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by Pero
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wilkinson Translations
Replies: 44
Views: 1764

Re: Wilkinson Translations

but I will say that at the very least Mr Wilkinson includes the Tibetan text at the end of his volumes, enabling those who know some Tibetan to check for themselves. Yes. Translators such as Sangye Khandro usually give the Tibetan, so if you have some language knowledge you can check yourself. Tran...
by Pero
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wilkinson Translations
Replies: 44
Views: 1764

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

It would be nice when people make these public condemnations that they stick to what it is they don't like about the translation or the translators method , rather than simply continuing to insult a given translator. Yeah but apparently really easy to put out tantra after tantra too. But I guess it...
by Pero
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wilkinson Translations
Replies: 44
Views: 1764

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

i once read a wilkinson work and after a few lines my eyes where defiled 😂 In order to make a comment like that apparently you must be fluent in the Tibetan language.[/quote] Not really. You only need to have some proficiency in English to see his translations are strange. Wilkinson, good or bad tr...
by Pero
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: If you fail, double it!
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: If you fail, double it!

First time I hear of it and also probably the way to eventually quit altogether.
by Pero
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 77
Views: 17969

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

PSM wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:16 pm
They're back on.
They're not. :smile:
by Pero
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 77
Views: 17969

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

Great, great interview. His point about people not taking their meditation seriously enough - including keeping in mind the goal is total buddhahood, not just more mindfulness - is so important. His reply to someone asking what to do if they have 10 minutes a day to practice was great and sobering....
by Pero
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 77
Views: 17969

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

Watched the video yesterday, thanks for sharing Monktastic! I found his point on silent retreats/sensory deprivation interesting (and other stuff he said too), on looking back I can see that somewhat in my own limited experience. Still don't agree about not doing silent retreats at all though. Anyon...
by Pero
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 54
Views: 2297

Re: Dream Yoga

Thanks for the advices guys. (late I know haha) If it’s important to you Pero you might want to set the alarm 15 minutes earlier. You then immediately grab your journal and pen and write down without censorship everything you remember. Over time the unconscious mind notices that you are listening ( ...
by Pero
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 54
Views: 2297

Re: Dream Yoga

Huh... Years ago I read in a book about lucid dreaming and OBE's that it's impossible to read texts in a dream. I thought that was very strange since I have been able to do so and my teacher had no issues with that. Although the sample size for me is very small haha, I think I only had one or two dr...
by Pero
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 1715

Re: So, you read pirated books?

I believe this was discussed before (although probably more dharma publishing related), doubt anyone will change their opinion but anyway: EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn't hurt sales The biggest challenge facing a new author isn’t piracy; it’s obscurity. That study does not say that pi...
by Pero
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 1715

Re: So, you read pirated books?

I believe this was discussed before (although probably more dharma publishing related), doubt anyone will change their opinion but anyway:

EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn't hurt sales
https://justcanthelpwriting.com/tag/book-piracy/ wrote:The biggest challenge facing a new author isn’t piracy; it’s obscurity.
by Pero
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6949
Views: 736366

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This is pretty much why Fabio developed Harmonious Breathing and there's also chair based Yantra. Traditional Yantra actually requires quite a high degree of physical capacity, but a lot of benefit can still be had from these other forms. On this topic, has anyone read "Breathe As You Are"? Is it b...
by Pero
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6949
Views: 736366

Re: Yantra Yoga

How old are you? I didn't notice it really bugging me until my mid 30's or so. 32. It's not really bugging me, not hurting me, it's just annoying and weird lol. Mine doesn't always bug me either, but anyway it is often a sign of a tight psoas, which can strain the ql and lower lumbar muscles on the...
by Pero
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6949
Views: 736366

Re: Yantra Yoga

Do you have problems with your lower back, or do a sitting job? Those sorts of movements might aggravate it if so. If you have a shortened psoas muscle - as most do in our sedentary society, you might develop what's called "dancers hip" or something close to it. Getting bodywork, doing specific str...
by Pero
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 42
Views: 2076

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

Punya wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:15 pm
But what is myth and what is fact?
Indeed.
by Pero
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 42
Views: 2076

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

Do Khyentse and also Dudjom Lingpa to some extent maybe. However I think such teachers are few and far in between, more exception than the norm. I doubt "crazy wisdom" style teaching was given as much emphasis before CTR as you say. Not sure Dudjom LIngpa was particularly 'crazy'. He was a very dem...
by Pero
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6949
Views: 736366

Re: Yantra Yoga

Do you have problems with your lower back, or do a sitting job? Those sorts of movements might aggravate it if so. If you have a shortened psoas muscle - as most do in our sedentary society, you might develop what's called "dancers hip" or something close to it. Getting bodywork, doing specific str...
by Pero
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 42
Views: 2076

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

I would go further. I think the crazy wisdom archetype was to a great extent Trungpa Rinpoche’s invention. Granted there were the odd examples here and there of eccentric behaviour, Drukpa Kunley is always the name that gets dropped. But reading his biography with a cool eye does not persuade me th...
by Pero
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche died.
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche died.

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:11 pm
samaya is that relevant.
?
by Pero
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6949
Views: 736366

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ah yes, the one the SMS instructors use would be great! I know some of the Barcelona sangha, so I'll ask around there as well. Do you know what year the retreat was? aparently in October 12th-16th, 2012; and prior dates. http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/870641/20388174/1348395780610/RetiroBarc...

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