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by Kelwin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4535
Views: 387445

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As usual, I'm amazed at the clarity of his transmission. Beyond anything. He truly is my Guru in that sense. And yet, as usual, I'm unsure how to continue in the Dzogchen Community. I practice the Short Tun, have met the small local sangha, and I know the SMS program exists. But really, what is the ...
by Kelwin
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4535
Views: 387445

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hello, I had some indications it might be a good idea to do vajrapani practice. Is it possible to do it the same way as it is done in thun with simhamukha and guru dragphur? Please pm me if this info is too sensitive. Yes. In the old short thun, Vajrapani was main male deity practice. Why the change?
by Kelwin
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Chogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Re: Chogyal Rinpoche

Thanks guys, Yeah his bio seems to indicate Rumtek and Repa Tsultrim. Those are great on any tulku bio of course. However, I can't seem to find who is rootlama is, who authorized him to teach, etc. He has a repa program for the West, which is quite interesting. I like his ideas about teaching the es...
by Kelwin
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Chogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Chogyal Rinpoche

Hey guys,

Does anyone know Chogyal Rinpoche (http://chogyalrinpoche.org/) ? And is, or isn't, he endorsed by other lamas and lineage holders in the Karma Kagyu lineage?

Thank you,
Kelwin
by Kelwin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 3 year retreat vs Daily life practice
Replies: 52
Views: 2624

Re: 3 year retreat vs Daily life practice

Just want to add that indeed most people who did 3 year retreat that I spoke to, consider it to be more like a school than a retreat. You spend all the time going through many different practices at a very high pace. Ironically, it's very stressful for many of them. Not relaxing at all. The system o...
by Kelwin
Mon May 08, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2
Replies: 28
Views: 2059

Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Malcolm wrote:
pael wrote:How long it takes to translate all seventeen?

I'll tell you when I am finished.
:bow: :good:
by Kelwin
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Won't even be able to find the outer guru anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Won't even be able to find the outer guru anymore

The Guru Drinks Bourbon, by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, page 12 wrote:Therefore, the outer guru is necessary until you at least have the gist of the inner and secret gurus. When you realize the inner and secret gurus, you won't even be able to find the outer guru anymore.
Won't even be able to find the outer guru anymore? Can anyone explain that statement?
by Kelwin
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 17th Karmapa (Thaye Dorje) has personal news
Replies: 19
Views: 1621

Re: 17th Karmapa has personal news

I'm just happy to see a beautiful couple getting married! :twothumbsup:
by Kelwin
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Incarnation of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche discovered!
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Incarnation of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche discovered!

Having received teachings and empowerment from the late Tenga Rinpoche, I can only feel joy if such a being returns. What I see here, just like in most cases of tulkus, is a kid that's being completely overwhelmed by what's happening (1:22). Not sure if I can appreciate this way of dealing with tulk...
by Kelwin
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are namtars meant to be read like Aesop's Fables?
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Are namtars meant to be read like Aesop's Fables?

Peter Alan Roberts wrote a book about how these texts have changed through the centuries. How they are to be seen as inspiring, and not necessarily as historically accurate. He uses Rechungpa (!) as the main example, but also discusses what happened to Milarepa's biographies in the process. Highly r...
by Kelwin
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Root Lama versus Dzogchen transmission
Replies: 98
Views: 5245

Re: Root Lama versus Dzogchen transmission

That's why we have ChNN. I have considered this statement, in it's various forms, to be rather annoying through the years. Dharma spam from the DC, so to speak. I have however come to understand it is actually true, and he is quite unique. At some point you may find a teacher whose mere image, or t...
by Kelwin
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 201
Views: 19332

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Wisdom Pubs has insane shipping rates to Europe, and Wisdom Books has ceased to exist. So, I ordered it from amazon.de for 24,70 including shipping. Seems to be the best option right now, for those interested.

Also, free bump for the book :namaste:
by Kelwin
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Guru Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 2415

Re: Guru Yoga

heart wrote:Yes, but once you have discovered the ultimate guru it really doesn't matter if you do outer, inner or secret guru yoga, it is all the same.

/magnus
:good:

This is a crucial point, missed by many who practice their so-called Dzogchen.
by Kelwin
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4535
Views: 387445

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Can anyone explain to me why, within the context of Dzogchen and the DC specifically, the practice of Shitro is so significant? I am of course aware of it's relation to Bardo teachings, the dying proces, how the peaceful and wrathful deities represent our whole being, etc. But somehow there seems to...
by Kelwin
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?
Replies: 271
Views: 18210

Re: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?

Actually, in regards to ChNN's son, he just argued that he is a literal reincarnation. To paraphrase yourself.. Quite obviously you do not understand the nature of reincarnation. :tongue: A 'literal' reincarnation is still not very solid. May or may not have memories, qualities, activities, etc. Ev...
by Kelwin
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?
Replies: 271
Views: 18210

Re: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?

As for the quote by Milarepa, I have no idea why that would refer to the Great Perfection? Is this the specific Tibetan terminology used here? The term he uses for "prowess" is "nyams rtsal." The term is common enough, but the Lhastun is pointing out is his use of it in connection with awakened min...
by Kelwin
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?
Replies: 271
Views: 18210

Re: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?

There is a very nice book composed by Lhatsun Namkhai Jigme which sets out to prove the superiority of Dzogchen. Perhaps I should translate it. We've all read lots of texts saying it is superior. And lots of texts saying it is the same/similair. Personally, I like Tsele Natsok Rangdrol's perspectiv...
by Kelwin
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?
Replies: 271
Views: 18210

Re: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?

Is there a difference? Spaghetti monster tells me to say 'no'. Does is matter if it's him or me? Termas are full of superiority complexes. I guess it kind of matters if it's 'just' individuals writing inspired poetry, or actually enlightened beings trying to guide us all to something better. It als...
by Kelwin
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?
Replies: 271
Views: 18210

Re: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?

Sherab Dorje wrote:
Kelwin wrote:Spaghetti monster tells me to say 'no'. Does is matter if it's him or me?
Quite obviously you do not understand the nature of Buddhist Deities.
Haha, ok, if you say so :twothumbsup:
by Kelwin
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?
Replies: 271
Views: 18210

Re: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?

I guess that's a topic for a seperate thread, but I'd be really interested to know how many people vote 'human invention', and how many people would vote 'deities teaching from another realm'. Possibly a bit of both. Is there a difference? Spaghetti monster tells me to say 'no'. Does is matter if i...