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by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1365

Re: Enlightenment

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by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1365

Re: Enlightenment

Sure meaningless drudgery is one of the faults of samsara. And that had to be recognized before one turns the mind toward dharma. But that doesn’t mean dharma is a vacation, because vacations are also a meaningless spoil of time and carry disappointments. Dharma is meant to be a joyful endeavor. Al...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1365

Re: Enlightenment

Sure meaningless drudgery is one of the faults of samsara. And that had to be recognized before one turns the mind toward dharma. But that doesn’t mean dharma is a vacation, because vacations are also a meaningless spoil of time and carry disappointments. Dharma is meant to be a joyful endeavor. Al...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed May 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kim Katami (Pema Rinpoche, the terton) dangerous?
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

Re: Open Heart/Kim Katami and Song of Vajra

Hello, does anybody know anything about this group? They will be giving lung (although they call it empowerment) to Song of Vajra and some text by longchenpa. Does anyone know anything about them? It seems kinda fake-ish. https://www.facebook.com/events/402470300219298/ http://www.en.openheart.fi/3...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 25, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12281

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

I guess it all boils down to this:

One can use the Dharma as a vehicle of liberation. Once can also use it as an identity-building project.

EOT as far as I am concerned.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 25, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12281

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Aryjna wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 5:11 pm
There are many other not restricted texts that discuss this matter in any case. If you are saying there is a secret way to interpret it where the meaning is reversed, I don't think this makes any sense.
Talk to to Elio or Jim if you really want to know, as simple as that. You have their e-mails.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 25, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12281

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Disparaging refers to pointing out the faults of these religions to their followers, being contemptuous or offensive. It does not mean one should not see their errors. In this case even bringing up disparaging other religions is completely out of place as this is a Buddhist forum. Actually, what I ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12281

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

In what way?? Which text says that we should not point out the errors of tirthika dharmas? No clue. But I have heard it, often very strongly stated, from every single Vajrayana teacher I have received teachings from. ChNN was particularly adamant here. More than once, too. Garchen Rinpoche says tha...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 25, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12281

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

To have aversions towards other belief systems and disparage them is also against Buddhadharma & Dzogchen. In what way?? Which text says that we should not point out the errors of tirthika dharmas? No clue. But I have heard it, often very strongly stated, from every single Vajrayana teacher I have ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun May 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12281

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

There's a quote by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche that I've come across a couple of times, could somebody tell me where it's from? “Most Westerners receive a Christian education and in the Christian tradition God is very diffused. God is recognized as something outside. They don’t know that God is ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed May 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12281

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Btw, Garchen Rinpoche shares ChNN's opinion on Jesus and Mary, too. As does Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. And at least one of TUR's sons. And, at least when it comes to Mary, Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche. I could go on, but of course there is no point. Those who reject these equivalencies/similarities/af...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed May 16, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12281

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Nah, not Chhimed Rigdzin. He was brutally honest. He would not have said it if he hadn't meant it. Also, when Tibetans say such things out of courtesy they make a meaningless blah blah statement like "x is a good spiritual teacher" but they don't say things like "I'd prostrate to him." Besides, a f...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun May 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12281

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

emaho wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:58 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Here's Terry on the Ditchkins crowd
Watching it right nor, excellent talk, thanks for the link!
Glad you like it!
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun May 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12281

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Remains the problem that Rinpoche's understanding of god has little to do with the christian concept of god. It has, if you read e.g. Nicolaus Cusanus, Meister Eckhardt, St. Augustin or Tillich. Or St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, and even such heterodoxy-averse mystics as Tauler. A theo...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun May 06, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule

Program for Poznan, Poland: 5th to 11th July 2018, Troma Nagmo teachings, practice and empowerment. The location for the teachings: https://www.google.pl/maps/place/Taszi+Czie+Ling+Gompa+(Tashi+Cho+Ling)/@52.4078781,16.8235865,15.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4704444e7288f629:0x640ee7695cad3384!8m2!3d52.408...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat May 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 239
Views: 17315

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

Sakyas did not have a seperate ngondro text, as such, but they always had preliminaries. The idea of counting them all 100,000 at a time seems to be a relatively recent innovation. In the past, when doing a retreat one typically did each for a week or a month, depending one's time. It seems that Dr...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue May 01, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Chakrasamvara Empowerment & Ganges Mahamudra
Replies: 23
Views: 1193

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Chakrasamvara Empowerment & Ganges Mahamudra

Are there typically daily practice commitments as a part of the samaya for receiving Chakrasamvara for Garchen Rinpoche? I remember Rinpoche saying the root samaya is Bodhichitta. As GR has said: Even though you have received many empowerments, if you understand the nature of the deity, you underst...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5572
Views: 489643

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: 5572
Views: 489643

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...

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