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by Fa Dao
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Living Longde Teacher
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Re: Living Longde Teacher

There seems to be a few "Tokden Rinpoches". I am also interested in finding out if there are any other Teachers of Longde...in the US maybe?
by Fa Dao
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wilkinson Translations
Replies: 44
Views: 5186

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

i once read a wilkinson work and after a few lines my eyes where defiled 😂 [/quote] In order to make a comment like that apparently you must be fluent in the Tibetan language. And if you are then why aren't you turning out Dzogchen English translations like this guy is trying to do? And if not, how ...
by Fa Dao
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1023284

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Rinpoche had said 3 things many many times.
Relax,
Be Present,
Do Guruyoga.
Anyone know how to say and write these in Tibetan?
by Fa Dao
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 19
Views: 2135

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

sounds like a plan...you can never do too much Guruyoga, right? One of the few things that Rinpoche always said was "Relax, be Present, do Guruyoga..these are the only things I tell you to do". Applying the practice of being Present between sessions as a practice in itself cannot be underestimated.....
by Fa Dao
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 19
Views: 2135

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

Take a look at your situation and try and determine if there are any secondary practices that might be useful to intersperse between sessions that will be helpful to the main practice....the 3 day Vajra Armor retreat comes to mind as an example..Ive also found it helpful to do LOTS of really short p...
by Fa Dao
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 9251

Re: Greta Thunberg

yeah..only one problem with all of this...a group of 500 scientists and climate professionals sent a “European Climate Declaration” to the U.N. with a stark message: “There is no climate emergency.” And as the MSM obviously wont be covering this it might be worth a look...as well as some open and ho...
by Fa Dao
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Might be helpful if you remember which language the monk was chanting it in...Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, or Japanese? Also was it long or short? If long it could have been a dharani and not a mantra
by Fa Dao
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 6135

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

I think everyone here has had doubts as to the efficacy of certain practices....were human, comes with the territory. However, that being said, heres a thought that crossed my mind...you said you have been doing this practice for a decade now, right? Is it remotely possible that you were meant to di...
by Fa Dao
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 236
Views: 32819

Re: Random Thoughts

TharpaChodron wrote: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:54 am Today I went to a teaching by Kalu Rinpoche, by chance I learned he was teaching only 1.5 hours away from my home. Never met his previous incarnation, but I was so impressed! :heart:
agreed...Ive seen the kid on youtube...hes really got it going on
by Fa Dao
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 4376

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

florin wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:32 pm Hi,

Anybody knows how the mantra is written in tibetan ?
The mantra as it is found in the longde sadhana practiced in the dzogchen community.
Thanks
Didnt know if it was appropriate to post it here so I pm'd it to you
by Fa Dao
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra siddhi
Replies: 25
Views: 2631

Re: Mantra siddhi

Dorje Kotrab/Vajra Armor
by Fa Dao
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 134
Views: 17345

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. – Thomas Sowell
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. – Margaret Thatcher
by Fa Dao
Thu May 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 4376

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

ChNN has said that for longevity you do Amitayus practice, for Wisdom..Manjushri, for compassion..Chenrezi..etc. What is Ngondzog Gyalpo practice done for? Besides the obvious, Realization/Enlightenment... Kye-rim. Control of vayu is the root of all siddhis. All of the qualities are complete in eve...
by Fa Dao
Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 4376

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

Been a while since I posted this...was wondering if anyone had any more info...
by Fa Dao
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Q: on Christopher Wilkinson translations
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Q: on Christopher Wilkinson translations

Actually I have a few of his books. I like them, especially since they are the only translations out there for many dzogchen tantras. I cant tell you how accurate they are as I don't speak/read/write Tibetan. However that being said he appears to be knowledgeable and has a sincere desire to get as m...
by Fa Dao
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1023284

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Nothing radically different but there are some nice tidbits that are different in each one. I recommend them both.
by Fa Dao
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1023284

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Anyone here know how to get a hold of Jim Valby? So far he is the only senior student of Rinpoches that I know of that has any knowledge of Longde. Please feel free to PM me
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 16728

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

ok, well, my thought would be that once you have without a doubt had an actual discovering of nature of mind there doesn't seem to be much point in working with anything else as all practices in one way or another go towards that. Thats not to say that you cant do secondary practices as needed thou...
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 16728

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

ok, well, my thought would be that once you have without a doubt had an actual discovering of nature of mind there doesn't seem to be much point in working with anything else as all practices in one way or another go towards that. Thats not to say that you cant do secondary practices as needed thoug...
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 16728

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Once you are without doubt about the nature of mind the next steps are to stabilize and enhance...

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