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by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Destitute people in India - help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Destitute people in India - help needed

(Not sure if this is the right sub-forum. If the mods want to move it, I am all in favour.) Things were very bad before COVID-19, now it is way beyond very bad. I am sure there are many initiatives like that, but I am posting the one which involves a teacher whom I have had the great fortune to meet...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3952

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Passing By wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:15 pm
Yup, he mentioned it's origin from Pema Lingpa but I didn't catch if he said which cycle it was. There's apparently several within the Peling termas
Sorry, I somehow lost the bit of your post in which you specified the cycle.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3952

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Participated in the empowerment online. Does anyone know if this is from the Peling Lama Norbu cycle? Participated in the empowerment online. Does anyone know if this is from the Peling Lama Norbu cycle? I didn't participate in this particular empowerment, but in general, the Guru Rinpoche practice...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3952

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:31 am
Excellent. Time to read through and become familiar with it . :)
Is this a form of Konchog Chidu ?
Well, it is Peling, so the terton and the lineage are quite different. I am not sure if I am answering your question, though.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 4648

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

The Lleida event is as of now postponed to April 16-19, 2021: Dear Sangha This early morning we received the information that in his infinite compassion and for the safety of all, due to the situation with the coronavirus, Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche Sangye Pema Shepa has decided to postpone the program ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 4648

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

Dear Sangha, This early morning we have been informed His Holines has postponed the visit to Europe and USA due to the coronavirus. We deeply regret this news. Shortly we will come back with more information. Thank you very much for your support and we apologize for the inconveniences. Lama Ödsel T...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4935

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

the people who run the programs these days, decided that practitioners would gain more benefit by focusing on sutra related methods and reflections. :jawdrop: Well this is a shocker, and a saddening one, for sure. I have friends who have done several retreats in a row and there is lots to be said a...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconic Phrase 'SHORT MOMENTS, MANY TIMES' Copyrighted?
Replies: 50
Views: 10078

Re: Iconic Phrase 'SHORT MOMENTS, MANY TIMES' Copyrighted?

But charities are one of the main forms of money laundering now. It's so bad Canada's billionaire Minister of Finance has a charity that creates charities just for this purpose called the Toronto Foundation. So even making the fake charity is tax deductible. Then the main game is giving all your in...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 4648

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

Lleida, April 16-19, 2020, which comes in three parts: - jinsek (April 16), - Khandro Tutkik empowerment (April 17), and - Tröma Nagmo teachings (April 18-19). They have revamped the website a bit, and changed the address. Right now you can see the programme and register here: http://www.nyingmater...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 4648

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

Thanks for sharing, please keep on doing so. I certainly will. However, I do not know anybody in the know, do not belong to any inner circles, etc. -- what I post here is what I find out about in a more or less haphazard way. Bottom line: if anyone knows about any European Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 154
Views: 9346

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Well, my "hedonism" was also a shortcut to something somewhat more specific. But you knew that when you were making the comment. I really can't understand why people still think asceticism is impressive or vital, given that we have Vajrayāna. Vajrayāna is the ultimate hedonic vehicle. The terms of ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 154
Views: 9346

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

If one is really at the level that they can take sense pleasures onto the Vajrayāna Path, then their ‘hedonism’ has a useful context. If you have received any Vajrayāna empowerment, you are required by samaya to take sense pleasures for your own enjoyment. However, I was making a little joke. Epicu...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 154
Views: 9346

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

I get what you are saying, but Bonpo historical narratives are on a whole other level, and sometimes harder to swallow than anything you come across in Mahayana. For example the idea that Buddha Shakyamuni was a student of Shenrab etc. Like I said, it’s really the specificity of these kinds of clai...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 4648

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

Troma Nakmo in London, April 25-26: 25th-26th April Reading – Caversham Room Venue address: Richfield Ave, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ Free entry (£15 suggested donation per day) Language: Tibetan, English, Nepalese, Mandarin Timetable: 25th 10:00-11:30amTeachings on Troma Nakmo 1:00pm Troma Nakmo e...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 154
Views: 9346

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Reading the Bonpo Heart Sutra, and being exposed to a bit of their "alternative history" narratives put me in about the same boat. I value the Bon teachings I've received greatly, but I cannot get past some of their historical claims, especially the triumphalism over Buddhism, when so much of their...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 621
Views: 51768

Re: Great Vegan Debate

It would be morally irresponsible not to act, that’s why. Of course we should do what we can, just as we should make a terminal patient comfortable to limit their suffering. I just don’t see a happy ending coming. Yes, naturaly. But for me the struggle is even more important due to its futility. As...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 14760

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:09 am
Don't mind me, guys. I'm not very happy with the state of the world right now. Why? Bushfires, mostly.
:hug:

Not much to say. Heartbreaking, it all is.
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7098
Views: 814019

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Have just posted it in another thread, and realised that it also belongs in here: Dear Global Dzogchen Community. I would like to make a clarification on the recent letter I wrote especially about courses in the Dzogchen Community for practitioners with transmission. As I have already said, we all h...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 194
Views: 28356

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

I had a memory that there was a mail from Rinpoche long ago on norbunet that said that his children could teach everything or something like that. Now I don't find it. /magnus I posted it at AtA some weeks ago, I think. Here it goes in full: Dear Global Dzogchen Community. I would like to make a cl...

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