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by dzogchungpa
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 683

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

It depends on context. But as we are discussing a phrase used by someone who appears to like being enigmatic its anyone's guess what he had in mind... ;) Straw dogs, straw men ... I didn't know there was a difference!?!? Anyway I don't like being enigmatic but ... http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki....
by dzogchungpa
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 683

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

Straw dogs, or dogs of grass, is a Chinese expression, I think at least. It's in the Daodejing. I don't think it means the same as strawmen, but I am not sure. I am also not sure if that is what the poster in question meant. Yes, I was thinking of the Daodejing. PuerAzaelis' posts, though always re...
by dzogchungpa
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 683

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

It seems the Buddha nature in the Tibetan is similar to Brahman 'the universal soul'. It's always funny when I hear Theravada described as Hinayana. Theravadins call Mahayanists "Essentialists" for the same reasons. Unless you have straw dogs your own hocus pocus doesn't mean anything. Do you mean ...
by dzogchungpa
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center

Im a zen / chan practioner of about 20 years or so and there is a nyingma lineage center near me that has open meditation evenings starting in a couple of weeks. Despite having had a couple of nyingma friends over the years, i dont really know much about it, what kind of practice they do or what a ...
by dzogchungpa
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

In the first talk of CTR's "Glimpses of Space" one finds the following exchange:
Student: What are dakinis?
Vidyadhara: One never knows. [Scattered laughter] One never knows!
by dzogchungpa
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 683

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

CT, there's quite a bit of discussion about something called 'self' or 'bdag nyid' in "The Marvelous Primordial State", which I think you would find interesting. Here is Elio Guarisco's explanation of the term, from his discussion of the second chapter in his introduction to the book: Thus, this wo...
by dzogchungpa
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 683

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

CT, there's quite a bit of discussion about something called 'self' or 'bdag nyid' in "The Marvelous Primordial State", which I think you would find interesting. Here is Elio Guarisco's explanation of the term, from his discussion of the second chapter in his introduction to the book: In this chapte...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 683

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

If I remember correctly I saw a quote where Malcolm spoke about there most definitely being a "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism. I have a feeling I know how he meant this but I would like maybe Malcolm and or others to explain how Tibetan Buddhism and Dzoghen/Mahamudra understand Self. :) Here we go... :p...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Extraordinary Women Practitioners
Replies: 25
Views: 797

Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

Sangyum rigdzin wangmo A little more from Sangye Khandro about her, from an interview with Michaela Haas in "Dakini Power": A WISDOM DAKINI IN NEW YORK MH: Do you have any women teachers? SK : I have the greatest devotion for Dudjom Rinpoche’s consort, Sangyum Kusho Rigdzin Wangmo, who is one of my...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 106
Views: 1785

Re: Random Thoughts

Okay. Whatever. :smile: I realize now, for understanding this joke one has to know these kids... How they enjoy to write something naughty and how they hate fish & onion. :lol: So, it's not possible to translate anyhow. .... edit: Now I see. The meaning is: "The one who reads this smells like fish ...
by dzogchungpa
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 65
Views: 2134

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Maybe not, but you're a semi-famous person, especially in the Buddhist scene, have written some books, done translations, so if not a "public" person per se, something pretty close where someone might want to write a bio / wikipedia article, amazon.com bio, etc one day, so was curious. I discourage...
by dzogchungpa
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 65
Views: 2134

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

What we really need is a DW rating system, kind of like what they have for chess.
by dzogchungpa
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Extraordinary Women Practitioners
Replies: 25
Views: 797

Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:43 pm
Sangyum rigdzin wangmo

One of the goodlookin' caucasian ladies pictured above speaks about her in this video:





See also: http://www.tersar.org/sangyum-rikzin-wangmo/
by dzogchungpa
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?

The books Norbu Rinpoche wrote that had the greatest impact on me personally were the Song of the Vajra commentary, the Precious Vase, and Crystal. Other than what's in the editor's note in the 2000 version of Crystal, are there any other differences between that Snow Lion version and the original ...
by dzogchungpa
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 106
Views: 1785

Re: Random Thoughts

TharpaChodron wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:50 am
My little town with no Dharma centers or anything just had a screening of the documentary "Walk with Me" at the local movie theater. Quite a nice film, I really enjoyed it.

"Fire Walk with Me" is more my kind of thing.
by dzogchungpa
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 28
Views: 1341

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Rick, I believe you feel a connection with Anam Thubten. If you become a member of the Dharmata Foundation you can participate in his live broadcasts, which take place about twice a month. Why don't you try that and see what your experience is like? Yes, I consider him to be my root teacher, did tw...
by dzogchungpa
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 28
Views: 1341

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Rick, I believe you feel a connection with Anam Thubten. If you become a member of the Dharmata Foundation you can participate in his live broadcasts, which take place about twice a month. Why don't you try that and see what your experience is like?
by dzogchungpa
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dharmata teachings.
Replies: 144
Views: 25029

Re: Dharmata teachings.

A dialogue with Fleet Maull:



This is part of the Reality Summity.
by dzogchungpa
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 61
Views: 1784

Re: Dakini Script?

There have actually been at least two female tertons, namely Sera Khandro and Tare Lhamo. And Ayu Khandro. /magnus Do all of them have current incarnations? Apparently Tare Lhamo was actually considered to be one of Sera Khandro's incarnations, as is Chatral Rinpoche's daughter Saraswati. One of th...