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by Sherab Rigdrol
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6695
Views: 682898

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The damaru isn’t used in medium and long tuns. A ritual drum is used in the Ngagkong but it’s not necessary.

Best resource for the mudras is the Tundus Tundrin Tungyas dvd.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: working hard
Replies: 56
Views: 2520

Re: working hard

A lot of people, including some teachers, do seem to taken the gentler approach and say 'just do your best' or the like. It is a trick. :smile: Your best is 100% of your current capacity. There is nothing gentle about that. Maybe I should pm you, but anyhow, is it a good idea to ask for your teache...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 2433

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

I thought your letter was very practical Greg. :thumbsup:
by Sherab Rigdrol
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 2433

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Sherab-la, "I think that most westerners entered the dharma coming from some judeo-christian background and as a result when asked to donate to dharma centers/teachers etc/ are more resistant to practice generosity." I'm not sure why you say this. Why would coming from a Judeo-Christian background ...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 2433

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Sherab Rigdrol, I agree the tone is a little off-putting. I think Tulku Sherdor is leaking some of His frustration dealing with Western Dharma students. I think He's responding to the very tough position some of His students place Him in. As a Teacher, He can't directly tell His students they need ...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 2433

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Tulku Sherdor of Blazing Wisdom in Saugerties, NY, and heart-son of Orgyen Kusum Lingpa, posted the following on FB today. I thought it was useful and so am re-posting it here. I've put it under Tibetan Buddhism because He makes a number of allusions to specifically Vajrayana Buddhism. Twenty Simpl...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche & Buddha Shakyamuni
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche & Buddha Shakyamuni

Ok, this is mirroring your previous thread in the dzogchen subforum, which was answered adequately.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen

The thread is on thin ice.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen

The first of the twelve primordial teachers is Tönpa Nangwa Tampa, the last one is Buddha Shakyamuni who didn’t teach directly Dzogchen teaching. Indeed among the twelve teachers someone taught the Dzogchen teaching directly, someone indirectly. Buddha Shakyamuni did not transmit the Dzogchen teach...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen

Yungdrung, you are posting in the Dzogchen subforum and your question has been adequately answered.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen

Garab Dorje was an emanation of Buddha Shakyamuni.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 111
Views: 10909

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Unlocking this. However if it becomes a battleground it will be shut down.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6695
Views: 682898

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hello. I just finished reading the practice of Guru Medicine Buddha booklet. On page 11, the instructions say, '...we sing the following invocation', and it starts with E MA HO. Is there a recording of the Guru Padmasambhava as Medicine Buddha melody available? I only have the audio on how to prono...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is he smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Is he smoking ?

So awesome that you found footage of him. I too am fascinated by him and would love to meet him someday. I have the sneaking suspicion he might be the real deal as well. Instead of wanting to meet him I would want to be able to reach his level of attainment (ie be him). We quite obviously need many...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is he smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Is he smoking ?

So awesome that you found footage of him. I too am fascinated by him and would love to meet him someday. I have the sneaking suspicion he might be the real deal as well. This is from the Naldjor facebook page. "Dzogchen Khyentse Rinpoche (rdzogs chen mkhyen brtse rin po che, d.u.) Dzogchen Khyentse ...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 4658

Re: Simhamukha Retreat @ Tara Mandala, May 19-27

Personally I could afford going to Tara Mandala or place like that but that would be once or max twice a year. With lower rates I can join a retreat almost every month. More examples: 4 day retreat with James Low, incl. meals, camping and teachings: 180BP/236.64 usd 14 days with Keith Dowman in Spa...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche renounced monastic
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche renounced monastic

I think it’s fantastic and wish him nothing but the best.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Re: Was CTR the first lama in the US?

Adamantine, Actually, we were not allowed to sell any rupas, consecrated or otherwise. So no statues, no thangkas, no rice-paper block-prints of Deities. We only sold "ethnographica," i.e., Tibetan chatzkes. We did sell bells and dorjes, phurbas, and malas, both new and antique. At that time, there...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 60
Views: 3596

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

passel wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:28 am
Love that first sentence, second is just pissin' in the wind.
Nah, he seemed like he was in an incredible bliss. It was palpable.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 60
Views: 3596

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

I go with open as it develops clarity a lot quicker. I too noticed ChNN with his eyes closed a lot during SoV etc.a lot. However I'm sure he was in a state that nor you and I could ever imagine. There is no way to judge just exactly what was arising for him. The one thing you can say for sure is th...

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