Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by DGA » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:56 am

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:50 am
I bet my head that "keep quiet" means to avoid quarreling, gossip, speculation, and such.

Besides respecting the community and Rinpoche's family moments.

:P
Exactly this.

Also: there are some cultures with a tendency toward over-dramatic expressions of emotions in times like these. Much of the DC is based in Italy. 2 + 2 = 4.

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Post by DGA » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:58 am

Mantrik wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 pm
I may have to taser the next person who says ' relax dude' . ;)
In fairness: "Relax" isn't bad advice in times like this. Would "relax Granddad" sound better?

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by Tata1 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:01 am

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:50 am
I bet my head that "keep quiet" means to avoid quarreling, gossip, speculation, and such.

Besides respecting the community and Rinpoche's family moments.

:P
This basically.
Avoid making a big thing about little things you dont fully agree with.

Lets be vajra brothers please

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by meepits » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 am

Playing off that last sentiment, I just want to express appreciation for all the vajra siblings on this thread. Rinpoche changed my life, and despite living near Seattle there’s no Ling remotely near me, so it feels good to be in touch in some way with other practitioners for help and support. Often there’s a spirit of ego-less love in your posts, e.g. with Javi, JD, Virgo etc etc. You all rock.
And now back to :reading:

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:03 am

meepits wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 am
Playing off that last sentiment, I just want to express appreciation for all the vajra siblings on this thread. Rinpoche changed my life, and despite living near Seattle there’s no Ling remotely near me, so it feels good to be in touch in some way with other practitioners for help and support. Often there’s a spirit of ego-less love in your posts, e.g. with Javi, JD, Virgo etc etc. You all rock.
And now back to :reading:
:twothumbsup: FYI, I'm in Oly:), but yeah last I checked even the Seattle DC group is defunct...
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Post by treehuggingoctopus » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:29 am

Dearest Friends,

We would like to thank all of you for participating in such great numbers and for the affection you have shown to everyone, unconditionally.

In this period of profound reflection, we kindly ask you to continue to respect the period of mourning for Rinpoche’s transition. According to tradition, when great masters such as Chögyal Namkhai Norbu pass away, there is a three year period of mourning and reflection. As a family we kindly ask you to respect one year.

The period of mourning we are observing is inward rather than outward; it means we interiorize and carry Rinpoche forever in our hearts while we commit ourselves to preserving and protecting our memories of Him. In this regard, we kindly ask you to refrain from disseminating and posting unofficial photos, comments, and biographies (the only one authorized is the one used for the Nobel Peace Prize) as a show of respect for Rinpoche and His family. Commemorations in Rinpoche’s honor will be published in advance on the official channels.

In closing, we remind you that the image and memory of Rinpoche are a heritage for humanity and, as such, should be respected and preserved in their entirety for the benefit of future generations.

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Post by Vasana » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:16 am

For those who still find aspects of this advice slightly strange I would respectfully echo what has already been said in that we should relax and cut each other some slack in these times. It's highly likely that we are not seeing the full picture. We do not know all of the finer details and circumstances behind these communications and now is not the time to speculate about these either. Let's trust that what is being recommended is at least for ours, if not all being's benefit.
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by Hansei » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:17 pm

meepits wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 am
Playing off that last sentiment, I just want to express appreciation for all the vajra siblings on this thread. Rinpoche changed my life, and despite living near Seattle there’s no Ling remotely near me, so it feels good to be in touch in some way with other practitioners for help and support. Often there’s a spirit of ego-less love in your posts, e.g. with Javi, JD, Virgo etc etc. You all rock.
And now back to :reading:
I had a similar thought yesterday. I am very grateful to have this place to come, learn, receive help, and feel in touch with vajra siblings. :smile:

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Post by oldbob » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:16 pm

Hansei wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:17 pm
meepits wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 am
Playing off that last sentiment, I just want to express appreciation for all the vajra siblings on this thread. Rinpoche changed my life, and despite living near Seattle there’s no Ling remotely near me, so it feels good to be in touch in some way with other practitioners for help and support. Often there’s a spirit of ego-less love in your posts, e.g. with Javi, JD, Virgo etc etc. You all rock.
And now back to :reading:
I had a similar thought yesterday. I am very grateful to have this place to come, learn, receive help, and feel in touch with vajra siblings. :smile:


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Post by Dorje Shedrub » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:10 am

Does the 25 spaces of Samantabhadra have any visualizations?

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Post by heart » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:44 am

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:10 am
Does the 25 spaces of Samantabhadra have any visualizations?

