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by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 64
Views: 2239

Re: Donating one's organs at death

So how many of you are planning to donate your organs when you die?
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vasectomy
Replies: 23
Views: 1526

Re: Vasectomy

Nope. You are too old for sbyor lam anyway, right? sbyor lam is consort practice? I'm only nearing 42, so don't think I'm too old for much, but I'm afraid my wife would not be qualified for it, so not in the plans. Would the procedure affect practices like tummo, done as secondary practices for a D...
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vasectomy
Replies: 23
Views: 1526

Re: Vasectomy

It would have no unavoidable, permanent detrimental effect on my practice? Nope. You are too old for sbyor lam anyway, right? sbyor lam is consort practice? I'm only nearing 42, so don't think I'm too old for much, but I'm afraid my wife would not be qualified for it, so not in the plans. Would the...
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vasectomy
Replies: 23
Views: 1526

Re: Vasectomy

It would have no unavoidable, permanent detrimental effect on my practice?
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vasectomy
Replies: 23
Views: 1526

Vasectomy

Recently my wife floated the idea of me getting a vasectomy once we've either had our second and last child, or once we've decided we're gonna be one and done. She wasn't insistent, so that's not an issue, and I can't help but sympathize with her position of all other methods of birth control being ...
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 64
Views: 2239

Donating one's organs at death

In my state, Oregon, USA, one agrees by default to be an organ donor at death when one gets a driver's license; one can, of course, opt out of this if one wants. In general, I'm extremely attracted to participating in this life-saving generosity toward others. But on the other hand, there's the thou...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

I've had the great fortune to receive some transmissions from Rinpoche on a couple occasions at Tashi Choling here in S Oregon, and he's always struck me as incredible. I wonder what the likelihood is that we'll see him back here anytime soon, though.
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How does one perform Lojong?
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: How does one perform Lojong?

Although the sutra Mahayana lojong practices are very, very worthwhile and wonderful, being that this is the Dzogchen sub forum, the recently published translation of Jigme Linga’s Dzogchen lojong seems more appropriate. It’s published as “Steps to the Great Perfection: the Mind-training tradition o...
by Pema Rigdzin
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How does one perform Lojong?
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: How does one perform Lojong?

I’m assuming OP is actually talking about the Dzogchen lojong practices, since this is the Dzogchen sub-forum. Those teachings/practices are different than the sutra Mahayana lojong. Is this what you’re referencing, OP?
by Pema Rigdzin
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thodgal
Replies: 31
Views: 3070

Re: Thodgal

At the moment, since you are a complete beginner, thogal shouldn't even really be on your radar. If it is applied before trechko has been stabilized it can be useless, or even harmful. I've heard that the Palyul tradition teaches Thogal before Trekcho. Any thoughts on that? It's not exactly what yo...
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Question re Nagas
Replies: 33
Views: 2831

Re: Question re Nagas

Can someone explain nagas in a bit more concrete terms? I've never given them a ton of thought, mostly just suspended disbelief/belief, as I tend to do with things I cannot see or prove--or disprove. I have given their existence the benefit of the doubt and performed naga practices, though rarely. A...
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kuntu Zangpo
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: Kuntu Zangpo

Yes, in Nyingma, Samantabhadra is "adi buddha," and Kuntu Zangpo is simply the Tibetan translation for the Sanskrit words samanta and bhadra. This is pretty common knowledge.
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Trying to find a certain teaching on turning mundane daily activities into Dharm
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Trying to find a certain teaching on turning mundane daily activities into Dharm

I believe it was by Longchenpa, but not sure. But it advised things like, "when you walk through a door, imagine that you're taking all sentient beings with you out of samsara" and so on. Can't seem to find it. Anyone familiar with this is and know where I can find it?
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga book of Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Guruyoga book of Namkhai Norbu

All of Rinpoche's books are priceless, but I feel this particular book is maybe the most important and beneficial one I've come across. If one'a practice of contemplation is at all lacking certainty, this book could help remedy that.
by Pema Rigdzin
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo:
Replies: 18
Views: 6241

Re: The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo:

The prayer mentions specific times when it is good to recite it, but does anyone know if those are just especially good times to do it? IOW, is there a tradition of reciting it daily?
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers
Replies: 85
Views: 12594

Re: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers

For that Yangti retreat, what do they mean by "the base of tregchod"? I assume it means base as in tregchod is necessary for yangti, so a very stable tregchod? Or does it just mean at least some ability with tregchod?
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Anadi on the Flawed Perfection of Dzogchen
Replies: 33
Views: 2571

Re: Anadi on the Flawed Perfection of Dzogchen

Maybe what he has to say is actually worth considering? For example: One of its main shortcomings is that it does not point with any real clarity to what rigpa actually is, or how to verify if and when one has reached it. Is he right, is he wrong? If so, why? He is wrong. Anyone who has received co...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5497
Views: 476921

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hey all. It's been a while since I've received any webcast transmissions from Rinpoche, & the webcast link I have appears to be outdated. Can someone give me a link to the webcast, and to the current schedule?
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chimed Sogthig Instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Chimed Sogthig Instructions

Have you received the empowerment and reading transmission? If so, you can purchase Gyatrul Rinpoche's commentary and instructions at www.vimalatreasures.org.