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by Mantrik
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 62
Views: 1031

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

I wonder if Zen is doing well because it was popularised back in the hippy days and has had more time to establish. I was maybe more typical in finding it through martial arts - we created a Dojo with a Zendo above it back in the 1990's. I didn't have time to get into it properly though as work too...
by Mantrik
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 62
Views: 1031

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Very few cultures arriving in the 'West' (pretty loose in itself) have an easy integration, let alone those bringing a challenge to a host religion. This is, of course, compounded by the newcomers' reactions to western culture and maybe also the freedoms presented. Is an Imam less likely to fall fr...
by Mantrik
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 62
Views: 1031

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Very few cultures arriving in the 'West' (pretty loose in itself) have an easy integration, let alone those bringing a challenge to a host religion. This is, of course, compounded by the newcomers' reactions to western culture and maybe also the freedoms presented. Is an Imam less likely to fall fro...
by Mantrik
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama X is in the neighbourhood next weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Lama X is in the neighbourhood next weekend

It is normal. When Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche was in Prague there was a huge amount of people. I do not remember how many but it was one of his biggest retreats. However, in the local groups not many people appeared. Which is also kind of logical. Many people come from surrounding countries. Then there...
by Mantrik
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 37
Views: 1597

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

I hadn't checked in for a while and I see there are lots of interesting posts. Thank you to everyone who has offered their advice. I had my meeting with Lama Jampa Thaye and I have to admit to being impressed by him. Lama Jampa was very generous with his time and took, what seemed to me anyway, a g...
by Mantrik
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6228
Views: 561336

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The request for silence refers only to posting memorials and so on of CHNN's passing. It has nothing to do with the normal day to day business of the gars. They are still running programs, hosting SMS teachers, and so on. We don't all just stop still because our teacher has left this mortal coil. S...
by Mantrik
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6228
Views: 561336

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Since questioning SS Publications's wisdom is so heinous I'll leave it to those who clearly know much more about such things: The request for silence refers only to posting memorials and so on of CHNN's passing. It has nothing to do with the normal day to day business of the gars. They are still ru...
by Mantrik
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6228
Views: 561336

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I just wish they had waited a little longer and co-ordinated with those who requested members to maintain silent contemplation etc. But if they are so close to the precipice............ What does this have to do with silent contemplation? You want them to go out of business? Kevin... You locked the...
by Mantrik
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6228
Views: 561336

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Mods, please delete my previous post. It was a mistake on my part to post this here as it's clearly a cause of discomfort and anxiety. The last thing I want is to be the source of discord among vajra siblings. Apologies to everyone for this. Tonnes of Vajrasattva purification for me the next few da...
by Mantrik
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6228
Views: 561336

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

SSI thought it appropriate.So they obviously need sales now.You have been posting on other threads often enough so ride behind the cart and keep being the silence cop. No idea what that means. You need to read the advice more carefully. However, since SSI issued the request for a period of silence ...
by Mantrik
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6228
Views: 561336

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

An Update on Shang Shung Publications At the moment, the DC is supposed to be silently contemplating rather than launching into this kind of thing. Once the DC has a strong direction the membership will follow and so will the income stream for publications, costing and pricing strategies etc. They ...
by Mantrik
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6228
Views: 561336

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

An Update on Shang Shung Publications At the moment, the DC is supposed to be silently contemplating rather than launching into this kind of thing. Once the DC has a strong direction the membership will follow and so will the income stream for publications, costing and pricing strategies etc. They ...
by Mantrik
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6228
Views: 561336

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

climb-up wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:31 am
Josef wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:27 am
climb-up wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Perhaps there was confusion with Dorje Drollo, who is an emanation of guru rinpoche?
they both are.
Oops, you're right; I stand corrected.
They are forms of Padmasambhava 'perfected of all 3 roots' , as is the LZ Takhyung.
by Mantrik
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization of the Naga's practices
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: Realization of the Naga's practices

Good luck & best wishes, and, once again, in my opinion, if you want to do Naga puja, apprentice yourself to a Tibetan Lama who can teach you how to do this safely and effectively. So, the call for peace surrounding ChNN's death is a good excuse to advise people, if he is not their 'Root Guru' (sic...
by Mantrik
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization of the Naga's practices
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: Realization of the Naga's practices

It is not that all skin diseases involve provocations (don) by Nagas. In Tibetan medicine, there are several main causes of disease: karma, imbalance in the elements and "humors", and spirit provocations. This is why a qualified Lama or Tibetan doctor is needed to diagnose if a particular person's ...
by Mantrik
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization of the Naga's practices
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: Realization of the Naga's practices

Nagas are often associated with skin diseases, urogenital diseases, some cancers, some mental diseases, some epidemic diseases, and some chronic cachetic or wasting diseases. Pema Chopel, if you don't mind, could you please elaborate a little on this topic? If I understand correctly, you are both a...
by Mantrik
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization of the Naga's practices
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: Realization of the Naga's practices

He also stressed time and again the necessity of observing the rite properly, and perfectly pronouncing whatever is to be pronounced in the course of the practice (going so far as to say that if we are not sure how to pronounce the words we should not do the practice). Indeed. He was very precise a...
by Mantrik
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization of the Naga's practices
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: Realization of the Naga's practices

Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche was a great Master, but I think most people would agree that He was iconoclastic in some regards. He was one of my Teachers (though not one of my Root Gurus). So I'm not criticizing Him in my following response. If He is/was your Root Guru and your samaya with Him is ...
by Mantrik
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization of the Naga's practices
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: Realization of the Naga's practices

As I thought,sound is crucial...that's why I quit practice a few years ago (one of many reasons, not the only one) Now I have to find a new master which not only give me transmissions but above all, teach me how to speak... By the way, it's a strange coincidence that the impulse of Nagas's practice...
by Mantrik
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization of the Naga's practices
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: Realization of the Naga's practices

Rinpoche died recently...great news :( How important is language,sound of mantras in the language in which they were created and their translations into another language have the same power and effectiveness? Mantras should be pronounced exactly as they are transmitted to you by your Guru, in my vi...

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