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by Norwegian
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 935493

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

bah, in any case, point is that he wasn't traditional. He was very traditional. Just not a tradition that is common in mainstream Nyingma lineages these days. They typically follow the scheme of preliminaries, three roots, etc. That wasn’t always how Dzogchen was presented, and indeed isn’t always ...
by Norwegian
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 935493

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The source for this is the Russian Mirror. It is accurate, as I have checked it with senior members of the community who were present. Thank you very much! Would you comment something about it? It is a very weird situation. As the Community does not take an official and definitive stand for everyon...
by Norwegian
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 28
Views: 2447

Re: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism

...You are telling people not to go and meet Sakya Trizin, the Dalai Lama, and Thrangu Rinpoche, if they get the chance. If you actually influence someone enough so that they actually take your word for it, do you think the result will be good for either of you? nope, i'm not telling that. nope, i'...
by Norwegian
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Practice advice please
Replies: 39
Views: 2320

Re: Practice advice please

The idea of a Shaiva background for Vajrayana is not accepted as fact . This idea is one that Alexis Sanderson certainly is a proponent of. But he is not everything or everybody. So, if instead you read Christian Wedemeyer's "Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in...
by Norwegian
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Age of Disease, Famine and War
Replies: 22
Views: 1420

Re: Age of Disease, Famine and War

Not sure if it will help, but -- I consider myself a Nyingmapa, zero doubts here, but all the Guru Rinpoche wangs I received before the summer of 2019 I received from Garchen Rinpoche and Drupon Tsering Rinpoche. Similarly, all the Yeshe Tsogyal wangs I received before the previous summer came from...
by Norwegian
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2417

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Some questions arise though about whether there are samayas to uphold in the case where say, an individual coming from theravada is interested in dzogchen and participates in a word empowerment without ever receiving tantric initiations. Will that person have any samaya to uphold when not in the na...
by Norwegian
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2417

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Some questions arise though about whether there are samayas to uphold in the case where say, an individual coming from theravada is interested in dzogchen and participates in a word empowerment without ever receiving tantric initiations. Will that person have any samaya to uphold when not in the na...
by Norwegian
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wisdom Abounds
Replies: 34
Views: 4071

Re: Wisdom Abounds

Here is a warning about ignoring virtue and indulging constantly in vice: All things are bound up in the gods and deeply rooted in them, and through this cause they are preserved in being; if anything fall away from the gods and become utterly isolated from them, it retreats into non-being and is o...
by Norwegian
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Kettlebells - perfect exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Kettlebells - perfect exercise

I don't have kettlebells, as I'm primarily thickbar anything-and-everything (to a degree.) Got a pair of Ironmind Olympic Husky Handle dumbbells (can add weight to those, and they can hold a lot), got two sets of FatGripz, got a regular curlbar, got some very strong rubber bands, got a Heavy Hammer ...
by Norwegian
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2417

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

You don’t need tantric vows to practice dzogchen. What you need is direct introduction from a teacher that meets all the qualifications, I.e. a teacher that teaches in perfect harmony with Garab Dorjes three statements. Then later if your interested, you can discover the differences between initiat...
by Norwegian
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 2215

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

There does not seem to be unanimous agreement among Dzogchen lineage holders that direct transmission from a teacher is necessary. It is of absolute paramount importance to first receive direct introduction from a qualified teacher of Dzogchen. Without this, there is no Dzogchen to speak of at all....
by Norwegian
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 2215

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

Hello everyone, I am seeking guidance regarding my practice. I have enjoyed a one-to-one relationship with a Theravada teacher for around 4 years. I’ve been given lineage and have been encouraged to begin teaching beginners. I discovered Dzogchen roughly 2 years ago and became aware of some stress ...
by Norwegian
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Dharma Chats
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Wisdom Dharma Chats

AmidaB wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:09 pm Thank you very much Malcolm Smith for this goldmine and for the others too.

https://wisdomexperience.org/wisdom-dha ... m-smith-2/
His talks on the Wisdom Experience site are very good indeed. Definitely worth listening to. Much to digest there.
by Norwegian
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

If anyone is willing to look into practices used by Sakta-sects, there is a fascinating read on this topic by Alexis Sanderson can not open file. is it just me? If you can download the file, but not open it, try renaming the file, by removing the "ḍ" in "garuḍika" and replacing it with a standard "...
by Norwegian
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Latest 84K Sutra
Replies: 35
Views: 4283

Re: Latest 84K Sutra

I prefer to follow the Buddha's teaching from the Diamond Sutra : If one sees me in forms, If one seeks me in sounds, He practices a deviant way, And cannot see the Tathàgata. Or the Avatamsaka Sutra Response and transformations [bodies] are not the true Buddha. Why ask a question if you don't want...
by Norwegian
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?
Replies: 47
Views: 2575

Re: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?

I posted this question some years ago at a theravada forum, and the response was that the mentioned (theravada) teacher was right. In Dzogchen/Vayrayana that I later have become acquainted there seem to be a very different opinion, and since this question is still a question that often pops up in m...
by Norwegian
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 756

Re: Incense burners

When I was doing pilgrimage in Sikkim several years ago, our guide was a Lama Jigdam, a close friend of my Teacher Lama Dawa Chodrak. We offered Riwo Sangchod every day. Sometimes there was no sang-bum (sang burning pot) where we were visiting. So we would have to look around to find some suitable ...
by Norwegian
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 756

Re: Incense burners

So I have a shallow and silly question for the Tibetan subforum. I recently fed the corporate beast of spiritual consumerism and bought myself some incense from Nepal. My incense game is only mediocre, and I am only really used to the Chinese-style incense I get at the supermarket. The Chinese joss...
by Norwegian
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 935493

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

it is the idc that must adapt to YN, not YN to the idc. that is the way. when we studied the blue book and the blue print it was clear clear thar things must go in the way the master pointa out. the reluctancy to change the community and practitioners habits ia the serious obstacle here. we members...
by Norwegian
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 935493

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I think Steven Landsberg's message is very important, and worth contemplating.

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