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by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 148
Views: 6814

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

But what I've read, and heard many times was that Rinpoche has appointed only his son and daughter as his lineage holders specially for the Longsal Cycle. We all know that Yeshi in the past gave teachings and transmissions and had some actuation in the Dzogchen Community. Then after, in 2014, he ma...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 148
Views: 6814

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

I suspect you've been reading too much Foucault :) Well, it would be Habermas or Haraway in spite of (though not exactly in the stead of) Foucault :-) The simpler answer would be: people are going to do what they're going to do anyway. You can't stop them all. (In my experience, you can't stop any ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 148
Views: 6814

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

We should be willing to receive reading transmissions from people we know to be long-term, serious students of ChNNr. If we're not, then why? Do we think that ChNNr and his teachings were unable to lead students to realization? That absolutely nobody in the DC got anywhere in their practice? Apart ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 148
Views: 6814

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

We should be willing to receive reading transmissions from people we know to be long-term, serious students of ChNNr. If we're not, then why? Do we think that ChNNr and his teachings were unable to lead students to realization? That absolutely nobody in the DC got anywhere in their practice? Apart ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 148
Views: 6814

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

the person giving it needs to be able to read it in the language it was originally given, and give any associated empowerments and methods of introduction required in order to read it Very reasonable. And, if I understand it correctly (you seem to be saying that in order to transmit Longsal lungs o...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 148
Views: 6814

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

One doesn't have to a be a member of the DC organisation to practice the teachings of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. The basis for this claim is his own words and actions. He himself dissolved the Community in Singapore in 2016 because of its problems. He said clearly that Singaporeans who want to practic...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 55
Views: 3711

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: 55
Views: 3711

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: 55
Views: 3711

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: 1335

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: 1335

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: 1335

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: 1028214

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: 1028214

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: 1028214

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: 1028214

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: 1028214

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: 1028214

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: 1028214

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: 1028214

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 ...

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