Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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Post by florin » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:30 am

Hansei wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Is there any good and reliable explanation on the Internet about how to do it that way?

There is an interesting Vajrasattva Mind Terma by Jigme Puntsok Rinpoche that can be practised without an empowerment.
This is the subject of a book by a senior teacher of Larung Gar Khenpo Yeshe Puntsok and is very beautifully ilustrated with lots and lots of details of how to visualise and practice the sadhana.

https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/vajrasattva-meditation

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Post by javier.espinoza.t » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:52 am

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:12 pm
any news from Rinpoche?
any? is he ok?
what are you doing

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Post by LolCat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:22 pm

Regarding the upcoming webcast from Merigar west, is it about how Rinpoche would advise practicing fixation on an object to relax the mind to recognize the state of guru yoga more easily?

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Post by florin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:54 pm

LolCat wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Regarding the upcoming webcast from Merigar west, is it about how Rinpoche would advise practicing fixation on an object to relax the mind to recognize the state of guru yoga more easily?
As the title says it is just an introduction to contemplation.
Based on the program of this retreat it appears that the teachings won't go beyond shine.
The state of dzogchen comes a little later but judging by the program they won't go into it this time.
But yes, going back to your question, this state of calm presence and stability is indispensable capacity for remaining in a state of GY without distraction.

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Post by LoveFromColorado » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:10 pm

Hi all, is this an open webcast for folks who have not received direct introduction (like myself)? If so, is there a link? I don't see one on the schedule page:

http://melong.com/events_listing/italy- ... 0-14-2018/

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Post by LolCat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:35 pm

florin wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:54 pm
LolCat wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Regarding the upcoming webcast from Merigar west, is it about how Rinpoche would advise practicing fixation on an object to relax the mind to recognize the state of guru yoga more easily?
As the title says it is just an introduction to contemplation.
Based on the program of this retreat it appears that the teachings won't go beyond shine.
The state of dzogchen comes a little later but judging by the program they won't go into it this time.
But yes, going back to your question, this state of calm presence and stability is indispensable capacity for remaining in a state of GY without distraction.
Thank you, that makes sense. I always understood contemplation to be the state of GY the way Rinpoche uses it, so I was wondering how the topics relate to GY.
LoveFromColorado wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:10 pm
Hi all, is this an open webcast for folks who have not received direct introduction (like myself)? If so, is there a link? I don't see one on the schedule page:

http://melong.com/events_listing/italy- ... 0-14-2018/
I am nowhere near sure about this (you should probably wait for a response from a more experienced practitioner), but going by florin's response, it seems like the retreat is mainly about shine(shamatha/calm abiding), which should be okay for people without DI to attend and as florin said, it's a great practice even after you have been introduced.
The webcast should be at webcast.dzogchen.net.

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Post by LoveFromColorado » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks LolCat. I don't see times listed as to when the webcast is beginning. I looked at webcast.dzogchen.net earlier (thanks for the link!) but the "LIVE STREAM & MOBILE STREAM" page just spins. Do you know when this should begin by chance?

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Post by LolCat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:49 pm

Here is the schedule, nothing here looks like it needs transmissions, except for the ganapuja. I think you missed the first session, which is why nothing is showing up, hopefully it shouldn't be difficult to continue on from the next session.

10 - 14 August, Merigar West Retreat
"Introduction to Contemplation"
based on Chögyal Namkhai Norbu indications

all times are Merigar West time [gmt+2:00]


Friday, August 10



17.00-18.30
Introduction to the Practice of Concentration



Fabio Andrico




Saturday, August 11
10.00-12.00



What is the calm state: how to find and become familiar with it.
• Practicing concentration on an object interspersed with breathing exercises
to relax tension.



Costantino Albini



16.00-18.00
How to work with distracting thoughts and drowsiness and what is the duration of the practice.
• Practicing concentration on an object interspersed with breathing exercises.



Igor Legati

Sunday, August 12
10.00-12.00



The phase in which thoughts arise in a strong way and other problems during meditation:
• Practicing concentration on an object interspersed with breathing exercises.


Stoffelina Verdonk



16.00-18.00
• Recap of practicing concentration on an object interspersed with breathing exercises.



Fabio Risolo


Monday, August 13
10.00-12.00
Concentration without an object:
what movement / not being distracted by thoughts/advice about the proliferation of thoughts.
• Practicing concentration without an object interspersed with exercises to relax.


