a great deal of respect for all Buddhist traditions, it's ju...
by michaelb
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 31001

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

Sorry JKhedrup and Namgyal. I didn't mean to engage in puerile sectarianism and elicit such a defensive response . I just wanted to ask how modern Gelugpas deal with the rather malign shadow that, for example, Phabongkha casts. Non-sectarianism seems to be a perfect response. Are more troubling lama...

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