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by bryandavis
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 6389

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Greetings, Malcolm wrote: Sakya Pandita asserts in the Muni's Intent that that Dzogchen is the name of the result of the nine Yānas of the Nyingma school, Mahāmudra is the name of the result of the new tantras. ChNN agrees with Sakya Pandita's perspective on this, so when he states that the result o...
by bryandavis
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation
Replies: 40
Views: 1110

Re: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation

Dear Zoom, To go back to your opening post: "T he first time, I felt the heat arise only in my arms, but the second time, the heat was appearing inside my whole body. The sensation of heat was pretty strong and clear, but disappeared immedeately when I moved my body a little bit. Obviously the sensa...
by bryandavis
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Reversal vs. Purification
Replies: 1
Views: 455

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: 5517

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: 2943

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: 2943

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: 2943

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: 2943

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: 2943

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: 1263

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: 4759

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: 386

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: 9862

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: 1667

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: 1667

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: 6326

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: 14
Views: 1863

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: 11230

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: 11230

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: 11230

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...

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