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by Pema Yolo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies

Crazywisdom wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:33 pm
If you’re going thru all that just join the Shedra.
I've been thinking and researching still, and I suppose for the sake of fully considering all options, is anyone familiar with any dzogchen based shedras that are accessible to westerners?
by Pema Yolo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies

I have been working on a project for the last two years related to documenting the tersar with self-funding and a small but generous grant. I've realized that going it alone with no institutional support is probably not the most efficacious way to achieve my aims. Also, if I'm putting in the work w...
by Pema Yolo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies

Remember you can always email scholars you want to work with. They're always Fielding questions from potential candidates. I've been researching various people and am preparing to do that after their semester/holiday has most likely finished. Thanks for the advice. And thank you for your offer to a...
by Pema Yolo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies

Thanks for all the replies everyone! I'm getting caught up here after holiday travel. What's your end goal out of doing this? I think the bigger question to ask is if one wants to go this route at all. If your goal is to become a translator there are other ways to facilitate that, and translation is...
by Pema Yolo
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies

Interesting post from Queequeg in another topic. I have an MA in Religion. Wife just received her PhD in Art History focusing on a genre of Japanese Buddhist/Shinto paintings, so I'm living the academic life precariously through her. I suspect Religion as a distinct subject is going to continue to d...
by Pema Yolo
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies

I suppose I should add that I did search the forum and came up with a few threads, this one from 2014 being the most recent I believe. I guess I would reiterate that my question more specifically regards returning to school for this degree as a non-career academic in my late 30's. An additional rout...
by Pema Yolo
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Pursuing Graduate Degree in Buddhist Studies

I know this forum is more for academic discussion/debate, but this seems like possibly the best place to put my inquiry. Mods, feel free to re-locate if necessary. I am looking to return to higher ed for an advanced degree in Buddhist studies, either Grad or combination of that and a PhD. My interes...
by Pema Yolo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 26
Views: 2995

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Just a lung is what is typically given by every Dudjom lama I've seen.
by Pema Yolo
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687171

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The link is not complete to the 25 Spaces of Samantabhadra practice for the upcoming practicing together session. If anyone needs it, the correct link is https://webcast.dzogchen.net/data/uploa ... bhadra.pdf
by Pema Yolo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 15834

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

I am so unbelievably fortunate to have been able to see Rinpoche in person and watch his teachings live via webcast. I'll never forget reading The Song of the Vajra book and being completely blown away by the depth of it, and then soon after, watching him give practically the same teaching extempora...
by Pema Yolo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687171

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks for the words everyone. Not having a community around makes it difficult sometimes.
by Pema Yolo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687171

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Maybe this is a stupid question, but if one has the freedom and means to travel to Merigar (not to say that it would be easy, far from it) and is a student of ChNN, should it be endeavored at this time or is it better to practice at home? It's hard to know what to do in this situation.
by Pema Yolo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687171

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The video has been so bad for the first session on the last couple of days that I can't even tell what practice is being performed (I mean, I know it's Guru Yoga of the White A). But is it the Medium Thun or what? I'd like to know so I can still practice concurrently. Thanks
by Pema Yolo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687171

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The stream has been running well today, just make sure you use the Practicing Together link and not the main Webcast! I think possibly that was the issue for many people yesterday.
by Pema Yolo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687171

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:06 pm
Today's Merigar webcast is not working either after all.
Mine showed up for a couple of minutes and then disappeared. I think the servers are just getting slammed. The ISP will probably straighten it out soon, just give it a little time.
by Pema Yolo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687171

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Kyung-chen Ding-va is a Semde text commonly translated as The Great Garuda in Flight. As to whether the retreat will take place in Merigar, or indeed whether it will happen at all, I have no clue, alas. Many people would love to know what the actual schedule will turn out to be. My included. Person...
by Pema Yolo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687171

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone know if the June Merigar retreat is still going forward as planned? It is still on the Melong schedule but I don not see it on the Merigar calendar. I have not heard any news if Rinpoche will be traveling or not. Also, what is the scheduled teaching, Kyung-chen Ding-va, about specificall...
by Pema Yolo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: An Instruction book Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro practice
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Re: An Instruction book Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro practice

Here you go buddy. (From https://github.com/PemaGelek/Dudjom-Tersar ) Dudjom Rinpoche - Brief Notes on the Visualization for the Concise Recitation of the Pure Vision Preliminary Practice (text) - A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom: Complete Instructions on the Preliminary Practices (book) H.E. Cha...
by Pema Yolo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687171

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

hypa3000 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Not sure which list on the website you are refering to, but will PM you a list from Feb 17 retreat as not sure if can post here
They started collecting the lists here since june 2016. With links to appropriate materials!
http://www.shangshungpublications.org/practices/
by Pema Yolo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Worldwide Transmission 13th Nov
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: Worldwide Transmission 13th Nov

TaTa wrote:no, but i have recived DI in person and Garab Dorje aniversary. Are there explanation available? Im not financially avaialble to buy books at the moment

PM me your email address and I'll send you the pdf for the Adzom Drugpa transmission.

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