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by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 24177

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

It is probably "meant" to be confusing since it is not something that is meant to satisfy rationalising/dualistic mind. That is how I account for it on the sunnier days too. Then there is probably the issue of expedient means: different strokes for different students, one would guess. The thing is ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 24177

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Absolutely. Very confusing, it also is.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 24177

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

A quality of Recognition is "confidence." But that "confidence" doesn't mean one cannot confirm with the guru. That is actually an appropriate thing to do, though admittedly not always an easy thing to do. EPK's Club Nondualité article is worth reading with regards to this issue. E.g.: "The process...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 24177

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

conebeckham wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:51 pm
All I can really say, in the end, is that you should have confidence if you have "gotten" it--confidence not really contrived.
Interestingly, there are teachers who will separate "getting it" from "having 100% confidence about it," you know.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Well, if my source is not lying (and why would they be), no extrapolation here at all. I heard about the whole thing from a person who was there, taking part in a DC pilgrimage in Nepal, who was among those whom ChNN told to seek out LTN and TUR, and who actually did go out and meet LTN (they did n...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It could be that someone just extrapolated that that's who he would recommend based the same info that you just gave, rather than Rinpoche directly saying that. Well, if my source is not lying (and why would they be), no extrapolation here at all. I heard about the whole thing from a person who was...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Lopon Tenzin Namdak. It doesn't look like he is very accessible at the moment. Hopefully there are others as well. Actually, he is very (given his age) accessible: http://www.shenten.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=40&Itemid=106&lang=en As far as I know, there seem to ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Lopon Tenzin Namdak.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Mind Fundamental?
Replies: 61
Views: 2471

Re: Is Mind Fundamental?

Lonchenpa and Dzogchen in general does not reject external objects. I recall you saying that the Yogacarin model is kosher as well? No, that is not correct. I tend to avoid teachers who have such a fundamentalist attitude --- and there are many. The teachers I have encourage questioning--- it is a ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Mind Fundamental?
Replies: 61
Views: 2471

Re: Is Mind Fundamental?

I'm not proposing subjective idealism. Well, you said Without a doubt, Model B is much cooler. 😎 Since Model B is internally triadic, holds that percepts are the actually the activation of traces that provide the content of the world that we perceive as external. I dare say you do belong in some so...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ignorant_Fool wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:26 am
Back into my hole for now.
Well, that was not my intention. I am sorry if I incidentally shooed you away. Communication is certainly crucial, you need to ask questions about crucial things and receive clear answers.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Please do not write to Rinpoche right now. Wait till we know he is as fit as a fiddle again.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thank you, Aryjna!
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This is also for Yangti and according to the website you cannot get it if you have not been to a Yangti retreat. You certainly can get it. The Yangti section does not include any actual Yangti teachings, just some general notes. (A very nice book, btw.) On the website there is a special message, wh...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks. It is strange that some important practices do not have their own books, this and Shitro at least. So the only option is to get the small booklet with the collective practices, though I am not so sure there are very extensive instructions in there. There is a book for Shitro. http://shop.sh...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

There are indeed three entirely different books. (1) There is the 1987 (the first issue was actually published in 1984) Station Hill book containing Vajranatha's translation of the text of CoDaN as well as an edited transcript of a CoDaN retreat which Rinpoche taught in the US in 1983 (an unedited ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

There are indeed three entirely different books. (1) There is the 1987 (the first issue was actually published in 1984) Station Hill book containing Vajranatha's translation of the text of CoDaN as well as an edited transcript of a CoDaN retreat which Rinpoche taught in the US in 1983 (an unedited t...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

:D Thanks I'm pretty sure you do need an empowerment to practice longde. Yes, that is right. I actually asked Rinpoche about that once. He said you needed the empowerment. /magnus To practice Longde (at least Longsal Longde), you do need an appropriate empowerment. I do not believe you need any spe...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I received DI during day 1 of retreat last December, and just sort of assumed that meant I could practice according to the Cycle of Day & Night. Now I’m wondering if I needed actually needed Longde transmission or empowerment to start this? :thinking: You do not need anything more than the DI to pr...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521364

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dear Dzogchen Community, As Rinpoche is still under the treatment and in recovery process – He will not provide the upcoming Worlwide Guruyoga Transmission as usual. Practitioners are invited to join the Guruyoga practice instead. We will join all together at the same time and in the same way as th...

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