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no

/magnus
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Post by passel » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:13 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:03 am
meepits wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 am
Playing off that last sentiment, I just want to express appreciation for all the vajra siblings on this thread. Rinpoche changed my life, and despite living near Seattle there’s no Ling remotely near me, so it feels good to be in touch in some way with other practitioners for help and support. Often there’s a spirit of ego-less love in your posts, e.g. with Javi, JD, Virgo etc etc. You all rock.
And now back to :reading:
:twothumbsup: FYI, I'm in Oly:), but yeah last I checked even the Seattle DC group is defunct...
Keep an eye out for Tulku Yeshi.
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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:43 pm

passel wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:13 am
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:03 am
meepits wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 am
Playing off that last sentiment, I just want to express appreciation for all the vajra siblings on this thread. Rinpoche changed my life, and despite living near Seattle there’s no Ling remotely near me, so it feels good to be in touch in some way with other practitioners for help and support. Often there’s a spirit of ego-less love in your posts, e.g. with Javi, JD, Virgo etc etc. You all rock.
And now back to :reading:
:twothumbsup: FYI, I'm in Oly:), but yeah last I checked even the Seattle DC group is defunct...
Keep an eye out for Tulku Yeshi.
I've taken a number of teachings with Tulku Yeshi, he's really great, and has a wonderful sense of humor, definitely a teacher with some serious mojo, and i'm glad he's accessible, in fact generally there are lots of great teachers I have access to. Still, I wish here was an active DC group somewhere around.
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Post by Dorje Shedrub » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:18 pm

Is Tulka Yeshe still involved in the DC? Someone here posted that he wasn't.

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Post by Norwegian » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:40 pm

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Is Tulka Yeshe still involved in the DC? Someone here posted that he wasn't.

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The Tulku Yeshi mentioned here is not Yeshi Namkhai, son of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, but this teacher: https://herukainstitute.org/about/

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Post by Aryjna » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:03 pm

They are not webcasting the practices anymore after all? The previous one was not webcasted, and this one again seems to be offline.

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Post by Dorje Shedrub » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:52 pm

Norwegian wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Is Tulka Yeshe still involved in the DC? Someone here posted that he wasn't.

DS
The Tulku Yeshi mentioned here is not Yeshi Namkhai, son of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, but this teacher: https://herukainstitute.org/about/
Thanks for clarifying.

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by ratna » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:33 pm

Jamyang Norbu reminisces about ChNN:
Sometime in the mid-eighties Namkhai Norbu visited my uncle Rakra Trulku at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Switzerland. During their after-dinner conversation Namkhai Norbu asked my uncle if he would like to experience a “mirror divination” (tib. tra-pab). My uncle was curious and so Namkhai Norbu pulled out a brass melong mirror and set it up on the dining table.

He began chanting and tossing grains of rice on the mirror surface. My uncle told me that soon the mirror surface began to cloud over and a vision appeared. Rakra Rimpoche did not tell me what he saw and I did not press him. But some of the Tibetan children at Pestalozzi who were crowding around the two lamas and looking to be entertained, later told me of their experiences that evening. They all saw different things – fleeting landscapes, people and so on. Nothing of consequence. One girl told me that she saw Tibetan letters appearing and disappearing on the mirror surface. She took up Tibetan Studies later in life.

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Post by Norwegian » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:54 pm

ratna wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Jamyang Norbu reminisces about ChNN:
Sometime in the mid-eighties Namkhai Norbu visited my uncle Rakra Trulku at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Switzerland. During their after-dinner conversation Namkhai Norbu asked my uncle if he would like to experience a “mirror divination” (tib. tra-pab). My uncle was curious and so Namkhai Norbu pulled out a brass melong mirror and set it up on the dining table.

He began chanting and tossing grains of rice on the mirror surface. My uncle told me that soon the mirror surface began to cloud over and a vision appeared. Rakra Rimpoche did not tell me what he saw and I did not press him. But some of the Tibetan children at Pestalozzi who were crowding around the two lamas and looking to be entertained, later told me of their experiences that evening. They all saw different things – fleeting landscapes, people and so on. Nothing of consequence. One girl told me that she saw Tibetan letters appearing and disappearing on the mirror surface. She took up Tibetan Studies later in life.
Wonderful. Thanks for posting this.

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:27 pm

ratna wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Jamyang Norbu reminisces about ChNN:
Sometime in the mid-eighties Namkhai Norbu visited my uncle Rakra Trulku at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Switzerland. During their after-dinner conversation Namkhai Norbu asked my uncle if he would like to experience a “mirror divination” (tib. tra-pab). My uncle was curious and so Namkhai Norbu pulled out a brass melong mirror and set it up on the dining table.

He began chanting and tossing grains of rice on the mirror surface. My uncle told me that soon the mirror surface began to cloud over and a vision appeared. Rakra Rimpoche did not tell me what he saw and I did not press him. But some of the Tibetan children at Pestalozzi who were crowding around the two lamas and looking to be entertained, later told me of their experiences that evening. They all saw different things – fleeting landscapes, people and so on. Nothing of consequence. One girl told me that she saw Tibetan letters appearing and disappearing on the mirror surface. She took up Tibetan Studies later in life.
beautiful, bro, thx.
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