Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

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Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:14 pm

Question:
What are the stages in Dzogchen ?

Lopon La:

According the ZZNG Dzogchen Cycle of Teachings, we know 5 stages of Dzogchen Practice.

We have 5 different stages in the Dzogchen practice.

1 - Nangwa phelwa - the development of visions
2 - Nangwa chepa - the increasing of visions
3 - Nangwa gyepa - the extending of visions
4 - Nangwa dzogpa - the perfecting of visions
5 - Nangwa zepa - the exhaustion of visions
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Question:
In Dzogchen it says there is no need to purify things because the best way is to remain in the Natural State , but if I think a bad thought about someone but then immediately regret it, is that trace purified?

Lopon La:
No, no. That is not enough .
That is only the Sutra way, saying sorry and confessing.
The Dzogchen way is only connected with Nature and there is no need to add anything or say anything; everything is purified. There is no base, you see. It is like painting with chalk on space.

Dzogchen doesn 't need to be sorry . Just keep in Nature - that is good enough!

Dzogchen is perfect and that means that Bodhichitta, Compassion and so on are all perfected within it , so that means that there is no need to practise these individually one by one.

The result comes
through your practice,
realization and meditation
with Dzogchen

so that is why you must study Dzogchen more and more , experience and learn more and more.
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Re: Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:27 am

Question:
How can we see the divisions of the Dzogchen in Bön ?

Lopon La:
Generally, when we explain about Dzogchen there are [3 divisions]:

- Semde
- Longde
- Mengagde.

The view is just the same for these 3 , it is the Natural State. But then it depends.

LONGDE
Longde does not talk much about visions or Thögal. It mainly talks about Nature itself in many different ways. It uses many different methods to explain how everything is integrated with the Natural State - emptiness, clarity and unification, thigle nyagchig. That is Longde.

SEMDE
Semde mainly talks about Sem. 'Sem' generally means consciousness, but in this case it refers to semnyi, the Nature of Mind. But Semde teachings often just use the simple short form, just Sem. So Sem generally means consciousness, and this is the word which they use in Sutra, too - they are always saying: gtso sem gye, the 8 major consciousnesses, and the 51 sub-consciousnesses. They distinguish so many of them and have to explain the movements of each of them in detail, and that makes things so complicated! This is followed by the tsennyipa - there are so many complicated things, one after the other! They create as many [categories] as they can! They very much like to shout and debate.

MENGAGDE
From the beginning, Mengagde teachings only explain how to recognize the Natural State, how it is related to Consciousness. So wherever consciousness is, there is Nature, and wherever Nature is, that is thigle nyagchig; clear, empty Nature will always be there. It never goes away. It is similar to water and wetness, to fire and heat.

So in a similar way, wherever there is consciousness, there is Nature.


Nature has the qualities of:

- emptiness
- clarity
- unification.


We always explain it as kadag, lhundrub and nyime. That is in Tibetan - maybe you can learn some words, they are useful.

Kadag means naturally pure and perfect. It cannot be integrated with any obscurations.
Lhundrub means perfected.
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Re: Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

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Question:
Is a being still an individual, in the Bardo ?

Lopon La:
Yes, the being is not lost, Nature is very deeply connected.
Nature cannot be isolated to the being,
Nature is always integrated with the being.
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Re: Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:20 am

Question:
How can one find a qualified Master ?

Lopon La:
There are 7 points to explain this.

First of all, it is very necessary to follow the right qualified Master with your body, speech and mind together, and have devotion and trust in the Master.
Secondly, it is necessary to check, when you follow a Master, whether he is generally qualified or whether he is qualified to teach. Then if you find a qualified Master, there are six points relating to how to follow him, how to search for him.

It is difficult to find a qualified Master, so you have to search for him, and there are six methods you can use to check. When you have found one, you have to follow him, and there are 5 methods relating to this, as well as [points on] how to respect him, how to obey his advice or Teachings.

Then it also tells what good things you will receive if you follow a qualified Master, what benefit you will have. But then after some time - it is
human nature - so maybe what you think is suitable for a Master's behavior does not always correspond with what your Master is doing or saying or
something, so you may not be very happy with what he is doing or what he is saying, so at that time, once you have found a qualified Master, you have to change your own thinking, don't think he is not good or something; don't easily reject him or something. These are all the methods, and then the details come.


How to search for a qualified Lama


Generally there are 4 categories of Masters, the 4 Lamas:

1. First of all, the external Master must show you that all phenomena which exist are impermanent, changeable or illusion. The person tells you this
so that you can see it, and you know what you see, so when these come together, you have to meet or trust and believe directly or visibly;
2. The second Lama is the one who teaches you how to get into the religious life and practice. This means the Preliminary Practices, so he
teaches you them in a regular way one after the other. The person who tells you this is your Inner Lama;
3. The Secret Lama means that you have understood what you were taught and you have received knowledge, and then you follow your knowledge;
that is your own Secret Lama. It is not external, it is your Lama;
4. The Ultimate Lama is when you realize the real, final Nature. That is your ultimate, your own Lama. It comes from your general Lama, but the
main Lama [is one] you have to cultivate inside your own consciousness or understanding or knowledge. That is the fourth Lama -


There are 4 Lamas altogether.


