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by Spelare
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521121

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It seems that sometimes chöd can be performed for non-practitioners in order to benefit them. Is there a protocol for doing this with the chöd practice Rinpoche has taught us, or is the understanding that we should only do it in the presence of those who have received transmission? I am partially as...
by Spelare
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche - online seminar on the "Union of Dzogchen & Mahamudra"
Replies: 80
Views: 2383

Re: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche - online seminar on the "Union of Dzogchen & Mahamudra"

I am glad this is available online, especially since Rinpoche was not able to come to North America this year. This is the next best thing to being on retreat with him.
by Spelare
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

I don't know why you're suggesting I think my perspective is more important than anyone else's. This is a topical post about someone else's newly-published article linked to a booklength treatment of the topic recently put out by an academic press. I found the article interesting and wanted to bring...
by Spelare
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

Perhaps it has escaped your attention, but this has been discussed ad nauseum. https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=213&hilit=vegetarian Virgo Many topics have been discussed as much or significantly more. Sex, for example. What I am highlighting here is a more extensive and scholarly treat...
by Spelare
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

Additionally, here is a review of Barstow's book by Holly Gayley of the University of Colorado Boulder: https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/vegetarian-tibetan-buddhism/ As she notes, the practical implementation of vegetarianism in Tibet varied according to the particular health and samaya concerns of t...
by Spelare
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

Many have doubtless heard of Shabkar's vegetarianism, but who knew that Dölpopa, Jigme Lingpa, Nyala Pema Dündul, Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, and Patrul Rinpoche also adhered to a meatless diet? I know this topic has been discussed a few times in other connections, but Geoffrey Barstow has just publishe...
by Spelare
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Teacher Qualities
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Teacher Qualities

My understanding is that Anam Thubten teaches Vajrayāna to a certain subset of his students who express interest. His public teachings have more of a Prajñāpāramitā flavor, though presumably informed by his own practice of tantra and Dzogchen. I would give him a try. Don't worry about whether you ar...
by Spelare
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yantra Yoga and/or SMS instructors in india/nepal
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Yantra Yoga and/or SMS instructors in india/nepal

Yantra Yoga and SMS are good, export-quality teachings. You are more likely to find teachers of them in the West. If you have this great opportunity to meet lamas in India and Nepal, why not seek out whatever they have to offer?
by Spelare
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga
Replies: 20
Views: 1684

Re: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga

So, to answer the earlier question about what text we are working with, tonight we worked with the personal Mahāmudrā instructions given to Wangdor Rinpoche by the 16th Karmapa. Lama Lena thought that might be appropriate for an audience with a large Kagyu contingent. Tomorrow night's session will b...
by Spelare
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga
Replies: 20
Views: 1684

Re: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga

Excited about the teachings tomorrow evening! The live webcast will, indeed, be at the address posted by Lukeinaz above. For those who attend via webcast, you can also give dana via the Drikung Center's PayPal account. Scroll down to "General Donation," and be sure to note that the funds are for the...
by Spelare
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521121

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Maybe but I doubt it, the stream is always on 15 minutes or more before the starting time. Also, in the program some events are in red color, so maybe none of these events will be on the webcast. Well, that's unfortunate, as all the ones I could easily attend live from my timezone are in red. Is it...
by Spelare
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521121

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Maybe the rushen part will not be webcasted, it seems the stream is not on.
Yes, I was wondering about that. Is it possible that they will start late?
by Spelare
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521121

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone have advice about how to do the Nine Breathings or other breathwork when at least one nostril is blocked, e.g. due to allergies or a cold? Aside from, of course, taking a decongestant or antihistamine.
by Spelare
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga
Replies: 20
Views: 1684

Re: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga

Exactly what is being transmitted? Are Changchub Dorje's termas being given? Too vague.... The language is admittedly vague. The title is what was suggested to us by Lama Lena's assistant, and we decided to go with it. While based on a particular text, I presume that the teachings will also feature...
by Spelare
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga
Replies: 20
Views: 1684

Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga

Dzogchen Atiyoga Teachings with Lama Lena Featuring Rare Transmissions of Changchub Dorje Dates: June 12 & 13 Time: 7pm EST Venue: the Drikung Meditation Center at Jokhang Temple Address: 15 Bartlett Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476 Please join us next week for this wonderful opportunity to receive thes...
by Spelare
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Where do I go to learn Trekcho
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Where do I go to learn Trekcho

All of the teachers named above are good recommendations. I'll just add that some of them do free live webcast teachings via the Facebook group Webcasts Buddhist Teachings. If you tune into a few sessions on there, it might give you a feel for different teachers' approaches, and perhaps some sense o...
by Spelare
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dharmata teachings.
Replies: 153
Views: 34015

Re: Dharmata teachings.

I'm considering purchasing one of Anam Thubten's books, having never read any of them. As I understand it, all three of the books in prose are edited from his public talks; and then there's a book of poetry. For those who are familiar, do any of them stand out as particularly insightful? Is there a ...
by Spelare
Fri May 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 14335

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

As evidenced by your assertion that Cakrasamvara is "outright plagiarism," I don't think there's any need to speak of "encountering deities." Not the whole thing. Passages have been shown to be directly lifted from Śaiva sources as an act of appropriation. This was known and admitted openly by the ...
by Spelare
Fri May 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 14335

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

There is a difference between a) respecting other paths and their adherents b) studying those paths oneself (ideally from respected authorities) and c) recommending them to others as liberating. One can do A without doing B; or even A and B without C. In my case, for example, I have studied in multi...
by Spelare
Fri May 25, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 14335

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Malcolm wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 4:15 pm
You speak with a forked tongue.
Hey, I've seen those old cowboy-and-Indian movies, too, you know!

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