Dharma Wheel

A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism
It is currently Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:31 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 163 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 11, 2012 10:56 pm
Posts: 265
I appologize on my part for my part for the misinterpretation T. Chokyi. No offense intended.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 26, 2012 11:19 am
Posts: 365
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:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:55 pm
Posts: 1054
Location: Sunny California
Happy Guru Rinpoche Day, everybody! :group:

_________________
My blog:
http://onsausalcreek.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:19 am
Posts: 210
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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 5:48 pm
Posts: 130
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!!!

_________________
One should do nothing other than benefit sentient beings either directly or indirectly - Shantideva


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:50 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:55 pm
Posts: 3142
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

/magnus

_________________
"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."
- Longchenpa


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:19 am
Posts: 210
is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:26 am
Posts: 189
RikudouSennin wrote:
is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093



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.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:23 pm
Posts: 122
SSJ3Gogeta wrote:
RikudouSennin wrote:
is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093



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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:23 pm
Posts: 152
RikudouSennin wrote:
is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093


i really enjoyed it :smile:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:32 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:07 pm
Posts: 289
Location: Taiwan
RikudouSennin wrote:
is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093


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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:19 am
Posts: 1030
Location: Southern Oregon
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:23 pm
Posts: 152
Jyoti wrote:
RikudouSennin wrote:
is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093


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:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:55 pm
Posts: 1054
Location: Sunny California
Jyoti wrote:
RikudouSennin wrote:
is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093


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.

_________________
My blog:
http://onsausalcreek.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:23 pm
Posts: 759
Jyoti wrote:
RikudouSennin wrote:
is this a good book for bios/stories of the masters of dzogchen?
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Meditatio ... 1570625093


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

_________________
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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:01 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:58 pm
Posts: 123
check out this one: A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems - Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche

http://www.amazon.com/Marvelous-Garland ... +Rare+Gems

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 or from Wisdom Books for 35 GBP http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=12428, still bit expensive but it's 700 pages book.

_________________
Disdaining the lower and unable to grasp the higher,
talking of emptiness, such a person will neglect cause and effect,
mouthing on about the view while in a state of self-deception.
It would be better to concentrate on the gradual path.

"Creation and Completion" Jamgon Kongtrul


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:07 pm
Posts: 289
Location: Taiwan
username wrote:


Yes, thanks for pointing out :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:40 pm
Posts: 452
rai wrote:
check out this one: A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems - Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche

http://www.amazon.com/Marvelous-Garland ... +Rare+Gems

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 or from Wisdom Books for 35 GBP http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=12428, 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.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:34 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:35 pm
Posts: 483
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...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:23 pm
Posts: 122
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 163 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group