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Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Without Buddhism?
Replies: 122
Views: 15620

Re: Dzogchen Without Buddhism?

Hi, Jim is a great man and very nice person. I suppose what he is trying to say is that one is bound by attachemnt to different yanas and their point of views, which creates some kind conceptual obscuration for naked state, which might be written a lot about in dzogchen tantras. I think this might ...
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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Without Buddhism?
Replies: 122
Views: 15620

Re: Dzogchen Without Buddhism?

The workshop is held by Jim Valby, one of ChNN main translators. The subject sure surprised me. I don't know what Jim has to say about this but I am agreeing with Namdrol's blog post. Dzogchen without Buddhism (or Bon) becomes a sad thing very fast.

/magnus
by heart
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nyala Pema duddul's Tulku
Replies: 39
Views: 5978

Re: Jalupa's emanation

I thought that a Jalupa (Rainbow Body Accomplished One) would not come back again. Same as what you think now. But unfortunately it is wrong! I don't think so. I mean really if this kind of thing were possible then we'd be seeing tulkus of the greatest masters like Shakyamuni, Garab Dorje, Padmasam...
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Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: HHDL's “retirement” shows how much Tibet still needs him
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: HHDL's “retirement” shows how much Tibet still needs him

The Tibetan Government in Exile - is it necessary? There is an Indian Government already. Each Tibetan School has its head, in the case of the Gelugpa it is the Ganden Tripa - is a Dalai Lama necessary? It would be interesting to experience a period without a Dalai Lama and see what transpires. I p...
by heart
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discussing About One's Guru Openly
Replies: 57
Views: 5133

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

I have never heard that one should keep one's teacher secret from any of my teachers. I didn't say that there is a prohibition forbidding a student from mentioning his or her vajrayāna gurus. I said that prudent discretion is appropriate. If one chooses to mention names, that's fine. If one chooses...
by heart
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discussing About One's Guru Openly
Replies: 57
Views: 5133

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

The mistake is to talk in a forum about the private instructions you receive from your teacher, not mentioning your teachers name. If someone wants to mention their teachers name(s), that is fine. If someone doesn't, that is fine too. I think it is prudent on an internet forum to keep things as obj...
by heart
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discussing About One's Guru Openly
Replies: 57
Views: 5133

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

There's nothing wrong with that. It's actually quite prudent. I remember one time on another forum, a member posted something his teacher had said to him in a private interview, only to have it criticized and picked apart by other members. Better to attempt to keep things as objective as possible o...
by heart
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discussing About One's Guru Openly
Replies: 57
Views: 5133

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

I see, it feels very much off-topic but I don't see Buddhist forums as PR for one teacher or another Eh, sometimes it happens... Also in my experience it would be a great mistake to judge a teacher by his students even when meeting him/her in person, at least in Vajrayana. Many teachers have a coll...
by heart
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discussing About One's Guru Openly
Replies: 57
Views: 5133

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

I have no problem saying who my Guru is, ... and I don't think that anyone thinks that everything I say is something I picked out of his mouth. I guess - or at least what I originally meant - it is more about the qualities one displays. Having publicly revealed one's teacher and displaying a certai...
by heart
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discussing About One's Guru Openly
Replies: 57
Views: 5133

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

I doubt that one can assume this of others in the first place and it is not advisable to do this in the first place. It often happens that people's seeing is different. Kind regards Pure perceptions is not to try to imagine something that isn't there, it is seeing clearly what is very ordinary. /ma...
by heart
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discussing About One's Guru Openly
Replies: 57
Views: 5133

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

What is it that make you uncomfortable about that? Things can get out of hand quickly on the internet. I want avoid any potential downfalls, such as competitions to see who has a greater guru or such as name-dropping to impress people. Right now, it's simply easier for me to act skillfully if I don...
by heart
Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discussing About One's Guru Openly
Replies: 57
Views: 5133

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

Luke wrote:
heart wrote: Who is your teacher?
At this point, I am not comfortable revealing that on this forum.

Perhaps it was foolish of me to create this thread at all.
What is it that make you uncomfortable about that?

/magnus
by heart
Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discussing About One's Guru Openly
Replies: 57
Views: 5133

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

Who is your teacher? I would like to advise to never reveal one's teacher publicly. Why? Own wrongdoing that becomes known or every nonsensical talk one is unable to refrain from may cast a cloud over the teacher in the eyes of others. The teacher may be an arya who may benefit others, oneself may ...
by heart
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!
Replies: 13
Views: 2926

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

Free resources for your Ngondro http://www.lotsawahouse.org/ngondro.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This is a fantastic book on the Longchen Nyinthik Ngöndro http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=19539" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Who is your teacher...
by heart
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & ngondro
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & ngondro

Seems like the Tukdrup Barche Kunsel Ngondro was the one he used to give. It is the one I mentioned before.

You can buy it here including some commentaries http://shop.gomde.us/Practice_Texts/Ngondro" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

/magnus
by heart
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & ngondro
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & ngondro

Nangwa wrote: The Sangtig Dorsem is an awesome practice.
I agree, beautiful.

/magnus
by heart
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & ngondro
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & ngondro

Tsoknyi Rinpoche is really great. I email a friend, we will see. Anyway, you need "lung" and some instructions to start. At least that is the normal procedural. /magnus I have a Vajrasattva empowerment from Mingyur Rinpoche which was given in a ngondro related set of teachings, so I presume that's ...
by heart
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & ngondro
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & ngondro

Does anyone know which ngondro Tsoknyi Rinpoche teaches? Could be the short Chokling Tersar Ngondro. If it is important I can find out. /magnus I thought it might be one from the Chokling Tersar. I'm a student of his and would like to do it, so if you could find out I would be very grateful. Tsokny...
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & ngondro
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & ngondro

Hayagriva wrote:Does anyone know which ngondro Tsoknyi Rinpoche teaches?
Could be the short Chokling Tersar Ngondro. If it is important I can find out.

/magnus
by heart
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Response to Ms Sim Soo Ling by Vajrayana Buddhist Council
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: Response to Ms Sim Soo Ling by Vajrayana Buddhist Council

One should not confuse the "freedom of religion" with the "freedom to confuse the public".
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