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by weitsicht
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Break.
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: A Break.

Welcome back Simon E.

Hope you don't get sick of the Brexit debate.

I'm still in the forum reading posts
but of some reason, when an idea for response arises, some presently dominant part of the self decides against engaging.
by weitsicht
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Eliminating the pauses of the breath
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Eliminating the pauses of the breath

Welcome to the forum Injrabodhi, I learned shamata meditation as a means to calm the mind. And through practice I understood that mind is calmer on and after outbreath, revives on the inbreath. With the intention in mind to calm the mind I played with keeping the outbreath as much as you also descri...
by weitsicht
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 83
Views: 4663

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

I was in Gyantse early this summer. One place, three sects. When you enter the Lhakang during puja, you actually see three pujas happening, one to the left, one to the right, one to the centre. It certainly takes energy to sort things out but for the visitor, it seemed as if they really get along wi...
by weitsicht
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dzogchen Teachings of Longchen Rabjam Drime Özer (Zhi Lam Drä Bu)
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Re: Dzogchen Teachings of Longchen Rabjam Drime Özer (Zhi Lam Drä Bu)

In the end of the Munich retreat, a bequest by Garchen Rinpoche of how structures should be set and who should become responsible for which region has been communicated. This part is not on the youtube recording but should be made available online soon. I don't know when exactly that'll be
fyi
by weitsicht
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 9983

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

I had the opportunity to address ChNNR’s passing to Garchen Rinpoche. He recommended the recitation of Amithaba mantra, fyi
by weitsicht
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Berlin!
Replies: 19
Views: 634

Re: Hello from Berlin!

Welcome to Dharmawheel, White Sakura. Just relax into that new task of yours to improve your English proficiency. It is not a problem and you will cope just well. Pople here on Dharmawheel don't bite *usually*. And better not denigrate yourself, the way you write sounds fairly well which means you u...
by weitsicht
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Robert Thurman: Universe, Zeroverse, Buddhaverse
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Robert Thurman: Universe, Zeroverse, Buddhaverse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUXnycMe8oU nice one "As we are noticing very vividly nowadays, even the President of the United States cannot convince the rest of the world that he is more important than them. Hard as he tries." "That's all I want to share, really" he says at 3min 45 - cure brevity...
by weitsicht
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hofstadter
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Hofstadter

Well Kirt, I guess very basic computer science does not quite cover it. But if that is your memory, possibly that is under which focus your thinking was these days. The book is about self-referentiality, braids, modulation of themes, recombination, possibly even how cognition works. It also applies ...
by weitsicht
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hofstadter
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Hofstadter

Wanna guess how Leonard got his name?
by weitsicht
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hofstadter
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Hofstadter

I bravely commenced my lecture on Douglas Hofstadter's Gödel, Escher, Bach . 791 pages ahead. I have just by coincidence found that book 9 months ago, was looking for what buddhist philosophy and the concept of paradox have in common. Being aware that a good share of this forum's participants are we...
by weitsicht
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome Nick and Enjoy.

Greetz to Kenya
by weitsicht
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quote of my day
Replies: 22
Views: 1011

Re: Quote of my day

Wir können sogar protestieren, ohne enthauptet zu werden - nur nützt unser Protest eben nichts, im Gegenteil, unser Protest attestiert den Machthabern bekanntlich, dass sie tolerant sind. Max Frisch ENG: We even can protest without being decapitated -only that our protest doesn't help, contrary eve...
by weitsicht
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quote of my day
Replies: 22
Views: 1011

Re: Quote of my day

Anyone who might have a high opinion of his own worth - each may think he is practicing dharma, but as long as he is under the sway of these limiting conditions, he is not on the true path.
Patrul Rinpoche
by weitsicht
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3172

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

The lama I started off with also does shamata only. He is fully trained from Sertar and shamata may also have been a good excuse to apply as little English as necessary. But he also explained his choice: Westerners are so full of babbling though of which one first of all has to become aware and calm...
by weitsicht
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4267

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

monktastic wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:49 pm
I will reach out to Lion's Roar directly as well.
Pls let us know what you find out.
by weitsicht
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4267

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

How serious is your practise? I tend to follow the words of people accredited for what they are doing and their lineage. I heard the following taking strong positions against choosing psychedelic drugs as part of the path - Mingyur Rinpoche - James Low* I think (but am not 100% sure) Garchen Rinpoch...
by weitsicht
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Where do I start?

Hi Luis, welcome to Dharmawheel. Depends a bit whether you have knowledge about Buddhism or not. Mahayana as a fresh start is not so good, you need to know some basics like path of liberation, five poisons, six paramitas, the essence of bodhisattva, four seals etc. Usually the obtainment of further ...
by weitsicht
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4267

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

@lelopa
to grasp the sense of Greg's argument you have to empathize with the notion to inject (anything) into your eyeball.
Read slowly and get the irony before seeing a hammer and thinking you need beat back.
by weitsicht
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3172

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

What is that?
Vitarka -- initial engagement
by weitsicht
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4267

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Not nice of Lion's Roar: insinuating something without spelling it out. Why not just contact them? I heard a girl having that question to Mingyur Rinpoche. She mentioned that name, I think it started with K, followed by the Rinpoche title. So I guess he is Tibetan (or just wears a Tibetan name). I d...

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