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by Reibeam
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2827

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Well, seeing that my OP which I thought was rather innocuous turn into this was quite amazing! :stirthepot: Amazingly off topic but maybe not...we just witnessed a lot of suffering :tongue: Thanks to those who chimed in on the actual question. :twothumbsup: Your right Malcolm, a few seconds of Insta...
by Reibeam
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2827

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Honestly, these discussions are silly. One thing they can certainly result in is a massive confusion -- plus an equally massive amount of unrealistic expectations for newcomers to Dzogchen. What do you mean by this exactly? I think its a valid thing to discuss and its something anyone can relate to...
by Reibeam
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2827

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Honestly, these discussions are silly. One thing they can certainly result in is a massive confusion -- plus an equally massive amount of unrealistic expectations for newcomers to Dzogchen. What do you mean by this exactly? I think its a valid thing to discuss and its something anyone can relate to...
by Reibeam
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2827

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

[...] when you are in this state, mental factors associated with pain of the body have no means of arising. I thought you were talking about the case of someone who is a buddha. In my first post where I said that pain cannot be felt you seemed to disagree. Or did you mean that it can be felt by som...
by Reibeam
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2827

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

heart wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:12 am
Jyoti wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:41 am
Presence is not a mean to escape from physical pain. Whatever mental/emotional association of the pain will still arise, these will not change due to presence.
So the Buddha was lying when he said that liberation is the end of suffering?

/magnus
:smile:
by Reibeam
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2827

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Presence is not a mean to escape from physical pain. Whatever mental/emotional association of the pain will still arise, these will not change due to presence. The question was not posed as a means to "escape" pain at all and your right it will still arise. I am referring more to using an intense e...
by Reibeam
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2827

Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Could someone comment on how tremendous physical pain (such as gout or a kidney stone) would be experienced if one were to be able to be in instant presence during that moment? My understanding is that this would be like any other experience except potentially more difficult. You would have the sens...
by Reibeam
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1573
Views: 129259

Re: Music time

A little fun...

by Reibeam
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 422358

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks Malcolm

BTW...I just bought your book. It was nice to see it for sale a Tara Mandala last month :twothumbsup:
by Reibeam
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 422358

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks Pero

I have a recording on another computer in another state. I figured someone would know on here instead of me having to buy it again for one minute detail.
by Reibeam
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 422358

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I was wondering if anyone remembers if in the Longsal Ngondro (six lokas combine with Vajrasattva) the long Vajrasattva mantra is sung the same way it is in the Shitro or if we do it the same way we do in the Ganapuja? If I am not mistaken I think you can do both depending on time and circumstances.
by Reibeam
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 422358

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hey Virgo...There is a separate text Rinpoche can give for the Sothig breathing. Typically, though he gives it during the Mandarava Drubchen along with explanations. He did last year and the year before. On another note: I was wondering if anyone remembers if in the Longsal Ngondro (six lokas combin...
by Reibeam
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Machig's sound method?
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Machig's sound method?

zenman wrote:What are those syllables? Phat something?

Yes, but it's generally considered bad form to publish a mantra like that on a public website so I was trying to be "subtle" myself... :spy:

So much for that :stirthepot:

Sent you a PM
by Reibeam
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Machig's sound method?
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Machig's sound method?

I found this bit of information from Tara Mandala-website: http://taramandala.org/about-kapala-training/ "Machig Lapdrön’s sound method for cutting through discursive thoughts." On Level Two of Kapala Training. Anyone know what it is? Sources? Thanks. I think that is a subtle way of referring to th...
by Reibeam
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Clearing Practice Space
Replies: 50
Views: 6055

Re: Clearing Practice Space

what about using the om sumbani mantras like was mentioned? Are you referring to the mantra used in the changchog practice that is transmitted by Chnn? If you have changchog book it explains a little in there. If so, you can burn guggul or dugdze (the sang powder pemachopel mentioned) and do the ma...
by Reibeam
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Enough of the Penis
Replies: 30
Views: 2640

Re: Enough of the Penis

There is probably more penis stuff everywhere because as a world society we are driven more by form and means than emptiness and wisdom. For many cultures phallic stuff is a symbol of power: Swords, guns, skyscrapers, flag poles, even the human body as a whole is kind of phallic. everywhere you look...
by Reibeam
Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: KANGLING
Replies: 24
Views: 7330

Re: KANGLING

I'm raising this old thread from the dead to address a question that came up when I visited the bookstore of a Tibetan center not far from my home. I've noticed that of all the materials available for kanglings, resin seems to be the least popular* among practitioners I've met. But at this center, ...
by Reibeam
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Books
Replies: 202
Views: 16453

Re: Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Books

I think it is much more strange that books on all the procedures of doing Kilaya practice are openly published for anyone to read, and no one says boo about those books, but when it comes to Dzogchen, everyone freaks out a little. And frankly, I think instructions on smad las rites should more rest...
by Reibeam
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Books
Replies: 202
Views: 16453

Re: Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Books

Basically, the difference between a real teacher of Dzogchen and someone who only teaches Dzogchen as a theory is that real teachers of Dzogchen teach Dzogchen as the basis. Others teach it as a result of a path, like Mahāmudra. In a real sense, when Dzogchen is taught as the apex of the nine yānas...
by Reibeam
Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practical question on ngondro
Replies: 28
Views: 3762

Re: Practical question on ngondro

I have a board, it's 7 Feet long and 3 feet wide. A friend of mine made it for me and it's beautiful. It's made from solid 150 year old Douglas fir (it's stupid heavy too). It's elevated 4 inches off the ground on 4x4s, but I stand on top it so I don't get some kind of advantage. Maybe one day I'll ...