That's great, but most of the words would be meaningless to a beginner. State of Ati? Semdzins? Longsal? Rushan? Semde? Upadesha?Pero wrote:http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.ph ... al#p104647Blue Garuda wrote:It would be really really helpful if someone could post here and translate the title and explain what a forthcoming retreat was going to be about. I hesitate to ask, as members are already very helpful, but it really would help a lot.
I think before attending a first session by webcast one should read 'Guruyoga' and 'The Crystal and the Way of Light' and try to have sight of the Short Tun and an explanation. I would advise joining DC before attending webcasts in order to study the texts - however catch 22 is that you need the lungs before you can study the texts to find out what the practices are about, so maybe a person should attend the last session of one retreat for the lungs and then order the relevant texts for the future retreats.Main points of Ati. It's a short text on the main points of ati (view, meditation etc.), just one page. However, Rinpoche made a commentary on it so I think he's going to teach from that as he already has some time ago. Part of it for example is an explanation of the semdzins.Longsal Atií Nadzer
Longsal Atii Gongpa Gojyed
Opening of the gate to the state of Ati. It is a form of purification of 6 lokas.
Longsal Dzogchen preliminaries, detailing a form of purification of 6 lokas combined with Vajrasatva. But text mentions also other rushan and semdzin.Longsal Atii Lam-gyi Ngondro
Introduction to the state of Ati is an explanation of 4 yogas of semde, also combined with upadesha.Longsal Atii Gongpa ngotrod teaching
I meant a REALLY simple explanation for those new to Dzogchen and the DC so that they understand what is going to be taught and how it fits in to the path.