First of all, the Lama who is reciting transmission, who gives advice through Teachings and reading the Buddha's Teachings.
That is called the External Successor Master.
Internally, whoever seriously introduces you to your own Natural State, who shows this to you - and hen you try to understand - is your Inner Master. There are [several types of] External Lama: Root Lama; Leading Lama; and Successor Lama.

The Root Lama is someone who introduces you to your Natural State;
that is your Absolute Root Lama, Tsawai Lama. We say this in prayers;

Whoever gave you Initiation and advice on how to know the Natural State, [or] if you listen to the Teachings of any kind of religion, [on]
virtue and merit, they are all Teacher Lama. All these are important for your own development of inner knowledge;

The Leading Lama is the lama who explains to you that you shouldn't often integrate your body, speech and mind with negative things. That
means that he leads you from suffering to happiness. That is Drenpai Lama or Leading Lama. Normally, you don't care what kind of negative things you do as they all look kind of normal and popular, not especially negative.
So the Leading Lama is the person who explains in a detailed and logical way: 'If you do these negative things you will have a hard result [which will] lead to suffering, miseries, to the Hell Realms, the Pretas, the Animal World or something'. That is explained and you listen and follow the Master, and this is called the Leading Lama;

Gyudpai Lama means the Lineage Master, or Successor Lamas which come one after another without breaking.
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Re: Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:05 am

Question:
Can you please explain the visions experienced in the Bardo?


Lopon La:

There are many things to explain about the visions.

First of all, how the visions come, like mandalas and Divinities.
At the very beginning there are no forms at all, you see, just lights. Then slowly, Thigles come, then colours develop - 1 colour, 2 colours - and then finally all the colours are perfected. Then forms come. It is like making a painting.

The main thing to understand is that when you practise Thogal, whatever experiences you have, whatever visions come, it is very similar to when you have visions in the Bardo time.

That is why there is this connection between practising Thogal and going on in the Bardo time; it is the same condition.

But that doesn't mean it is easy - you practise during your lifetime happily, but in the Bardo time it is not so easy! Yee the conditions, what you see, are similar - if in the Bardo time you can remember whatever visions you have experienced, whatever you have practised, then that is a great help.
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Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:40 pm

Question:
Can you explain the method for an obscured Mind ?


Lopon La:
All sufferings are caused by ignorance which obscuring the Natural State of mind, leads to negative emotions such as hatred, desire, jealousy and so forth.

The central motivation of followers of Bön, known as Bönpos, is the “Pure and Perfect Mind” (Changchub Sems), the wish to eliminate the suffering of all living beings.

Buddha Tönpa Shenrab, taught that Enlightenment is possible for everyone, because the very Buddha-Nature is present within all beings.
Just as darkness fades away when the light of the sun penetrates space, so the obscurations of the mind dissolve when clear “awareness” (rigpa), which dwells in the endless expanse of the natural state of mind, is realized."
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Re: Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:27 pm

Tashi delek,

By: Bön Gyalo.


གསང་གསུམ་བོན་གྱི་མཛོད་འཛིན་ཡོངས་འཛིན་སྨྲ་དབང་ཆེན་མོ་ ༸ སློབ་དཔོན་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྣམ་དག་རིན་པོ་ཆེས་སྐྱབས་འགྲོ་དང་། སྐྱབས་འགྲོའི་སྡོམ་པ་གཉིས་ཀྱི་ཁྱད་པར་བོད་དབྱིན་གཉིས་ཀའི་ཐོག་ནས་བཀའ་སློབ་བཀའ་དྲིན་རྩལ་གནང་མཛད།

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From H.E. Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, his advice to all people calling (what is refugee?) and ( what is discipline of refugee), explanation in 2 languages Tibetan and English, so don’t forget watch full video.

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Tashi delek,


By: Bön Gyalo. :thanks:


དྲིན་ཆེན་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མ་མཁྱེན་ནོ། 🙏🏻
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Chinese students offering long life prayer to H.E Yongzin Rinpoche @ the Triten Triten Norbutse Bön Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Tashi delek,


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Here we can watch H.E. Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, who visited Nangzhig Bön Monastery in Tibet / Amdo /1986.


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Gön Lama Yongdzin Rinpoche " By Samkyi མགོན་བླ་མ་ཡོངས་འཛིན་རིན་པོ་ཆེ།



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IN ADDITION TO THE VIDEO SOME USEFUL TEXT:


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By the highest master of Bön tradition, H.E. Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche.
:bow: :bow: :bow:

The practice of taking refuge in the root master includes the refuge in lama, yidam and protectors.

