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by Josef
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Q: on Christopher Wilkinson translations
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Q: on Christopher Wilkinson translations

They seem rushed and are poorly edited.
by Josef
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

Quick question: Is Dzogchen contemplation (e.g. Norbu Rinpoche's guru yoga) a "middle way" between recognizing versus not recognizing an object? By recognition, I mean reacting to a sense impression of the object with a conscious (even an inner linguistic) affirmative cognition — like, "this is my ...
by Josef
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6564
Views: 649672

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone have the Black Manjusri mantra? If so I’d greatly appreciate a pm with any info or texts.
Thanks!
by Josef
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajrayogini Teachings 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Vajrayogini Teachings 2019

This is definitely an event to attend if one is able. This is a powerful practice to receive from the supreme lineage holder.
by Josef
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6564
Views: 649672

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Doesn't know anyone know if the practices in these two Amitayus books are the same? I have transmission for the first one and was wondering if it would be ok to get the second one as it has a detailed commentary by Rinpoche. 1 , 2 I've tried contacting the ShangShung people but have yet to hear bac...
by Josef
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharma Transmissions at Shechen Monastery 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2906

Re: Dharma Transmissions at Shechen Monastery 2019

A friend of mine asked about this in the few months away told they don’t have the time for yeshe lama. Which makes sense It actually doesnt make sense. The Yeshe Lama empowerment and the text itself is quite short. The only reason to exclude it is to restrict the thogal practice manual from the tra...
by Josef
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4861

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Could be a Mahamudra question too: Once a person begins to have some confidence in distinguishing mind from it's nature, is there any particular point in working with conventional thoughts and appearances in meditation anymore, rather than simply resting in the nature of mind? Is it now time to exa...
by Josef
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharma Transmissions at Shechen Monastery 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2906

Re: Dharma Transmissions at Shechen Monastery 2019

Is there an empowerment for yeshe lama? Yes, it is in the book in the beginning of the Tögal section. However, there is nothing indicating that he will give that. If I understand correctly he will give the empowerments from the root volumes of the LN, not all empowerments from LN. https://www.rigpa...
by Josef
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4861

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Could be a Mahamudra question too: Once a person begins to have some confidence in distinguishing mind from it's nature, is there any particular point in working with conventional thoughts and appearances in meditation anymore, rather than simply resting in the nature of mind? Is it now time to exa...
by Josef
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung

The current Trungpa R. was born on the other side of the globe. I think he’s still in eastern Tibet doing things the old fashioned way. Kinda hard to lead Shambhala that way. Erm. Ok. So he was offered and rejected the leadership? Lots of Lamas are able to run an international org from a distance w...
by Josef
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3845

Re: Simhamukha Retreat @ Tara Mandala, May 19-27

Personally I could afford going to Tara Mandala or place like that but that would be once or max twice a year. With lower rates I can join a retreat almost every month. More examples: 4 day retreat with James Low, incl. meals, camping and teachings: 180BP/236.64 usd 14 days with Keith Dowman in Spa...
by Josef
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3845

Re: Simhamukha Retreat @ Tara Mandala, May 19-27

Personally I could afford going to Tara Mandala or place like that but that would be once or max twice a year. With lower rates I can join a retreat almost every month. More examples: 4 day retreat with James Low, incl. meals, camping and teachings: 180BP/236.64 usd 14 days with Keith Dowman in Spa...
by Josef
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Colorado Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Colorado Rinpoche?

This isn’t really unique.
Tulku recognition and various titles often amount to little more than publicity. This is nothing new.
by Josef
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 3840

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

...for gurus who break their samaya the negativity is far greater. So great that the Rigpa Rangshar deems such breaches as beyond purification. So in that sense a guru who breaks their root samayas is bound to that karma, while students have the opportunity to purify it and move on. Do you have the...
by Josef
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 3840

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

yes, i meant that the skillful means in renunciation path are -radically?- different than those of transformation path... Not really. Regardless of the path, school, or yana, the defilements as such are never indulged. If one has a mind that truly seeks liberation then “renunciation” is always a pa...
by Josef
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 3840

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

i'm afraid you are applying a Mahayana criteria to a Vajrayana way. But Vajrayana is a subspecies of Mahayana. I'm sorry, my Guru told me that in the nature of mind there is no limits, and that limitations are cause of suffering and not cause of realization. And i'm talking of skillful means, not o...
by Josef
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 3840

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

i'm afraid you are applying a Mahayana criteria to a Vajrayana way. The fact is that there is no such limit of morality in reality, it only acquires meaning in the mean time, in the path. we have examples like, Guru Padmasambhava. Do you consider conventionaly moral for a Buddha to conquer a countr...
by Josef
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 3840

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

Some teachers you mention where monks that lived in monasteries and monks that came to the west. I have a list of Mahasiddhas, Siddhas, etc. that where not monks at the time of their liberation and where not precisely moral as you mention they should be. This is the point. There is no rule. Most of...
by Josef
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 3840

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

I disagree with that understanding, but i respect that. ChNN did so because the circumstance said so, because he lived and teached to live normal life and to not run away. One can't decide what to release and what not, isn't it? No, everything is released from clinging. You dont just start acting o...
by Josef
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 3840

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

at that point morality is a good skillful mean, nothing else. ChNN said many times that when you get realized you can trow everything (the teachings he was talking about) away if you want, in the mean time one needs the teaching and certainly conventional morality. a particular morality can't defin...

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