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by Josef
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is final nirvana in the Tibetan tradition?
Replies: 31
Views: 1034

Re: What is final nirvana in the Tibetan tradition?

From the point of understanding of ordinary beings, Perfect awareness, and extinction of “consciousness” (as we experience it) appear as contradictory. Two totally different things. This seems to be your reoccurring dilemma. But for a Buddha, this is not a contradiction at all. You might even say t...
by Josef
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Practice advice please
Replies: 39
Views: 2698

Re: Practice advice please

Isn’t the Dharma more powerful than any astrological conditions? A great Lama once told me that some cultures can’t be separated from their religions while others, like the modern western culture, can. So the “right astrological conditions“ is something that is rooted in eastern culture rather than...
by Josef
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Practice advice please
Replies: 39
Views: 2698

Re: Practice advice please

Isn’t the Dharma more powerful than any astrological conditions? A great Lama once told me that some cultures can’t be separated from their religions while others, like the modern western culture, can. So the “right astrological conditions“ is something that is rooted in eastern culture rather than...
by Josef
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote from Patrul Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 1225

Re: Quote from Patrul Rinpoche

Well if one is in 9 years of retreat that would be a renunciation right? Bodhicitta here means “mind and heart”. Patrul being clever as usual. If you are in retreat but don't stop thinking of worldy affairs and are motivated by the eight worldly dharmas you don't have renunciation. What do you mean...
by Josef
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Path
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Re: Path

mandog wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:09 pm
Josef wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:10 pm
mandog wrote: Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:47 am

What text is your signature taken from?
I wrote that one.
It is beautiful.
Thank you:)
by Josef
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Path
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Re: Path

mandog wrote: Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:47 am
Josef wrote: Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:15 pm

By Longchenpa
What text is your signature taken from?
I wrote that one.
by Josef
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Path
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Re: Path

AJP wrote: Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:04 am How is the Path best described in Dzogchen?
By Longchenpa
by Josef
Wed May 27, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drollo
Replies: 20
Views: 2281

Re: Dorje Drollo

Or maybe I'm wrong? Dorje Drollo isnt inside barche lamsel? Barche lamsel is a prayer to invoke the activities of Guru Rinpoche, so in a general way Drollo is included since that is a form of Guru Rinpoche. It isnt a Drollo practice however. There are many different terma of Drollo, in order to pra...
by Josef
Wed May 27, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drollo
Replies: 20
Views: 2281

Re: Dorje Drollo

I have always been interested in Dorje Drollo. What does the practice look like? Does it consist of a specific mantra? I have been a Ngondro practice for a long time now, but I have not come across anything Dorje Drollo related other than maybe 'Barche Lamsel - the Prayer that dispels all obstacles...
by Josef
Thu May 21, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshe Lama Empowerment and Transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Yeshe Lama Empowerment and Transmission

Hi Everyone, Wanted to know if this is offered anymore, or if anyone knows if it's going to be offered in the future. I know because of the pandemic it will be awhile, if it is. Thanks very much ! It is offered. The empowerment, as Pema says above is the rigpai tsal wang. The Yeshe Lama has it's ow...
by Josef
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Drollo
Replies: 20
Views: 2281

Re: Dorje trollo

I did retreats of two different cycles of Drollo.
Some people note difficulties and obstacles arising but honestly, this is just a part of being a practitioner. Once one develops some capacity with Drollo or Kilaya these kinds of obstacles become far more manageable.
by Josef
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 2347

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

Anyway is getting off topic, can someone practice , mother or father tantras or union of both, i.e. Kalachakra after receiving rigpai tsal wang with just the lung from outer, lower or inner, higher yoga tantra? Regards Depends on who your teacher is. Currently without. The two greatest teachers of ...
by Josef
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 2347

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

Anyway is getting off topic, can someone practice , mother or father tantras or union of both, i.e. Kalachakra after receiving rigpai tsal wang with just the lung from outer, lower or inner, higher yoga tantra? Regards It depends on the guru. If your guru says it is sufficient, it is sufficient. It...
by Josef
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 2347

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

I don't think a Sakya or Gelug lama would be ok with you practising a sarma yidam on that basis. Of course you could, from a Nyingma perspective, conclude that it's ok; or you could use one of the methods to give yourself permission to read any text or do any practice that are out there. But then y...
by Josef
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 2347

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

If you are a nyingmapa and have received the rigpai tsal wang and or a Shitro empowerment the lung is sufficient. I don't think a Sakya or Gelug lama would be ok with you practising a sarma yidam on that basis. Of course you could, from a Nyingma perspective, conclude that it's ok; or you could use...
by Josef
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 2347

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

If you are a nyingmapa and have received the rigpai tsal wang and or a Shitro empowerment the lung is sufficient.
by Josef
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dzogchen Cycles Program
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Dzogchen Cycles Program

Malcolm wrote: Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:54 pm
Josef wrote: Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:13 pm I have not participated in the program but I had dinner with Anne Klein once and thought he was genuine and quite interesting.
When did Anne Klein have sex reassignment surgery?

:rolling:
haha, my "s" key has failed me.
by Josef
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dzogchen Cycles Program
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Dzogchen Cycles Program

I have not participated in the program but I had dinner with Anne Klein once and thought he was genuine and quite interesting.
by Josef
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Decreased interest in Tantric practice
Replies: 78
Views: 11878

Re: Decreased interest in Tantric practice

I have found my interest in new Tantric practices waning over time. Prior to taking teachings from ChNN I received a lot of initiations, and generally took attending them quite seriously. Since this time I have the reoccurring feeling that I have enough of them, and find it harder to get all ginned...

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