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by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Preliminary Teachings?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: What are the Preliminary Teachings?

Thank you all for your replies. By four thoughts, are you referring to the Four Noble Truths? The Four Thought that Turn the Mind 1) the difficulty of finding the freedoms and advantages of this precious human life 2) the impermanence of life, which turn the mind away from the concerns of this life...
by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6382
Views: 591300

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I got a bit lost. It seems like they skipped a couple sections. Can someone confirm that there is no transformation in this sadhana? DS yes, in the anuyoga way. this sadhana is a bit different from the booklet, but you can find it in the resources section in the same page as the webcast is. When do...
by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Preliminary Teachings?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: What are the Preliminary Teachings?

"Focus on preliminary teachings for now and leave the chakra for later. They are not important yet." Grigoris I am new to Buddhist practice, although I had already developed a meditation practice, and I have read a number of books by Buddhist authors. I want to structure my learning as best I can a...
by Josef
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Left Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Left Buddhism

Rinchen Samphel wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:39 pm
So do i just continue where i left off? Do i need to do some purification practice? Am i doomed to a lower rebirth?
Yes, continue where you left off, you are in no way doomed.
by Josef
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Left Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Left Buddhism

Can you go back to your old teacher? I mean: are they still around? They sure are, its Garchen Rinpoche. And when i think about him i feel a sense of "its alright, get back on track, keep going." And a feeling of forgiveness. Love that man. Unless you completely abandoned bodhicitta (which clearly ...
by Josef
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6382
Views: 591300

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I got a bit lost. It seems like they skipped a couple sections. Can someone confirm that there is no transformation in this sadhana? DS Which sadhana? Green Tara from current webcast. Adzom Drukpa's Tara can be done with the visualization and/transformation according to the outer or inner tantras.
by Josef
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6382
Views: 591300

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:07 pm
I got a bit lost. It seems like they skipped a couple sections.

Can someone confirm that there is no transformation in this sadhana?

DS
Which sadhana?
by Josef
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis
Replies: 22
Views: 870

Re: Tibetan Yogis

Whether or not one is a yogi is dependent upon the individual. the guy merely ask which school still has highest number of yogis in their tradition in Milarepa way. perhaps we got our "yogi" definition different. to me a yogi if we speak of vajrayana yogi is the one who practice yogas, ie do work o...
by Josef
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis
Replies: 22
Views: 870

Re: Tibetan Yogis

Mirror wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:22 pm
I'm asking because I want to know which lineage has the biggest emphasis on the tradition of yogis.
Whether or not one is a yogi is dependent upon the individual.
by Josef
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4753

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

How strange. One doesn't even have to have taken refuge to take an empowerment, since refuge is given in the course of the empowerment. Were those registrations for Nyingma empowerments? Ummmmm... Every at single empowerment I have been to (Nyingma and Kagyu) there has been an "official" Refuge cer...
by Josef
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 986

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

No one ever said you could practice sadhanas without empowerment and guidance. I certainly didn't. What I did say, is that if you are INTERESTED, you can read a little about the practice in question via these books. Genuine interest can be a doorway. As a wiseman once said, we are entitled to our o...
by Josef
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 986

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

Just as Malcolm has said. I myself would not even attempt to practice those sadhanas without personal instruction from a teacher at first or without an experienced practitioner who could lead me through. Makes things so much easier. When it comes to books about it ... I do not see much point in rea...
by Josef
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 986

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

Thanks all! To be fair, there are texts you can purchase that are available to the public. Like; The Practice of Vajrakilaya, The Dark Red Amulet: Oral Instructions on the Practice of Vajrakilaya, etc. If you're interested you can read these. Of course, in order to actually engage in practice and g...
by Josef
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 986

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

LoveFromColorado wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:36 am
Hi everyone,

Is there a Vajrakilaya practice that does not require empowerment? Additionally, are there any texts describing Vajrakilaya that do not require permission/empowerment for study?

Thank you!!
No.
by Josef
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Strange times
Replies: 23
Views: 1243

Re: Strange times

Im sure its a real hot seller.
by Josef
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche's termas
Replies: 13
Views: 1401

Re: Mipham Rinpoche's termas

He probably saw the pitfalls of ever new termas. I dont think it was about pitfalls. More likely Mipham was giving reverence and homage to the earlier revelations that clearly have enough to keep sincere practitioners satisfied and lead to liberation. I think Mipham was going off on people's taste ...
by Josef
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche's termas
Replies: 13
Views: 1401

Re: Mipham Rinpoche's termas

...He opined that old termas such as those of Guru Chowang and Nyangral Nyima Ozer are sufficient and there is no need to reveal anything else. Any idea why he held this opinion? He probably saw the pitfalls of ever new termas. I dont think it was about pitfalls. More likely Mipham was giving rever...
by Josef
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche's termas
Replies: 13
Views: 1401

Re: Mipham Rinpoche's termas

Pema Rigdzin wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Anyone know the name and contents of Mipham Rinpoche's terma cycle? The nature of it, ie Sa ter or gong ter, etc?
Mipham was more of a pure vision composer of liturgical texts than a terton.
by Josef
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru yoga for longchen?
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Guru yoga for longchen?

In the meantime you can recite prayers like this one. Prayer to Longchenpa (Adapted from the Words of Mipham Rinpoche) by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche The primordial and spontaneous nature of luminous awareness Is unchanging and of one-taste with all the victorious buddhas. To you who have perceived this...
by Josef
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Are there stages of familiarity with the visions?
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Are there stages of familiarity with the visions?

Motova wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:01 am
Josef wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:24 am
Motova wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:13 am
Are there stages of familiarity with each or some of the visions?

Thank you.
yes, but this isnt really the place.
What can be discussed?
In my opinion its not worth having any discussions of these practices with anyone other than ones guru or vajra siblings in a private setting.

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