Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
My teacher is Sakyapa...but he comes from Mustang, Nepal ( a very Bon area ?)
So no....not in the traditional sense of having a Bon teacher, like you..
I've never discussed Bon with him either...would he qualify as being able to give me D.I , anyways ????
I want to do all these things...but i always let distractions prevent me from 100% effort
I work 40 hours a week
I'm exhausted when i get home
I could start doing more on weekends instead of goofing off with other things....I will try this weekend...
I'm so sorry for hijacking this thread...
Thank you for your guidance
Yeh great that you have a teacher, but i don´t know if this Master can give you Dzogchen teachings.
In Mustang are indeed also Bönpos as well the other 4 Tibetan Traditions living. We know there Nyingma-Bön weddings, very normal there.
If it is your Master then ask him for some advice. He also can help you further on your path in the Dharma.
He can advise you also, a competent and qualified Dzogchen Master.
But you are also free to look for other options like adviced here aboard.
We all have limited time for doing our practice, so we have to be smart with our time schedule.
If we would get up 1 hour earlier every day, then you could use this hour for Dharma practice.
Personal would i advice you to start in the morning with some Chi exercises (Tsalung Trulkor / Tib.Yoga etc.) combined with Meditation on one object.
30 and 30 minutes only.
As 1 object you could use the Tibetan letter A in front of you, 1,50 meter.
Technic is looking only undistracted at the A without looking to something else and thinking on something else.
This of course is based on discipline and daily practice.
If you would start with these simple and easy things you have created for yourself a certain basis and can watch your results.
But you have to spent something not money, but time and if it is ok for you then you will be motivated to start with practice.
With the practice you can feel emancipation, text confuses sometimes and some are better fit for yoga and meditation then for studying.
Maybe you belong to the latter category.