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by Marc
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Deciphering Tibetan Buddhist titles?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Deciphering Tibetan Buddhist titles?

Hmm... Seems like my response got lost in an internet glitch :thinking: I do not have a "ressource glossary" to point to, but hopefully this will be helpful:   Examples of titles:   Rinpoche - Precisou one  Tülku - Reincarnation (literally "body of magical manifestation") Yangsi - Reincarnation (lit...
by Marc
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Where do I go to learn Trekcho
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Where do I go to learn Trekcho

Hi TheWInner1 Indeed, Trekchö is not something that can be learned from a book and that requires instructions from an authentic Dzogchen master.   Some of them are more “open” about teaching wide (non-expert level) audiences. Here is a (far from exhaustive) list of some of the most respected Dzogche...
by Marc
Thu May 24, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Happened to Simon E ??
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: What Happened to Simon E ??

Didn't he say somehwere that he would be on retreat for some time ?
by Marc
Thu May 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 17930

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

By implication, are you saying that, for example, a Bön Dzogchen practitioner wouldn't realize emptiness due to not understanding dependent origination "as the Buddha taught it"? Or would you say that Bön has been adequately infused with authentic Buddhadharma to qualify? Where can we draw the line...
by Marc
Thu May 24, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.

I ordered this. I don't understand it. Is it easier for native English speakers? Is Golden Garland of Eloquence easier? How to get enough language skills? Hi Pael,   Even for a native english speaker such a text would be impossible to understand without proper familiarity with "Dharma Scholastic Ja...
by Marc
Tue May 08, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rolpa energy
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Rolpa energy

I remember reading (or hearing) ChNN explaining Tsal to be the source of outer visions and Rölpa to be the source of inner experiences. He would then go on in explaining that visualization practices are therefore based on this Rölpa energy etc...  Sorry, I cannot remember the exact source. May be so...
by Marc
Fri May 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyab Rig
Replies: 63
Views: 4057

Re: Kyab Rig

(All-)Encompassing Awareness means that all the Natural State called Buddha Nature which encompasses all sentient beings and whole of existence; therefore it is called (All-) Encompassing Awareness" Namkha Truldzo 2-7 August 2005 second week page 33 (this book is edited by Shenten Dargye Ling) Hi L...
by Marc
Fri May 04, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyab Rig
Replies: 63
Views: 4057

Re: Kyab Rig

Hi Luca,   As a student of Yongdzin Rinpoche, I feel a bit compelled to drop in and join this debate.   When quoting Rinpoche, please keep in mind that: 1) However vast and profound his knowledge and realization may be, his english is, to quote him verbatim a "broken english". Given this barrier lan...
by Marc
Tue May 01, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts
Replies: 78
Views: 3366

Re: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts

This is of course a very difficult and painful situation.   I personnally find Ajahn Thanissaro Bikkhu's point of view (though Theravadin) quite compelling: Unless endowed with the super-knowledge that allows to see the karma of beings, we have absolutely no idea what awaits beings after death. Howe...
by Marc
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 71
Views: 6566

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:36 am
Related: I saw an email saying that Tulku Sangngag is going to bestow the Nyingthig Yabzhi in Santa Fe, New Mexico this coming November.
Hi Thomas,  
Could you please give more details ? Or a weblink if the infos are already online ? (I googled... But found nothing)
Thx
by Marc
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nyingthik Yabzhi @ Benchen Gönpa - Kathmandu
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Nyingthik Yabzhi @ Benchen Gönpa - Kathmandu

Lingpupa wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:41 am
Good luck to you! I wish I could be with you...
:namaste:
by Marc
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nyingthik Yabzhi @ Benchen Gönpa - Kathmandu
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Nyingthik Yabzhi @ Benchen Gönpa - Kathmandu

Hi !
Anyone here will be attending this transmission ?
If so, it would be lovely to get to meet you there :smile:
Cheers
M
by Marc
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Awakening kundalini?
Replies: 40
Views: 2160

Re: Awakening kundalini?

MatthewAngby wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:38 pm
How come I get headeaches aft I focus on breath? How do u be aware of breathing?
You are most probably just trying to hard...
by Marc
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karma in Mahāyāna
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: Karma in Mahāyāna

What are nikayas/agamas? Interdependence is ln the spot, but it's interesting to know. The Nikayas are a portion of the Pali Sutapitaka. The Agamas are a portion of the chinese Sutrapitaka that more or less corresponds to the Pali Nikayas. As far as I know, there are however no equivalent in the Ti...
by Marc
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 8109

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Do you have any ways to counter such thoughts and inclinations ? Buddhadharma ? :tongue: The purpose of sutrayana is overcoming craving... You will find plenty of tools there to deal with this issue. As a little warning on the side: Westerners easily fool themselves with Vajrayana, thinking that it...
by Marc
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN on presence
Replies: 72
Views: 5346

Re: ChNN on presence

... Thx Malcolm for your answers, as well to MiphamFan and Aflatun for feeding & deepening the discussion. I confess that I find it quite reassuring to hear via Malcolm that "hard dhyana / jhana " is not necessarily the one and only understanding / norm in Tibetan traditions. Otherwise Rongzom's ad...
by Marc
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 71
Views: 6566

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

It is also happening in Kathmandu in a few months. https://www.benchen.org.pl/en/history/benchen-monastery-in-nepal/665-nying-thik-transmission-and-kagyu-monlam-in-benchen-monastery-spring-2018 Nyingtik Yabshi is 13 volumes so Garchen Rinpoche's event will only be the empowerments and possibly not ...
by Marc
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN on presence
Replies: 72
Views: 5346

Re: ChNN on presence

The five factors of the first dhyana are initial attention (vitarka), sometimes also referred to as coarse attention; vicara, sustained attention; sukha, i.e. physical ease; priti, i.e. mental ease, and one-pointedness. These are all described by Vasubandhu, and Rongzom does not differ in the way h...
by Marc
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN on presence
Replies: 72
Views: 5346

Re: ChNN on presence

Rongzom mentions that people who are not immediately launched into realization must a) develop the five factors of the first dhyāna, and b) the way they practice is total mindfulness within the horizon of absolute attention. Hi Malcolm, Given the lack of consensus about what qualifies as full / pro...
by Marc
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Bhagavad Gita 2; 11-25
Replies: 60
Views: 2205

Re: Bhagavad Gita 2; 11-25

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:34 pm
I meant the one called A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy published by Princeton.
Aaaaah... Thx :thumbsup: :namaste:

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