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by weitsicht
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 20
Views: 1763

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: 77
Views: 2795

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: 1322

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:
by weitsicht
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 3101

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

Whoever clings to mind sees not the truth that lies beyond the mind.
Whoever strives to practise Dharma finds not the truth beyond the practise.
(...)
said Naropa

Samaya is a pervasive trial and error of candid endeavour for me, at times more or less lightly, but always quite seriously.
by weitsicht
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 3101

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

:thumbsup:

Since I have encountered dharma, the term "struggle" has abandoned my active vocabulary.
by weitsicht
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 3101

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

A deep trust for the Dharma became an almost all-pervading driving force. My practise as informal as it is became an integration into all ways of my living and being ("Dharma practice moment-to-moment" as you DGA call it). Some situations work better than others, but coping with that is part of the ...
by weitsicht
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 143
Views: 28380

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

I endorse the idea of sticking this thread.
Unfortunately good content intertwines with blabber and junk, doesn't make it read easily.
by weitsicht
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: whatnow727 message to Lamas
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: whatnow727 message to Lamas

I heard this year twice from two different gurus that students should judge on the basis of other students and teachers should judge other teachers. This said, I wonder how us ordinary people hear about the result of such judgement in said general reticence. The result of such letter may help, disre...
by weitsicht
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: whatnow727 message to Lamas
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: whatnow727 message to Lamas

Such unanimity is rarely to be seen in this forum :rolleye: When I read it I wondered what is worse: the destructive act of the guru towards some of his disciples or the consequential disunite in the sangha. These are wounds that heal badly and are causes for new consequences. ...Kaliyuga... I would...
by weitsicht
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: whatnow727 message to Lamas
Replies: 11
Views: 724

whatnow727 message to Lamas

whatnow727 prepares for an open Letter to Lamas. The letter is a mix between polite questions and urging, demanding, directional, suggestive questions which lay out the purpose to urge said Lamas (published list) to publicly speak up against abusive behaviour in the Tibetan Buddhist esp. Vajrayana c...
by weitsicht
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4132

Re: Psychoanalysis

If his karma destines him to be reborn as a man, he will fall in love with his mother— to— be and will find his father hateful and digusting. Conversely, the future daughter will be highly attracted by her father— to— be and repelled by her mother. The European passes through this specifically Freu...
by weitsicht
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Break.
Replies: 5
Views: 483

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: 9
Views: 713

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: 6222

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: 1063

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: 12236

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: 1067

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: 193

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...

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