Buddhahood in This Life

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Boomerang » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:38 pm

Is the book safe for members of the Dzogchen Community who have not received thogal instructions?

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:17 pm

Boomerang wrote:Is the book safe for members of the Dzogchen Community who have not received thogal instructions?
The book, as stated in my intro, is intended for those who have received Dzogchen empowerment and instructions. There are no explicit instructions in the book on how to practice thögal.

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by udawa » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:37 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Harimoo wrote:Is there any difference between pre-order on Wisdom Publications and pre-order on Amazon ? (shipments to Europe with Wisdom Pub are huge)
It is going to be internationally distributed by Simon and Schuster, so you should also be able to get it from Wisdom Books in England.
Alas, Wisdom Books (the UK book distributor, not Wisdom Publications) appear to have ceased trading.

Hopefully an alternative to Amazon will emerge to take its place.

Sign of the times I suppose.
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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:36 pm

udawa wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Harimoo wrote:Is there any difference between pre-order on Wisdom Publications and pre-order on Amazon ? (shipments to Europe with Wisdom Pub are huge)
It is going to be internationally distributed by Simon and Schuster, so you should also be able to get it from Wisdom Books in England.
Alas, Wisdom Books (the UK book distributor, not Wisdom Publications) appear to have ceased trading.

Hopefully an alternative to Amazon will emerge to take its place.

Sign of the times I suppose.
You should be able to order the books directly from Wisdom pubs, and it will be published as an e-book.

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Sennin » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:46 am

Malcolm wrote:
Kelwin wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
This book is a comprehensive overview of the approach of Dzogchen man ngag sde. It is not a visionary account, like Dudjom Lingpa's Nangjang.
Could you elaborate a bit on it's contents, and/or how it's different from other works on Dzogchen?
Most importantly, it is the precursor to Longchenpa's Tshig don mdzod, and is the text that Longchenpa had in front of him when he wrote the latter. Longchenpa lifts entire passages from this text. Secondly, it contains, I believe, the first translation of an extensive analysis of the opening scenes of the Dzogcnen tantras, the nidāna section. Third, it is a quarter of the length of the Tshig don mdzod, making it a more manageable text, since it has many less citations. It gives context to Longchenpa's own works and thought on Dzogchen man ngag sde. It is a major text of the Northern Treasures tradition. Finally, it has my introduction where I detail my thoughts on Dzogchen terminology and view.

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This is marvelous :good:

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Malcolm » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:19 pm

Dear Friends:

We at Zangthal Editions are pleased to announce a book release event on December 14th, 2016, 6:00 PM EST, which will be streamed live on Facebook for the benefit of those of you who reside far away from Vermont (most of you.)

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Jeff H » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:11 pm

Malcolm wrote:Dear Friends:

We at Zangthal Editions are pleased to announce a book release event on December 14th, 2016, 6:00 PM EST, which will be streamed live on Facebook for the benefit of those of you who reside far away from Vermont (most of you.)
Cool beans, man!! Northern Daughters Art Gallery is two blocks from my house. Hope to meet you! :thumbsup:
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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Malcolm » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:29 pm

Jeff H wrote:
Malcolm wrote:Dear Friends:

We at Zangthal Editions are pleased to announce a book release event on December 14th, 2016, 6:00 PM EST, which will be streamed live on Facebook for the benefit of those of you who reside far away from Vermont (most of you.)
Cool beans, man!! Northern Daughters Art Gallery is two blocks from my house. Hope to meet you! :thumbsup:
I am sure we will meet then.

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by mindyourmind » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:26 am

Given the fact that I live in the furthest corner of this flat earth I will have to stick to a Kindle copy.

Cant' wait though.

This is another great example of "Western" Buddhism finding its feet.
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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Norwegian » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:32 pm

Looking forward to this Malcolm, and I'll be watching the stream for sure.
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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by gzodzilpa » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:02 pm

Thanks Malcolm for your efforts, the book is great! The translation is clear, the forward is insightful, and the text is very well organized. :twothumbsup:

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by DGA » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:06 pm

Malcolm--congratulations once more on this translation. I look forward to giving it a careful study soon. I've not received any sort of transmission from the Chang ter, so I haven't bought a copy yet...

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Malcolm » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:25 am

gzodzilpa wrote:Thanks Malcolm for your efforts, the book is great! The translation is clear, the forward is insightful, and the text is very well organized. :twothumbsup:
Glad you are enjoying it.

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by WuMing » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:10 am

Malcolm wrote:Dear Friends:

We at Zangthal Editions are pleased to announce a book release event on December 14th, 2016, 6:00 PM EST, which will be streamed live on Facebook for the benefit of those of you who reside far away from Vermont (most of you.)
Haven't been able to watch the stream, unfortunately! Was this event recorded? Can it be watched somewhere?
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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Malcolm » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:53 pm

WuMing wrote:
Malcolm wrote:Dear Friends:

We at Zangthal Editions are pleased to announce a book release event on December 14th, 2016, 6:00 PM EST, which will be streamed live on Facebook for the benefit of those of you who reside far away from Vermont (most of you.)
Haven't been able to watch the stream, unfortunately! Was this event recorded? Can it be watched somewhere?
It has not happened yet.

M

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by WuMing » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:12 pm

Malcolm wrote:
WuMing wrote:
Malcolm wrote:Dear Friends:

We at Zangthal Editions are pleased to announce a book release event on December 14th, 2016, 6:00 PM EST, which will be streamed live on Facebook for the benefit of those of you who reside far away from Vermont (most of you.)
Haven't been able to watch the stream, unfortunately! Was this event recorded? Can it be watched somewhere?
It has not happened yet.

M
that's too bad!maybe it will appear sometime somewhere ...
Life is great and death has to be just as great as life.
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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by heart » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:23 pm

Got my copy today, nice looking book!!

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Losal Samten » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:12 pm

WuMing wrote:that's too bad!maybe it will appear sometime somewhere ...
He means the stream itself has not happened yet; it is on 14th December, not 14th November.
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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Malcolm » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:25 am

WuMing wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
WuMing wrote:
Haven't been able to watch the stream, unfortunately! Was this event recorded? Can it be watched somewhere?
It has not happened yet.

M
that's too bad!maybe it will appear sometime somewhere ...
Yes, it will appear next month, on December 14th, 2016.

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by WuMing » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:13 am

Malcolm wrote:
WuMing wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
It has not happened yet.

M
that's too bad!maybe it will appear sometime somewhere ...
Yes, it will appear next month, on December 14th, 2016.
aaaahh ... December ... sorry!
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