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by Garudavista
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Six Lamps
Replies: 46
Views: 2142

Re: The Six Lamps

JD, Here's some information you might find helpful. Chongtrul Rinpoche is holding a four-day retreat on The Six Lamps in May. The retreat information is posted at http://www.bonshenling.org/six-lamps-retreat . However, registration for this retreat hasn't opened yet because the retreat manager still...
by Garudavista
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Question: Deity on Back of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's Chair at Serenity Ridge
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Question: Deity on Back of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's Chair at Serenity Ridge

Does anyone here know the name of the deity that is embroidered on the back of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's chair at Serenity Ridge (see image below)?
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by Garudavista
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Passing of His Holiness of Bon Gyalwa Menri Trizin 33rd
Replies: 26
Views: 1927

Passing of His Holiness of Bon Gyalwa Menri Trizin 33rd

Menri Trizin 33rd_.jpg Dear Everyone, Chongtul Rinpoche is in India at Menri Monastery and from his broken heart sends the news that today His Holiness of Bon Gyalwa Menri Trizin33rd Lungtok Tenpei Nyima Rinpoche joined the enlightenment compassion world and left our samsara world. His blessing is ...
by Garudavista
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 59
Views: 4987

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

Thank you, Malcolm!
by Garudavista
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Six Lamps Teaching (Four-Day Retreat), September 1-4, 2017; Bloomfield, CT
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Six Lamps Teaching (Four-Day Retreat), September 1-4, 2017; Bloomfield, CT

http://www.bonshenling.org/six-lamps Six Lamps Teaching Four-Day Retreat September 1-4, 2017 Bloomfield, CT Registration deadline August 25, 2017 The Six Lamps is one of the most important Bon Dzogchen teachings, guiding the student to a direct experience of the luminous self-awareness that is the ...
by Garudavista
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Six Lamps Teaching (Four-Day Retreat); September 1-4, 2017; Bloomfield, CT
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Six Lamps Teaching (Four-Day Retreat); September 1-4, 2017; Bloomfield, CT

http://www.bonshenling.org/six-lamps Six Lamps Teaching Four-Day Retreat September 1-4, 2017 Bloomfield, CT Registration deadline August 25, 2017 The Six Lamps is one of the most important Bon Dzogchen teachings, guiding the student to a direct experience of the luminous self-awareness that is the ...
by Garudavista
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 27413

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

It appears that Jax's mistaken assertions about Dzogchen have caught the eye of Lama Tony Duff (see Lama Tony Duff's Fb Post below), which I am glad to see because I think Lama Tony's constructive criticism of Jax's errors may help some people from getting lost in confusion. Posted on Fb by Lama Ton...
by Garudavista
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chatral Rinpoche's passing
Replies: 20
Views: 5748

Re: Chatral Rinpoche's passing

Sarawasti, Chatral Rinpoche's daughter, wrote a letter that appears to dispute some of the reports being made about Chatral Rinpoche's passing: Found this translation from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos, January 10th, 2016: Owing to circumstances that, presently, a situation has occurred in which...
by Garudavista
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alaya-vijnana it is shared or subjective storage?
Replies: 20
Views: 2841

Re: Alaya-vijnana it is shared or subjective storage?

The distinction is basically this: in cittamatra, phenomena are mental events. The way Lonchenpa explains it is like this. Bodhicitta, awakened mind, is like space, it is the basis, but it is not established in anyway. Its potential or energy [rtsal] arises like the face of a mirror. The display of...
by Garudavista
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Authenticity of a Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche Quote
Replies: 28
Views: 3558

Re: Authenticity of a Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche Quote

kalden yungdrung wrote:Tashi delek G,


Well it was some time ago since you did sent Tenzin Wangyal a message about that Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has said that only about 1% of disciples will recognize actual rigpa.

- Did you get already a reply from this master ?

Mutsug Marro
KY
No. I haven't heard back from him.
by Garudavista
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Drone Footage of the Universal Mandala Hall at Khandroling
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: Drone Footage of the Universal Mandala Hall at Khandroli

Virgo wrote:Pretty interesting video hey?

Kevin
Yes. Very interesting. I camped there over the summer for Rinpoche's retreat and it felt like home. I love the aerial view. It really shows the depth and beauty of the woods.
by Garudavista
Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age
Replies: 179
Views: 15160

Re: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age

With this post I am actually quoting a recognized authority, so the disclaimer in my signature does not apply. Starting around the 15 minute mark in the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGzN4FAFgTs Alan Wallace talks about the various approaches to Dzogchen. At one end of the spectrum...
by Garudavista
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness
Replies: 129
Views: 9435

Re: Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness

I have internalized "Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness," by Guru Padmasambhava and the accompanying commentary by John Reynolds. As the text says, there are no antecedent or subsequent requirements. It is not accurate to say that it is used to transmit the Direct Introduction, the...
by Garudavista
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age
Replies: 179
Views: 15160

Re: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age

Intellectual study makes you an "expert" but obscures the relaxed natural state of mind which is synonymous with Rigpa. This is incorrect. Intellectual study does not obscure rigpa. Dzogchen has no limits. A person can study intellectual concepts while practicing Dzogchen at the same time. Manjushr...
by Garudavista
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age
Replies: 179
Views: 15160

Re: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age

I think its time students of Buddhadharma got over the Abrahamic religions one way or another. Either revert and done with it, or see it with unthreatened eyes. Poo or vacate the pot I think.. Yes, it's time to grow up. Yes i totally agree :smile: CTR once said that the best mantra is "“OM—grow up—...
by Garudavista
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age
Replies: 179
Views: 15160

Re: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age

Quite often in dzogchen you get the same type of answers you would get if you were a Christian. As a Christian when you ask " why" they say " because the bible says so "or " that's what Jesus said". The reason direct introduction is impossible from a book is because a book does not have a mind. Sin...
by Garudavista
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age
Replies: 179
Views: 15160

Re: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age

smcj wrote:
smcj, you and a few others seem to be approaching Dzogchen from an anti-authority stand-point,
You have misunderstood my posts.
Sorry, smcj, I did not misunderstand your previous posts. I did, however, address the wrong person. My apologies.
by Garudavista
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age
Replies: 179
Views: 15160

Re: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age

smcj wrote:
smcj, you and a few others seem to be approaching Dzogchen from an anti-authority stand-point,
You have misunderstood my posts.
Or the other possibility is that you miscommunicated in your posts.
by Garudavista
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Importance of a Dharma Teacher/Oral Transmission
Replies: 157
Views: 10877

Re: Importance of a Dharma Teacher/Oral Transmission

Right, no one said it was completely impossible. So do you believe it is possible for a deaf person? In a previous thread you said that it would be possible for a deaf person to receive transmission because transmission "is not only by sound, but can be communicated through any of the five senses. ...