Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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Post by swooping » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:14 am

Malcolm wrote:
swooping wrote: Is lojong a general term that refers to multiple systems of meditation?
Yes.
Ah, thank you. That makes sense then.
Are the 59 slogans that are popularly practiced in the dzogchen community?
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 Kim O'Hara » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:01 am

Thank you for self-moderating, guys :smile: (you know who you are).
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by Malcolm » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:04 pm

swooping wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
swooping wrote: Is lojong a general term that refers to multiple systems of meditation?
Yes.
Ah, thank you. That makes sense then.
Are the 59 slogans that are popularly practiced in the dzogchen community?
No.

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by swooping » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:27 pm

Malcolm wrote:
swooping wrote:
Ah, thank you. That makes sense then.
Are the 59 slogans that are popularly practiced in the dzogchen community?
No.[/quote]

I got distracted by the lively (!) conversation on rigpa-through-books (thanks for posting such great info there btw), but I wanted to make sure to say thanks for that. It probably should have been obvious to me, but that has cleared up a lot of confusion for me.
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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Post by Matt J » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:58 pm

Based on your questions, you might be interested in this course:

http://tsegyalgar.org/theteachings/smsbase/

It's posted with MP3s so you could easily catch up.
swooping wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
swooping wrote:
Ah, thank you. That makes sense then.
Are the 59 slogans that are popularly practiced in the dzogchen community?
No.
I got distracted by the lively (!) conversation on rigpa-through-books (thanks for posting such great info there btw), but I wanted to make sure to say thanks for that. It probably should have been obvious to me, but that has cleared up a lot of confusion for me.[/quote]
"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."
--- Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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Post by swooping » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:18 pm

That looks great, 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

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Post by Malcolm » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:43 pm

swooping wrote: I got distracted by the lively (!) conversation on rigpa-through-books (thanks for posting such great info there btw), but I wanted to make sure to say thanks for that. It probably should have been obvious to me, but that has cleared up a lot of confusion for me.
The Seven Mind trainings are a unique system which originally comes from the Vima sNying thig. These days it is most popularly summarized by the Chetsun sNying thig, and there is a long commentary on them by Jigme Lingpa as well. Longchenpa also wrote three commentaries on the Seventh Lojong, which can be found in the Lama Yangthig.

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Post by swooping » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:36 pm

Malcolm wrote:
swooping wrote: I got distracted by the lively (!) conversation on rigpa-through-books (thanks for posting such great info there btw), but I wanted to make sure to say thanks for that. It probably should have been obvious to me, but that has cleared up a lot of confusion for me.
The Seven Mind trainings are a unique system which originally comes from the Vima sNying thig. These days it is most popularly summarized by the Chetsun sNying thig, and there is a long commentary on them by Jigme Lingpa as well. Longchenpa also wrote three commentaries on the Seventh Lojong, which can be found in the Lama Yangthig.
It is presumably my complete ignorance of Tibetan (I got "Manual of Standard Tibetan," but have not started it yet), but I'm having trouble finding more about most of these sources. I did a Tibetan version of one, but that isn't something I can use just yet.

Are any of the resources you mention translated into english?
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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Post by Vasana » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:08 am

Anyone know if there is specific reading material associated for the current webcast?

("Tregchöd Terma of Rigdzin Jangchub Dorje")
'When alone, watch your mind. When with others, watch your speech'- Old Kadampa saying.

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Post by Norwegian » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:20 am

I believe the text Rinpoche is teaching from, is planned for translation.
"The Guru is the Buddha, the Guru is the Dharma,
The Guru is the Sangha too,
The Guru is Śrī Heruka.
The All-Creating King is the Guru."

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Post by Matt J » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:10 am

That was perhaps the clearest explanation of Dzogchen I've ever heard.
"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."
--- Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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Post by Simon E. » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:14 am

Sorry Matt, I'm not clear what was...?
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Post by Matt J » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:32 am

The "Tregchöd Terma of Rigdzin Jangchub Dorje" Webcast.
Simon E. wrote:Sorry Matt, I'm not clear what was...?
"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."
--- Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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Post by Simon E. » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:30 am

Sadhu ... :namaste:
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Post by Adamantine » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:39 pm

Matt J wrote:That was perhaps the clearest explanation of Dzogchen I've ever heard.
That was an excellent teaching. :thumbsup:
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Post by swooping » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:43 pm

thanks T. Chokyi for the resources, I appreciate them.
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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Post by swooping » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:50 pm

To those who watched the most recent livecast.

I have watched two now (one and a half), but circumstance really does not allow me to stay up live with them. I plan on becoming an official member either next month or the month after so that I can watch the replays.
iMy question is, do the teachings of the podcast apply to dzogchen practice in general, and DC practice specifically, or they each specific tansmissions. i.e.. If I have received all the lung that are generally given, can I apply the teachings in a webcast that I wasn't present for, or are they really only for people who attend live?

That was poorly worded.
I hope it made sense. Thanks.
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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Post by Virgo » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:10 pm

swooping wrote:To those who watched the most recent livecast.

I have watched two now (one and a half), but circumstance really does not allow me to stay up live with them. I plan on becoming an official member either next month or the month after so that I can watch the replays.
iMy question is, do the teachings of the podcast apply to dzogchen practice in general, and DC practice specifically, or they each specific tansmissions. i.e.. If I have received all the lung that are generally given, can I apply the teachings in a webcast that I wasn't present for, or are they really only for people who attend live?

That was poorly worded.
I hope it made sense. Thanks.
Having attened the webcasts that you have, you have already received DI from Rinpoche because he always gives it - just more formally on special occasions throughout the year.

Once you have received lungs, you can do any of those practices you just want to get the booklet that gives the explanation.

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by Jbaca » Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:10 pm

Just something helpful for the upcoming transmission
You should order the book "Guru Yoga" or on the webcast website there is a retreat resources header link that provides a couple sections of this book you can print and use if you can make a paypal donation ..

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