Tibet is a land that has always been perceived as mystical and mysterious because of its geographic location, deep religious beliefs and seclusion from the outside world.
I’m someone whose very skeptical about supernatural things and really I am someone who does not fully believe in them but I don’t deny the possibility of their existence.
So here are some of the few “supernatural and unexplainable” things I’ve heard about Tibet or Tibetans from personal experience. Also I’ve posted about this on other sites and I got some feedback on other people with their own experiences of Tibetan paranormal things, which I’ll post as well.
-My cousin once talked to this renowned chef who in his youth was in the circus and they had decided to send him Tibet for spiritual training, or something like this, he had stayed in a Tibetan monastery with other monks and he said that when he was there he had seen a monk bend a spoon with his mind and levitate.
-My late uncle told me that when he was coming from Tibet to India in his teens with his family across the Himalayas, he had gotten lost in a storm and became separated from the family. He started looking around for his parents or siblings but couldn’t find them. Then he saw a bird in the sky that he remembered was religiously auspicious. He followed the bird and it led him right towards where his dad was coming from looking for him.
-Many children who are said to be reincarnations of High Lamas can recollect things like where the past reincarnations placed things and important people in that past lama’s life upon first meeting.
-I was watching Dateline, I think it was, and they were doing a special on religious powers around the world. One of the segments showed a story about a Western man who was also a doctor who went on a mountain climbing expedition in the Himalayas with a group of Sherpa’s. One of the Sherpas during the climb had slipped and fell a long distance straight onto his face and he was in critical condition on the verge of dying. The other Sherpas took him and placed him in a tent and the doctor had a look at him and he came to the conclusion that the man would be dead by the next day. At night the other Sherpas gathered around the dying man’s tent and began to chant Buddhist prayers and gradually the doctor noticed that the man was becoming more stable and by morning he was able to speak and was no longer in a critical state.
Here are some other things I heard from other people when I posted on another site:
-I had a friend whose father was in the hospital here in US, At the point of death. The doctors had given up and he wasn’t to live very much longer.
My friend spoke to my Tsawai while in He was in town. Tsawai performed Chod for my friends father. Within a short time (a few days maybe) the father had a complete turn around and was well enough to go home.
-Eating dinner with H.E. Lho Bongtul Rinpoche after the last session of teachings, there was a question I didn’t get the chance to ask during the teachings. While having comfortable “chit-chat”, He looks at me and answers the unvoiced question. It had nothing to do with conversation taking place.
-Tulku Nyima Gyaltsen Rinpoche— again at the dinner table— we get a phone call that a sangha member was on the way to the emergency room. Rinpoche softly starts praying. About 10 minutes later, we get a phone call that she is fine and heading back home.
Post any Tibetan paranormal things you’ve heard about or experienced first-hand. Also comment on whether or not you believe in these Tibetan supernatural things or people and why.