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by Sennin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7097
Views: 813752

Re: Practices for recognition at the end of Guru Yoga book

Just a question about categorization/purpose of practices. There are these practices at the end of the Guru Yoga book such as "recognition through sensation" "recognition through clarity" etc. What are these practices for? Are they to be used as something like Rushens or Semdzins? How are they supp...
by Sennin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7097
Views: 813752

Re: Practices for recognition at the end of Guru Yoga book

Just a question about categorization/purpose of practices. There are these practices at the end of the Guru Yoga book such as "recognition through sensation" "recognition through clarity" etc. What are these practices for? Are they to be used as something like Rushens or Semdzins? How are they supp...
by Sennin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 93
Views: 6022

Re: Bon Dzogchen

I think the most important lineage is the short lineage of Samantabhadra to ones root Guru to the disciple. Even better if ones root guru is a siddha. Of course it's important to respect the masters of legend that came before, even so, since it's ones root guru who gives this transmission all the pa...
by Sennin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū
Replies: 28
Views: 2812

Re: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū

Go no paradigm. No need for limitations.
by Sennin
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 59
Views: 8604

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

The cycle also includes a unique Troma togal guru yoga, that is practiced for six months in retreat.
by Sennin
Fri May 24, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 3601

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:29 pm
It's still not that straightforward, IMO. Look at Sogyal Rinpoche's credentials... Vajrayana is a very powerful medicine; if used incorrectly, it's a very powerful poison...
:good:
by Sennin
Thu May 23, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation with nature sounds
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Meditation with nature sounds

I enjoy outside practice the most.
So spacious and refreshing.
Listening to the wind and relaxing.
by Sennin
Wed May 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 55
Views: 4225

Re: Finding Your Guru

Here's my question on this subject: When one finds a teacher they feel a connection to and have gone through the whole examining the teacher process and have confidence, how does one ask them to be your teacher? Maybe it's not necessary to ask them in a formal way to be your teacher, but is it help...
by Sennin
Wed May 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Black & Buddhist in America - 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 3297

Re: Black & Buddhist in America - 2018

At Lamdre some Asians and Whites would say stuff like: "Hey, you look like Virupa" :smile: , or "Oh, you are like Mahakala, my protector" :P or as a Tibetan commented one day "Your hair is like Buddha" (I have locs in my hair). At first I wasn't sure to be offended, but obviously I took them as comp...
by Sennin
Sun May 19, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vimalamitra...
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Vimalamitra...

Lamps Tashi delek , "We" know 4 or 6 Lamps. 9 Lamps , never heard about that........ Maybe you find here something interesting: . https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=27198 OP is talking about a specific teaching of Vimalamitra that's found in the Vima Nyingtik. Ok got it. What is then here...
by Sennin
Fri May 17, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vimalamitra...
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Vimalamitra...

Lamps ...wondering, is there a translation (into english) of the 9 Lamps? Tashi delek , "We" know 4 or 6 Lamps. 9 Lamps , never heard about that........ Maybe you find here something interesting: . https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=27198 OP is talking about a specific teaching of Vimalam...
by Sennin
Sat May 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mantra and Dzogchen
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Mantra and Dzogchen

I was reflecting on a recent thread on visualization, and it reminded me of a few citations that I remembered here , in regards to the importance of mantra and Dzogchen. Mañjuśrīmitra writes: Furthermore, since the teacher has declared that awakening can be correctly grasped with a symbol, in that c...
by Sennin
Fri May 03, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long life pills
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: Long life pills

Hi Everyone, I am have been recommended to source some long life pills or even liberation upon taste pills for a friend's dad who is very ill from parkinsons. Any recommendations would be welcome. They don't seem to be easy to find! With thanks and best wishes You can make your own six liberation i...
by Sennin
Fri May 03, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long life pills
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: Long life pills

Hi Everyone, I am have been recommended to source some long life pills or even liberation upon taste pills for a friend's dad who is very ill from parkinsons. Any recommendations would be welcome. They don't seem to be easy to find! With thanks and best wishes You can make your own six liberation i...
by Sennin
Thu May 02, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 55
Views: 4225

Re: Finding Your Guru

Are there any other qualifications one might say are good to investigate? Please tell stories of how you met your guru! It's very important to connect with a teacher you trust. Also it's important the teacher has received the transmission in an authentic way, so that way you feel confidence in the ...
by Sennin
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 82
Views: 6325

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

I agree that the 3 inner tantras are practiced together, even so, the upadesavarga tantras and vidyadharas such as Vimalamitra (and others) do assert Ati Yoga as an independent yana that doesn't rely on the two stages. Also I'm not trying to argue for or against any position just wanted to point th...
by Sennin
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 82
Views: 6325

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

In many Nyingma lineages yidam practices are not merely a preliminary to Dzogchen. They may be an enhacement as well, and sometimes a non-optional one, too (to an extent, at least). Your presentation reifies the boundary between tantra and Dzogchen, something which in Nyingma is not really done (or...
by Sennin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Jigten Sumgon Chod
Replies: 32
Views: 5937

Re: Jigten Sumgon Chod

by Sennin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha

I brought this up on the Shingon section, and it is their opinion that Vairocana is the Primordial Buddha, although a teacher at my temple refuted this saying Vairocana is a sambogha-kaya rather than dharma-kaya. Is this true within tibetan tradition? Can someone explain to me the difference betwee...
by Sennin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha

Depends on how you define "sentient being." You can narrowly refer to ordinary beings, or broadly include Buddhas in the English term. Sentient beings is a term used to designate the totality of living, conscious beings that constitute the object and audience of Buddhist teaching. Translating vario...

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