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by oldbob
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6348
Views: 582131

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yeah, i always wonder if this white A is in sphere or it is flat. I asked some elder practitioners and i got two different answers. I think it doesn't matter ;p Hello Jacob, all and All, Really good question. Of course I think that it is always best to do exactly whatever your teacher tells you. Th...
by oldbob
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question concerning Dzogchen practice of Dream Yoga.
Replies: 35
Views: 5714

Re: Question concerning Dzogchen practice of Dream Yoga.

I heard ChNN saying that it is useful to do 1-3 days dark retreat, and the instructions are contained in special booklet (i don't know which booklet is he talking about, is it that with shitro?) Some older practitioners told me, that to do this kind of retreat, first i have to practice GY of white ...
by oldbob
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question concerning Dzogchen practice of Dream Yoga.
Replies: 35
Views: 5714

Re: Question concerning Dzogchen practice of Dream Yoga.

Dear all and All,

Real Teacher - Real Teachings. :heart:

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My 2 cents; he has transmission and can give it.

Sweet Dreams,

ob
by oldbob
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen
Replies: 172
Views: 27830

Re: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen

]Yes, well, except that we do not have a solidified concrete Japanese Buddhist hierarchy in the west so your rebellion is pretty pointless. You are just tilting at windmills basically and taking advantage of the shock value of the statements to draw more rebels without a cause to your causeless cau...
by oldbob
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen
Replies: 172
Views: 27830

Re: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen

A responsible,vetted web site (perhaps Dharma Wheel) could help a lot, with a cross referenced data base of Teachers, Teachings, Time Lines, schedules and prices. Hi, This is a wonderful suggestion, and I am with you on this for everything except ... price. I know teachers who might suggestion or a...
by oldbob
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen
Replies: 172
Views: 27830

Re: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen

... They are often quoted in support of a view that 'really there is nothing to be learned, no discipline to be mastered, there is no real distinction between the wise and the foolish, everything is right just as it is ('bodhi and nirvana are hitching posts for donkeys'). So it always seems to let ...
by oldbob
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen
Replies: 172
Views: 27830

Re: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen

Last I heard, zen masters generally don't give that out to just anyone. Oh, sometimes they do give to just anyone, or to someone they think they know but really don't, or someone they know but who later changes in nature (perhaps not True Nature, but human nature anyway). The blind leading the blin...
by oldbob
Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....
Replies: 126
Views: 11529

Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Kind heart and open mind are prerequisites in any contact with other people. Unfortunately, they are not both present in most discussions.... :roll: Just a thought: Suggested reading. I think that this is a great book to help us "Dialogue." http://www.amazon.com/Dialogue-Routledg" onclick="window.o...
by oldbob
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: The Palyul Retreat Center, McDonough, NY
Replies: 1
Views: 688

The Palyul Retreat Center, McDonough, NY

This is a seven year program of six week Summer courses covering the Ngagyur Nyingma. http://retreat.palyul.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; See Courses on left column: note some dates on the site are from old postings. http://retreat.palyul.org/introduction-to-palyul-retreat" onc...
by oldbob
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6348
Views: 582131

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Guess this whole Rigpa thing isn't so easy as it seems in the beginning. :smile: No, it is easier and that is the real difficulty. Those Semdzin's that ChNNR teach is more helpful for this than any discussion forum answer you can get. I am reading the 21 Semdzins book and I realized how much the "p...
by oldbob
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6348
Views: 582131

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Rinpoché says "Non dual of Kadhag and Lundhrub is Dzogchen. Kadhag means, emptiness since the beginning pure. Lundhrub means it has infinite potentiality ... and non dual you have to discovere :tongue: " ______ Sönam Thanks. Yes, I know that is what Rinpoche said. I am just wondering if that emptin...
by oldbob
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6348
Views: 582131

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Also be mindful of the conceptual projections we place over phenomena. Watch the compulsive habit of labeling, good, bad, right, wrong, "I like this", "I don't like that" etc... Learn to experience without the judging and ultimately see how concepts and ideas are responsible for constructing oursel...
by oldbob
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....
Replies: 126
Views: 11529

Re: Nakedness

...and is that the approved policy of Dharma Wheel? Yes. My "opinion" was vetted by ChNNR; I sent it to him along with Long Life wishes on his birthday. He enjoyed it with no negative comments. Congratulations on the successful vetting. Dear Mr. G, all and All, On "congradualtions" - Since I have b...
by oldbob
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....
Replies: 126
Views: 11529

Re: First Post: How useful is Dharma Wheel for you, REALLY?

Label me suspect: But the moment I came upon this stop on the road (this http address you loaded in your web browser), I envisioned a really tight, neatly packed space with a lot of conversations going on all at once (limbs and peoples' heads sticking out of the windows, even) ...and as I stood out...
by oldbob
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....
Replies: 126
Views: 11529

Re: Nakedness

Off Topic post removed. Folks, please remember that this forum does not condone Vajrayana/Dzogchen practice instructions to be posted openly. :namaste: With great respects. :meditate: :meditate: :meditate: :bow: :bow: :bow: :meditate: :meditate: :meditate: It seems that Mr G /Malcolm allow nakednes...
by oldbob
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nakedness
Replies: 103
Views: 11714

Re: Nakedness

For me the the best practice has been to have an angry wife. Or was she angry? I had a bit of that myself in the past so I know what you are talking about :smile: /magnus Hi gang, Been there done that, lost my T-shirt. There is an old cowboy song about it: "I am so miserable without you, it is almo...
by oldbob
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nakedness
Replies: 103
Views: 11714

Re: Nakedness

I am pretty certain he told you he was not interested. Malcolm, Respectfully, "Eat a nectarine it's the best fruit ever made." Respectfully, ob[/quote] Bob: When someone asks you teach, then you teach, in a proper way, in a proper place, at a proper time. Otherwise, offering unasked for instruction...
by oldbob
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nakedness
Replies: 103
Views: 11714

Re: Nakedness

Malcolm wrote:
oldbob wrote: My offering of a non-verbal experience in a simple practice, is a non-verbal way of possibly answering that question.
I am pretty certain he told you he was not interested.
Malcolm,

Respectfully,

"Eat a nectarine: it's the best fruit ever made." :smile:

Respectfully,

ob
by oldbob
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nakedness
Replies: 103
Views: 11714

Re: Nakedness

Mia Culpa, please forgive me. Bob, Sharing instructions no one asked for is a little strange. M Hi Malcolm, all and ALL, Respectfully, Please read Simon's excellent question. How (in Dzogchen) do you use words, to go beyond words, in the face of death (while time's a wasting.") My offering of a non...
by oldbob
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of ChNNR - pricing and costing issues
Replies: 44
Views: 5545

Re: Dzogchen Community of ChNNR for Newcomers

As a relative newcomer, I would be drawn directly to this thread due to the title. May I respectfully ask that the OP changes the title, as the topic seems to be related to pricing and costing - that is not how to introduce people to a new organisation. If a person finds the practices and the DC in...

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