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by weitsicht
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Extent and Range of Notions of Secrecy
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Extent and Range of Notions of Secrecy

Something I heard from one of my teachers recently was that a tantric practitioner should actually practice all three yana's simultaneously; outwardly the Shravakayana in conduct, inwardly the Mahayana in bodhicitta, compassion and aspiration, and finally secretly the Vajrayana in terms of the view...
by weitsicht
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen

Dear Arupajhana7, having been part of Shambala and the whole experience you had with that, the feelings and the later deceit, all of it matter-of-factly happened. Out of some karmic connection that played out. Nothing more, nothing less. Don't reject that and don't make it larger. Any moment for as ...
by weitsicht
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 6847

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

So there is a need for a vajra master who has tremendous power - power over us, power over the cosmos, and power over himself - and who has also been warned that if he misdirects his energy he will be cut down and reduced into a little piece of charcoal. Samaya means acknowledging connections and b...
by weitsicht
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 45
Views: 2526

Re: boring questions about losing weight

stress reduction has a positive impact both on metabolism and the craving. The feel of hungriness also is only a strong Ego's play. I can abandon eating habits only when off work, which is quite a limitating factor. Should look into how to do my job at lower stress... How have you guys been doing si...
by weitsicht
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D and Visualization
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Vitamin D and Visualization

Would it be valid to assume that proper visualizing of light has an impact onto your Vitamin D level?
(Apart from the fact that meditation reduces stress hence reduces Vitamin D consumption)
Just wondering...
by weitsicht
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How are you?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: How are you?

Super moon made me sleep flat only during the last two nights. Maybe the moon is the door into lucid dreaming?!? Painted a lot during last weekend but not sure what art is (it was 20 pieces in a short period of time because the tutor always came to my desk and said 'OK, finished, next one' and I tru...
by weitsicht
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

Lung is besides the horse also the life energy.
Maybe life shortening for insiders of Tibetan...
by weitsicht
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreats in tb
Replies: 63
Views: 1880

Re: Retreats in tb

In a chapter of "The Yogins of Ladakh: A Pilgrimage Among the Hermits of the Buddhist Himalayas " James Low accounts for his Chod retreat he did on Ladakh's charnel grounds, the obstacles he encountered the results he took from it. Google Books has it, but not complete, few pages starting 292 and th...
by weitsicht
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 206
Views: 38000

Re: James Low & Simply Being

Langenfeld Audio Collection
http://eifelaudio.simplybeing.co.uk/

The next long retreat in Kamalashila Institute Langenfeld is planned for October 19-27
(English language, not translated)
by weitsicht
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: New Moderators

thanks for being, moderators.
:bow:
by weitsicht
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 4718

Re: Signing Off

@Dan74 :good:

sincere thanks also from my side, Malcolm.

No need to talk about the future because it isn't here yet. Have some fish in the meanwhile. Good Omega-3
by weitsicht
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Relationship between Dzogchen tantras and Nyingthiks
Replies: 21
Views: 2067

Re: Relationship between Dzogchen tantras and Nyingthiks

Are they included in the upcoming empowerment at Shechen monatery by Kyabje Rabjam Rinpoche in April?

https://shechen.org/2018/11/2019-sheche ... -schedule/
by weitsicht
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is compassion central to Buddhism?
Replies: 26
Views: 1493

Re: Why is compassion central to Buddhism?

If you truly understand that all things, independently from their grossness or subtleness, are interconnected and constantly permeating (hence impermanent), the need for compassion is the directly inferable logic. What you take as yourself can only be helped when others are helped. Compassion howeve...
by weitsicht
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lhundrub
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: Lhundrub

I wasn't addressed (neither in time nor in person) yet let me refer to this quote, recommended for further reading Since they cannot be separated, kadag is the emptiness aspect of lhundrup; and lhundrup is the form aspect of kadag. https://vividness.live/2015/11/27/emptiness-form-and-dzogchen-ethics/
by weitsicht
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life
Replies: 21
Views: 3987

Re: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life

Alone this might not have mattered too much, but in the Sham bhala Sun of September 1998 and subsequently in the Shambhala Sun website up to the present day, a new version of the text appeared, full of arbitrary, idiosyncratic editorial changes. The Vajra version with its errors was used as the bas...
by weitsicht
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life
Replies: 21
Views: 3987

Re: Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life

Dhondrub wrote:
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:07 pm

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The document has been deleted from scribd and is not available any longer.
Would appreciate if someone can help out. Thanks.
by weitsicht
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Shenpen Ösel
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Shenpen Ösel

Does anyone have PDF copies of the Shenpen Ösel Magazine to share with me?

They're not online any more. Thanks.
by weitsicht
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 43
Views: 3122

Re: three year retreat experiences?

Retreat is like life. You just know what it's like for you if you do it. And you face whatever is occurring. But maybe you have less patterns to cope or evade the occurrences when in retreat, hence the strong experiences. However, if serious effort is made (or if the occurrence is big enough), you c...
by weitsicht
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 100
Views: 4348

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

The way DJKR repeatedly rambles about the West shows clearly the schism he has in mind, a pattern positioning "his kind" as good or victimized, "the other" as bad and perpetrating. It doesn't matter how much of this is right or not. He is a lineage holder and protector of the Dharma. These actions v...
by weitsicht
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quote of my day
Replies: 25
Views: 1502

Re: Quote of my day

PeterC wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:10 pm
To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, sometimes good fortune consists not of getting what you want but getting what you need, and having the good sense to realize that this is what you would have wanted at the outset if you had known more about yourself.
Nice one.
Thanks PeterC :thumbsup:

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