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by dzogchungpa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 34
Views: 857

Re: Hair Cutting Days

Tenma wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:34 am
Does hair cutting require an empowerment as well? Because this is getting ridiculous.

Dude, EVERYTHING requires an empowerment or, at the very least, a lung.
by dzogchungpa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Origin of Refuge & Bodhicitta and Four Immeasurables prayers in Tibetan language
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Origin of Refuge & Bodhicitta and Four Immeasurables prayers in Tibetan language

Regarding the refuge & bodhicitta prayer, Batchelor says:
Source unknown, popularly attributed to Atisha.
by dzogchungpa
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto

Norwegian wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Is there an official schedule for his travels and teachings somewhere?


They seem to be trying to keep it on the DL.
by dzogchungpa
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 34
Views: 857

Re: Hair Cutting Days

Simon E. wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:00 am
I am an Englishman..a gentleman? I am not sure.

Well, at least you got to behave like a condescending knob end towards some people discussing the use of the Tibetan calendar in the Tibetan Buddhism forum, and that's what matters.
by dzogchungpa
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 34
Views: 857

Re: Hair Cutting Days

I use a calendar I bought online because I like the pictures. I stopped being a pretend Tibetan about the same time that I reverted to my birth name. Its all just more stuff to clear away. Using the Tibetan lunar calendar is "pretending to be tibetan"? Well, I look at the Tibetan lunar calendar to ...
by dzogchungpa
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 3952

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Drenpa wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:46 am

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:good:
by dzogchungpa
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Assistance identifying thangka
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Assistance identifying thangka

dharma117 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:41 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:12 pm
It looks quite similar to the mandala found here:
http://www.dharmatreasures.com/khandro- ... ala-photo/
That is very helpful! How did you find this so quickly?
Thank you! :twothumbsup:

Dzogchungpa has his ways.
by dzogchungpa
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 63
Views: 2490

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:47 am
I am sure Osho knew about the plot.

I'm not so sure and it also depends on what you mean by "knew about". I just read through the Wiki article about this and it doesn't seem very clear on this point. It is a fact that he wasn't prosecuted for anything related to the incident.
by dzogchungpa
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 63
Views: 2490

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

Yeah, well... At least CTR didn't try to poison a whole county... As a point of information, I believe Sheela only tried to poison a whole city, namely The Dalles. To further split hairs: they were not sprinkling datura, belladonna, ricin or arsenic on salad bars... they were sprinkling salmonella....
by dzogchungpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 63
Views: 2490

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

For the sake of honesty, I should add that it took me nearly as long to recover from some of the inner dynamics of CTR's set up. The nature of the teachings received was not the same however. Yeah, well... At least CTR didn't try to poison a whole county... As a point of information, I believe Shee...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Assistance identifying thangka
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Assistance identifying thangka

It looks quite similar to the mandala found here:
http://www.dharmatreasures.com/khandro- ... ala-photo/
by dzogchungpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 63
Views: 2490

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

Well one of my closest friends was on the council that ran 'Rajneeshpuram' which was the name temporarily adopted by them for the town of Antelope ... As a point of information, I believe that Rajneeshpuram and Antelope were diferent cities. What happened was that the Rajneeshees basically took ove...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 3952

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Mantrik wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:02 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:01 am
People. I think we have solved the "preliminaries" issue. It is off-topic anyway, so back to the topic please.

:focus:
Apparently not.

Maybe if we tried 'Post-DI-minaries' ?


Now you're just being ri-DI-culous.


:focus:
by dzogchungpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 847

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

For us ordinary people I can only say: we all try our best. Everyone has a different background. Sometimes I think that the real siddhi is to be compassionate and modest. I certainly am far from that. Exactly what I keep hearing from my teachers. From Matthieu Ricard's foreword to "Turning Confusio...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 847

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

Speaking of "Alpha Males", try doing a search for PUA and meditation. You might find it amusing. :smile: Funny, but illustrative. The idea of "meditation" as it is used in the article and in the culture of preying on women is precisely why the original article about mediation and ego is meaningless...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 847

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:56 am
I take the blame for this digression.
smh

Don't be so hard on yourself.
by dzogchungpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 847

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

SunWuKong wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:40 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:28 am
Try doing a search for "MILFs in yoga pants." You might find it amusing. :smile:
Did it. It only proved my lack of attachment to THAT...

Different strokes for different folks I guess.
by dzogchungpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 847

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

SunWuKong wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:56 am
Queequeg wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:19 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Well, at least I learned that "athleisure" is a thing now.
They had to come up with something better than, "MILFs in yoga pants."
wait what where ??

Try doing a search for "MILFs in yoga pants." You might find it amusing. :smile:
by dzogchungpa
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 63
Views: 2490

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

It's been a while since I looked at it but if I recall correctly, some of that Rajneesh stuff is very well spoken. Your memory is failing you. DJKR quotes him. I love the guy. Not saying I’m into his teachings. But he’s a hero. OR got what it deserved. Yes, DJKR seems to be quite fond of him. I've ...
by dzogchungpa
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 847

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:10 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:40 pm
I pray I get the same slack.
I suggest you pray to "Bob", then. :smile:
I will commit no such blasphemy. Bob is just the prophet.

Well, a certain Mr. Stang felt no such compunction, see:
http://www.subgenius.com/bigfist/FIST20 ... _Bob2.html

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