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by oldbob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6060
Views: 543676

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4052&start=5920#p465509 The Guru Yoga here is ChNNR's usage - being in the state of natural awareness. This is what is called for when anyone is dying. If you are distracted, then Shitro, or other practices as the DC websites suggest are fine. Do your bes...
by oldbob
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Earthquake Victims on Lombok
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Buddhist Earthquake Victims on Lombok

Greetings everyone, You probably heard about the terrible 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Lombok island, Indonesia, one week ago. It caused general destruction and loss of life on the whole island, with strong aftershocks continuing. Confirmed deaths were 347 by yesterday. You may not know that there is...
by oldbob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6060
Views: 543676

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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by oldbob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6060
Views: 543676

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Very nice teachings by the Italian Brothers and Sisters! :good: Yes, there are many long time practitioners who have achieved something from their practice that would be useful to share. While Elio and Adriano are known outside of Merigar, the others are not. These are all outstanding practitioners...
by oldbob
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6060
Views: 543676

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

http://melong.com/jin-dag-generosity-in-action/ "But when we think a little of ancient times and how it [Buddhism] started, there is a possibility that we can go in that same way. The teachings are for people who are interested, not only for people who have money." This quote is from Rinpoche's Melo...
by oldbob
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6060
Views: 543676

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

:namaste: Further thoughts on equal access to the Teachings. http://melong.com/jin-dag-generosity-in-action/ "But when we think a little of ancient times and how it [Buddhism] started, there is a possibility that we can go in that same way. The teachings are for people who are interested, not only f...
by oldbob
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: A question on malas
Replies: 14
Views: 1644

Re: A question on malas

Hello Everyone, I recite several different mantras and have set goals of 100,000 recitations per mantra for myself. My question is should I have a single mala, with counters, for each mantra or should I just stick with a single mala for all mantras and attach multiple counters? Thank you in advance...
by oldbob
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6060
Views: 543676

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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by oldbob
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 24
Views: 1025

Re: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?

[Split from Yidam and Dzogchen ] How it is possible? Is it somehow related to “Youthful Vase Body” (Wyl. Gzhon-Nu Bum-sku) which can be "broken" even after the buddhahood, when from it will arise the Appearances of the Basis (Wyl. Gzhi-sNang) and they will be not spontaneously accomplished (Wyl. Lh...
by oldbob
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?
Replies: 87
Views: 2826

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

@oldbob and you were the lucky one? Maybe you have me confused with someone else. https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Madman-Sublime-Drukpa-Kunley/dp/8177690132/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1532388508&sr=1-2&keywords=drukpa+kunley Or Aku Tenba - If anyone has a pdf, or other source of the Aku Tenba sto...
by oldbob
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

Just remember, the ultimate aim is to cut through attachment. I recall a Lama saying that the reason a kangling was first used was that the chodpa was in a cemetery and felt the need to call on the guests, so he picked up the first thing he could find as a horn, and it happened to be a thighbone! A...
by oldbob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6060
Views: 543676

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Releasing animals "To The Spiritual Master, Buddha of Infinite Life, Amitayus, And to his bodhisattva disciples, I bow. I will now briefly explain the benefits Of ransoming and releasing animals. To ransom and release animals Constitutes a flawless practice To be done with pure motivation and applie...
by oldbob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6060
Views: 543676

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

When practitioners from various countries asked what practices they could do for my illness, I replied that they should do Vajrasattva purification and Ganapuja. I did not tell them to do long-life practice for me. Why? Because first the weak points had to be healed. If we do not know how to work o...
by oldbob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 9229

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

From: http://www.purifymind.com/AdviceFromHeart.htm Ven. Longchenpa Sixteenth Advice Concerning the third initiation, there is the descending of the essence and so on. One may think that the way of the other's body will lead to outstanding progress. But on this path of the impure many great meditato...
by oldbob
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 9229

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

Delicate personal matter. Perhaps best spoken with your own teacher, privately, at the right time and in a suitable context. That said. I heard from several sources that when HH Dudjom Rinpoche was asked a similar question he replied, "any hole will do." That said. The profound danger of AIDS in thi...
by oldbob
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 56
Views: 2062

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

Good posts all - especially pemachophels. This is a question that everyone who is a practitioner - who aspires to realization - must face and solve for themselves. My 2 cents, Just go for it as you are able, and see what happens. Do something / anything towards your aspiration. One step leads to ano...
by oldbob
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6060
Views: 543676

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I do hope we in the dc succed in this, so many total realized beings appears from the west and the transmission keep living in a continuous way. for acceptance, much work is needed as a comunitary behaviour that reflects the development of a primordial practice. enthusiasm is not enough. Im sure th...
by oldbob
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 61620

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Can someone comment abit about the relationship between practising yidams and dzogchen? What is the common trend now? Do we need to practise yidam in order to practise dzogchen and how many yidams, dakinis and protectors do we need? any related comments or experiences in this area thanks! :namaste:...
by oldbob
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?
Replies: 87
Views: 2826

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,...

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