becoming a wandering yogi?

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby KrisW » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:07 am

all is not well
may have to leave where im staying in the next few weeks.

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Yudron » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:04 am

Depends on if there is housing available or not. There is a big staff right now. Definitely work giving them a call!

Its not all that far from the Central Valley!
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby KrisW » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:31 am

Thanks!

This really made my day guys.
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby KrisW » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:59 pm

I am leaving this saturday from california and relocating to Alabama, to stay at a friends sanctuary. its a very nice place with alot of land in a forest enviroment
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Andrew108 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:29 am

Wandering yogis wander after the contents of their thoughts. Find a place that has no spiritual atmosphere. Get a part-time job. Meditate. Support yourself. Support your practice. Support your insight.
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"What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might be the grounds for his statement, would be unable to explain, and furthermore, would be put to grief. Why? Because it lies beyond range." Sabba Sutta.

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Stewart » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:05 am

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby byamspa » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:13 pm

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Stewart » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:55 pm

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby byamspa » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:24 pm

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Stewart » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:43 pm

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby byamspa » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:25 pm

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Stewart » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:56 pm

Yeah....but that's not really a 'wandering yogi' is it? That's just being a drifter.

A wandering yogi is a serious practitioner who is seriously applying a spiritual practice(s) ie: Dzogchen/Mahamudra/Chod etc Someone who has given up all worldly responsibilities and commitments and left behind friends and family.

Sitting daydreaming is hardly in the same as seriously applying Dzogchen or Mahamudra is it? we can do that at home. So if you're in a Walmart pretending you are Milarepa, you've not wandered very far have you?

My own Guru left his large monastery and organization with the clothes on his back and nothing else, not even his spectacles. I couldn't do it, he is an exceptional master, and the idea of me doing it, despite the many instructions I have received from him, is just fantasy....a daydream (see above)
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby byamspa » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:07 pm

Wandering yogi, hidden yogi, sleeping yogi, daydreaming yogi, monastic yogi, ngakpa yogi, serious yogi, nonsense yogi words words all words.

The five certainties do not require a specific external place and time, if they are present, they are present.

Sunya is the root of all and there is no specific set way to embark on the path in front of us. That we embark is the point.

This is all i meant.

So to drive to the root of this: What is a yogi? Having established that, then what is a yogi on the path? What is a wandering yogi on the path? What is the path?

i'm jabbering nonsense to you, aren't i? Nonsense is fun sometimes.
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Stewart » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:17 pm

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby byamspa » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:18 pm

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Stewart » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:35 pm

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby byamspa » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:49 pm

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?


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