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by Totoro
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anyone know this Vietnamese Tulku?
Replies: 0
Views: 394

Anyone know this Vietnamese Tulku?

Does anyone know this Vietnamese Tulku? His old FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lama-Lobsang-Othsal/1423663624538592?sk=timeline His new FB page: https://www.facebook.com/lobsanglama.tamkhong?fref=tl_fr_box I actually came across his new FB page where he uses the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum Nam...
by Totoro
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4459
Views: 376826

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Isn't there supposed to be a webcast this weekend?
by Totoro
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4459
Views: 376826

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is the webcast going smoothly for everyone?
by Totoro
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4459
Views: 376826

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Going through some of the old posts here: If you receive transmission of Dark Garuda practice but not the empowerment, you can do the practice and recite the main mantra but not the actions mantras. What exactly are action mantras compared to main mantra?
by Totoro
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Breaths through the nostril
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Breaths through the nostril

Sometimes our breath comes out primarily through the left nostril, sometimes the right, sometimes equally. I read something before that this has some significance in terms of health or our mental state but can't remember much. Can anyone please elucidate on this, if appropriate? Thanks.
by Totoro
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Balancing the Three Humors
Replies: 6
Views: 2830

Re: Balancing the Three Humors

Clarence wrote: Thank you very much. Will try to find a good one here. I have both Yantra DVDs since la few days so will start doing them.
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Can you practice Yantra yoga from DVDs or does one have to learn them in person first for some sort of lineage transmission??
by Totoro
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4459
Views: 376826

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thank you Sally and Totoro. Very helpful. :thanks: We should have this for every retreat. It would be nice if the mantras were spelled out phonetically and in Wylie / Tibetan. It would be nicer if someone who has capacity could prepare a module for each practice: purpose, picture of deity, mantra b...
by Totoro
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4459
Views: 376826

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

1. Green Tara & 21 Action Mantras and White Tara mantra 2. Vajrapani - for paralysis, and other negative provocations. (Adzom Drugpa terma) 3. Red Garuda - for cancer and tumuors (Adzom Drugpa terma) 4. Blue Garuda 5. Sang purification (Thanks Sally, I thought he said Sound purification) 6. Empoweri...
by Totoro
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Who should attend DC webcast?
Replies: 71
Views: 7613

Re: Who should attend DC webcast?

\ Yes, that's the million dollar question. Fortunately ChNN answers it frequently. Rushens, Semdzins, the four contemplations from the Semde series are swift ways of discovering the natural state after direct introduction. So yes, there is great value in receiving oral transmission, symbolic transm...
by Totoro
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4459
Views: 376826

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Not just you. Connection gone.
by Totoro
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4459
Views: 376826

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The open ones you can. I'm sorry do you mean I can view the next open webcast or some previous webcasts? Because I don't see anything I can view from previous webcasts there at the moment. If I am a complete newbie, do you think it's advisable for me to take part in the upcoming open webcasts or wa...
by Totoro
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4459
Views: 376826

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Totoro, have you read "The Crystal and the Way of Light? If not I would suggest starting there. Then if you are still interested watch a few webcasts. Here is the link: http://www.shangshunginstitute.net/webcast/video.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The long term schedule for the...
by Totoro
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4459
Views: 376826

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I've recently developed an interest in DC and CNNR and would like to start receiving teachings from CNNR. Not quite sure where to start, a bit overwhelmed by the 77 pages of information here and confused by the numerous websites. My head is spinning. Information overload! :toilet: I assume for a fir...
by Totoro
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngondro Challenges
Replies: 62
Views: 7687

Re: Ngondro Challenges

I think you may find this book helpful to your situation. Dzongsar Rinpoche details clearly the pitfalls we may encounter when doing ngondro, what are the common problems to expect (very helpful when we find out that the difficulties we encounter in ngondro are sometimes 'common' and sort of 'expect...
by Totoro
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dzogchen Lineage inside Nyingma
Replies: 11
Views: 1614

Re: Dzogchen Lineage inside Nyingma

Now, the Dzogchen classification of the teachings differs from that of other approaches. The difference lies in its view that the three kayas—dharmakaya, sambhogakaya, and nirmanakaya—are identical in essence. This means that the nirmanakaya Shakyamuni and the dharmakaya Samantabhadra are not two s...
by Totoro
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?
Replies: 14
Views: 1838

Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

It is difficult to communicate with monasteries in general. They don't work like centers in the West.
by Totoro
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: 100 000 Tsog Offerings = how is it done?
Replies: 4
Views: 732

100 000 Tsog Offerings = how is it done?

Hi

I often read of 100,000 tsog offerings being offered. how is this done? Does it refer to the tsog offering verse being recited 100, 000 times, and the number of times accumulated by a large group of practitioners? Please enlighten me! THx.
by Totoro
Thu May 31, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod Retreat with Machik Rinpoche June 10 - 20
Replies: 12
Views: 2814

Re: Chod Retreat with Machik Rinpoche June 10 - 20

What you heard about him ? Somebody told me that Lama Wangdu is the lineage holder of the teaching of Padamba Sangye and Machik Rinpoche the lineage holder of Machig Labdron. So they are important lama for the people of Tingri, in Tibet. Thank you Totoro for sure I'll go to Lama Wangdu Lama Wangdu ...
by Totoro
Tue May 29, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod Retreat with Machik Rinpoche June 10 - 20
Replies: 12
Views: 2814

Re: Chod Retreat with Machik Rinpoche June 10 - 20

If you are in Nepal, I recommend you seek out Lama Tsering Wangdu if you want to receive Chod. If you are in US, http://www.tibetanchod.com/
by Totoro
Tue May 29, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Letter from Guru Rinpoche
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Letter from Guru Rinpoche

Hi Can anyone identify the passage below? Thanks. A message sent by Ugyen Padma Jungney on the 10th day of 6th month in Tiger year from South-Western land of Demons to Tibet... By the power of blessing of all Buddhas When there is peace just for a moment now All lamas and incarnations (will) go for ...