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by bryandavis
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Empowerment needed for tummo?
Replies: 17
Views: 896

Re: Empowerment needed for tummo?

One could also receive the oral instructions on tummo from Lama Garchen Rinpoche in the form of Om Ah Hum / Vajra Recitation he openly gives at almost every teaching, be it in person or webcast. At times this is conjunct with an empowerment and at other times it is just a subject he his speaking on....
by bryandavis
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreats in tb
Replies: 63
Views: 1639

Re: Retreats in tb

Daily Life vs. Retreat is what this thread should be retitled as. Its not so polarized really is it? It seem more like a matter of time / familiarization. If you spend a year, or three, or nine in a more isolated retreat setting you simply have the possibility of (add descriptive here..... absorb, f...
by bryandavis
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreats in tb
Replies: 63
Views: 1639

Re: Retreats in tb

I have some pieces of information of meditation retreats in Tibetan buddhism and was hoping if someone could enlighten me about it. Some are said to do so called box retreats, sitting upright up to 20 hours a day. On a typical long term closed retreat schedule one will practice in four sessions a d...
by bryandavis
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyung Ney
Replies: 17
Views: 1481

Re: Nyung Ney

Last year I spoke with a shangpa lama im California who said "without doing a few nyungnye retreats then not much benefit of practicing higher teachings." Also curious if others here encountrred any practice in the Tibetan tradition that is really pure kriyatantra? I have personally never come acros...
by bryandavis
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: West Side Los Angeles
Replies: 0
Views: 249

West Side Los Angeles

Greetings, Any Dharma wheel peeps live on the west side of L.a. or Santa Monica area? I am visiting my friends for a week here and would like to borrow a pair of small kapalas the weekend of the 31st, August for a short practice. PM if you can help out. I have transportation so can pick up or meet s...
by bryandavis
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 8573

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: 1875

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: 625

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: 6976

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: 3936

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: 3936

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: 3936

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: 3936

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: 3936

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: 1652

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: 5243

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: 474

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: 10894

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: 1827

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: 1827

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.

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