Trusting the root master makes him accompany you in this life, in the bardo and in the hereafter Only the root master can help you to free yourself from the great sufferings you bring in this life and in the next This is the reason why you should trust him.

Creating a false feeling of confidence in the root master is not good. The refuge you make with words is the prayer you pronounce. But the refuge that happens in your mind is trust. I don't know if in these time trust is important but formerly was essential. Formerly the family was a very sacred bond but today I don't know any more. Times have changed but people don't. If you have confidence and a strong belief then the refuge exists. If you have no confidence and strong belief then the refuge does not exist.

No matter the prayer that comes out of your mouth the important thing is to have confidence, an authentic trust in.

When you pronounce the prayer of refuge you create a vote to trust and connect with the objects of refuge. The voice of refuge and the refuge itself are different things. Trust is the mind of the refuge and the mind does not die, for that reason the refuge accompanies it in the bardo and in the next
life.
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Tashi delek,

The living descendants of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche.

Bön is very fortunate, that there are living descendants of their Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche. :namaste:
This family is venerated by all Bönpos worldwide and is one of the evidences of their Buddha.

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By H.E. the Bön Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche
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Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:53 pm

Question:
Could you please enumerate the 4 Lamps ?

Lopon La:
We have the 4 lamps.
- The first one is the water lasso lamp Yang shag chu'i dronma
- The second one is Thigle tong pa'i dronma, the lamp of the empty sphere or thigle.
- The third one is Sherab rang gyung dronma, the lamp of self-originated wisdom
- The fourth is Ye (gNas?)namdag dronma, the lamp of the pure Nature

The purpose of practicing Thögal is to realise the 4 lamps and the 4 visions.

These 4 lamps are like the path or method, and then the visions come in 4 stages.

They show you how far you have practiced.

You do not need to ask your Master or anybody else, but you can see by yourself how far you have come through the practice.

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Post by kalden yungdrung » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:57 pm

Question:
What is Samatha and how is this practised in Dzogchen ?


Loponla:
There are 4 stages of development for those who practise
Shamatha and each stage seems to be something similar to the Natural State, but in fact each one apprehends an object:

- The first stage of Shamatha is only concerned with infinite space. It focuses on that side alone.
- The second stage of Shamatha is not to grasp or focus on the object itself but to look back to consciousness. Consciousness
is unlimited so the focus becomes this unlimited consciousness.
- The third stage of Shamatha is to examine both the object and the source~ of the consciousness which apprehends the object.
You can't find anything on either side. There is nothing to find and nothing exists there. So the third stage is to focus on nothingness
- As for the fourth stage, it has already been established that nothing can be found, neither object nor subject, yet something indescribable exists, so this fourth stage is to focus on unspeakable nature.

This is normal Shamatha and in each stage something is always grasped as a point to focus on, therefore this cannot be compared with
the Natural State.

As for the real Natural State, there is no focusing .
There is neither object nor subject; just leave it as it is.
That is the great Wisdom of the Unchangeable Swastika.

There is no dichotomy of object/subject, no focusing; the state is simply left as it is. It is called the VIEW WITHOUT TEACHER .
While you are abiding in the Natural State there is nothing which you can see as 'clarity' or 'empty nature' .
Don' t focus or see or check or know anything, simply continue in contemplation.
Without blocking anything, leave everything as it is in this State.
It is called SELF AWARE WISDOM

Don't follow the monkey playing;
don 't grasp or follow illusions like children playing in the sand.
This is the advice on how to maintain and practise the Natural
State."

Loponla adds:
When you practise normal Shamatha there is always something to perceive, some focus.
You can develop it so it becomes more stable, but it is incomparable with the Natural State.

Why?

When you practise the Natural State there is no perceiving or grasping as this state is completely BEYOND consciousness.
Shamatha (and Vipassana ) on the other hand are always linked with consciousness.
Shamatha can help calm your mind and develop various things, but you CANNOT COMPARE it with the Natural State.
It is very important for vou to check the difference between perceiving and leaving everything open, just as it is, through your own experience.
It is impossible to explain this distinction through the voice; you need your OWN EXPERIENCE.
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Re: Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

Post by kalden yungdrung » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:58 pm

IN ADDITION:

We know the Kleshas, or the conflict causing emotions.

Lopon La explains :

- Hate
- Aggression
- Fear

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Re: Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

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IN ADDITION:

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Now you are alive, you have a human life, be it a positive one or a negative one. You have this life and it is already running, so you are already reaping karmic seeds. Some people think that after this life is over, after death, you just disappear. In modern science you often hear about people doing many experiments, but such people believe that only what they see exists. They say nothing else exists. Actually, this is just a human wish or idea which we developed for ourselves. No-one can see what it is like after death, yet we can be sure that no one is lost or disappears.”

Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche,
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