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by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 139
Views: 3699

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: 139
Views: 3699

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: 139
Views: 3699

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: 2
Views: 534

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: 139
Views: 3699

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: 618
Views: 38738

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: 251
Views: 6391

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: 6957
Views: 752719

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: 23482

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...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:10 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: 23482

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

Speaking of Norbu Rinpoche, Malcolm, would you think if and when his successor starts giving transmission again, that would be a valid route to access his teachings? Or do you hold the view that it's only appropriate if received direct from Norbu Rinpoche himself? Asking just in case the IDC resume...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6391

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/opinion/australia-fires-climate-change.html?fbclid=IwAR13Kz479GTIvqDlQ4fZyDG11TW5EE3vz6HgvxvV4JGl9ifNKhcJYg5wtYo It appears that this tragedy will not be the desperately needed gamechanger... Give it a few years. Needs to be multiple converging events and impacts ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6391

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

I agree, but it's already happening, it's been happening for a while. The problem is that these events generally hurt poor people, so nothing changes as a consequence. It has certainly mobilized a large youth contingent around the world, but the constituencies that hold genuine economic power have ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3774

Re: Our Anti-War President

Some people say this could cause WW3, while I am quite sceptical of it I cannot help but feel incredibly nervous. This cannot end well and many people will die due to this. Patrick Cockburn (the voice to listen to when it comes to the Middle East) comments: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iran...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3774

Re: Our Anti-War President

Some people say this could cause WW3, while I am quite sceptical of it I cannot help but feel incredibly nervous. This cannot end well and many people will die due to this. Patrick Cockburn (the voice to listen to when it comes to the Middle East) comments: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iran...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yeshe Tsogyel Mantra
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Yeshe Tsogyel Mantra

Edit: mantra removed I am no lama but it would stand very much to reason. It is not the only Yeshe Tsogyal mantra. All of them are tied in to specific practices, which do require wang, tri and lung. We probably should not post it here (although it is of course everywhere online, so the damage has a...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

Right now there are two events: (1) Valencia, April 7-12, 2020, which consists of: - Tröma Nagmo Drupchod (April 7-9), - Dorje Drollo empowerment (April 10, the morning session), - Namchak Putri extended empowerment (April 10 evening session and April 11), and - a tri/lung day (April 12). More infor...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6391

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

Oh, looks like obligatory reading, thank you very much, Vasana!
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6391

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

At this stage, I think the sooner we see little pockets of social collapse and extreme weather events around the world, the better. Not for the chaos and inconvenience it would cause but for cataylysing real change. I agree, but it's already happening, it's been happening for a while. The problem i...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6391

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

As for SF, Chris Beckett is new to me but very good ... and Greg Egan may be new to you (because he's an Aussie) but he's even better. Thanks! The wife, who is a social SF connoisseur, will be very eager to read it :reading: :reading: :reading: Would love to make a connection with Dudjom Yangsi eve...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6391

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

Hang on. On a Buddhist forum, to ask what Buddhadharma says about an issue is irrelevant?.. You asked: "Can events occur which lie outside the vipaka associated with individual karma?" I find this particular question irrelevant to the discussion we are having here. Vajrayana answers in the negative...

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