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by bryandavis
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 55
Views: 3783

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

Issue with dharmawheel inbox. My email is [email protected]
If you want sadhana send me message there
by bryandavis
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 55
Views: 3783

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

It was rinchen Choling. The teachings are on you tube. Id put money on sadhana never being translated.
by bryandavis
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 55
Views: 3783

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

The Raktayamari empowerment was held in Los Angeles by Rinchen Choling. GBI never had the sadhana translated. I worked there at the time. Perhaps reaching out to Rinchen Choling is better for that. Also I think the Raktayamari was to connect his students with completion stage practices with in the Y...
by bryandavis
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 55
Views: 3783

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

I have one of the short sadhanas but away from dharma materials till dec 18th. I can pass on when I get to those with empowerment. Also if you had the empowerment GBI handed out a one page sadhana during 2017 empowerment. You can probably request from them for quicker resource.
by bryandavis
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 55
Views: 3783

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

Tsewang dzinpas main sadhana is anuyoga. There is an unelaborate ati version and an maha ati sadhana. The 4th empowerment is a rigpai tsal wang. This is the auspicious verse from the maha ati sadhana: HUM. Guru luminous’empty, self’aware -enlightened accomplished yidams form vital’energy and manta o...
by bryandavis
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche's affiliation
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

Re: Garchen Rinpoche's affiliation

Major Tulkus will have responsibility for upholding monastic seats, feeding monks, collecting money to support the inafastructures that are built around their name. Lama Garchen besides being a lord of refuge also holds and passes on the Drikung lineage, and has monasteries to uphold.. He is playing...
by bryandavis
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Kagyu Question

Words of my Perfect Teacher is used in Drikung Three Year retreats for the outer ngondro. It is used widely in many Kagyu circles.
This link is to Drikung specific materials. GongChik being the pillar of Lord Drikungpas thought.
by bryandavis
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 29
Views: 2826

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

I have recently started to use Instagram for Dharma things. I try to post only Dharma related images and art. I don't think spreading dharma needs to be approached in a preachy or proselytizing way. We also do not need to spread "teachings" to people, as in we do not need to "teach" people things. P...
by bryandavis
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru Yoga in Lama Yangthig
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Guru Yoga in Lama Yangthig

Does anyone know of an English translation of this Guru Yoga? The sadhana of guru yoga according to Dzogpa Chenpo Man-ngag Nying-tik called "The ornament of creativity of Samantabhadra". Author: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye rDzogs pa chen po man ngag snying thig gi bla ma brgyud pa'i rim pa mchod pa'...
by bryandavis
Tue May 28, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Retreat Centers
Replies: 41
Views: 4965

Re: Retreat Centers

An option would be, and this is if it is ones wish, to enter retreat. Most dharma centers with retreat housing options would be happy to take your money on a long term monthly basis. Also many centers will have retreat housing that is much less than renting an apartment, paying a home loan, etc. You...
by bryandavis
Tue May 28, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Retreat Centers
Replies: 41
Views: 4965

Re: Retreat Centers

It will be dependent upon the rules of the dharma center that has the retreat facilities available.
by bryandavis
Thu May 09, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Barche Lamsel
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: Barche Lamsel

Just to add a few cents...

I asked Garchen Rinpoche for the Lung of Barche Kunsel. He said the Six Vajra Lines are like the essence of the Barche Kunsel and Sampa Luhndrup.

It is short and sweet. So there is that also.

Bryan.
by bryandavis
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Empowerment needed for tummo?
Replies: 17
Views: 4562

Re: Empowerment needed for tummo?

One could also receive the oral instructions on tummo from Lama Garchen Rinpoche in the form of Om Ah Hum / Vajra Recitation he openly gives at almost every teaching, be it in person or webcast. At times this is conjunct with an empowerment and at other times it is just a subject he his speaking on....
by bryandavis
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreats in tb
Replies: 63
Views: 5768

Re: Retreats in tb

Daily Life vs. Retreat is what this thread should be retitled as. Its not so polarized really is it? It seem more like a matter of time / familiarization. If you spend a year, or three, or nine in a more isolated retreat setting you simply have the possibility of (add descriptive here..... absorb, f...
by bryandavis
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreats in tb
Replies: 63
Views: 5768

Re: Retreats in tb

I have some pieces of information of meditation retreats in Tibetan buddhism and was hoping if someone could enlighten me about it. Some are said to do so called box retreats, sitting upright up to 20 hours a day. On a typical long term closed retreat schedule one will practice in four sessions a d...
by bryandavis
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyung Ney
Replies: 17
Views: 2900

Re: Nyung Ney

Last year I spoke with a shangpa lama im California who said "without doing a few nyungnye retreats then not much benefit of practicing higher teachings." Also curious if others here encountrred any practice in the Tibetan tradition that is really pure kriyatantra? I have personally never come acros...
by bryandavis
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: West Side Los Angeles
Replies: 0
Views: 496

West Side Los Angeles

Greetings, Any Dharma wheel peeps live on the west side of L.a. or Santa Monica area? I am visiting my friends for a week here and would like to borrow a pair of small kapalas the weekend of the 31st, August for a short practice. PM if you can help out. I have transportation so can pick up or meet s...
by bryandavis
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 20166

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Greetings, Malcolm wrote: Sakya Pandita asserts in the Muni's Intent that that Dzogchen is the name of the result of the nine Yānas of the Nyingma school, Mahāmudra is the name of the result of the new tantras. ChNN agrees with Sakya Pandita's perspective on this, so when he states that the result o...
by bryandavis
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation
Replies: 40
Views: 4776

Re: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation

Dear Zoom, To go back to your opening post: "T he first time, I felt the heat arise only in my arms, but the second time, the heat was appearing inside my whole body. The sensation of heat was pretty strong and clear, but disappeared immedeately when I moved my body a little bit. Obviously the sensa...
by bryandavis
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Reversal vs. Purification
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

Reversal vs. Purification

Greetings all, Was digging around past topics trying to answer some questions in my own practice. Reversal of the lokas vs. Purification, any insights on the difference between the two methods? There is a few older post but not much discussion. As I see it (probably wrong) reversal is about getting ...

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