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by Arnoud
Fri May 27, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7167
Views: 850387

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks guys. Just paid the dues. Now contacting the websites.
by Arnoud
Fri May 27, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7167
Views: 850387

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Just a quick question: I sent an email last week to my local DC chapter about membership and the precious vase, but haven't received an answer yet. Does DC membership go through the local communities or do I have to send an email to an other higher gar? I can't order the book until I am a member. Th...
by Arnoud
Sun May 22, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind
Replies: 26
Views: 5043

Re: Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind

I know you don't want to rehash your old argument, but maybe you could say what you think is important to know for us relative newbies?
by Arnoud
Sat May 21, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind
Replies: 26
Views: 5043

Re: Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind

Well, maybe we can recreate the subject without the drama? I would be interesting to hear the difference between the two. I vaguely remember there was thread on it on E-sangha, but don't remember the content.
by Arnoud
Fri May 20, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind
Replies: 26
Views: 5043

Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind

Is there a difference? Or just a different way of translating things?

I don't know how much we can ask here about specific ways of looking at the mind or not, so I will wait with those.
by Arnoud
Fri May 20, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks. Email sent to local Dzogchen group for info.
by Arnoud
Fri May 20, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

One should pay attention to what one is doing, that is all presence means. When you can join presence with instant presence, than your presence becomes a truly liberative practice. Dzogchen practice means you are a) trying to understand Dzogchen practice b) you understand Dzogchen practice and are ...
by Arnoud
Fri May 20, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Also, receiving transmission for the rushens and lojongs and then doing them thoroughly is really important. I thought we got that as well? Or are we not allowed to practice them? I don't want to order the wrong booklets. BTW, just wondering about something: Rinpoche kept saying to be present, whic...
by Arnoud
Wed May 18, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Argh, another 10 min. gone. Too bad.

I keep forgetting to ask, but what is a general schedule like during one of Rinpoche's retreats? 2 hrs. of teaching, but what do the people do the rest of the time?
by Arnoud
Mon May 16, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Nangwa wrote: No more :tantrum:
You aren't a member anymore or membership do not = replays anymore?
by Arnoud
Mon May 16, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

That is why Rinpoche has been stressing that the space between thoughts is NOT Rigpa? I liked the story about the students who had to search for the beginning, present, and end of the mind. Now, they couldn't find it, but the searcher itself is also still mind, right? One could go on forever to exam...
by Arnoud
Sun May 15, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thank you! Chrystal clear as usual.
by Arnoud
Sun May 15, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Whenever you have more time. No time, White A; more time, short thun, even more time, medium thun, etc. There is no specific preliminary practice to do in Dzogchen Community. Perhaps one should learn how to sing song of the vajra properly. A sample practice might run -- purification mantra of five ...
by Arnoud
Sun May 15, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I listened this morning and then had to work, but I wanted to say that I was very impressed and inspired by his teaching. He really goes to the core and clarifies why he teaches Dzogchen the way he does. I also enjoyed his Mirror and Chrystal explanations. They helped clear up some confusion I had. ...
by Arnoud
Sat May 14, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

No, no problem. Wasn't able to leave work earlier than 1 hr. before the end of webacst. So I saw the last part. Tomorrow I will be there for the whole session and try the rest of the week as well.
Did he say anything about Direct Introduction?
by Arnoud
Sat May 14, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

That was a nice introduction (the part I was able to see). Looking forward to tomorrow.
by Arnoud
Thu May 12, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 85
Views: 15264

Re: Kunsangar South Retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks for posting that.

Alpha,

Britain is GMT time I think, so -3 hrs. However, if you have daylight savings time and Crimea doesn't yet, then it would be different. I know America is a little later with daylight savings than Europe, but I have no clue about Crimea.

Anyone else know?
by Arnoud
Tue May 10, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7167
Views: 850387

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Just read this on the ukranian site: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu offers direct introduction three times a year, on the anniversaries of Garab Dorje (19th March 2011), Guru Padmasambhava, and Adzom Drugpa. In order to make it possible for people who cannot attend a retreat or come to a direct introduction ...
by Arnoud
Tue May 10, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7167
Views: 850387

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This post above is enough reason for the existence of this thread. At least one person was greatly helped by it, I'm sure. It's also nice to know other DC members who might be around. DN Definitely helped me. I will give it a try. You know, I think one of the main benefits is that you can stay at h...
by Arnoud
Mon May 09, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7167
Views: 850387

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Sorry to ask something else, but this just came up from reading the thread again. What happens if, after practicing until death, one still hasn't recognized diddly squat? Would it not have been better to practice the gradual path? At least one has some mantra accumulations to count on in the bardo. ...

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