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by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17058

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Dzogchen says that everything is nothing other than the appearance of Primordial Purity, and that everything is “perfect just as it is.” Why do we not see that? Why indeed? A most interesting question. While we are pondering the reason for our falling into marigpa it might be a good idea to remembe...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17058

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I’m not defending anyone. But Dharma will never be squeezed down into something acceptable to the judgmental criteria of the secular mind. This thread is a good place to make that point. Is it? I thought it is a thread about a teacher who instead of practising what he preaches (or ought to preach) ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule
Replies: 26
Views: 3124

Re: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule

The German retreat (August 2-6, Göttingen) has now its official FB event: I am pleased to announce that Lopön Ogyan Tenzin will visit us in Göttingen again. This year, too, he will once again bestow precious transmissions and teachings. Program: Tamdrin Yangthrö empowerment & teachings Mahadeva empo...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule
Replies: 26
Views: 3124

Re: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Argentatus wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Hi, is it possible to publish Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 schedule in Czech Republic?

Thank You Milan Pruner
Contact this guy for details.
Greg, is it possible to contact Marek via e-mail? Asks a Facebookless (Facebookfree?) friend.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1164

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

And here we thought it was Zasep Tulku. Virgo Looks like a pretty solid teacher. An Acharya to boot. Why anybody would refer to them as a "nobody" is beyond me. He is a major Dogyalpa. Thanks, Norwegian. I wish I knew how it is possible but despite the controversy the you-know-whose sect appears to...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17058

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

The Dharma can never be tainted. :good: For some reason this solves my worry from my previous post too, thanks Malcolm. That's true, but the conditions for it to manifest in this world can definitely disappear. I think that wrongdoing by Dharma teachers is far more injurious to these conditions tha...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6010
Views: 539530

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I have heard Rinpoche say that if we want to help him recover we ought to do Guruyoga and Ganapuja (which is the standard menu anyway). Recently he has also mentioned Vajrasattva. No suggestion whatsoever that we are incompetently "messing with his healing process" (although clearly more than a sugg...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6010
Views: 539530

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It appears that there wont be a WWT. Here is the latest update: " Dear Vajra Family, The situation of Rinpoche’s health is still not stable and unfortunately after His weekly medical tests this Friday (20th of July) the doctors have decided He needs to spend next days in the clinic. Therefore He wi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State
Replies: 68
Views: 2504

Re: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State

From what I can tell Dudjom R and Dilgo Khyentse R were outliers among Nyingmapa in this regard. Either outliers or groundbreakers, depending on how things happen going forward. Not really. Plenty of shentongs out there, some of them quite different from others, plenty of Nyingma teachers expressin...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Dream of being Hayagriva

This night I dreamt I was Hayagriva. I was very wrathful, and I was continuously repeating his mantra as my natural speech. In the dream I was climbing a tree, and I was fighting against beings trying to follow me. Now, I have only read about Hayagriva but never received any transmission. He is one...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6010
Views: 539530

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Worldwide Transmission July 21-22, 2018 Anniversary of Padmasambhava Follow it here: http://webcast.dzogchen.net/ All over the world the Dzogchen Community celebrates the anniversaries of Garab Dorje, Guru Padmasambhava, and Adzom Drugpa, which fall on the 15th day of the first month, the 10th day ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 21469

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Can we preorder right now? Have you considered kickstarting it? Highly recommended. (You definitely have to work on your facial hair, you know. As far as I am concerned, it is still the dealbreaker.) Just as well that it is the facial hair that does it, because the head hair is starting to get a bi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 21469

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The necessary next step is a photo of Greg and the Aro people. I will releasing my terma next week. Came to me straight from the mouth of Samantabhadri, thus (thankfully) bypassing the need for me to find a lineage. Stay tuned people! :smile: Can we preorder right now? Have you considered kickstart...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 21469

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The necessary next step is a photo of Greg and the Aro people.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 7311

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

Wayfarer wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:24 am
Disappointed by the rationalisations here.
+1
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 7311

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

The Common Boundary magazine article that broke the CTR story in the first place is still worth reading. It is also in the footnotes of the Wikipedia entry, but is easily overlooked. Bits of it are truly hair-raising: My friend later felt confused and embarrassed about that afternoon, but not bitte...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 7311

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

She did what she wanted to do and then changed her mind about it later The very notion of "doing what one wants" is pure fantasy. We are not free, rationally-minded agents joyfully and responsibly pursuing what is best for us, nor even what we crave, as I'd think would be obvious to any Buddhist. I...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Troma Nagmo
Replies: 35
Views: 1563

Re: Troma Nagmo

Lhasa wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:13 pm
I don't remember ChNN using this Dakini in his Chod.
ChNN's Chod sadhana does feature Throma Nagmo as the yidam (although one may substitute Simhamukha for her, too).
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 1250

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

AilurusFulgens wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:51 pm
For us ordinary people I can only say: we all try our best. Everyone has a different background. Sometimes I think that the real siddhi is to be compassionate and modest. I certainly am far from that.
Exactly what I keep hearing from my teachers.
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1745

Re: Enlightenment

:good:

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