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by michaelb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat
Replies: 328
Views: 41456

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

It would be kind of funny if I'd been phoning and e-mailing to be able to access a webcast that won't actually happen, but I think it's in Argentina (GMT-3) 3.2.12 - 7.2.12 i just got a reply from the US site so sent the form and payment there. he did say that getting the log in details might take a...
by michaelb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat
Replies: 328
Views: 41456

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

I just e-mailed Italy, the US and the UK membership person again, but from what she told me yesterday and what people have said on here, it's a bit unlikely. I also noticed that US membership costs loads more than membership here. Not sure why. More facilities?

Anyway, fingers crossed...
by michaelb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat
Replies: 328
Views: 41456

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

Pero wrote:Have you tried to join through Merigar (West) directly MichaelB? They should have Paypal.
Just hit a hitch. I need to download and print the registration form then fax it to them, persumably so they have my signature. But I don't have a fax machine. erm... I'll try it at work.
by michaelb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Transmission on the Internet
Replies: 111
Views: 6319

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

I know. I attended some teachings in London a couple of years ago, and have watched quite a few open webcasts, and met up with local members for the transmission. but joining just for one closed webcast when i really want teachings on another terma may not be the best reason to join.
by michaelb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat
Replies: 328
Views: 41456

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

Thanks, I'll give it a go. I'm thinking I've just left it too late. I was undecided whether to join and the DC membership system seems to have decided for me, which may not be a bad thing.
by michaelb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat
Replies: 328
Views: 41456

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

Oh, well according to the UK website, cheque and standing order are the only two ways to pay. Maybe other places differ? I was hoping for a totally automated system so I could join last minute, maybe like Dharmasun or something.
by michaelb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Transmission on the Internet
Replies: 111
Views: 6319

Transmission on the Internet

Given the technologically advanced methods of giving transmissions and teaching, the DC membership system seems antiquated. Apparently, I have to pay by cheque or set up a standing order. I don't have a cheque book any more. Who does? Why they can't use Papal or credit card payments is beyond me. An...
by michaelb
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat
Replies: 328
Views: 41456

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

I'm very interested in watching the webcasts for this retreat. I might join the Dzogchen Community for this purpose. I have attended teachings and watched webcasts before and had some contact with DC members in my area. I'm a little undecided as to whether it is okay to join just for one teaching. H...
by michaelb
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 1000 to 1500 Chinese spies might be at Bodhgaya Kalacakra
Replies: 32
Views: 2235

Re: 1000 to 1500 Chinese spies might be at Bodhgaya Kalacakra

As I understand it, the PRC government sees HH Dalai Lama as a purely political figure, and a splittist, at that. Therefore, they would be interested in any "Chinese citizen", Tibetan or Han, visiting this "wolf in monk's robes." As for the point that many Chinese practice Tibetan Buddhism, here is ...
by michaelb
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: translations of sadhanas, commentaries and that.
Replies: 0
Views: 575

translations of sadhanas, commentaries and that.

I wonder if anyone could point me in the direction of translated materials especially sadhanas and commentaries from the Longchen Nyingthig. I'm looking specify for various lama sadhana stuff such as Kyala Khenpo Chochok and Kangsar Tenpai Wangchuk's Rigdzin Dupa commentaries or Jamyang Khyentse Wan...

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