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by climb-up
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 84 mahasiddhas book (Lopez or Dowman)
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: 84 mahasiddhas book (Lopez or Dowman)

Has anyone read, or at least seen, both Keith Dowman’s book “Masters of Mahamudra” and Donald Lopez’s “Seeing the Sacred in Samsara”. They both feature biographies of all 84 mahasiddha, I believe (is that right?). Is either one particularly better or worse? Thank you 🙏 Lopez’s translation is an imp...
by climb-up
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 84 mahasiddhas book (Lopez or Dowman)
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: 84 mahasiddhas book (Lopez or Dowman)

Has anyone read, or at least seen, both Keith Dowman’s book “Masters of Mahamudra” and Donald Lopez’s “Seeing the Sacred in Samsara”. They both feature biographies of all 84 mahasiddha, I believe (is that right?). Is either one particularly better or worse? Thank you 🙏 Awesome, thank you. Lopez’s t...
by climb-up
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 84 mahasiddhas book (Lopez or Dowman)
Replies: 7
Views: 229

84 mahasiddhas book (Lopez or Dowman)

Has anyone read, or at least seen, both Keith Dowman’s book “Masters of Mahamudra” and Donald Lopez’s “Seeing the Sacred in Samsara”.

They both feature biographies of all 84 mahasiddha, I believe (is that right?). Is either one particularly better or worse?

Thank you 🙏
by climb-up
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Im too slow at Ngongdro, help :(
Replies: 23
Views: 709

Re: Im too slow at Ngongdro, help :(

It seems like the problem is the promise you made to finish it within a couple years. Maybe talk to your lama and explain that it didn't work, what you're able to do and see what they think? In terms of the length of time, I think it's okay. Assuming you have faith in your teacher and practice and w...
by climb-up
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

there is a solo version. Nice, thank you. It looks like there are four different vajra dances, if I understand correctly, can they all be done solo or is there a particular one that had a solo version? afaik there is no problem at all if one want to practice them alone but if the mandala is full it...
by climb-up
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I’ve never learned anything about the vajra dance, but I’m under the impression that it is done almost exclusively in groups. Is that correct? Can it be done solo? there is a solo version. Nice, thank you. It looks like there are four different vajra dances, if I understand correctly, can they all ...
by climb-up
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I’ve never learned anything about the vajra dance, but I’m under the impression that it is done almost exclusively in groups.
Is that correct?
Can it be done solo?
by climb-up
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I have been surprised that people have been thinking Yeshi would take over. Am I the only one who watched My Reincarnation? No, but many people missed the statement where Rinpoche stated the DC would splinter. Oh, I guess it’s been a while. I thought I remembered the thrust of the movie being that ...
by climb-up
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It was always to create teachers, take a level, teach a level was original idea, but about 6 years in the boss was dissatisfied. His original idea was that people who passed level four would be equipped to give introduction. He also stated in one SMS training that people following klong goal were m...
by climb-up
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

people really don’t understand history of SMS, and why rinpoche originally created it. Oh, fair enough. I use it base outline to help develop my ...well, base, for my practice and it’s so wonderful; by I was under the impression that it was for teachers and continuing the tradition. Is that wrong? ...
by climb-up
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Third vision is an iideal, it is not really a requirement. Good thing too, cause if it were, ChNN would have waited too long to begin. ChNNs original plan had people giving introduction after level 4. What level have folks gotten to? If no one got as far as level 4, are the steps to that point full...
by climb-up
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Pang Mipham Gonpo was an 85 year old monk when he received the Longde teachings from Vairocana. He and 7 of his successors achieved Rainbow body. Whose to say that someone in the DC wont get to the third level of visions and then be willing to step up? In other words..it aint over till its over! Th...
by climb-up
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Adamantine wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:07 pm Considering ChNN’s own experience with his gurus, the origins of the Longsal, and his activity in the dreams of his students, let’s not write off the possibility that he may clarify things within dreams at appropriate times to senior disciples..
Seems 100% possible to me.
I hope so.
by climb-up
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Man, what a bummer this whole situation is. Obviously YN should not be considered a teacher, he doesn’t want to be and doesn’t want to be associated with the DC. It would be easier if he hadn’t also said he was concerned about the purity of his fathers name and that it was used correctly ...does tha...
by climb-up
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Oh, apparently Lyosha no longer exists. That’s a bummer. I do know that the eyes are said to remain open but, as I said, there is a specific section where that seems difficult and I would very much love to ask someone who has done the secret Rushen either with ChNN, or perhaps a SMS instructor. you...
by climb-up
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Oh, apparently Lyosha no longer exists.
That’s a bummer.

I do know that the eyes are said to remain open but, as I said, there is a specific section where that seems difficult and I would very much love to ask someone who has done the secret Rushen either with ChNN, or perhaps a SMS instructor.
by climb-up
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Would someone who did the ratna Lingpa secret rushen with ChNN (either live or webcast) PM me? I have a question about the secret rushen of voice as described in the lojong, rushen and semdzin book. It’s described slightly differently from that of the previous vase and there is one specific place w...
by climb-up
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Having some doubts recently...
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: Having some doubts recently...

Sounds like you’re set, and obviously your teachers advice is the way to go.
If you’re still having problems with trekcho I wonder if revisiting the secret rushen would be helpful.
by climb-up
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Would someone who did the ratna Lingpa secret rushen with ChNN (either live or webcast) PM me? I have a question about the secret rushen of voice as described in the lojong, rushen and semdzin book. It’s described slightly differently from that of the previous vase and there is one specific place wh...
by climb-up
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7705
Views: 987754

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks :D

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