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[link] Follow the live transcript —> https://otter.ai/u/Dlb5aWU0rgIxJMbCfk6tLE00Nbg
Strange tried several times, always when I go in here, the camera doesn’t work. Sorry.
[program] The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Decoding an Ancient MasterworkWednesday, August 4, 2021 @ 7 pm ET —> https://www.embodiedphilosophy.com/event/the-tibetan-book-of-the-dead-decoding-an-ancient-masterwork/
[program] The Bardo Teachings: Bringing The Tibetan Book of the Dead to LifeByAndrew HolecekWednesdays, August 18, September 1, 8, & 15 from 7 - 9 pm ET —> https://www.embodiedphilosophy.com/the-bardo-teachings-bringing-the-tibetan-book-of-the-dead-to-life/?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=instructor&utm_campaign=the-bardo-teachings&utm_content=andrew-holecek
[Q] Hi Andrew, Have you ever come across a ‘grading system’ for lucid dreams (kind of like Asanga’s nine ‘elephant path’ steps for śamatha states)? I’ve journaled close to 500 lucid dreams over the years and developed a simple ten level system based on duration, clarity and agency. It’s been a helpful way to catalogue and track progress, but I’ve often wondered if I just reinvented the wheel and some better system exists. If anyone knows of one, it would be you. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.
[program] Lucid Dreaming: A Deeper DiveAn online retreat over two weekendsOct 8-10 and Nov 12-14, 2021 —> https://www.andrewholecek.com/lucid-dreaming-a-deeper-dive/
Three hours only with a Salvadore Dali clock, melted over a cliff edge! Ha Ha!
[Q] What role do nagas play in our world? In the naga practice, we nourish them with an offering, but in a fire puja text, we repel them. So, are they good or bad or ....? Also, can you have moments of enlightenment where everything seems perfect and there doesn't seem like anything needs to be done without being enlightened? And, lastly do dharmapalas just protect us on a spiritual level or are they helpful on a physical level?
The nagas once told me to not buy a house where they were not happy, where they were not at rest.
The Nagas exist, believe it or not!
[program] I’m Mindful. Now What? – Onlinewith Andrew HolecekOCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 17, 2021 —> https://www.yogaville.org/programs/9867/im-mindful-now-what-online/
One sent me a drawing of Shiva's cobra!
Sarah C. Whitehead
Bernardo Bertolucci was an Italian director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha,
HHDL noted one at Menla when he visited years back; guests feed it milk🙏🏽
... a Naga, under the valley
What is the member discount code for Lucid Dreaming: A Deeper Dive?
What Protector Practice do you do?
[discount] Here’s the link to access the Deeper Dive, discount code. —> https://community.nightclub.andrewholecek.com/c/discounts/91 — [50% off for premium members] [5% off for free members]
Bad place to be bitten by a rattlesnake! Haha!
Barry, what's that imag?. Love it
Trungpa Rinpoche had us do Ekajati practice.
Andrew’s Road Show
[Q] Andrew, I enjoyed the conversation you had with Karen— using the water / whirlpool metaphor but where in this sort of metaphor is there room for any kind of “ indestructible drop” kind of thing? I have trouble reconciling this “ drop” idea once the whirlpool has dissolved into the full body of water— or the child light has turned to face and dissolve into the mother light?
Is Quetzalcoatl a naga? Or a Protector?
Being relatively new to the teachings of buddihism what should I start learning first?
http://www.ktgrinpoche.org KHENPO TSÜLTRIM GYAMTSO RINPOCHE
Super book https://smile.amazon.com/Progressive-Meditation-Emptiness-Tsultrim-Rinpoche/dp/153740900X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=khenpo+tsultrim+gyamtso+rinpoche&qid=1626986743&sr=8-1
Do all sentient beings have dreams? Since appearance is a dream? At what point in species complexity do dreams start happening? Since samsara is the dream all sentient beings reside in.
Thanks Andrew.. Indestructible “continuum “ is helpful…
Good beginning book about Buddhism, https://smile.amazon.com/Essence-Buddhism-Introduction-Philosophy-Shambhala/dp/1570624682/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3PZV1OW96IGEK&dchild=1&keywords=the+essence+of+buddhism&qid=1626986971&sprefix=essence+of+buddhism+%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-4
Sorry did anyone hear the second book Andrew advised??? I didn’t catch the full title
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa.
And The Myth of Freedom, same author
That would be my first recommendation.
Cutting Through would be by first recommendation. IT really did it for me. And Myth of Freedom was my second book to like and recommend for beginners. Rereading those books periodical is well worth it.
I have Reggie Ray’s books too.
[Q] The teachings say the last thought before the moment of death is so important. It may dictate or influence the continuation of thought that arises when our consciousness is restored from a lapse. The last thought is also important before going to sleep, and affects the dreaming experience. What is the connection, or stays connected through the lapse, or unconsciousness?
[Q] Recently you were talking about anger and working with it. I remembered that Gampopa wrote that one act of anger can erase aeons of merit. I asked my wife about it and she said “That’s why we dedicate merit when we finish our activity.” In her tradition, she calls it finishing prayers. So, the more we do meritorious things, the sooner we should dedicate our merit to make sure it benefits others (before we get angry)
[Q] Hi Andrew, If everything comes out of the Pure Light Mind which is the essence and source of all that is, how is it that we see such an amount of evil and suffering on our planet today. In your understanding what is the Tibetan Buddhist teaching on this issue? Thank you for your insight.
[program] Mindfulness and Beyond: Exploring the Wonders of MeditationSedona Mago Retreat Center - October 18 - 24, 2021 —> https://www.andrewholecek.com/mindfulness-and-beyond-exploring-the-world-of-meditation/
Andrew is so spot on in this advise about meditative states of awakening. Recognize them. Don’t push, pull or conceptualize them. Don’t be afraid.
And then let go, and also remember/
Thank you so much! Wonderful! I have to go early. Thanks!
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[Q] Is Quetzalcoatl a naga? Or a Protector? Do all sentient beings have dreams? Since appearance is a dream... At what point in species complexity do dreams start happening? Since samsara is the dream all sentient beings reside in.
thank you…. must go now … so grateful for your kindness Andrew and Andy 🙏🏽💙
Thanks Andrew 🖖
Thanks again for answering all our questions and for the great ideas and information. - Namaste!
thank you so much! Be well everyone!
Thank you Andrew and all
Thanks Andrew, Andy and all!!