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by magnagei
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is anyone else following this Mandarava retreat? if yes, can someone PM me or write if it's allowed what should be done differently if we don't have pills if I want to do this essential version on my own?
by magnagei
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

How does one break samaya as a Dzogchen practitioner, or specifically as a student of ChNN? I know that teaching secret teachings is one way, what are others? Are the 5 precepts included in samaya?
by magnagei
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe action mantras have specific functions. The action mantras of green Tara come to mind. I believe Rinpoche has said that if you sufficiently chant the main mantra with confidence, action mantras are not necessary. I think he said that because people put too much...
by magnagei
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Females who achieved rainbow body
Replies: 129
Views: 16477

Re: Females who achieved rainbow body

Is ordinary dying when the son wisdom recognizes the mother wisdom?
by magnagei
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Atomic/Rainbow Body
Replies: 108
Views: 12739

Re: Atomic/Rainbow Body

The Dzogchen approach to developing compassion is not to cultivate compassion through mindfulness and so on, observing how one feels, etc. The Dzogchen approach is based on discovering one's real nature. Once that is discovered, it is impossible not to have compassion for all sentient beings who ar...
by magnagei
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks Josef, so to follow up, singing things like the six syllables of Samantabhadra or SoV or vajraguru isn't a problem if someone might hear? You probably didn't mean these but just in case, the mantras in the guruyogas of Padmasambhava (done in medium tun for example) are secret. Yes actually I...
by magnagei
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Question about dedicating of merits. Are all merits always dedicated to all sentient beings discovering their real nature, or are the merits for long life practice dedicated to our long life, or long life of the master? Or sometimes dedicated to a specific purpose like in some guardian practice or ...
by magnagei
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Question about dedicating of merits. Are all merits always dedicated to all sentient beings discovering their real nature, or are the merits for long life practice dedicated to our long life, or long life of the master? Or sometimes dedicated to a specific purpose like in some guardian practice or s...
by magnagei
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is there a biography of Rinpoche? The closest to a biography that I know of is an article, Paolo Roberti di Sarsina, "Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche: Dzogchen and Tibetan Tradition From Shang Shung to the West", Religions 2012, 3 163 - 182. The url for Religions is http://www.mdpi.com/journal/relig...
by magnagei
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is there a biography of Rinpoche?
by magnagei
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: masters of the tradition
Replies: 162
Views: 18477

Re: masters of the tradition

Agreed, can't go wrong with following the teachings of ChNN Rinpoche. He gives very practical very accessible teachings. I've noticed that when I feel out of sorts or agitated it's usually because I'm not actually remembering his advice. Then after some hours maybe I'll remember his advice, and look...
by magnagei
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I've bought books from Shang Shung without being a member but had received transmission. I think that is the main point that you have received transmission. I don't know if they have become strict about being a member first, but Rinpoche is very kind and understanding of our financial situations. I ...
by magnagei
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Depends what you mean by Guruyoga of the white Ah. The CD Jikan posted is really for the invocation of Garab Dorje, which is a great practice, IMO. However, If you are referring to the "ultrashort" practice, the newish Guruyoga book is probably the best source of information. In fact if you are a ne...
by magnagei
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

You don't need a lung for the longsal one? Then why did Rinpoche give that specifically saying "Alot of people have been asking for the lung for this." I may be mistaken. What about the self-liberation of six lokas, the one with positions, does Rinpoche give lung for this separately? EDIT: By Longsa...
by magnagei
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hi all, I was reading through some old posts concerning the various six lokas practices. This is a practice that I am interested in starting right away. I missed the last day of this past retreat where Rinpoche gave a the Longsal Six Lokas lung. I have recieved transmission in the past for a practi...
by magnagei
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Just so I have this correct, Rinpoche just gave the lung for the longsal preliminary of the six lokas, but then in the collective practices book, this six lokas practice says it is also from the longsal cycle. Then I know there is another six lokas practice with body positions. Did Rinpoche recieve ...
by magnagei
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Causes for liberation
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Causes for liberation

SoV can be shared publicly? This I did not know. But in general yes, I am only referring to things that may be shared publicly. And Rinpoche was talking about sneaking nangdrol into non-practitioners food haha! Regarding that musician, he makes it blatant, I'm more talking about a normal song about ...
by magnagei
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4594
Views: 390478

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Blue Garuda wrote:Hi.

Please can anyone tell me if Khorde Rushen is in section 6.1 in The Precious Vase re. separation of Samsara and Nirvana, Body, Voice and Mind?

Thanks. :)
Looks like it yea, section 6.1 of chapter 6. Remember that rushan comprises a few practices though, don't know if I should say more here.
by magnagei
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Causes for liberation
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Causes for liberation

So I was listening to ChNN's webcast the other day and my wandering mind kept thinking about the different causes for liberation related to the senses. Since there is no Dzogchen without transmission, then beings must find these teachings, and to find the teachings there must be a cause. It seems to...