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by MrDistracted
Tue May 31, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4763
Views: 403982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thank you ....found it.
by MrDistracted
Tue May 31, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4763
Views: 403982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dorje Drollo retreat/webcast feb 2012 . Hi Rinpoche gave a Dorje Drollo retreat and open Webcast in early 2012, which I received. Can anyone advise if there is a recording available, or a document of some sort with the practice instruction in.... and if so where they can be found. Many thanks.
by MrDistracted
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma etiquette – the little things
Replies: 33
Views: 3456

Re: Dharma etiquette – the little things

I think it makes most teachers' day when someone makes it to them before they've been stifled by the dharma cops and have had a whole lot of insecurities projected on them. It might surprise those who take it upon themselves to correct others, but good teachers are generally fond of open and sincere...
by MrDistracted
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yangsi Dudjom Rinpoche
Replies: 16
Views: 3203

Re: Yangsi Dudjom Rinpoche

This is a recent pic of Dudjom Sangyey Pema Shepa who has just finished his 3 year retreat.
by MrDistracted
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Nyingma Head
Replies: 14
Views: 1935

Re: New Nyingma Head

I think the distinctive figure-head role has some significance and is useful as a rallying point for our otherwise scattered energies. The distinctive feature has been that we elect our "best and brightest," "most realized" if you will to represent everything that's great about our tradition. Yes, ...
by MrDistracted
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Nyingma Head
Replies: 14
Views: 1935

Re: New Nyingma Head

Something I've often wondered....why is it neccesary to have a 'Head of Nyingma'? Where and when does 'Nyingma' need representing, given that it is really just a collection of lineages with their own heads and who all take care of their own affairs. Or is it because every one else has one? Or a cont...
by MrDistracted
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen or coca cola.
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Dzogchen or coca cola.

Awesome!...in the real sense...


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by MrDistracted
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen or coca cola.
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Dzogchen or coca cola.

Cake or death?
by MrDistracted
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Defilements and projections onto other people
Replies: 48
Views: 4160

Re: Defilements and projections onto other people

The reason I can't take teachers who mix up Dharma with other stuff seriously is simply because if they did understand Dharma as well they claim, they would understand and appreciate that it is complete and whole in itself ; there is nothing that needs adding whatsoever. That's my personal feeling a...
by MrDistracted
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why end suffering?
Replies: 34
Views: 6349

Re: Why end suffering?

I suspect we've got a bit of semantic funk going down here aswell, as far as how we define 'suffering'... I've been taking it to mean being any state other than complete enlightenment. Given that complete enlightenment is our true nature; suffering is pointless. It is the product of the dualistic mi...
by MrDistracted
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why end suffering?
Replies: 34
Views: 6349

Re: Why end suffering?

yes that's true. this thread is circulus in probando. actually its just the opposite mr. distracted. i've already been practing living compassion in the face of suffering but wanted to understand it intellectually within the context of buddhist philosophy. lotwell Then I apologise for jumping to co...
by MrDistracted
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life
Replies: 17
Views: 2369

Re: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life

I agree. I've emailed the owner of the site you linked. Will post reply. This is the reply from Aloka David Smith: 'The teaching has been on the group website for some years, and from memory I found it on a website somewhere so I have no knowledge of its origin or any other information. I'm sorry I...
by MrDistracted
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why end suffering?
Replies: 34
Views: 6349

Re: Why end suffering?

We could go round in circles with this thread. The bottom line is that for Buddhist practice to really work, you have to see and experience suffering to whatever degree it takes for you to be moved on a visceral level to free yourself and others from it. So really it's a waste of time trying to conv...
by MrDistracted
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why end suffering?
Replies: 34
Views: 6349

Re: Why end suffering?

Why on earth would you want to suffer if you didn't have to? Or, more's the point, wish it upon any else if it was unneccesary? Are you saying that without suffering you couldn't experience happiness, sort of thing? Like if it wasn't for enduring winter you couldn't enjoy the onset of spring? I don'...
by MrDistracted
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why end suffering?
Replies: 34
Views: 6349

Re: Why end suffering?

lotwell wrote:Suffering is not a bad thing. In fact, it is really quite beautiful.
It's images like this that make me disagree with you on that.
by MrDistracted
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Prints
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Dharma Prints

Hi

This is connected to Dodrupchen's monasteries/centres/lineage.

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by MrDistracted
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Prints
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Dharma Prints

Did you just want to look at what was available or were you looking for something specific....when I have ordered it has been from online stores that are specific to the lineage?
I guess that's a long way of saying, what are you after?
by MrDistracted
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: 108 Springs Chod in Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Re: 108 Springs Chod in Scotland

There are wild, ugly spirits flying all over the place, and they’re making people crazy. People think it’s because of coffee that they’re thinking like this, but there are also spirits afflicting their minds. It seems like an ironic situation; as the world gets more and more disturbed and imbalance...
by MrDistracted
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life
Replies: 17
Views: 2369

Re: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life

I have wondered about it simply because it is a very 'open' teaching and I've found it to have a different style to other teachings, and I guess because I've never seen a reference to it, and i've only seen it on the web, it's made me wonder. If it's an original work then that's all good. edited 'gr...
by MrDistracted
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life
Replies: 17
Views: 2369

Re: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life

I agree.

I've emailed the owner of the site you linked. Will post reply.