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Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:36 pm
by jkarlins
I will be the point person for this, but I haven't been able to reach the institute yet. It may take a little while. I will post updates here.

Of course, for the empowerment itself, I don't think you need a text, that would be important for practice after. So it can wait. Should be available within a month or so at the latest.

Jake

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:24 am
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Aryjna wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:13 pm
I am considering attending it online, but I am not sure if it is the right choice or not, given that I do not really know anything about the practice, and that I will most probably not be practicing it. However, I will be doing my best to uphold samaya in any case and will be continuing with other practices. I suppose it would be taking it as a blessing, as is sometimes said.
As I said before, no commitments apart from Bodhicitta here, so if you miss this opportunity, you miss the chance to connect with a great teacher and modern Mahasiddha! I'd rather die than miss the chance!

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:34 pm
by jkarlins
If you would like to practice you should register. It is very, very cheap.

Here is the Ustream link from Garchen.net.



After posting, it seems like the link is not working well via Dharmawheel. I will leave it here for now, but the best way is probably finding the link on Garchen.net and going from there.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:50 pm
by Aryjna
jkarlins wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:34 pm
If you would like to practice you should register. It is very, very cheap.

Here is the Ustream link from Garchen.net.



After posting, it seems like the link is not working well via Dharmawheel. I will leave it here for now, but the best way is probably finding the link on Garchen.net and going from there.
Isn't it supposed to start one hour from now? The stream seems to be already on but not working well.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:54 pm
by Lhasa
It's not working well on ustream either. GBI has many problems with internet and if everyone has their cell phones on there, it creates problems.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:58 pm
by amanitamusc
mountain time


November 11th

Teachings: 9:00 – 12:00pm Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
Tea Break: 10:00 – 10:30am
Empowerment: 2:00 – 5:00pm H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
November 12th

Teachings: 9:00 – 10:30am Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
Blessing Ceremony 37 Bodhisattva Practice Garden, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche: 10:30– 11:00 am
Refuge Vows and Teachings: 11:00 – 12:00pm H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
Teachings: 2:00– 5:00pm H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
Drubchen

Drubchen starts November 13th at 9:00am to November 19th til 5:00pm

The empowerment and teachings will be streamed.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:06 pm
by Aryjna
amanitamusc wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:58 pm
mountain time


November 11th

Teachings: 9:00 – 12:00pm Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
Tea Break: 10:00 – 10:30am
Empowerment: 2:00 – 5:00pm H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
November 12th

Teachings: 9:00 – 10:30am Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
Blessing Ceremony 37 Bodhisattva Practice Garden, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche: 10:30– 11:00 am
Refuge Vows and Teachings: 11:00 – 12:00pm H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
Teachings: 2:00– 5:00pm H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
Drubchen

Drubchen starts November 13th at 9:00am to November 19th til 5:00pm

The empowerment and teachings will be streamed.
Apparently it is 8:05 am mountain time so it shouldn't have started yet, unless I am missing something.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:12 pm
by amanitamusc
Aryjna wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:06 pm


Apparently it is 8:05 am mountain time.
You are correct.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:14 pm
by Aryjna
amanitamusc wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:06 pm
[quote=amanitamusc post_id=415647 time=1510412305 user_id=632

Apparently it is 8:05 am mountain time.
You are correct.
There is some chanting going on, but it is impossible to tell what is happening because the video is frozen for about 80% of the time.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:33 pm
by Lhasa
Aryjna wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:14 pm
amanitamusc wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:06 pm
[quote=amanitamusc post_id=415647 time=1510412305 user_id=632

Apparently it is 8:05 am mountain time.
You are correct.
There is some chanting going on, but it is impossible to tell what is happening because the video is frozen for about 80% of the time.
A recording

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:00 pm
by Tlalok
Is the stream basically illegible for anyone else?

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:09 pm
by Aryjna
Tlalok wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:00 pm
Is the stream basically illegible for anyone else?
Yes, it is pointless even trying to watch it unless something changes drastically or if there is an alternative stream.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:10 pm
by Lhasa
Tlalok wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:00 pm
Is the stream basically illegible for anyone else?
[/quote

yes

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:14 pm
by jkarlins
Yes, not working so far.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:26 pm
by Aryjna
It seems it is most of the time the same when there is an empowerment or lung happening through stream. At best, part of it is unwatchable.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:38 pm
by emaho
A pity. Could they maybe switch off the video and stream the audio only?

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:40 pm
by jkarlins
The last stream I saw was choppy too, now that I think of it. I miscalculated the time as well, I believe the empowerment itself takes place at 4pm eastern time. For some reason I thought it was 12pm eastern. I guess I'll try again for the empowerment, then see what happens.

Jake

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:40 pm
by Tlalok
If the stream continues at this quality, would the empowerment even be considered valid?

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:47 pm
by Aryjna
I don't think there is any chance it will improve unless there is a way to communicate with the people responsible for the stream.

Re: Garchen Vajrakilaya and More

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:23 pm
by jkarlins
From my end, it's a weird obstacle filled day. I may do some Achi practice later, wouldn't be a bad idea.

I'm going to check back at 4 eastern for the empowerment.

The question about the validity of the empowerment with major technical issues is a good one, I don't know. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I did take Tsewang Dzinpa with some stream issues, and it seemed fine to me, no weird feelings, when I do the practice it seems right. But that's a very personal take on it. And I think it depends somewhat on HOW bad the stream is.

Jake