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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:50 am
by Dorje Shedrub
Does the DC community have any recommendations on where to get a reliable and affordable chod damaru?.

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:41 pm
by kirtu
Dorje Shedrub wrote:Does the DC community have any recommendations on where to get a reliable and affordable chod damaru?.
treehuggingoctopus has suggested that you look here: http://shop.dzam.org/index.php?route=pr ... ame=damaru

One final time: Issues dealing with money or structure or power in the Dzogchen Community are external to the scope of this thread and will be removed.

:focus:

Kirt

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:11 pm
by treehuggingoctopus
kirtu wrote:
Dorje Shedrub wrote:Does the DC community have any recommendations on where to get a reliable and affordable chod damaru?.
treehuggingoctopus has suggested that you look here: http://shop.dzam.org/index.php?route=pr ... ame=damaru
The Chod damaru there is out of stock.

Malcolm recommended these damarus some time ago:

http://www.damaruworks.com/damaru

They certainly aren't cheap, but they are astoundingly beautiful, durable for sure - and sound fantastic (a musician friend of mine tells me). You probably won't find anything more reliable anywhere in the world.

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:25 pm
by T. Chokyi
Dorje Shedrub wrote:Does the DC community have any recommendations on where to get a reliable and affordable chod damaru?.

http://www.tibetantreasures.com/Chod_Dr ... _Drum.html

I phoned when I bought one and they offered a 10% discount. The tail and the case is
also included. I have had no problems with any of the orders I've placed with Tibetan Treasures.

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:56 pm
by Bhusuku
treehuggingoctopus wrote:http://www.damaruworks.com/damaru
can anybody enlighten me what "highly secret ’35 Dakini Blood" means?

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:43 pm
by Dronma
kirtu wrote: One final time: Issues dealing with money or structure or power in the Dzogchen Community are external to the scope of this thread and will be removed.

:focus:

Kirt
A wise decision.
Thank you. :namaste:

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:55 pm
by Dorje Shedrub
Thanks for the suggestions. Ive found various places but don't know if they are made correctly according to tantra, or even if that is a concern in the DC.

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:06 am
by Dronma
Dorje Shedrub wrote:Thanks for the suggestions. Ive found various places but don't know if they are made correctly according to tantra, or even if that is a concern in the DC.
I never heard special suggestions in the DC until now.
A damaru is just a damaru. A vajra and bell is just a vajra and bell.
Of course, there are always better qualities, and not so good qualities of all these instruments.
It depends on your budget.

But this is not the main point in Dzogchen. You can even do any practice without any instrument.

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:46 pm
by Sönam
nevertheless, I've heard Rinpoché saying once that a good sound for the bell was important ... but of course never sooo important.

Sönam

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:22 am
by Fa Dao
I ordered a chod drum from here... http://shop.fpmt.org/Chod-Drum_p_729.html
price was good, drum has a decent sound to it, came with case, tail etc. Not at the level of what damaruworks makes but very functional

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:35 pm
by oldbob
Fa Dao wrote:I ordered a chod drum from here... http://shop.fpmt.org/Chod-Drum_p_729.html
price was good, drum has a decent sound to it, came with case, tail etc. Not at the level of what damaruworks makes but very functional
Looks like a great price for the West.

Check out:

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.ph ... =chod+drum

Note: number 5 the conch ring. This is not just decorative, and having a good one, in the right place, makes all the difference in the world.

This is what the bottom of your hand rests on, and pushes against. Your thumb and first finger can control the drum, in a good way, only if the conch ring is in the right place. This has to be adjusted for the size of your hand to get the distance from the drum right.

https://www.google.com/search?q=chod+dr ... B500%3B369

Except for the conch ring, all qualifications of the drum, as described in phantom59's post are not / not necessary to perform the chod. I agree with his comments about the wood Kangling: the bone version is also hard to explain to a customs officer, should you be traveling. :smile:

So you might inquire about the conch ring. You should also make sure that you "like" the drum they send you and if not, exchange it until you find one you like. The easiest way to learn is to sit on the Chodpa(ma)'s right, and do monkey see, monkey do. This is how I learned from ChNNR. In the old days this was possible. Playing along with the video will also work.

http://www.shangshungstore.org/index.ph ... ]=chod+dvd

Happy offering.

ob

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:19 am
by Dronma
Webcast Reminder - July 13th special OPEN webcast from Kunsangar North, on occasion of the Inauguration of Shang Shung Institute, Russia.

On July 13th, there will be an OPEN webcast from Kunsangar North, on occasion of the Inauguration of Shang Shung Institute, Russia.

10:00 GMT+4 Brief Introduction and the Public Talk by CHOGYAL NAMKHAI NORBU on the history and culture of Tibet.

11:30 GMT+4 Presentation of the School of Tibetan Medicine and SSI Russia.

It is also possible that other related events will be webcasted as well, so stay with us!

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:53 pm
by lama tsewang
hello please help me. i am writing because i would like to know how i can get access to archives of all the past webcasts of CHNNR .
Secondly , I see that there are no webcasts mentioned for the rest of this year on the schedule site, yet i see that CHNR is doing many retreats???
Am i missing something , I need some guidance as to what to do.
Please.
Tsewang

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:06 pm
by Lhasa
lama tsewang wrote:hello please help me. i am writing because i would like to know how i can get access to archives of all the past webcasts of CHNNR .
Secondly , I see that there are no webcasts mentioned for the rest of this year on the schedule site, yet i see that CHNR is doing many retreats???
Am i missing something , I need some guidance as to what to do.
Please.
Tsewang
Are you a member of the Dzogchen Community? If you are a member, you can log in at the webcast site and also at the archive site. That archive site only has the last few months of retreats, not all of them. I don't know how you would get those.
Melong.com has Rinpoche's schedule. It is usually up-to-date.

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:31 am
by Dronma
lama tsewang wrote:hello please help me. i am writing because i would like to know how i can get access to archives of all the past webcasts of CHNNR .
Secondly , I see that there are no webcasts mentioned for the rest of this year on the schedule site, yet i see that CHNR is doing many retreats???
Am i missing something , I need some guidance as to what to do.
Please.
Tsewang

Hello Lama Tsewang.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche's new schedule for 2013-2014:
http://www.melong.com/retreats.html

About the past webcasts of Rinpoche, firstly it is necessary that you have received all those transmissions by him.
Then you can ask Shang Shung Institute for the relevant CDs and DVDs:
http://www.shangshungstore.org/

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:56 am
by lama tsewang
arent the webcasts archived?

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:58 am
by lama tsewang
i already saw that site with the lists of retreats but what of the webcasts?
where?
for instance someone here said theres a webcast now sometime this weekend

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:59 am
by lama tsewang
how to become a member of the dzogchen community?

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:09 am
by MalaBeads
Lama Tsewang,

If you visit the website of Tsegyalgar East there is a tab along the top that says 'Membership". All the info about how to become a member of Dzogchen Community can be found there.

If you become a member you will automatically receive email notices of all upcoming webcasts.

To the best of my knowledge there is no webcast this weekend but there is a Worldwide Transmission of GuruYoga on July 17th at 8pm PDT (check for the the Time Zone Converter site for the time in your area).

Hope this is useful.

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:41 am
by Lhasa
lama tsewang wrote:i already saw that site with the lists of retreats but what of the webcasts?
where?
for instance someone here said theres a webcast now sometime this weekend
All of the retreats are webcast,as far as I know... some of them may be a closed webcast for members only.
Here is a link to the webcast page.

http://www.shangshunginstitute.net/webcast/video.php