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by xylem
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4529
Views: 386268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

heard back from my friend. thanks to your tips, she got back up to 100% of the webcast. thx. -xy dakini boi... i think it is a local bandwidth problem. i live out a medium sized town that is largely isolated from other urban areas. i went to a DC friend today who was doing a webcast about something ...
by xylem
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4529
Views: 386268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

dakini boi... i think it is a local bandwidth problem. i live out a medium sized town that is largely isolated from other urban areas. i went to a DC friend today who was doing a webcast about something i was entirely unfamiliar with, something about wisdom dakinis. i didn't know CNNR did this many ...
by xylem
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4529
Views: 386268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

karma dorje-la... thanks for the info. that's what i am hoping to do, catch the lungs of the root texts of either webcast topics or the collected community practices. with that it is then permissible to join the DC and continue on. -xy xylem: Rinpoche gives the collective practices at the end of eac...
by xylem
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4529
Views: 386268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

dechen norbu-la... you have a very valid point. anyone receiving free teachings is doing so on somebody else's dime. such people have no basis for complaint. you are correct. people must receive a certain set of transmissions and teachings to join the DC. one can't just pay money and join the DC. i ...
by xylem
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4529
Views: 386268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

bhusuku-la... it would be nice to be able to receive the full lung and tri for some of the core DC practices so that i could practice them with others and receive further teachings on them. ... it's not clear how much content i'll be able to actually receive by webcast. i have been able to receive D...
by xylem
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4529
Views: 386268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

dechen norbu-la... it's not the quality of the webcasts that give me pause--- but them completely dropping out . i've been at this for a long time and listen to teachings archived on everything from DVD's to casettes with and without translators. quality isn't an issue. as far as the quality of the ...
by xylem
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4529
Views: 386268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

i have the same problems as sally-la. i don't think it is as simple as bandwidth at the student's end. i can try at home (DSL) and at work (1GPS ethernet) and have the same problems. i have emailed some DC administrator in the past and they admitted that there are problems reported with the webcasts...
by xylem
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Small Problem with DC Webcasts
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: Small Problem with DC Webcasts

attempted to take in this last open webcast but had connectivity issues. i don't think it's bandwidth or computer problems as i changed my venues on subsequent days and had problems. i got maybe 60% of the content. as someone said here, CNNR's tibetan-italian english accident becomes easier to parse...
by xylem
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations
Replies: 242
Views: 22036

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

what i think is easy to forget is that great beings attain realization in the middle of social, cultural and historical context. they don't come to realization in a void. so while they achieve a realization that transcends all concepts, they exist in a sea of concepts and duality. they have a body o...
by xylem
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 28704

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

yes. this is the philosophical view and the view of actual practice. however-- what i hear expressed again and again is that "dzogchen" is something indeed disjoint from "tantra". dichotomies are asserted that really don't need to be asserted on the basis of philosophy or practice. there is only one...
by xylem
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 28704

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

ngondro is not a necessary prerequisite for dzogchen practice. check. generation stage practice is not a necessary prerequisite for dzogchen practice. check. completion stage practice characteristics is not a necessary prerequisite for dzogchen practice. check. introduction to the nature of one's mi...
by xylem
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 28704

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

dechen norbu-la...

i've tried starting a new topic for some days now and the interface will not allow me. i presume that functionality of my subscription to DW is not activated.

-xy
Dechen Norbu wrote:
xylem wrote:my crap
This is not the place for that discussion.
You can, however, explain your theory in its proper topic.
by xylem
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 28704

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

speaking quite honestly here... i think much of this debate comes down to there being an emergent dzogchen dharma culture that identifies itself as being entirely separate and distinct from mainstream tibetan buddhist culture. this statement isn't intended to be critical, just descriptive. personall...
by xylem
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 28704

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

dechen norbu-la... your dichotomy between tantra and dzogchen is entirely artificial. in the tradition they often make a distinction between persons and paths. one can be on a very high path and have a low view, just as one can be on a low path and have a very high view. it's the actual view of the ...
by xylem
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Small Problem with DC Webcasts
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: Small Problem with DC Webcasts

i have the same problem with the DC webcasts. it is very difficult for me to understand the tibetan-italian accented english. i also periodically experience technical problems with the transmissions. often i don't seem to pick up the audio feed when i hit the webcast site for the webcast. other than...
by xylem
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 28704

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

dechen norbu-la... i know nothing about KDL, but i have received teachings from CNNR by webcast and i've read many of his books and transcripts. to me, CNNR's teachings are no different than my other teachers. some different particulars but the same essential meaning. i really have no idea what you'...
by xylem
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 28704

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

dechen norbu-la... i don't believe there is a single fork in the road: on the one side there are teachers that "really" teach dzogchen re give direction introduction freely, and on the other side are teachers or questionable spiritual realization who teach a tradition mode of theory and praxis that ...
by xylem
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Khyentse Rinpoche on not Teaching Dzogchen
Replies: 38
Views: 4441

Re: Dzogchen Khyentse Rinpoche on not Teaching Dzogchen

yudron-la...

thank you for pointing this out. this is very profound beyond words.

i was fortunate to receive very elaborate teachings on dzogchen nyigthig. i practice a little tara.

-xy
Yudron wrote:There is great compassion in not teaching dzogchen publically, too. I know you can't see it, but there is.
by xylem
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 28704

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

yudron-la... :heart: :heart: :heart: :D :heart: :heart: :heart: thank you. -xy Perhaps. But has it occurred to you that these debates may actually be informative for someone who's making a choice? If someone is interested in Dzogchen practice and faces the dilemma of considering or not tantric ngönd...
by xylem
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 28704

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

dechen norbu-la... all of these threads interweave-- it's hard to know where to put something. i'm not particularly interested in debating whether or not one should practice ngondro. why? i think both answers to that question are valid. that's a practice oriented question that's local (personal) and...