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by Pema Rigdzin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5659
Views: 503088

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I seem to remember someone mentioning a stream for the WWT on Facebook that was more reliable than the main webcast site? Or maybe that was for some other event. Is there such a thing?
by Pema Rigdzin
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?
Replies: 84
Views: 1874

Re: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?

That's right. I was quite surprised when a Yungdrung Bon teacher placed Ngondro first. Not sure why but I had thought, like ChNN, they may be 'DI first' in approach. For several reasons I didn't pursue it after speaking with him. The Nyingma approach, at least with my root lamas (not counting ChNN,...
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?
Replies: 25
Views: 725

Re: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?

:good: This helps! Thanks for the time you've taken to explain it. You’re welcome! Glad it helped. I just wanna make a clarification to something I said. When I said the main practice “doesn’t involve visualization,” I was referring to resting in the natural state, which is the ultimate point. But ...
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?
Replies: 84
Views: 1874

Re: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?

Does anyone know whether in monastic life it would be easy to focus on Guruyoga and Dzogchen and treat all the Tantric practice as 'secondary'? This is exactly the way Dzogchen is presented in all the very ubiquitous Dzogchen practice manuals I’ve ever encountered. Dzogchen is Dzogchen. Norbu Rinpo...
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?
Replies: 25
Views: 725

Re: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?

Kausalya, Also, you should know that the Dzogchen state—your own Buddha nature, your own essential knowledge—is completely unfabricated and nonconceptual. It is utterly free of fixation, tension, and unharmed by discursive thoughts. So during the transmission, know that although you’ll fabricate a v...
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 67
Views: 9416

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

Virgo wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:01 am
_R_ wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:03 am

Did he give pointing out instructions there?
The Hulk did!

Kevin...
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by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 721
Views: 57789

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: 454

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: 454

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: 5659
Views: 503088

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: 5659
Views: 503088

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: 269

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: 1748

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: 548

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: 2334

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: 2334

Re: melong pendant

Grigoris wrote:
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: 418

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: 418

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: 1747

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...

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