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by florin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7012
Views: 786159

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Anybody knows the tibetan script version of Dorje Kotrab's mantra as is practiced in DC ?
If you can help please feel free to PM me if you think is more appropriate.
Thank you.
by florin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Accepting a guru you haven’t personally met?
Replies: 39
Views: 4209

Re: Accepting a guru you haven’t personally met?

You do not need to have a personal relationship with them for them to be your guru. A lama who doesn't know your name, who you've only interacted with by sitting in a crowd in one mass empowerment: you have samaya with that lama just as much as with the lama who has tea with you once a week and giv...
by florin
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Physiological symptoms as a fruition of practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 2607

Re: Physiological symptoms as a fruition of practice?

Hey, DW I was wondering if it was common for physiological symptoms to occur from Vajrayana practices. I have been experiencing some curious things, but nothing alarming. The medical specialists I visit tell me I'm healthy and have no positive results on tests. symptoms vary, and usually, they come...
by florin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

You couldn't help yourself could you ? How fine of you. I am not surprised. After a few exchanges you always revert to personal and instead of sticking to debating the arguments you always feel the need to undermine your opponent by questioning their capacity and understanding. As you constructed y...
by florin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

Just concerning the entire reading tantras before receiving empowerment etc. debate. I once met a guy online, on daobums I believe. And what he basically believed is that you dont need a teacher, nor a lineage. You can just read a tantra and practice. And he did practice. I think he had a thing for...
by florin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

So, I think you've misunderstood this point. You couldn't help yourself could you ? How fine of you. I am not surprised. After a few exchanges you always revert to personal and instead of sticking to debating the arguments you always feel the need to undermine your opponent by questioning their cap...
by florin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

Citation please. And I doubt this refers to people who have never received any empowerment at all. But we will see when you explain to us where you found this. " Kongtrul further points out that a practitioner of tantra must have three kinds of confidence: confidence in the profound path of tantra ...
by florin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

Kongtrul is very clear on this point. Students who have faith and confidence in tantra and strong devotion to the vajra master should get aquatinted with tantras and the commentaries to develop clear understanding of the contents then receive the initiation. Citation please. And I doubt this refers...
by florin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

Sure they can. The advice is that people who are attracted to and have faith in vajrayana should study the tantras and commentaries before initiation. They should not. I am not sure from whom you heard this advice, but it is bad advice. Of course these days, everything is published and people are f...
by florin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

The education and preparation for entering tantra can take the simple form of being advised to study tantras and commentaries to gain a good understanding of the contents then one can proceed to take the empowerment. That's the point. One cannot study the commentaries and the tantras prior to recei...
by florin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

If someone received empowerment, etc., from a qualified master, they've entered Vajrayāna. There is the case where one is present at an empowerment, has the wish to take the empowerment, participates in the empowerment but has no education with respect to what actually happens. I believe that the e...
by florin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

the people who run the programs these days, decided that practitioners would gain more benefit by focusing on sutra related methods and reflections. :jawdrop: Well this is a shocker, and a saddening one, for sure. I have friends who have done several retreats in a row and there is lots to be said a...
by florin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

If someone received empowerment, etc., from a qualified master, they've entered Vajrayāna. There is the case where one is present at an empowerment, has the wish to take the empowerment, participates in the empowerment but has no education with respect to what actually happens. I believe that the e...
by florin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

which i think is very positive and more relatable. It depends on the person. Some people are less fortunate and do not have the capacity to enter Vajrayāna. Yes, quite possibly that after this few decades long experiment, people who appeared to enter Vajrayana in the end haven’t entered at all. So ...
by florin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

Rumor is Samye Ling no longer does 3 year retreats for Westerners. Yes no more three year retreats in samye ling. Some people in high places came to the conclusion that this format doesn’t bring much benefit to westerners. In their more elaborate Buddhist focused programs there is an orientation no...
by florin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4216

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

I really enjoyed Jacqueline Stone's presentation on Hongaku Shiso thought.
People from Dzogchen Community, who have in the past participated in retreats with Jim Valby, will probably recognise the amazing similarity of ideas.
by florin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sudden Realization
Replies: 96
Views: 5412

Re: Sudden Realization

As long as my views dont inherently conflict with the views of the users here I feel like I fit, but just like totarialism does not fit with democracy I will have to find out if I am not a totaliaran compared to your democracy or the other way around. It's really not about users here, as hopefully ...
by florin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Subtle body in Dzogchen
Replies: 28
Views: 2715

Re: Subtle body in Dzogchen

From what little i’ve read, the subject of this book seems to be related: https://www.amazon.com/THE-PROFOUND-INNER-PRINCIPLES/dp/1559394161/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3C8LK8X5LT4UQ&keywords=the+profound+inner+principles&qid=1579537358&s=books&sprefix=The+profound+inner+princi%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C210&sr=1-1
by florin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru yoga with Samantabhadra?
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Guru yoga with Samantabhadra?

In Nyingma, of course Guru Rinpoche is most often used for GY. Have you heard of anyone using Samantabhadra directly? Perhaps the Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra could be considered basically that. Kunjed Gyalpo Guru Yoga. It is described in vol 7 of the commentary to Kunjed Gyalpo translated by...
by florin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzamling Gar Song - text and meaning from CNN (link)
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Dzamling Gar Song - text and meaning from CNN (link)

If i am not mistaken there is a dance called the dance of the 12 A's that goes by the same name, Khalongdorjekar. It could be that they are one and the same thing with the one you mention above. Different dance, same name. There is the twelve A one, and then there is the one that is done on the klo...

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