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== WHAT'S UP? == Czech version - česky
Presentations and discussions on the relevant philosophical-spiritual-historical topics that are present in the work of the same title written by Elías Capriles, a professor of history and philosophy, and a long term student of various vajrayana buddhist and atiyana-dzogchen masters, including Dudjom Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Thinle Norbu Rinpoche, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche etc., spending over 6 years in a personal retreat in the Himalaya mountains, doing there atiyana upadesha practice based on receiving pith instructions from the masters. The final session in December is going to be a Q&A webinar with Elías connected online.
- MONDAY DECEMBER 17th 18:00 CET (17h GMT), on Skype (noname.tm) with Elías Capriles online
Please prepare for the Monday session questions from Capriles' texts. For a brief condensed version of his texts have a look at the triptych of his articles from the proceedings of the 2010 transpersonal conference: http://ita2010.com/downloads/en/eng_17th_Conference_Theses.pdf. Prepare some questions :) Some relevant topics may include:
Join me on Skype (ID: noname.tm), to join the conference call. If having questions/problems write me:
CONTACT: email@example.com, tel. +420 737740166, skype: noname.tm, GTalk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Because I am excited about Capriles' work, and being myself a practitioner of Dzogchen teachings transmitted by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu rinpoche I like very much the attempt to use this standpoint for looking at Western philosophy, ideology and more or less hidden metanarrations that drive our society at this time. I belive it could be useful for others too.
Message from Elías (23th November): “Dear Martin,
Very good. I think Dec. 17 would be better. And the best would be if you could send me q list of queries on Dec. 14, asking people to refer the queries to the relevant pages of the book (whichever of the books it is, though I assume most will be about BB). This is good so I have time to confront the questions with the relevant book pages, as I deal with so many different subjects that it is not automatic that at any moment I can keep everything in mind about one of the subjects I deal with.
I am choosing the later date because before that I will be involved in revising the Italian translation of my book in aesthetics, since the Italian lady who translated it will be here in Tenerife for the Chöd retreat and a little after, and so I would have no time to do the confrontation of queries with book pages.
If this is good for you please let me know.
I have another problem, which is that the Internet is very slow and on some days unavailable in Hotel Gran Callao, which is where I see my Internet. There is a cybercafe where I believe there may be a better connection, but then I would be doing my thing from a cybercafé. So I would have to arrange it with them in advance to make sure I will not disturb if I do an activity of the kind from their café.
15.12.: “As to the answers, I won't really prepare them; just check if there are some that require me revising my own texts so as to be more precise. I prefer to respond more spontaneously.
Yes, look forward to Monday, hoping that there will be no technical problems.”
Elías Capriles (on the left) and Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (17th October 2012):