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by simhanada
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Five Tibetan Rites
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

Re: Five Tibetan Rites

So please tell me, 1. do these exercises improve one's health across the board and slow down aging? and 2. is this set of five exercises Tibetan in origin? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Tibetan_Rites 1. They are pretty basic exercises which I can't see doing any harm as long as one is careful(...
by simhanada
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Norbu House & Domo Geshe Rinpoche
Replies: 78
Views: 17494

Re: Norbu House & Domo Geshe Rinpoche

spot dawa wrote:lives a Dharmic life
Deceiving people is not living a dharmic life, no matter how pretty the words that spill out of ones mouth are.
by simhanada
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman dead at 49
Replies: 15
Views: 2065

Re: Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman dead at 49

Thrasymachus wrote: My philosophy is if you don't care about me, or anyone else, why should I care about you. So I don't really care about these vapid, selfish, complexed celebrities.
Of course you do, enough so to write some vapid, selfish comments on what amounts to an obituary thread. Really bad form.
by simhanada
Sun May 05, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Pero wrote:Oh yeah that's right, forgot about that (didn't know about VD though).
Just the dance of the six spaces of samantabhadra.
by simhanada
Sat May 04, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Maybe the courses are mostly YY and VD because it's a lot easier to learn this in person where you can ask questions and be corrected by the instructor . Also YY and VD have aspects parts that can be taught and practised by people that haven't had transmission. They can be good community outreach t...
by simhanada
Fri May 03, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mandarava practice
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Mandarava practice

if you're a member there are explantation of the mudras videos, a practise video and a copy of the practise text on the webcast site.
by simhanada
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lay Female Lamas
Replies: 13
Views: 1720

Re: Lay Female Lamas

Lama Lena student of Wangdor Rinpoche
http://www.customjuju.com/wangdorrimpoche/lamalena.htm
by simhanada
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Transmission of Dzogchen
Replies: 24
Views: 4570

Re: Direct Transmission of Dzogchen

Thank you so much. I'm a newbie at all this and webcast are a first for me. Can we receive Direct Transmission of Dzogchen from a webcast? Also, You can receive direct transmission during the webcast at the moment Rinpoche gives it. if I can't see this webcast live can I download it or record it so...
by simhanada
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

T. Chokyi wrote:Dear T. Chokyi,

You can't the lung from replay.

The principle of receiving transmission works because Master and students are on the same moment on the same state.

Ciao ciao!!! NN.
thankyou T.Chokyi
by simhanada
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

By the same token I may have the intention to produce a video that allows for transmission/pointing out. When does my intention end? The video provides the structure, not the transmission. If Dzogchen is beyond space and time, then how can its transmission be bound by space and time? Why is its tra...
by simhanada
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Essentially you are listening to a replay anyway. The teaching is recorded, transformed to binary and then transmitted. So drawing the line at the replay of something said a second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year ago seems kind of arbitrary really doesn't it? If the intention of the person be...
by simhanada
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Please to remember that the webcasts are NOT contemporaneous with Rinpoche's actual speech. They are delayed by many seconds. Once you understand this, then you understand that ALL of Rinpoche's webcasts are exactly of the same nature as a replay. The replays are just delayed by more time. I see it...
by simhanada
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

oldbob, what about the line, "if you haven't attended the teaching you shouldn't listen to the webcast" I guess being along the same lines of if you haven't had the lung(or at the least, given permission) you shouldn't be reading the text. I've extended that to webcasts for myself. If I'm not attend...
by simhanada
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Clarence wrote:No worries Greg. I thought Simhananda came across a little judgy.
sorry about that Clarance, one of my many foibles.
by simhanada
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

gregkavarnos wrote:And where exactly does "the Guru" say "No recordings!"?
Exactly, and why would he? It makes no sense. Rinpoche shouldn't have to micromanage all our collective neurosis. Sometimes we should just use our common sense and get on with things.
by simhanada
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It is perfectly legal. Regarding ethics, I guess what we should do is get to know what ChNN thinks of such a solution... It is too late for sure, though. I think its possible to run the risk of over regulating ourselves and also not thinking for ourselves for fear of doing something wrong. I don't ...
by simhanada
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Weird. I seem to have lost a post. Anyway, the gist of it was, Oldbob has pointed out a problem that is, IMHO, by no means imaginary and very much in need of being addressed. And it's not a problem of the US sangha only, far from that. So if there is any way in which I can contribute, I'll gladly b...
by simhanada
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

oldbob wrote: Oh come on Andrew. I can think of lots more they could do.
Have you considered joining a gakyil to push your ideas?

A lot of your suggestions are nice ideas. However, people have to implement them.
by simhanada
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401790

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Can anyone give me the full title and name of the Ter Cho-kor of Namkhai Norbu R? In Tibetan only please, wyle would work. Is there a Tiebtan Collection in pecha and/or booklet of them yet? How many volumes are in his collection. I want to make a gift of it to a kinda high Nyingma Lama that is a se...
by simhanada
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet
Replies: 116
Views: 15333

Re: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet

It has been brought to our (the general public and members reading this forum) attention once again that there are doubts about NCR authenticity. Following links on this page, you'll see the letters with translations and scanned images from various lamas. For me and many others, seeing these is eno...