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by dzogchungpa
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: California wildfires threaten Buddhist centers and monasteries
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: California wildfires threaten Buddhist centers and monasteries

Santa_Rosa_Fire_Kuan_Yin.jpg From https://jerrydodrill.photoshelter.com/portfolio/G0000tM4opi0iA9w Not from a monastery but from - Statue of Quan Yin, goddess of compassion and mercy in the burned neighborhood of Coffey Park in Santa Rosa, California. Yes, I should have made that clear. I think it'...
by dzogchungpa
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?
Replies: 28
Views: 533

Re: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?

No, they are not enlightened. They possess Tathagatagarbha like all sentient beings, but they are not enlightened. Brainless? Yes. Enlightened? No. Since jellyfish have buddhanature, they are able to become enlightened. I posted from the Lotus Sutra and how East Asia Buddhism regards this: Maitreya...
by dzogchungpa
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?
Replies: 28
Views: 533

Re: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?

The term "bewilderment" comes from The Supplication of Calling with Longing by Gelong Pema Karpo: "Because of accumulating negative karma from beginningless time, due to bewilderment, sentient beings are born as animals and experience the sufferings of stupidity and dullness." I don't know Tibetan ...
by dzogchungpa
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?
Replies: 28
Views: 533

Re: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?

Believe it or not, there is apparently such a thing as "the enlightened jellyfish question", see:
What Buddhist Meditation has to Tell Psychology About the Mind.
by dzogchungpa
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Leader?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Leader?

I get that the Dalai Lama leads the Gelugs, the Karmapa leads the Kagyupas, the Sakya Trizin leads the Sakyapas, but who leads the Nyingmapas? Dudjom Rinpoche? Or who? Well, the Karmapa is only the head of the Karma Kagyu and I believe the head of the Gelugs is actually the Ganden Tripa. As far as ...
by dzogchungpa
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Leader?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Leader?

I get that the Dalai Lama leads the Gelugs, the Karmapa leads the Kagyupas, the Sakya Trizin leads the Sakyapas, but who leads the Nyingmapas? Dudjom Rinpoche? Or who? Well, the Karmapa is only the head of the Karma Kagyu and I believe the head of the Gelugs is actually the Ganden Tripa. As far as ...
by dzogchungpa
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The little thread of big Self-Admonishments
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: The little thread of big Self-Admonishments

Also, Longchenpa's 30 pieces of advice seems to be a form of self-admonishment, at least in some of the translations. E.g., Guarisco's translation begins with: By the power of my aspirations I was able to become a disciple in the supreme lineage of accomplishment; Yet I have spent my time uselessly,...
by dzogchungpa
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The little thread of big Self-Admonishments
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: The little thread of big Self-Admonishments

As the title says - a collection of self-admonishments. Feel free to add any you know of. Outside and inside ~ Dudjom Rinpoche "I recognize that the ultimate teaching of sutra and tantra Is emptiness, but can’t make use of that recognition; My mindstream stays hard as horn. When I practice remainin...
by dzogchungpa
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Deity outside of sadhana
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Deity outside of sadhana

There's one called "Refined Drop of Immortality: A Longevity Maṇḍala Practice of Ārya Tārā, the Wish-Granting Cakra" that I think is the main one GR's students use. You can find it online. Oh, I found that one! Is it okay to use that one? Do you have some experience with this practice? I have not d...
by dzogchungpa
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Deity outside of sadhana
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Deity outside of sadhana

Thank you all for you replies. :-) Unfortunately it seems there was no mentioning of any specific sadhana during the empowerment. So I will try to email Garchen institute, however I doubt they will know. Thank you all very much. There's one called "Refined Drop of Immortality: A Longevity Maṇḍala P...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kulayaraja Tantra
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Kulayaraja Tantra

Well, for starters, the first chapter is translated in "Wellsprings of the Great Perfection". :smile:
by dzogchungpa
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Jim Carey experiences no - self
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: Jim Carey experiences no - self

TharpaChodron wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:21 am
Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, probably a bunch of others have found that running away to a beach house in Malibu isnt going to solve anything.

Apparently what worked for Cohen was running away to Bombay. I don't know what worked for Lou though.
by dzogchungpa
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Confrontation with Heidegger
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: Confrontation with Heidegger

emaho wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:51 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:22 pm
Dude, leave the snarky remarks to me. :smile:
Dude, I'm still a Dudette. :smile:

I think 'dudine' has a nicer ring to it.
by dzogchungpa
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Confrontation with Heidegger
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: Confrontation with Heidegger

Poor Martin. What does "poor" mean again? Dude, leave the snarky remarks to me. :smile: Anyway, Levin also seems to have been close with everyone's favorite coiner of absurd neologisms, Herbert Guenther, writing the foreword to his "Wholeness Lost and Wholeness Regained" and being referenced severa...
by dzogchungpa
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jim Carey experiences no - self
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: Jim Carey experiences no - self

cky wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:38 pm
I'm only answering to provide a tiny bit more open perspective to the whole thing.

Who knows what happened to him? How well do you know this guy? If you're not his teacher, stop the judgements and projections?

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by dzogchungpa
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Confrontation with Heidegger
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: Confrontation with Heidegger

Kleinberg-Levin is a contemporary phenomenologist whose main influences (phenomenology/hermeneutics aside) are the Frankfurt School (whom he, by and large, follows) and poststructuralists (who in the end seem to be his negative influences -- the influences he "overcomes" in the heideggerian sense o...
by dzogchungpa
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: are all troma nagmo sadhana's chod sadhanas?
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: are all troma nagmo sadhana's chod sadhanas?

Well, this one isn't. I really "like", that you can zoom that text on the page and have a closer look! :woohoo: :rolling: Yes, very "useful". :smile: Actually, if you would like to know something about it, it is exactly the same as this: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=1309#p9021 but with a...
by dzogchungpa
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4389

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:33 pm
There there was the Pop Group. I once hung out of Mark Stewart when I was living in Boston. Odd dude.

If you were hanging out of him, he must have been a very odd dude indeed...
by dzogchungpa
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who's this?
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Who's this?