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by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5458
Views: 465210

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Kyung-chen Ding-va is a Semde text commonly translated as The Great Garuda in Flight. As to whether the retreat will take place in Merigar, or indeed whether it will happen at all, I have no clue, alas. Many people would love to know what the actual schedule will turn out to be. My included. Person...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5458
Views: 465210

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone know if the June Merigar retreat is still going forward as planned? It is still on the Melong schedule but I don not see it on the Merigar calendar. I have not heard any news if Rinpoche will be traveling or not. Also, what is the scheduled teaching, Kyung-chen Ding-va, about specifical...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 489
Views: 37395

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

fckw wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Advaita Zen is closely related to both Christian Tantra and Jewish Islam.
:good:
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2017 European Schedule

The thread's title takes a step back in time.
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule

Greg, I think we are stuck in a weird time loop here ;-)
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5458
Views: 465210

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Rang.drol, TaTa -- thank you!
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5458
Views: 465210

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Stewart wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:48 pm
dharmafootsteps wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:53 am
heart wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:00 am


Interesting, what is the sadhana called?

/magnus
I'm not sure, I'll see her again tomorrow so will check then.
Hi,

Just wondering if you managed to find out any more information on this Sadhana?

+ 1
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: student-master relationship in Vajrayana
Replies: 34
Views: 1246

Re: student-master relationship in Vajrayana

Then you don't need to ask anymore questions— just find your answers in your practice. I.e., at that time one needs to rely on the inner guru. Well, the thing is, as you practice new questions tend to emerge. And then you go back to your guru and ask them again, don't you? Not if he or she has basi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: student-master relationship in Vajrayana
Replies: 34
Views: 1246

Re: student-master relationship in Vajrayana

Until he or she stops answering your questions. And if they stop? Then you don't need to ask anymore questions— just find your answers in your practice. I.e., at that time one needs to rely on the inner guru. Well, the thing is, as you practice new questions tend to emerge. And then you go back to ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: student-master relationship in Vajrayana
Replies: 34
Views: 1246

Re: student-master relationship in Vajrayana

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:01 pm
47635 wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:01 pm

How often is it necessary to see one’s teacher in Vajrayana?
Until he or she stops answering your questions.
And if they stop?
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wanting to convert,still have unexplained doubts and fears,So I found this forum!
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Wanting to convert,still have unexplained doubts and fears,So I found this forum!

if I am wrong I am going to suffer from Yahweh's unending punishments.if I go back to christianity,despite how unhappy I would be and despite my logical side always rejecting it nor agreeing with its ethics and buddhism is right my karma would be so bad I would likely die really soon,be prey to all...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5458
Views: 465210

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Interestingly I was talking to a student of Tsoknyi Rinpoche recently and learned that their group has a sadhana practice that not only includes Song of the Vajra (and the purification of the five elements), but uses the same melody. Tsoknyi Rinpoche presumably received it from ChNN though. Interes...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Boundless Vision Tulku Tsolo
Replies: 21
Views: 1159

Re: Boundless Vision Tulku Tsolo

Does anyone here have experience with this text? https://www.amazon.com/Boundless-Vision-Manual-Dzogchen-Changter/dp/1985102846/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522255581&sr=8-1&keywords=boundless+visión I havent read it but I find it quite odd that Dowman "edited" a Tulku Thondup translation. This could be...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Last Jedi? What'd you think?
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Last Jedi? What'd you think?

I think all of the complaints are fair and legit (except the porgs. Why doesn't any like the porgs?) I know exactly two persons who love the porgs. One is a Vajra brother of mine who very, very occasionally posts here. The identity of the other I have sworn never to reveal to the world on the penal...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Last Jedi? What'd you think?
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Last Jedi? What'd you think?

I think all of the complaints are fair and legit (except the porgs. Why doesn't any like the porgs?) I know exactly two persons who love the porgs. One is a Vajra brother of mine who very, very occasionally posts here. The identity of the other I have sworn never to reveal to the world on the penal...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Last Jedi? What'd you think?
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Last Jedi? What'd you think?

Was there one, or several, main points that you didn't like; ...or just, everything? I'm talking to one of my friends on facebook and he absolutely hates what they did with Luke. In addition to having seen all the movies (as, I assume, we all have) he has read many Star Wars novels and so has a ver...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Last Jedi? What'd you think?
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Last Jedi? What'd you think?

(An avid SW fan since I first saw the Return of the Jedi at the ripe age of five:) I was sorely disappointed. Really tried to like it. Could not.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Did You Eat Today ?
Replies: 117
Views: 2492

Re: What Did You Eat Today ?

Ta!!
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Did You Eat Today ?
Replies: 117
Views: 2492

Re: What Did You Eat Today ?

Mantrik wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:01 pm
Cauliflower and Leek Red Leicester Cheese bake with peas and carrots.
Wow. Would you care to share the recipe?
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 20822

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

It is probably "meant" to be confusing since it is not something that is meant to satisfy rationalising/dualistic mind. That is how I account for it on the sunnier days too. Then there is probably the issue of expedient means: different strokes for different students, one would guess. The thing is ...