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by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 84
Views: 866

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Austerity measures are touted as a means to pay off debt, but really they are just a justification to implement monetarist neo-liberal policies (to destroy universal education and medical care, lower wages, reduce pensions, etc...) Austerity measures are a political tool for concentrating capital a...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403273

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Perhaps someone can help me with this one... When participating in the Mandarava Drubchen retreat, is there a commitment that one should be there for the entirety of the retreat? Unless this retreat is like no other Mandarava Drubchen (and I am fairly certain it is not), there is no commitment of t...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 84
Views: 866

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

We were given a choice between a turd pie and a crap sandwich...I realized I didnt have to choose either...so I didnt. That being said, I do believe that in the long term that history will show that trump is the very slightly lesser of two evils...not to mention the fact that the far left is just a...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403273

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Has anybody been able to watch/listen to the Mandarava Puja webcasted today? There seems to be a *serious* issue with webcasts...
Bump?
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403273

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Has anybody been able to watch/listen to the Mandarava Puja webcasted today? There seems to be a *serious* issue with webcasts...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403273

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

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by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403273

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Pero wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:40 pm
heart wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:43 pm
Pero wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:11 pm

Wish you hadn't mentioned that. I took a look and now just feel more disgusted with tulku businesses.
It is really just Tibetan business in the end,

/magnus
I suppose you're right.
But then ChNN does want us to read his book, does he not?
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403273

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Would you be so kind as to summarise the whole mysterious business in two-three sentences? I have an awful feeling that everybody in the room is talking about an incident I should so obviously know about -- but do not... Retainers of Chokyi Lodo had problems with retainers of Chokyi Wangchuck. This...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403273

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

http://melong.com/open-letter-from-chogyal-namkhai-norbu/ It is a very interesting book. Also, I recently read "The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö" where one gets to hear "the other side" of the story of how come Khyentse Chökyi Wangchug left Dzongsar and Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö move...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sonam...
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Sonam...

Very sorry to hear this. I have always wanted to meet him in person.
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Main students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Main students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I have a quick question of the thriving DW Choygal scene. Since he is getting older who is going to take over for him once he passes away? Are there certain students always kind of mentioned as his "close and top students?" If not who do you think will become the next big figurehead of Dzogchen. Fi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: receiving transmission
Replies: 30
Views: 1096

Re: receiving transmission

Glad to have you here, Oldbob!
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 20413

Re: The DJKR Topic

I find this very interesting, which is why I asked about it being common knowledge. I spent most of my time in Vajrayana circles in Northern California, where I don't recall anyone with a starry-eyed view staying that way for very long if at all. The Lamas I were spoke quite highly of individual pr...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 20413

Re: The DJKR Topic

The environment they grew up in did not allow for it. This is absolute nonsense. Chogyal Namkhai Norbu has publicly discussed the phenomena of monastic pedophiles who targeted him and other young tulkus in the monasteries. As have others such as Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche. It is hard to hear such account...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 20413

Re: The DJKR Topic

Losal Samten wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:17 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:06 pm
Losal Samten wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:06 pm

After the release of Drung, Deu and Bon IIRC. I'll try to get more info.
Ok.
Edit: Necklace of Zi.

Send a message to Yudron to see if she remembers the specifics.

https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.p ... 46#p129646
Oh God..
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 20413

Re: The DJKR Topic

No, their statements concerened what he said . They were not statements about him as a person. They solely addressed the content of his joke. He made it about their persons. You could argue that he is actually manipulating their words here -- to which he would probably retort: "Why can't you just r...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 20413

Re: The DJKR Topic

The "novelty" of such posts has worn off, and so has their shock value. He continues to offend those already offended, and endear himself to those who already cherish his crazy-wisdom-on-FB shtick. Well, he has massively upped the ante by calling out Lama Tsultrim Allione publicly. It seems to me h...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 20413

Re: The DJKR Topic

The "novelty" of such posts has worn off, and so has their shock value. He continues to offend those already offended, and endear himself to those who already cherish his crazy-wisdom-on-FB shtick. Which is a massive pity. The transmission of Vajrayana to the West, the interpenetration of Vajrayana ...