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by mint
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 14941

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

He/she could benefit. I think it's important to study after that however. Perhaps not necessarily delving deeply into sutra or something, but Dzogchen teachings for sure. And for that some study of Buddhism in general might be necessary too. Why would any other study aside from Dzogchen study be ne...
by mint
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Could you recommend some books?
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Re: Could you recommend some books?

I'm sort of interested in Natural Perfection: Longchenpa's Radical Dzogchen by Longchen Rabjam and Rainbow Painting: A Collection of Miscellaneous Aspects of Development and Completion by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche because I like the titles and the cover looks nice. :lol: Are these books advised? Are the...
by mint
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 14941

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

I mean things like some intellectual/factual things like learning terminology, who major lineage masters are, important texts, famous quotes etc. Then there are practical things like posture and so on. "Relative" practices such as contemplating death etc. will get you in the right frame of mind, wh...
by mint
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 14941

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

Dzogchen is Buddhist, after all. Well, yes - but some masters seem to try to distance Dzogchen from any temporal or local placement, saying that Dzogchen is no more Buddhist than it is Tibetan or 31st century BCE. It is Dzogchen and Dzogchen only. That's the impression I've gotten. If you are a beg...
by mint
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 14941

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

Provided that you follow your teacher's words carefully, then yes - absolutely. Would you say, then, that the process of learning Dzogchen can be separate from learning Buddhism? Or, would learning Dzogchen involve a coincidental learning of Buddhism, or vice versa? Say, if I were to read only book...
by mint
Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 14941

Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

A complete beginner being somebody with no formal religious experience, no knowledge of Buddhism, etc.

In short, can a person make the transition from being spiritually aloof to practicing Dzogchen and achieve the benefit of realization?
by mint
Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Could you recommend some books?
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Could you recommend some books?

I've just finished reading The Crystal and The Way of Light, The Supreme Source and The Cycle of Day and Night, all by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. I've also read Primordial Experience by Manjusrimita. Where should I go next in my studies?
by mint
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7171
Views: 856918

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Epistemes wrote:Wow - my question really is tiny: When is the next open webcast? I've been recommended by a couple of people to view it when it is available.
I don't know when the webcast is but you're making the right decision.

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