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by Arnoud
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 210
Views: 47713

Re: James Low & Simply Being

[ Yes, although it's subtle and easy to miss. Your statement technically is saying that the natural state, having been correctly recognized, is rigpa, whereas Namdrol's is more precisely saying that it is actually the recognition or knowledge itself which is referred to as rigpa. At the moment of r...
by Arnoud
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra : What do you plan to do after ngondro?
Replies: 41
Views: 11592

Re: Mahamudra : What do you plan to do after ngondro?

Aren't Rechungpa's lineages only found in Drukpa Kagyu these days?

As for after Ngondro practice, I think you will find many different answers. It also depends on which Kagyu branch you belong to.
by Arnoud
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts
Replies: 112
Views: 13808

Re: Thoughts

Dear KY, I was not referring to you, but recently we had Flow, now Thigle and before them caveman, actually I would say that you are the ONLY bonpopa on this site that DOES NOT have an inferiority complex! :namaste: That is because he is Dutch. :smile: And they are too cool for inferiority complexes.
by Arnoud
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7098
Views: 814098

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thank you all. I have most of the info ready to go. Just need to hear word back on a place to stay and I can start booking tickets.
by Arnoud
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Opening Up Mountains
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Opening Up Mountains

I was reading about the recent passing of Achuk Rinpoche (I know two guys who went to visit him few years back and said he was very special and had an Á on his nose, his upper body resembled a stupa). I read he opened up mountains. I have heard that before about Tertons, but what does it mean exactl...
by Arnoud
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts
Replies: 112
Views: 13808

Re: Thoughts

It is easy to get the scent of Dzogchen. But in reality, understanding Dzogchen is much harder. The biggest obstacle to understanding Dzogchen is thinking that we understand it. I do not mean it is impossible to understand Dzogchen, of course it is possible, but that understanding can really only b...
by Arnoud
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7098
Views: 814098

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So, I am planning on attending the retreat next month in Merigar (Garuda) and was wondering if someone could give me some info, such as: - What is the best airport to fly in to? - How to best get to Merigar from there? - Can one stay at Merigar during the retreat? - Can one talk to Rinpoche during t...
by Arnoud
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

Really this..." Well, seeing how easily you get annoyed by just this thread, I already figured you can't walk through walls or fly." is a personal comment. Nonnative english speaker or not this is a personal comment of a presumptive nature. Your presumption of my annoyance really has no basis in th...
by Arnoud
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

C...you started this thread wanting to know what we think, not that you would subject each of our statements to qualification as to what was true not true nor probable nor not probable. ASking for qualification or what one means is differeing than disputing or debating points mentioned, found true ...
by Arnoud
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Pointing out instructions
Replies: 113
Views: 20258

Re: Pointing out instructions

If the Mahamudra POI is a process that takes months, how is Mahamudra supposed to be so well suited for Western students? Kagyu Mahamudra is gradual and experiential, so some people think it is a more suitable instruction for acquainting people with the nature of the mind. Dzogchen introduction is ...
by Arnoud
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

I am probably just venting my own hangups here and mileage varies of course... but I think lack of consistency in one's practice often stems, at least in part, from psychological resistance. By psychological resistance I mean the technical term used in psychotherapy, which refers to all those behav...
by Arnoud
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

To my opinion there may be a cultural issue at play here a bit. In these parts of the world from which Buddhism evolved and reflects, marriages and things of that sort are always and have been always arranged. One then may or may not fall in love. The arrangement may indeed proceed from the moment ...
by Arnoud
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

Are you talking deity differences here or Lam Dre vs. 6 Yogas vs Dzogchen? Practice what you have instructions for, and that for which you have a predilection. Lamdre, 6 Yogas, and Dzogchen have slightly different toppings. But basically the practice is all the same. I think you are spot on here. A...
by Arnoud
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

Basically, you are not going to find any differences between one practice and another, not really. Tibetan Buddhism these days is like Baskin Robbins, 31 flavors, but they all ice cream. Are you talking deity differences here or Lam Dre vs. 6 Yogas vs Dzogchen? Forget about lineages and find a _gur...
by Arnoud
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

Nothing formal that i know of. I made my own up at the time, very spontaneous and from the heart. However, i will see if i can work on cleaning up what i remember of it... IMO, this sort of thing would be best coming straight from you, but a second-best might be some sort of already written prayer ...
by Arnoud
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

Hi C, I really don't know because I met my teacher directly and received my first teachings and refuge from him as my first steps as a Buddhist, and he did amaze me. Then for many years I didn't have the opportunity to meet him and I tried to relate to some other teachers. That didn't really work o...
by Arnoud
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

I guess what I was trying to nail down before was what you think dharma has to offer you, and what are you willing to do to get it. The two are connected. Suppose you lived someplace that has a back yard, and you were informed that buried somewhere in that yard is a key to a safe-deposit box at a b...
by Arnoud
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

Hi C, I really don't know because I met my teacher directly and received my first teachings and refuge from him as my first steps as a Buddhist, and he did amaze me. Then for many years I didn't have the opportunity to meet him and I tried to relate to some other teachers. That didn't really work o...
by Arnoud
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

Clarence, If you want to stick with Longchen Nyingthig, consider Loppon Rechung at Mipham Shedra in Boulder, CO or Anyen Rinpoche in Denver, CO. Both are resident in the U.S. and work with Their students on an on-going day-to-day basis. If you don't mind switching to Dudjom Tersar, consider Lama Pe...
by Arnoud
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 7382

Re: Commitment Issues

I know i may start to sound like a broken record, but if you feel you haven't met your heart teacher, make a strong aspiration to meet him/her for the sake of all sentient beings. Also do things to increase merit... that helps too... Aspiration prayers work, think that big rock coming down on Harri...

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