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Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 109
Views: 2074

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

I think he is talking about preliminaries after direct introduction. Shouldn't they be called postliminaries then? http://dhammawheel.com/download/file.php?id=2654&sid=234a354480f0e25eb2cb75b2f3be4e1a Not really. There are preliminaries for accumulating merit and wisdom and various preliminaries to...
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

Some Dharmapalas, like Za Rahula, have consorts. Is this common, and does it indicate a level of enlightenment as opposed to being wordly? Yes, pretty common and no I don't think it indicate a level of enlightenment because for example Lha Chenpo is almost always depicted with his consort. https://...
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 109
Views: 2074

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

As far as I know he teaches in accordance with Garab Dorje - that DI comes first, THEN other practices for the removal of doubt etc. ''We do these kinds of practices to be 100% sure of our real nature. '' https://dzogchentoronto.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/chnn-on-garab-dorjes-three-statements/ I neve...
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 109
Views: 2074

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

How in the world can anyone receive a DI that early? It can be done at any time. For example in the Vajradhatu centers Trungpa gave direct introduction to all before starting the Ngöndro. Mingyur Rinpoche do the same in his "Path of liberation". These are both a very organized examples from the Kag...
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 109
Views: 2074

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

How in the world can anyone receive a DI that early? It can be done at any time. For example in the Vajradhatu centers Trungpa gave direct introduction to all before starting the Ngöndro. Mingyur Rinpoche do the same in his "Path of liberation". These are both a very organized examples from the Kag...
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5013

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Garchen Rinpoche also gives Ganges Mahamudra instructions online via live stream. Indeed. In fact, this coming June 30 – July 1 Garchen Rinpoche will be offering pith instruction on the Ganges Mahamudra. Don't know if it will be live streamed, but I'm guessing it will. I received this teaching from...
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: refuge tree visualisation
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: refuge tree visualisation

I’ve been doing this for some weeks or so. I’ve realised it took me almost 1 hour plus to do it ( plus the stress and breathing stress when visulaising the tree ). I would like to ask all of you how do you personally visualise the tree? Because I try to do a perfect clean clear visulisation of all ...
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5013

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Is it correct that Dzogchen starts off with DI and develops on the basis of that whereas Mahamudra offers a gradual part in which the guru is NOT directly and unmistakenly showing the nondualist view to the student? No, it is not correct to say this. Is guru in mahamudra giving sorts of DI like in ...
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5013

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Is it correct that Dzogchen starts off with DI and develops on the basis of that whereas Mahamudra offers a gradual part in which the guru is NOT directly and unmistakenly showing the nondualist view to the student? No, there are traditions of DI in Mahamudra too. Ganges Mahamudra, for example. Or ...
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1306

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

weitsicht wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:37 pm
Right now, Tibetan monastics have employment status. They are granted income, bank account, car, mobile phone, pension.
What? No, they don't.

/magnus
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Re: Online Ngondro programs

Thanks, this looks interesting, though there are not really any details on how it works exactly. I suppose there is just material available online and you can communicate with others. No, there are also webinars and instructors you can email. Yes, I meant that it also has many other things. I did t...
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1306

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Hi, sorry about the strange title. But here is an interesting article http://thetattooedbuddha.com/2018/06/14/im-a-western-monk-this-is-why-i-left-the-tibetan-tradition/ What do you think about this. I would be quite interested where this happened. I cannot quite imagine this (leaving a monk withou...
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Re: Online Ngondro programs

There is also ngondrogar which is a project of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche - I'm not sure about the details and if they are still accepting new students, but here is the site: http://www.ngondrogar.org/en/registration/overview Thanks, this looks interesting, though there are not really any details o...
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Re: Online Ngondro programs

deff wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:33 pm
There is also ngondrogar which is a project of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche - I'm not sure about the details and if they are still accepting new students, but here is the site: http://www.ngondrogar.org/en/registration/overview
This is also a very good program, I recommend it.

/magnus
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Re: Online Ngondro programs

I already know of the programs by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche (though not really a ngondro program as it is much longer and includes other things), and Mingyur Rinpoche. I was wondering if there are also other good ngondro programs of this kind. There is a Ngondro in the Tripple Excellence program. It co...
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Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation
Replies: 41
Views: 777

Re: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation

Do you not notice how every single Dzogchen master say the same? I am well aware that for many dzogchen practitioners, their only source of information is their own teacher plus probably some unrestricted books of other teachers. Because of their "tunnel vision", they simply assume that the teachin...
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 721
Views: 56514

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Yes, because Sem side is the completion stage of Maha and anuyoga. This is also how ChNN teaches the practice sems side in a practical sense. Yes, that is a good point. But Longchenpa doesn't really put it like that, he just insist that they are necessary preliminaries, /magnus This set of books is...
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 721
Views: 56514

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Sorry for the resurrection of this thread but I recently read this interesting little book. https://cdn3.volusion.com/a2fgn.7fypc/v/vspfiles/photos/9781611805529-2.jpg?1525423687 Longchenpa insist, in this book, that one have to practice these four preliminaries before engaging in proper Dzogchen p...
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Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 721
Views: 56514

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Pero wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:26 pm
Magnus, what's the traslation/writing like? Readable?

edit: Nevermind, missed that it was from Padmakara, so it should be good. :smile:
Yeah, its really good.

/magnus
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Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 721
Views: 56514

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Kevin, there are of course two main Dharmas: The Dharma of Scripture and the Dharma of Realization. Longchenpa is universally regarded as being an incredibly realized Dzogchen master. It's not unlikely that he referenced passages in specific tantras to support his assertion, as he often does that, ...

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