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by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche 2019, Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche 2019, Europe

A sketch of what is to happen in Valencia: ADVANCE OF PROGRAM July 16, 17, 18 Troma Drub Chod July 19 Vajrakilaya Empowerment July 20 Troma Nagmo Empowerment July 21 “Chimed Sogthig” Long Life Empowerment Tröma Nagmo drupchod A Tröma drupchod is an intensive and very powerful group practice of the V...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche 2019, Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche 2019, Europe

Well I never. We are pleased to announce a historical first visit of H. H. Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche to Europe and Russia. Program was requested by Russian communities of Dechen Daki Ling and Arya Sangha, and Rinpoche kindly agreed to visit Russia in the middle of August, 2019. H.H. K...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: HE Yongdzin Rinpoche's 2019 schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 247

HE Yongdzin Rinpoche's 2019 schedule

Do we have any information about HE Yongdzin Rinpoche's teaching schedule? If you know anything, would you be so very kind as to share? Thanks, Toby.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7331

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

It is not about culture, this is the Vajrayana path, if you do not like it practice the Mahayana, I'm not sure why people endlessly go on about it. It was the same in India, it was the same when it went to Tibet, it is the same in Sikkim, in bhutan, in ladakh, and now, America, Europe and the whole...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7331

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

In a hedonistic societies like ours, an ethical ascetic is the one displaying "crazy wisdom". :good: Cannot be stressed enough. Although, I cant agree more with saying that we should see our gurus with pure vision, however on the other hand... following a bad teacher is like drinking a poison. Such...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7331

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

dzongsar khyentse rinpoche-la makes it clear in the guru drinks bourbon? that it depends more on the student's view than the teacher's wisdom. what if these 'questionable' teachers really are sacrificing all their worldly renown and so on in order to greatly benefit those who have various degrees o...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 43
Views: 3328

Re: three year retreat experiences?

I’m going to speak Kagyu heresy and float the idea that maybe Kongtrul’s 3 year retreat formula isn’t the best vehicle for transmitting Dharma to the West. Maybe people should learn fewer practices and learn to actually master them. Perhaps something like Ngondro, Shamans & Chenrezig. As it is now ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 3655

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

i'm afraid you are applying a Mahayana criteria to a Vajrayana way. But Vajrayana is a subspecies of Mahayana. I'm sorry, my Guru told me that in the nature of mind there is no limits, and that limitations are cause of suffering and not cause of realization. And i'm talking of skillful means, not o...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6563
Views: 640660

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Florin, could you be so kind as to post the Anu one? Thanks! On Anu Yoga. You may need an account to make it work. https://vk.com/video-2312315_167192195 I also found some 4 or 5 audio recordings, two hour long on what it appears teachings on the 3 paths of liberation, some text about ChNNr's commi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6563
Views: 640660

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Florin, could you be so kind as to post the Anu one? Thanks!
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 3655

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

ChNN said many times that when you get realized you can trow everything (the teachings he was talking about) away if you want, in the mean time one needs the teaching and certainly conventional morality. When you are realised you are altruism incarnate -- and what you want is, thank goodness, no lo...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3640

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

My point here really, was that people would go to great lengths to search out and receive teachings and empowerments that was sometimes a little beyond their means. They lived in a society that supported religious vocations and the religious endeavour. We do not -- even if you are a Catholic monk i...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3640

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Also of note to remember, that back in India and Tibet, people would travel a great distance, on foot mind you; in order to just request teachings. Often bringing what they can afford to offer the Master for those teachings. The mentality here in the material West just seems so different, but I gue...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3640

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

I am sure this lama is sincere and his lineage is great but that's the question, where does the money go to? Running a monastery and other minor projects in India/Nepal/Tibet does not require so much cash. Half a million to one million dollars (annually) is huge money there. There is lack of transp...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3640

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

If that is expensive for people from usa and europe imagine for someone from a third world country I've actually seen a person say at Facebook that they couldn't attend Mingyur Rinpoche's events in Mexico because the price was so high. He also said his request for lower price was never answered by ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3640

Re: Simhamukha Retreat @ Tara Mandala, May 19-27

I had no idea about the price difference. It has always puzzled me. I have just been rummaging through my notes, and it turns out that the most expensive Dharmic event I have ever been to was Tenerife in 2013, a 15-day long Mandarava retreat with ChNN. It took about 750 Euros out of my wallet (it w...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3640

Re: Simhamukha Retreat @ Tara Mandala, May 19-27

It's fantastic that Tsoknyi Rinpoche is able to offer retreat at that price, phenomenal in fact. I would not expect that price as a standard though, that is on the low end. I have helped organize small scale retreats where we would have operated at a significant loss charging something like that - ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Dzogchen Community & Yungdrung
Replies: 50
Views: 1578

Re: Dzogchen Community & Yungdrung

I personally don't feel like I could take on Bon Yidam practices, but thats just me. Weirdly enough, I have no problem here in principle but at the same time do not really feel drawn to any Bon yidams. Which, again weirdly enough, does not pertain for some reason to Bon GY practices which I have re...

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