Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby RikudouSennin » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:18 am

makewhisper wrote:Can anyone comment, either here or via PM, on the cultivation of bodhicitta in DC practice? What practices are best for developing bodhicitta?


Meditating from the depths of one's own heart on impermanence and loving kindness as commonly taught in Mahayana.

I don't see that as being all fluffy either in my mind I see that as being mindful of our dimension and being respectful of others...as best as I can.

Also here are marvelous slokas on Bodhichitta by Vairochana:
The Song of the Beneficial Qualities of Bodhicitta Illustrated with Six Similes

Bodhicitta is precious;
like the sun and moon, giving clear illumination.
Bodhicitta is precious;
like space, having never existed.
Bodhicitta is precious;
like Sumeru, never changing place.
Bodhicitta is precious;
like a river, always flowing.
Bodhicitta is precious;
like a rainbow, it cannot be held.
Bodhicitta is precious;
like a gem, the source of needs and wants.
http://www.atikosha.org/2013/12/vairoca ... a.html?m=1
As for the substantial head of the Buddha,
I shall sever this deception which is a mara above you!~Dorje Drollo~

Given that the path can be traversed solely through this depth of confidence, it is acceptable to apply effort only with practice.
~Longchenpa~

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:19 am

Which anniversary is tonights webcast? Trying to get the right text.
May the eyes of living beings be gladdened by skies made splendid by clouds
that lightnings garland, while on earth below, the peacocks dance with joy as
showers of rain, falling gently, approach.

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Virgo » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:57 am

makewhisper wrote:Can anyone comment, either here or via PM, on the cultivation of bodhicitta in DC practice? What practices are best for developing bodhicitta?

Any traditional method can be used but bodhicitta is natural in Dzogchen practice. It just naturally arises from practice. No specific method is needed to create it.

Kevin
"When we are following Dharma, any kind of Dharma - Sutra, Tantra - most important is that first of all we know our condition, not Dharma". - The maestro ChNN

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Virgo » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:01 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:Which anniversary is tonights webcast? Trying to get the right text.

Since this is the anniversary of Adzom Drugpa, it will be the practice with Guru Padmasambhava in the form of Nangsi Silnon.

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Kevin
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Postby Johnny Dangerous » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:38 am

Virgo wrote:
Johnny Dangerous wrote:Which anniversary is tonights webcast? Trying to get the right text.

Since this is the anniversary of Adzom Drugpa, it will be the practice with Guru Padmasambhava in the form of Nangsi Silnon.

Best,

Kevin



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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby hypa3000 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:32 pm

Hi,

I'm new here

Is there an HD version of todays live stream by any chance?

Thanks

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Virgo » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:11 pm

hypa3000 wrote:Hi,

I'm new here

Is there an HD version of todays live stream by any chance?

Thanks


Not one that I am aware of.
"When we are following Dharma, any kind of Dharma - Sutra, Tantra - most important is that first of all we know our condition, not Dharma". - The maestro ChNN

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Finney » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:32 pm

hypa3000 wrote:Hi,

I'm new here

Is there an HD version of todays live stream by any chance?

Thanks

Unfortunately, the streaming quality is always low-quality SD. Technology isn't DC's strong suit. But you don't watch for clear, unstuttering video, you watch because ChNN has so much to offer. :anjali:

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Postby oldbob » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:08 pm

:namaste:


Prayer to ChNN Rinpoche on his birthday.


Long life in good health and may all your wishes be fulfilled.

Heartfelt thanks for the 120 Teachings in 500 retreats!!!

Heartfelt thanks for the 40 students who have completed level 3 of the SMS.

May all your students quickly complete the path you have shown.

Heartfelt thanks that you are still here and teaching!

How rare, fleeting and precious!

:meditate:


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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Virgo » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:43 am

Happy Birthday Rinpoche//

Kevin
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby oldbob » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:03 am

Sad to loose Enrico.
I disagreed with his management and political style but for those who liked his style, including ChNNR, he was very good and helpful.
Impermanence is a great teacher. Better to do good now!

