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by chimechodra
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lama Dawa Mirror Divination
Replies: 22
Views: 8607

Re: Lama Dawa Mirror Divination

Can Lama Dawa determine who is my root guru? Is answer in ''yes or no'' format? Or can I give list of options? Can answer be ''his name isn't in this list''? What if I can't reach lama whom he divinates? I don't know who else is available who can do mirror divinations on the same level as Lama Dawa...
by chimechodra
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 27874

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

:hi: Hi there, I am new here. :hug: I read the whole thread but I can't still figure out whether an inauthentic (or non-qualified) teacher like Sogyal Rinpoche could confer empowerments. The idea here would be that if he has broken completely his samayas, the chain is broken. So for his students th...
by chimechodra
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 27874

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

Malcolm, I was wondering, could you elaborate how this relates to the direct introduction Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche gives during retreats/webcasts and on transmission days? If I'm understanding correctly, as long as you follow along as best as you can, try to understand what the transmission is about b...
by chimechodra
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 132575

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

And now this by ... huh ... Justin Whitaker?: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2017/08/the-merit-of-pointing-out-abuse-in-buddhism-dzongsar-khyentse-rinpoche.html edit: Oh Malcolm's quoted :smile: Personally I'm glad people are willing to publish rebuttals against an article. I general...
by chimechodra
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7686
Views: 982446

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Having followed the world wide transmission does one also have the transmission for the song of the vajra? Yes. Thanks. One more question: having the transmission, can one read and practice the 21 semdzins, the lojongs, rushens, and semdzins from the other book, and the precious vase? I think the a...
by chimechodra
Thu May 25, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lamas of Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 15
Views: 3038

Re: Lamas of Dudjom Tersar

Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche's soon, teaches actively in New York City and upstate New York. He's giving some teachings throughout the summer. Extremely worth making the connection, him and his son (Dudjom Rinpoche's grandson, naturally) Tulku Namgyal Dawa Rinpoche are wonderful masters w...
by chimechodra
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7686
Views: 982446

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I have found that the best and most simple advice is to simply listen very very closely to every single word Rinpoche speaks or writes. You'd think this would be obvious, but when I first came across the DC I already had a few years of ideas of what Dzogchen was about and how it should be approached...
by chimechodra
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7686
Views: 982446

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone know if the Longsal retreats (specifically the one at the end of January 2017 in Dzamling Gar) require the specific Longsal empowerment? Or is transmission the only requirement?
by chimechodra
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Questions about Dzogchen, Webcast Transmission and More
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Questions about Dzogchen, Webcast Transmission and More

Hello all, in the pursuit of a country where I'll be able to both go to college and study Dharma, people have brought to my attention that the very country closest to me, Serbia, has a Dzogchen center (apart from the Theravadin center I know about). This Dzogchen center is part of the International...
by chimechodra
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7686
Views: 982446

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

According to the coordinators of the event, one should feel that they have a stable base of trekchö in order to attend the retreat. Just thought everyone should know before they get their hopes up about attending, like I did! Where is that stated? I booked my flights today so I guess I had better g...
by chimechodra
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7686
Views: 982446

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

According to the coordinators of the event, one should feel that they have a stable base of trekchö in order to attend the retreat. Just thought everyone should know before they get their hopes up about attending, like I did!
by chimechodra
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Should I go to an empowerment?
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Should I go to an empowerment?

Hi Dharma Wheel, I wanted to ask for your advice. Who should go to a Buddhist Tantric empowerment? I have the opportunity to go to a Vajrayogini empowerment, but I'm not sure if I should go. I do a short meditation and recite some prayers everyday, but I know I wouldn't be able to keep up with an e...
by chimechodra
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dudjom Rinpoche practices Dzogchen Atiyoga, on video
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Dudjom Rinpoche practices Dzogchen Atiyoga, on video

Beautiful, thank you so much for this. :anjali:
by chimechodra
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Material to read before ChNN transmission on Friday?
Replies: 43
Views: 5387

Re: Material to read before ChNN transmission on Friday?

So what about the ones that are being mentioned for this weekend? I cannot find these listed anywhere. This list of lungs that Magnus posted is pretty much the standard with every webcast . When? I have only done the DI's in the past, where do the lungs fit in relation to that? Thanks Magnus! If yo...
by chimechodra
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Material to read before ChNN transmission on Friday?
Replies: 43
Views: 5387

Re: Material to read before ChNN transmission on Friday?

I'm a bit confused which visualisation of Guru Rinpoche we were supposed to do, based on the two linked texts. I hope it doesn't matter if you visualised the wrong one :) Does this transmission allow one to do a specific Guru Yoga practice only, and if so, what is the best book to get? If it allows...
by chimechodra
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Material to read before ChNN transmission on Friday?
Replies: 43
Views: 5387

Re: Material to read before ChNN transmission on Friday?

I'm a bit confused which visualisation of Guru Rinpoche we were supposed to do, based on the two linked texts. I hope it doesn't matter if you visualised the wrong one :) Does this transmission allow one to do a specific Guru Yoga practice only, and if so, what is the best book to get? If it allows...
by chimechodra
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Question

You should of course ask your lama or whoever gave you the lung for the practice. At least, ask someone in the sangha.

If it helps, what I do is to sing the entire section 3 times, then quietly contemplate each section. Like Terma says, these lines need to really hit you deeply.
by chimechodra
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Very clear statements about the Dzogchen path- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Replies: 63
Views: 10906

Re: Very clear statements about the Dzogchen path- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

In which case surely its 'One of' :smile: Some folks might think TUR is authoritative, at least those that accept the indispensability of lineage and refuge. Yes, but for someone who is studying with another teacher who also has impeccable lineage credentials and is someone with whom they have a co...
by chimechodra
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7686
Views: 982446

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I think I probably know the answer to this question already, but figured it can't hurt to ask: Is Ati Guru Yoga by itself able to maintain/strengthen your connection with the guardians/dharmapalas? Or, in order to build this relationship, is more elaborate practice absolutely necessary? Obviously I...
by chimechodra
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7686
Views: 982446

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I think I probably know the answer to this question already, but figured it can't hurt to ask: Is Ati Guru Yoga by itself able to maintain/strengthen your connection with the guardians/dharmapalas? Or, in order to build this relationship, is more elaborate practice absolutely necessary? Obviously I ...

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