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by Tongnyid Dorje
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904282

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

sometimes its seems that whole DharmaWheel are ChNNR students. :smile:
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904282

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I'm going to have to check out. I thought maybe I could contribute something useful, but I was probably wrong, for me this is turning into airing our dirty laundry in public. If we had a private DC forum that's one thing, but I don't think an open dharma board that has nothing to do with our commun...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904282

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I’m not sure what you mean by that. As has been said above: First, the first practice in the common preliminaries is there for a reason. Death is certain, it’s time of arrival is not, so we should never wait to practice. That includes seeking out practices and teachers. Second, waiting doesn’t just...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904282

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Guys, I understand it is a bit difficult as it seems unclear how the transmission will continue, those empowered to do so don't show any interest at the moment, but what I heard from the Namkhai family was lets wait at least 3 years, not just one year, before thinking about the long term future of ...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904282

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

But there are a lot of people in the DC that been teaching for decades and "lung" is normally not something requiring that the person giving it is fully realised. There are also other masters that can give direct introduction. So it all comes down to the Longsal teachings. If you have taken on a po...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904282

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This situation is a bit mystery for me. We should pretend we dont know anything and nothing is going on. Should we wait for another year to be it official and topic for public discussion? Is this "dzogchen way" of integrating?
by Tongnyid Dorje
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904282

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Can anyone shed any light on the slightly confusing emails about a meeting with Yeshi Namkhai? Just received another one clarifying that it seems to be up to those attending what they share and how. I have no idea what any of it is about or even that there was a meeting. lol :) well, there was a me...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Troma Ngondro
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: Troma Ngondro

Oh thanks, Octo, I hadn't spotted that before. Very nice indeed. It is, isn't it? He ended the retreat in Valencia with a passionate denouncement of those who use the Dharma to make money, build up their status or benefit from it in any mundane way., insisting that we are here to serve the society ...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Troma Ngondro
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: Troma Ngondro

Actually, the complete text of the Troma Nakmo ngondro (as well as of the four TN feasts) can be found here https://www.dudjominternationalfoundation.com/dudjom-tersar-practices/troma-nakmo/ It is available to all interested, for free. This is the main official website of Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa R...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8655

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

As for me ... well we are here and we are qu... buddhists. I mean I get it why it is so strange to see people in zen, and stuff but zennies and their priests are rocking their traditional japanies outfists without any problem. People can practice karate, judo etc in those special clothes. Why shoul...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8655

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

To those of you who have taken the vows has it helped to tak them and wear the garments as a sort of reminder of your practice? yes, sure. as also Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche wrote in one of his books (I think it was What makes you Not a buddhist, or the second one, commentary to ngondros), ...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8655

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I am watching this argument, and it seems impossible, largely because there are different ideas of what ngakpa means, and different identities associated with the term. 1. ngakpa may refer to any practitioner of mantra. 2. ngakpa may indicate a lay practitioner identity contrasted with monastic ide...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8655

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I have never made a comment about pretence which is directed at you, or generally against wearing robes as a Ngakpa, but I'm sure if people are feeling sensitive and upset they will find something to misinterpret. My perspective defined is pretty simple: yes, directly you didnt madde such comment. ...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8655

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

But I will allow myself a belly laugh when I see a certain band of westerners who also base their path on a recent British Ngakpa's dream and dress up like an explosion in a brocade factory. ;) This is called "arguing from the exception." But seriously: You still cannot judge the people that follow...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8655

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Well, with my two coins/posts in this threadd I just wanted to support ngakpas in the West, cos Im also part of dudjom ngakpa sangha. I believe, that everyone involved in ngakpa tradition knows, what she/he is doing. At this point I lost the last small taste for bringing any more arguments above wha...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8655

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

So it IS true then. Dressing up and impersonating a Ngakpa brings true siddhis! :rolling: You know, you could rejoice in the attainments of practitioners, instead of mocking them. That way you would share in their merit, instead of generating a mind full of jealousy. And you could do with acquiring...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8655

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Tendzin Norbu eventually progressed through the second (dge tshul)and third (dge slong) ordinations and became a fully ordained bhikßu.In the autobiographer’s retrospective view, although he was steadfastlydetermined to uphold fastidiously the complete vows, he always wore themonastic robes with a ...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8655

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Interresting thread. I understand the "ngakpa" as all kinds of things, from ritual expert, to really strongly practicing person/yogi. I think here in West its mainly the second one. Or at least it should be. To call someone fake ngakpa just bc he hasnt done three yrs retreat, or whatever reason, is ...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904282

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So, mourning time is over for few weeks and still no announcenment about how will be community in future, what are plans about carrying transmission to possible new commers, who will lead community and so on. I suppose we have here some guys from international gakyil. If so, could anyone comment on...
by Tongnyid Dorje
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904282

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

whatever you say!

this whole debate I started to discuss the future of IDC and Rinpoches transmission after year of mourning was over...

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