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by shanehanner
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dream Yoga experience
Replies: 10
Views: 2663

Re: Dream Yoga experience

Someone else mentioned it, but Ill second that what you experienced sounds exactly like sleep paralysis. Ive experienced this countless times since I was a child and while it can be extremely frightening, if you relax and realize that is what it is, you will slip back into a dream with complete luci...
by shanehanner
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection
Replies: 44
Views: 8799

Re: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connec

Tiso's new book Rainbow Body was just released yesterday. Gonna dig into the Kindle version now!
by shanehanner
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection
Replies: 44
Views: 8799

Re: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connec

Thanks Ivo -- very interesting. Yes it is. The knowledge of these shrunken bodies was very common when I grew up. It was even taught in school as a normal part of the Ortodox tradition and everyone was very comfortable with the idea as everyone had seen these relics as they are all over our monaste...
by shanehanner
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5504
Views: 478574

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes, if you received transmission from CHNN and you are a member of DC. Whenever anybody is in doubt about ordering they can use the contact page here: http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=contact_us Thank you. Separate question...the recordings of the webcasts are quite poor and I can b...
by shanehanner
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5504
Views: 478574

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes, if you received transmission from CHNN and you are a member of DC. Whenever anybody is in doubt about ordering they can use the contact page here: http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=contact_us Thank you. Separate question...the recordings of the webcasts are quite poor and I can b...
by shanehanner
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Upcoming Bon Dzogchen Teachings
Replies: 32
Views: 10930

Re: Upcoming Bon Dzogchen Teachings

Are there any recordings on the Bon retreats available?
by shanehanner
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Ah Thigle - work in progress - feedback welcomed
Replies: 8
Views: 1933

Re: Ah Thigle - work in progress - feedback welcomed

Is it wrong to visualize the thigle and Tibetan "A" instead with and english "A"? If thats the case, could you make one like that?
by shanehanner
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Dzogchen Cycles

Hi, I keep seeing different teachers with different "cycles" of teachings and would like to know what the differences are? For example,this is from Tara Mandalas website... "He also said that the Dzinpa Rangdröl cycle was very complete starting with Ngöndro, followed by the yidam practices of Tsogye...
by shanehanner
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5504
Views: 478574

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hi shanehanner, You're welcome. From my own experience the recordings vary somewhat as to the quality of the sound from one location to another, however I don't use headphones when I listen, I just listen through good speakers on my computer, so that could be something you could try. Practitioners ...
by shanehanner
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5504
Views: 478574

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes, if you received transmission from CHNN and you are a member of DC. Whenever anybody is in doubt about ordering they can use the contact page here: http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=contact_us Thank you. Separate question...the recordings of the webcasts are quite poor and I can b...
by shanehanner
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection
Replies: 44
Views: 8799

Re: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connec

Tiso's book on this subject will be out next year; it will be interesting to see if his conclusions are supportable or not. A long time ago, H.V. Guenther (either in "Wholeness Lost, Wholeness Regained" or "The Life and Teachings of Padmasambhava", or both of these books) already made some comparis...
by shanehanner
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5504
Views: 478574

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes, if you received transmission from CHNN and you are a member of DC. Whenever anybody is in doubt about ordering they can use the contact page here: http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=contact_us Thank you. Separate question...the recordings of the webcasts are quite poor and I can b...
by shanehanner
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection
Replies: 44
Views: 8799

Re: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connec

Moderator note: this post is the first addition to the thread after a gap of two and a half years. :thinking: Most of the earlier contributors are not around to add to what they said back then. I'm sorry to be late to this particular conversation, so if my question has already been answered, I beg ...
by shanehanner
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen direct introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Dzogchen direct introduction

Empowerment into the dynamic energy of intrinsic awareness - http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/rig_pa'i_rtsal_dbang Which enables you to practice the semzdins ,lojongs,rushens and the practice of the night afaik. Are you not supposed to practice the semzdins ,lojongs, and rushens until youve had t...
by shanehanner
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Ngondro
Replies: 64
Views: 7468

Re: Dzogchen and Ngondro

A very simple one is in the book "Teachings on Lojongs, Rushens, and Semdzins", by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. It's a very simple synthesis, but it's a good starting point and encompasses other preliminaries as well.
Perfect, I just ordered that yesterday. Ill start there :-)
by shanehanner
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Ngondro
Replies: 64
Views: 7468

Re: Dzogchen and Ngondro

And the three methods of the seventh lojong of Chetsün Wangchug, would they be considered Dzogchen preliminaries? I think these are excellent for someone who hasn't yet recognized the base.
Any text you recommend that goes over the seventh lojong of Chetsün Wangchug?
by shanehanner
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5504
Views: 478574

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Why not trying this one: "Teachings on Lojongs, Rushens and Semdzins" by ChNN http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=284 I have watched a video and listened to some of the webcast recordings in the member area, both of which went over various semdzins but have not ...
by shanehanner
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5504
Views: 478574

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Also, many practices have books, CDs and DVD available. Does anyone have any opinions on which is a better way to start learning the process? Find out what practices interests you the most and buy the books and cds for that and concentrate on learning them . If you are interested in dzogchen start ...
by shanehanner
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Ngondro
Replies: 64
Views: 7468

Re: Dzogchen and Ngondro

A tantric approach is almost taking the student by the hand. The chances to screw up are much less. But it may take more time, unless when the student is not following a tantric approach, got lost and doesn't even know it. Could you elaborate on this a little bit? What specifically do you mean when...
by shanehanner
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Older practitioner without experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Re: Older practitioner without experience

Are there any texts that explain these Rushens you mentioned?