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  1. Last two paragraphs of this blog post has something on connecting to realised beings: https://voxhermes.wordpress.com/2020/07/02/teachings-from-tibetan-buddhism-on-the-kali-yuga/
  2. Am I who you think I am?

    Am I who you think I am? A different version of you exists in the mind of each person that knows you. [Not my idea, just something I picked up.]
  3. Documentary on Tibet's Secret Temple: Time flies - this was five years ago! Documentary too long? Particular sections viewable here: https://artvideolibrary.net/
  4. My condolences on your recent losses. This book may be of interest: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0096QZ4Y6/
  5. Ritman Library

    Good documentary on the library and its collections on Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Ritman-Library-Amsterdam-Joost/dp/B0722LXY8Z
  6. The Kundalini Support Network might be able to offer help and advice, their web address is https://www.kundalinisupportnetwork.org/.
  7. Bruce Frantzis has put out a series of Taoist meditations to help in these strange times. There's fifteen videos so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZGxERtakiPYPJxR-KLETDnz_ruOY7hAU
  8. Yes of course, thanks for the reminder (I'm not being sarcastic). This book has been on my to 'get list' for far too long now: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Map-Body-Visions-Structure/dp/8878341398 While the Five Skandhas describe the make up of ordinary beings, the true natures of the Five Skandhas are the Five Dhyani Buddhas. On a very basic level of undertanding - which is all I have - Body, Speech and Mind can be related to the three kayas - Body/Nirmakaya, Speech/ Sambhogakaya, Mind/Dharmakaya - which may also correlate to the Sounds, Lights and Rays in the Dzogchen teaching. So there we have it, three interconnected maps of the human being/any being according to Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen, going from the particular to the universal and beyond. Looks like I've done a u-turn on my previous post - it's good to talk
  9. I'm not a scholar in any tradition, though I don't think kaya would be a useful comparison when mapping the ontological levels of a human being between approaches, assuming of course ordinary beings are being mapped. Kayas are used to describe the emanational bodies of wisdom beings and whole realms of existence like Nirmanakaya and Sambhogakaya fields. Rupa (form), the first of the Five Skandas which make up an ordinary being along with the model of the Eight Consciousnesses may perhaps provide some possibilities for correlation.
  10. There’s a parallel with the four competencies. pāmara - unconsciously incompetent vishayi - consciously incompetent jigñāsu - consciously competent mukta - unconsciouly competent
  11. Here's an interesting little piece, three practitioners discuss acknowledging realised beings and including them in their practice: https://www.lionsroar.com/forum-unseen-realized-beings
  12. The Midnight Gospel

    I watch it with my daughter. It's so fast paced that we have to stop and go back to take in what's being said. I'll have my notebook ready for the rewatches. The last episode has some great instructions on getting out of the head and into the body. Never heard of Duncan Trussel until this, thanks, I'll check 'em out. Outrageously so in places - it's a delight!
  13. Don't know if this TV series has been mentioned, The Midnight Gospel, it's mind blowing, especially from episode 4. It touches on and discusses many topics of interest to this forum.
  14. How to Feed Your Demons

    Join Lama Tsultrim this Sunday, April 26 at 11:30am (Pacific Time) for Feeding Your Demons® practice to work with what is arising for us around the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This livestream practice is open to anyone and will take place on her Facebook Page. Time: 11:30am Pacific Time / 12:30pm Mountain Time / 2:30pm Eastern Time / 8:30pm (Central European Time). Visit this link for time-zone conversion to find the event time in your area: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ We look forward to practicing with you this Sunday on this page: https://www.facebook.com/lamatsultrimallione/
  15. The production on these particular Prime videos is fine, though there is the odd editing mishap - in the leg raise DVD the voice over says let's recap the pushup progression. Great for beginners and experienced, they start in basic steps, with good tips and instruction all the way up to advanced stuff.