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Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 58
Views: 1775

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Such a view is not incorrect. The fact that phenomena are already liberated does not mean you possess a working knowledge of this. Vairocana: At the time of vidyā, wisdom arises as the dhātu; at the time of avidyā, wisdom appears as samsara. [/i] The idea was that the view from that passage does no...
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Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books that really spell out sadhana practice
Replies: 24
Views: 534

Re: Books that really spell out sadhana practice

Powerful Transformation This looks great too, particularly as I will be receiving a Vajrakilaya empowerment from Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche in about a week, that may well be this very practice. Extremely fortuitous, thank you. "Powerful transformation" contains teachings on Sangtik Dorsem and Sangtik Ph...
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche - online seminar on the "Union of Dzogchen & Mahamudra"
Replies: 80
Views: 2407

Re: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche - online seminar on the "Union of Dzogchen & Mahamudra"

I am just back from Austria and these teachings where I also met Kelwin and Pero from this forum. We all had a very good time together I think. That text by Karma Chagme is pretty amazing.

/magnus
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Relationship between Dzogchen tantras and Nyingthiks
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Relationship between Dzogchen tantras and Nyingthiks

What is the relationship between the 17 Dzogchen tantras and the Khandro/Vima Nyingthik? Are the latter two technically commentaries on some of the former 17? Is there actually still a tradition of giving lung/tri for the 17 tantras, or at this point, is the transmission of these texts largely inac...
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Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: ceremony for bodhisattva vows
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: ceremony for bodhisattva vows

I took Refuge a few years ago and am seriously considering taking Bodhisattva vows. Can anyone point me to a credible book or website that explains the ceremony for taking Bodhisattva vows? Is it a lot like the Refuge ceremony? In other words, is it usually done one-on-one with a Lama or in a group...
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Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra
Replies: 68
Views: 2128

Re: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra

I know this is a dumb question, but as a non-Vajrayana practitioner, I don't understand precisely the danger in revealing these things. Are your rituals and meditation techniques considered to be so powerful that they would damage the unprepared mind or something? Yes, I am afraid it is a bit like ...
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Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree

Hi everyone, I have a friend that is looking for a thangka of the longchen nyingthig refuge tree. I've found many posters and postcards, but no thangkas. I'm also wary of the ones I've found on ebay as the inconography may be incorrect. Cany anyone point me in the right direction? Not exactly cheap...
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Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Turning daily life into retreat
Replies: 34
Views: 1153

Re: Turning daily life into retreat

Of course allocating time to practice is not the same as boundaried retreat; due to constant distraction and concerns. Even so I'm interested in the possibility of accomplishing sadhana in daily life. How much time (and of course diligence, patience etc.) is needed to pull this off? Would one focus...
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Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15578

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Leave and find a better guru. You can leave, you can find an other Guru, but you are still in great debt to the Guru that introduced you to the natural state. You can't ever really turn your back on him/her as you are bound by Samaya, the Samaya of the natural state. Possibly you can arrive at what...
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Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15578

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:03 pm
heart wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:29 pm
Possibly you can arrive at what Pema Chödron call "no right, no wrong", and that is my whole point.
Oh yes, "I got mine" and screw everyone else.
That isn't really the feeling I get from her. I kind of get the feeling she got a good heart just like I know you have a good heart.

/magnus
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Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Turning daily life into retreat
Replies: 34
Views: 1153

Re: Turning daily life into retreat

Of course allocating time to practice is not the same as boundaried retreat; due to constant distraction and concerns. Even so I'm interested in the possibility of accomplishing sadhana in daily life. How much time (and of course diligence, patience etc.) is needed to pull this off? Would one focus...
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Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15578

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

You recognized the natural state "in dependence on the Guru" and spent 20 years applying the methods your Guru gave you and now he suddenly is no real Guru. What do you do? Leave and find a better guru. You can leave, you can find an other Guru, but you are still in great debt to the Guru that intr...
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Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15578

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

This is absolutely irrelevant. What does Guruyoga have to do with this matter. It has a lot to do with it. Imagine that the Lama you feel introduced you to the nature of mind is suddenly called an abuser, what would you do? It is pretty strange that the discussion here not even touch on this subjec...
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Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15578

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

What I am doing is saying that the present dramas do not invalidate the principle of Guru Yoga. This is absolutely irrelevant. What does Guruyoga have to do with this matter. It has a lot to do with it. Imagine that the Lama you feel introduced you to the nature of mind is suddenly called an abuser...
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Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma - Foundation of Buddhist Thought
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: Nyingma - Foundation of Buddhist Thought

flaviols wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:40 pm
Is there a course like 'Foundation of Buddhist Thought' (https://fpmt.org/education/programs/fou ... t-thought/), but with a Nyingma approach?
Thanks.
Yes, https://dharmasun.org/tte/

/magnus
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings
Replies: 40
Views: 1413

Re: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings

Pema Rigdzin wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:13 pm

Edit: I know this is out of topic but if anyone has an idea what 'One thousand buddha empowerment' may be it would be useful. I think it may be a bad translation or something like that.
It's a 1000-arm Avalokiteshvara empowerment.
I don't think it is that.

/magnus
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings
Replies: 40
Views: 1413

Re: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings

Aryjna wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:13 pm
Edit: I know this is out of topic but if anyone has an idea what 'One thousand buddha empowerment' may be it would be useful. I think it may be a bad translation or something like that.
No, I don't think it is a translation problem, Rinpoche got good translators.

/magnus
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Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tantric Empowerment and Dzogchen
Replies: 20
Views: 741

Re: Tantric Empowerment and Dzogchen

Thanks magnus! If this were a Dzogchen empowerment, then I would certainly receive it. I unfortunately missed Chogyal Namkhai Norbu's transmission this last weekend as I was out of cell/Internet range at the time. ChNNR transmission didn't happen, he is in hospital, so don't worry about that. If yo...
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Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tantric Empowerment and Dzogchen
Replies: 20
Views: 741

Re: Tantric Empowerment and Dzogchen

Hello again, As one without a direct teacher currently, I am curious about the benefit of pursuing tantric initiations in light of Dzogchen. I have studied FPMT's lamrim program prior to encountering Dzogchen and had in mind receiving a tantric initiation via webcast from Lama Zopa Rinpoche this Au...
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 60338

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

According to ChNN, sems sde must be practiced in conjunction with regular creation and completion stage, that is the point I am making. Sems de, unlike man ngag sde, is not an independent system of practice. I never heard him say that, but I have no reason to don't believe you. Anyway the "man ngag...

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