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Is Vajrayana the fastest and only way to enlightenment? Bön & Shaivism

Why is Tibetan Buddhism the fastest way to enlightenment? What is the difference of Kashmir Shaivism and Nyingma School? Why is Tibetan Buddhism faster and the only way? Tibetan Buddhism developed ...
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Are there any vampires?

Are there any vampires in any living or dead (hah!) buddhist tradition? I read that there were kinda vampires in Tibetan Bon? Not sure why I'm asking, probably spiritual ressentiment :) Peace...
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What is the relationship between Bon and Tibetan Buddhism?

What is the relationship between Bon and Tibetan Buddhism? My understanding is that Bon is a religion that pre-dates Tibetan Buddhism but is it still an active influence within Tibetan Buddhism? Is ...
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Is Practicing Tantric/Wrathful Meditation Dangerous Without a Guru?

Some time ago, I found a mala in a shop that I was quite drawn to for reasons I cannot explain. At the time I thought it was wood but as the stain wore off I saw it was bone. This lead me to do some ...
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Masculine and Feminine Potencies

In several places–for example, in texts around the Nine Purification Breaths–I've seen references to either masculine or feminine "obstacles linked with potencies" that are described as being "...
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Nine Purification Breaths and Channels in Genderqueer and Intersex Individuals

When performing the Nine Purification Breaths (I have it from a separate source, but it is close to the one described by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in Healing with Form, Energy, and Light) the position ...
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Syllables and Prayers During Guru Yoga

A while back I was at a workshop by a Yungdrung Bön abbot who taught Guru Yoga using a visualization of the Master with a crystalline body where you visualize being purified first by fire, then wind, ...