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by kukuripa
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Our Pristine Mind - Orgyen Chowang's new book
Replies: 78
Views: 11766

Re: Our Pristine Mind - Orgyen Chowang's new book

I have not read this thread,but I found this today on vimeo
Our Pristine Mind
https://vimeo.com/205333107
by kukuripa
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 6598

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

As a former smoker ,I can assure you that it harms your winds and channels,and so does weed.

But your attachment to tobacco may be a more serious impediment
by kukuripa
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 200
Views: 35077

Re: James Low & Simply Being

A link would be helpful
by kukuripa
Tue May 31, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dharmata teachings.
Replies: 153
Views: 35856

Re: Dharmata teachings.

Have you ever been to their place in Big Sur?
by kukuripa
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace - any experiences with his retreats?
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

Re: Alan Wallace - any experiences with his retreats?

Goenka's Vipassana retreat was probably the LEAST cultish experience I've ever had with Buddhist meditation (my first Zen retreat was around 1982, so I've been around a little). I would agree,and add that any of these Dzogchen centers,or any dharma center for that matter,tends to have an inner circ...
by kukuripa
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace - any experiences with his retreats?
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

Re: Alan Wallace - any experiences with his retreats?

lunak wrote:Thanks Kukuripa,

have you been to his workshops?
what is the title of the book yo9u mentioned?

Lu
Try this for starters
http://www.amazon.com/Stilling-Mind-Sha ... an+wallace
by kukuripa
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace
Replies: 10
Views: 1856

Re: Alan Wallace

I've never heard of any controversy personally. The only complaints I've heard leveraged against him is that due to his heavy background in Theravada, he sometimes has a tendency to reduce certain Dzogchen teachings into a Sutra-level exposition, but that's just what I've gathered from hearsay. Per...
by kukuripa
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers
Replies: 87
Views: 15420

Re: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers

Lunac,from the way you described yourself,and your concern about 700 euro for a retreat, you might want to explore Anapanasati rather than the 9th yana,and Goenka retreats are free
by kukuripa
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers
Replies: 87
Views: 15420

Re: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers

Just to point something out though, the OP Lunak has not logged on once since he made this post. Maybe he's seen the replies without logging on, or maybe not. But perhaps this thread should be laid to rest since it's been a lot of effort from various well intentioned people and even disagreement in...
by kukuripa
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace - any experiences with his retreats?
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

Re: Alan Wallace - any experiences with his retreats?

I really recommend Alan Wallace ,and I have heard many hours of his teaching,and that price is common for these kind of retreats,so do it if you can,but I think you can also learn that subject quite well from reading his book
by kukuripa
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace
Replies: 10
Views: 1856

Re: Alan Wallace

I have listened to Alan Wallace for maybe 2000 hours and have found him consistently reliable.He is the best teacher I have known in many years of study

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