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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Dzogchen Yungdrung Bon Ritrit in Milan July, 4-6, 2014 - Ponlob Tsangpa Tenzin Rinpoche

Khenpo Tempa Yungdrung Rinpoche: "I recommend everyone to take part on this ritrit since Ponlob Tsangpa Tenzin Rinpoche is an excellent teacher and it would be very important for you if you would have the possibility to create a connection with him"

Ponlob Tsangpa Tenzin Rinpoche
Head Teacher,
Yungdrung Bon Academy of Higher Studies
Triten Norbutse Monastery
Ponlob Tsangpa Tenzin Rinpoche is the Ponlob, the head teacher of the Yungdrung Bon Academy of Higher Studies at Triten Norbutse Monastery. A pivotal moment in Ponlob Rinpoche’s spiritual life occurred in 1986 when he met Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, an eminent master of Dzogchen practice, and the foremost teacher in the Bon tradition. At that time Ponlob Rinpoche had the great opportunity to receive ordination from Yongdzin Rinpoche who is a holder of the unbroken lineage of vinaya, the monastic disciplinary code of the Bon tradition. Since that time Ponlob Rinpoche has been unremitting in his quest to master the knowledge and practices of Yungdrung Bon that have been passed on from ancient times to the present day.
His studies began under the guidance of Tengchen Lama Sherab Gelek Rinpoche from whom he learned various skills used in Bon practice, such as ritual techniques, the use of sacred instruments and liturgical chants. In the same period he received teachings, transmissions and initiations from Tengchen Khenpo Woeser Jinpa Phuntsok. His main focus in this early period was gathering accumulations through the foundation practices; when he had completed these he went on to study Dzogchen for three years. He first studied Bon philosophy with Lungkar Ponlob Drangsong Tsultrim Namdak, under whose guidance he studied the systems of Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen in the Bon tradition. During this time he was able to expand and deepen his knowledge of the Bon teachings.
In 1992, Ponlob Rinpoche entered Menri monastery in India. For a further nine years he continued his study of Bon Sutra, Tantra, Dzogchen, and the general Tibetan sciences under the great blessings and guidance of H.H. Menri Tridzin Rinpoche, and H.E. Yongdzin Rinpoche, along with many other teachers, first in the Bon Dialectic School at Menri monastery and later at the Yungdrung Bon Academy of Higher Studies at Triten Norbutse monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal. Throughout these long years of intensive study, Ponlob Rinpoche received major initiations, transmissions and pith-instructions that are traditionally bestowed by the teacher to students with the aim of enhancing their understanding and experience of the teachings. He is widely known for his uprightness, intelligence and his keen dedication to practice. During his studies he also found time to serve the monastic community by teaching and organising the publication of Drepoi Beltam, the monastery’s annual journal.
Having successfully completed his studies, in 2001, Ponlob Rinpoche was awarded the degree of Geshe, making him one of only six Geshe that had graduated from Triten Norbutse up to that point in time. Following his graduation, he continued to study, practise and teach at Triten Norbutse. In 2004, he was appointed and enthroned as Ponlob Rinpoche of Triten Norbutse Monastery by and with the blessings of H.H. Menri Tridzin Rinpoche, H.E. Yongdzin Rinpoche and Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, and now carries the great responsibility for maintaining high standards of monastic education and discipline. Since his appointment Ponlob Tsangpa Tenzin Rinpoche has been serving the Bon tradition, the monastery and the students through his exemplary teaching, knowledge and inspiration.
INFO: https://www.facebook.com/groups/299348020229512/

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Lemon and Other Energizing Drinks


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Is the lack of energy your problem? It's surely mine. What do you do to solve this problem? Overdose of caffee? I just can't even think about caffee. It's smell provokes cramps in my body. I began to hate it, confess...

They say, the problems are different: we need more Vit B-s, our liver and kidneys are full of all kinds of toxins and can't work normally, all our organs do not receive enough oxigen for these and other reasons...

What can help us? Natural food.
Fermented drinks like teas, kvass etc.
Honey+ royal jelly+propolis
The weight loss drink I told about in my previous post
black tea
and pure 1 lemon juice. If you prefer, you can use honey to feel better taste in your mouth after you drink it.

What do you prefer? I use all of these and those are good solutions. The only problem is they are not ultimate ones. Maybe, it's necessary think about cleansing of liever and kidneys?




Saturday, 6 July 2013

My Weight Loss Battle: Recipe to Lose Appetite

This is an incredible recipe. I would never believe that something like this can completely destroy appetite. I drink it and do not want to eat more! 

Ingredients are: 
lemon juice, cayenne pepper, honey 
mix these 3 in a glass and add good water



They say, turmeric and cayenne pepper are among the best foods for liver. So, I changed the "formula" and added turmeric, too.
Where this recipe comes from?
I had to "clean the liver": I had to drink water with salt in the morning. Than, I had to drink this juice 8 times a day. This is how I learned about this aliment. 
I do not think, it's good to drink so much lemon juice a day. And to assume so much species. By the way, I felt very very bad after the "cleaning", yesterday. Really very bad. I do not think, I'll repeat it once more. 
But I learned the recipe of this very delicious cocktail. It is is TASTY! Once a day it can be good, surely.
Give it a try. You will like it.



