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by florin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Vajrasattva
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Question on Vajrasattva

sangyey wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:39 am
Hello,

I was just wondering if Vajrasattva is Samanthabadra or Vajrapani?

Thank you.
Vajrapani is an emanation of Vajrasattva. According to tradition Garab Dorje has received the supreme teachings beyond cause and effect from Vajrapani.
Vajrasattva has attributes, Samantabadra doesn't.
by florin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharmakaya aspect?
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Dharmakaya aspect?

Vajradhara still has attributes therefore is not a dharmakaya but a sambogakaya.
by florin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 2638

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

Hi, Anybody knows how the mantra is written in tibetan ? The mantra as it is found in the longde sadhana practiced in the dzogchen community. Thanks Didnt know if it was appropriate to post it here so I pm'd it to you Thank you very much. Lately i felt the need to know how it is written in tibetan....
by florin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 2638

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

Hi,

Anybody knows how the mantra is written in tibetan ?
The mantra as it is found in the longde sadhana practiced in the dzogchen community.
Thanks
by florin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6909
Views: 732128

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

For those who haven't seen the article yet here are some interesting points made by Steven Landsberg and Costantino Albini at the latest IDC AGM .

http://melong.com/opening-talks-by-stev ... l-meeting/
by florin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

Viach wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:40 pm
The state of Dzogchen spontaneously results from the Dzogchen practice.
We are all f****d then.
... that would make the state of dzogchen a result that arises from causes, no different from the other eight yanas
by florin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

Quick question: Is Dzogchen contemplation (e.g. Norbu Rinpoche's guru yoga) a "middle way" between recognizing versus not recognizing an object? By recognition, I mean reacting to a sense impression of the object with a conscious (even an inner linguistic) affirmative cognition — like, "this is my ...
by florin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha
Replies: 25
Views: 1518

Re: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha

Well, they are primordially enlightened sentient beings who are depicted as blue skinned and often sitting in yab yum with their consorts, for example. How are they a resemblance of Shiva? Could you explain? When did Blue Skin ever mean being primordially enlightened? That seems rather like claimin...
by florin
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6909
Views: 732128

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Anyone here know how to get a hold of Jim Valby? So far he is the only senior student of Rinpoches that I know of that has any knowledge of Longde. Please feel free to PM me Does anyone here know what the requirements/qualifications are to do the Longde practices - and where students can get the st...
by florin
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 8122

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

I'm assuming nearly everyone participating in this thread has had introduction....the theme is 'what next'... Namkhai Norbu used to say that after introduction we repeat that G.Y method or other different ones until we have some clarity as to what our nature is. Then once we have some confidence ab...
by florin
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6909
Views: 732128

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes. I am. I was talking to acces the webcast. Do i need dc membership? I cant afford this year to be a member wich sucks a lot. You just need the password, which is: TORMA The password is no secret as it is posted on Tsegyalgar East site and on their Facebook. Other Gars have occasional webcast pr...
by florin
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

Re: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?

Hello! First post here. Just curious about Ngondro. I am preparing to begin Kagyu Ngondro. I am curious if once I compete that will I be able to receive Dzogchen transmissions or will I need to complete a separate Ngondro? Or will it depend on the teacher? Most teachers I will most likely be receiv...
by florin
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 8122

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

The Kunjed Gyalpo view is only valid when one lives in the knowledge of primordial state.
To borrow elements from KG view while living in a partial view of a particular yana is dangerous and foolish.
by florin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1848

Re: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen

Tashi delek, As Bönpo. do i have the question, if the Nepali Buddha Shakyamuni would have thought Dzogchen. This because His known Teachings were mainly written in a kind of "Pali" script , later on palm leaves during a certain Buddhist Council. - Dzogchen Script is in Sanskrit or Tibetan / Zhang Z...
by florin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahāmudrā symbol
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Mahāmudrā symbol

Hello, My apologies for writing so out of the blue with my question as it may seem/be very unrelated to the nature of other questions on this Mahamudra forum. That being said, I was hoping someone might be able to educate me on whether there is an actual symbol (or various symbols) for Mahamudra as...
by florin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 43
Views: 4579

Re: three year retreat experiences?

smcj wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:31 pm
Where’d you hear that? I’d like to know more if possible.
I work at the Samye Ling Library.
I do not know details.
by florin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 43
Views: 4579

Re: three year retreat experiences?

I’m going to speak Kagyu heresy and float the idea that maybe Kongtrul’s 3 year retreat formula isn’t the best vehicle for transmitting Dharma to the West. Maybe people should learn fewer practices and learn to actually master them. Perhaps something like Ngondro, Shamans & Chenrezig. As it is now ...
by florin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is he smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Is he smoking ?

Anybody knows what’s going on here ? https://youtu.be/ZheO8WGxgBY From Khenpo Choga (first Chinese, then English translation): http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6dcd1c090100yt9b.html Thanks. Very interesting. So he is a very high profile teacher and he once was conventional but not anymore. But what’s...
by florin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is he smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Is he smoking ?

Anybody knows what’s going on here ?


by florin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6909
Views: 732128

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Florin, could you be so kind as to post the Anu one? Thanks! On Anu Yoga. You may need an account to make it work. https://vk.com/video-2312315_167192195 I also found some 4 or 5 audio recordings, two hour long on what it appears teachings on the 3 paths of liberation, some text about ChNNr's commi...

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