Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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Post by swooping » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:05 pm

Does the phowa taught in the book "Phowa Practice" require lung, or is it available to folks who have received DI?

Also, many practices have books, CDs and DVD available. Does anyone have any opinions on which is a better way to start learning the process?
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by florin » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:51 pm

swooping wrote:
Also, many practices have books, CDs and DVD available. Does anyone have any opinions on which is a better way to start learning the process?
Find out what practices interests you the most and buy the books and cds for that and concentrate on learning them .

If you are interested in dzogchen start with the lojongs semdzins and rushans.

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by swooping » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:07 pm

alpha wrote:
swooping wrote:
Also, many practices have books, CDs and DVD available. Does anyone have any opinions on which is a better way to start learning the process?
Find out what practices interests you the most and buy the books and cds for that and concentrate on learning them .

If you are interested in dzogchen start with the lojongs semdzins and rushans.
Thanks you.
I am currently working on the lojongs, rushen and semdzins and they are my main practice, in addition to guru yoga.

Possibly because of the written nature I am not clear on the first part of your response.
I'm not sure if you're recommending that I only focus on learning one thing at a time (which I agree with and plan on doing), if you're saying that CD's and Book combination are the best for learning a specific practice (those were the two you mentioned) or if you're saying that it's important to get all of the related media (i.e.. book, CD AND DVD if available) and do that.

Not trying to be a jerk, just trying to make sure I fully understand your post.
When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom When I look outside and see that I am everything,that is love. And between these two, my life turns.
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by swooping » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:14 am

Don't know how to edit the above, but in stepping back I'd like to say thanks again for mention of picking one thing and of focusing on the lodging, rushen and semdzin.
Thinking about it now, I really don't need to learn any more practices (although if anyone knows about phowa and needing lung I would appreciate it), just need to keeping doing what I'm doing.
When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom When I look outside and see that I am everything,that is love. And between these two, my life turns.
– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Love is the magician who pulls man out of his own hat
- Ben Hecht

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by heart » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:51 am

swooping wrote:Don't know how to edit the above, but in stepping back I'd like to say thanks again for mention of picking one thing and of focusing on the lodging, rushen and semdzin.
Thinking about it now, I really don't need to learn any more practices (although if anyone knows about phowa and needing lung I would appreciate it), just need to keeping doing what I'm doing.
You need "lung" to do the powa.

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Post by swooping » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:47 am

Thank you. :-)
When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom When I look outside and see that I am everything,that is love. And between these two, my life turns.
– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Love is the magician who pulls man out of his own hat
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by jay » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:31 am

Simhamukha Practice:

Rimpoche says that for sending away negativities we should only do the action mantra reversed 3 times- does he mean each time we do a session of simhamuka practice?

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Post by heart » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:22 pm

jay wrote:Simhamukha Practice:

Rimpoche says that for sending away negativities we should only do the action mantra reversed 3 times- does he mean each time we do a session of simhamuka practice?
Yes.

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Post by T. Chokyi » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:27 pm

jay wrote:Simhamukha Practice:

Rimpoche says that for sending away negativities we should only do the action mantra reversed 3 times- does he mean each time we do a session of simhamuka practice?
You don't have to do reversal each time, you only do that when you need to. The idea of the 3 times concerns not overdoing it, when you use the reversal, so in other words Rinpoche says the reversal is very powerful so 3 times is sufficient.

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Post by krodha » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:38 am

amanitamusc wrote:Great example of ignorance.
Could be some sort of spam bot. Just be sure not to click the links.

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by Kim O'Hara » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:29 am

Yes, it was spam. Please don't re=post this sort of thing if it happens again, folks. It just adds to the clean-up problem.

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by swooping » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:02 pm

My dzogchen community friends,

Is it generally recommended, when doing the rushen, to follow the Precious vase numbers even if one has no plan to do SMS certification?

If so, do you 700,000 purifications of the loka before moving on to the rest?

Also, since I can't take a three day retreat, would I do rushen of the body a total of 48 hours to make up three days in retreat?
When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom When I look outside and see that I am everything,that is love. And between these two, my life turns.
– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by Matt J » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:12 pm

I take it you did not take the online SMS Base course recommended earlier, which explains all of this?
swooping wrote:My dzogchen community friends,

Is it generally recommended, when doing the rushen, to follow the Precious vase numbers even if one has no plan to do SMS certification?

If so, do you 700,000 purifications of the loka before moving on to the rest?

Also, since I can't take a three day retreat, would I do rushen of the body a total of 48 hours to make up three days in retreat?
"The essence of meditation practice is to let go of all your expectations about meditation. All the qualities of your natural mind -- peace, openness, relaxation, and clarity -- are present in your mind just as it is. You don't have to do anything different. You don't have to shift or change your awareness. All you have to do while observing your mind is to recognize the qualities it already has."
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by swooping » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:50 pm

Matt J wrote:I take it you did not take the online SMS Base course recommended earlier, which explains all of this?
No I didn't. I have the MP3 teachings on the 7 lojong and have been focusing on that. I really liked the look of the SMS Base course but I didn't sign up immediately and, apparently, it slipped my mind.

Now I know where to look (I think I can still sign up and listen to the MP3 of what I missed).
Thank you.
When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom When I look outside and see that I am everything,that is love. And between these two, my life turns.
– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Love is the magician who pulls man out of his own hat
- Ben Hecht

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by Tigersnest » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:14 am

Does anyone know how to get in touch with the Sangha of Dzogchen community in Norway??
Thanks

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by shanehanner » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:05 am

florin wrote:
swooping wrote:
Also, many practices have books, CDs and DVD available. Does anyone have any opinions on which is a better way to start learning the process?
Find out what practices interests you the most and buy the books and cds for that and concentrate on learning them .

If you are interested in dzogchen start with the lojongs semdzins and rushans.
Do you recommend any books or videos specifically for the lojongs semdzins and rushans?

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by florin » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:18 am

"Precious vase" is very good for this.
On a more extensive list of semdzins have a look at "the 21 semdzin of dzogchen upadesha"
Also there are other booklets on specific ngondros related to longsal but cant remember how they are called..

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by lelopa » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:19 am

Why not trying this one:
"Teachings on Lojongs, Rushens and Semdzins" by ChNN

http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?m ... cts_id=284
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by shanehanner » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:26 pm

lelopa wrote:Why not trying this one:
"Teachings on Lojongs, Rushens and Semdzins" by ChNN

http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?m ... cts_id=284
I have watched a video and listened to some of the webcast recordings in the member area, both of which went over various semdzins but have not received these teachings live from him...Is it okay to order this text then?

Thank you to all of of you for the recommendations :smile:

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by T. Chokyi » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:22 pm

shanehanner wrote:
lelopa wrote:Why not trying this one:
"Teachings on Lojongs, Rushens and Semdzins" by ChNN

http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?m ... cts_id=284
I have watched a video and listened to some of the webcast recordings in the member area, both of which went over various semdzins but have not received these teachings live from him...Is it okay to order this text then?

Thank you to all of of you for the recommendations :smile:
Yes, if you received transmission from CHNN and you are a member of DC. Whenever anybody is in doubt about ordering they can use the contact page here:

http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?m ... contact_us

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