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Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4986
Views: 425428

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

All you lovely DCers, Is a (a? the?) mind terma of Ayu Khadro: a) a mind terma that Ayu Khadro discovered and then taught or b) a terma hidden by Ayu Khadro and discovered by ChNN Also, can the Ayu Khadro mind terma of Simhamukha be practiced by DC members who have the lung for Simhamukha and her a...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Kalacakra and shambala
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Kalacakra and shambala

MatthewAngby wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:26 am
Is the kalacakra tradition mostly based on spiritual warfare? Can anyone explain it to me?
Not at all, it is a system of practice.

/magnus
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Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 286
Views: 5450

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Has anybody here seen the terma/teaching/sadhana?
No, and this is the main reason I don't have an opinion in this thread. I participated twice in Aro teachings many years ago, what I remember was singing stuff like the seven line prayer and some mantras. Not very impressive.

/magnus
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 286
Views: 5450

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Feel free. At least she has taken the pains to acquire a solid academic foundation in Buddhist Studies —— that is always encouraging. Just found out that she studies at the Ka-Nying Shedra in Kathmandu right now from a friend that also is there. /magnus Goodness me. You mean another knee-jerk react...
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 286
Views: 5450

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I dig. Maybe I'll give that Pema Khandro Rinpoche another chance! Feel free. At least she has taken the pains to acquire a solid academic foundation in Buddhist Studies —— that is always encouraging. Just found out that she studies at the Ka-Nying Shedra in Kathmandu right now from a friend that al...
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 286
Views: 5450

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Any takers for the question regarding Doc Chogyam's teachers? If I remember correctly, at different times he been mentioning Dudjom Rinpoche, CR Lama, Ngagpa Yeshe Dorje and Kunzang Dorje. Someone that was a student of LOTR told me LOTR, Lama Dawa, Lama Pema Dorje and other Ngakpas had been teachin...
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 37
Views: 995

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. You only got samaya if you are a Vajrayana practitioner Javier. Here in the west I think most local protectors are not Vajrayana practitioners. Through Sangcho you can develop a ...
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 37
Views: 995

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. You only got samaya if you are a Vajrayana practitioner Javier. Here in the west I think most local protectors are not Vajrayana practitioners. Through Sangcho you can develop a ...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3701

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:32 pm
DGA wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:04 pm
or is it an empowerment (with samaya to observe)?
^^^This^^^ in the Dudjom Tersar.
That is actually the only kind of ngakpa there is, someone who took a particular empowerment and then follow that samaya.

/magnus
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 37
Views: 995

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

If you make offering to mundane deities you can reborn in their retinue. Something to avoid, we want to free from samsara. Brahma, god, bad spirits, good spirits, etc. Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. So if we m...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3455

Re: New Rigpa letter

I don't know, need the letter writers themselves to confirm. Also impossible for us to confirm other people's reception of direct introduction even if he allegedly gave it. Yes, but that is how it is in Dzogchen. I only seen Sogyal Rinpoche teach once and he was talking about rigpa all the time. /m...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3455

Re: New Rigpa letter

I don't know, need the letter writers themselves to confirm. Also impossible for us to confirm other people's reception of direct introduction even if he allegedly gave it. Yes, but that is how it is in Dzogchen. I only seen Sogyal Rinpoche teach once and he was talking about rigpa all the time. /m...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3455

Re: New Rigpa letter

i agree with Greg that there is a danger in rejecting the entire concept and practice of pure perception. the whole issue of pure perception is a very thorny one fraught with unavoidable danger. i think it's important to remember that the vajrayana is A) inherently dangerous and B) not for everyone...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3455

Re: New Rigpa letter

I am going by this information from mutsuk: Agreed. I said above that I need to be corrected on that point if necessary. My source for that is the late François Calmes (Rigpa, Paris, he passed away in May 2009 if I remember well) who was Lakar's french translator for years. I heard JLA say the same...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4986
Views: 425428

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

csmorg96 wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:16 am
are all of ChNN's retreats taught in English?
yes.

/magnus
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3539

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Once you receive the direct introduction, you moved on with your life, instead of binding your life with the raft. When you receive the direct introduction that is the actual beginning of the path. This also where you realise why you need a Guru. It would seem that you missed out, but it is not to ...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3539

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

A saying is true when it is true, it does not matter where it come from. Even with your source, the definition 'suffering' is of non-definitive dharma. You seem to have truth on your side Jyoti. :smile: /magnus My side is none other than what is in the scriptures. So we have something common then? ...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1132

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

I know lung, but what’s the difference to wang and specially Pewang? A pewang is a text blessing after which you can read the texts yourself but you can't pass it onto someone else. With lung you theoretically can do that. /magnus There are differences of opinion on this point. This is what CNR tol...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 878

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

The point of praying in a language you don't understand is to make yourself feel spiritual. The point of praying in a language you do understand is to feel the intention of the prayer. Well, not really. Praying in Tibetan don't really mean you don't understand or feel the intention of the prayer. /...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 878

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

Yeah, we generally only chant the Tibetan as a group, but my teacher tells us that when we're on our own we should first chant the Tibetan, followed by the English to learn what it means. It seems to work pretty well. Before long I can usually just chant the Tibetan while thinking of the meaning. T...