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by blackpath
Fri May 27, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nyala Changchub Dorje
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Nyala Changchub Dorje

Found this recent publication with many references to Changchub Dorje. Uncertain if there is anything new and whether its from a credible source. https://books.google.com/books?id=cLZnCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA164&dq=changchub&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjP9sWIj_vMAhXDKCYKHbnWBmYQ6AEINDAE#v=onepage&q=changchub&f=false
by blackpath
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar khyentse... monk?
Replies: 69
Views: 5813

Re: Dzongsar khyentse... monk?

...if Ngakpa garb illustrates freedom from contrivance, perhaps Western Ngakpas should best dress in jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers. These would seem to be the least contrived clothing in our society. I dunno. Right you are! But a Ngakpas' best friend are Camber #233 heavyweight sweatpants, warm, co...
by blackpath
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom by Dudjom Rinpoche
Replies: 10
Views: 2502

Re: A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom by Dudjom Rinpoche

This text is not just a commentary on ngondro, but includes extensive commentary on so many aspects of the path, from conduct towards the Guru, how to listen to a Dharma teaching, etc. etc. that it should not be missed even if one has completed ngondro long ago and doesn't plan to do it again. Also...
by blackpath
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 710
Views: 49040

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

mutsuk wrote:
Pero wrote:
Also how about Longde in general? Other than Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche I haven't seen much mention of it. I think I heard Younge Khachab Rinpoche also teaches it?
Khachab Rinpoche has scheduled a Longde retreat in Madison WI June 13-20.
by blackpath
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4736
Views: 401067

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Same here, no audio, but a good vid stream.
by blackpath
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: How long for actual Meditation...?
Replies: 25
Views: 3958

Re: How long for actual Meditation...?

I asked this recently on another forum. My Theravada friends actually meditate for often over an hour - wheras my Tibetan Buddhist friends split their practice into say 20mins prayers - 15mins actual meditation - 15mins closing prayers. Does this meant that we are not spending enough time actually ...
by blackpath
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen tantras uncreated and eternal
Replies: 159
Views: 15053

Re: Dzogchen tantras uncreated and eternal

It is insufficient to conclude the Buddha did not believe in the apaurusheyatva of the Vedas at this stage. There are hints that the buddha has demonstrated respect for the 'ancient ones' which he refered as the Brahman of past generation (not those of his time). The many stories of the buddha defe...
by blackpath
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4736
Views: 401067

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Seems to have stabilized now.
by blackpath
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4736
Views: 401067

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Here you make a universal empirical statement , that Dzogchen Community members are not Buddhists, each and every one. I can assure you that this statement is false, for I am both a Buddhist and a Dzogchen Community member. Making these types of false universal statements about entire groups can be...
by blackpath
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4736
Views: 401067

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Well it looks like that DC followers are not Buddhists, so do they belong finally on a Buddhist forum? Here you make a universal empirical statement , that Dzogchen Community members are not Buddhists, each and every one. I can assure you that this statement is false, for I am both a Buddhist and a...
by blackpath
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How are teachers like Mangos?
Replies: 43
Views: 4404

Re: How are teachers like Mangos?

As the 7th Mangoling Rinpoche once wrote in the Elucidation of the Distant Mango Lassi Lamp, "The teacher who is like a ripe mango is awesome with awesome sauce".
by blackpath
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4736
Views: 401067

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

And what is that?
System of resting in the state of dzogchen, or essence of dzogchen?
by blackpath
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4736
Views: 401067

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

the mirrored HUM gives me some trouble... :thinking: You can easily stack latin characters to create the HUM like this, and it is the same backward as forward: H U M Later, if you manage to memorize the tibetan character, you can substitute it. The more important point might be that the HUM you vis...
by blackpath
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4736
Views: 401067

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Khyenrab Chokyi Oser

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by blackpath
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Walk with me to Sengchen Namdrag?
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: Walk with me to Sengchen Namdrag?

moved 2,574 km from anywhere.
I think in the future-- might be cause to form a gar for the remote, the travelers, and the lone wolves, a virtual gar. It could be called Akashagar, gar of the ether. Like any idea, its a lot of work for someone to do to get it right. :)
by blackpath
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4736
Views: 401067

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Once one's made the purchase, how long to they typically take to send the file? I received it attached to an e-mail, 45 minutes after purchase. The PDF document has your name embedded into it, and it is password protected (password included in the e-mail. If this is not an automated process, the wa...
by blackpath
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat
Replies: 328
Views: 36514

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

Was DOING Dorje Drollo causing me to fall apart (in a bad way...)? I'm also very hesitant to ever do wrathful practice in the first place. Probably not. I think its a tendency for many practitioners to have expectations for a new practice to produce results immediately (and perhaps for some of high...
by blackpath
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat
Replies: 328
Views: 36514

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

Namdrol wrote: gro bo lot is a Apabhramsa corruption of krodhalokottara according to Situ Panchen.
Thank you for that. I'm now curious as to how krodhalokottara might have shifted (or originated) in Udyaana dialect. Hazard a guess?
by blackpath
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Transmission on the Internet
Replies: 111
Views: 5090

Re: Transmission on the Internet

received that ... the issue the webcast had these days are related to the poor internet connection at the Gar (streaming point). The webcast system relies on a series of server in US and in Europe and is able to stream in high quality video to over 4000+ user (being part of one of the biggest CDN)....
by blackpath
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Transmission on the Internet
Replies: 111
Views: 5090

Re: Transmission on the Internet

Nice! Hope that this problem gets addressed! Worldwide video and audio streaming is an interesting problem. I've been responsible for teams implementing a few different streaming architectures--and I've studied a number of commercial providers including ustream. Depending on the number of user hour...