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by Snowbear
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 2470

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

I say no. Fight. Be angry. Make this world better for our children through action. And not through passivity or prayer but by action. You might be a Lotus Sutra Buddhist - except the "be angry" part. Anger clouds the mind and makes one less effective, and ultimately leads to one's downfall. Determi...
by Snowbear
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 106
Views: 5873

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

Well, if a teacher isn't going to rough a student up, life will take up that task for them anyway. Tough luck going in either direction. :lol:
by Snowbear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

There actually wasn’t a #MeToo movement back then for displeased/violated women to come out against Kunley. Relevance? I was talking about the probability that a guru displaying his activities is more likely to be genuine or a fraud. I didn't bring up #MeToo, but you have done so repeatedly in this...
by Snowbear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Let's not forget Drukpa Kunley . He was known for his crazy methods of enlightening other beings, mostly women, which earned him the title "The Saint of 5,000 Women". Among other things, women would seek his blessing in the form of sex. His intention was to show that it is possible to be enlightene...
by Snowbear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Let's not forget Drukpa Kunley . He was known for his crazy methods of enlightening other beings, mostly women, which earned him the title "The Saint of 5,000 Women". Among other things, women would seek his blessing in the form of sex. His intention was to show that it is possible to be enlightened...
by Snowbear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

So do you: 1. Consider it not to be sexual abuse of any kind? 2. Believe that the report gives no grounds to consider him unsuitable as a guru? He was abusing his position IMO. Like I said, it seems he had trouble relating to women non-sexually. I can't make a call on "unsuitable as a guru" because...
by Snowbear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

PeterC wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:51 am
You believe that his actions do not constitute sexual abuse and potentially attempted rape?
Mipham's case is not rape. It is sexual misconduct.
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

We are not talking about consenting adults in this thread. We are talking about sexual abuse. That's a big difference. We can discuss professional and legal aspects such as consent not being consent with religious leaders, but I've read the reports and I don't fault Mipham R. for thinking they were...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

You did the math? Screw the math. Molesting young boys is worse than consenting adult women. We are not talking about consenting adults in this thread. We are talking about sexual abuse. That's a big difference. We can discuss professional and legal aspects such as consent not being consent with re...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Yes, but a separate issue from scandals in Western Dharma centers. CHNN has often spoke openly about sexual predation that he witnessed at his monastery as a young tulku. Of course. It happens with monastics too, worse. You did the math? Screw the math. Molesting young boys is worse than consenting...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Shocking... https://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/06/what-lies-beneath-the-robes-are-buddhist-monasteries-suitable-places-for-children-adele-wilde-blavatsky/ Yes, but a separate issue from scandals in Western Dharma centers. CHNN has often spoke openly about sexual predation that he witnessed at his...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

I am sure you accept that there can be no lawful consent between doctors, health providers, social workers, psychologists, etc., and their patients/clients. Why should it be any different with students of Dharma teachers? You're 110% right, and it should be like that, but it's not like there is a p...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Snowbear wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:04 pm


Yes, they do, but not with such frequency.

You did the math?
I've been in the Buddhist scene for 35 years. I've done the math. I know about scandals you have never heard of and never will. Not from my lips.
Fine, but that's not math.
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Snowbear wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:57 pm
I'm sure scandals happen with monastics too, man.
Yes, they do, but not with such frequency.

You did the math?
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Honestly this whole "monks do it better" thing is kind of an absurd digression. The best guru is one who can really benefit you. To take some obvious examples, are ChNN or HSTT somehow inferior gurus because they are not monks? :focus: They are both qualify as glorious gurus, palden lamas. And it i...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Thanks - it would seem that the 'attainment of stages of awakening' is the key - otherwise we are talking about monastic hierarchy (?). Look carefully: Unless he has attained the stages of awakening, A layman is not to be venerated as a [tantric] master, [not even] by a king. This says nothing abou...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

I don't see any violence, stalking, or child sex in the reports. In fact, when one woman finally spoke up and said no, he apologized, left, and ended the relationship. Forcing someone”s head onto your penis isn’t violent? Btw, HW frequently apologized to victims of his sexual assaults. I guess that...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Yes, actually it does. By far and away in the history of India and Tibet, the majority of qualified gurus have been fully ordained monks. Try reading some history for a change rather than making embarrassingly mistaken assertions about things of which you are clearly ill-informed. That's a broad de...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

The supreme vajrayana guru is a fully ordained monk. This is taught very clearly tin antras such as Kalacakra. Westerners are enamored of upasaka gurus, the most inferior kind, with predictable results. History doesn't support that. Yes, actually it does. By far and away in the history of India and...
by Snowbear
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 13444

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Snowbear, you’ve got to understand that for a lot of guys on this board Malcolm is like some kind of god and whatever he says is gospel, even when it contradicts other things he’s said. The Self-proclaimed conscience of DW has spoken. Some refer to it as the small minded hobgoblin. For saying what ...

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