Dharmata teachings.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby Felix » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:06 pm

I can't speak for anyone else but I was just surprised that such slight stuff was under a forum marked as being for Dzogchen.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby Karma_Yeshe » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:36 pm

Felix wrote:I can't speak for anyone else but I was just surprised that such slight stuff was under a forum marked as being for Dzogchen.


Me too.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby Mkoll » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:44 pm

DGA wrote:
dzogchungpa wrote:
DGA wrote:He's gone native in Marin County.

Actually, AT is based in Pt. Richmond and I believe he lives in Kensington. I wasn't trying to say that that video is somehow a Dzogchen teaching, and in fact I didn't really listen to it very carefully. It's just that this is the de facto AT thread and I like to keep track of his activities here. That Winter Feast for the Soul is not my kind of thing, but who knows, maybe people benefit from his association with it. Anyway the mods should feel free to delete my post if they see fit.


Gentrification in the East Bay is real...

Kensington has been a nice place to live for a long time. But you are correct, many neighborhoods in e.g. parts of Oakland and Berkeley have been pricing out the poor people. A small, unimpressive house at the right location in Berkeley goes for well over a million.

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Regarding Anam Thubten and the video, I don't see what's the big deal. I've actually attended 2 of AT's talks a few years back in Point Richmond.I remember him talking about aging, sickness and death, compassion, and other basic Buddhist teachings. We meditated, took the refuges, and chanted the mantra in the Heart Sutra. I don't remember anything controversial.

He had quite an adoring following that I'm sure has only grown. My impression is that he was genuinely helping people and drawing people to Buddhist teachings who otherwise may not have had an interest.

I can see why people are objecting to this thread's placement in the Dzogchen forum though. It'd probably be more at home in the general "Tibetan Buddhism" forum.
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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:07 pm

Felix wrote:I can't speak for anyone else but I was just surprised that such slight stuff was under a forum marked as being for Dzogchen.



Ever hear of context? It's a thread which is nothing but AT's videos, not a thread marked "officially vetted Dzogchen teachings that everyone will agree on."

People are welcome to their opinion on whether or not AT generally teaches Dzogchen, but I hardly think it's controversial that one video out of many posted in a thread specifically for his teachings has a universalist bent, and is through some non - Buddhist organization, you could find the same thing with any number of teachers. Seems like exceptionally nitpicky behavior, it's not as if the video presents itself as something it's not.
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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby Karma_Yeshe » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:16 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Ever hear of context?


Yes, that's why I think content like the one in the video is out of context of a "Dzogchen" subforum. I had the same opinion and posted similiar things, back when Khaita was discussed in the thread about the Dzogchen Community, so I don't think I am nit-picking.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:32 am

Karma_Yeshe wrote:
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Ever hear of context?


Yes, that's why I think content like the one in the video is out of context of a "Dzogchen" subforum. I had the same opinion and posted similiar things, back when Khaita was discussed in the thread about the Dzogchen Community, so I don't think I am nit-picking.

KY


Well, I do. And this isn't a thread just about Dzogchen, it's specifically a thread for AT's teachings. If it were a more general Dzogchen thread maybe you'd have a point.
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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby muni » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:38 am

I understand the reactions by the people here. Anam Thubten is here not like Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche La introducing. He is introducing but not in that way over the net. Maybe you could say his talks are for his students, as a bell: remember, and perhaps for all in general regarding Dharma. When I name few Nyingma Masters like Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Patrul Rinpoche, Anam Thubten Rinpoche and........ are all having different methods, different ways of working.
It cannot be my intention to slander anyone, or slander anyone’s teacher. The last video looks like a talk for a public which is not particular coming for any introduction, I don’t know what the event is, but Anam Thubten is talking by words which can reach all. I saw H H Dalai Lama mentioned here, he got teachings by the four main traditions of Tibet, his energy by his teachings is very much bringing by insight harmony, kindness, which are medicines so much necessary these days.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby oldbob » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:51 am

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