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by Stewart
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tulku Urgyen's Guru Yoga
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Tulku Urgyen's Guru Yoga

You need the transmission for it beforehand.

Also, there is a much better translation by Erik Pema Kunsang.
by Stewart
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 36679

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Chime Rinpoche gave the Konchog Chidu Empowerment in May, I'm sure there have been others too, check the Marpa House Facebook page. I was there in April. The only initiation scheduled was a Vajrakilaya to be given by a Sakya Lama. I don't do FB otherwise I'd check as you said. He gave it at Khen Hu...
by Stewart
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 36679

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

I think he IS affirming, if not very explicitly, that the students did the right thing.. and in his own convoluted way (his style?) denouncing Sogyal. I don't think so. If an impure perception – such as criticism of one’s guru – is made deliberately and consciously, and if it then goes on to become...
by Stewart
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga thought experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 2402

Re: Guru Yoga thought experiment

I actually can't find the quote from DJKR, do you remember where it was? There is a great quote in 'Quintessential Dzogchen' by Adeu Rinpoche regarding the Sadhana. Well, maybe you're thinking of the following passage from this piece by my man: Now, unless your teacher specifically instructs otherw...
by Stewart
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga thought experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 2402

Re: Guru Yoga thought experiment

The Guru Sadhana (and it's commentary) I practice makes it clear the Guru is in his ordinary form. Also the oral instructions I have received on it confirm this, so there's no doubt it's how it's intended to be practiced. Obviously, there are other unique details to the practice which completes the...
by Stewart
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga thought experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 2402

Re: Guru Yoga thought experiment

I don't know about others but my gurus (not only ChNN, quite a few other Nyingma teachers too) never said to practise guru yoga on them in their ordinary selves. It's not common, but there are Guru Sadhanas where the Guru is visualised in their ordinary form. I practice one everyday. Khenpo Ngachun...
by Stewart
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga thought experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 2402

Re: Guru Yoga thought experiment

MiphamFan wrote:I don't know about others but my gurus (not only ChNN, quite a few other Nyingma teachers too) never said to practise guru yoga on them in their ordinary selves.
It's not common, but there are Guru Sadhanas where the Guru is visualised in their ordinary form. I practice one everyday.
by Stewart
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 36679

Re: Very sad news

I've been having a look at https://whatnow727.wordpress.com/ and just to lighten things up a bit I thought I would point out a nice story about Mingyur Rinpoche I read in a comment there: I had the good luck to be with him together for 12 days almost around the clock many years ago. That’s why I wa...
by Stewart
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who can identify this figure?
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Who can identify this figure?

It looks like it's supposed to be Guru Dewachenpo, who is quite common in Gaus like this...but this one has an earth touching mudra...which GDC usually doesn't.
by Stewart
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teachers in Kathmandu
Replies: 15
Views: 1182

Re: Dzogchen teachers in Kathmandu

I will soon be spending some time in Kathmandu learning Tibetan, at least a year, quite possibly longer. Can anyone recommend any Dzogchen masters there, or in Nepal in general, who teach and are accessible to westerners? Tulku Urgyen's two youngest sons, Mingyur and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, spend a fair ...
by Stewart
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Different(?) Forms of the Kamtsang Ngondro
Replies: 47
Views: 5360

Re: Different(?) Forms of the Kamtsang Ngondro

It focuses on Vajradhara...which can represent any Lama one has chosen, if I recall. He gave this transmission in India...and I don't think there are any commitments for this ngondro. It's meant for those without time for the full Ngondro, or for those who want a short practice when busy, even if d...
by Stewart
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 22699

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

What I would add is that MR gives very precise explanations of each topic in his retreats...He makes sure what he has transmitted is understood. He encourages questions...And asks questions of people present to ensure they got a real understanding of the view. Dzogchungpa, in 'Turning Confusion into...
by Stewart
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 22699

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

Yes...In the videos it seems to be awareness = śamatha without object...And in the new video Michaelb was referring to, he talks about level one of his course, which again is śamatha, Level 2 is vipaśyanā. Level 3 is Nature of mind.
by Stewart
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 22699

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

That point being that is purely vicarious and serves no useful purpose. Hence why I didn't elaborate further. Um, I'm not trying to be annoying, but didn't you say: I don't think it's fair to judge Mingyur Rinpoche ... from a Tony Duff book....Who by the way no longer translates for either Mingyur ...
by Stewart
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 22699

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

Of course, I was referring to dzogchungpa's desire for gossip. Fair enough. To be clear, I was simply commenting that a short video really doesn't do justice to Mingyur Rinpoche's style and ability to transmit inimate instructions. I never met Tulku Urgyen, but I've been told by one of his students...
by Stewart
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 22699

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

That point being that is purely vicarious and serves no useful purpose. Hence why I didn't elaborate further. Of course, I was referring to dzogchungpa's desire for gossip. Fair enough. To be clear, I was simply commenting that a short video really doesn't do justice to Mingyur Rinpoche's style and...
by Stewart
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 22699

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

Malcolm wrote:
dzogchungpa wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
This is pure gossip.
Your point being?
That point being that is purely vicarious and serves no useful purpose.
Hence why I didn't elaborate further.
by Stewart
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 22699

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

I don't think it's fair to judge Mingyur Rinpoche from a 5 minute video, made within days of leaving mountain retreat (hence the beard and hair) where he'd spoke no English for four and a half years. Likewise from a Tony Duff book....Who by the way no longer translates for either Mingyur or Tsoknyi ...
by Stewart
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: anything similar to Choying Dzo...
Replies: 40
Views: 2690

Re: anything similar to Choying Dzo...

Josef wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
ratna wrote:
There's Ives Waldo's unpublished translation that was available upon request in the early 2000s on his now-defunct website.

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Yes, complete with alpha-pure as a translation of ka dag. :roll:
That must be where Dowman picked that one up.
...and "pixel" for Thigle!? :stirthepot:
by Stewart
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga book of Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: Guruyoga book of Namkhai Norbu

Yeah...you could be right. I bought it when it came out a few years back.