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by dzoki
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: Martin Luther King Day

Interesting take on MLK and things that are generaly not talked about in USA:

by dzoki
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 55
Views: 903

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

When you just recieved an empowerment, you are not yet a real ngagpa, you are what they call ngagchung - "a small ngagpa" in other words, ngagpa in training. Then you should as a minimum complete a ngondro, and approach and accomplishment rectitations of sadhanas of the three roots. If you can then ...
by dzoki
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?

The original term is sprul pa , for example emanation of Manjushri is 'jam dbyangs kyi sprul pa , hence tulku = sprul pa'i sku. In this way we have sku sprul, gsung sprul, thugs sprul, yon tan gyi spru l and phrin las kyi sprul . The other term used in connection with reborn lamas is yangsi - lit. ...
by dzoki
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?

It would probably be a good idea to see what the original term is. The original term is sprul pa , for example emanation of Manjushri is 'jam dbyangs kyi sprul pa , hence tulku = sprul pa'i sku. In this way we have sku sprul, gsung sprul, thugs sprul, yon tan gyi spru l and phrin las kyi sprul . Th...
by dzoki
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?

It would probably be a good idea to see what the original term is. The original term is sprul pa , for example emanation of Manjushri is 'jam dbyangs kyi sprul pa , hence tulku = sprul pa'i sku. In this way we have sku sprul, gsung sprul, thugs sprul, yon tan gyi spru l and phrin las kyi sprul . Th...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4960
Views: 421353

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes, as long as you receive particular lung and instructions and have received direct introduction, you can do practices such ngondro (semdzin and rushan), yoga of clarity and emptiness, Mandarava practice, basic Kalachakra practice, mantras of 25 spaces of Samantabhadra, semde practices and tregch...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Real "Dark Age"
Replies: 40
Views: 999

Re: The Real "Dark Age"

I think "metoo" movement is pretty dumb. Why is it dumb? It is dumb, becuase it lumps together women, who were real victims of rape with women who were victims of their own bad decisions. Who are the women who are victims of their own bad decissions? Women who willingly slept with their guru or othe...
by dzoki
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4960
Views: 421353

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

- Are there any Longsal texts that are available to someone whom does not have the Longsal initiation? Yes, as long as you receive particular lung and instructions and have received direct introduction, you can do practices such ngondro (semdzin and rushan), yoga of clarity and emptiness, Mandarava...
by dzoki
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 74
Views: 2043

Re: The Future

Well you seem pretty free with your opinions about other people. I assumed you had some kind of siddhis that tells you whether they are performing to your satisfaction. I suspect that you will still be whining about everyone else in 20 or 30 years. And putting the world right. :D :D :D You say that...
by dzoki
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 74
Views: 2043

Re: The Future

Simon E. wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:43 pm
I have no attainments at all. Should I give up do you think?
:D That is not a question for me. How am I responsible for your practice and your success in practice or lack thereof?
by dzoki
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 74
Views: 2043

Re: The Future

In my "main" sangha (e.g. the one where I am most active) Slovak Dzogchen Community we used to have 70 members, now we are down to about 45. Of course some people moved to other places, but some just left DC altogether. Of these 45 only 3 people are younger than 30. About half of the remainder are ...
by dzoki
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 74
Views: 2043

Re: The Future

In my "main" sangha (e.g. the one where I am most active) Slovak Dzogchen Community we used to have 70 members, now we are down to about 45. Of course some people moved to other places, but some just left DC altogether. Of these 45 only 3 people are younger than 30. About half of the remainder are o...
by dzoki
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharma in the West by Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Dharma in the West by Lama Jampa Thaye

Absolutely spot on, thanks for posting this!
by dzoki
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what is your approach to Dharma?
Replies: 40
Views: 1150

Re: what is your approach to Dharma?

For me Dharma has only sinlge purpose - a liberation from self-made prison of dualistic mind, that is samsara; which has nothing to do with academic studies, hobby or lifestyle and wellness. From the viewpoint of Dharma all of these are mere worldly activities - a waste of time and totally besides t...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 1002

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

Given the audience, I think the admonition not to "mix" traditions--provided one is talking about practice--is not a bad instruction. But "banning" other presentations, which to be clear I don't know that Ole has done, though there is conjecture to that effect--seems to be a bit strong. Having two ...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 1002

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

I doubt the proportion of followers who follow Ole's advice to refrain from other teachers and teachings is very high but I wouldn't know. Also, without knowing what the 16th Karmapa actually told them makes it all difficult to judge. Surely it would make sense to ask him to provide citations to ba...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 1002

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

I seriously doubt he will read what you wrote and even if he does it is highly unlikely that h will give a shit or bother replying to you. So why waste your time and energy? Someone from his PR team will read it, I assure you, as they do read online info about Ole, so it might get to him. Of course...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 1002

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

I doubt the proportion of followers who follow Ole's advice to refrain from other teachers and teachings is very high but I wouldn't know. Also, without knowing what the 16th Karmapa actually told them makes it all difficult to judge. Surely it would make sense to ask him to provide citations to ba...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 1002

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

Again old good stuff - Ole Nydahl. Dzoki, I suppose that you also sign under this letter to lama Ole. To be correct, I do not belong to the mandala of Diamond way. But, I very much appreciate Ole´s great contribution spreading of BuddhaDharma. I know that he is not only him who is in this role, als...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 1002

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

To add to my point, what I see as biggest problem in all this is that: 1. Ole prohibits his students to study with teachers other then selected by him for specific purposes = this is equal to limiting and manipulating your own students and making them a flock of dependant followers, instead of pract...