ChNN teaching retreat & webcast this week - help

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ChNN teaching retreat & webcast this week - help

Post by meepits » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:57 pm

Hello friends,

I live in the northwest and practice dzogchen with a dharma center in Portland. I’ve been reading ChNN for awhile and looking forward to receiving direct transmission via webcast sometime. Unfortunately I’m back east in the middle of nowhere visiting family for the holidays, and I see there’s an ati yoga teaching / webcast just announced for this week, starting tomorrow (12/28). So I don’t have any chance of contacting a local gar and practicing that way, nor do I own Norbu’s guruyoga book. Will he explain the practice of receiving direct transmission during the webcast, or will I need the book to understand what I have to do (in which case I’m SOL)? Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Post by florin » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:02 pm

meepits wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Hello friends,

I live in the northwest and practice dzogchen with a dharma center in Portland. I’ve been reading ChNN for awhile and looking forward to receiving direct transmission via webcast sometime. Unfortunately I’m back east in the middle of nowhere visiting family for the holidays, and I see there’s an ati yoga teaching / webcast just announced for this week, starting tomorrow (12/28). So I don’t have any chance of contacting a local gar and practicing that way, nor do I own Norbu’s guruyoga book. Will he explain the practice of receiving direct transmission during the webcast, or will I need the book to understand what I have to do (in which case I’m SOL)? Any help would be very much appreciated.
He usually explains details with every webcast, how and what to visualize and what everything means.
The nature of diverse phenomena is non-dual. This means that both pure vision and impure vision are a manifestation of the energy of the primordial state. Even though in reality there is no duality, everything manifests separately. KG

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:00 pm

The first one I did someone gave me a PDF of the practices for the worldwide transmission anniversaries. Not sure if that was kosher or not, the best thing is to get the Guru Yoga book. I seem to remember recently that people might be able to purchase it prior to transmission for just this reason...anyone know/remember?
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Post by Aryjna » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:24 pm

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:00 pm
The first one I did someone gave me a PDF of the practices for the worldwide transmission anniversaries. Not sure if that was kosher or not, the best thing is to get the Guru Yoga book. I seem to remember recently that people might be able to purchase it prior to transmission for just this reason...anyone know/remember?
I was given a pdf too, but that is only for the world-wide transmission as far as I know. If one gets the Guruyoga book they could only read the pages that explain the world-wide transmission they are going to attend.

For retreats it seems there is no need for any preparation.

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:28 pm

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:24 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:00 pm
The first one I did someone gave me a PDF of the practices for the worldwide transmission anniversaries. Not sure if that was kosher or not, the best thing is to get the Guru Yoga book. I seem to remember recently that people might be able to purchase it prior to transmission for just this reason...anyone know/remember?
I was given a pdf too, but that is only for the world-wide transmission as far as I know. If one gets the Guruyoga book they could only read the pages that explain the world-wide transmission they are going to attend.

For retreats it seems there is no need for any preparation.
I'd just assumed it would be one of those practices for the transmission, good to know.
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Post by Norwegian » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:28 pm

You don't need that book for this. This is a teaching retreat. In every retreat no matter what it is, Rinpoche always gives direct introduction, but it doesn't have to be in a particularly elaborate way or anything. It can be very unelaborate too.

Just listen and pay attention to Rinpoche's teachings, and if you're instructed to do something, then do that.

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Post by florin » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:30 pm

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:24 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:00 pm
The first one I did someone gave me a PDF of the practices for the worldwide transmission anniversaries. Not sure if that was kosher or not, the best thing is to get the Guru Yoga book. I seem to remember recently that people might be able to purchase it prior to transmission for just this reason...anyone know/remember?
I was given a pdf too, but that is only for the world-wide transmission as far as I know. If one gets the Guruyoga book they could only read the pages that explain the world-wide transmission they are going to attend.

For retreats it seems there is no need for any preparation.
You can read the entire book without any problem.
The nature of diverse phenomena is non-dual. This means that both pure vision and impure vision are a manifestation of the energy of the primordial state. Even though in reality there is no duality, everything manifests separately. KG

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Post by Aryjna » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:32 pm

florin wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:24 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:00 pm
The first one I did someone gave me a PDF of the practices for the worldwide transmission anniversaries. Not sure if that was kosher or not, the best thing is to get the Guru Yoga book. I seem to remember recently that people might be able to purchase it prior to transmission for just this reason...anyone know/remember?
I was given a pdf too, but that is only for the world-wide transmission as far as I know. If one gets the Guruyoga book they could only read the pages that explain the world-wide transmission they are going to attend.

For retreats it seems there is no need for any preparation.
You can read the entire book without any problem.
I meant read only the preparation parts before receiving the world-wide transmission. Afterwards you can read the rest too of course.

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Post by florin » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:41 pm

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:32 pm
florin wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:24 pm


I was given a pdf too, but that is only for the world-wide transmission as far as I know. If one gets the Guruyoga book they could only read the pages that explain the world-wide transmission they are going to attend.

For retreats it seems there is no need for any preparation.
You can read the entire book without any problem.
I meant read only the preparation parts before receiving the world-wide transmission. Afterwards you can read the rest too of course.
And i meant you can read the entire book even before the transmission, as long as you are serious about participating in the transmission so you can familiarize yourself a little bit with the ideas that are discussed during the explanation and initiation.
Of course, there are other things that you shouldn't read about before an initiation but that is not the case here.
The nature of diverse phenomena is non-dual. This means that both pure vision and impure vision are a manifestation of the energy of the primordial state. Even though in reality there is no duality, everything manifests separately. KG

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Post by meepits » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:56 pm

Thanks folks. I know for certain that other people have asked this exact question on dharmawheel in years past, but something made me wonder whether anything had changed. I really appreciate the clear, simple answers from you all.

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Post by Aryjna » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:28 pm

florin wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:32 pm
florin wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:30 pm


You can read the entire book without any problem.
I meant read only the preparation parts before receiving the world-wide transmission. Afterwards you can read the rest too of course.
And i meant you can read the entire book even before the transmission, as long as you are serious about participating in the transmission so you can familiarize yourself a little bit with the ideas that are discussed during the explanation and initiation.
Of course, there are other things that you shouldn't read about before an initiation but that is not the case here.
That could be the case I suppose. But the exact words in the book itself are that it is meant for those who have 'already received the transmission'.

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Post by Norwegian » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:37 pm

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:28 pm
florin wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:32 pm


I meant read only the preparation parts before receiving the world-wide transmission. Afterwards you can read the rest too of course.
And i meant you can read the entire book even before the transmission, as long as you are serious about participating in the transmission so you can familiarize yourself a little bit with the ideas that are discussed during the explanation and initiation.
Of course, there are other things that you shouldn't read about before an initiation but that is not the case here.
That could be the case I suppose. But the exact words in the book itself are that it is meant for those who have 'already received the transmission'.
And that is correct.

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