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by Pero
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 76
Views: 15852

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: 76
Views: 15852

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: 76
Views: 15852

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: 53
Views: 1423

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: 53
Views: 1423

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: 1261

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: 1261

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: 6782
Views: 711783

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: 6782
Views: 711783

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: 6782
Views: 711783

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 6782
Views: 711783

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: 1509

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: 501

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: 6782
Views: 711783

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: 6782
Views: 711783

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: 45
Views: 2352

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: 1028

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: 60
Views: 3150

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 ...

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