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by Tlalok
Thu May 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Important announcement about Garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Important announcement about Garchen Rinpoche

Good, Garchen Rinpoche is 83 and lessening the physical burden of constant travelling is a good idea. We are blessed to live in a world with easy access to live streams of his precious teachings. I hope he enjoys his "retirement". :buddha1:
by Tlalok
Thu May 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So this gym rat says to me
Replies: 18
Views: 392

Re: So this gym rat says to me

By transcending the duality of meditation and meditator, external and internal realities, the meditating awareness dissolves itself into its luminous clarity. Transcending the intellect, it is without the duality of meditation and post-meditation. Such is the quintessence of mind Lol he accidentall...
by Tlalok
Thu May 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best Trek The Next Generation episodes?
Replies: 19
Views: 357

Re: Best Trek The Next Generation episodes?

An interesting theory about Star Trek's Federation that seems to me to be technically right—the best kind of right... https://youtu.be/P4KBPaS-1PU?t=1m34s This is similar to a theme in Iain M. Bank's wonderful Culture novels that feature a post-scarcity, anarchist utopia similar to the Federation. ...
by Tlalok
Thu May 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best Trek The Next Generation episodes?
Replies: 19
Views: 357

Re: Best Trek The Next Generation episodes?

Ok it's a guilty pleasure, but I was wanting to watch one. Do the community members have any recommendations? D or Voyager I would watch too. I will fight you on TNG being a guilty pleasure. Best is definitely S3E26 - S4E01 "The Best of Both Worlds Pt. 1 and 2", Followed by S4E02 "Family" as a refl...
by Tlalok
Thu May 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So this gym rat says to me
Replies: 18
Views: 392

Re: So this gym rat says to me

By transcending the duality of meditation and meditator, external and internal realities, the meditating awareness dissolves itself into its luminous clarity. Transcending the intellect, it is without the duality of meditation and post-meditation. Such is the quintessence of mind Lol he accidentall...
by Tlalok
Wed May 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 47
Views: 803

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Dechen Norbu wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Things are getting much worse than I thought over there...
What's their rationale behind that stupidity?
Its not stupid if you hate women having agency over their bodies and want to punish them for having sex (either in or outside marriage, it doesn't matter).
by Tlalok
Wed May 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 47
Views: 803

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Insane. Criminalizing abortion plus banning most birth control methods? Are you sure? That's insane. It’s insane, describes the leanings of most of the Right To Life movement in the US, and explains why the parameters of the entire debate are screwy. Its not actually about protecting the unborn, it...
by Tlalok
Wed May 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 47
Views: 803

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Insane. Criminalizing abortion plus banning most birth control methods? Are you sure? That's insane. Welcome to the south. IUDs and the pill are explicitly no longer covered under health insurance in Ohio, which is taking it out of the hands of the people who need it most. IUDs are expensive . Don'...
by Tlalok
Wed May 15, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 47
Views: 803

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

I was responding to the suggestion that the choice to abort is always due to an individuals wanting an easy life of pleasure Marcos. Many women choose abortion with an anguished mind set, because they see the alternative as worse for themselves and the child. I am not arguing their case. I am just ...
by Tlalok
Mon May 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Tibetan "Fearful Dharma Protectors"?
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: What are the Tibetan "Fearful Dharma Protectors"?

The appearance of "evil" is largely a cultural perception. Many religious traditions use imagery that may appear violent and goulish to outsiders, but convey particular symbolic meanings. Look at the iconography of Christianity for example, it looks like its out of Hostel, but is used to convey idea...
by Tlalok
Wed May 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Barche Lamsel
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: Barche Lamsel

Thanks, heart and Tlalok! Any suggestions on where and from whom I could get this empowerment? Would they ask me to complete prerequisites beforehand? All of Tulku Urgyens sons and Pakchok Rinpoche (Chokling Rinpoches son) give this empowerment regularly. But it is quite widespread and I think many...
by Tlalok
Tue May 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Barche Lamsel
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: Barche Lamsel

I hope I could get an online empowerment for it. Tukdrup Barché Künsel... seems it's a collection of jointly found terma revelations. Cool. And it sounds like you're saying it can serve as a self-contained practice. That would be cool. Do you recommend The Great Gate ? The Great Gate, as in the boo...
by Tlalok
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Transcribe cassettes soon!
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Transcribe cassettes soon!

Cassettes and VHS's are terrible storage mediums. They are particularly vulnerable to magnetic interference, and due to the nature of the media are actually damaged every time they are played. Dude, I have cassettes from the early Seventies that still work. Contrary to Millenial beliefs cassettes a...
by Tlalok
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Transcribe cassettes soon!
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Transcribe cassettes soon!

Cassettes and VHS's are terrible storage mediums. They are particularly vulnerable to magnetic interference, and due to the nature of the media are actually damaged every time they are played. If you've got any from the 80's / early 90's, you should be thinking about archival interventions ASAP. CDs...
by Tlalok
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Books for a beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Books for a beginner

Grigoris is of course correct, you're best connecting to an established lineage for practicing Chod (or any tantric practice). Garchen Rinpoche is actually going to be teaching on Chod in Seattle this weekend, and will also be imparting the Chod empowerment. Its all going to be livestreamed, so I wo...
by Tlalok
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Beginner Practice Books?
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: Beginner Practice Books?

HH Phakchok Rinpoche requested that this introductory book by Khenpo Gyaltsen of Ka-nying Shedrub Ling monastery be translated into English. It covers a lot of the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhist practices, including Shamatha meditation, mantra recitation, how to hold a mala, shrine set up and more...
by Tlalok
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to "make amends" to a Bodhisattva or Buddha?
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Re: How to "make amends" to a Bodhisattva or Buddha?

I believe I read somewhere that the prohibition against onions and garlic is an old vedic understanding of those vegetables to be aphrodisiacs. This prohibition exists in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism IIRC.
by Tlalok
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: my local Karma Kagyu center is closed cult?
Replies: 25
Views: 1016

Re: my local Karma Kagyu center is closed cult?

They told me that Karmapa through Ole Nydahl told them this. "if you choose the Karma-Kagyu then you are not allowed to read non-authorized books or books from different lineages because of declination of spiritual health". This is not a joke. Do you have any good sources which directly state that ...
by Tlalok
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 300
Views: 8346

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

...The diamond way which is westernized form of Kagyu... FWIW, I have a fairly extensive history with DW and in all honesty, I have found that many of the public talks done at various centers are fairly low quality and from people who don't really know what they are saying. I have attended a talk, ...
by Tlalok
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7773

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

I have stumbled upon this link http://www.strippingthegurus.com/stgsamplechapters/trungpa.html . I believe it could be useful although I'd probably take it a little bit with a grain of salt, however quoted citations are at least quite interesting. That was awful. After reading the section on Trungp...

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