How Many Transmissions?

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How Many Transmissions?

Post by wisdom » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:00 am

How many transmissions can a Dzogchen student receive?
Should one strive to receive transmission from as many Gurus as possible when the opportunity arises?
Also assuming that you receive transmission from a Guru who is very busy and travels, how does one know when/how to progress with teachings when the teacher might be practically inaccessible due to traveling and having hundreds or thousands of students?

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Re: How Many Transmissions?

Post by heart » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:04 am

wisdom wrote:How many transmissions can a Dzogchen student receive?
Should one strive to receive transmission from as many Gurus as possible when the opportunity arises?
Also assuming that you receive transmission from a Guru who is very busy and travels, how does one know when/how to progress with teachings when the teacher might be practically inaccessible due to traveling and having hundreds or thousands of students?
1. Many
2. Not necessary.
3. That is the situation with most Dzogchen teachers visiting the west. You use whatever means you can and follow the instructions you have received. Don't expect being treated like a very close disciple, in fact don't expect anything just do the best you can from every situation.

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Re: How Many Transmissions?

Post by Sönam » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:26 am

heart wrote:
wisdom wrote:...
Also assuming that you receive transmission from a Guru who is very busy and travels, how does one know when/how to progress with teachings when the teacher might be practically inaccessible due to traveling and having hundreds or thousands of students?
...
3. That is the situation with most Dzogchen teachers visiting the west. You use whatever means you can and follow the instructions you have received. Don't expect being treated like a very close disciple, in fact don't expect anything just do the best you can from every situation.

/magnus
also practicing Guru Yoga, the buddha inside may tell you what to do ... if you trust him.

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By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
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Re: How Many Transmissions?

Post by Malcolm » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:55 pm

wisdom wrote:How many transmissions can a Dzogchen student receive?
Should one strive to receive transmission from as many Gurus as possible when the opportunity arises?
Also assuming that you receive transmission from a Guru who is very busy and travels, how does one know when/how to progress with teachings when the teacher might be practically inaccessible due to traveling and having hundreds or thousands of students?

Limitless.

That depends on you. I have received teachings from perhaps forty gurus. Most of them Nyingma. I received Dzogchen transmission from seven of them. Three of them I am close to and have received may transmissions from. One is my primary root guru, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, though in reality for me they are all Vajrasattva, but in the end, I am a Dzogchen Community person.
Rely on your vajra brothers and sisters. They will help you.

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Re: How Many Transmissions?

Post by wisdom » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:05 pm

Thanks everyone! I am taking transmission on the 20th from ChNN. I'll also be meeting some local students this weekend for an explanation.

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Re: How Many Transmissions?

Post by Pero » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:54 pm

wisdom wrote:Thanks everyone! I am taking transmission on the 20th from ChNN. I'll also be meeting some local students this weekend for an explanation.
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