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by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 51
Views: 3776

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

No prob. :)
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 51
Views: 3776

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

They were just the preliminaries for the text he is offering a transmission for. I *think* Vajrasattva does not require empowerment and I have studied guru yoga in a generic sense. There were no clarifications on what to practice specifically, just that they are prerequisites. At first I was confus...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 51
Views: 3776

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

I'm not totally sure everyone agrees with that. :smile: I personally do, but at the first teaching I ever attended I had a talk with one of the students of the center where the teaching was and she was adamant you need to go through the formal ritual to have taken refuge. She was a Gelug student. I...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 51
Views: 3776

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

So I think this is still on topic... I have never taken refuge to a teacher before, and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche offered them last night at the end of the teachings. I took them online but obviously wasn't there in person - however, I clipped a little bit of hair myself and touched my own head with a ...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma

thogme19 wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:08 am
Pema Rigdzin wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Considering Patrul Rinpoche's connection to the Longchen Nyingtig, if it was in fact a terma version of Korwa Dongtrug, I'd think it would have been the LN version, yes?
i dont think Longchen Nyingthig has Khorwa Dongtrug.
Yeah, just realized that what I was thinking of was Dugngal Rangdrol.
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best location for naga puja
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Best location for naga puja

Thanks again for sharing, guys!
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Requirements for Vajrayogini
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: Requirements for Vajrayogini

Ah ok, that makes sense. Thanks for indulging my curiosity. :)
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Requirements for Vajrayogini
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: Requirements for Vajrayogini

Nyingmapa here, don't know much about how other traditions do things, so out of respectful curiosity, why it is that one empowerment (ie Vajrayogini here) would have another empowerment (ie Hevajra) as a prerequisite?
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best location for naga puja
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Best location for naga puja

Bob, another question for you and Malcolm (and anyone else with the knowledge): If one has done something in one’s life to anger the nagas, though hasn’t been actively doing any such things, does it typically take repeatedly doing naga puja/apology over successive naga puja days to resolve things, o...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sang and serkyem practice
Replies: 30
Views: 5220

Re: sang and serkyem practice

Thanks!
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma

Considering Patrul Rinpoche's connection to the Longchen Nyingtig, if it was in fact a terma version of Korwa Dongtrug, I'd think it would have been the LN version, yes?
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sang and serkyem practice
Replies: 30
Views: 5220

Re: sang and serkyem practice

Is that corresponding to making an inner offering to inner dharmapalas? No, it is literally having a drink with the The Jewels and the protectors. Malcolm, I have some questions so I can begin this practice: (1) Does one literally just separately make oneself a cup of tea, put it on one's puja tabl...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best location for naga puja
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Best location for naga puja

What exactly is the relationship between nagas and snakes? Are all snakes considered a kind of naga, or are they just similar enough that nagas would feel offended like, "if you'd harm that being that's kinda like me, you'd harm me, too"?
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rudra
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Rudra

My two roots lamas told us a story once from an anuyoga tantra about a Dzogchen practitioner who took the non existence of good or bad in Dzogchen too literally, and thus forsook the relative for the absolute and went around harming and killing beings and was thus reborn as a powerful Rudra. A tantr...
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tigle Gyachen and Yeshe Lama
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Tigle Gyachen and Yeshe Lama

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:31 pm

Yes.
One needs at least the lung. Originally, Thigle Gyachen had no empowerment, but one was composed for it by Khyentse Wangpo.
Thanks, Malcolm. So if Tigle Gyachen originally had no empowerment, does that mean they originally relied on the rigpai tsal wang in Yeshe Lama for the empowerment?
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tigle Gyachen and Yeshe Lama
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Tigle Gyachen and Yeshe Lama

Thanks, Magnus, but here I’m wondering if one got the opportunity to receive Yeshe Lama before. Tigle Gyachen, does Tigle Gyachen in fact have its own empowerment separate from the rigpai teal wang in Yeshe Lama? In other words, if one receives Yeshe Lama and then wants to practice Tigle Gyachen as ...
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tigle Gyachen and Yeshe Lama
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Tigle Gyachen and Yeshe Lama

I remember reading somewhere that Tigle Gyachen is connected with Yeshe Lama; can anyone elaborate on that a little? In particular, it’s my impression that TG has its own empowerment separate from those of YL, so I’m assuming that despite receiving YL one would still need to receive the TG wang sepa...
by Pema Rigdzin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: General question re: Nyang Ral's Narag Dongtrug
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: General question re: Nyang Ral's Narag Dongtrug

Thanks a lot! I’ve been getting into this practice a lot lately, so this helps a lot. Yeah, I don’t have it memorized yet, and currently I’m doing it solo, so it’ll be a little clunky, but I’ll make it happen.
by Pema Rigdzin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: General question re: Nyang Ral's Narag Dongtrug
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: General question re: Nyang Ral's Narag Dongtrug

Thanks! Do you mean that prostration(s) is/are done at one particular point, or that one prostration is done every time the text says “I prostrate to [such and such]”? In either case, is a number greater than one prostration done? If you prefer to message me the answer if you feel you need to go int...
by Pema Rigdzin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: General question re: Nyang Ral's Narag Dongtrug
Replies: 4
Views: 292

General question re: Nyang Ral's Narag Dongtrug

I don't think asking or answering this question is a violation, as it's a very outer, general one. For anyone familiar with this practice, or similar ones from other transmissions, the question is: as the text mentions prostrating before the peaceful and wrathful deities and reciting their names, is...

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