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by SkyDragon3
Sun May 03, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5496

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

https://media.sbinstitute.com/courses/dharma-talk/prophecy-received-by-dudjom-lingpa/ Therefore, he urges those who can commit fully to such a path to do so, and those who at the moment cannot, to support those pursuing this sublime state of realization. This last point resonated with me. Can anyon...
by SkyDragon3
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: First rate translators in non-English European languages
Replies: 19
Views: 1642

Re: First rate translators in non-English European languages

It seems my question was not clear. I am aware there are existing English translations of the texts I mentioned, but there seems some debate as to the accuracy of the translations. From forums here and elsewhere I have read that new translations are being prepared for some of these texts and I assum...
by SkyDragon3
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: First rate translators in non-English European languages
Replies: 19
Views: 1642

Re: First rate translators in non-English European languages

May I ask if having an effective English translation of the 17 Dzogchen Tantras, or the Yeshe Lama, is expected to facilitate western students to obtain total transmission of these teachings? I ask because I am aware that some of the presently available translations are fairly widely circulated outs...
by SkyDragon3
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Inexpressibility and Precious Word Empowerment
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: Inexpressibility and Precious Word Empowerment

When one has the direct experience of realization, all those quotes about inexpressibile, inconceivable make sense, absolutely. The difficulty arises when one uses the ordinary mind, with ordinary logic to attempt to make sense of the statements. A closer read of your quote actually reveals this. Th...
by SkyDragon3
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: meet the old masters now, before they're gone
Replies: 30
Views: 4994

Re: meet the old masters now, before they're gone

In the spirit of this thread, I share this. How I met with Namkhai Norbu, as a teacher. In about 1995, my son age 16+ announced that perhaps he should become a buddhist monk. This was surprising, as he was not buddhist, although I had been following Tibetan buddhism for many years. I then was lookin...
by SkyDragon3
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: We Will Meet Again in the Land of the Dakini (1994)
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: We Will Meet Again in the Land of the Dakini (1994)

This has been widely available in the file sharing community for many years. There is a series of these videos from the same source which are shared. I managed to purchase a few while still available, many years ago. The quality is rather poor, but the contents are great.
by SkyDragon3
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 102
Views: 21852

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

Ignorant_Fool wrote: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:48 pm Also, I would like to contribute to the organisational expenses of this transmission - is there a way I can do this online?
I would also like to contribute, if that is possible.
by SkyDragon3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa and samantabhadra books
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Longchenpa and samantabhadra books

Other books on the life of Longchenpa:

Jampa Mackenzie Stewart - The Life of Longchenpa: The Omniscient Dharma King of the Vast Expanse (2013).

Also : Gidi Ifergan - The Man from Samye: Longchenpa on Praxis, its Negation and Liberation (2014).

Maybe they will be helpful for you.
by SkyDragon3
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 14
Views: 1836

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

Perhaps this quote from Longchenpa helps: I apologize for the lack of indent. I cannot find how to implement it here. The Verses of Longchen Rabjam Enlightened mind is naturally, primordially pure. Within reality itself, there is no sending off or leaving be, no coming or going, there is no accompli...
by SkyDragon3
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 77
Views: 9010

Re: What is Dzogchen?

My understanding of the dzogchen state is that it is beyond concepts, so clearly is not reached by arguing over the definition of words. I came across this short verse which seems helpful with this, for me: Concepts We know hot, because we know cold, We know weak, because we know bold, We know low, ...
by SkyDragon3
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life
Replies: 21
Views: 6269

Re: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life

In reference to the origins of the chapter "The Way of Maha Ati" by Chogyam Trungpa and Rigdzin Shikpo, this forum topic may also be of interest: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=7741 Excerpt: In The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume One, pp. 461-465, there is a short article ascribe...
by SkyDragon3
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 6159

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

My experience with dharma practice has been to fall into different stages with somewhat of a shock. The results always needed sometime (like months) to assimilate. This gives time to consider how my view up to then needed to be recalibrated, to more accurately incorporate what is true. This is an or...
by SkyDragon3
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 3399

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

All good posts (words) on a subject that defies language. :twothumbsup: :good: :twothumbsup: So we are reading all these precious "secret" Dzogchen books only to go beyond all words. So we are defending our strongly held partizan Dzogchen views on DW, using many, many words, only to wind up where t...
by SkyDragon3
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 137
Views: 26300

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

Dear students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbus' teachings, I don't know much about Buddhism, but I am sure, that Namkhai Norbu was a big teacher with a lot of knowlegde and that he brought much inspiration to the ones, who listened to him. I have a question and it shouldn't be disrespectful regarding the ...
by SkyDragon3
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7606
Views: 932690

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

lelopa wrote: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:58 am
climb-up wrote: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:39 pm Is there's a key to all of the masters in the thanka?
the names of the masters are written on the thangka.
so we need only a higher resolution for making a key....
The names are in Tibetan, yellow or gold colour, but not clear enough to read. I doubt a higher resolution image is available.
by SkyDragon3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?
Replies: 12
Views: 2498

Re: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?

My experience has been in Buddhist traditions first, through Gelugpa, then Nyingma, then Dzogchen and Namkhai Norbu. By then I realised the rime (rimay) tradition appealed to me most. With my exposure to Bon teachings, I found the different deities, lineages and whatever all served to add confusion,...
by SkyDragon3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller
Replies: 83
Views: 15776

Re: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller

I have it on good authority Eric Fry-Miller has re-emerged and may begin to fill book orders once again. He has been in retreat, overseas. He has plans to alter the site, so this may take some time.
by SkyDragon3
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller
Replies: 83
Views: 15776

Re: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller

Can't speak of the value but a friend of a friend recently published the following, FWIW: https://www.amazon.com/Man-Samye-Longchenpa-Negation-Liberation/dp/8177421328/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF88177421328 Just out of interest, I recently attended a series of talks by the author of this wor...
by SkyDragon3
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller
Replies: 83
Views: 15776

Re: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller

I also attempted to purchase from the website, but it seems the whole site is now just an illusion. It was reported that my payment was processed, and I received an email to confirm that, but no actual payment was transacted. Several emails I sent appeared to be received, but no response was sent to...

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