smcj wrote:He mentions that he has been studying Dzogchen for 24 years with his lama, and has never had the pointing out instructions, or direct introduction as it is called here.
Wait, he says he has never had a pointing out instruction? Do you know at what time in the video he says so?
Start the video at 19:00.
He does say that the approach of getting pointing out instructions right off the bat has value, as well as the 'decade of study and long retreat' approach. He isn't putting any approach down.
He said that about one teacher... what exactly does that mean? he said much more
Watch the video. Back it up a little, maybe start at 17:00
His lama is Gyaltrul R., a lama I know and like very much. He is the lama I pray to with the prayer, "Bless me to keep me from being too much of an uptight Kagyu."
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