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by Fa Dao
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

sounds like a plan...you can never do too much Guruyoga, right? One of the few things that Rinpoche always said was "Relax, be Present, do Guruyoga..these are the only things I tell you to do". Applying the practice of being Present between sessions as a practice in itself cannot be underestimated.....
by Fa Dao
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

Take a look at your situation and try and determine if there are any secondary practices that might be useful to intersperse between sessions that will be helpful to the main practice....the 3 day Vajra Armor retreat comes to mind as an example..Ive also found it helpful to do LOTS of really short p...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson

yeahhh...silly me..what was I thinking? to think that we could discuss some of the actual issues that were raised as well as Dave Rubins (IMO) excellent interviewing abilities....oh well....mods may as well lock it up...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson

Did anyone actually listen to the interview? Doesnt sound like it...
by Fa Dao
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3417

Re: Greta Thunberg

yeah..only one problem with all of this...a group of 500 scientists and climate professionals sent a “European Climate Declaration” to the U.N. with a stark message: “There is no climate emergency.” And as the MSM obviously wont be covering this it might be worth a look...as well as some open and ho...
by Fa Dao
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Democrats are Going to the Mattresses
Replies: 32
Views: 1392

Re: The Democrats are Going to the Mattresses

I have been a democrat my entire adult life (Im 57 now). So here is an opinion/prediction/observation: Trump will win in a landslide in 2020. Heres why... First off, Trump is a symptom, not a cause. The majority of the American people who don't live in DC, NYC, LA, San Fran etc are fed up with "poli...
by Fa Dao
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson

This was an excellent interview (I thought) and isn't what you might think. Would be interested in hearing others opinions on the specifics after watching it.
by Fa Dao
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Might be helpful if you remember which language the monk was chanting it in...Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, or Japanese? Also was it long or short? If long it could have been a dharani and not a mantra
by Fa Dao
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Elizabeth Warren for President
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Woah. He can't help himself as it goes on, but the first part...

I know its not a popular position on this site...but...Tucker rocks!! He doesnt seem to care if its a democrat or republican...he roasts them equally...And, he cracks me up...funny guy
by Fa Dao
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 2272

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

I think everyone here has had doubts as to the efficacy of certain practices....were human, comes with the territory. However, that being said, heres a thought that crossed my mind...you said you have been doing this practice for a decade now, right? Is it remotely possible that you were meant to di...
by Fa Dao
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 236
Views: 21752

Re: Random Thoughts

TharpaChodron wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:54 am
Today I went to a teaching by Kalu Rinpoche, by chance I learned he was teaching only 1.5 hours away from my home. Never met his previous incarnation, but I was so impressed! :heart:
agreed...Ive seen the kid on youtube...hes really got it going on
by Fa Dao
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

florin wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Hi,

Anybody knows how the mantra is written in tibetan ?
The mantra as it is found in the longde sadhana practiced in the dzogchen community.
Thanks
Didnt know if it was appropriate to post it here so I pm'd it to you
by Fa Dao
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra siddhi
Replies: 25
Views: 1083

Re: Mantra siddhi

Dorje Kotrab/Vajra Armor
by Fa Dao
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 134
Views: 12638

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. – Thomas Sowell
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. – Margaret Thatcher
by Fa Dao
Thu May 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

ChNN has said that for longevity you do Amitayus practice, for Wisdom..Manjushri, for compassion..Chenrezi..etc. What is Ngondzog Gyalpo practice done for? Besides the obvious, Realization/Enlightenment... Kye-rim. Control of vayu is the root of all siddhis. All of the qualities are complete in eve...
by Fa Dao
Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

Been a while since I posted this...was wondering if anyone had any more info...
by Fa Dao
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Q: on Christopher Wilkinson translations
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Q: on Christopher Wilkinson translations

Actually I have a few of his books. I like them, especially since they are the only translations out there for many dzogchen tantras. I cant tell you how accurate they are as I don't speak/read/write Tibetan. However that being said he appears to be knowledgeable and has a sincere desire to get as m...
by Fa Dao
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6816
Views: 721460

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Nothing radically different but there are some nice tidbits that are different in each one. I recommend them both.
by Fa Dao
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6816
Views: 721460

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Anyone here know how to get a hold of Jim Valby? So far he is the only senior student of Rinpoches that I know of that has any knowledge of Longde. Please feel free to PM me
by Fa Dao
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 66
Views: 3210

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

First off, and I should have added this before, I am for UBI. Not as a fix-all but as providing a slight financial comfort zone for a large amount of the population. Out of the entire democrat lineup Andrew Yang seems to me to be the most rational and far thinking one of the bunch. I have read throu...

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