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by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17
Replies: 85
Views: 1610

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17

What lungs have been given so far? Are there more to go, some being redone?
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17
Replies: 85
Views: 1610

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17

Three more hours to go? Malcolm will talk, the lung, will that fill it all up?

Wonderful opportunity by the way!
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Altar accessories
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Altar accessories

by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche

Just heard the difficult news, what a blessing he has been.
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 672

Re: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

Ah, you guys have too high hopes. Buddhist mindfulness is about peace, not to make you a talented soldier. I hope the modern mindfulness hoax will not get to you. Mindfulness is healing, not to win. It's not exclusively modern, mindfulness is an innate capacity, and it has existed outside of Buddhi...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 672

Re: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

Of course mindfulness could be an aid in healing a wound after battle. But to use it to make a better marksman or such, is foolish and will never work out the way they think. Maybe not karmically in the long term, but in the short term it sure will, and does. Mindfulness is already used in such way...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 672

Re: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

No cultivation of stillness can make up for ignorance of the basic facts of violence. This put it very nicely. I have taught a couple of self defense seminars and run a small class where we occasionally delve into knife violence, people have some crazy ideas about what's feasible and what isn't. Mo...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 672

Re: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

But if we cut through the 'meditation' references and examine the crux, I do wonder how many senior Aikido grades would have stillness of mind and strength of spirit when faced with a street knife attack, and actually be able to do something effective. If not, Morihei Ueshiba's synthesising of all ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Refuge and the different school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Refuge and the different school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Hello all, Recently, I received preliminary practices from a Lama of the Gelug tradition, but have not been able to take refuge as I live very far from any Lama. Soon, I will have an opportunity to visit a Sakya monastery in Seattle and was wondering if there would be any conflict if I took refuge ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 2044

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

The above sutta is precisely a teaching on tathāgatagarbha. I'm sure that, from the Mahayana perspective, that verse can be taken to refer to Buddha Nature, but does the actual term 'tathāgatagarbha' appear in the Pali? And do you think a Theravadin would agree that that is what is meant by it? Kin...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to stop orgasms during meditation?
Replies: 28
Views: 883

Re: How to stop orgasms during meditation?

This is a thing, you should find a teacher.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Ippen in Ji-Shu
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Ippen in Ji-Shu

Not even a nembutsu guy, but I'm loving the Hirota book, wonderful read.
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karma & Hell Realm!
Replies: 31
Views: 858

Re: Karma & Hell Realm!

If nobody acted in evil ways there would be no hell realms. They are created by the actions of beings. The same goes for all the realms. The true quality of an action is revealed as experience to the actor, both as subject and object. Or, if you want to exclude the mention of an agent/actor; action...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 3972

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

On the mental illness bit, while it's true that in some cases mentally ill people were treated awfully, accused of being possessed, etc. in pre-modern times, modernity hasn't dealt all that well with mental illness either, all you need to do is read some of the modern history of mental illness. Leav...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 3972

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Now, I am not saying that I believe in the standard idea of "progress" and that everything is better now than it was in the past. That idea is just as simplistic as the idea that things are worse now than they were in the past. I am simply trying to problematize these simplistic views. Th...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 3972

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

By some estimates, something like half of all people living in "advanced" cultures suffer from some form of mental illness. Blame Big Pharma, etc.. you might be partially right, but the deep pain that people living in "modern" cultures are clearly in should be good reason to poke...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4434
Views: 367939

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu - ECLIPSE EDITION

Any particular recommended things to do during the upcoming eclipse?
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 44
Views: 1226

Re: Race in America

No one in their right mind has considered China anything but capitalist for a long time...this is pretty much common sense. It differs a little from our model of capitalism, but it's hard to see how it's communist these days in anything but name, and that is true regardless of whether you are a dyed...

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