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by Yudron
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 201
Views: 20363

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

There is an additional benefit to the production of translations by professional Buddhist publishers — these books enter the Library of Congress. One cannot hope to see most independently published books there. They have strict rules about what books they accept and how to submit them. I found it e...
by Yudron
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Our Pristine Mind - Orgyen Chowang's new book
Replies: 78
Views: 9071

Re: Our Pristine Mind - Orgyen Chowang's new book

Pardon my ignorance all, but perhaps you could clarify something for me. He seems to imply that one can follow the instructions and in time experience Pristine Mind: Doesn't this require direct introduction 99.99999% of the time? Wouldn't it be more correct to characterize what he's describing as o...
by Yudron
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: anything similar to Choying Dzo...
Replies: 40
Views: 2802

Re: anything similar to Choying Dzo...

I just struggle reading Richard Barron's translations of Longchenpa's Seven Treasuries (what is published so far). It's a kind of Dharma English that is a little different from what I'm used to and prefer, and that makes it harder for me. Is there another English translation of the commentary to Ch...
by Yudron
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Himalayan trip - Help and tips request!
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Himalayan trip - Help and tips request!

Buy one of those cloth masks as soon as you see one and don't travel the main roads in Kathmandu without out it. It reduces how many particulates you inhale. The pollution can make you very sick very fast.

Even in McLeod Ganj, they burn their garbage—plastic and all. Avoid that smoke like the plague.
by Yudron
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tersar Roll Call
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: Dudjom Tersar Roll Call

Ha Ha. Lama Tharchin Rinpoche actually called it that, joking. It has now officially become a ngakpa house named Ngakchang Gatshal, translated by Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche (according to the intended meaning) as Happy Garden of Practitioners. I had the letters carved for a sign while I was in Dharamsh...
by Yudron
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tersar Roll Call
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: Dudjom Tersar Roll Call

Gyatrul Rinpoche's centers also mainly practice the Dudjom Tersar. Those are Tashi Choling in Oregon and Orgyen Dorje Den in Alameda California. Also the Abhaya Foundation in the Bay Area started in 2014, Tulku Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche. http://www.abhayafellowship.org/ All of these centers you have m...
by Yudron
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist fiction reviewers sought
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Buddhist fiction reviewers sought

Do you like novels? Free advance review copy (ARC) in epub or mobi format offered in exchange for an honest review posted on the 'zon between August 27 and Sept. 2. I need English-language reviewers for my latest Buddhist young adult novel, The Buddha of Lightning Peak . Must be comfortable with pro...
by Yudron
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Re "The Rain of Nectar of the Mantras Which Pacify a Myriad of Diseases"
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Re "The Rain of Nectar of the Mantras Which Pacify a Myriad of Diseases"

Yes. I've heard this referred to as simply the Mipham Ngakbum. Don't have a copy.
by Yudron
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche Program for People over 50
Replies: 0
Views: 829

Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche Program for People over 50

Lotus Circle: Elders Awakening New long-term practice program for people over fifty based in Oakland, California. Directed by Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche. In-depth practice of the Vajra Guru mantra of Guru Rinpoche. Begins summer 2016. Click https://lotuscircle.wordpress.com for more details. https://u...
by Yudron
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers
Replies: 85
Views: 10657

Re: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers

Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche will be teaching trekchö again at Pema Osel Ling (http://www.Vajrayana.org) in January, 2017. Usually, there is a specific percent of ngondro completion required before attending those. Details TBA. If you are over 50 and would like to be a dzogchen student of Rinpoche's, he...
by Yudron
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

Re: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA

Thanks, guys. I just read your messages. The party/reading went great, with a good number of folks for such a thing. I feel supported, and I do need a bit of that since this is a labor of love, not something I will profit from. Three more novels to go in this cycle. We need to reach youth through ma...
by Yudron
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

Re: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA

Just bumping this thread to remind Bay Area folks I'd love to see you this Saturday. :group:
by Yudron
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

Re: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA

dzogchungpa wrote:Congratulations, Yudron! :woohoo:

Dzogchungma and I would definitely have been there but we will be on retreat at an undisclosed location. :spy:
Wonderful!
by Yudron
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA

Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron Wangmo You are invited to a free book release party for my debut Buddhist young adult novel, Excavating Pema Ozer . I will read from the book and there will be party food and door prizes. Teens and adults welcome. (Reading is rated PG-13 by me) I’d love to m...
by Yudron
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen 3-year Retreats
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

Re: Dzogchen 3-year Retreats

Does anyone know of any 3-year retreats in the Dzogchen tradition (english-speaking)? Also, what are the prerequisites for being accepted into a 3-yr retreat? Also, you would want to check out Khentrul Lodro Thaye's center in Arkansas. They have a newer small three year retreat place. Also Garchen ...
by Yudron
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen 3-year Retreats
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

Re: Dzogchen 3-year Retreats

Does anyone know of any 3-year retreats in the Dzogchen tradition (english-speaking)? Also, what are the prerequisites for being accepted into a 3-yr retreat? Also, you would want to check out Khentrul Lodro Thaye's center in Arkansas. They have a newer small three year retreat place. Also Garchen ...
by Yudron
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen 3-year Retreats
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

Re: Dzogchen 3-year Retreats

http://www.vajrayana.org/drubdra/ As part of the program would be expected to do ngondro, three roots practices, and so on, all within the view of Dzogchen. They do not publicize their exact curriculum. Each three year retreat group going in does slightly different practices. Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoch...
by Yudron
Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: "V"s in Sanskrit
Replies: 24
Views: 3133

Re: "V"s in Sanskrit

Tingdzin, here are some samples of people with various Tibetan dialects and languages saying the same thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Siyr8zxoVOA