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by Josef
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 5996

Re: sems and rigpa

Yet, it is explained in myriad ways for different beings' propensities, in order for them to be able to realize this directly. Sure, but this is the Dzogchen section afterall and the Dzogchen perspective is that it is naturally perfected. Right, samsara in Dzogchen is non-recognition. I guess this ...
by Josef
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 5996

Re: sems and rigpa

TUR (and other Dzogchen masters) would talk about the 5 wisdoms in a Dzogchen context. In some Semde texts, sems is said to "become" ( = be "apprehended" as) Dharmakaya when sems nyid gets seen for what it is. Malcolm would know, and I am not sure, but it seems to me that in Upadesha sems is princi...
by Josef
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 5996

Re: sems and rigpa

So then, it's just non-recognition that is the issue, there is nothing to purify. Correct. Everything is naturally perfected and pure in its true nature. Yet, it is explained in myriad ways for different beings' propensities, in order for them to be able to realize this directly. Sure, but this is ...
by Josef
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 5996

Re: sems and rigpa

TUR (and other Dzogchen masters) would talk about the 5 wisdoms in a Dzogchen context. In some Semde texts, sems is said to "become" ( = be "apprehended" as) Dharmakaya when sems nyid gets seen for what it is. Malcolm would know, and I am not sure, but it seems to me that in Upadesha sems is princi...
by Josef
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2457

Re: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?

Typically, when one receives a shitro or Vajrasattva empowerment this enables one to receive the lung of other practices in order to do them rather than receiving each empowerment individually. Sarma lamas do not usually follow this. That's interesting. Didn't know that! Makes sense. Lord of the oc...
by Josef
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2457

Re: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?

Typically, when one receives a shitro or Vajrasattva empowerment this enables one to receive the lung of other practices in order to do them rather than receiving each empowerment individually. Sarma lamas do not usually follow this.
by Josef
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 5996

Re: sems and rigpa

I'm asking what sems "becomes" when there is recognition. It's a Dzogchen specific question. I mean in Tantra we say that the purified aggregates becomes the wisdoms etc., I am wondering if this applies to sems at all, or if the correct answer in Dzogchen terms is that sems is "pure from the beginn...
by Josef
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 5996

Re: sems and rigpa

I'm asking what sems "becomes" when there is recognition. It's a Dzogchen specific question. I mean in Tantra we say that the purified aggregates becomes the wisdoms etc., I am wondering if this applies to sems at all, or if the correct answer in Dzogchen terms is that sems is "pure from the beginn...
by Josef
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7649
Views: 951837

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone have files for the Short Ganapuja and Practice for the Anniversary of Padmasambhava and Adzom Drukpa they could send me? Thanks in advance! You can find at retreat resources. Retreat resources has the very short ganapuja and the description for the practice of the anniversary of P and A...
by Josef
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7649
Views: 951837

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone have files for the Short Ganapuja and Practice for the Anniversary of Padmasambhava and Adzom Drukpa they could send me?
Thanks in advance!
by Josef
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seriously approaching Semde on ones own
Replies: 45
Views: 4899

Re: Seriously approaching Semde on ones own

Not that it is an bad advice but the semdzins belong to the Mengakde. /magnus Typically yes. They can indeed be very powerful methods for working with semde an longde as well. How do you find it's useful to include them? Within a combined session where you do a bit of both, or separate semde and se...
by Josef
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seriously approaching Semde on ones own
Replies: 45
Views: 4899

Re: Seriously approaching Semde on ones own

I've corresponded with Elias Capriles in the past, I would certainly ask him again if I ran into anything. Does anyone have a suggested practice schedule, particularly if you've attempted something like this on your own - a long term dedicated daily practice in lieu of being able to do a retreat? I...
by Josef
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seriously approaching Semde on ones own
Replies: 45
Views: 4899

Re: Seriously approaching Semde on ones own

I would suggest seeing if there's a SMS 1+ instructor who's willing to give some advice/answer questions that may come up. I've corresponded with Elias Capriles in the past, I would certainly ask him again if I ran into anything. Does anyone have a suggested practice schedule, particularly if you'v...
by Josef
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Greatest Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers alive
Replies: 15
Views: 1732

Re: Greatest Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers alive

I am posting this thread in order to learn more about the greatest teachers in the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions and their teachings. Who are the most reputable? Who do you think are the greatest or the best? Not necessarily monks or nuns but you can also list great lay teachers along with monk...
by Josef
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7649
Views: 951837

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=74_75&products_id=756 Does anyone know when the transmission of this was given? What other Medicine Buddha practices does the DC do? I know I have the transmission of the Mantra itself, but I am unsure about what transmissions I hav...
by Josef
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 59
Views: 10333

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

I don't understand why one will need trekchod and togal to attain rainbow body. The chinese site reported that a Nyingma lama who refused to practice any other methods other than mandala offering has attained rainbow body. If they attained rainbow body they were practicing trekcho and/or thogal. Pe...
by Josef
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 59
Views: 10333

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

I don't understand why one will need trekchod and togal to attain rainbow body. The chinese site reported that a Nyingma lama who refused to practice any other methods other than mandala offering has attained rainbow body. If they attained rainbow body they were practicing trekcho and/or thogal. Pe...
by Josef
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7649
Views: 951837

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Rinpoche always emphazised quality to be more much more important than quantity, maybe that's why he asked so few time of application (few counts), however, this tells me that it depends more on each one's capacity that in a predeterminated amount of time or repetitions. he said like if one is in p...
by Josef
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kusali of Longchen Nyingthig Ngongdro?
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Re: Kusali of Longchen Nyingthig Ngongdro?

Hey y'all, I'm wondering about the Kusali Chod section of the Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro. Is this something one needs to have an empowerment for? Or can one simply receive the lung for the Ngondro? I saw another post on Dharmawheel here elaborating that one does not use the Kangling, Damaru, and Be...
by Josef
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7649
Views: 951837

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I have a Lama I can ask for basic instruction in a thing like that, but i'm not sure that would help with the specific way to use it with the Tuns and Ganapuja, would it? I think Josef likely meant practice with DC members to learn how it’s done in the DC (which one presumes is how Rinpoche did it,...

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