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by oldbob
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1068

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

One’s nature is individual in a conventional sense, because the individual is likewise conventional. In the actuality of the way things really are there is not any individuality, because entities cannot be established, but this does not mean there is some other ultimate substance that everything is...
by oldbob
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 38
Views: 3433

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

no problem for asking. when I say that I cannot travel I mean that right now I have no car and I have few money , just that ........unfortunately. thanks for the answer. Dear all, https://dharmasun.org/courses/38th-annual-fall-seminar-online/ Note that the first three days are free. I believe that ...
by oldbob
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Who can read Dzogchen books?
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Who can read Dzogchen books?

No more Webcast. There are Dzogchen teachers who do webcasts, podcasts and various other multi-media teachings. Books are only way to deepen knowledge for now. ...or teachings from a qualified living teacher. :good: Good post and good posts all. Again, this sort of question is best asked of your te...
by oldbob
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 143
Views: 13109

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

If Gzhon nu Dpa’ bo stobs ldan is teaching a retinue (which includes Vajrapani) that is merely an emanation of his own pristine consciousness, then when this buddha sees the appearances of six realms of samsara it must be the case that the beings in each realm must also be emanations of his pristin...
by oldbob
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seeing in the Dark
Replies: 21
Views: 2214

Re: Seeing in the Dark

I remember Rinpoche said Ayu Khandro could see in the dark. How does one develop this ability? Does it have to do with unlocking the visions? If so, which vision? Thank you. To be able of Awareness in the Dark Room is a method used in Dzogchen. The Darkness is here the medium, another medium would ...
by oldbob
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seeing in the Dark
Replies: 21
Views: 2214

Re: Seeing in the Dark

Chagdud rinpoche gained this ability during his first 3-year retreat. You can read about that in the book Lord of the dance. My 2 cents is that anyone can gain this ability by completing the practice. It goes with the territory and is nothing special. Chagdud Rinpoche was a very kindly Mahasiddha w...
by oldbob
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seeing in the Dark
Replies: 21
Views: 2214

Re: Seeing in the Dark

is any amount of dark practice advisable without specific transmission? i seem to recall someone here preparing for a weekend or so? Very good question. Probably depends on the individual. If in someones past life they were Ayu Khandro perhaps there is no problem. Always better to have a specific t...
by oldbob
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism

kirtu wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:55 pm
A Rime subforum could be justified on an historic basis (so basically as a place to discuss the historic activity of Jamyang Khyentse Wango, Kongtrul and Chokgyur Lingpa and their immediate or so disciples).

Kirt
:good:

Also true and helpful.

Bob
by oldbob
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seeing in the Dark
Replies: 21
Views: 2214

Re: Seeing in the Dark

I remember Rinpoche said Ayu Khandro could see in the dark. How does one develop this ability? Does it have to do with unlocking the visions? If so, which vision? Thank you. :namaste: to all and All. While the transmission of the Dark Retreat is currently unavailable within the Dzogchen Community, ...
by oldbob
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Shentong and Rangtong
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Shentong and Rangtong

Straight from the horse's mouth: http://www.jonangfoundation.org/views-practices Tashi delek, Thanks for posting. Yeh Emptiness as negation or Emptiness as creation that would be then the case here. Emptiness as a more creative factor is very close to Dzogchen Nature, if i understood Shentong well....
by oldbob
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism

My personal feeling is that "Rime" is not an institution, nor is it really a separate lineage of practice, so it should be covered under the general TB forum. As a movement, in the 19th Century, it arose due to very specific sectarian issues. In particular, it was largely started and encouraged by ...
by oldbob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 580344

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What are the requirements to be able to read the Precious Vase? I want to use it to get into the preliminaries in a deeper sense. After the Tsog tonight, I asked Adriano Clemente what were the requirements to be able to read the "Precocious Vase." He stated, "Sincere interest." I then specifically ...
by oldbob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism

Technically speaking it has the general tibetan buddhism section, soo... Perhaps Dzogchen is the same as Rime, because not having any capacity of description makes it beyond any partiality what-so-ever. One taste means one taste, but Dzogchen never claims even this, as it doesn't have the capacity ...
by oldbob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community - Arya Tara Practice Question
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Dzogchen Community - Arya Tara Practice Question

Hi dear Dharma brothers/sisters. Well I have a concrete question about the Practice and it is about the color of the mantra that circles around the seed syllable while doing Anuyoga transformation. I have this doubt because I never heard Rinpoche saying anything about the color of the mantra so, I'...
by oldbob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 580344

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

There is a new schedule until the 4th Nov. It's been sent in Italian so I'm sure the other languages will follow. 5pm Merigar practuce today usual. from 29 Oct to Nov 4 Webcast Practices from Merigar West all times are (GMT+1:00) [*notice time change in europe] practices will continue as follows: M...
by oldbob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 580344

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Are the webcasts over for now? I had heard mid November, but that is subject to change. The Merigar region is subject to very heavy rain and wind storms for a few days and this may disrupt transmission. Perhaps somewhere Dzogchen Masters are always transmitting and perhaps somewhere Dzogchen practi...
by oldbob
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 580344

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What are the requirements to be able to read the Precious Vase? I want to use it to get into the preliminaries in a deeper sense. After the Tsog tonight, I asked Adriano Clemente what were the requirements to be able to read the "Precocious Vase." He stated, "Sincere interest." I then specifically ...
by oldbob
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seven Nails - Shri Singha
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Seven Nails - Shri Singha

I'll third this with the caveat that Khenpo Palden Sherab, was a wellspring of knowledge, wisdom and kindness. He is missed. I would trust anything he writes about Dharma and Dzogchen and you are very fortunate to find anything written by him. Khenpola is one of the only Lamas who, when asked to exp...
by oldbob
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Qualifications of a Lama
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Qualifications of a Lama

Bodhicitta is the litmus test. Yup! To quote KDLR Rinpoche, "If you want to know why I am on the throne, look at how I am benefiting them." Also, you can look if their consorts are content and satisfied. Also, can they read you book, chapter, verse, line and word and are you content with that? Also...

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