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by Norwegian
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 154
Views: 2341

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

For the spirit of academic/scholastic discussion of buddhism, one should uphold the Buddha's injunction as stated in the four reliances. One of that apply in this, is not to rely on the person (teacher) but the teaching (dharma). Therefore your asking for authority of teacher for anything being dis...
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gyalpo spirits
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Gyalpo spirits

Gyalpo are a class of devas [...] No. Gyalpos are pretas, and they live in the preta realm. You seemingly don't even read the things you copy-paste yourself: "Gyalpo (Tibetan: རྒྱལ་པོ, Wylie: rgyal po), a word which simply means "king" in the Tibetic languages, in Tibetan mythology is used to refer...
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th

It is hard to say for sure what the commitments will be, but you can make reasonable guesses. Definitely daily Six Session Guru Yoga. Almost certainly daily recitation of Yoga of Three Purifications. Quite possibly a daily Yamantaka sadhana, if not two. Even throught webcast? All watchers are not d...
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: melong pendant
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: melong pendant

Shang Shung is out of stock, and I have wanted one for a while.I prefer to have my money go to the DC, but who knows when they will have them again. Does anyone have suggestions for other places to buy them? I saw some on etsy and other places that also have the Longsal symbol, mostly from Russia.....
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 421744

Re: Mantras and Invocations E Download

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:53 am
Mantras and Invocations E Download

Does anyone know, does the above contain only pronunciations, or pronunciations and melodies? Feel free to PM.
Only pronunciations, no melodies.
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th

Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 pm
His holiness' doesn't usually reveal the commitments until the actual empowerment.
As is normal.
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: UK football invest in Tibet water
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: UK football invest in Tibet water

I hope there's some traction in the UK and in Liverpool in particular against this nonsense. What a shame.
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 787

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

Keanu Reeves 2020!
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 787

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

You forgot Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1443

Re: Obstacle years

We're still in the age of degeneration. At the moment, yes. But it is going to get way worse, sadly. Kevin Part of me wonders if it's possible to fix it. Do we have to be so fatalistic and resigned to such a terrible fate? It's not really about fatalism, but more about how this is the presentation ...
by Norwegian
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1871

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

CedarTree,

This isn't Tao Bums, just FYI.
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins

Fa Dao wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:20 pm
From the Mirror:
China, Yichun, Jiangxi Province
October 4 – 8, 2018
Samtengar Retreat of Longsal Longde

Unfortunately I dont know if it will be webcast or not...
If it is then I think it will be closed webcast like it's been before.
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins

Well, apart from ChNN, no Tibetan teachers actually teach sems sde and klong sde in the west. So it is all kind of a moot point. Oh, yes I guess it is then. And it does need specific transmission right? Is it only given in SMS trainings? ChNN gives Longde regularly, usually once a year or so. And t...
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Bhagavad Gita 2; 11-25
Replies: 60
Views: 890

Re: Bhagavad Gita 2; 11-25

I guess realized teachers such as adyashanti must be full of BS too. Correct. Adyashanti has nothing to do with Buddhadharma. and we can only rely on old dead scriptures. We rely on texts that are actual Buddhavacana, as well as relying on realized Buddhist masters. This does not include Adyashanti...
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 267
Views: 4212

Re: Weed is now legal in California

I feel that we're on the same page in this regard, despite feeling mocked. :thinking: Anyone who thinks that American culture is merely hot dogs and pizza is off base. Pizza is Italian. Pizza may be Italian in origin, but: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza#United_States https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 421744

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

In order to read and practice what's in the Tsa-Lung book you need to have received those instructions and its transmission. Rinpoche gives that separately. Norwegian, you mean you need to receive he instructions (and that is the transmission itself) or there is some kind of reading lung, or empowe...
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 421744

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes to all. You can get everything related to Mandarava if you got the lung. Except for maybe tsa lung, I'm not sure how it is with that if you hadn't received at least lung for it as well. BTW, in the book you linked to there are no explanations, it's just a (very nice) practice text. Separate lun...
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 3309

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

Stefos,

This is the forum for you: https://dhammawheel.com/

Please note that this forum, that of Dharma Wheel, is a forum for Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. So it's expected that one discusses things here from the point of view of Mahayana and/or Vajrayana, depending on sub-forum or topic etc.
by Norwegian
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 267
Views: 4212

Re: Weed is now legal in California

When I was 19 I was in Benares and I tried this stuff called bhang. My companions and I were completely incapacitated for many, many hours. All that was left of my mind was an experience of white light. Crazy stuff. We didn't even take that much of it, the guys in the shop were doing like two or th...
by Norwegian
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 3309

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

There are three things a householding bodhisattva should not do. Which three? One should not go near prostitutes; one should not depend on a man or a woman whose practice of speech and thought differ [from one's own]; and one should not stay in places where cows are slaughtered. -- Trisaṃvara-nirde...