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by Pero
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4568
Views: 389713

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:59 pm
Pero wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:40 pm
heart wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:43 pm


It is really just Tibetan business in the end,

/magnus
I suppose you're right.
But then ChNN does want us to read his book, does he not?
Sure.
by Pero
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4568
Views: 389713

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Here, you mean: https://www.amazon.com/Times-Jamyang-Khyentse-Ch%C3%B6kyi-Lodr%C3%B6/dp/1611803772#reader_1611803772 ? Yeah, pg. 32 onwards until end. When you compare with ChNN's account, seems to be a huge difference of opinion about Chago Tobden's devotion to Heka Lingpa. That's not the only dif...
by Pero
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4568
Views: 389713

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It is a very interesting book. Also, I recently read "The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö" where one gets to hear "the other side" of the story of how come Khyentse Chökyi Wangchug left Dzongsar and Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö moved in at Dzongsar. /magnus Wish you hadn't mentioned that. ...
by Pero
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4568
Views: 389713

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Open Letter From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Dear All My Students, I want to communicate one very important thing to you. I have discovered that most of my students have not read the biography of my Uncle Rinpoche Khyentse Chökyi Wangchug. The Lamp That Enlightens Narrow Minds. I want you to know that re...
by Pero
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4568
Views: 389713

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Open Letter From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Dear All My Students, I want to communicate one very important thing to you. I have discovered that most of my students have not read the biography of my Uncle Rinpoche Khyentse Chökyi Wangchug. The Lamp That Enlightens Narrow Minds. I want you to know that re...
by Pero
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sonam...
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Sonam...

Via Norbunet: Dear Vajra Family Below is the message of the Serge's family, he worked a lot for the french translation of Norbunet, also he wrote books about tibetan bouddism and translated Dzogchen teachings in french with Elisabet Crouzet He passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at dawn. Rest ...
by Pero
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sonam...
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Sonam...

Simon E. wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:25 pm
Is this our old friend Serge?
Yes.
by Pero
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sonam...
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Sonam...

I'm sad to say that he has passed away on Tuesday at dawn. :cry:
(was posted on FB by his family, wasn't sure which forum to put it in)
by Pero
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4568
Views: 389713

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Everyone does ganapuja on the 10th and 25th days, right? I thought ChNN said we should do it on Full Moon, Guru Rinpoche Day, New Moon, and Dakini Day. Generally, if one is alone one does the full medium thun with protectors instead of ganapuja. :jawdrop: Can you please explain why? Because there i...
by Pero
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: receiving transmission
Replies: 30
Views: 909

Re: receiving transmission

im going to settle back down now and just read what i already have that is not restricted and then go to the pundarika retreats, in terms of sms i think that might have to wait as weekly travels to london is fairly far for me right now. Cool, that you're going to Tsoknyi Rinpoche's retreat teaching...
by Pero
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17344

Re: The DJKR Topic

...In other words, the results of genuine “crazy wisdom” are always positive and visible. When a teacher uses an extreme approach that is rooted in compassion, the result is spiritual growth, not trauma. Trauma is a sure sign that the “crazy wisdom” behavior was missing the wisdom to see what would...
by Pero
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17344

Re: The DJKR Topic

He specifically says it trumps samaya: Physical, sexual, and psychological abuse are not teaching tools. No disagreement there however it is possible that what would outwardly be seen as abuse may not reflect the inner experience of the student (and of course teacher) or the effects of it. Like Do ...
by Pero
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17344

Re: The DJKR Topic

You can keep harping on about how seeing every little action your guru takes as "pure" is part of "guruyoga", just remember not everyone was taught to do that. ChNN for example, always says something to the effect of not doing it while thinking of him in his ordinary form where he needs to sleep, g...
by Pero
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Books on the hara
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Books on the hara

Sorry, just saw your question. As you probably know the kikai tanden if mapped is often placed a few finger widths, or 2-3 inches, below the navel, and within the center of the body. But that kind of description doesn't have any real bearing in my experience. The function and utility of what is mea...
by Pero
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17344

Re: The DJKR Topic

SMCJ, do you think pure view excludes paying attention to cause and effect? I'm exclusively a lower-yana practitioner. As such in all my practice I only deal with cause and effect. Full stop. However my teacher once told me that you could summarize the Vajrayana commitments as "never criticize anyt...
by Pero
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17344

Re: The DJKR Topic

You are not answering my question, I don't need more DJKR quotes: The part that you haven't explained is why you think this means people should avoid discussion of relative conduct. I haven't seen you attempt to explain that once in this whole conversation, that I can recall. Do you think pure perc...
by Pero
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Books on the hara
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Books on the hara

Omori Sogen's Sanzen Nyumon , published in English as Introduction to Zen Training , has some basic info with a few drawings. My upcoming book (see my sig) has some foundation practices appropriate for beginners in regards to fukushiki kokyu (i.e. diaphragmatic breathing) and tanden soku (the so-ca...
by Pero
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: New book: The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra...
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: New book: The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra...

Cool, thanks for sharing.
by Pero
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Books on the hara
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Books on the hara

Omori Sogen's Sanzen Nyumon , published in English as Introduction to Zen Training , has some basic info with a few drawings. My upcoming book (see my sig) has some foundation practices appropriate for beginners in regards to fukushiki kokyu (i.e. diaphragmatic breathing) and tanden soku (the so-ca...
by Pero
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 8897

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

If that's the criterion I can't imagine empowerments are "truly received" very often. Why do you think that? Well, for starters, I don't think I've ever had "total confidence" in anything so I guess I find it hard to imagine that many people at empowerments have such confidence. It's also not clear...