Monday, February 29, 2016

Dzogchen: Tibetan Buddhism

So, for me, the arrival of a Tibetan Lama in Mt. Shasta who I had met in Himachal Pradesh, India was a spontaneous accomplishment as far as I was concerned because it happened magically to my way of thinking. IN other words I had no idea this was going to happen until it did.

I was told during the 1980s that this practice "Dzogchen" was one of the two highest and most powerful practices of Tibetan Buddhism. A Lama came from India near Dharamshala (where the Dalai Lama lives) to Mt. Shasta and gave about 100 of us a Dzogchen Empowerment around 1986 or 1987. I was pretty amazed about this by the way. Because I had already received along with my wife and children the Kalachakra Tantra Empowerment along with 500,000 others from the Dalai Lama in December 1985 in Bodhgaya India where the Buddha became enlightened under a Bodhi Tree 2500 years ago. He was a Prince of a country then on the border of Nepal and India today.

Dzogchen

Also, this is somewhat of a "Secret Practice" to attain enlightenment quickly that one must be empowered by an Empowered Tibetan lama (usually a Tulku) to begin practicing.

Another one like this is:

Mahamudra:

    Mahamudra (Sanskrit: great seal) is an advanced form of meditation in Buddhism. It is practiced by the Kagyu, Gelug and Sakya schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
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  1. Mahamudra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahamudra
    Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, "Three Classifications of Mahamudra" http: ... Wangchug Dorje, "Mahamudra: The Ocean of True Meaning", transl. Henrik Havlat.

Mahamudra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mahamudra (Sanskrit: great seal) is an advanced form of meditation in Buddhism. It is practiced by the Kagyu, Gelug and Sakya schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Bön and Nyingma schools practice a different advanced form of meditation called Dzogchen.

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