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by Pero
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687525

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...
by Pero
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687525

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does the longsal six locas purification requires specific longsal transmition? You should check whether a lung for it was given at the end of the retreats you attended. I think he was giving the Longsal version. There are a couple different Longsal SLP practices though, not sure which one you're th...
by Pero
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seriously approaching Semde on ones own
Replies: 38
Views: 1573

Re: Seriously approaching Semde on ones own

I'm not sure if I am recalling correctly, but Tsoknyi Rinpoche in one of his books recommended two hours a day plus 4-6 hours on weekend days for householders. This is not something I typically do personally, but it would essentially be taking practice as a part time job. So you could get up early ...
by Pero
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra siddhi
Replies: 25
Views: 833

Re: Mantra siddhi

Sennin wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:24 pm
What mantras are considered to grant accomplishment even outside of sadhana, I know Guru Rinpoches and Vajrayogini does, any others?
What does "accomplishment even outside of sadhana" mean?
by Pero
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1817

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Some of the over-consumption in modern age is really wasteful - consider the cases of big mansions upkeep, or huge office buildings that's not even occupied all the time. There's definitely more than enough electricity to go around if those waste were reduced. The real uphill battle is to convince ...
by Pero
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1817

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Exactly. The sooner we admit to ourselves that this lifestyle is not sustainable (especially at a global level), the faster we can arrive at real solutions. I think it'll never happen. So we're pretty much done barring a deus ex machina type thing and since we're not living in a fiction story it do...
by Pero
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche live-stream now
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche live-stream now

heart wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Well, the last teachings I received a year ago was not entirely webcasted. The last days of the "Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen" in August last year was not on the webcast. I was there.
Those were the empowerments days.
by Pero
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 53
Views: 3215

Re: Empowerments are for life?

no. it is a single deity vajrasattva practice for purification. Well that it explains it then... 6 syllable or 100 syllable mantra? the sadhana is originally for 6 syllable mantra and refers to this mantra as the one of which the 400,000 can be completed with such and such benefits. there is also a...
by Pero
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 53
Views: 3215

Re: Empowerments are for life?

If anyone wants to receive the lung for Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok's Vajrasattva practice talked about in this thread, you have a chance on Sunday to get it from Khenpo Sodargye via Facebook stream. Vajrasattva Purification Practice—A Wish-Fulfilling Jewel Lecturer: Khenpo Sodargye Content: Giving teachi...
by Pero
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6787

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

https://youtu.be/AXI7h72a6R4?t=15m9s In this video (15m9s in) Lama Lena advises a female Dzogchen practitioner on how to approach her concern about a teacher of hers who was recently accused of sexual abuse by some of his female students. Lama Lena gives the most honest and cogent advice I’ve ever ...
by Pero
Fri May 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Great, looking forward to reading your second book! :smile:
by Pero
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Attaining peaceful and restorative sleep
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Attaining peaceful and restorative sleep

What are your strategies and techniques for peaceful, restorative sleep? What actions and factors positively affect your sleep? How does the time, duration, and quality of Dharma practice impact your sleep, in your experience? Also, have you found that your sleeping patterns have changed since you ...
by Pero
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Wangdor Rinpoche & Rainbow Body
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Being unimpeded by the element is indeed one of the signs. Also, Kunzang Dechen Lingpa finished the four visions but his body was still here. Even if one is on that level I think it doesn't necessarily mean that one will manifest it.
by Pero
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 48
Views: 2723

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

Not really. We aren't all part of a tathagatagarbha. I think your are being overly literal in the interpretation of the passage. The Tathagatagarbha is also referred to as the Dharmadhatu in some traditions, where the Dharmadhatu is the ground/space of all existence. If somebody views the passage a...
by Pero
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 48
Views: 2723

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

(iii) As the Sun (though one and the same) when reflected in different platters of water appears to be many, so by illusion the one soul appears to be many in the different bodies in which it abides (132).[/i] That last one is a killer. Dharmadhatu anyone? Or maybe Tathagatagarbha? Not really. We a...
by Pero
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 48
Views: 2723

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

What did you find interesting about it?
by Pero
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Recovering from Trauma
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Recovering from Trauma

I don't think trauma is something we ever really completely lose, we can minimize the symptoms of trauma-induced PTSD and such, but being "free" of trauma and resulting neuroses is really an unrealistic expectation prior to a serious level of realization, and probably a counterproductive one. I thi...
by Pero
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Recovering from Trauma
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Recovering from Trauma

To Echo and add a few things. First; Try and stay sober for a while. I had 'episodes' induced by weed and delusions when I was younger and a few others seemed to come out of nowhere later in my life, but undoubedtly due to my lifestyle and the conditioning of my nervous system. The truth is that if...
by Pero
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Recovering from Trauma
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Recovering from Trauma

Om ma ni pad me hung
:hug:
by Pero
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu Monlam live on FB- who is this lama?
Replies: 20
Views: 1198

Re: Kagyu Monlam live on FB- who is this lama?

You know, for such a big public event, they're really not screwing around with the teachings. I think of how many biggish public events I've been to where the teachers were nice but the teachings were just pablum. The crowd shots are amazing. And worldwide, fewer than 200 people watching the FB, ju...

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