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by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 104
Views: 7175

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

The tantras do not say, "Examine master so and so for his lineage recognitions, endorsements, associates, etc." What do they say? They mention nothing about lineage heads, etc. They only mention the personal qualities and learning of the prospective master in question. Come to think of it, it is a ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 104
Views: 7175

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

The tantras do not say, "Examine master so and so for his lineage recognitions, endorsements, associates, etc." What do they say? They mention nothing about lineage heads, etc. They only mention the personal qualities and learning of the prospective master in question. Come to think of it, it is a ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 83
Views: 5974

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Further, the report details allegations that Sogyal Lakar “instructed students to strip, show him their genitals, take photos of their genitals and show them to him, give him oral sex, have sex with their partners in his bed and describe sexual relationships to him, as well as lying to cover up rel...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 104
Views: 7175

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

She's gone by many names, and morphed through many transformations, but the one over-riding element of stability is her interest in marketing herself. I will say no more. I wonder why the people on dharmawheel keep trying to harass her. Yes, she has a super long Tibetan name with multiple variants,...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3895

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:12 pm
Practitioners are liberation through seeing by nature, whether they sleep alot or not, and whether they practice 30 seconds a day or 24 hours.
Malcolm, would you be so kind as to unpack it a bit?

PS. 8 hours of sleep sounds just right.
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581924

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Well for example I think Malcolm mentioned somewhere that if you get an empowerment into a mandala of one cycle, you can't do practices of another cycle even if it's the same diety, because it's a completely different mandala. However occasionally I see that when there are requirements for receivei...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581924

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I think it is not that strange that it is considered better in person, simply as a stronger connection may be created, as in any other connection it may be stronger if you meet someone in person than if you talk a little over the internet, in the end it may not matter depending on capacity and dili...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581924

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I remember DI before the world wide transmission webcasts and you follow along on a VHS tape at the same time.It was great! I don't think you need a measure for the different types Rinpoche has given the nod to for authenticity. Unless you are a doubter.Then it wouldn't matter if you were sitting i...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3895

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

Hugger, "I hope he also took full responsibility for such things as car accidents caused by exhausted and sleep-deprived students of his, trying to work, practice and have a family life at the same time -- essentially, trying to live two lives at the same time, one of a dharmic "profesional," the o...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: ZZNG ngondro booklet/pdf needed
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: ZZNG ngondro booklet/pdf needed

Thank you!
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3895

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

As a for instance, some years ago, Sog-tshe Rinpoche told a roomful of Western practitioners that, instead of saying we had no time to practice, we should get up at 3 AM I hope he also took full responsibility for such things as car accidents caused by exhausted and sleep-deprived students of his, ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: ZZNG ngondro booklet/pdf needed
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: ZZNG ngondro booklet/pdf needed

I meant the complete 9 x 100.000 ngondro. I already have the .pdf version, still looking for the paper booklet. You do not happen to know when the Ligmincha shop is going to be up again, do you?
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: ZZNG ngondro booklet/pdf needed
Replies: 4
Views: 327

ZZNG ngondro booklet/pdf needed

Dear all, the Ligmincha shop has been down for some time. Could you tell me where I can get the ZZNG ngondro booklet or, failing that, pdf? The wife needs an English version rather badly.

Thanks!
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3519

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

I am not really criticising Alan Wallace. I am quite OK with the fact that teachers teach in a billion often (mildly) contradictory ways. (That said, I do not think I agree with Wallace's position -- which, my disagreement notwithstanding, may still be a useful thing to present a particular audience...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3519

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Wallace, in his book on shamatha from Dudjom Lingpa's revelation, suggests that the tremendous potential that can be developed by extensively training in shamahta, can become infinitely more powerful if on that basis we continue to train in vipashyana, generation, treckchod, thogal, etc. One contro...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche in Vienna: 28.8 - 2.9.2018 - webcast
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Garchen Rinpoche in Vienna: 28.8 - 2.9.2018 - webcast

Any news on the English translation?
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leaving a teacher (ChNN)
Replies: 20
Views: 1471

Re: Leaving a teacher (ChNN)

Kelwin wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:12 am
Advice I got from a teacher when I was in a similar situation:

'You are not leaving your old teacher, you are expanding from your previous experience. Make sure you include everything with a pure view, and you're fine.'
:good:
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 8969

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

Going back now the the actual point of discussion raised now that it has been established, with much thunder, that it is not libellous nor unfounded to ask this question: What do folks think about the comments related to Pema Chodron, that she victim-shamed an abuse victim and is also on the so-cal...

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