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by bryandavis
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Reversal vs. Purification
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Reversal vs. Purification

Greetings all, Was digging around past topics trying to answer some questions in my own practice. Reversal of the lokas vs. Purification, any insights on the difference between the two methods? There is a few older post but not much discussion. As I see it (probably wrong) reversal is about getting ...
by bryandavis
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 71
Views: 4676

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

Perhaps Zhi Lam Drä Bu is a bad German attempt at saying teaching on the Ground, Path, and Fruit according to Dzogchen View? Zhi, base. Lam, path. Drä maybe like "Lam 'bras" path and fruit. To bad no Nyingthik Yabshi! Anybody have 2cents to say about Yumkha Dechen Gyalmo Wang? Any unique features et...
by bryandavis
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yantra Yoga compared to...
Replies: 53
Views: 2572

Re: Yantra Yoga compared to...

I understand it to be prep for completion stage practices in Kagyu, and done privately in a closed area. Is it customary to teach it that early and openly in Dzogchen? Bairo Trulkhor does not require a creation stage, though at one time it may have been associated with Śrī Heruka (aka Yang dag) sin...
by bryandavis
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yantra Yoga compared to...
Replies: 53
Views: 2572

Re: Yantra Yoga compared to...

I'm not too familiar with CNNR's system, other than a few videos I've seen, but in general are there the sorts of "Bebs" (forceful drops) found in Six Yogas Trulkhor in the Yantra systems, or in Dzogchen systems in general? There is a whole series in YY where beps are the ending movement of a seque...
by bryandavis
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yantra Yoga compared to...
Replies: 53
Views: 2572

Re: Yantra Yoga compared to...

There is an obvious parallel to modern transnational yoga's asanas in YY, which indicates to me that YY is not trulkhor in the traditional sense. When you say you were exposed to other trulkhor systems, do you mean like on YouTube? The Lamdre Yantra system also has a system of 32 asanas that greatl...
by bryandavis
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yantra Yoga compared to...
Replies: 53
Views: 2572

Re: Yantra Yoga compared to...

There is an obvious parallel to modern transnational yoga's asanas in YY, which indicates to me that YY is not trulkhor in the traditional sense. When you say you were exposed to other trulkhor systems, do you mean like on YouTube? Mostly youtube, vimeo, reddit forums, dreams, cartoons etc.. then a...
by bryandavis
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yantra Yoga compared to...
Replies: 53
Views: 2572

Yantra Yoga compared to...

Greetings all, ChNNR states he learned and received clarification on yantra yoga from his uncle, and this is the tradition practiced at adzom gar. My question is why is yy so different when compared to all the other trulkhor systems? Every other trulkhor system Ive been exposed to or have seen bares...
by bryandavis
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung monks with long hair
Replies: 12
Views: 1027

Re: Drikung monks with long hair

Does anyone know why a lot of Drikungpa monks have long hair? I've heard it's because of retreat commitments, but many seem to keep it outside of retreat as well, and you really don't see the same thing with other Kagyupas. There is a strong tradition of retreat in Drikung. Usually practitioners of...
by bryandavis
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Semen
Replies: 43
Views: 4525

Re: Semen

Greetings,

So if marrow changes into semen for men, what does it change into for women? The Ovum?

If semen is the physical support for tummo in men, then for women?

Thank for the answer to those that might know.

Bryan
by bryandavis
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Chakrasamvara Empowerment 7/30 10am
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Chakrasamvara Empowerment 7/30 10am

Chakrasamvara Empowerment w/ Drupon Rinchen Dorje

10am PST @ Garchen Buddhist Institute.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/eMg77mH49K6

:cheers:
by bryandavis
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche's 2017 Teaching Schedule
Replies: 73
Views: 9205

Re: Garchen Rinpoche's 2017 Teaching Schedule

Garchen Rinpoche & Chetsang Rinpoche teachings in Prescott, Az.
June 16th , 17th, 18th.

schedule on http://www.garchen.net look under monlam event.

http://www.ustream.tv/CHANNEL/EMG77MH49K6

9am - 6pm on the 16th & 17th
10am - 6pm on the 18th
:cheers:
by bryandavis
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body in Dzogchen Tantras?
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: Rainbow Body in Dzogchen Tantras?

Malcolm, So in essence, Rainbow body of the great transference or rainbody at the time of death allows Buddhahood with out going through the bardo process. Would the a practitioner of HYT be able to garner the same realization using the path of transformation? Or is this teritory explicit to Mengakd...
by bryandavis
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body in Dzogchen Tantras?
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: Rainbow Body in Dzogchen Tantras?

Malcolm wrote:
there is a kind of Buddhahood without rainbow body...
Would you be able to go into both sides of Buddhahood a bit more? One is without remainder and one is with, or is that only a piece of the pie?

Thank you for your time in advance.

Bryan.
by bryandavis
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tsa Lung
Replies: 41
Views: 6075

Re: Tsa Lung

Greetings, My two cents on the tsa-lung discussion is: As far as the yantra yoga system as transmitted by ChNNR, it would be advisable to take at least the intro course which can help understand the process breathing with regard to the holds that are used. In my opinion anything beyond that, you wou...
by bryandavis
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Yamantaka with Protection Sphere
Replies: 13
Views: 1529

Re: Yamantaka with Protection Sphere

Greetings, Just to clarify about the picture posted. The protection spheres above Yamantaka are not visualized like that per se. If you look at the image of the protection spheres in that image you will see a white stupa. In the very center of that stupa, within some other visualizations is where Ya...
by bryandavis
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 10530

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Tsongkhapafan wrote: Malcolm wrote: Tsongkhapafan wrote: as I have said before, generation stage is an essential part of the spiritual path and cannot be bypassed. It is not essential in the least. Buddha Vajradhara, Tilopa, Naropa and all realised Tantric adepts disagree with you. No, they don't. ...
by bryandavis
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 10530

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Generation stage isn't just nice to have or for dumber kids. There are two stages of Highest Yoga Tantra, not one. This is for a good reason but If you think you can experience results without creating causes, go ahead. Good luck. I was not saying Generation stage is for dumb kids. It was an analog...
by bryandavis
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 10530

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

[quote ...because generation stage practices are the cause of completion stage [/quote] Let’s say there are two kids being taught a lesson by a parent. The parent picks up a basket ball and tells both kids “kids, the world is a round orb, similar to this ball only a lot bigger, it might take time bu...
by bryandavis
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma schools in Arizona......please help me!
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Nyingma schools in Arizona......please help me!

Stefos, Regarding Garchen Institute, there is not really a full time lama there at the moment there. Also the local sangha is very small, perhaps four people coming up for the white tara practice done on sundays. Also, Garchen Rinpoche is not at the center year round. When he is around there are set...
by bryandavis
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Yamantaka Audio Stream Now
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Yamantaka Audio Stream Now

Greeings,

Live now is the audio stream for the last session of the Yamantaka Drupa, including tsog and smoke offering.

Good chance to hear some versified chanting in English as well. '

HTTP://WWW.USTREAM.TV/CHANNEL/EMG77MH49K6

All the best,

Bryan.