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by dharmafootsteps
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I didn't watch the webcast, but I guess if they're not from the 7 used in the SMS་ Base, they'd be from the 21 semdzins book. They didn't seem to be in there, but it was unlikely anyway as they are all rushen. Ah, oops. Lack of presence on my part. I had it in my head that we were talking about sem...
by dharmafootsteps
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone who watched the broadcasts with Elio know if the explanations for all these rushen are included in Stairway to Liberation? He mentioned it several times, but I didn't understand if all the explanations are in there or just some comments on them. Also, is a separate lung required for the...
by dharmafootsteps
Sun May 10, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I'm curious if anyone ever asked Rinpoche, or heard him comment on, using ones own language for practice - repeating the verses in our language having sung them in Tibetan. Not for mantra obviously.
by dharmafootsteps
Sun May 03, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 4180

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

Jesus was not a Dzogchen master and did not transmit Dzogchen teachings. Muhammed was not a Dzogchen master and did not transmit Dzogchen teachings. Mose was not a Dzogchen master and did not transmit Dzogchen teachings. Lao Tsu was not a Dzogchen master and did not transmit Dzogchen teachings. Con...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The sense in long rituals for non-Tibetans?
Replies: 16
Views: 899

The sense in long rituals for non-Tibetans?

I have this little doubt, that I recognize is my own limitation, but it still nags at me, so I'd like to hear others thoughts. Something I don't get is why many masters have non-Tibetans sit through very long elaborate rituals. It's one thing if a Westerner decides to go to Nepal to receive teaching...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: First rate translators in non-English European languages
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: First rate translators in non-English European languages

Basically Malcolm, and a couple of other translators from the Dzogchen Community who did some work on other tantras, but not from the 17 I think. Malcolm translated four of the 17 tantras and they are also published. Dzogchen Community is working on a translation dra thalgyur root tantra. /magnus A...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: First rate translators in non-English European languages
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: First rate translators in non-English European languages

Thanks both for the suggestions. JLA does indeed have a good reputation for translating into French. As far as the 17 tantras, however, one should be aware that this material is extremely difficult, and any "translations" are provisional, to put it politely. A very famous and learned Nyingmapa maste...
by dharmafootsteps
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: First rate translators in non-English European languages
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

First rate translators in non-English European languages

I don't know much about translation into languages other than English. Who are the particularly highly regarded translator, translating directly from Tibetan into other languages?

Specifically for Dzogchen root texts and commentaries. Anyone working on the 17 tantras or 7 treasuries?
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 80
Views: 7231

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

How does ChNN's Mandarava fit in with the original list of practices? It seems to straddle being both a healing practice like Orgyen Menla and a personal purification/preventative practice like the rest of the list.
by dharmafootsteps
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 80
Views: 7231

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Malcolm, if we have transmission for multiple of these practices, would you recommend simply focusing more intensively on one, or is good to come at it from multiple angles so to speak e.g. sang and Tara in the morning, a wrathful practice and dorje kotrab in the evening?
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 80
Views: 7231

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Thank you for this Malcolm.
by dharmafootsteps
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Tara Mandala Open Webcast Transmission with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (Riwo Sangchöd, Chöd, Green Tara)
Replies: 22
Views: 2891

Re: Tara Mandala Open Webcast Transmission with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (Riwo Sangchöd, Chöd, Green Tara)

Reading up on it, it looks like I inadvertently took tantric vows when doing their green Tara web course, implicitly. Given all the uncertainties I've had about Tara Mandala and my usual bad habit of doubting teachers (which I'm actively working on breaking), it sounds like I've broken said vows to...
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Worrying is pointless, of course (telling people who are worried to stop worrying is at least as useless, though). But assuming that things are fine or that problems will sort themselves out just like that, one only has to wait, so we had better focus on our practice, is not only naive and ignores ...
by dharmafootsteps
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I think patience is important here. When the year of mourning was suggested it was highlighted that periods of mourning are traditionally much longer. As for the future of transmission, there could be a number of conditions at play. It's a big responsibility to take on from any one who has the capa...
by dharmafootsteps
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

none of them wants to teach... Officially we do not know it at all. Officially we dont know, but unofficially we know, that Yeshi "dont want to have anything to do with this tibetan folklore". Anyway, if they wanted to succed their father, they would be teaching already for some time when Rinpoche ...
by dharmafootsteps
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Personally I don't even see what sort of plan could be expected that suddenly clarifies the situation. Rinpoche authorised his children to teach, but there's been no reason to expect them to take up the helm of the community just now. Maybe one or both will one day, but right now there's no indicati...
by dharmafootsteps
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I don't see an announcement coming. I have full confidence that our guru knew exactly what he was doing and that there are students of his practicing and upholding his transmission wholeheartedly. Hopefully the transmission manifests organically. Yeah, but that's just one part of the equation. I'm ...
by dharmafootsteps
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So, mourning time is over for few weeks and still no announcenment about how will be community in future, what are plans about carrying transmission to possible new commers, who will lead community and so on. I suppose we have here some guys from international gakyil. If so, could anyone comment on...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 19
Views: 1480

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

I'm kind of hesitant to reply, as working out a plan for personal retreat is really a question for a teacher imo, but I'm just wondering why you're thinking of interspersing semde with some rushen practices? A bit of rushen mixed in with a retreat focused on something else sounds kind of wishy wash...
by dharmafootsteps
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 19
Views: 1480

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

I'm kind of hesitant to reply, as working out a plan for personal retreat is really a question for a teacher imo, but I'm just wondering why you're thinking of interspersing semde with some rushen practices? A bit of rushen mixed in with a retreat focused on something else sounds kind of wishy washy...

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