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by Spelare
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: chos dbyings mdzod chapter 10 question
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: chos dbyings mdzod chapter 10 question

Lukeinaz wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 am
Thanks! Do you know how causality was translated?
The glossary in the back of Treasure Trove says it's rgyu 'bras that is translated in different places as cause and effect, result, or causality.

Here's the RY article:

http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/rgyu_%27bras
by Spelare
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: chos dbyings mdzod chapter 10 question
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: chos dbyings mdzod chapter 10 question

Towards the end of chapter 10 we are advised at least three times to "come to a decisive experience of causality." Is this a moment to moment awareness of our unfolding karma? What does "come to a decisive experience of causality" mean to you? Have you tried consulting Longchenpa's self-commentary ...
by Spelare
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579610

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It is the White A of Guru Garab Dorje as found in the Guru Yoga book not thun book. If someone has the Tibetan verses of this I would really appreciate a copy or at least where to find. Does the collective practice book have the Tibetan? There's an out-of-print book that has the Tibetan text writte...
by Spelare
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 51
Views: 3970

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

This is indeed why I am asking. Yangsi Kalu is touring the US this fall and giving meditation instructions composed by his predecessor along with some empowerments. I would like to make connection with Shangpa tradition and this seemed like it could potentially be a good opportunity. Now that Lama ...
by Spelare
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 51
Views: 3970

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

The elephant in the room, unreferenced in the above document, remains the physical and sexual abuse that Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche reportedly endured from a young age at the hands of senior monks of the institution that issued it. His alleged reckless and destructive behavior could seem inexplicable when...
by Spelare
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579610

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Why ganapuja? I believe it's because it contains the most practices for purifying samaya of any DC sadhana. The Ganapuja itself and also the 100-syllable Vajrasattva mantra. In the webcast from Merigar today, they did many repetitions of the brief Ganapuja text "RAM YAM KHAM OM Ā HŪM . . ." and of ...
by Spelare
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579610

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The was posted by Sey Namkha Dorje on Facebook today: Wrong information ! There is a misleading news being circulated falsely informing the passing of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. According to authentic source, citing Rinpoche’s main attendant Migmar Tsering who is serving Rinpoche in hospital a...
by Spelare
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa's refuge prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Thanks, Ratna & Malcolm! Very helpful.
by Spelare
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa's refuge prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Does anyone know the source text for the following refuge prayer attributed to Longchenpa? Did he compose it or was it received from an earlier source? I've transcribed it from a recording of Adriano Clemente, who was taught it by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (sorry for any transcription errors): Namkhai ...
by Spelare
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?

Is it possible to receive both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings without any major difficulties arising? My primary concern is the implications for my practice; secondarily, I am unsure of the proper etiquette and social implications around this. My sense so far is that, at the level of Dzogchen, th...
by Spelare
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579610

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks Spelare! I have completed about half of FPMT's Discovering Buddhism (I think that is their lamrim program) and it looks like some overlap. That said, I would like to look into this for sure. I appreciate the info! Then it sounds like you definitely have a good basis to get started! You may b...
by Spelare
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579610

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ditto, now that I understand what SMS is I am interested in looking into these courses. If anyone can direct me to a first step in this direction then I would appreciate it! I would say there's no harm whatsoever in getting a head start on the SMS curriculum. If you consider the actual contents of ...
by Spelare
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579610

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Not sure if this is too in detail a question for a public forum(please let me know if so, I will edit it out), but when Rinpoche says visualizing the Trondu alone is enough when on a Tara retreat, does this include the seed syllable at the heart-center and/or the mantra rotating around it? I am not...
by Spelare
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3446

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

If the OP is still interested in cultivating śamatha prior to connecting with a guru, this book by Tony Duff looks pretty good. His premise is to teach śamatha-vipaśyanā in a way that aligns well with the approach of Mahāmudrā and Dzogchen, yet which does not reveal any of the inner aspects that req...
by Spelare
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism school
Replies: 20
Views: 776

Re: Buddhism school

I think a lot of practitioners who lack confidence in any of those sort of metaphysical claims just go ahead and receive teachings from traditions that do maintain them. And the practitioners either ignore them, interpret them psychologically, or eventually encounter what they consider to be proof t...
by Spelare
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3446

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Ya. That’s my understanding of his position too. Not sure how you get to don’t do shamatha from that. I think the point he's making is that it doesn't make sense to do śamatha alone if we aspire to liberation. Now, Wallace does sometimes teach śamatha-only retreats, but his intent is to offer somet...
by Spelare
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3446

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Tulku Urgyen used to say, I been told, that people that developed a strong shamatha practice where the most difficult person to give direct introduction. People like Allan Wallace is putting an unnecessary distance between the student and the natural state in my opinion based on what I been told by...
by Spelare
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3446

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Magnus has a point, though: why wait to meet a master? Attuning with a qualified teacher makes meditative stability easier to realize. There's no harm in being introduced before having much cultivated śamatha, then receiving pointing-out instructions periodically interspersed with practice. There ar...
by Spelare
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 136
Views: 12705

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

It looks like the price on Amazon has dropped down to $100 again, so those of us who paid $120 for the preorder should get the difference refunded. Nice.

Also, looking forward to the book launch today!
by Spelare
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579610

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

That framing is rather general, and I'm still interested in the broader question, but let me give a more specific context: Why do we use a bell when we do the guruyoga of Padmasambhava, but not when we do the guruyoga of Garab Dorje? We can do the guruyoga of Padmasambhava without a bell, e.g. if we...

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