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by Pero
Sun May 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5520

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

There are many reasons, not least of which is that this would amount to the ruination of Dzogchen teachings. it would be a tradition that was neither fish nor fowl, and just as impotent. Hmmm, while I personally am not too sure about such an approach, I have to ask - why, if the view is experiental...
by Pero
Sun May 03, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5520

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

There are many reasons, not least of which is that this would amount to the ruination of Dzogchen teachings. it would be a tradition that was neither fish nor fowl, and just as impotent. Hmmm, while I personally am not too sure about such an approach, I have to ask - why, if the view is experiental...
by Pero
Sun May 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5520

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

Finally, he says that while Dzogchen is certainly imbedded within the context of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, there is no reason why people from other traditions could not have their own preliminary purification practices, their own devotional practices, and then engage in the main Dzogchen pra...
by Pero
Sat May 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chetsun Nyingthig Lojong
Replies: 19
Views: 1488

Re: Chetsun Nyingthig Lojong

While there are still masters in the world who can confer the empowerments and instructions for this, I think someone would be very poorly advised to instead try to learn and practice it from a book. Norbu Rinpoche didn't seem to have a problem with that. (we are talking about the mind trainings, n...
by Pero
Sat May 02, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chetsun Nyingthig Lojong
Replies: 19
Views: 1488

Re: Chetsun Nyingthig Lojong

Wouldn't the last part qualify him? While there are still masters in the world who can confer the empowerments and instructions for this, I think someone would be very poorly advised to instead try to learn and practice it from a book. Norbu Rinpoche didn't seem to have a problem with that. (we are...
by Pero
Fri May 01, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Midnight Gospel
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Midnight Gospel

I've watched two and a half parts but will stop now. I don't find it entertaining and don't get much from the dialogues either. See no connection between what's going and what they're talking about and yeah if you focus on one of them you lose the other. Does it get better later? What did you find i...
by Pero
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chetsun Nyingthig Lojong
Replies: 19
Views: 1488

Re: Chetsun Nyingthig Lojong

Thanks, Malcolm. I have seen Khenpo Namdrol's text but wasn't sure I should get it as it is restricted. I have received direct intro from Namkhai Norbu many times (I want a commentary to assist me in reviewing the SMS Base). The LoB website says the following: " All those who have the fortunate wis...
by Pero
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tsoknyi Rinpoche Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1770

Re: Tsoknyi Rinpoche Question

Yeah good point, I haven't considered that. This is not a retreat in the sense of personal retreat. It's a kind of compromise between retreat and teachings. Personally I quite like the format since you put what you're being taught into practice immediately.
by Pero
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tsoknyi Rinpoche Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1770

Re: Tsoknyi Rinpoche Question

I have not been to the US but I've been to 3 of his German ones. I can also say that his teachings influenced my practice a lot. So I think it's definitely worth it to go to one of his retreats. Since you haven't been to any of his retreats before you will first have to go to the one open to all. Th...
by Pero
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939022

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hello! People who have active Dzogchen Community membership, can you please log in on the webcast page and go to the replay tab (replay and not the Rinpoche's Teachings with Odser Chenma files) and check how the page behaves? Is it possible for you to play any of the Mandarava or Chod with Adriano ...
by Pero
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939022

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hello! People who have active Dzogchen Community membership, can you please log in on the webcast page and go to the replay tab (replay and not the Rinpoche's Teachings with Odser Chenma files) and check how the page behaves? Is it possible for you to play any of the Mandarava or Chod with Adriano ...
by Pero
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's Major and Minor Marks
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Buddha's Major and Minor Marks

:popcorn:
by Pero
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939022

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

heart wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Pero wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:55 pm
heart wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:27 pm

They are using the transmission text for Garab Dorje, which is a bit weird.

/magnus
IIRC we've done it like that before, when Rinpoche was ill I think.
Using the transmission text?

/magnus
Yeah, I think so. Perhaps the part with the introduction was left out.
by Pero
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939022

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

My guess is that it will be a group practice for those who have already received the transmission. There will likely be someone leading the practice, but not actually giving transmission (?) They are using the transmission text for Garab Dorje, which is a bit weird. /magnus IIRC we've done it like ...
by Pero
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Physiological symptoms as a fruition of practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 4101

Re: Physiological symptoms as a fruition of practice?

Malcolm wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:16 pm Nope. I am absolutely serious, actually.
Can it come back out?
by Pero
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Physiological symptoms as a fruition of practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 4101

Re: Physiological symptoms as a fruition of practice?

Today I learned there's a difference between straightline and straight line. Learned of the former first and was shocked that Tingdzin would say that and then learned of the second one which made more sense.
by Pero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Selling the dharma
Replies: 117
Views: 15698

Re: Selling the dharma

Yes, which is why one should be prepared to give away your family members to anyone who wants them, like the Bodhisattva Viśvaṃtara handing over his wife and children to become servants of a brahmin. I find this soooo funny, really. I mean how would this even work these days? Or are wife and childr...
by Pero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Selling the dharma
Replies: 117
Views: 15698

Re: Selling the dharma

Yes, which is why one should be prepared to give away your family members to anyone who wants them, like the Bodhisattva Viśvaṃtara handing over his wife and children to become servants of a brahmin. I find this soooo funny, really. I mean how would this even work these days? Or are wife and childr...
by Pero
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 4538

Re: Celebrity Culture

Because for me it's pointless. I don't have to show them respect. You don't have to, at least not any more than any other decesead person that you don't have much of a connection with. These athletes don't deserve 1/10 of what they're earning and what I'd really like to see is the state appropriate...
by Pero
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eminem darkness
Replies: 21
Views: 2253

Re: Eminem darkness

Why would it be going too far?

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