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by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 54
Views: 3627

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

I suppose there is still room for argument about other practices Not really. The question has been asked dozens of times, and HEGR has addressed the issue dozens of times. What he says is quite consistent: (1) One should strive to receive wangs, lungs, etc. in person; (2) if (1) is impossible, one ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 54
Views: 3627

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

Könchok Thrinley wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:32 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:08 pm Is Rinpoche really going over the medium sadhana? It appears to me that he is discussing a shorter, and differently arranged, text
Rinpoche discusses the text posted on the site. I am sure of it. Maybe he just skipped a bit.
Thank you. He may have.

Lovely, lovely teachings. <3
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 54
Views: 3627

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

Is Rinpoche really going over the medium sadhana? It appears to me that he is discussing a shorter, and differently arranged, text
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen prerequisite?
Replies: 24
Views: 1301

Re: Dzogchen prerequisite?

Merit is less wrong than luck. Both are provisional. When sun shines dewdrop dry on its own. I heard Rinpoche say that...about dewdrops. Maybe. But the proposition is or was that there is an entire fabric/nexus of events that is situated outside of karmic dimension. To be fair, Lusthaus's rupa, in ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen prerequisite?
Replies: 24
Views: 1301

Re: Dzogchen prerequisite?

I came across some interesting points on the notion of rupa in Buddhist Phenomenology by Dan Lusthaus. You mean in his discussion of karma, culminating in a summary of Buddhaghosa's views? Anyway the statement that not everything is karma i have heard it mentioned multiple times in the past by vari...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen prerequisite?
Replies: 24
Views: 1301

Re: Dzogchen prerequisite?

"Luck" Not everything is karma. Hm. I thought that the Indo-Tibetan model is pretty strict here. Unless we rest in the natural state, literally everything we do/happens to us is karma, isn't it? Luck, just like chance in the mainstream Occidental scientific model, is a codename for causes and condi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025403

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I find it very strange that DC communicate by gossip only. If you don't know someone that knows then you are not in the loop. /magnus By the funeral ceremony I meant the celebration that was webcasted, the open farewell event. I agree very much about the communication problem, of course. Edit: Ah, ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025403

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Please add Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche to the list of Lamas that supported Rinpoche. I'm at the point where I most likely won't take teachings from any lama who has a negative opinion of ChNN. For a Lama to think negative of or be dismissive of him and his massive accomplishments is indicative of his/her ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025403

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I think you can't be sure of that. A lot of people might have contacted the family without that being communicated to the community. I stopped paying my membership because during the months after Rinpoches death I didn't get any communication how Rinpoche died, who was present, what he said at that...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025403

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Here's a reaction from Karma Gelek Yuthok, on behalf of the the Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration: https://tibet.net/religion-and-culture-kalon-offers-condolence-over-the-demise-of-honorable-kyabje-choegyal-namkhai-norbu-rinpoche/ Thank you, forgot about this ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025403

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I'll bet it's the same old stuff, accusations of being a crypto-Bonpo, not "traditional" enough, etc. It’s a little sad that despite all the lamas who were happy to associate with him - including the family of TUR, HHDL, and non-crypto-Bonpo Yongdzin R - this sort of whispering still goes on. I tri...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025403

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hi, I would like to ask what happened that Palyul Choktrul felt that this needed to be said? Where does it come from? For some reason it has been appearing on my FB feed for several days now. Unfortunately don't remember exact places, but I think one of them was from a personal page of Palyul Chokt...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025403

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Könchok Thrinley wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:03 pm Hi, I would like to ask what happened that Palyul Choktrul felt that this needed to be said?
Where does it come from?
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025403

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As far as Western-born Vajrayana practitioners I have met in person go, Elio was second to none. A kinder, humbler and more selflessly helpful soul I have yet to meet (and there was so much more to appreciate and praise here). Here is Elio at Rinchenling, teaching Mahayana and Dzogchen/Mahamudra (I ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025403

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

pemachophel wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:40 pm Magnus, So very sorry to hear this. My wife and I will do sur for him for 49 days.
Thank you! <3

Sorely, sorely missed, Elio is.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 101
Views: 5542

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

Malcolm wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:09 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:05 pm Capitalism will let you have your half an hour long meditation session every other day, plus a week long retreat -- "retreat," rather -- in a Thai spa yearly.
With daily coffee enemas...
Or hot broth enemas, for us jaded Europeans. Des Esseintes style.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 101
Views: 5542

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

Anyone practising in the West is struggling against the current Huh? No idea how you come to this conclusion. According to my perception of things, it's nearly exactly the opposite: In the West, Buddhism and meditation practice started really embracing capitalist ideo ology, and the two are happy t...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 101
Views: 5542

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

But institutions are not really optional. This is where I disagree. Most mahasiddhas did not build up large institutions. Some maybe did, but many did not. Institutions are optional, they are not needed. What cannot be done away with in contrast is the direct contact with a teacher. Mahasiddhas, th...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 101
Views: 5542

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

As I said, the fact that we don't know is by Rinpoche's design, not the fault of the people mentioned above. He was asked, he refused to answer. I trust Rinpoche, I trust that there's a good reason for that, but presently I don't know why. As far a the meetings with Yeshi. He proposed them himself ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 101
Views: 5542

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

That is it, more or less. :good: If one wanted a synecdochic illustration of the nature (and the scope) of the problem, here it goes: How come those presently responsible for the DC still do not know whether Rinpoche left the will, more than two years after his passing? Not exactly a rhetorical que...

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