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by Josef
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

Huh, I assumed this would be easy to find out. Is anyone familiar with this practice or any other place it has been mentioned or taught? I have not heard of anything like this and it seems quite odd. As I mentioned, I had heard of it before. The person who mentioned it (who may well have read it in...
by Josef
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

climb-up wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:15 pm
Huh, I assumed this would be easy to find out.

Is anyone familiar with this practice or any other place it has been mentioned or taught?
I have not heard of anything like this and it seems quite odd.
by Josef
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6239
Views: 564306

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

climb-up wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Perhaps there was confusion with Dorje Drollo, who is an emanation of guru rinpoche?
they both are.
by Josef
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Scanning Library Books
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Scanning Library Books

And here we are again debating the ethics of circumventing publishers of dharma books... It’s this simple, if you want publishers to have the capacity to produce books go through appropriate channels to acquire the books they have already published. If you don’t care about future publications or the...
by Josef
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Scanning Library Books
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Scanning Library Books

I would say yes.
Scanning and making e-files of copyrighted material amounts to theft and is even worse if those files are distributed.
We should purchase dharma books that we need for our practice and not bother with amassing a collection.
by Josef
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 1597

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Mingyur Rinpoche is highly recommended and his programs for distance learning to get started out are fantastic.
by Josef
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 33
Views: 1030

Re: Mundane Wants?

No, as in I can practice in private areas or in certain times. However, most around me have no clue what I'm saying nor understand, but as they're Christians, they prefer not to dwell in that area. Either way, the "extra practices" like the lungta are an open practice if you recall correctly with L...
by Josef
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Point of Lineage Prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: The Point of Lineage Prayers

Hi, I'd like to ask what is the point of lineage prayers? What is the benefit of reciting/singing them? It is the vast and profound appreciation for the transmission that makes your Guru Yoga shine. /magnus I see, so it helps develop devotion? That and much more. Lineage prayers inspire our practic...
by Josef
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 33
Views: 1030

Re: Mundane Wants?

Yeah, I've sometimes had my high freaking out when I realized I forgot to do my sadhana on some days and was doing some sort of Vajrasattva sadhana or lungta or something(I've managed to practice Vajrasattva in the morning from Mondays to Fridays in school and on the bus at last when my parents can...
by Josef
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 33
Views: 1030

Re: Mundane Wants?

So I have been doing a Manjushri sadhana of Garchen Rinpoche for a while and its sadhana says to visualize all beings becoming Buddhas, conflicts being erased, etc. However, with difficulties within worldly life, how does one incorporate the practice into improving circumstances rather than just pr...
by Josef
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6239
Views: 564306

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Are there any more elaborate explanations available of the Guru Yoga of the White A practice that we're focusing on just now? I have the Guruyoga book, which has a nice, very concise commentary, but I could use a little more elaboration. Anything really. Ati Guru Yoga is the essence of all yanas. P...
by Josef
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6239
Views: 564306

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This recent emphasis on frequent ganapuja is giving me anxiety as I’ve always struggled with the extremely complex visualizations in the book of Thun & GP - transforming into a series of deities, revolving mantras around a central Hum etc. Is there a simpler way that a solo practitioner (no groups ...
by Josef
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6239
Views: 564306

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Shitro when a Master dies?!? Unusual..... Doesn't make sense. :shrug: Especially when the master is still alive. Well, that's what his students here told me. They stated they will be doing a Zhitro for him(I think it was Anuyoga) and the Guru Yoga Ah. :shrug: We should follow Rinpoches advice.
by Josef
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6239
Views: 564306

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

lelopa wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:01 pm
Shitro when a Master dies?!?
Unusual.....
Doesn't make sense. :shrug:
Especially when the master is still alive.
by Josef
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6239
Views: 564306

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Rinpoche has been telling us what we should do for decades. In many cases he has scolded, implored, and used a variety of methods to get us to follow his simple advice. These current circumstances are no different. We have to relax, reflect on his teachings, and practice Guru Yoga.
by Josef
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Travelling to heavens and pure realms
Replies: 34
Views: 1348

Re: Travelling to heavens and pure realms

Is there any methods that allows one to travel to the heavens ( Tusita’s inner courts ) or sukhavati without waiting for another 70-80 years before death ? I wish to talk with the Highly realised beings to clarify doubts , after all, some of them are known to smack your doubts and wrong views quite...
by Josef
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

No, it is because they won’t let him travel with more than one other person. A mutual friend told me that the issue was that DHS classified all the people (the monks and nuns) who are with him in Assam as potential terrorists. The issue being that DHS has simply decided to blanket classify people f...
by Josef
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

He is one my main lamas.
He's wonderful and overflows with bodhicitta.
by Josef
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs from the Dakinis?
Replies: 61
Views: 2174

Re: Signs from the Dakinis?

amanitamusc wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Me thinks ZOOM Void prides himself on being a very bright rebel.
I felt like that when i was in my teens.
A “very stable genius”.

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