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by weitsicht
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 85
Views: 4064

Re: boring questions about losing weight

I do intermittent feasting since more or less half a year. Breakfast, lunch, full stop. This is very relieving and it has an indirect effect on my food's composition too since chocolate and chips (crisps for the Brits) come in the evening. I didn't lose a single gram and sometimes it's socially awkw...
by weitsicht
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 63
Views: 1424

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Well, I think the guru's quality isn't so much the entitlement to teach. It is the degree of ripeness and my karmic connection to him/her. When progressing on the path, each situation becomes your guru. But for starting-off I think most of us need our ego being confronted "the hard way": Q: Must we ...
by weitsicht
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa "hat"
Replies: 20
Views: 1130

Re: Dzogchenpa "hat"

I am all IN, because maybe enlightenment can be bought HiHiHi Maybe personal dumbness or laziness can be alleviated by just buying a pair of such hats. additional question as to the picture: what do you think are the colored balls on a blue string for? -much too large and too floating to be a mala.....
by weitsicht
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 29
Views: 872

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

I am sharing thoughts on Instagram, what there IS for me at a very moment. Patterns in the sky, delicious taste, dakini day, recognizing the play of the elements. This is not any admonition of the dharma, I would consider it futile at any rate. But sharing with others is a common pattern of how we a...
by weitsicht
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chögyam Trungpa
Replies: 27
Views: 1329

Re: Chögyam Trungpa

I tried at pointing at charismatic vitae for filmmaking whilst not having much personal time to know much about present trends and publications in this film industry. No offence meant.
by weitsicht
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students
Replies: 28
Views: 1358

Re: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students

Simon, you are brave at looking. Keep looking. Can you accept that both harm has been done and benefit has been contributed? The potentiality of the paradox? It might seem weird that these things still need some resolution after all this time, but they clearly do. Sit in calmness and look: who needs...
by weitsicht
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chögyam Trungpa
Replies: 27
Views: 1329

Re: Chögyam Trungpa

charisma and energy concentrations that's the wave to be ridden in Kaliyuga We live now in times where Charles Manson's life is being filmed. Would be interesting to see a production on CTR. It was just this morning whilst commuting that I remember what I read in the Chronicles on the so-called "Big...
by weitsicht
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa "hat"
Replies: 20
Views: 1130

Re: Dzogchenpa "hat"

and if it is just a scarf to protect the dreadlocks from uv-ridden split and bleach?
by weitsicht
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: A Lesson.

This guy in the incense shop probably chose an answer that helped him to abstain a sticky projection which so easily strengthens ego-sense. Not expressing much about the personal practise is also a trait I see in my teacher, and it's probably good in the way that I have to figure out myself what's g...
by weitsicht
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: A Lesson.

My interest is purely about the welfare of the Tibetans, I know nothing about Buddhism” he replied. I have big respect for those who maintain or even cultivate humility, who for example have no need to display their affiliation the least by winding their mala around the wrist. But Simon, taking thi...
by weitsicht
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Saka Dawa 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 998

Re: Saka Dawa 2019

I searched 84000.co in vain:
could someone kindly provide me with a link to the Prajñā­pāramitā­sūtra (pdf in preference)
Have a good Saga Dawa time and thanks.
by weitsicht
Mon May 27, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What would you buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1095

Re: What would you buy?

I don't know about that kid, how could I but from teen-age on usually the tendency is to detach from what is advised. Hence I suggest to only give what is being wished for. If she is into petticoats, the petticoats, if he wants a new mobile phone then so. If that kid shows interest then do not only ...
by weitsicht
Wed May 08, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Home self-retreat advice
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Home self-retreat advice

I rejoice for your motivation! Doing a retreat means: setting boundaries for yourself. Usually this goes best in writing. I am just giving examples here: I undertake to reduce internet activity to zero, I undertake to speak only as much as utterly necessary. etc. Then it's also good to plan a struct...
by weitsicht
Mon May 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Third Jewel.
Replies: 35
Views: 924

Re: The Third Jewel.

And yet I felt like mentioning
because I miss his kick activity right here...
by weitsicht
Mon May 06, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Third Jewel.
Replies: 35
Views: 924

Re: The Third Jewel.

The sangha is the assembly of beings who have understood the essence of the dharma. If they had not realized the dharma for themselves they would not be suitable for being a refuge. I had checked with my teacher because I felt the term has different meanings. Resulting from this: Second Jerafreyrs ...
by weitsicht
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajrayogini Teachings 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Vajrayogini Teachings 2019

From there he'll move to Europe for further teachings.
Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Strasbourg...
I find the info a bit scattered, maybe someone has a somewhat central link?

So precious.
by weitsicht
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lifespan of a thought
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Lifespan of a thought

@Simon - exactly. This is a Schrödinger's cat challenge. The presence of the clock / timer already disturbs the flow the thought originally would have had. I think we all know from experience that perceived time is relative - sometimes flowing slowly sometimes fast. That goes along with the thought ...
by weitsicht
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 2304

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

They announced on the Mingyur Rinpoche Retreat in Europe last year that thanks to generous donations, 50% of the participants could be here on stipend basis. Whilst I was quite thankful about that transparency and that also made me understand that the participation rate is quite high, I wondered how...
by weitsicht
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1035

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

I smile at them and kindly decline their request and wish them a nice day. A wish that comes from the depth of my heart. I don't consider money-giving as the essential component of compassion. If hungry, I usually have an apple in my pocket. And I donate to one of the local organizations that handle...
by weitsicht
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness and awareness terminology
Replies: 24
Views: 3214

Re: Consciousness and awareness terminology

The latter I say because the teachings that resonate most with me are teachings that teach 'consciousness' = 'awareness' = (the effect of) ignorance which I feel is best expressed in 'non-abiding Madhyamaka'. So, according to your personal resonance: what is left over "in the end"? And if you say "...

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