Elio Guarisco




Monday, August 13
16.00-18.00



Experiences that arise from concentrating without an object.



• Practicing concentration without an object interspersed with exercises to relax.



Steven Landsberg




Tuesday, August 14
10.00-12.00



The Principle of the Three Wisdoms and How to continue the Practice.



• Practicing concentration without an object interspersed with exercises to relax.



Costantino Albini




12.00-13.00 Ganapuja

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Post by LoveFromColorado » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:06 pm

Thanks LolCat! One last question - where do you see that schedule? I'm finding bits here and there but I don't see that list anywhere that you sent.

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Post by LolCat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:13 pm

I got a reminder by email. I think it may be because I have a DC membership, I am not sure if it is possible to sign up on a mailing list somewhere without being a member.

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Post by Aryjna » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:20 pm

LolCat wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:35 pm
florin wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:54 pm
LolCat wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Regarding the upcoming webcast from Merigar west, is it about how Rinpoche would advise practicing fixation on an object to relax the mind to recognize the state of guru yoga more easily?
As the title says it is just an introduction to contemplation.
Based on the program of this retreat it appears that the teachings won't go beyond shine.
The state of dzogchen comes a little later but judging by the program they won't go into it this time.
But yes, going back to your question, this state of calm presence and stability is indispensable capacity for remaining in a state of GY without distraction.
Thank you, that makes sense. I always understood contemplation to be the state of GY the way Rinpoche uses it, so I was wondering how the topics relate to GY.
LoveFromColorado wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:10 pm
Hi all, is this an open webcast for folks who have not received direct introduction (like myself)? If so, is there a link? I don't see one on the schedule page:

http://melong.com/events_listing/italy- ... 0-14-2018/
I am nowhere near sure about this (you should probably wait for a response from a more experienced practitioner), but going by florin's response, it seems like the retreat is mainly about shine(shamatha/calm abiding), which should be okay for people without DI to attend and as florin said, it's a great practice even after you have been introduced.
The webcast should be at webcast.dzogchen.net.
Judging from the description I think they mean it is teachings related to this book https://shop.shangshungfoundation.com/e ... 05614.html

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Post by LolCat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:22 pm

Whoops, does that mean you should have DI before participating since it's a restricted text? My bad if that's the case.

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Post by Aryjna » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:25 pm

LolCat wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:22 pm
Whoops, does that mean you should have DI before participating since it's a restricted text? My bad if that's the case.
As it is open even though it is taught by students, I doubt that you are supposed to have received the transmission, but I am not sure.

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Post by Norwegian » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:39 pm

The aforementioned book itself is restricted and you need to have received DI from ChNN before you can order it.

As for the retreat itself, it is marked as an open webcast. It will not have direct introduction, and seems to be focusing on the aspect of shamatha only.

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Post by LoveFromColorado » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:52 pm

Thanks all! Last dumb question - where does one become a member?

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Post by florin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:04 pm

LoveFromColorado wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:52 pm
Thanks all! Last dumb question - where does one become a member?
You can find some useful information here.
http://tsegyalgar.org/membership/tsegya ... embership/

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:45 pm

Did any of today's retreat get streamed? I either had the time wrong or simply didn't get through.
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Post by Aryjna » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:04 am

It is starting now.

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Post by amanitamusc » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:12 pm

Very nice teachings by the Italian Brothers and Sisters!

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Post by oldbob » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:50 pm

amanitamusc wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Very nice teachings by the Italian Brothers and Sisters!
:good:

Yes, there are many long time practitioners who have achieved something from their practice that would be useful to share.

While Elio and Adriano are known outside of Merigar, the others are not. These are all outstanding practitioners / teachers. Perhaps some can Transmit.

See also:
REPLAY

June 8-12, 2018
THE MIRROR OF THE MIND

Many excellent teachings: see especially Elio's outstanding and exceptional Teachings on Rushen.

You have to be a member to sign in to the replay.

https://webcast.dzogchen.net/index.php?id=replay-html5

The free open link is up now from the Gompa in Merigar:

https://webcast.dzogchen.net/index.php?id=live-stream

Now a silly internal loop from the video camera - but you can see that the link works.

It is nice that they are now doing this. Many will get the benefit.

:group:

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