presented a method for receiving transmission of the essential
Guruyoga, especially for those whose circumstances don’t allow them to
attend a retreat. Rinpoche has said, “...here we have an idea of how to
transmit the teaching. The principle particularly of the Dzogchen
teachings is Guruyoga, and we can have the transmission of the
knowledge of Guruyoga with Direct Introduction: this is of primary
importance in the Dzogchen teaching..."
The transmission mainly
concerns new, interested practitioners who did not yet meet the Teacher
but want to start practicing. It is important that all new individuals
receive instructions, from an experienced practitioner, on how to
follow the practice done at the videotape before joining the practice
at the anniversary.
The practice on the tape
will start at the same moment for everyone who’s participating, and,
Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, wherever he is, will, at that very moment, start
to give transmission. This is the idea and practice for the
The next World
Wide Empowerment will take place
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Location: Kundroling - New York City 151, West 30th Street, Suite 403,
Newcomers who want
to participate in this Transmission must be truly interested in the
Teachings transmitted by our Teacher Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and
practiced in our worldwide Dzogchen Community. Participation of
newcomers in this World Wide Transmission should try to receive
Teachings from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu in the future. After having
received this Transmission, they should also try to train and
collaborate with the Sangha of the International Dzogchen Community of
Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.
Teacher, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, had the idea of a "Transmission on
Distance", because he wanted to help people in difficult situations,
who could not travel at that time to meet the Teacher. The Transmission
will enable them to practice the Dzogchen Teachings transmitted by him,
without needing direct contact with the Teacher at that time.
Here is a short summary of how this
1. To receive the World Wide
Transmission, new students need to participate with an experienced
student who will host both the preliminary explanation as well as the
actual practice. The explanations should be given by a long-time
student of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, well in advance of the event.
2. Hosts of the Empowerments with the
videotape should be Members of the International Dzogchen Community.
3. For new and interested persons, it
is important to have seen the explanation of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu that
is also on the videotape, in advance. They should also have the
possibility to clarify doubts about the practice on the videotape with
some serious, dedicated, older students of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
before the Empowerment.
4. Exactly at the given time (see
timetable) at your place, you start the Transmission-Video at the
starting point of the part of the Anniversary of the Master Garab Dorje.
At that moment - worldwide - students
and newcomers start to practice together with Chogyal Namkhai
Norbu. Master and students simultaneously practice together this
session of Tun, which ends with a dedication of merits.
We wish you all a successful practice.
THE WORLD WIDE TRANSMISSION:
Long life to the