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by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 721
Views: 56617

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Kevin, there are of course two main Dharmas: The Dharma of Scripture and the Dharma of Realization. Longchenpa is universally regarded as being an incredibly realized Dzogchen master. It's not unlikely that he referenced passages in specific tantras to support his assertion, as he often does that, b...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun May 27, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Does poti wang accomplish the same as lung?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Does poti wang accomplish the same as lung?

To be more specific, some time ago I received some Düdjom Tersar empowerments, but either I didn’t know enough back then to recognize the lung being given as well, or maybe it wasn’t? Years later I received the Düdjom Tersar poti wang, so I’m wondering if this is equivalent functionally to receivin...
by Pema Rigdzin
Fri May 25, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Does poti wang accomplish the same as lung?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Does poti wang accomplish the same as lung?

To be more specific, some time ago I received some Düdjom Tersar empowerments, but either I didn’t know enough back then to recognize the lung being given as well, or maybe it wasn’t? Years later I received the Düdjom Tersar poti wang, so I’m wondering if this is equivalent functionally to receiving...
by Pema Rigdzin
Thu May 17, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5578
Views: 491460

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I mean that what you need in order to practice anything by ChNNR is first direct introduction, given three times a year on specific dates and also during retreats, and then you also need the lung for the practice that you want. So for Mandarava you need direct introduction and the Mandarava lung. I...
by Pema Rigdzin
Thu May 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5578
Views: 491460

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I understand that the Guhyagarbha Tantra is held in especially high regard, and was important in the development of Nyingma practice, but can we get the same benefit from practicing Mahayoga according to a different text, e.g. from the Chokling Tersar? This just means that the Guhyagarbha tantra is...
by Pema Rigdzin
Thu May 10, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: How to empower incense/food with SoV
Replies: 1
Views: 233

How to empower incense/food with SoV

I’ve heard ChNN Rinpoche say we can empower/bless incense, food, & the like with SoV to make them “liberation upon smelling/tasting,” but I’m not entirely clear on how to do this. Do I simply give rise to this intention and sing SoV in contemplation in the presence of these substances, or is there m...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun May 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Liberation through Taste Medicine???
Replies: 27
Views: 1647

Re: Liberation through Taste Medicine???

To empower incense, food, etc with the SoV and 6 syllables for “liberation bomb” purposes, is there anything more to it than simply being in the state of guruyoga and singing them in the presence of said substances? Should we blow on them afterward? Also, as the 25 spaces are related to the SoV and ...
by Pema Rigdzin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Samantabhadra, Samantabhadri, and the Basis
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Samantabhadra, Samantabhadri, and the Basis

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:07 pm
There is one Samantabhadra called Samantabhadra of the basis: but you have to understand there are five Samantabhadras talked about in Dzogchen tantras.
Could you say more about these five Samantabhadras? This is the first time I’ve ever heard this and I’m curious.
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: melong pendant
Replies: 59
Views: 2167

Re: melong pendant

Where do I go online to purchase one of these Merigar melongs some of you have mentioned?
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: melong pendant
Replies: 59
Views: 2167

Re: melong pendant

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Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:40 am
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by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN's Ati Lamgyi Ngondro: can anyone help?
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: ChNN's Ati Lamgyi Ngondro: can anyone help?

Yes! Thank you, Magnus! I looked all through the website and didn't manage to find it. Will order right now. Thanks again!
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN's Ati Lamgyi Ngondro: can anyone help?
Replies: 2
Views: 389

ChNN's Ati Lamgyi Ngondro: can anyone help?

Hey all. I've received this lung, and just now I was trying to order a copy of the printed instructions for the practice, but none are available; neither is the mp3. I'm not sure how long & detailed this practice is, so dunno if this would be feasible, but would anyone familiar with it be willing to...
by Pema Rigdzin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Not been feeling like attending dharma events
Replies: 37
Views: 1672

Re: Not been feeling like attending dharma events

I generally have a lot of the same feelings as the OP regarding preferring private practice over going to Dharma centers. The only thing anyone's said that I disagree with is the assertion that obtaining more and more empowerments, including ones we won't practice or get full instruction on, is poin...
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Looking for Dzogchen Semde material
Replies: 15
Views: 1041

Re: Looking for Dzogchen Semde material

My gurus Khenchen Palden Sherab and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal published a really fantastic called "The Nature of Mind: The Dzogchen instructions of Aro Yeshe Jungne", which is their commentary on Patrul Rinpoche's commentary on Aro Yeshe Jungne's Sem de teachings. It breaks down instructions on the nin...
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: An Instruction book Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro practice
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: An Instruction book Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro practice

Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's "A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar" is worth looking at, although it's not exactly an instruction book. I second this ^. Also, my gurus Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche & Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche wrote a great, easily digestible book on it called Illuminating the Path.
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vasectomy
Replies: 23
Views: 1648

Re: Vasectomy

Not only is the advice that it's fine to get Vasectomy grossly inaccurate, it's also incredibly harmful. Someone who has faith in the teachings of the Secret mantra, Should never even dream of getting a Vasectomy. I was present once when one of the Nyingma lineage heads was talking about various ka...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 64
Views: 2461

Re: Donating one's organs at death

So, I heard back from ChNN Rinpoche about donating my organs at death. I told him, "Giving away my organs to those in need when I die is something I'm strongly attracted to, but since death is an important opportunity for a Dzogchen practitioner, would this disturbance of the body be a mistake?" He...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 64
Views: 2461

Re: Donating one's organs at death

So, I heard back from ChNN Rinpoche about donating my organs at death. I told him, "Giving away my organs to those in need when I die is something I'm strongly attracted to, but since death is an important opportunity for a Dzogchen practitioner, would this disturbance of the body be a mistake?" He ...
by Pema Rigdzin
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vasectomy
Replies: 23
Views: 1648

Re: Vasectomy

Yes, and then eventually you have a Blood clot in your leg and can't even sit cross-legged anymore for any length of time. (Oops. TMI???) :smile: Oh sheesh, you developed a DVT, Cone? Being an RN, I’ve occasionally had the passing worry about that as it’s always a concern with my particular patient...
by Pema Rigdzin
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 28
Views: 2174

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Praying for your brother, Greg, and for you and your family!

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