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by oldbob
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5693
Views: 505016

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

:namaste: My 2 cents: :soapbox: in the internet age everything is on the web if you look well. Sure, you can practice from a written or recorded source, but why stop there if there is a better way. I don't think there is a requirement to have a Lung before practicing the Rushens, but it can't hurt. ...
by oldbob
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5693
Views: 505016

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Today's teaching is finished. It was at same time like yesterday and the other days. 10-12 AM in retreat schedules is always in the morning, no matter the location. For me and my time zone, that means 11-13 my time, as Tenerife is one hour behind me. It's 11:15 where I live right now, which means i...
by oldbob
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5693
Views: 505016

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4052&start=3960#p374998 This symbolizes an experience, a doing, not an intellectual belief. You can start by making the Ah in your center, surrounded by a tigle of 5 colors, and push out white light of 5 colors to the limits of your body. You don't thi...
by oldbob
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5693
Views: 505016

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

4155 web connections. So we must really thank those who are producing the webcast because they are making the webcast possible through their great and skillful efforts. :cheers: Perhaps we should also pray that the technical Bodhisattvas test, or always put in new batteries, before every teaching, i...
by oldbob
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music
Replies: 46
Views: 3536

Re: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music

Well, I know I will get in trouble for mentioning this but Candice O'Denver, who is apparently a "heart student" of Lama Wangdor according to Lama Lena, has actually attempted to express her ideas musically in her "Massive Vibe" project. Please note, I am not saying that Candice O'Denver is teachin...
by oldbob
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music
Replies: 46
Views: 3536

Re: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music

Nice reply, oldbob. It's not that integration of one's Buddhist experience with art or music or whatever is to be avoided; on the contrary, I personally think that if one's Buddhist experience is genuine and deep, than integrating it with art can be an excellent thing to do. Rather it's the egotist...
by oldbob
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5693
Views: 505016

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks for the info, so it's best to watch it live as an open webcase (DC not required) But can anyone confirm please if i miss any sessions will the Open webcast replays be available for DC members (like some other open webcasts) or do we need to register in order to replay the Open webcasts of th...
by oldbob
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5693
Views: 505016

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Times shown are GMT right? Will this be broadcast through the normal webcast.dzogchen.net, or is it registration/DC membership only? Oh nm, registration requires passport # etc. http://webcast.dzogchen.net/index.php?id=live-webcast Looks like they are 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. They st...
by oldbob
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu retreats this summer
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu retreats this summer

Hello, I've been looking for information about ChNN's retreats this summer in Europe and wonder if any of the Dzogchen practitioners here might know more about them or have experience with them. ChNN has three-day retreats in Munich and Vienna in July. Will all instruction be in Italian/German or i...
by oldbob
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music
Replies: 46
Views: 3536

Re: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music

Music is a very powerful means of communication - of communicating experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx5PGzr3i_c In the center, of a Sacred Harp / Shape note singing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2UvVMk8Vc She made the hair on my arms stand up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH8BgubvXW...
by oldbob
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music
Replies: 46
Views: 3536

Re: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music

Hello Sangha, I'm relatively new to Dzogchen so please pardon any ignorant questions on my part. I'm trying to tread as carefully and responsibly as possible here, I'm aware of the immense power. I'm a musician who's recently received pointing out instructions, I'm interested in writing songs about...
by oldbob
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5693
Views: 505016

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I've just recently joined DC. When i login will i be able to watch the full Longsal Rushen retreat live via webcast or only replays of the Open webcasts? Or do i need to register for the retreat if i want to watch online either live / replay? Thanks http://melong.com/events_listing/spain-tenerife-d...
by oldbob
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen shrines?
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: Dzogchen shrines?

I was going to post this in another thread about shrine crystals, but I thought it was different enough that I should maybe start a separate thread. Is there a standard and/or ideal shrine for Dzogchen practice (DC specifically)? I have an area set up essentially as a shrine, but it's just been set...
by oldbob
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?
Replies: 271
Views: 23915

Re: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?

:good: Good postings all! :cheers: http://www.ktgrinpoche.org/ http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Ascertaining_Certainty_About_the_View_p/10590.htm Reading ACAV is ike eating marzipan - take small bites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Vr_iPEviQ https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3D...
by oldbob
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 5583

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

Please forgive my ignorant question, but it is sincere. Is smoking pipe tobacco an obstacle to realization, in and of itself? I have read a post: http://vajracakra.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=3477&hilit=Tobacco. This seems to point to 'yes', Can a senior student of the DC confirm this for me? Note tha...
by oldbob
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Retreat Spots
Replies: 22
Views: 2235

Re: Retreat Spots

All excellent replies. :good: Tseygyalgar East has the Yangtig Hilton where several can do the dark retreat at the same time. It is very comfortable, cozy even in Winter, and was designed by ChNNR. It is where I made my 40 days, over many retreats. Others did the 40 days all at once. I found the ret...
by oldbob
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dharmata teachings.
Replies: 151
Views: 33332

Re: Dharmata teachings.

:good:

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by oldbob
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and the Two Truths Doctrine
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Dzogchen and the Two Truths Doctrine

Malcolm's point is a good one. When I think of the Dzogchen Masters who are no longer here, that I made the effort to meet: maybe they (in the timeless state beyond description, that they communicate by direct introduction) are Dzogchen, and their not being here in a temporary body anymore, is the t...
by oldbob
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 5583

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

:namaste: Many excellent replies. Certainly "observe yourself" applies. Setting limits to preserve precious human life is common sense. I'd rather be an alive 4 false views holder (it is, it isn't, neither or both) than a dead or ill, Dzogchenpa. If you think you can fly always start from the ground...

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