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by Blue Garuda
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5695
Views: 505125

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

simhanada wrote:
Blue Garuda wrote:Is Nyamtrid a word for a form of transmission?
It means experiential teaching.
Thanks. :)
by Blue Garuda
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5695
Views: 505125

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

MERIGAR WEST RETREAT 2012: 31st Aug. - 6th Sept. Longsal Atii Gongpa Gojyed (Tib. Klong gsal a ti’i dgongs pa sgo ‘byed) OPEN WEBCAST TIME ZONE: GMT+2 31st Aug. 4pm - 6pm. This day is the Full Moon, After Doing a short introduction about this retreat teaching, we altogether do a Short Gana Puja. 1st...
by Blue Garuda
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: the drajyor macabre
Replies: 43
Views: 5924

Re: the drajyor macabre

I accidentally bought two of the drajyor book, recently I bought one in person at a two week retreat, and I forgot I had ordered one, so now I have two of these, so Blue Garuda, do you have that book? If you want one for free, just PM me your addy and I"ll send you this book to compliment your stud...
by Blue Garuda
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: the drajyor macabre
Replies: 43
Views: 5924

Re: the drajyor macabre

Just learn Tibetan. The books look very pricey (£60) Is this one any good? : TIBETAN GRAMMAR by H. A. JASCHKE http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tibetan-Grammar-Heinrich-August-Jaschke/dp/114164973X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346083319&sr=1-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Or is there an ...
by Blue Garuda
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: the drajyor macabre
Replies: 43
Views: 5924

Re: the drajyor macabre

Tara wrote:
Blue Garuda wrote:The books look very pricey (£60)
Wisdom Books (UK) have "Manual of Standard Tibetan" priced at £47.59, http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=11986" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks. :)

I'm into free eBooks when I can get them. Xmas for the book, maybe.
by Blue Garuda
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: the drajyor macabre
Replies: 43
Views: 5924

Re: the drajyor macabre

Just learn Tibetan. The books look very pricey (£60) Is this one any good? : TIBETAN GRAMMAR by H. A. JASCHKE http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tibetan-Grammar-Heinrich-August-Jaschke/dp/114164973X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346083319&sr=1-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Or is there an ...
by Blue Garuda
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: the drajyor macabre
Replies: 43
Views: 5924

Re: the drajyor macabre

Just memorizing the Tibetan alphabet will go a long way towards helping you pronounce things, although pronunciations are very regional. Note: Your post seems to be about some text of the Dzogchen Community. The Dzogchen forum is for all Dzogchen people, so please either make DC posts to the DC thr...
by Blue Garuda
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to explain to people of other faiths that Buddha is not
Replies: 18
Views: 1813

Re: How to explain to people of other faiths that Buddha is not

It is an aspect of many religions that other people's statues are idols whereas their own are sacred objects of worship. In the case of Islam, all statues and images are frowned upon, although I personally think that they have simply substituted Koranic text as an 'image'. Although in modern times t...
by Blue Garuda
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche and the Green woman?
Replies: 25
Views: 5506

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche and the Green woman?

Have you heard the one about the Dalai Lama's love child with Leela from Futurama? http://slurmed.com/fanart/capn/003_leela-pirate.jpg Well, if Mods are happy with the OP asking about an unsubstantiated rumour about a Lama........................an offensive slur about someone else's Guru. ToS ahem...
by Blue Garuda
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5695
Views: 505125

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Venerable Simhanada, perhaps now you understand why Guru Yoga is the primary practice of the DC. You also understand why Yantra Yoga and the Vajra Dance are presented by some people as primary practices, perhaps for the politics of their own financial and power gains. :heart: That's quite a claim. ...
by Blue Garuda
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche and the Green woman?
Replies: 25
Views: 5506

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche and the Green woman?

Have you heard the one about the Dalai Lama's love child with Leela from Futurama? http://slurmed.com/fanart/capn/003_leela-pirate.jpg Well, if Mods are happy with the OP asking about an unsubstantiated rumour about a Lama........................an offensive slur about someone else's Guru. ToS ahem?...
by Blue Garuda
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Protectors
Replies: 18
Views: 1949

Re: Dharma Protectors

The dating of the first appearance of Hindu and Buddhist Tantric Deities is often imprecise, but you can't assume Hindu deities came first. Others are also shared. Dharmapalas, as far as I know, have never been drawn from Hindu deities. In the Tibetan Vajrayana there may be rare possibilities, suCH ...
by Blue Garuda
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drolo and Dzogchen
Replies: 46
Views: 11692

Re: Dorje Drolo and Dzogchen

Malcolm wrote:
Sherlock wrote:The recent Garuda donwang that ChNN gave seems to combine Hayagriva as well as Vajrakilaya too.

And Vajrapani.
Is the central (upper body) figure always the 'lead' deity?
by Blue Garuda
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drolo and Dzogchen
Replies: 46
Views: 11692

Re: Dorje Drolo and Dzogchen

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6781&hilit=DROLLO#p80925 I understand Drollo can be used in the Thuns in place of Guru Tragphur. In most Dzogchen lineages, but not all, Drolo and Phurba are practiced separately. In your lama's terma tradition they are together. Dragphur that is used...
by Blue Garuda
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drolo and Dzogchen
Replies: 46
Views: 11692

Re: Dorje Drolo and Dzogchen

We have a very short practice of Hayagriva and Guru Drak Phur combined in the Tsok kyi Thukthig cycle of HH Dudjom Rinpoche, but I don't know any one who practices it. Guru drak phur wrathful GR with a phurba body and a horse head, etc.. For Dudjom folks, it is under "dril drub" in the back of volu...
by Blue Garuda
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drolo and Dzogchen
Replies: 46
Views: 11692

Re: Dorje Drolo and Dzogchen

Sorry, one of your sangha had told me that Guru Drag phur was Drollo with a phurba body, e.g. Drollo and Phurba combined. I'm not familiar with it at all. Ah, I see. They may have meant Guru Dragpo, which is a combination of fewer deities that Dragphur/Tragphur as you describe. :) If you Google the...
by Blue Garuda
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drolo and Dzogchen
Replies: 46
Views: 11692

Re: Dorje Drolo and Dzogchen

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6781&hilit=DROLLO#p80925 I understand Drollo can be used in the Thuns in place of Guru Tragphur. In most Dzogchen lineages, but not all, Drolo and Phurba are practiced separately. In your lama's terma tradition they are together. Tragphur is a combina...
by Blue Garuda
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)
Replies: 19
Views: 4503

Re: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)

I'm not sure why other spirits have been ignored in defining this narrow group as worthy of special attention. Offerings should be inclusive not exclusive. ;) Different practitioners, given their different affinities, personalities, abilities and knowledge, may choose to help different types of bei...
by Blue Garuda
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)
Replies: 19
Views: 4503

Re: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)

I'm not sure why other spirits have been ignored in defining this narrow group as worthy of special attention.

Offerings should be inclusive not exclusive. ;)
by Blue Garuda
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: becoming a wandering yogi?
Replies: 143
Views: 17176

Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

well i have come to poin in my life that i just need to leave society for awhile, im not some paid cat whos trying to escape from responsibilities. i'm actually pretty much homeless as it is.i have read the stories of master going out to the forest, cremation grounds,hills,mountins,caves etc. and i...

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