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by Arnoud
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 44
Views: 3826

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

The first has lots to do with samayas and it is mostly fault of the students if there are breakages and it takes toll on teachers lifespan (unless teacher broke them ofc). I'd say that it is highly irrelevant if he is a head of a lineage or a head cheerleader really. I don't think lineage head and ...
by Arnoud
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 44
Views: 3826

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

The first has lots to do with samayas and it is mostly fault of the students if there are breakages and it takes toll on teachers lifespan (unless teacher broke them ofc). I'd say that it is highly irrelevant if he is a head of a lineage or a head cheerleader really. I don't think lineage head and ...
by Arnoud
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 44
Views: 3826

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

It is not inauspicious for him, it is inauspicious for us. Unless he is not as realized as we think he is and his position was too high for his realization? I am sure there is a lot of karmic weight on the lineage heads' shoulders. Weight that beings such as HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche could easily...
by Arnoud
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 44
Views: 3826

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

I wouldn't be so quick to judge a masters passing as in auspicious. What do we know? It is not inauspicious for him, it is inauspicious for us. Unless he is not as realized as we think he is and his position was too high for his realization? I am sure there is a lot of karmic weight on the lineage ...
by Arnoud
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

Thanks JD and Malcolm. Much appreciated.

Malcolm, is there not such a thing as liberation of the mind which does not spill over into physical phenomena?
by Arnoud
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

Sometimes chaos in life is a good marker I think, particularly in how we can handle and integrate obstacles that arise in said chaos. Then just the standard stuff, are you less quick to anger, less self-centered etc. etc. Although I somewhat agree with these signs, especially when I see some people...
by Arnoud
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche's termas
Replies: 13
Views: 1410

Re: Mipham Rinpoche's termas

Any idea why he held this opinion? He probably saw the pitfalls of ever new termas. Since when is the warm breath of the Dakinis a pitfall? Having received the Dojo Bumzang from HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche I would say the breath is still plenty warm on the old termas. I do practice a new terma but ...
by Arnoud
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche's termas
Replies: 13
Views: 1410

Re: Mipham Rinpoche's termas

Sennin wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:15 pm
dzoki wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:19 am
...He opined that old termas such as those of Guru Chowang and Nyangral Nyima Ozer are sufficient and there is no need to reveal anything else.
Any idea why he held this opinion?
He probably saw the pitfalls of ever new termas.
by Arnoud
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 155
Views: 14788

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Thank you very much Malcolm. Truly extraordinary. How long did it take you to translate the whole text? Must have been a few days. :smile: BTW, if anyone has lack of funds but has the requirements to read this text, please let me know. I will pay for three sets and shipping for those who can't affo...
by Arnoud
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 155
Views: 14788

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Thank you very much Malcolm. Truly extraordinary. How long did it take you to translate the whole text? Must have been a few days. :smile: BTW, if anyone has lack of funds but has the requirements to read this text, please let me know. I will pay for three sets and shipping for those who can't affo...
by Arnoud
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 56
Views: 2618

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

I think it was Malcolm who said: "Don't integrate Dharma into your life. Integrate your life into the Dharma." Thought that was pretty good.
by Arnoud
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 19591

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:24 pm
They have turned Trungpa into a very successful brand.
Yes, by staying quiet they have turned it into a successful brand.

At the same time they give themselves leeway for similar behavior and create a space where such behavior is accepted. And on the circle goes.
by Arnoud
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Pics from my recent trip.
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: Pics from my recent trip.

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :twothumbsup:
by Arnoud
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 8496

Re: Crazy Wisdom

but where does it come from? It was a term CTR connected with Dorje Drollo. It has been since coopted to describe unconventional behavior by realized yogins, as well as by grifters who try to bilk naive aspirants. Malcolm, What would be acceptable unconventional behavior in your eyes and what would...
by Arnoud
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for a retreat in Nepal
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Looking for a retreat in Nepal

I have heard good things about this place:

http://www.druponrinpoche.org/
by Arnoud
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How many practitioners visit a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine?
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: How many practitioners visit a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine?

I had my pulse taken by an advanced student of TM. Does that count?
by Arnoud
Thu May 31, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: a silly request
Replies: 41
Views: 1391

Re: a silly request

Jesse,

After what you have been through, take care of yourself first. I understand your feelings but you have to be careful. As a reader, I see sooo many red flags in this whole story. Don't let it throw you back to where you were.

Best of luck.

Arnoud
by Arnoud
Thu May 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje

to feel that others’ claims on us undercut our freedom. We experience our relationships as ties that bind us and limit our freedom.
I think many people who start contemplating renunciation have these feelings. Can't imagine people who don't. :tongue:
by Arnoud
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 155
Views: 14788

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

The initial draft of the Rangdrol took about three months, finished in Dec 2011, and subsequently, five drafts. The initial draft of the Rangshar took about 6-7 months, that was completed in October 2012. It subsequently went through six drafts. Then, after a hiatus where we worked on Buddhahood (o...

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