Direct Introduction online?

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Direct Introduction online?

Postby monktastic » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:27 pm

Hi all,

I'm practicing semi-self-taught Mahamudra right now, and I understand that it's not a good idea. So I'll be finding myself a guru.

I have a question about the Direct Introduction / Pointing Out Instruction. I know Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche offers direct transmission three times a year, and I will attempt to sit in on the November one. It sounds like it may be harder to receive online, and even harder if I only get an audio feed. Is this a reasonable concern? Do people actually recognize rigpa in this way, or is it much better to receive it in person? With any luck, I'll be doing that soon anyway, but that will probably happen later.

Thanks,
M
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Is the meditation.
One will understand it in due course.

--Gampopa

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Re: Direct Introduction online?

Postby underthetree » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:21 pm

As someone who, like you, was practicing semi-self-taught Mahamudra and received direct introduction from Namkhai Norbu, I recommend that you seek out Rinpoche's teachings as soon as possible. You have nothing to lose, and on the other hand...

PM me if you want.

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Re: Direct Introduction online?

Postby Malcolm » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:04 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


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Re: Direct Introduction online?

Postby monktastic » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:26 pm

This undistracted state of ordinary mind
Is the meditation.
One will understand it in due course.

--Gampopa

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Re: Direct Introduction online?

Postby Sherlock » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:31 pm

DI is always part of any donwang that ChNN gives. If the retreat in question doesn't have a donwang, then it's usually given by other methods involving guruyoga on the first or second day.

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Re: Direct Introduction online?

Postby Malcolm » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:33 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Direct Introduction online?

Postby monktastic » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:55 pm

This undistracted state of ordinary mind
Is the meditation.
One will understand it in due course.

--Gampopa

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Re: Direct Introduction online?

Postby Sherlock » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:09 pm

Just don't think so much. Maybe you will recognise it, maybe you won't. If you don't, then there are methods to help you do that which you will be authorized to practise after you received the transmission.

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Re: Direct Introduction online?

Postby monktastic » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:27 pm

This undistracted state of ordinary mind
Is the meditation.
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--Gampopa

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Re: Direct Introduction online?

Postby KrisW » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:04 am

Attending Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche's webcast retreat has been the best thing to happen in my life (it's only my second one) :twothumbsup:

wishing you all the best

:namaste:
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Postby Sönam » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:27 pm

By understanding everything you perceive from the perspective of the view, you are freed from the constraints of philosophical beliefs.
By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
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By understanding everything you perceive from the perspective of the view, you are freed from the constraints of philosophical beliefs.
By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
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