Dharmata teachings.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by Felix » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:06 pm

I can't speak for anyone else but I was just surprised that such slight stuff was under a forum marked as being for Dzogchen.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by Karma_Yeshe » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:36 pm

Felix wrote:I can't speak for anyone else but I was just surprised that such slight stuff was under a forum marked as being for Dzogchen.
Me too.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by Mkoll » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:44 pm

DGA wrote:
dzogchungpa wrote:
DGA wrote:He's gone native in Marin County.
Actually, AT is based in Pt. Richmond and I believe he lives in Kensington. I wasn't trying to say that that video is somehow a Dzogchen teaching, and in fact I didn't really listen to it very carefully. It's just that this is the de facto AT thread and I like to keep track of his activities here. That Winter Feast for the Soul is not my kind of thing, but who knows, maybe people benefit from his association with it. Anyway the mods should feel free to delete my post if they see fit.
Gentrification in the East Bay is real...
Kensington has been a nice place to live for a long time. But you are correct, many neighborhoods in e.g. parts of Oakland and Berkeley have been pricing out the poor people. A small, unimpressive house at the right location in Berkeley goes for well over a million.

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Regarding Anam Thubten and the video, I don't see what's the big deal. I've actually attended 2 of AT's talks a few years back in Point Richmond.I remember him talking about aging, sickness and death, compassion, and other basic Buddhist teachings. We meditated, took the refuges, and chanted the mantra in the Heart Sutra. I don't remember anything controversial.

He had quite an adoring following that I'm sure has only grown. My impression is that he was genuinely helping people and drawing people to Buddhist teachings who otherwise may not have had an interest.

I can see why people are objecting to this thread's placement in the Dzogchen forum though. It'd probably be more at home in the general "Tibetan Buddhism" forum.
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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:07 pm

Felix wrote:I can't speak for anyone else but I was just surprised that such slight stuff was under a forum marked as being for Dzogchen.

Ever hear of context? It's a thread which is nothing but AT's videos, not a thread marked "officially vetted Dzogchen teachings that everyone will agree on."

People are welcome to their opinion on whether or not AT generally teaches Dzogchen, but I hardly think it's controversial that one video out of many posted in a thread specifically for his teachings has a universalist bent, and is through some non - Buddhist organization, you could find the same thing with any number of teachers. Seems like exceptionally nitpicky behavior, it's not as if the video presents itself as something it's not.
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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by Karma_Yeshe » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:16 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Ever hear of context?
Yes, that's why I think content like the one in the video is out of context of a "Dzogchen" subforum. I had the same opinion and posted similiar things, back when Khaita was discussed in the thread about the Dzogchen Community, so I don't think I am nit-picking.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:32 am

Karma_Yeshe wrote:
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Ever hear of context?
Yes, that's why I think content like the one in the video is out of context of a "Dzogchen" subforum. I had the same opinion and posted similiar things, back when Khaita was discussed in the thread about the Dzogchen Community, so I don't think I am nit-picking.

KY
Well, I do. And this isn't a thread just about Dzogchen, it's specifically a thread for AT's teachings. If it were a more general Dzogchen thread maybe you'd have a point.
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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by muni » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:38 am

I understand the reactions by the people here. Anam Thubten is here not like Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche La introducing. He is introducing but not in that way over the net. Maybe you could say his talks are for his students, as a bell: remember, and perhaps for all in general regarding Dharma. When I name few Nyingma Masters like Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Patrul Rinpoche, Anam Thubten Rinpoche and........ are all having different methods, different ways of working.
It cannot be my intention to slander anyone, or slander anyone’s teacher. The last video looks like a talk for a public which is not particular coming for any introduction, I don’t know what the event is, but Anam Thubten is talking by words which can reach all. I saw H H Dalai Lama mentioned here, he got teachings by the four main traditions of Tibet, his energy by his teachings is very much bringing by insight harmony, kindness, which are medicines so much necessary these days.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by oldbob » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:51 am

:good:

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by dzogchungpa » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:36 pm

Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo on AT's new book "Big Sky":
https://www.vajrayanaworld.com/long-bits/big-sky
Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by muni » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:54 pm

Poem book?
Invitation to 'be Nature'? Allowing to see what cannot be seen?
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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by dzogchungpa » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:29 pm

New video posted, "Invoking Peace":
https://www.dharmata.org/teachings/
Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by dzogchungpa » Wed May 24, 2017 3:08 pm

On Emptiness: With Anam Thubten and Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel:

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by dzogchungpa » Fri May 26, 2017 3:06 pm

Recorded on March 17, 2017, at Seattle Insight Meditation Center:

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At around 15:30, he amusingly describes a scene from a movie which I think is actually "The Fifth Element".
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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by Crazywisdom » Fri May 26, 2017 6:17 pm

Dharmata story. Never there was a time when no one saw nothing and knew it.
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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by dzogchungpa » Fri May 26, 2017 6:25 pm

Crazywisdom wrote:Dharmata story. Never there was a time when no one saw nothing and knew it.
Mind blown.
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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by dzogchungpa » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:24 pm

New video posted, "Practice of Non Attachment":
https://www.dharmata.org/teachings/
Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by Old Stan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:31 pm

Very inspiring movie!

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Post by dzogchungpa » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:28 pm

Recorded July 21st 2017:

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The actual talk begins around 29:00, before that is a period of meditation with some instructions at the beginning. I believe the translator is Arne Schelling.
Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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