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by Soap-Bubble
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 1996

Re: Recognizing rigpa

Rigpa vs. samatha, etc. is a bit complicated. There's a very good article on this topic by Elias Carpiles: http://webdelprofesor.ula.ve/humanidades/elicap/en/uploads/Biblioteca/samadhi_and_dhyana.pdf Would it be considered, "stealing teachings" if I were to reach out to the DC and maybe attend a web...
by Soap-Bubble
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: CHNN - WorldwideTransmission 5/3/15 resource/text question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

Re: CHNN - WorldwideTransmission 5/3/15 resource/text questi

It's best to know the melodies and pronunciation, which the book alone won't provide.

If anyone else needs text, audio, and explanations for the upcoming WWT, do tell.
by Soap-Bubble
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Khandro?
Replies: 148
Views: 20757

Re: Pema Khandro?

Thank you, mutsuk.
by Soap-Bubble
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Khandro?
Replies: 148
Views: 20757

Re: Pema Khandro?

mutsuk wrote:Agreed. Not to mention the Aro-gter endorsement which was mentioned above in this thread.
What's wrong with Aro-gter?

I've heard only a little of that direction so far and I'd appreciate someone enlightening me. This is for self-education, not for enjoying scandals or whatever.
by Soap-Bubble
Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Dzogchen only accidentally Buddhist?
Replies: 166
Views: 16622

Re: Is Dzogchen only accidentally Buddhist?

Even the "state", whatever you mean by that, is not "pure" Dzogchen. Buddhahood might be "pure" Dzogchen. But as long as we are on a path, our Dzogchen is not "pure." Now we're discussing a different thing, when I said what I said I for one really wasn't discussing what rigpa is and whether it's di...
by Soap-Bubble
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Dzogchen only accidentally Buddhist?
Replies: 166
Views: 16622

Re: Is Dzogchen only accidentally Buddhist?

Malcolm wrote:ChNN himself has said many times there is no such thing as "pure Dzogchen."
I was making a distinction between the simplified body of practices and the state. Which one do you think ChNN refers to?
by Soap-Bubble
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Dzogchen only accidentally Buddhist?
Replies: 166
Views: 16622

Re: Is Dzogchen only accidentally Buddhist?

I believe that this tendency of "pure dzogchen" bare-bones approach that people argue with is often not dzogchen, but rather people who lack clarity simplifying the teaching. Therefore bad reputation. When something is confusing, there is a great tendency to throw away the weird baggage and suddenly...
by Soap-Bubble
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 5 Buddha families & their samaya(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: 5 Buddha families & their samaya(s)

Thank you, that's really nice.
by Soap-Bubble
Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama and trust
Replies: 80
Views: 6506

Re: Lama and trust

Often teachers have no big influence on what's going on and people around them make decisions. Closing your center might have never been his intent, his might have even been against it, but... Samsara! In your shoes I would grab the last straw and email him or maybe reach him through other people an...
by Soap-Bubble
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 5 Buddha families & their samaya(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 968

5 Buddha families & their samaya(s)

I received the samaya (or multiples of those?) of five buddha families from two teachers and for two different empowerments and I still do not know what they are! Neither of them explained, and googling doesn't shed any light on existence of a samaya related to buddha families. I found a video of so...
by Soap-Bubble
Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Free Yearlong Course on Soul Retrieval Jan.10
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Free Yearlong Course on Soul Retrieval Jan.10

Big thanks for all your posts about upcoming teachings, Lhasa, they're always very useful.
:hug:
by Soap-Bubble
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Root Longde text-Dzin Dharmabodhi
Replies: 22
Views: 3978

Re: Root Longde text-Dzin Dharmabodhi

That means that one needs support. Who is going to give you support if you want to practice longde? Rinpoche will once again be providing transmission of ati soon. What else does anyone need for success with longde? :smile: I understand complaints about lack of personal advise or lack of texts, how...
by Soap-Bubble
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Five elements
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Five elements

5 dhyani buddhas represent skandhas\wisdoms and 5 elements are represented by their consorts. I think this picture is a bit theoretical, though, and whether any direct connection between elements and wisdoms exist I don't know. There are differences between buddhist traditions sometimes, like water ...
by Soap-Bubble
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Five elements
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Five elements

Five elements are connected to energy, we balance out our energy issues to improve its condition. A lot depends on it, not only health, but clarity of mind, memory, well-being, defense from provocations, capacity, etc. Unbalanced energy can be a reason of failure to recognize rigpa.
by Soap-Bubble
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Namkhai Norbu Oct 20-26th, Ati Rigpai Khujug
Replies: 0
Views: 525

Namkhai Norbu Oct 20-26th, Ati Rigpai Khujug

RETREAT SCHEDULE, open webcast (Australian Time, GMT+10) October 20th, 5-7pm, Introduction. Tridlung of Ati Guru Yoga. October 21st, 10am-12pm, Explanation of the Jyon-jyung of Rig-pai Khu-jyug.Tridlung of Short Thun. October 21st, 5-8pm, Singing and dancing Tibetan songs and dances. October 22nd, ...
by Soap-Bubble
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Some Questions About Goma Devi-Jnanadakini-Longsal Root
Replies: 40
Views: 4841

Re: Some Questions About Goma Devi-Jnanadakini-Longsal Root

I took it as in order to practice the more elaborate deity sadhanas we need the full "tsawang" of that practice (root initiation) as opposed to the donwang which the essence or brief one? Can't be true, I received Longsal Longde which was mentioned above by Rinpoche, the donwang of Ngondzog Gyalpo ...
by Soap-Bubble
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Some Questions About Goma Devi-Jnanadakini-Longsal Root
Replies: 40
Views: 4841

Re: Some Questions About Goma Devi-Jnanadakini-Longsal Root

Additionally, these are replies I received from a 4th level SMS instructor, translated: Donwang happened online, full intitation didn't happen online. Root initiation gives a right to read some of the Longsal texts. To practice you usually need a separate empowerment. I said I was still unclear whet...
by Soap-Bubble
Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Some Questions About Goma Devi-Jnanadakini-Longsal Root
Replies: 40
Views: 4841

Re: Some Questions About Goma Devi-Jnanadakini-Longsal Root

Pero, haha! And I repeated after you without thinking! Very funny :lol:
by Soap-Bubble
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Some Questions About Goma Devi-Jnanadakini-Longsal Root
Replies: 40
Views: 4841

Re: Some Questions About Goma Devi-Jnanadakini-Longsal Root

I've already asked instructors, now awaiting reply. If for some reason they don't reply or aren't certain, I'll ask Rinpoche.