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by climb-up
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

In re: yantra yoga, Has anyone else consistently hurt their lower back doing it? I have more or less come to the conclusion that, for my particular body, I just can’t really do it. I have always had very little flexibility in the forward bend, and an odd left hip thing, but in the past I have been a...
by climb-up
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Yantra Yoga

I bought the level 1 dvd ages ago, did it a little, quit for a while. I'm back at it but wondering how one uses the Yantras, the dvd is somewhat opaque about that. There is the five yantras - this is what I learned last time, but then there is lungsang and the other sets...does one just pick a sect...
by climb-up
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru yoga
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Guru yoga

I second the idea of only doing the guru yoga you’ve been taught; or, at the very least, finding someone who knows the specific idea you are working with and can clarify the practice. (Of course you’re trying to do that here, but it might be more directly helpful if you could reference the specific ...
by climb-up
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seriously approaching Semde on ones own
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Seriously approaching Semde on ones own

Technically any dzogchen method which involves fixation on an object or objectless and is specifically aimed at discovering one own real state is a semdzin. Naturally sems de and longde class have many semdzins. I don't agree. Semdzins are not the same as Shine, which is quite clear in Rinpoches te...
by climb-up
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Can I ask where the 700,000 number comes from? I’m currently doing accumulation based on SMS base (not in actual retreat so, it takes a while) and the given numbers are different. Is 700,000 based on the number of syllables? I saw the same number given in a different practice recently, so it doubly...
by climb-up
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Of course you can do more recitations as part of the Thun. In fact, to make the mantra more effective, one should do a retreat focusing on reciting the mantra for one or a few weeks, or accumulate seven hundred thousand repetitions. R Can I ask where the 700,000 number comes from? I’m currently doi...
by climb-up
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes, I think he gave us a 'Swiss Army Knife' out of compassion for sure. He was always reminding us that these are Secondary Practices, and also how we should go about attaining the 'function' of the mantra and deity practice. No fancy Ngakpa ordination, just get a mantra to work! :) I need a Faceb...
by climb-up
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

When I first studied with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche in 1990, Vajrapani was the Yidam in the thuns. Later He was replaced by guru Dragphur. Yes, that's what I heard. Dragphur is very different in its breadth etc. What prompted the change - the Gyalpo issue? I was under the impression that ChNN ...
by climb-up
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:39 am
Gotta love blanket discouragement to ones practice from anonymous Vajra experts....oh well, off to my Sitcom Vajrayana practice. See you guys at the commercial break.
:rolling:
by climb-up
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The above answers are probably better, but I remember in one webcast ChNN talked about people saying they didn't have any time for transformation and he said "how can you not have time to say a mantra 30 times?" ...something like that. So if I'm very rushed I'll do at least 30 (sometimes 21x, which...
by climb-up
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra siddhi
Replies: 25
Views: 921

Re: Mantra siddhi

Om Ah Hung
...should accomplish everything ...so I hear ;)
by climb-up
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Practices for recognition at the end of Guru Yoga book

Just a question about categorization/purpose of practices. There are these practices at the end of the Guru Yoga book such as "recognition through sensation" "recognition through clarity" etc. What are these practices for? Are they to be used as something like Rushens or Semdzins? How are they supp...
by climb-up
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Not only can we not only do 5 min a day, we need to practice 24/7, that is the main point. In one book Rinpoche said that if one day all his students did nothing but sound “a” and relax, he would be very happy. ...but if that’s all his students ever did he would not be happy with that at all. I foun...
by climb-up
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699199

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The above answers are probably better, but I remember in one webcast ChNN talked about people saying they didn't have any time for transformation and he said "how can you not have time to say a mantra 30 times?" ...something like that. So if I'm very rushed I'll do at least 30 (sometimes 21x, which ...
by climb-up
Mon May 20, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2781

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

No, it is not inherently peaceful; not at all. You have given examples yourself of enlightened masters who are not peaceful. It’s not just Tibetan Buddhism either; Buddhism is not inherently peaceful. But it is, if practiced genuinely, inherently compassionate. There are examples even in Theraveda o...
by climb-up
Thu May 16, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Tibetan "Fearful Dharma Protectors"?
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: What are the Tibetan "Fearful Dharma Protectors"?

It did get mentioned in the second to last post above this, but while Yidams can be wrathful they are not Dharmapalas (Dharma protectors). Yamantaka is an enlightened bodhisattva who manifest compassionately in a wrathful form in the same way that a mother might compationately yell at her child who ...
by climb-up
Thu May 16, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are yidams and Tibetan Buddhist "deities" actually real?
Replies: 50
Views: 2090

Re: Are yidams and Tibetan Buddhist "deities" actually real?

As real and independently existing as you are! :tongue:
by climb-up
Sun May 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karma Chakra board game
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Karma Chakra board game

I got a Tibetan dice game called “rebirth” recently (it’s kind of like snakes and ladders, but with Tibetan cosmology and goal to attain Buddhahood) and I was informed that there was a game called “Karma Chakra” created in 2006 and also designed to teach Buddhist cosmology; but that its no longer in...
by climb-up
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Guru Dragphu and Simamukha mantra meanings?
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Guru Dragphu and Simamukha mantra meanings?

Does anyone have a word-by-word and/or syllable by syllable explanation of the mantras of Guru Dragphur and of Simhamukha?
EDIT: ...as practiced in the Dzogchen Community.
by climb-up
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 9401

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

smcj wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:27 pm
A friend of mine put it this way; if you can use the 8 worldly dharma s to predict a teacher’s actions, run in the opposite direction.
That is an excellent test!

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