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by dharmafootsteps
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Lotsawa Online Course
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Lotsawa Online Course

I don't suppose anyone has experience with both the Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo program, and with Rangjung Yeshe Institute? I'm interested in how the programs compare, specifically on the language side, I know RYI do a lot of other stuff too.
by dharmafootsteps
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Well, I wasn't comparing DC to any other organisation or sangha I just say they lost me as a member when they didn't inform me, and all other ordinary members, of the circumstances of Rinpoches death. Am I asking too much? /magnus Well to me, yes that's too much, if it wasn't I would have also left...
by dharmafootsteps
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Feel free to tell us. I can't imagine a "funeral" ceremony for someone who been embalmed, anyway 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 I always find these statements about the DCs lack of transparency a ...
by dharmafootsteps
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As far as transparency, particular wrt to communication, almost every other Dharma group I have ever been involved in has better communication than the DC. That surprises me. I have varying degrees of involvement with the communities of Mingyur Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche and ...
by dharmafootsteps
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

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 dharmafootsteps
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bon in Kathmandu
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Bon in Kathmandu

Triten Norbutse Monastery is in Ktm. Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche and others are there: https://himalayanbon.org/teachers/
by dharmafootsteps
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 119
Views: 5965

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

There was a single head of the community, and there was no lineage of succession, or chain of command. The only real question in my mind is trying to understand why Rinpoche left us without leadership. He obviously did so very deliberately, he knew what was coming and he knew very well the structur...
by dharmafootsteps
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 119
Views: 5965

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...
by dharmafootsteps
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 119
Views: 5965

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...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 119
Views: 5965

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

So his terma and practices revealed in his dreams are lost as a practice beyond the current people to whom they were given. That is actually often the case with terma. Kirt Indeed. So why not just accept this and talk about it in a honest and clear way? I think it's important to recognize that no o...
by dharmafootsteps
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The Moscow community sent a question to HHDL asking about our problem of our master no longer being physically present, and no successor.

HHDL's response at 58:20:
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ignorant_Fool wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:04 pm I don't know about you guys, but reading the whole Q&A was really depressing.
Row 109, middle paragraph. I was very pleasantly surprised by that.

The rest wasn't really depressing for me, as it's what's been known for a long time now. I wasn't expecting anything new.
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

PeterC wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:08 pm Does anyone know what the issue is with Samtengar that is mentioned in the Q&A? Please PM if not appropriate for public discussion
An instructor from there is giving direct introduction.
by dharmafootsteps
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I feed bad for the poor International Gakyil, such a thankless and pretty much impossible job.
by dharmafootsteps
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

PeterC wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:07 pm
Malcolm wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:19 pm They would need to be able to read Tibetan and give the lung in that language.
If after all these years the DC can’t pull together a group of students who can read Tibetan, then the writing really is on the wall
Of course it can.
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hey bro..why dont you get a petition going to ask the IDC to ask Yeshi to take over as The Teacher for IDC...with everyone signing knowing that things will be different from how ChNN ran things? It was already asked, he said no. he said no to the idc as it is, as it has being all this years. it nee...
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

it is the idc that must adapt to YN, not YN to the idc. that is the way. when we studied the blue book and the blue print it was clear clear thar things must go in the way the master pointa out. the reluctancy to change the community and practitioners habits ia the serious obstacle here. we members...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Steve's message was to a particular mailing list?
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1026302

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

To equate not having a public forum with secrecy doesn't make sense, we are open and transparent within its members, not to the public. Right, and so why do Yeshe threaten to sue anyone that talks about what happened on a meeting with 500 people? That isn't very transparent in my eyes. /magnus Not ...

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