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by Shemmy
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Purificatory Practices, What're the Differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: Dzogchen Purificatory Practices, What're the Differences

Oh...yes! I see now!

All questions are almost seemingly resolved by the wisdom manifested on this thread...

Marvel of miracles!

My cup overfloweth! The ramifications of these replies...

Thanks so much! No one else need answer!

Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!
by Shemmy
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Purificatory Practices, What're the Differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: Dzogchen Purificatory Practices, What're the Differences

Though it doesn't look like it's happening, I had hoped my op post to this thread could serve a couple of purposes: 1. To open up what I thought would be an interesting discussion on differences between purificatory practices, why there are so many different ones, etc. 2. To resolve some of my own g...
by Shemmy
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Purificatory Practices, What're the Differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Dzogchen Purificatory Practices, What're the Differences?

Hello Dharma Wheelers, hope your practices are going as well as mine. I have some minor issues/ questions for anyone who cares to comment on. I have not been able to work out what differences, if any, exist between all the various DC community purificatory and ngondro practices. Is it, in your estee...
by Shemmy
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5144
Views: 438231

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks Paul. I will check those out, I have a couple of DC books on those as well, Vase and the 21 Semzins. Just it seems kind of a shame that the last retreat, I am afraid, seems to have been wasted, at least on those of us with no support from a center and/or access to someone who knows how to do ...
by Shemmy
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5144
Views: 438231

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I was wondering about the last DC retreat, what exactly is the practice that was taught? Is there a corresponding booklet or some sheet? I see there was a sheet for a Longsal Ngondro from several years ago posted to the DC retreat resources page, but as it is not linked directly to the teaching just...
by Shemmy
Sun May 31, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why no Tantrism in Zen?
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: Why no Tantrism in Zen?

Ive often wondered, if the tantric teachings are the highest of Buddhas teachings and known as being the fastest path to enlightenment, why do other Buddhist traditions not practice them? Ive read that in Zen it is considered, "unnecessary." There are a few things in it. 1. First if we talk about J...
by Shemmy
Fri May 22, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Emptiness, Salvation. HELP!
Replies: 39
Views: 2272

Re: Emptiness, Salvation. HELP!

<<So, one of my biggest hangups so far is the idea that everything is an illusion i.e. "emptiness, or non-duality". I do understand that this is very difficult concept to comprehend, and takes much cultivation, but still feel that I am missing some piece of the picture that would help me a great dea...
by Shemmy
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: who is an advanced buddhist and who is a beginner?
Replies: 58
Views: 4240

Re: who is an advanced buddhist and who is a beginner?

I'm so advanced, I simply don't know where to begin!
by Shemmy
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo:
Replies: 18
Views: 5058

Re: The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo:

Yes, let's hope and dedicate to all of our teachers and friends in Nepal that they all get through this tough time. Earthquakes are uncannily unnerving even if you get through unscathed, been through some big ones myself. Thanks as well for the Adi Buddah Samantrabhadra quotes. Very rich and quite w...
by Shemmy
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo:
Replies: 18
Views: 5058

Re: The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo:

Thanks for posting this. And also, I was wondering if anyone knows, there is a Samantabhadra who is a bodhisattva as well, I believe he features a lot in the Flower Ornament Sutra. I always wonder if there is a connection between the bodhisattva Samantabhadra and Samantabhadra/Kuntuzangpo the primor...
by Shemmy
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Kathmandu-Pokhara earthquake
Replies: 9
Views: 1879

Re: Kathmandu-Pokhara earthquake

Unfortunately, in most countries in Asia, people both work and go to school 6 days a week. I hope Nepal is different.
by Shemmy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How to set a Longde daily practice?
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: How to set a Longde daily practice?

Thanks all for your contributions, comments much appreciated! It's all come together pretty quickly and very straight forward to me now as to what needs to be done on a procedural level. Thanks for the pms, all very helpful. There's no longer any excuse for me not to start. Last point by Flavio, par...
by Shemmy
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How to set a Longde daily practice?
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: How to set a Longde daily practice?

I had a question I hope someone can answer for me. I know it was explained that one position is reversed depending if it is morning or afternoon. Could someone clarify if the four positions related to syllables also change according to time of day or do they stay the same. I know they are different...
by Shemmy
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How to set a Longde daily practice?
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: How to set a Longde daily practice?

That looks like a really nice meditation stick, Somerset, great they'll cut it to size as well.
by Shemmy
Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How to set a Longde daily practice?
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: How to set a Longde daily practice?

I have a version of the Longsal text, not the one with the person on the cover. I'm not sure, but there may be two different ones with the Longsal symbol. I notice that the copy being sold in the Shangshung bookstore seems to be entirely devoted to the Vajra Bridge Longde. The one I have is split in...
by Shemmy
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How to set a Longde daily practice?
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: How to set a Longde daily practice?

Cheers, thanks Zeno! I think also there are requirements regarding the color of the gomtak/meditation belts tho, but until I can get one woven, which actually is entirely feasible at a reasonable price in my area, perhaps just some kind of yoga belt or other will have to do. It was mentioned that th...
by Shemmy
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How to set a Longde daily practice?
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

How to set a Longde daily practice?

After ChNN's last retreat, the one on Longsal Longde, I am even more interested to try and add Longde to my practice routine, Longde seems to be fantastic actually, a supercallifragilistically flabberghasting boon to our practice. Just my opinion. But all transitory and perhaps distracting enthusias...
by Shemmy
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Khandro?
Replies: 148
Views: 20244

Re: Pema Khandro?

As far as the fake lama/real lama conundrum is concerned, does it ever occur to anyone that perhaps it might be a kind of spiritual materialism you are involved with being so concerned whether the goods are as advertised or not? For example, If I receive teachings from a cheap-oh Bollywood poster im...
by Shemmy
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan language--indispensible in Tantra?
Replies: 35
Views: 4480

Re: Tibetan language--indispensible in Tantra?

Every lama seems to have a different take on it, so I'd ask your teacher. But, that said, personally, and speaking as just perhaps some kind of knuckle head crackpot, but a reasonably dedicated and diligent one, the mantric power of words is a tangible reality and an indispensible one for practition...
by Shemmy
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Questions about Longde and Semdzins
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Questions about Longde and Semdzins

Thanks A! Thats great news! Let's see if anyone has any qualms about any of it.