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by zenman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?
Replies: 19
Views: 1496

Re: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?

"The receiving of dzogchen introduction is not dependent on a completion of a ngondro." Actually, teaching Dzogchen to a student without that student having completed ngondro is a minority position in my experience. So your opinion is correct in terms of some Teachers and incorrect in terms of many...
by zenman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 6809

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Longchenpa also says: "Although one might have a simple interest in this spiritual approach, the chances of having the good fortune to perceive it thoroughly are not even that of a one-hundredth portion split from a single hair. There are those who swagger in their undiscriminating ignorance, whose...
by zenman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 4997

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Three more minutes of poking around their website and I found a budget report. Just looking at the 1 year retreat numbers in that report, we see 42,231 USD expected income vs 48,580 expected cost. So, no earnings. Some of the major expenses, salary, insurance, taxes (about 16,000), meals and lodgin...
by zenman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 4997

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Three more minutes of poking around their website and I found a budget report. Just looking at the 1 year retreat numbers in that report, we see 42,231 USD expected income vs 48,580 expected cost. So, no earnings. Some of the major expenses, salary, insurance, taxes (about 16,000), meals and lodgin...
by zenman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Training places in the West, Free of charge
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Training places in the West, Free of charge

In the retreat thread 3 year retreats were mentioned. Is it true that one can not find them free of charge anywhere in the West?

This whole question leaves out the preferred lineage or teachings, of course. Just curious.
by zenman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Training places in the West, Free of charge
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Training places in the West, Free of charge

Miroku wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:29 pm
There are some places where things are based on generosity and you can be there for "free" and receive teachings for free.
That is what I mean. What places?
by zenman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Training places in the West, Free of charge
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Training places in the West, Free of charge

Hello

In relation to recent discussion of retreat prices in State and Europe, I'd like to ask about vajrayana temples in the West that offer their teachings and training entirely free of charge. Are there any?

Thanks
by zenman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Unclear parts of Longsal Divination of Dorje Yudronma
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

Re: Unclear parts of Longsal Divination of Dorje Yudronma

I recall vaguely about Yudronma but am not sure, nor am I sure about the dates. What should I do?
by zenman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Unclear parts of Longsal Divination of Dorje Yudronma
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

Re: Unclear parts of Longsal Divination of Dorje Yudronma

I joined Rinpoche's webcasts several times over the years. Does this meet the requirement to purchase this book? I am not sure which lungs he gave.
by zenman
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharma name
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Dharma name

I’ve really grown to love my dharma name and would like to have a son and give it to him. Is that cool? It may seem cool but no, it isn't. I know this couple who had their first child at the peak of their spiritual enthusiasm and named their boy "Shanti" (which in my country's masculine culture is ...
by zenman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 43
Views: 4131

Re: three year retreat experiences?

I’m going to speak Kagyu heresy and float the idea that maybe Kongtrul’s 3 year retreat formula isn’t the best vehicle for transmitting Dharma to the West. Maybe people should learn fewer practices and learn to actually master them. Perhaps something like Ngondro, Shamans & Chenrezig. As it is now ...
by zenman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 9419

Re: Diane Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

The following is an open letter from Lady Diana Mukpo to the Shambhala community: ...I know that there is one person who has prominently spoken up about feeling traumatized by the Vidyadhara and those around him... One only huh? Have seen at least a handful who had things to say. How weak is she to...
by zenman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can deva go to padma sambhava pureland if they want ?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Can deva go to padma sambhava pureland if they want ?

Not if they want to. No one can by merely wanting but because of deep devotion, commitment and practice.
by zenman
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is he smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

Re: Is he smoking ?

However, remember that the Mahasiddha Dudjom Lingpa smoked and could exhale that smoke through the pores of His skin due to His tsa-lung practice. Even so, in His next life as H.H. Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, He had terrible asthma as a karmic residue to having smoked tobacco while Thrak-thung Dudj...
by zenman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Colorado Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Colorado Rinpoche?

It’s not unique for BOD to vote on their teacher’s title?
by zenman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Colorado Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Colorado Rinpoche?

Anyone? Pema Chophel?
by zenman
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Colorado Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Colorado Rinpoche?

Saw this message in old thread. Tried to pm pemachophel but it didn’t go through. Who is the teacher referred to? Tibetan or American? Thanks. ”There is a Lama here in Colorado who taught under his own name for 10 years or more without really attracting more than a dozen or so rotating students. The...
by zenman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets

As I walk on the streets everyday, I keep chanting the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum". I like to know how do I spread the energies of the mantra to all beings of all existences, particularly to everyone who pass by me, as I walk in the streets? :thanks: It spreads by itself, no need to spread it. You c...
by zenman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 4839

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

Copied from Facebook, ”Do not confuse the archetype of teacherness with the personality talking (to you) at the moment. Just as it is important that you don't confuse your own innate buddhanature with the personality you are manifesting as at the moment. Guru Yoga probably has more misunderstanding ...
by zenman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

Miroku wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:55 pm
zenman wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:41 pm
Miroku wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:31 pm


Well, dream yoga is usually practiced at night or also optionally around noon.
Yes but that is because of the common times of sleep, not because of some unknown mystical factor x that could make the practice counterproductive...
That was a joke. :sage:
Roger that, 36.

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