Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby pemachophel » Wed May 04, 2011 7:53 pm

Chogyal Namkhai Norbu literally saved my life at a time when I was considering leaving the Dharma altogether. IOW, he saved my mi-lu rin-po-che. Obeisance to the Lama!
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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Dechen Norbu » Thu May 05, 2011 2:00 am

Couldn't agree more. Awesome. I haven't met as many lamas as Namdrol, but met quite a few already and can say they were great teachers. But I've never seen anything like Namkhai Norbu or a work that comes close to his. Those who know me, also know that for me saying this is not very easy, not because I know a lot, but because I believe realization is very, very rare, even among high lamas (not mattering if I'm right or wrong, I have reasons to sustain this belief).

I hoping I'm not out of line by saying that it could be beneficial for those wanting to understand him throughly to study some Buddhadharma. I'll explain. ChNN in a talk speaks about nirmanakaya, for instance. He will assume you know what it is. Or anuyoga. The same. These are only simple examples. Basically, when he speaks of a Buddhist concept, he assumes you know what he is talking about, most of the times. He explains very precisely Dzogchen. Excellent booklets and books are available to deepen study. So, to better appreciate his teachings, having some Buddhist background helps a lot, especially if one is not attending webcasts in a group. I'm saying this by experience, because my wife became very interested in his webcasts, but after the talks I had to spend a lot of time explaining Buddhist concepts to her. Finally I've decided to give her good books to read and now I only have to explain two or three concepts occasionally. So, I think knowing this could be beneficial for those thinking about assisting to the webcasts. Besides, with a good background one learns more and more easily, but that you know already.

The downside... there's always one... I'm not getting any sleep to attend the webcasts... :zzz:

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Sönam » Thu May 05, 2011 7:02 am

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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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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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: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Arnoud » Mon May 09, 2011 3:42 pm

Namdrol-la,

In one of your posts (which I can't find), you mentioned that there is pointing-out. Then there is either

a. Recognizing or

b. Not Recognizing

When a. stabilise

When b. Practice methods to recognize what was pointed out.

Few questions:
How does on go about getting pointing out in the Dzogchen Community? I saw there is a retreat in Merigar from 14th to 20th of this month with a webcast. Where can I sign-up or listen to the webcasts?

Now, if I don't recognize during pointing-out through the webcast, do I then have automatic permission to practice the methods to recognize? You said they are the Lojongs, Semdzins and Rushens, right? Are there more? How do I know how to practice them? Does DC have teachers available who can help or how does this work?

Is it possible to purchase and practice the Semdzins, Rushens, etc. booklet having received pointing out from other masters?

So, basically, how should a newcomer to the DC go about his way?

Many thanks,

Clarence

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Malcolm » Mon May 09, 2011 3:53 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: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Postby Arnoud » Mon May 09, 2011 4:03 pm

Great. Thank you.

Now, there is not just 1 site where Rinpoche's retreats and webcasts are located, right?

Another thing I was wondering about though. Will practicing the methods described in the Precious Vase allow me to recognize Rigpa, even without having any further close contact to Rinpoche? How does that work exactly?

And, you told Mr. Gordo it all comes down to interest and diligence, but there seem to be so many people who practice Dzogchen, who then just give up because they don't get results. How come these people don't get what they are looking for? Are they all practicing wrong? You yourself said it is so subtle that it is hard to understand. Doesn't one need a kind of close relationship with a teacher then?

Many thanks once again,

Clarence

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Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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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: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
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— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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