masters of the tradition

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by CrawfordHollow » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:34 pm

I appologize on my part for my part for the misinterpretation T. Chokyi. No offense intended.

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by T. Chokyi » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:16 am

CrawfordHollow wrote:I appologize on my part for my part for the misinterpretation T. Chokyi. No offense intended.
No offense taken, not a problem at all.
I enjoyed how she phrased what she said, and actually I thought maybe it was from a book somewhere.
:good:

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by Yudron » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:48 am

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day, everybody! :group:

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by KrisW » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:13 am

Yudron wrote:Happy Guru Rinpoche Day, everybody! :group:
I didnt even know....thats all i did today though, read over his life story,chant his mantra and recite the 7 line prayer, even cried a little bit. and it was his appearance day, how fortunate
The guru is the Buddha, the guru is the Dharma, likewise the guru is the Sangha, the guru is Śrī Heruka, the guru creates everything.

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by practitioner » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:17 am

RikudouSennin wrote:
Yudron wrote:Happy Guru Rinpoche Day, everybody! :group:
I didnt even know....thats all i did today though, read over his life story,chant his mantra and recite the 7 line prayer, even cried a little bit. and it was his appearance day, how fortunate
Emaho!!!
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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by heart » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:50 am

RikudouSennin wrote:
Yudron wrote:Happy Guru Rinpoche Day, everybody! :group:
I didnt even know....thats all i did today though, read over his life story,chant his mantra and recite the 7 line prayer, even cried a little bit. and it was his appearance day, how fortunate
That is excellent! Here is a good prayer to Guru Rinpoche to learn by heart:
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... ing_Wishes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

/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: masters of the tradition

Post by KrisW » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:24 am

is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The guru is the Buddha, the guru is the Dharma, likewise the guru is the Sangha, the guru is Śrī Heruka, the guru creates everything.

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by SSJ3Gogeta » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:26 am

RikudouSennin wrote:is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you are looking for that sort of thing, check out "Blazing Splendor", although its not comprehensive.

Mainly focuses on the times of Chokgyur Lingpa.

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by simhanada » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:43 am

SSJ3Gogeta wrote:
RikudouSennin wrote:is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you are looking for that sort of thing, check out "Blazing Splendor", although its not comprehensive.

Mainly focuses on the times of Chokgyur Lingpa.
Blazing Splendor is great.

also there should be a reprint of this coming apparently. Huge awesome book $400 is to much though.
http://www.amazon.com/Marvelous-Garland ... 1881847411" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by deff » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am

RikudouSennin wrote:is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
i really enjoyed it :smile:

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by Jyoti » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:32 am

RikudouSennin wrote:is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This book is not specific to the dzogchen tradition, it is of early siddhas of India of the mahamudra lineage leading to the Kagyu. For historical account of practitioners of dzogchen, you need to look up at the nyingma source, the book Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism should be what you are looking for.

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:20 am

Not sure if anyone has mentioned it yet, but Nyoshul Khenpo's Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems is supposed to be an excellent collection of biographies of the masters of Dzogchen. Also, in terms of ancient Indian Dzogchen masters, Wellsprings of the Great Perfection is pretty cool, IMO. Not really biographical, per se, more like songs or soliloquies of realization that explain Dzogchen, plus some exerpts of important tantras of the 3 series.

P.S. Blazing Splendor is an amzing book. My absolute favorite autobiography of any master/partial biography of various Dzogchen masters. Fascinating book. I can read it over and over.

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by deff » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:45 am

Jyoti wrote:
RikudouSennin wrote:is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This book is not specific to the dzogchen tradition, it is of early siddhas of India of the mahamudra lineage leading to the Kagyu. For historical account of practitioners of dzogchen, you need to look up at the nyingma source, the book Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism should be what you are looking for.

Jyoti
actually it's about masters of the Longchen Nyingthig tradition, which are dzogchen teachings from the Nyingma school and not mahamudra / Kagyu :smile:

from the sounds of it, I'll have to get a copy of Blazing Splendor :thumbsup:

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by Yudron » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:50 am

Jyoti wrote:
RikudouSennin wrote:is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This book is not specific to the dzogchen tradition, it is of early siddhas of India of the mahamudra lineage leading to the Kagyu. For historical account of practitioners of dzogchen, you need to look up at the nyingma source, the book Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism should be what you are looking for.

Jyoti
No Jyoti, you must be mistaking this for another book. This is about the Longchen Nyingthig (Nyingma) tradition.
To have mastered the Longchen Nyingthig, the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse, one would have to be a Dzogchen Master. No Nyingma library is complete without this book. It's weak in the female category, but we have other books for that.

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by username » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:58 am

Jyoti wrote:
RikudouSennin wrote:is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This book is not specific to the dzogchen tradition, it is of early siddhas of India of the mahamudra lineage leading to the Kagyu. For historical account of practitioners of dzogchen, you need to look up at the nyingma source, the book Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism should be what you are looking for.

Jyoti
Hi Jyoti, you might mean this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Mahamudra ... 0887061605" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Dzogchen masters I know say: 1)Buddhist religion essence is Dzogchen 2)Religions are positive by intent/fruit 3)Any method's OK unless: breaking Dzogchen vows, mixed as syncretic (Milanese Soup) 4)Don't join mandalas of opponents of Dalai Lama/Padmasambhava: False Deity inventors by encouraging victims 5)Don't debate Ati with others 6)Don't discuss Ati practices online 7) A master told his old disciple: no one's to discuss his teaching with some others on a former forum nor mention him. Publicity's OK, questions are asked from masters/set teachers in person/email/non-public forums~Best wishes

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by rai » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:01 am

check out this one: A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems - Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche

http://www.amazon.com/Marvelous-Garland ... +Rare+Gems" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

just have a look at the table of contents =)


edit: i see now someone put on sale used one for 390 USD on Amazon :/ but one can get it from Namse Bandzo Bookstore for 40 USD http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Marvelous_G ... /13739.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or from Wisdom Books for 35 GBP http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=12428" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, still bit expensive but it's 700 pages book.

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by Jyoti » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:01 am

username wrote: Hi Jyoti, you might mean this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Mahamudra ... 0887061605" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yes, thanks for pointing out :)

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by Stewart » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:57 am

rai wrote:check out this one: A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems - Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche

http://www.amazon.com/Marvelous-Garland ... +Rare+Gems" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

just have a look at the table of contents =)


edit: i see now someone put on sale used one for 390 USD on Amazon :/ but one can get it from Namse Bandzo Bookstore for 40 USD http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Marvelous_G ... /13739.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or from Wisdom Books for 35 GBP http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=12428" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, still bit expensive but it's 700 pages book.
It'.s out of print, if you look on Namsebangdzo and wisdom books carefully you'll see It's actually unavailable.

I have a PDF copy, It's an amazing book. Hopefully it will be reprinted.
s.

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by mutsuk » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:34 am

Yudron wrote: It's weak in the female category, but we have other books for that.
It's not weak at all and male-female agendas are irrelevant here...

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Re: masters of the tradition

Post by simhanada » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:38 am

Stewart wrote: It'.s out of print, if you look on Namsebangdzo and wisdom books carefully you'll see It's actually unavailable.

I have a PDF copy, It's an amazing book. Hopefully it will be reprinted.
I mentioned above, although I didn't reference the title, just gave a link.

It is due for a reprint, later this year. At least according to the last review on the amazon page.

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