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by Josef
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Path
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Path

mandog wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:09 pm
Josef wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:10 pm
mandog wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:47 am


What text is your signature taken from?
I wrote that one.
It is beautiful.
Thank you:)
by Josef
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Path
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Path

mandog wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:47 am
Josef wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:15 pm


By Longchenpa
What text is your signature taken from?
I wrote that one.
by Josef
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Path
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Path

AJP wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:04 am
How is the Path best described in Dzogchen?
By Longchenpa
by Josef
Wed May 27, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drollo
Replies: 20
Views: 1683

Re: Dorje Drollo

Or maybe I'm wrong? Dorje Drollo isnt inside barche lamsel? Barche lamsel is a prayer to invoke the activities of Guru Rinpoche, so in a general way Drollo is included since that is a form of Guru Rinpoche. It isnt a Drollo practice however. There are many different terma of Drollo, in order to pra...
by Josef
Wed May 27, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drollo
Replies: 20
Views: 1683

Re: Dorje Drollo

I have always been interested in Dorje Drollo. What does the practice look like? Does it consist of a specific mantra? I have been a Ngondro practice for a long time now, but I have not come across anything Dorje Drollo related other than maybe 'Barche Lamsel - the Prayer that dispels all obstacles...
by Josef
Thu May 21, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshe Lama Empowerment and Transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Yeshe Lama Empowerment and Transmission

Hi Everyone, Wanted to know if this is offered anymore, or if anyone knows if it's going to be offered in the future. I know because of the pandemic it will be awhile, if it is. Thanks very much ! It is offered. The empowerment, as Pema says above is the rigpai tsal wang. The Yeshe Lama has it's ow...
by Josef
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drollo
Replies: 20
Views: 1683

Re: Dorje trollo

I did retreats of two different cycles of Drollo.
Some people note difficulties and obstacles arising but honestly, this is just a part of being a practitioner. Once one develops some capacity with Drollo or Kilaya these kinds of obstacles become far more manageable.
by Josef
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 1596

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

Anyway is getting off topic, can someone practice , mother or father tantras or union of both, i.e. Kalachakra after receiving rigpai tsal wang with just the lung from outer, lower or inner, higher yoga tantra? Regards Depends on who your teacher is. Currently without. The two greatest teachers of ...
by Josef
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 1596

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

Anyway is getting off topic, can someone practice , mother or father tantras or union of both, i.e. Kalachakra after receiving rigpai tsal wang with just the lung from outer, lower or inner, higher yoga tantra? Regards It depends on the guru. If your guru says it is sufficient, it is sufficient. It...
by Josef
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 1596

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

I don't think a Sakya or Gelug lama would be ok with you practising a sarma yidam on that basis. Of course you could, from a Nyingma perspective, conclude that it's ok; or you could use one of the methods to give yourself permission to read any text or do any practice that are out there. But then y...
by Josef
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 1596

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

If you are a nyingmapa and have received the rigpai tsal wang and or a Shitro empowerment the lung is sufficient. I don't think a Sakya or Gelug lama would be ok with you practising a sarma yidam on that basis. Of course you could, from a Nyingma perspective, conclude that it's ok; or you could use...
by Josef
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 1596

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

If you are a nyingmapa and have received the rigpai tsal wang and or a Shitro empowerment the lung is sufficient.
by Josef
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dzogchen Cycles Program
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: Dzogchen Cycles Program

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:54 pm
Josef wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:13 pm
I have not participated in the program but I had dinner with Anne Klein once and thought he was genuine and quite interesting.
When did Anne Klein have sex reassignment surgery?

:rolling:
haha, my "s" key has failed me.
by Josef
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dzogchen Cycles Program
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: Dzogchen Cycles Program

I have not participated in the program but I had dinner with Anne Klein once and thought he was genuine and quite interesting.
by Josef
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Decreased interest in Tantric practice
Replies: 78
Views: 10236

Re: Decreased interest in Tantric practice

I have found my interest in new Tantric practices waning over time. Prior to taking teachings from ChNN I received a lot of initiations, and generally took attending them quite seriously. Since this time I have the reoccurring feeling that I have enough of them, and find it harder to get all ginned...
by Josef
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 68
Views: 7723

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

Still doesn’t tell me what he says that you object to. The reason I ask is that I am taking his Wisdom Experience courses, and what you are saying here is contradictory to what I am getting from them. Might just be me, but given those factors I can’t regard it as valid criticism without more specif...
by Josef
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 68
Views: 7723

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

Where does he actually do that? And how are you differentiating "helpful" from "necessary" here? Factually, there are all kinds of Dzogchen instruction manuals that start out with a very basic experience of Shamatha as a prerequisite (often talking about the signs once one is sufficient), and plent...
by Josef
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 68
Views: 7723

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

It's not really even that close to what he says that I know of- if it's BAW we're talking about. What he says is that the Jhanas are not necessary but that achieving the first one/Shamatha really helps in terms of Dzogchen. Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but if people are going to criticize th...
by Josef
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 68
Views: 7723

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

Malcom, from the perspective of the Heart Essence presentation, there does not seem to be much focus on the alaya, or "basis of all," while in the lower yanas and yogacara, it is given greater significance. Why is the concept of the "alaya" less discussed within mengagde teachings? One Western teac...
by Josef
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: union of sun and moon tantra
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: union of sun and moon tantra

Norwegian wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:20 pm
Josef wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:17 pm
It will probably be several years before a quality English translation is in print.
It will be worth the wait.
indeed

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