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by KrisW
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2802

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

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 late. /magnus Everyone one has a choice in their lives, some choose to follow a guru, some follow a career, some pr...
by KrisW
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2802

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Just reflecting a bit and I'm not so certain that person who holds the teachings in fervent regard and devotion will accomplish the same level as someone who has overcome all doubt in understanding the ground, path, and fruition. I dont know what the Holy Writ says but it seems that a person who has...
by KrisW
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are 1% of Americans?
Replies: 38
Views: 712

Re: Where are 1% of Americans?

Keep the poor whites and poor blacks at each other's throats so they don't stop to realize this guy is screwing them both: https://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_small/0/3766/642443-monopoly.jpg That's exactly what it is. If poor whites and blacks can unite it would be a powerful force. This is...
by KrisW
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are 1% of Americans?
Replies: 38
Views: 712

Re: Where are 1% of Americans?

TharpaChodron wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:07 am


yeah, i'm sure. i've ended up watching MSNBC's Lockup:Oakland tonight lol

excuse the foul language, but it's a good song ;)


Oh snap :cheers:
by KrisW
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 83
Views: 2335

Re: The Future

So here's a little embarrassing story. :emb: I stay in the southern U.S. and Buddhism isn't really a thing here except for small pockets here and there. Anyways I went to a dharma center to try and connect with dharma practitioners and just see what's going on. So as I arrive to the center I walk up...
by KrisW
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Jigten Sumgon Chod
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Jigten Sumgon Chod


This appears to be the chod practice that Garchen Rinpoche is teaching on, it corresponds to pg. 10 and onwards of Jigten Sumgons Chod.
by KrisW
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 422330

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Jaya!Jaya! Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche !!
by KrisW
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 422330

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

heart wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:02 pm
florin wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:55 pm
Is this a teaching on the seven mind trainings from the dzogchen nyingthig ?
Maybe this: http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... plishments

/magnus
That'll be interesting.
by KrisW
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 422330

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What is Thun-mong?
:shrug:
by KrisW
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 57
Views: 1931

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

I'm just going to put this out there as a burning question that I have. Is there an all encompassing compendium of literature for a Nyingma practitioner? I know about those 2 books of volumes of Nyingma texts, but do they leave a lot out? I've got the important singular text here and there, like WO...
by KrisW
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Hi all. Was wondering if anyone had any specifics about the upcoming Yamantaka initiation in Boston this April. What sort of commitments does HHST typically give? And sort of related to another recent thread; how reconcilable is receiving this initiation from HHST if one is a Gelug FPMT practitione...
by KrisW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 162
Views: 3495

Re: Santa La Muerte

wordly, ambivalent and terrestial.
by KrisW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 422330

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Fa Dao wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:57 am
On p. 91 in The 21 Semdzins of Dzogchen Upadesha and p. 71 of the Song of the Vajra there is a practice called Semdzin Yugu that is attributed to Shri Singha. Does anyone have anymore background information on this practice?
Appears to be a practice of kumbhaka.
by KrisW
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 1487

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:14 pm

In Dzogchen teachings, three kāyas are path appearances and do not exist in the result.

So path vidya is a "radiance" juxtaposed to the stage of liberation?
by KrisW
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 63
Views: 9375

Re: Bodhi seed malas

https://www.dharmashop.com/products/tra ... bodhi-mala

Would like to hear thoughts or opinions on the mala beads in the link.
by KrisW
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 3694

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

smcj wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:48 am

When a westerner can do the things I've seen Tibetans do then fine. Until then, stick to the undiluted source.
:roll: :roll: :roll:
by KrisW
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Authentic?
Replies: 140
Views: 5111

Re: Authentic?

Inner Essence Tantra:
"Displays of the buddhas as objects are paths of illusion."
by KrisW
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Authentic?
Replies: 140
Views: 5111

Re: Authentic?

Uttaratantra : Just as the physical reflection of the King of the Gods appears in the pure ground of lapis lazuli, so does the physical reflection of the Lord of Sages appear in the pure ground of the mind of sentient beings.
by KrisW
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 48151

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

While this situation shouldn't effect me directly because I have no connection to these teachers. It does in a way. Why? Well simply because I don't know who's who or what sangha clique or sangha gang is privately involved. It's sort of suffocating to the point I'm not sure I want to seek out furthe...