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by Fa Dao
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 271
Views: 6136

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

This will probably raise some hackles around here but the whole idea of "cultural appropriation" is simply one of the most ridiculous things Ive heard in a very long time...And that now some go so far as calling it "racist" is beyond mind boggling... Well, there is such a thing as cultural appropri...
by Fa Dao
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 271
Views: 6136

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

This will probably raise some hackles around here but the whole idea of "cultural appropriation" is simply one of the most ridiculous things Ive heard in a very long time. Most people when they see something that they think is really cool will want to emulate it in some way...thats just how humans a...
by Fa Dao
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

You are referring to the teachings he gave in London in 1981 with a line drawing of Pang Mipham Gonpo on the front? Then yes..someone was kind enough to share that with me. As to translating the French abridged version into English...I would like to be noble and tell you that I wouldn't want to trou...
by Fa Dao
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

Posted before I saw that...will look him up
by Fa Dao
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

Very kind of you... Sadly there just doesn't seem to be a lot on VB translated into English and I am too old and brain damaged to try and learn Tibetan. Don't suppose you have heard of the Longde Root Upadesha of Dzin Dharmabodhi/Nyengyu Dorje Zampai Nyamtrid Gamgyi Yige Salwai Dronma have you? Even...
by Fa Dao
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

Thank you so much! Been trying to find that out for years... As I don't read Tibetan well at all can you write how their names are pronounced? (The letters in front of the actual pronunciation throws me off) Also do you know if there are any pics of them? I have been trying for a long time to resear...
by Fa Dao
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Sten Anspal thesis question

I know that a few people here have read this and in it there are a few brief mentions of 3 Dakinis that were integral to the Dorje Zampa/Vajra Bridge lineage...however their names or any real details about them are not mentioned. Does anyone have any information on this?
by Fa Dao
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: My death and the regret
Replies: 13
Views: 659

Re: My death and the regret

Empting, try to look at it like this..you found the Dharma and recognize its worth, right? That in and of itself is HUGE. Wallowing in guilt and regret does nobody any good and wastes this precious lifetime. Use the energy of the regret/guilt to practice Dharma for all living beings..nothing more co...
by Fa Dao
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genuine advice sought.
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: Genuine advice sought.

People have teachers and talk crap and people don't have teachers and talk crap. I think here most people take what's written with a grain of salt, regardless of professed credentials. "Ignore" function is very useful too. If memory serves, you create a thread like this with respect to users who ge...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854667

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 Fa Dao
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 170
Views: 5894

Re: Rainbow body questions

But hey, if we are not really supposed to be discussing any of this then maybe the mods should close it, right?
by Fa Dao
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 170
Views: 5894

Re: Rainbow body questions

and I should add that I am just too damn old, tired, and brain damaged to start off from square one....btw, I wasnt asking about actual techniques/practices, I was just trying to wrap my head around the process, the theoretical side...oh well You already have enough to do with practicing rushan, et...
by Fa Dao
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 170
Views: 5894

Re: Rainbow body questions

and I should add that I am just too damn old, tired, and brain damaged to start off from square one....btw, I wasnt asking about actual techniques/practices, I was just trying to wrap my head around the process, the theoretical side...oh well
by Fa Dao
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 170
Views: 5894

Re: Rainbow body questions

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:12 am
Fa Dao wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:21 am
ok guys..I hear you..thanks
He will insist you do a ngondro.
I know..thats one of the reasons why I haven't gone there before...I have met many Teachers in the past almost 40 years...Norbu is the one that always made sense to me...the way he taught I just got it...ya know what I mean?
by Fa Dao
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 170
Views: 5894

Re: Rainbow body questions

ok guys..I hear you..thanks
by Fa Dao
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 170
Views: 5894

Re: Rainbow body questions

You need to receive more complete teachings on dzogchen to understand this point. It should not really be discussed on a forum in public. oh ok..so the Longde teachings from Rinpoche aren't complete enough? You said in another post that they were complete..but hey, if its one of those things that i...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 170
Views: 5894

Re: Rainbow body questions

So CNNR has said that "...but through this integration of the nature of mind and the nature of existence (semnyid and Chonyid), the light body manifests" So how and why does this work? You need to receive more complete teachings on dzogchen to understand this point. It should not really be discusse...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 170
Views: 5894

Rainbow body questions

So CNNR has said that "...but through this integration of the nature of mind and the nature of existence (semnyid and Chonyid), the light body manifests"
So how and why does this work?
by Fa Dao
Sun May 31, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 104
Views: 4320

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

Eventually I will publish something. Hopefully sooner rather than later...neither of us is getting any younger, right? Would be nice if you could focus on actual practice texts/commentary related to Vajra Bridge. IMO Semde doesn't have enough in the way of actual practice that leads to Rainbow body...
by Fa Dao
Sun May 31, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 104
Views: 4320

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

You should Sten Anspal”s paper on klong sde, it’s about the only literature out there on klong sde. Ive had that for quite a while...was just hoping there might be something more out there and figured if there was you would know about it.... Eventually I will publish something. Hopefully sooner rat...

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