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by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Sick cat
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Sick cat

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by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6511
Views: 620484

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Wow really? I had no idea. Thank you! :smile: Welcome :-) . To be exact, my situation is that I have received the Jnanadakini donwang twice, and the lung for the long Nirmanakaya Jnanadakini sadhana. I have also got the lung for short and medium Gomadevi (not long, though), and Buddha knows which T...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6511
Views: 620484

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yeah Gomadevi and Jnanadakini (Thugthig) are not the same practice. Rinpoche gave the Thugthig mantra. In the retreats I attended Rinpoche never gave all the Gomadevi mantras, just the first one. When you're practicing by yourself I don't think you can do the other two mantras. However, if you have...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6511
Views: 620484

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yeah Gomadevi and Jnanadakini (Thugthig) are not the same practice. Rinpoche gave the Thugthig mantra. In the retreats I attended Rinpoche never gave all the Gomadevi mantras, just the first one. When you're practicing by yourself I don't think you can do the other two mantras. However, if you have...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Dzogchen teacher in Bon tradition
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: Dzogchen teacher in Bon tradition

Hello, Anybody knows how I can find authentic Bon teacher who gives complete transmission of Dzogchen without prerequisite of Tantra practice? Lopon Tenzin Namdak have that attitude. But is he giving any teaching to westerners anymore? If yes, where I can find him or other teachers who teach Dzogch...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur
Replies: 30
Views: 2500

Re: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur

Got this update from Tergar by email about the prerequisites for Path of Liberation: Because the teachings and practices build on each other, deepening our experience and understanding, there are requirements before attending the next level of teachings. Rinpoche recently reviewed these prerequisit...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen outside of Tantra
Replies: 37
Views: 1277

Re: Dzogchen outside of Tantra

Tantra involves concept. Dzogchen doesn't. In this way Dzogchen predates Tantra - it is unmodified natural state. I doubt that there was Tantra in Sidhartha Gautama's times. I doubt somebody was practicing yidam deity yoga or even guru yoga. Tantra is also Hindusm-influenced and vice versa (just lo...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unrestricted Chenrezig Sadhana
Replies: 49
Views: 1298

Re: Unrestricted Chenrezig Sadhana

Garchen Rinpoche regularly gives Chenrezig empowerments via live streams, it would be a good idea for the OP to get some info about the next one. Anyone? Here is a seed of HE Garchen Rinpoche's 2019 schedule: https://garchen.net/h-e-garchen-tour/ No details as yet but I bet they will be posted here...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen outside of Tantra
Replies: 37
Views: 1277

Re: Dzogchen outside of Tantra

Tantra developed as a system of practices based on using our imaginative-delusional dualistic patterns to make them more "refined", such as visualization of deities, mantras etc. You honestly need to read up on tantra. But that wasn't existent over first few hundred years of history of Buddhism. It...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6511
Views: 620484

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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Weird that. No such thing yesterday...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6511
Views: 620484

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dear all!! We are very pleased to announce our next closed webcast connect to closed webcast at: https://webcast.dzogchen.net/index.php?id=practicing-together-closed-html5 remember that you’ll need to login with your id [email] and password December 27 3-4pm ( Closed Webcast) Explanation: Action of...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6511
Views: 620484

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dear all!! We are very pleased to announce our next open webcast EXPLANATION: THE RELATIVE AND ULTIMATE AWAKENING MIND from Dzamling Gar [GMT+0:00] Canary Islands Time December 26 Afternoon 4-5:30pm (Open webcast) Introduction Experiential Instructions on the Four Recollections; Brief History of Go...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 31
Views: 1828

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:38 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Thanks! By saying that Togal is the dzogrim there, are you suggesting that it literally comes into play where more generally a tsalung practice would be used?
Yes.
Thanks!
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 31
Views: 1828

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Thanks! By saying that Togal is the dzogrim there, are you suggesting that it literally comes into play where more generally a tsalung practice would be used?
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 31
Views: 1828

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Wondering is anyone aware of a yidam that takes the Dzogchen or Yangti tantra style method as completion stage?
Troma.
Fascinating. So it does make sense to say that Togal is the completion stage of Throma?

Where would Throma tregchod be in that model?
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 26
Views: 1605

Re: Backwards Ati

He seems to be referring to the notion of Guru Yoga being unstoppable. He's speaking about the Mahaguru, at the essence of this. It's not about the person who you consider the Guru... Once you contact bodhichitta your mindstream is changed forever. There is no longer a choice about anything. While ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 26
Views: 1605

Re: Backwards Ati

Again, Trungpa Rinpoche gave his students TGS transmission when we entered into the vajrayāna, and therefore his students would usually be on an emotional roller coaster throughout the four ngöndro practices. I think that’s because of the disruptive quality of the TGS transmission itself Guru yoga ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 474

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Following the Fukushima meltdown, I can't get on board with more nuclear energy. The full impact of that tragedy is not being recognized. The incidence of certain cancers has spiked in Kanto. Some suburbs of Tokyo that were directly downwind - people basically have given up growing vegetables in th...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 26
Views: 2420

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

When I asked at Saraha, a few people said I could practice it with no anything. But then others say one needs the lung. I suspect it was one of those "get it when you can but you can practice without it if you can't" type things...but I would rather just have the lung. I had an opportunity to get i...

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