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by Tlalok
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 58
Views: 1107

Re: Another day in America

Significant or not, they are pointless deaths that could be stopped with very little effort. If Americans were dying in vending machines at this rate, there would be action. Even though its a very small chunk of the total mortality, its a serious public health issue. Look at the rates of mass shooti...
by Tlalok
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shooting in a Florida Yoga Studio
Replies: 29
Views: 1382

Re: Shooting in a Florida Yoga Studio

He was one of those troubled incels. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/11/03/florida-man-who-killed-two-women-yoga-studio-spoke-incel-hero-elliot-rodger-online-video A bit explicit but the best explanation of incels I have heard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD2briZ6fB0&t=24s Of course he...
by Tlalok
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shooting in a Florida Yoga Studio
Replies: 29
Views: 1382

Re: Shooting in a Florida Yoga Studio

I've had the tv news on for about an hour or more and no report of this. I heard about this here at DW. Terrible that shootings have become so common, they are not even reporting about it (on tv). All the focus is on the mid-terms this Tuesday, but that's no excuse. A man gunned down a class full o...
by Tlalok
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Rate this news source
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Rate this news source

None of the major reference sites (Wikipedia, Sourcewatch, etc) seem to talk about it, which suggests it's not highly regarded. https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/foreign-policy-journal/ says leftish and unreliable - although I have to say I don't know that site well enough to know how reliable it is. ...
by Tlalok
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto
Replies: 27
Views: 2424

Re: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto

Emaho!

Would this this be the appropriate sadhana text then, based off the empowerment(s) we recieved?
by Tlalok
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Listening to music while doing something else: good idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Listening to music while doing something else: good idea?

Abstention from listening to and performing music is part of the eight precepts kept on holy days in most Buddhist traditions. But, there's no one stopping you from listening to music in your daily life unless you are a monk. It's a good idea to reflect on why it is included in the precepts, and rea...
by Tlalok
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Working in the entertainment industry
Replies: 33
Views: 1156

Re: Working in the entertainment industry

I work in tech and it spins just as much rubbish as the entertainment industry that distracts people from the path. Honestly its like Charles Manson and Jim Jones sometimes with the cult behaviour, hero worship and utterly nonsensical beliefs and attitudes. It's a complete fantasy based on delusion,...
by Tlalok
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579472

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Miroku wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Tlalok wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:48 pm
What are the requirements to be able to read the Precious Vase? I want to use it to get into the preliminaries in a deeper sense.
Direct introduction from Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Neat, thanks!
by Tlalok
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579472

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What are the requirements to be able to read the Precious Vase? I want to use it to get into the preliminaries in a deeper sense.
by Tlalok
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

I am still surprised that nothing is really being done.,. I am afraid we are done for. Instead of focusing on this and doing some proper change we are distracted by stupid stuff. Humans are too tenacious to be killed off entirely,.... No. After we actually either disrupt or kill off vital links in ...
by Tlalok
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

I am still surprised that nothing is really being done.,. I am afraid we are done for. Instead of focusing on this and doing some proper change we are distracted by stupid stuff. Humans are too tenacious to be killed off entirely, but we're probably looking at death tolls into the eight figures ove...
by Tlalok
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

I am still surprised that nothing is really being done.,. I am afraid we are done for. Instead of focusing on this and doing some proper change we are distracted by stupid stuff. Humans are too tenacious to be killed off entirely, but we're probably looking at death tolls into the eight figures ove...
by Tlalok
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: question on divine madness
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: question on divine madness

CHNN in The Crystal and the Way of Light makes the implication that mad saints like this may be emanating in order to teach classes of beings with a different karmic vision to our own.
by Tlalok
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Tilopa
Replies: 15
Views: 859

Re: Tilopa

Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche is considered a rebirth of Tilopa. So perhaps the Zurmang kagyu has some related practices. I had the pleasure of seeing Zurmang Gharwang teach on the Seven Point Mind Training Lojong text when he visited Canada last year. He speaks excellent English, has an immense unders...
by Tlalok
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen R. films live transmission of Dharmakaya Phowa
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

Re: Garchen R. films live transmission of Dharmakaya Phowa

Crane38 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:57 am
I should give an offering for the empowerment then?
You should offer a mandala. The highest offering is realizing the state of non-duality.
by Tlalok
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Tilopa
Replies: 15
Views: 859

Re: Tilopa

HH Phakchok Rinpoche recently visited Canada and gave an empowerment of the 84 Mahasiddhas, which of course includes Tilopa (as well as my favorite, Kukurippa). He said that he often gives that empowerment so you may be able to catch him on his travels.
by Tlalok
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Tröma Wangchen in Toronto Sept 15-16
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Tröma Wangchen in Toronto Sept 15-16

This was fantastic! I'm really excited to start getting to grips with this practice.

Rinpoche mentioned a shorter daily practice of Troma, called "The Showers of Blessings of Krodikali" which runs to about 20 - 30 minutes. Does anyone have an idea where I can find that?
by Tlalok
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1651

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

That's a damning thing to suggest genocide found its genesis in Buddha Dharma. Try giving the Mahāvamsa a read. It is one of the great documents of the founding of a religious country based upon the dehumanization and eradication of an indigenous population. The original sin of Theravada, if you wi...
by Tlalok
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1651

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

Thurman’s Shangrila is a total fantasy. Any cursory review of the political history of E. Asia. SE Asia, and Central Asia should be sufficient to discover this fact. Utopias are always unrealistic, but if you don't aim high you generally fall short of the mark. In fact, that was the entire point of...
by Tlalok
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts
Replies: 78
Views: 3111

Re: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts

There is also the question of burdening the veterinarian with yet another death. I think in the case of the person doing the euthanasia, if it is a professional, it is even more difficult for a pure motivation to be present, because even if they are compassionate they are getting paid to kill the a...

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