Fa Dao wrote:
Greg, read it. You were right, very informative. Thanks again.
Im wondering though..amongst those that teach Longde what is considered to be the essential text or Tantra that best lays out the view, path, and fruit of Longde?
My sense . .and i'm sure i'll be corrected if i'm wrong . is that nobody actually does really teach it and it's probably been 700 years since anyone did, unless NNR is trying to dust it off like he did with Semde. It's mostly a doxographical relic/placeholder in the convoluted world of the 9-yana schema, much like anuyoga.
ChNN definitely teaches it. In fact, if you go to tsegyalgar west's website there's a photo of the whole sangha there doing longde practice outdoors. Also, lineage holders of Chogyur Lingpa's Chogling tersar teach it via that tersar's "Dzogchen Desum" or "Three Series of Dzogchen" transmission. I'm not sure how freely Dzogchen Desum is taught, but a guy named Magnus who's a member of this forum would surely know since I think Chokling Tersar is his main lineage.