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by florin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 2645

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: 1780

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: 6000

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: 6000

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: 2009

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: 2009

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: 7160
Views: 834621

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...
by florin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834621

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

For those who want to check Yeshi Namkhai’s delivery of teachings there are a few videos with Russian titles on youtube and therefore not easy to find unless you can read russian writing or at least know how to spell his name. Here is one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8UDNN92EN8&feature=share A ...
by florin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 6841

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

Copied from Facebook, ”Do not confuse the archetype of teacherness with the personality talking (to you) at the moment. Just as it is important that you don't confuse your own innate buddhanature with the personality you are manifesting as at the moment. Guru Yoga probably has more misunderstanding...
by florin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 6841

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

How Will You See the Guru? BY DZONGSAR KHYENTSE RINPOCHE| JANUARY 12, 2017 Are you able to see your teacher as the Buddha? It’s not easy, says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, but for the Vajrayana practitioner, this is where the real path begins. https://www.lionsroar.com/how-will-you-see-the-guru/?fbc...
by florin
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the nature of mind?
Replies: 29
Views: 2273

Re: What is the nature of mind?

Some Buddhas are sentient beings in disguise, the others are just Buddhas
by florin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 60
Views: 6061

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

All the shapes that the eye can see reveal the essence of one’s state that is why it is important not to prevent the eye organ from helping to establish knowledge.Same goes for all the other senses.
by florin
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Oral Transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 2220

Re: Oral Transmission

Dzogchen texts speak of three modes of how primordial knowledge can be introduced(or more accurately, two). They are oral, symbolic, direct each respectively being connected to the three dimensions of our existence: nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya, Dharmakaya. Oral transmission, that is of nirmanakaya le...
by florin
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Oral Transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 2220

Re: Oral Transmission

Motova wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:04 am
What is the Tibetan for oral transmission (in the context of ChNN's teachings)?

Thank you.

The tib. term for oral transmission is snyan brgyud, for symbolic transmission brda brgyud and for direct transmission dgongs brgyud .
by florin
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Oral Transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 2220

Re: Oral Transmission

Dzogchen texts speak of three modes of how primordial knowledge can be introduced(or more accurately, two). They are oral, symbolic, direct each respectively being connected to the three dimensions of our existence: nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya, Dharmakaya. Oral transmission, that is of nirmanakaya lev...
by florin
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Dzogchen Community & Yungdrung
Replies: 50
Views: 3748

Re: Dzogchen Community & Yungdrung

Hi I’ve seen the various back & forths over the years about the compatibility of practicing in both the Bon and ChNNR’s traditions but I think the question takes on new importance these days. I am wondering about whether one can move from one community to the other (or practice both simultaneously)...
by florin
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen outside of Tantra
Replies: 37
Views: 3323

Re: Dzogchen outside of Tantra

Hi, But is there anyone teaching it in it's pure form nowadays? I made distinction between Tantra and Dzogchen as it is historically-provable distinction. To bad that, because of political games in Tibet, they became taught as a single way, single vehicle IMO. Yes indeed. Maybe this would be of som...
by florin
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen R. films live transmission of Dharmakaya Phowa
Replies: 16
Views: 3206

Re: Garchen R. films live transmission of Dharmakaya Phowa

Josef wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:32 am
Which video is it?

Here.
But the actual translation of the text it appears to be missing.
https://www.facebook.com/garchen.tw/vid ... 681183723/
by florin
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834621

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This is the latest on Rinpoche's health condition: " Cari amici, le condizioni di salute del Maestro continuano ad essere stazionarie, è circondato dalla famiglia, non prova dolore. La famiglia Namkhai Dear all, the condition of the Master continues to be stationary and without pain, is surrounded b...
by florin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Travelling to heavens and pure realms
Replies: 34
Views: 3294

Re: Travelling to heavens and pure realms

I have already recommended one way to do that here . How can one stay awake for three months while constantly moving ? Is that a metaphor for something? The sutra says 7 days. The Kaihogyo that Tendai monks do now is about 1000 days, but only about 9 days no sleep. The Pratyutpanna-based practice d...

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