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by Josef
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 120
Views: 2652

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

I think i will stick with ChNNR's advice thanks.Good luck on you teaching venture. ChNNR has taught on all these points, so from my side I don't see any contradiction. It is some of "The important preliminaries" list that i never heard Rinpoche teach giving that title. He teaches them at every retr...
by Josef
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Protections

According to Rinpoche, the best way to empower something is through the state of contemplation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WGirMxEkjo Kevin... I love these videos of the Master. The integration with the realities of our circumstances and the teachings is fully present always. Thank you for po...
by Josef
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Protections

Yes, also that's the precise reason why i want to do very precise things in a precise way 🙏 Bodhicitta accomplishes both. Your answer made a bownce in my head, i think i understand what you meant but that's falacious, i must say. I mean, intentions is not relative boddhicita, is only half of it, be...
by Josef
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: refuge tree visualisation
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: refuge tree visualisation

Josef, I don't disagree yet again but all I'm saying is that not everyone teaches or instructs in the manner you have described. This doesn't negate that way of framing things either. I'm not talking about what the guru or refuge is or isn't- all I'm saying is that not everyone will identify as eve...
by Josef
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: refuge tree visualisation
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: refuge tree visualisation

All true but for someone just beginning a specific Kagyu Ngondro I'm still not sure how applicable saying look at a picture of your guru is. Especially if they do not already have strong conviction , faith and inspiration in who their root Guru really is beyond the Guru who granted refuge or receiv...
by Josef
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: refuge tree visualisation
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: refuge tree visualisation

Good to hear this and all but not so useful for someone practicing a specific Ngondro sadhana. One can do any practice using their guru as the source of refuge. In fact, its the way it works. Whether or not it is simplified or complex, whether it uses a picture or detailed visualization. All true b...
by Josef
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Protections

Hello all, I would like to ask how can i make protections, like protection cords etc. I have being practitioner for years and would like to do some protection for others now. Any directions i will apreciate very much. 🙏 Cultivate bodhicitta Yes, also that's the precise reason why i want to do very ...
by Josef
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: refuge tree visualisation
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: refuge tree visualisation

I have a photograph of my root guru and I look at him and take refuge. Good to hear this and all but not so useful for someone practicing a specific Ngondro sadhana. One can do any practice using their guru as the source of refuge. In fact, its the way it works. Whether or not it is simplified or c...
by Josef
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Protections

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:14 am
Hello all,

I would like to ask how can i make protections, like protection cords etc. I have being practitioner for years and would like to do some protection for others now.

Any directions i will apreciate very much.

🙏
Cultivate bodhicitta
by Josef
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: refuge tree visualisation
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: refuge tree visualisation

I have a photograph of my root guru and I look at him and take refuge.
by Josef
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga
Replies: 17
Views: 1222

Re: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga

Lukeinaz wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:49 pm
does anyone have the text lama lena was working from?
I too would be interested in this.
by Josef
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?

The first line states that Padmasambhava founded Vajrayana buddhism. That was enough to stop reading. I also think that,isn't Padmasambhava who found it? I am not Vajrayana, so I don't know if there is something wrong with this Padmasambhava transmitted Varjayana teachings to Tibet. He was by no me...
by Josef
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Limits to Redemption in Each Tradition?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Limits to Redemption in Each Tradition?

Motova wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Also what texts specify the time restrictions?
Considering that we are on the path of eliminating limitations wouldnt it seem more fruitful to look in that direction?
Unless this is a purely academic pursuit the practices that lead to liberation are a more useful focus.
by Josef
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?

The first line states that Padmasambhava founded Vajrayana buddhism.
That was enough to stop reading.
by Josef
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga
Replies: 17
Views: 1222

Re: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga

I enjoyed it.
It was nice to see a simple, accessible presentation of Dzogchen and Mahamudra given in this setting.
by Josef
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yidams on a bikini
Replies: 59
Views: 1377

Re: Yidams on a bikini

Which Yidams are we going to get upset about most? Garuda gets slapped on everything you can thing of and doesn't seem to be harmed too much by the experience. Then we have the yantras, mantras and seed syllables we can get upset about as well. Then there's the reverse sutuation - people see a nake...
by Josef
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5577
Views: 490506

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Sherab Rigdrol wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:07 am
I have a question about the Guru practice for the SMS three roots. Can you accumulate the mantra normally, or do you have to recite it with the melody?

Thanks!
No melody necessary
by Josef
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arrogance
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Arrogance

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:24 am
what about "i'm in middle of the sadhana, now i'm conteplating, now i'm satisfied"... this "contemplation" is just another fabrication!!!!!!
That's distraction, which is the root of ignorance, which leads to the other afflictions.
by Josef
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 18
Views: 621

Re: Tonglen question

Hi all! ¿can karma be concretely transfered via tonglen?¿how can i be sure of it? usually we say purify, but here one takes and gives. i felt really tonglen-ed once ( :rolling: yeah it is strange), when i went to see my teacher, so after years, i wonder if i can do the same. cheers! :cheers: The pr...
by Josef
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arrogance
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Arrogance

"Even though I was endowed with such fortune, such total refinement, the thought occurred to me: 'When an untaught, run-of-the-mill person, himself subject to aging, not beyond aging, sees another who is aged, he is horrified, humiliated, & disgusted, oblivious to himself that he too is subject to ...

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