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by LolCat
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 71
Views: 2349

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Would it matter that non-arya Bodhisattvas may be very afflicted, does the force of the Bodhisattva aspiration ensure beings are benefited even if they don't consciously intend it? I can imagine Arya Bodhisattvas having powers like clairvoyance which would help them know what sentient beings need, ...
by LolCat
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 71
Views: 2349

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Would it matter that non-arya Bodhisattvas may be very afflicted, does the force of the Bodhisattva aspiration ensure beings are benefited even if they don't consciously intend it? I can imagine Arya Bodhisattvas having powers like clairvoyance which would help them know what sentient beings need, b...
by LolCat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source

Found it, thank you!
by LolCat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source

Oh yes, I am a DC member and already have the book. I will look for the material this weekend, I think I must have already read through it, but I probably didn't pay it the attention it deserved.
by LolCat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source

Thank you for the answer! I googled and I think you are referring to the True Source of Healing? It sounds really cool, I could use a lot of healing!

Can I find ChNN's vipashyana that you talk about in a book somewhere?
by LolCat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source

Thank you for the response and the recommendation! I will check out Awakening the Luminous Mind once I am done with Spontaneous Creativity.
by LolCat
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source
Replies: 8
Views: 318

"Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source

Apologies if this is not the right place or right time to ask this question, but this is not very important and I didn't want to create a new topic for this. I am going through a book by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche(Spontaneous Creativity), and I like his presentation of what he refers to as the 3 Doors,...
by LolCat
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur
Replies: 26
Views: 1709

Re: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur

Just an update, I just signed up for the Vajrayana Online program and am now able to access the Nectar of the Path course. There are modules for each part of the liturgy that anyone can access, but the media related to nature of mind practice is in the Path of Liberation section which requires point...
by LolCat
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3896

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

Regarding sleep, one thing I observed in myself is that if I go to bed around 10pm I sleep quite well and often feel refreshed even with just 5-6 hours sleep. If I sleep around, or especially after, midnight, often I have difficulty falling asleep and I don't feel refreshed even after 8-9 hours. I ...
by LolCat
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 32
Views: 1023

Re: Enlightenment

Why wouldn’t we strive to become a god then, and also accumulate merit to sustain our next rebirth in a good realm... That is what everyone does normally in samsara, but hardly anyone attains. And even if heavenly birth is attained, it shall pass. I don’t know how to feel now. It feels like oh you ...
by LolCat
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581932

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

When and where are the SMS courses usually held in the United States?
If they are held elsewhere, are they webcast?
by LolCat
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581932

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Not sure if this is too in detail a question for a public forum(please let me know if so, I will edit it out), but when Rinpoche says visualizing the Trondu alone is enough when on a Tara retreat, does this include the seed syllable at the heart-center and/or the mantra rotating around it? I am not...
by LolCat
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3519

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

If the OP is still interested in cultivating śamatha prior to connecting with a guru, this book by Tony Duff looks pretty good. His premise is to teach śamatha-vipaśyanā in a way that aligns well with the approach of Mahāmudrā and Dzogchen, yet which does not reveal any of the inner aspects that re...
by LolCat
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581932

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Not sure if this is too in detail a question for a public forum(please let me know if so, I will edit it out), but when Rinpoche says visualizing the Trondu alone is enough when on a Tara retreat, does this include the seed syllable at the heart-center and/or the mantra rotating around it? I am not ...
by LolCat
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3896

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

Does being in retreat reduce your need for sleep? I usually need 7:30 - 8 hours of sleep to not be sleepy throughout the day, most of the long-term retreat schedules I have seen allow for around 6 hours of sleep or lesser.
by LolCat
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtig Initiation
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: Longchen Nyingtig Initiation

I am in the same status with this posting owner. Could you recommend LN teachers in Asia, speaking English? You could request Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. He generally bestows the LNN lung if requested. He also has an online community practicing the LN Ngondro under his guidance. Its called the ngon...
by LolCat
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4804

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

I think Richard Davidson said something relevant about this in a talk with Mingyur Rinpoche a while back. The question was about replicating the sort of brain activity seen in advanced meditators by using techniques like biofeedback, and he said something along the lines of not jumping to conclusion...
by LolCat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization
Replies: 99
Views: 3074

Re: Realization

Now without referring to a memory of A1 and S1, A2 cannot directly infer change, and thus change is not directly experienced but inferred? :anjali: :anjali: :anjali: Is not our ability to recall thing and use this knowledge to predict the future is what gives us the impression that there is an unch...
by LolCat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization
Replies: 99
Views: 3074

Re: Realization

Huh? This does not make any sense at all. It is because there is no self and nothing that belongs to a self that there is impermanence. I explained how the perception of change is a conclusion and why change cannot be perceived directly. Did you have any problem with my explanation? The explanation...
by LolCat
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur
Replies: 26
Views: 1709

Re: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur

Oh I wasn't suggesting that you go for the Asia retreat, sorry, I wasn't clear about that. What I meant was, these are the typical prerequisites for Mingyur Rinpoche's nature of mind retreats, so you might want to to email Tergar and ask if your experience is enough to qualify you to get in. If not,...

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