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by PSM
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 170
Views: 5703

Re: Rainbow body questions

He will insist you do a ngondro. I know..thats one of the reasons why I haven't gone there before...I have met many Teachers in the past almost 40 years...Norbu is the one that always made sense to me...the way he taught I just got it ...ya know what I mean? Yes. The problem with Dzogchen Community...
by PSM
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 170
Views: 5703

Re: Rainbow body questions

I sympathise. The lack of regular, easy access to a teacher, especially to ask questions regarding meditation experiences can be a real impediment, especially in a Dzogchen context. It has definitely hampered my practice. So, has Dzogchen always been elitist? Only accessible by a small minority? And...
by PSM
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about course
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Question about course

Daniel Aitken sometimes posts here about Wisdom's online courses. Maybe he can help.
by PSM
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about course
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Question about course

avatamsaka3 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Where can the direct introduction from him be found then? We won't be meeting in person anytime soon.
Many lamas are doing this online. I've not seen Lama Alana do it live online, but that doesn't mean he hasn't/won't be.
by PSM
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about course
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Question about course

As these are recordings, I would assume that you would need the direct introduction from Lama Alan in person or via webcast. He's a good teacher, so it would be worth it.
by PSM
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is the application of practicing nagarjuna middle way in real life?
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: What is the application of practicing nagarjuna middle way in real life?

The Heart Attack Sutra by Dr Karl Brunnholzl talks about this exact issue - how do you practice madhyamaka? It's a really good book.
by PSM
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7167
Views: 851148

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Keith Dowman's book on semdzins is good and has some comments by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche mixed into the commentary.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dzogchen-Semdz ... 709208392/
by PSM
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Dr. Ben Joffe - Dakinis, Consorts and Beyond Heteronormativity
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Dr. Ben Joffe - Dakinis, Consorts and Beyond Heteronormativity

Nearly all of the Guru Viking podcasts I've heard have been great. Shame he seems to have a small audience. Hopefully it will grow.
by PSM
Thu May 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Abhidharma for Dummies, er... Yogis
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: Abhidharma for Dummies, er... Yogis

Mipham's "Gateway to Knowledge" is brilliant. Really clear condensation of various topics.
by PSM
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The sense in long rituals for non-Tibetans?
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Re: The sense in long rituals for non-Tibetans?

You can read about the purpose of one of these types of pujas in Great Accomplishment by Tulku Urgyen. The abbreviated form of this puja is the one Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will often do before giving teachings on the nature of mind. It really helps clear the way for things to sink in successful IMHO.
by PSM
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Lamas and wealth
Replies: 40
Views: 2008

Re: Tibetan Lamas and wealth

Depends on the lama in question.
by PSM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 4417

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

https://media.sbinstitute.com/courses/dharma-talk/prophecy-received-by-dudjom-lingpa/ Lama Alan begins by explaining that rather than meditation, this session will be devoted to a discussion on the way these Dzogchen practices fit into our particular cultural and historical moment. He mentions that ...
by PSM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 51
Views: 2419

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

Stumbled on this and it seemed relevant https://buddhaweekly.com/scientific-buddhist-peer-reviewed-studies-demonstrate-buddhist-metta-loving-kindness-meditation-can-slow-aging-increase-brain-matter-decrease-ptsd-schizophrenia-ten-benefits-com/ Scientific Buddhist: Peer Reviewed Studies Demonstrate ...
by PSM
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: First rate translators in non-English European languages
Replies: 19
Views: 1248

Re: First rate translators in non-English European languages

Jean Luc Achard is a very talented translator into French. https://wisdomexperience.org/content-au ... uc-achard/

Erik Pema Kunzag, Thomas Doctor, and Andreas Doctor are all non-native English speakers, but I don't know if they have published in other languages.
by PSM
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you remember teachings when triggered?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: How do you remember teachings when triggered?

I have downloaded the CPTSD book. It's funny you should mention that as I have actually been diagnosed with CPTSD! I haven't been diagnosed but I'm quite certain I have it, though thankfully a minor case. The work of Pete Walker has helped me, anyway. His website is really useful too: http://pete-w...
by PSM
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you remember teachings when triggered?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: How do you remember teachings when triggered?

Have you read Pete Walker's book Complex PTSD- From Surviving to Thriving? I think you'll find it very useful. I work on the principle that you have to be mindful and see any triggering of the fight/flight/freeze/fawn response as it appears. It then needs to be recognized as a faulty response based ...
by PSM
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Mingyur Rinpoche - In love with the world
Replies: 18
Views: 1321

Re: Mingyur Rinpoche - In love with the world

I am also deeply interested in hearing more about the practical side, how he survived without money or clothing except what he was wearing for all those years. I find that absolutely amazing too, going from comfort in the monastery and never being alone to surviving totally alone, self reliant with...
by PSM
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1648

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

The greatest failure of him was trusting even for a second in the products and "medical " or whatever ethics of "Big Pharma", and relying on their phychopharmaceutical "medicine". This decision destroyed him and medical treatments in Canada and the US were not able to help him. I agree. I'll probab...

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