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by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 287
Views: 6647

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

dreambow wrote:The subject matter was"What is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?' You want to talk about the suffering of black people that's ok. Could you please remember the subject matter being discussed.


Don't dodge what you said. Own it, defend it, or go.
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 287
Views: 6647

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Sure the blacks have a very serious gripe but so do the Irish. Beginning in 1845 and lasting for many years, the potato famine (made worse by English callousness) killed over a million people in Ireland and caused another million to flee the country. Does time heal the wounds? Can you still harbour...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 3938
Views: 269449

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Can someone help me get on the mailing list? I've tried the Norbunet Google address numerous times and gotten no response. Is there some other list?
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 287
Views: 6647

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Grigoris, "Are you a white, middle class, male?" No I'm not! There is no utopia, there is no perfect world, there never has been or will be. Social activism is to be encouraged but Buddhism is on a much deeper level and points, indicates a completely different mind set. To rid yourself of...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources for Learning Tibetan
Replies: 18
Views: 175

Re: Resources for Learning Tibetan

Don't know what you're looking for, but I ended up going with "Translating Buddhism From Tibetan": http://www.shambhala.com/translating-buddhism-from-tibetan.html It has the audio files there too. My understanding is that it is a somewhat flawed book, but really the only reasonably complet...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 287
Views: 6647

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

I got the impression that these women also had a good experience sharing some of their thoughts with a group that is normally insulated from them. Maybe. Personally I would find explaining my existence to a group of people rather tedious. They weren't explaining their existence, they had things the...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 287
Views: 6647

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

...whose success depends on that common experience. I don't think it was saying that. I think it was just saying that being on a retreat, where you are not having to deal with all the extra baggage that comes from being a person of colour, is helpful. If it was not helpful, do you think they would ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 287
Views: 6647

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

People (including of color) experience the world radically differently depending on their material means. Might they have some things in common despite that difference? Sure, but if people are looking for commonality of experience, from my pov class is often a better indicator of shared experience ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 287
Views: 6647

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

I don't see any viable analysis of the politics of race to be made outside of it's interaction with class. The idea that people from completely different circumstances and backgrounds have something magical in common based on the notion of their racial characteristics being similar (at least to the...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 287
Views: 6647

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

]So you reckon we should have "proletariat only" retreats then comrade? :tongue: No, ideally I think it'd be best to not limit retreats to any demographic at all, other than Dharma practitioners of whatever tradition...don't you? I understand the reasoning though, that most retreats are i...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 287
Views: 6647

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Class typically effects that sort of thing more than racial identification... Spoken like a true white person... Bernie made the same mistake... What's a true white person? I grew up in the Barrio in Albuquerque, NM, I'm pretty aware of where I'm privileged, as I got to see it firsthand, then and n...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 287
Views: 6647

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Does Race Matter in the Meditation Hall? https://tricycle.org/magazine/does-race-matter-meditation-hall/ It's their retreat dreambow, they can do whatever they want. That said...Totally silly from my PoV, and the interviewer was way too nice. I also think the idea that a room full of random Black, ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3952

Re: Drug Addiction

Instead of spending time for such a big post, you could have used your time to inspect the internet or the site i gave (which holds links to thesis). You would have learned something maybe out of the "norm" but still interesting, and even found the statistics you are asking. I will not do...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3952

Re: Drug Addiction

In my experience, the fiercest people against sacred plants are some psychotherapist, psychanalyst who feel hurt that some shaman in a few days can make a better work than them in ten years of work. You mean in your opinion, gleaned from the internet? What professionals have you actually met that e...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: ¿What a buddhist title really means?
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: ¿What a buddhist title really means?

Judging from the historical record, fake Guru's are nothing new. Despite it being the degenerate age, charlatans have always been around, and always will be as long there are suffering to milk of their admiration, money, and autonomy. As to how to tell, just do as is prescribed and deeply examine a ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3952

Re: Drug Addiction

am well aware of this body of facts. Thing is that one cannot "prescribe" entheogens on an ad hoc basis, via an internet consultation, to a person with serious drug problems (exactly what is happening in this thread). You just cannot do that. Mainly because these substances (and legal med...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3952

Re: Drug Addiction

You know, I get how this conversation can turn contentious. On the one hand, I get where Greg is coming from, I just had a friend pass away due to complications years of Heroin abuse, have a uncle who went the same direction and OD'ed. In fact, I've had people's addictions touch me very closely thro...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: 2017 Kalachakra
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: 2017 Kalachakra

If one were to watch the Kalachakra empowerment online, is this the same as being there in person? Is one given the empowerment even if they are not there? This question also applies to watching the video at a later date, if it was missed when it was live. This is a curiosity of mine. Thank you in ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tenzin Wangyal R. Live webcast series of Teachings
Replies: 16
Views: 222

Re: Tenzin Wangyal R. Live webcast series of Teachings

Lhasa wrote:
Johnny Dangerous wrote:Are these being archived anywhere?


Yes, on TWR's facebook page, under videos.


:twothumbsup: Thanks, I was sitting there struggling to find them on the feed itself heh.
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tenzin Wangyal R. Live webcast series of Teachings
Replies: 16
Views: 222

Re: Tenzin Wangyal R. Live webcast series of Teachings

Are these being archived anywhere?

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