Namkha arte-sky gazing

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Fa Dao
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Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by Fa Dao » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:42 pm

Is this a Tregchod practice? Does anyone know if ChNNR teaches this and in which book? Any info on this would be helpful
"But if you know how to observe yourself, you will discover your real nature, the primordial state, the state of Guruyoga, and then all will become clear because you will have discovered everything"-Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by Josef » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:07 pm

Yes.
Here is a bit from a DC website.
http://dzogchen.ca/2010/07/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by pensum » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:19 pm

There are excellent teachings by Tulku Urgyen on this practice in a chapter entitled Space, in Quintessential Dzogchen (Rangjung Yeshe Publications) pp 190-196. Adeu Rinpoche also gives a brief but essential teaching on this practice in Freedom from Bondage pp 74-76 (also published by Rangjung Yeshe). Of course, this is no replacement for direct teachings from a qualified master, but they might satisfy your curiosity until you get the opportunity to receive them.

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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by heart » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:54 pm

pensum wrote:There are excellent teachings by Tulku Urgyen on this practice in a chapter entitled Space, in Quintessential Dzogchen (Rangjung Yeshe Publications) pp 190-196. Adeu Rinpoche also gives a brief but essential teaching on this practice in Freedom from Bondage pp 74-76 (also published by Rangjung Yeshe). Of course, this is no replacement for direct teachings from a qualified master, but they might satisfy your curiosity until you get the opportunity to receive them.
Great to see you here M. :smile:

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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by pensum » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:28 am

heart wrote:
pensum wrote:There are excellent teachings by Tulku Urgyen on this practice in a chapter entitled Space, in Quintessential Dzogchen (Rangjung Yeshe Publications) pp 190-196. Adeu Rinpoche also gives a brief but essential teaching on this practice in Freedom from Bondage pp 74-76 (also published by Rangjung Yeshe). Of course, this is no replacement for direct teachings from a qualified master, but they might satisfy your curiosity until you get the opportunity to receive them.
Great to see you here M. :smile:

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hey big man!
just thought i should make sure you're not getting into too much trouble.

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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by Pero » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:58 am

Fa Dao wrote:Does anyone know if ChNNR teaches this and in which book? Any info on this would be helpful
It's also in "An Introduction To The Practice Of Contemplation" and "The Cycle of Day and Night" (the commentary on it).
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by Silent Bob » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:32 am

pensum wrote:
heart wrote: Great to see you here M. :smile:
/magnus
hey big man!
just thought i should make sure you're not getting into too much trouble.
He needs someone to keep an eye on him.
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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by heart » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:52 am

Silent Bob wrote:
pensum wrote:
heart wrote: Great to see you here M. :smile:
/magnus
hey big man!
just thought i should make sure you're not getting into too much trouble.
He needs someone to keep an eye on him.
So true, keep getting in to trouble here. :smile:

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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by Fa Dao » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:50 pm

thanks everybody..
Pero...apparently I was having a senior moment...I have had Cycle of Day and Night for almost 20 years...totally forgot that was in the commentary section...am rereading the whole book again
"But if you know how to observe yourself, you will discover your real nature, the primordial state, the state of Guruyoga, and then all will become clear because you will have discovered everything"-Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by Fa Dao » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:49 pm

Does anyone know where this practice originated from?
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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by Malcolm » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:52 pm

Fa Dao wrote:Does anyone know where this practice originated from?
The original form of sky gazing come from the perfection of wisdom sutras.

But Namkhai arte is not just gazing at sky since it is connected with Dzogchen view.
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Re: Namkha arte-sky gazing

Post by Fa Dao » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:39 pm

So then it was adapted from the Prajnaparamita teachings using the Dzogchen view...interesting. Any idea of who first taught it in this context?
"But if you know how to observe yourself, you will discover your real nature, the primordial state, the state of Guruyoga, and then all will become clear because you will have discovered everything"-Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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