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by florin
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

Ok, so how does it work then if a master say puts his handprint in solid stone or does something else that appears to be impossible by what we know of the laws of physics? Chogyal Namkahi Norbu and I were in his cabin once, and he showed me a picture of a Tibetan man, who with his siddhi had suppos...
by florin
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

First, is there such a thing and second if there is why is that whenever we ask for advice on our mundane worldly situation or on certain health issues we are advised, almost always, that we do the second best thing, tantric practice that is ? My question points towards something specific not just ...
by florin
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 17
Views: 348

The regenerative potential of primordial state

First, is there such a thing and second if there is why is that whenever we ask for advice on our mundane worldly situation or on certain health issues we are advised, almost always, that we do the second best thing, tantric practice that is ? My question points towards something specific not just t...
by florin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Beers and alcohol
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Beers and alcohol

I figured the nyingma section was the best to place this. So how is the nyingma view of alcohol ? Is it impure , vile and dangerous ? Is it something we must all avoid? Personally for me, I realised if I drink a little wine ( red ) , I can still maintain awareness and not completely lose it... so y...
by florin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4973
Views: 424261

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

THE LONGSAL DIVINATION OF DORJE YUDRÖNMA When this was first published as an ebook the responses were incpmplete, and there was to be an updated ebook sent out once the full set of responses was available. Does anyone know if this took place, please? I believe the manual was first published in 2012...
by florin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3335

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

It is important not to confuse pain with suffering. ("Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.") If your body is experiencing an injury, you will experience pain. Wishing that the pain would stop is suffering. Experiencing pain with presence would include noting the pain, recognizing and taking w...
by florin
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Public vs Private Mala???
Replies: 29
Views: 664

Re: Public vs Private Mala???

Yes, it is kept from everyone if you want to be serious. /magnus Shall keep that in mind and to heart. Also does the public mala need to be blessed before being used? I assume if I get new private mala,I need it to be blessed by lama first before using it. I have done several retreats with the Lama...
by florin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?
Replies: 34
Views: 1113

Re: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?

At any rate, the last time you posted here some years ago there was a huge language barrier issue, so hopefully we can remain mindful of that. I am not aware I have change any of my language now as compare to that time. Well, i would say that is the problem. I for one don't understand a word you sa...
by florin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1906

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

dzogchungpa wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:32 pm
If you are interested in Dzogchen teachings, get thee to a Dzogchen master.

Or, at least, a Dzogchennery.
You mean a dzogchen nunnery ?
by florin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1906

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

What are you on about?
Who closed which forum and why?
What's going on?
by florin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins

Each level has its prelims and main practice. Yes that is what i meant more or less. I could be wrong but in my understanding, the view of CNNR when it comes to longde about when and in what circumstances we should praxtice it, assumes that we have tried lots of preliminaries and variety of practic...
by florin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins

Interesting....Thanks Malcolm! So no prelims...they would just jump right in with Anuyoga style Ngondzog Gyalpo and 4 Da? But if you do SMS program you would do lots of preliminaries before getting at the longde level isn't it ? Each level has its prelims and main practice. Yes that is what i meant...
by florin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins

Fa Dao wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:12 pm
Interesting....Thanks Malcolm! So no prelims...they would just jump right in with Anuyoga style Ngondzog Gyalpo and 4 Da?

But if you do SMS program you would do lots of preliminaries before getting at the longde level isn't it ?
by florin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4973
Views: 424261

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I am sorry if I made some confusion, like Pero say the sothig is a part of Mandarava practice. There is however this book: http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=359 For the specific tsa-lung practices in this book you need a specific lung, which rinpoche gave once...
by florin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Context of Pointing out instructions
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: Context of Pointing out instructions

Are pointing out instructions always explicity identified before or after they are given? I've been in two separate situations in the past week where two separate teachers told me what the nature of mind was. One was a formal teaching in a room full of students, another was in an informal conversat...
by florin
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4973
Views: 424261

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

There's a bit of delay between the audio and the video for me, but apart from that I haven't had any connection issues, and that's the most important thing. Also the quality of the audio and video seems to be better. Congrats, and thanks so much to the webcast team! I wondered about that I am on hi...
by florin
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4973
Views: 424261

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Well if you friend wants to practice dzogchen he would need to receive transmission so in that respect he must attend the part where rinpoche explains the ritual of guru yoga and what everything means. But is not clear at what point during the retreat will rinpoche give the transmission.The rest is...
by florin
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4973
Views: 424261

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Im planing on following the full treat and i have recived transmition before but i have a friend who is his first time and he doesnt know id she can follow the full retreat. What are the indispensable parts of the retreat that she cant miss Well if you friend wants to practice dzogchen he would nee...
by florin
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN teaching retreat & webcast this week - help
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: ChNN teaching retreat & webcast this week - help

I was given a pdf too, but that is only for the world-wide transmission as far as I know. If one gets the Guruyoga book they could only read the pages that explain the world-wide transmission they are going to attend. For retreats it seems there is no need for any preparation. You can read the enti...
by florin
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN teaching retreat & webcast this week - help
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: ChNN teaching retreat & webcast this week - help

The first one I did someone gave me a PDF of the practices for the worldwide transmission anniversaries. Not sure if that was kosher or not, the best thing is to get the Guru Yoga book. I seem to remember recently that people might be able to purchase it prior to transmission for just this reason.....