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by Russell
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Tata1 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:24 am
I dont care weather he has permission ir not (whatever you mean by that)
What I heard Frantzis say was Wangdor Rinpoche gave him permission to teach dzogchen.
by Russell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thought I deleted the first one. Not sure what you mean about his books, they are in English, with some terms left in Chinese for reference.
by Russell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I genuinely don’t mean this as a diss to Frantzis, but I don’t think his regular Chinese is that good either. I was really into his stuff when I was in my early 20s and I remember showing a few in his books to some of my coworkers who were studying college level Chinese (one was Taiwanese and one w...
by Russell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

His Chinese is very very good as far as I can tell, and I studied it a little at SOAS, have heard him speak fluently very fast and easily with Chinese people, and chant Taoist liturgies. I think you can relax about that one! He speaks Japanese fluently also.
by Russell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I always felt ChNN was aware of what Frantzis was doing since many of his students went to ChNN also. I don't recall any specific mention, but ChNN for sure encouraged us to use methods from other traditions, Buddhist or not, if they were useful and not be limited. I know people who asked ChNN about...
by Russell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I am personally sure it is an authentic endorsement from ChNN, having been a student of both for 20 years. If you are not sure then why not ask the International Gakyil or SSI to clarify. Many students of Bruce Frantzis were also students of ChNN and asked ChNN questions about how to integrate the ...
by Russell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

To reply to your further edit. I don't know, I assumed that that would be possible and there were some stories like this, where people with the right karmic connection can successfully learn dzogchen from illiterate even senile (most of the time) masters? Anyway, it's not a fair comparison, Taoism i...
by Russell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

He mentions that his last teacher Liu Hung Chieh, being the opposite personality to himself would have liked to teach him Taoist Meditation using the Classics but his classical Chinese wasn't up to it. That was the case then, maybe now it has improved. He does still say in his Tao Te Ching audio com...
by Russell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I read those books long ago, but probably you are right, from those words it could be interpreted that way. The only published source I know where Frantzis gets more philosophical is an audio course on the Tao Te Ching, this is going to be published as a book so I think there you will see these term...
by Russell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Well I could never follow the Buddhist criticism of Taoism on this site since the Taoist teachings I have do talk about and introduce you to emptiness not as a fixed nothing, but the empty infinite potential of the individual and eventually much later on how this integrates or becomes one with the e...
by Russell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854500

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I am personally sure it is an authentic endorsement from ChNN, having been a student of both for 20 years. If you are not sure then why not ask the International Gakyil or SSI to clarify. Many students of Bruce Frantzis were also students of ChNN and asked ChNN questions about how to integrate the t...
by Russell
Wed May 27, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Test: What do you see?
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Test: What do you see?

A rose.
by Russell
Thu May 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Language
Topic: The Syllable "Pey" in the Mani Mantra
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: The Syllable "Pey" in the Mani Mantra

Right, the padme in the mani mantra is not usual Tibetan, it is special Tibetan for Sanskrit words, so the usual syllable structure doesn't apply.
by Russell
Wed May 13, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: The Syllable "Pey" in the Mani Mantra
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: The Syllable "Pey" in the Mani Mantra

With the transliteration you can already follow what syllables refer to what sounds and with some texts they say what each syllable means also. You can learn a lot from books and the internet, this has lots of free resources: https://omniglot.com/writing/tibetan.htm The vowels are marked like this: ...
by Russell
Wed May 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: The Syllable "Pey" in the Mani Mantra
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: The Syllable "Pey" in the Mani Mantra

thank you very much. I understood how the Pey sound comes. I also understood that Tibetan must be very difficult to learn, am I right? All the pronunciation rules that you go through in the beginning can be a challenge, after that it gets much more interesting and fun, you also really need a teache...
by Russell
Wed May 13, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Language
Topic: The Syllable "Pey" in the Mani Mantra
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: The Syllable "Pey" in the Mani Mantra

In Tibetan, a -d suffix changes the sound of the vowel, so a becomes e (as in m e t), and it is pronounced as a very light t . The -d suffix also lengthens the vowel sound, hence you get your pey sound. The suffixes -d,-n, and -l also change the vowel in the same way. This is in central Tibetan dial...
by Russell
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing without possibility of physical contact with teacher
Replies: 21
Views: 1891

Re: Practicing without possibility of physical contact with teacher

Live Teachings on Zoom with James Low: UK times James Low is a lineage teacher of dzogchen, which essentially means a genuine teacher of how to become familiar with your heart and mind in their natural state, and to come to experience how this opens the way to effortless relaxation, openness and con...
by Russell
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing without possibility of physical contact with teacher
Replies: 21
Views: 1891

Re: Practicing without possibility of physical contact with teacher

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has free webcasts this weekend and very often, his retreats at the moment are also online with the option to donate or not. Also he usually does guided dzogchen meditations whatever the title of the teaching. https://cybersangha.net/bardo-teachings/ Lama Lena also often gives...

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