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by Kelwin
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6583
Views: 657513

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks guys, this is useful! Can I just act like an idiot though, and ask, why? Because this is the way how you received it from your teacher, we are not supposed to change things when it comes to practice and transmission. But as Rinpoche said a million times, you don't need to limit yourself in a...
by Kelwin
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6583
Views: 657513

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks guys, this is useful!

Can I just act like an idiot though, and ask, why?
by Kelwin
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6583
Views: 657513

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Honestly, it's best to possibly discuss this with the Lama you received the yidam practice from. Generally if it's a Mahayoga practice then it's taking too many liberties to turn it into an Anuyoga practice. But if the Lama that transmitted it to you is realized and gives that permission only then ...
by Kelwin
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6583
Views: 657513

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is there any problem with continuing your yidam practice simply informed by whatever Dzogchen view/understanding you may be developing? Why do you call it "former"? Excellent question! I guess mainly because I don't want to increase the number of practices, but keep it simple. In fact, make it more...
by Kelwin
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6583
Views: 657513

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hi all, As some of you know, been practicing for quite a while now, yet I'm rather new to the Dzogchen Community. Was wondering what the usual way was to integrate one's former yidampractice within the DC style practices? Obviously all is there in Guru Yoga, I'm aware of that, yet I'd like to keep t...
by Kelwin
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Energy aspects
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Energy aspects

I'd say inheritance, karmic result and astrology don't necessarily contradict or exclude each other.
by Kelwin
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions for householders
Replies: 24
Views: 2615

Re: Questions for householders

One more thing has anyone thought about buying some land and making a retreat center? I have been saving for a few years now and have been trying to find out how it would be possible. I don't live in the states right now but when I do come back I would love to live and work closer to the dharma. I ...
by Kelwin
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions for householders
Replies: 24
Views: 2615

Re: Questions for hoseholders

:namaste: So I have been contemplating a lot lately and have a few questions for ever one. 1. Can hoseholders reach a high level of realization ? And I'm not talking about famous Guru's I'm talking about people with a nine to five and a family. 2.Have any Westerners reached enlightenment or rainbow...
by Kelwin
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa mantra?
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: Karmapa mantra?

My question is how do I pronounce the Karmapa mantra? Does Karmapa Chenno really sound how it's spelled? And what's the difference between that and Karmapa Kheynno, which looks harder for me to say as a native English speaker? As Cone already mentioned, it's a matter of dialect. As most of the Karm...
by Kelwin
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 35634

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

This book is a comprehensive overview of the approach of Dzogchen man ngag sde. It is not a visionary account, like Dudjom Lingpa's Nangjang. Could you elaborate a bit on it's contents, and/or how it's different from other works on Dzogchen? Most importantly, it is the precursor to Longchenpa's Tsh...
by Kelwin
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 35634

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

This book is a comprehensive overview of the approach of Dzogchen man ngag sde. It is not a visionary account, like Dudjom Lingpa's Nangjang. Could you elaborate a bit on it's contents, and/or how it's different from other works on Dzogchen? http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/buddhahood-life Now availa...
by Kelwin
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 35634

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Is this book any practical like Sublime Dharma type instructions or nang jang? This book is a comprehensive overview of the approach of Dzogchen man ngag sde. It is not a visionary account, like Dudjom Lingpa's Nangjang. Could you elaborate a bit on it's contents, and/or how it's different from oth...
by Kelwin
Tue May 31, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How did Milarepa do it?
Replies: 259
Views: 18154

Re: How did Milarepa do it?

One might also mention that my experience is 30 years old and that probably a lot have changed since then, I hope so. /magnus One thing that changed is that we have a second generation of (Western) lamas. Two of my main Karma Kagyu lamas teach very directly on the nature of mind, mostly working thr...
by Kelwin
Fri May 27, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: What is Sutra Mahamudra?
Replies: 42
Views: 5142

Re: What is Sutra Mahamudra?

Would that be the Gompopa certified party-line? It is stated by Kongtrul quite clearly in the Encyclopedia of knowledge, and was directly communicated to me by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso. So, I don't see how these two sources could be anymore authoritative. Yes, this is correct. I heard exactly the sam...
by Kelwin
Fri May 27, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: What is Sutra Mahamudra?
Replies: 42
Views: 5142

Re: What is Sutra Mahamudra?

Probably not , since Karma Kagyu holds that sutra mahamudra is for people of lower capacity. Would that be the Gompopa certified party-line? It is stated by Kongtrul quite clearly in the Encyclopedia of knowledge, and was directly communicated to me by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso. So, I don't see how th...
by Kelwin
Fri May 27, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: What is Sutra Mahamudra?
Replies: 42
Views: 5142

Re: What is Sutra Mahamudra?

Malcolm wrote:
Kelwin wrote:Cone, anyone, do we know of any lamas, Rinpoches, lineage holders, or realised yogis, who attribute their realisation to Sutra Mahamudra?

Probably not , since Karma Kagyu holds that sutra mahamudra is for people of lower capacity.
Would that be the Gompopa certified party-line?
by Kelwin
Fri May 27, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: What is Sutra Mahamudra?
Replies: 42
Views: 5142

Re: What is Sutra Mahamudra?

smcj wrote:I don't know of a lama that will reveal their personal practice, much less claim realization.
Oh, I do. And it's quite common when closing in on paranirvana, many of the old lineage masters of course talked about it. Historical examples are fine with me, question remains :smile:
by Kelwin
Fri May 27, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: What is Sutra Mahamudra?
Replies: 42
Views: 5142

Re: What is Sutra Mahamudra?

Cone, anyone, do we know of any lamas, Rinpoches, lineage holders, or realised yogis, who attribute their realisation to Sutra Mahamudra?
by Kelwin
Mon May 09, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How appearances arise
Replies: 51
Views: 3823

Re: How appearances arise

so now you're saying a self-originated imputation imputes itself? Why not? That is essentially how the process of delusion is explained. why not? because its completely incoherent and of no use whatsoever in either trying to understand the nature of reality nor in reducing suffering. Right. Isn't t...
by Kelwin
Mon May 09, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The practice as an obstacle
Replies: 54
Views: 5243

Re: The practice as an obstacle

Excellent advice Jens, I will add a few also in order to be helpful. Use the shortest sadhana you have (if you have several of different length).Do very few mantras, 108 or something like that. Do the sadhana very slowly, sing it if you can, and put a lot of emphasis on the meaning of each part of ...

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