My Weight Loss Battle

Weight Loss became for me one of the most important things in the life. Some of you laugh about it but if you arrive at the point when the excessive weight of the body becomes an obstacle for many activities of your life and, as it is not enough, it is dangerous for your health, too - no, I'm not right, if you are obese, the only meaning of this is that you do not have good health more. It means, you have at least grave liver problems, right? So, I arrived at the point when the decision had to be made.

Three weeks ago, I received finally my bian stones and decided to begin with reflexotherapy. There are many sites and articles about it - you can see one of the graphics here (I don't know where is it from, my PC saved all the pics from the sites I visited that day), I've written some posts, too.

So, 3 weeks ago, I asked one of my friends, a doctor, to explain me where the acupuncture point I'm interested in are situated.

The doctor said me, I have to do only one simple thing, if I want to loose weight: I have to sew up my mouth. It's the only effective way and there is nothing to do: I have to eat less and have to count calories I assume during all my meals.

You will not believe me, but I began this "therapy". And here I want to tell about my way and my progresses. This is the first part. And I'll continue till I'll win this battle. I'll even begin a new category in this blog "My Weight Loss Battle" so that all the posts about it are "visible" in one click.

 From the first day, I began to write what I eat and how much calories are those meals. It's not so difficult, as I could imagine: there are special sites where it's enough to enter your parameters to have the numbers you are looking for.

Here is what we need to begin:

1 - how much calories have we to eat to maintain our weight or to lower it. One of this is http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm
For example, this site gives me these result:
1668
CALORIES/DAY
1373
CALORIES/DAY

One thing you have to understand: every site gives you an other number. Here is the other "offer"
You should consume about 1,655 calories a day to reach your goal weight of 65 kg . This is at a reasonable weight loss average of 0.46 kg per week, which should be reached by January 22, 2014.

Experts recommend weight loss at the rate of 0.25-1 kg/week. Remember that this estimate is based on your body weight, height, age, gender, and activity level. It may vary slightly depending on other factors.

Generally, women should not consume any less than 1,200 calories per day, and men should not consume less than 1,500 calories per day. 
This is from this site: http://caloriecount.about.com/tools/calories-goal



My personal results were very surprising at first: the first week I lose 3 kg. I had 82 and was 79 after only one week (78,9). Next week was not so impressive: 77,9 Now, I wait for the results of the 3'd week but I know that I turned back to 78,2 these days (I added a new program).

It was interesting, to count calories. And I did not suffer without my "normal" quantity of sweeties and high-caloric foods. I thought, it will be much more hard for me. Yes, I knew, I eat great quantities of everything and eat too often (I am near PC all the day...) but I could not renounce on it. Yes, I knew, it was mostly psychological dependence. But I could not control myself. It was impossible...

And, maybe for this reason, take this action was so easy. Now, I can not eat half a day and I do not feel necessity to eat. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Moxibustion Useful for Pains, Arthritis and Many Other Deseases

What do you think about the rejuvenation of the skin? Do you believe in all these creams? Specially those which we see in the malls? Honestly; I do not believe. And those "50 but looks like 18" without any surgery etc - I do not believe them, too. Madonna, Sharon Stone and others could not do anything with all their money and necessities of the job. What can we say about all the others?

But in the years I had the possibilities to meet people from Asia, I noticed they have the skin of the face and neck much more young than we have. Those have to be genetic peculiarities but the habits and cultural customs, I think, too. This is why, when I learned about some new for me Chinese traditional medicine techniques, I decided to purchase the tools and to try these ways.

One of these therapies is burning of the mugwort (artemisia) cigarettes in a kind of wooden box that you post on the painful place of your body.

Here are the photos about how it works.
I use it myself regularly for my neck aches and can list here the benefits we have. Together with my husband - because the smoke of the burning artemisia can inspire all who are present in the room (the cat does not like it and goes under the bed when I burn moxa)

So the benefits we have are:
we are more relaxed
we sleep better
the pain goes away (not forever, unfortunately)














Friday, 12 April 2013

"The Nomadic Sacrifice", a New Book about Chod

One of my dear friends, Martino Nicoletti, published an other book about very interesting and very popular in Europe by Buddhism and Yungdrung Bon followers practice, chod. I'm happy to present it here because I know it is priceless for those who are interested in Tibetan culture, nomadic cultures generally, and for all practitioners.


Here is the announce about the publishing of the book:
Published in these days the book by Martino Nicoletti: The Nomadic Sacrifice: the Chöd Pilgrimage among the Bönpo of Dolpo (Western Nepal), Kathmandu, Vajra Publication, 2013. In the heart of the Himalayas, some officiants belonging to Tibet’s ancient religion, Bön, undertake a long ritual pilgrimage through wild and inhospitable terrain inhabited by mountain gods, genii, demons and the restless souls of the dead. Using instruments fashioned from human bone, the officiants evoke the presence of invisible beings in order to celebrate the symbolic sacrifice of their own body (chöd) which is offered as to the spirits as food during a singular ritual banquette. Texts, diary excerpts, images and an unedited short film shot by the author retell this archaic ritual steeped in spiritual meaning. Also included is a previously unpublished translation of the sacred ritual text The Secret Wisdom Dākinī (Khandro Sangba Yeshe) by Geshe Gelek Jinpa. This publication is enriched by a DVD containing a short film by the author and a liturgical chant performed by the monks of the bönpo monastery Triten Norbutse in Nepal
 Link to the demo of the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8T4YL25-wo

Friday, 29 March 2013

Finding the Best Cosmetic Dentist

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