Invocation of Samantabhadra

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Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by DGA » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:40 pm

hi ho

regarding the "Invocation to Samantabhadra" that is published in Dzogchen Invocations, Shang Shung Edizioni: is this the same text that is also translated (different translation I assume) and published as "The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo" in Quintessential Dzogchen?

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Re: Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by heart » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:26 pm

Jikan wrote:hi ho

regarding the "Invocation to Samantabhadra" that is published in Dzogchen Invocations, Shang Shung Edizioni: is this the same text that is also translated (different translation I assume) and published as "The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo" in Quintessential Dzogchen?

many thanks
Yes.

/magnus
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Re: Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by Fa Dao » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:56 pm

I know that ChNNR is giving a retreat for this in LA next week. What is its purpose? How is it used/practiced?
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Re: Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by Malcolm » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:59 pm

Fa Dao wrote:I know that ChNNR is giving a retreat for this in LA next week. What is its purpose? How is it used/practiced?

It is an essential teaching on the basis, and how ignorance happens and what to do about it in the form of a beautiful aspiration. It comes from a long tantra from the Gongpa Zangthal cycle
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Re: Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by heart » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:29 pm

Fa Dao wrote:I know that ChNNR is giving a retreat for this in LA next week. What is its purpose? How is it used/practiced?
From the text itself
Ah Ho!
Hereafter, whenever a powerful yogin
With his or her Awareness radiant and free from delusion Recites this very powerful prayer,
then all who hear it Will achieve enlightenment within three lifetimes.
During a solar or lunar eclipse, during an earthquake, or when the earth rumbles,
At the solstices or the new year you should visualize Kungtuzangpo.
And if you pray loudly so all can hear,
Then beings of the three realms will be gradually liberated from suffering,
Through the prayer of the yogin and will finally achieve enlightenment.
/magnus
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"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by DGA » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:50 pm

thanks everyone.

I'm attending the Los Angeles retreat, hence my question.

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Post by Sally Gross » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:58 pm

Jikan wrote:thanks everyone.

I'm attending the Los Angeles retreat, hence my question.
Enjoy and benefit! Hopefully I'll be there with you, albeit in Cape Town, via the webcast. :smile:
Dukkham eva hi, na koci dukkhito,
kaarako na, kiriyaa va vijjati,
atthi nibbuti, na nibbuto pumaa,
maggam atthi, gamako na vijjati


Suffering there certainly is, but no sufferer,
no doer, though certainly the deed is found.
peace is achieved, but no-one's appeased,
the way is walked, but no walker's to be found.

- Visuddhimagga XVI, 90

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Re: Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by florin » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:12 pm

heart wrote:
Fa Dao wrote:I know that ChNNR is giving a retreat for this in LA next week. What is its purpose? How is it used/practiced?
From the text itself
Ah Ho!
Hereafter, whenever a powerful yogin
With his or her Awareness radiant and free from delusion Recites this very powerful prayer,
then all who hear it Will achieve enlightenment within three lifetimes.
During a solar or lunar eclipse, during an earthquake, or when the earth rumbles,
At the solstices or the new year you should visualize Kungtuzangpo.
And if you pray loudly so all can hear,
Then beings of the three realms will be gradually liberated from suffering,
Through the prayer of the yogin and will finally achieve enlightenment.
/magnus
but what happens if one is not a powerful yogin?

what are the benefits i wonder ?
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Re: Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by Jacob » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:19 pm

Alpha, of course you are a powerful yogin! Just sometimes don't see it. :namaste:

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Re: Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by florin » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:41 pm

Jacob wrote:Alpha, of course you are a powerful yogin! Just sometimes don't see it. :namaste:
Ah, yes ...i knew there must be something.....
Because lately i've managed to have my cofee only with one sugar instead of two... :twothumbsup:
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Re: Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by DGA » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:54 pm

alpha wrote:
but what happens if one is not a powerful yogin?

what are the benefits i wonder ?
you become a powerful yogin.

ChNN explained this passage in different language. He translated it that if one is in a state of instant presence (rigpa), then those are the benefits. the powerful yogin is the one who is in instant presence.

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Re: Invocation of Samantabhadra

Post by cesar » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:32 pm

good morning everyone,

i was very fortunate to be able to attend this wonderful retreat. Rinpoche was amazing! wow..
they have the audio files available now:

http://tsegyalgar.org/localcenters/losa ... sretreata/

they've also posted the schedule for webcast:

Next Open Webcast
from Tsegyalgar East
beginning July 4th at 2p

Then EVERY MORNING AT 7:00

Wednesday July 4th 2P-4P Pacific.
Thursday July 5th 7A-9A Pacific.
Friday July 6th 7A-9A Pacific.
Saturday July 7th 7A-9A Pacific.
Sunday July 8th 7A-9A Pacific.
Monday July 9th 7A-9A Pacific.
Tuesday July 10th 7A-9A Pacific.

To connect when live:
http://www.shangshunginstitute.net/webcast/index.php

For more information:
http://tsegyalgar.org/localcenters/tseg ... thchoegya/


but i really encourage you and direct all my wishes for the opportunity to manifest for you to meet this great Master.

cheers,
cesar

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