Sincere condolences to his family, friends, and Rinpoche.

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Postby Virgo » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:14 am

Rest in Peace. :anjali:
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Lhakpa » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:28 am

Hi guys,

Is it okay (though obviously not ideal) to recite the SOV without the melody, e.g. in a more simple rhythmic chanting style, or faster, etc.?

Thanks!

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Felix » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:17 pm

Virgo wrote:
makewhisper wrote:Can anyone comment, either here or via PM, on the cultivation of bodhicitta in DC practice? What practices are best for developing bodhicitta?

Any traditional method can be used but bodhicitta is natural in Dzogchen practice. It just naturally arises from practice. No specific method is needed to create it.

Kevin


This is Dzogchen teaching. No specific practice includes no need to generate special feelings by an act of intention. According to ChNN attempts to feel compassion or loving kindness actually act against their natural uprising.

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby makewhisper » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:57 pm

I am buying the book on lojongs, semdzins and rushan. I'm wondering if I might need one of the CDs to go along with that. If so which one? Thanks vajra siblings!!

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Postby Hansei » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:55 pm

makewhisper wrote:I am buying the book on lojongs, semdzins and rushan. I'm wondering if I might need one of the CDs to go along with that. If so which one? Thanks vajra siblings!!


You don't need any CD to follow the book on Lojongs, Rushens and Semdzins.

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby TaTa » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:47 pm

Felix wrote:
Virgo wrote:
makewhisper wrote:Can anyone comment, either here or via PM, on the cultivation of bodhicitta in DC practice? What practices are best for developing bodhicitta?

Any traditional method can be used but bodhicitta is natural in Dzogchen practice. It just naturally arises from practice. No specific method is needed to create it.

Kevin


This is Dzogchen teaching. No specific practice includes no need to generate special feelings by an act of intention. According to ChNN attempts to feel compassion or loving kindness actually act against their natural uprising.


So what does he teaches in his lojons?
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby heart » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:56 pm

Felix wrote:
This is Dzogchen teaching. No specific practice includes no need to generate special feelings by an act of intention. According to ChNN attempts to feel compassion or loving kindness actually act against their natural uprising.


Never heard Rinpoche say that, can you provide a quote?

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"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."
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You will be carried away by the enemy of thoughts, like a small child in a battle field.
So long as you are not free from the limitations of accepting and rejecting,
That long will you not recognize the view of the innermost secret heart-essence."

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby heart » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:06 am

heart wrote:
Felix wrote:
This is Dzogchen teaching. No specific practice includes no need to generate special feelings by an act of intention. According to ChNN attempts to feel compassion or loving kindness actually act against their natural uprising.


Never heard Rinpoche say that, can you provide a quote?

/magnus


Felix, this is from ChNNR's "The Foundation of the path" page 64:

"The greatest help we can give others comes after having attained absolute Bodhicitta, but this doesn't mean wait until we have attained it. If I see someone falling down on the road because he is very weak and hasn't got any food I can help him up and offer him a plate of food, but when I go away that person is back where he started. It would be better to teach how to get his own food every day, and better still to teach him how to resolve his problem radically, maybe by using chudlen. But in order to teach him chudlen I myself must have the capacity to use it. So, as I continue to practice and realise something, I manage to help others more and more: in the meantime I help them in any way I can."

/magnus
We are all here to help each other go through this, whatever it is.
~Kurt Vonnegut

"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."
- Longchenpa

"Even though you have recognized your essence, if you do not get accustomed to it,
You will be carried away by the enemy of thoughts, like a small child in a battle field.
So long as you are not free from the limitations of accepting and rejecting,
That long will you not recognize the view of the innermost secret heart-essence."

-Longchenpa

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Felix » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:33 am

I at no point said that ChNN downplays or negates Bodhicitta.What I said was that he has said (in my hearing) that he cautioned us against striving to feel empathy or striving to feel compassion because it is counter productive. I am paraphrasing his words.
As he says one way we generate Bodhicitta is by acts of compassion. This is not dependant on our subjective mindset.


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