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by florin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4930

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

which i think is very positive and more relatable. It depends on the person. Some people are less fortunate and do not have the capacity to enter Vajrayāna. Yes, quite possibly that after this few decades long experiment, people who appeared to enter Vajrayana in the end haven’t entered at all. So ...
by florin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4930

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

Rumor is Samye Ling no longer does 3 year retreats for Westerners. Yes no more three year retreats in samye ling. Some people in high places came to the conclusion that this format doesn’t bring much benefit to westerners. In their more elaborate Buddhist focused programs there is an orientation no...
by florin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4930

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

I really enjoyed Jacqueline Stone's presentation on Hongaku Shiso thought.
People from Dzogchen Community, who have in the past participated in retreats with Jim Valby, will probably recognise the amazing similarity of ideas.
by florin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sudden Realization
Replies: 96
Views: 6129

Re: Sudden Realization

As long as my views dont inherently conflict with the views of the users here I feel like I fit, but just like totarialism does not fit with democracy I will have to find out if I am not a totaliaran compared to your democracy or the other way around. It's really not about users here, as hopefully ...
by florin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Subtle body in Dzogchen
Replies: 28
Views: 3204

Re: Subtle body in Dzogchen

From what little i’ve read, the subject of this book seems to be related: https://www.amazon.com/THE-PROFOUND-INNER-PRINCIPLES/dp/1559394161/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3C8LK8X5LT4UQ&keywords=the+profound+inner+principles&qid=1579537358&s=books&sprefix=The+profound+inner+princi%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C210&sr=1-1
by florin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru yoga with Samantabhadra?
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Guru yoga with Samantabhadra?

In Nyingma, of course Guru Rinpoche is most often used for GY. Have you heard of anyone using Samantabhadra directly? Perhaps the Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra could be considered basically that. Kunjed Gyalpo Guru Yoga. It is described in vol 7 of the commentary to Kunjed Gyalpo translated by...
by florin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzamling Gar Song - text and meaning from CNN (link)
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Dzamling Gar Song - text and meaning from CNN (link)

If i am not mistaken there is a dance called the dance of the 12 A's that goes by the same name, Khalongdorjekar. It could be that they are one and the same thing with the one you mention above. Different dance, same name. There is the twelve A one, and then there is the one that is done on the klo...
by florin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzamling Gar Song - text and meaning from CNN (link)
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Dzamling Gar Song - text and meaning from CNN (link)

Dear all, I recently found this explanation of the "Dzamling Gar song" (Khalongdorjeikar of the Song of the Vajra) given by master CNN during his retreats. Publication by The Mirror: http://melong.com/dzamling-gar-song Dzamling Gar Song contain the essence of the Dzogchen teachings and behavior sug...
by florin
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 194
Views: 28346

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Lingpupa wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:52 pm
"Khenpo Namdrol". Whoah. Is that the "Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche" who took such a primitive view of the Rigpa students who had had enough of Sogyal Lakar? I'll say no more, but Google can be your friend.
Or is it another Namdrol?
I think it is the same person.
Just appalling to be honest.
by florin
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Subtle body in Dzogchen
Replies: 28
Views: 3204

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! Two very informative books: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Map-Body-Visions-Structure/dp/8878341398 https://shop.garudabooks...
by florin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7090
Views: 813341

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 florin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7090
Views: 813341

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Makes me really wonder why all these precautions... almost sounds like a test bunch :rolling: 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 ar...
by florin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 9188

Re: termas found outside of asia?

Ivo? http://skydharma.com /magnus Yes. I think it might be him. https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=14181 /magnus I completely forgot about that discussion. I vaguely knew that there was something somewhere info on this situation but wasn’t sure. Reading through that thread now i am surpri...
by florin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 9188

Re: termas found outside of asia?

heart wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:57 am
florin wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:10 am
I have heard of a guy from eastern Europe who revealed a terma.
Ivo? http://skydharma.com

/magnus
Yes. I think it might be him.
by florin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 9188

Re: termas found outside of asia?

I have heard of a guy from eastern Europe who revealed a terma.
by florin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7090
Views: 813341

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What i find curious is that this event is not listed on any of the oficial sites of IDC so my question is, is this event organised outside of the control of IDC ?
Or is just that they haven’t got to add it yet because is too early, fresh etc ? And an NDA ? Is this normal ?
by florin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7090
Views: 813341

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

There is something churning in the background. Something unconfirmed.
by florin
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Inexpressibility and Precious Word Empowerment
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Inexpressibility and Precious Word Empowerment

In terms of its meaning, as it cannot be pointed out by words, it is inexpressible; as it cannot be known with ordinary modes of consciousness, it is inconceivable; and as it is does not fall into any extreme, it is the great freedom from elaboration. In the end, it is beyond all expressions, such ...
by florin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Subtle body in Dzogchen
Replies: 28
Views: 3204

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! Two very informative books: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Map-Body-Visions-Structure/dp/8878341398 https://shop.garudabooks...
by florin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7090
Views: 813341

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As an example consider all the practitioners across the centuries who went into retreat for many years and while in retreat their teacher died. They continued to practice afterwards and after some years achieved stable realization. People heard and requested they would teach. They started teaching....

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