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by Josef
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 68
Views: 8746

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

Still doesn’t tell me what he says that you object to. The reason I ask is that I am taking his Wisdom Experience courses, and what you are saying here is contradictory to what I am getting from them. Might just be me, but given those factors I can’t regard it as valid criticism without more specif...
by Josef
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 68
Views: 8746

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

Where does he actually do that? And how are you differentiating "helpful" from "necessary" here? Factually, there are all kinds of Dzogchen instruction manuals that start out with a very basic experience of Shamatha as a prerequisite (often talking about the signs once one is sufficient), and plent...
by Josef
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 68
Views: 8746

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

It's not really even that close to what he says that I know of- if it's BAW we're talking about. What he says is that the Jhanas are not necessary but that achieving the first one/Shamatha really helps in terms of Dzogchen. Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but if people are going to criticize th...
by Josef
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 68
Views: 8746

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

Malcom, from the perspective of the Heart Essence presentation, there does not seem to be much focus on the alaya, or "basis of all," while in the lower yanas and yogacara, it is given greater significance. Why is the concept of the "alaya" less discussed within mengagde teachings? One Western teac...
by Josef
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: union of sun and moon tantra
Replies: 8
Views: 1754

Re: union of sun and moon tantra

Norwegian wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:20 pm
Josef wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:17 pm It will probably be several years before a quality English translation is in print.
It will be worth the wait.
indeed
by Josef
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: union of sun and moon tantra
Replies: 8
Views: 1754

Re: union of sun and moon tantra

It will probably be several years before a quality English translation is in print.
by Josef
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Co-emergence
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: Co-emergence

What do you mean by "co-emergence".
There is a connate ignorance and wisdom in the original basis but that could be an entirely different discussion.
by Josef
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 936952

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Formal transmissions are very problematic. It is true, though, that Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche always defended that system and criticized western Dzogchen yogis and yoginis whom rejected the need of those same formal transmissions. There is no such thing as a Dzogchen yogi who has not received ...
by Josef
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 936952

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Formal transmissions are very problematic. It is true, though, that Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche always defended that system and criticized western Dzogchen yogis and yoginis whom rejected the need of those same formal transmissions. There is no such thing as a Dzogchen yogi who has not received ...
by Josef
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Publishing plans
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: Publishing plans

Is anybody up to speed on the publishing plans for the remaining parts of: a) Choying Tobden Dorje's Complete Nyingma Tradition, which Snow Lion have been doing b) Longchen Rabjam's Precious Treasury series, from Padma Publishing? Yes, I have mailed both but not yet heard - perhaps due to the time ...
by Josef
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 936952

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I have to say, it is getting exhausting seeing people basically say to shut up any time anyone brings up something questioning the DC's direction. The fact is that Rinpoche is no longer running the DC. There appear to be a few different camps, I imagine each one claims they are carrying Rinpoche's ...
by Josef
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 936952

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Maybe because the sangha has a tendency to querrel with each other and make a big deal about little thinga thay are different from what they want or expect. Just my guess tho I second this guess. People around the world speculating and having expectations that Yeshi do things exactly like is father...
by Josef
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 936952

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I read Italian so I can tell you that you sign an NDA and promise to not disclose the program even afterward. It is only for people that haven't got transmission from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. /magnus Makes me really wonder why all these precautions... almost sounds like a test bunch :rolling...
by Josef
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 168
Views: 9888

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

One topic for the relevant forum - There is no Dzogchen with renunciation. I think you could argue that viewing phenomena without any attachment or aversion is the ultimate renunciation -- as it's completely turning away from samsara. Yes, this is a supreme renunciation. Even to embark on the path ...
by Josef
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Subtle body in Dzogchen
Replies: 28
Views: 3969

Re: Subtle body in Dzogchen

I am looking for all the resources I can on the subtle body in the Dzogchen teachings & hope people here can help with a few pointers. All kind of sources are welcome. Thanks! The anatomical aspects of Dzogchen are described in the 11 vajra topics. You can find this in Buddhahood in this Life and o...
by Josef
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: meet the old masters now, before they're gone
Replies: 30
Views: 5007

Re: meet the old masters now, before they're gone

PeterC wrote: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:28 am
Sonam Wangchug wrote: Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:08 am Dodrubchen Rinpoche
Is he still accessible?
Yeah, he isnt really travelling much anymore however.
by Josef
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 936952

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So, mourning time is over for few weeks and still no announcenment about how will be community in future, what are plans about carrying transmission to possible new commers, who will lead community and so on. I suppose we have here some guys from international gakyil. If so, could anyone comment on...
by Josef
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 19
Views: 1857

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

Valenthen wrote: Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:44 pm I'd appreciate feedback from someone influenced by rushen teachings on this for sure my friend. What are your thoughts on this?
Rushen is very important for Dzogchen practitioners. It is the main preliminary practice.
by Josef
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 19
Views: 1857

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

I have lungs for all that stuff, but I don't want to take on anything new for this retreat. I have some experiences of the Semzins, Rushens, of the various forms of Guru Yoga, and the short Tun. I'm thinking that especially since I will be alone I should probably do the Rushens practices that are b...
by Josef
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 19
Views: 1857

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

Take a look at your situation and try and determine if there are any secondary practices that might be useful to intersperse between sessions that will be helpful to the main practice....the 3 day Vajra Armor retreat comes to mind as an example..Ive also found it helpful to do LOTS of really short ...

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