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by PSM
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 88
Views: 56530

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

All I can really say, in the end, is that you should have confidence if you have "gotten" it--confidence not really contrived. If you do not, then asking and entering into conversation is the only means of clarifying and potentially confirming. There is no way this sort of approach can happen en ma...
by PSM
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for My Healing
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

Re: Prayers for My Healing

I dedicated my practice to you. :heart: Hope everything turns out well, you recover fully and that it turns into fuel for your practice.

Edit: did you contact the manufacturer of the walker? They would want to know about this. It would help protect others from the same thing.
by PSM
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7707
Views: 990968

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

TaTa wrote: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:30 pm Is there a practice recomended to reduce strong attachment? (besides guru yoga)
The four thoughts (precious human life, impermanence, suffering, karma) would be a good bet, especially the second one.
by PSM
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: “The Four Lamps, Part 1” online Facebook live series, 3/21/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: “The Four Lamps, Part 1” online Facebook live series, 3/21/18

Bumping this thread - the teachings are this afternoon.
by PSM
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7707
Views: 990968

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

There is also this excellent book outlining a method for gradually cultivating Shine, Gyuwa, Stable Shine, 'Released' Shine, Contemplation, and Trekcho. http://shop.shangshungfoundation.com/en/restricted/141-an-introduction-to-the-practice-of-contemplation-2000000005614.html With regards to the boo...
by PSM
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does the Buddha's Omniscient Mind Pervade the Universe Like Space?
Replies: 14
Views: 1825

Re: Does the Buddha's Omniscient Mind Pervade the Universe Like Space?

Malcolm wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:04 pm A Buddha is not omnipresent, they are unobstructed. There is a difference, subtle, but a difference that is important.
Is this because a buddha (or emptiness) is not actually present, either in one place or every place?
by PSM
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 17584

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

The same can be said of any practice. Depending on the practitioner. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche told us a story of a man he met who'd done a phenomenal amount of prostrations - as in several million. He was amazed at the level of insight and siddhis the man had developed, including clear indications of ...
by PSM
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 17584

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

smcj wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 am
Tantric or Dzogchen ngondro?
I’ve never heard of a separate “Dzogchen NgonDro”.
That's Semdzin and Rushen. Jim Valby talks about this a lot in his seminars.
by PSM
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Moderator approval of posts
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Moderator approval of posts

How long does it take for a member to be allowed to post without moderator approval? I looked in the FAQ but couldn't find an answer - maybe I missed it.
by PSM
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: First four of six perfections
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Re: First four of six perfections

Question: are there other important aspects of your life that you believe in which contradict these ideas? For example, do you believe in "getting something off your chest", "catharsis", "keeping it real", "telling it like it is", or "being youself"? "Putting someone in their place"? Clearly these ...
by PSM
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: “The Four Lamps, Part 1” online Facebook live series, 3/21/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: “The Four Lamps, Part 1” online Facebook live series, 3/21/18

kalden yungdrung wrote: Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:15 pm :good:

Hope that this will benefit all Dzogchenpas worldwide :namaste:
Fantastic opportunity! I suppose Facebook has some use after all.

Is this based on the text "The Precepts of the Dharmakaya"?
by PSM
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7707
Views: 990968

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Sorry, I feel indirectly responsible for raising this issue of emailing ChNN. When he wrote that complaint about people sending him massive emails, this was already back in 2001. I’m sure the email traffic is even worse these days, so let’s bear that in mind. I was really just wondering what GY is ...
by PSM
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 9946

Re: Guru Devotion

What if......after many years....you find out that the teacher you were devoted to... wasn't your teacher.....because you never received any empowerment's from him !!!!!!!!! (Talk about a Buddhist dad joke...). True Story. ... They are your teacher in a Buddhist sense, just not one you have receive...
by PSM
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7707
Views: 990968

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

treehuggingoctopus wrote: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:04 pm Please do not write to Rinpoche right now. Wait till we know he is as fit as a fiddle again.
You can write to senior students such as Jim Valby. For many things they are as able as Rinpoche to provide great advice.
by PSM
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?
Replies: 92
Views: 8250

Re: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?

We know already that it is empty since we confirmed this analytically during rushan of the mind or the semzin of gradual and sudden emptiness. Hi Malcolm - what is the specific semdzin(s) you are referring to here? Something like yeshe zangthal? In the classical tradition of seven semszins, the two...
by PSM
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?
Replies: 92
Views: 8250

Re: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?

Malcolm wrote: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:29 pm We know already that it is empty since we confirmed this analytically during rushan of the mind or the semzin of gradual and sudden emptiness.
Hi Malcolm - what is the specific semdzin(s) you are referring to here? Something like yeshe zangthal?
by PSM
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Namkhas (colored-thread elemental) are they only Bon?
Replies: 36
Views: 10721

Re: Namkhas (colored-thread elemental) are they only Bon?

This is very useful for making proper calculations, based on your birthday etc. : http://namkha.info/en/
by PSM
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Less time on computer
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Less time on computer

This is a big, important subject and I think it's becoming more important to address as time goes on. With regards to smartphones, I would strongly recommend getting an app to monitor your usage. Just seeing what you're doing makes you much more aware. In general, I have found it best to learn about...
by PSM
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.
Replies: 8
Views: 2553

Re: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.

I just came across this great story from Krishna Das: http://krishnadas.com/blog/remembering-lama-norlha-rinpoche-filled-love/ http://krishnadas.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_5097-e1519352663457.jpeg Remembering Lama Norlha Rinpoche, I am filled with love February 22, 2018 Lama Norlha Rinpoche was a di...

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