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by chimechodra
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?

Is it possible to receive both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings without any major difficulties arising? Seems to be totally fine for the Dalai Lama, so I'm sure it will be fine for you too. I remember asking this to one of my teachers' son once, Tulku Namgyal Dawa Rinpoche (grandson of Dudjom Rinp...
by chimechodra
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leaving a teacher (ChNN)
Replies: 20
Views: 1304

Re: Leaving a teacher (ChNN)

Just wanna third what the last few posters are saying. AGY and SoV definitely didn't click in the beginning, but these practices are profound and subtle. Overtime you come to see just how amazing they are, but it definitely takes a while for many of us like myself.
by chimechodra
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leaving a teacher (ChNN)
Replies: 20
Views: 1304

Re: Leaving a teacher (ChNN)

Are there any practitioners that have received transmission from ChNN but found other teachers more important? From the few retreats I've been at, tons. As long as they do some sort of guru yoga every day (it does not need to be Ati Guru Yoga, but why not, it's so simple), they are maintaining all ...
by chimechodra
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report (Shambhala/Sakyong Mipham/etc)
Replies: 53
Views: 2636

Buddhist Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report (Shambhala/Sakyong Mipham/etc)

[Mod note: Split from here .] For anyone who is curious, Project Sunshine just released a third report. It's really bad. Especially this part: During the summers of 2004-2005, Ann worked in the Sakyong’s household at SMC. Where she was working, Ann had a clear view of the people who came to wait fo...
by chimechodra
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2443

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

From Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche's book "Turning Confusion into Clarity": It's common among Westerners to feel that one special guru is necessary, or that they have to be very intimate and tell the guru everything - about family, relationships, money problems, and to ask the guru's advice about where to...
by chimechodra
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short sadhanas
Replies: 39
Views: 1201

Re: Short sadhanas

Dudjom Tersar has many incredibly pithy texts. Lotsawa House has a freely available version of the Daily Practice of Simhamukha which you can find online, and it's about as short of a practice as one could ask for. Also, many of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche's practices are short, and he teaches ways in w...
by chimechodra
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short sadhanas
Replies: 39
Views: 1201

Re: Short sadhanas

Dudjom Tersar has many incredibly pithy texts. Lotsawa House has a freely available version of the Daily Practice of Simhamukha which you can find online, and it's about as short of a practice as one could ask for. Also, many of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche's practices are short, and he teaches ways in wh...
by chimechodra
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17144

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

It is awful that some consider these people teachers. Some people may feel like "belonging" to some kind of group when it comes to big "organizations" such as these. But I can't understand it. If one is really serious about their practice, then isn't it best to seek out authentic Master's from auth...
by chimechodra
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17144

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Buddhist teacher quit Shambhala in ‘protest’ before his own sexual misconduct allegation went public Not at all surprising. Having met Rinzler I have always been shocked that he is considered a teacher and has been able to get published. The vetting process for "teachers" in Shambhala is absurdly v...
by chimechodra
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing
Replies: 85
Views: 2663

Re: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing

I've seen several teachers, lamas, khenpos, etc. frequently state that there's no such thing as taking an empowerment as a 'blessing.' Any empowerment you take comes with the full weight of the samaya associated with it. That being said, it is important to know how to go into the essence of samaya. ...
by chimechodra
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 3007

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

A good friend of mine who is a student of SMR told me that at one point SMR spent a lengthy period of time chained to a radiator. So I believe this statement is credible, although my friend did not specify if it was Akong who did the chaining. In any case, it's clear that he had an abusive childhood...
by chimechodra
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17144

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I'm beginning to think that the only crazy wisdom we really need these days is a radical respect towards women that breaks from the patriarchal norm; that actually acknowledges them as not only being embodiments of the feminine divine, but as human beings, too, and therefore their equal rights to e...
by chimechodra
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17144

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Here’s a crazy idea. Go do your mantras and ganapuja. Crazy behavior to shock and awaken is not necessary. So if it won’t help tantras don’t prescribe it. Exactly. I think many people can have a path free of abuse from their "lamas" and reach complete buddhahood. If anything, I think lots of Wester...
by chimechodra
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intense Guru Dragphur?
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: Intense Guru Dragphur?

How intense is this practice? I found a group of ChNN'S followers in Texas that are able to transmit the practice This sounds sketchy. I would only receive the transmission directly from Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche himself, either in person or through a webcast. Rinpoche gives a world wide transmission ...
by chimechodra
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17144

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

New York Times just put out an article about the whole affair: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/nyregion/shambhala-sexual-misconduct.html I'm curious what teachings the are referring to. The Sakyong is not only another executive or religious leader dethroned by #MeToo, but he is the sole holder o...
by chimechodra
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17144

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

CT and his successors had public support endorsements from the heads of Kagyu and Nyingma. Moreover, they abused alcohol. They couldn't even keep the precepts... what about the vows and samayas? The lama linked above just had some affairs with some students, his negative impact on Dharma is much le...
by chimechodra
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17144

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I found this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/beyondmeds.com/2018/07/09/comrade-in-madness/amp/ Seems like there were underlying issues, far beyond anything unfolding with SMR or Shambhala: “In 2012, seven years after my penultimate experiences in Cambodia, I experienced three “dissociations” that lan...
by chimechodra
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17144

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Another update: To the Shambhala Community, In a state of complete heartbreak, I write to you, humble, embarrassed, and thoroughly apologetic for disappointing you. I feel a tremendous amount of sorrow for the pain, confusion, and anger that our sangha is experiencing. I accept accountability for th...
by chimechodra
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?
Replies: 25
Views: 943

Re: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?

I would use the GY book to prepare, and then just be present during the DI. To the degree that worrying about visualization and recitation decreases your ability to be present, dial it back and do what you can. That is of course just my experience and may be 'wrong" on some level. Thanks. There are...

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