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by Skydancer
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Bodhicharyavatara as taught in Kagyu
Replies: 8
Views: 1309

Re: Bodhicharyavatara as taught in Kagyu

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is teaching Bodhicharyavatara in the form of online shedra on his website. At the moment the website is off-line, but I'm sure it will be back online soon. Meanwhile you can take a look around via Google cache.

Bodhicharya: Online Shedra.
by Skydancer
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Ice Cubes of Bodhi - Chogyam Trungpa
Replies: 0
Views: 446

The Ice Cubes of Bodhi - Chogyam Trungpa

This teaching is so amazing that I had to share it. They way he explains the Dharma in modern Western terminology is brilliant.

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[direct URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWZ-ADaVJjA ]
by Skydancer
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian Vajrayana
Replies: 148
Views: 11153

Re: Indian Vajrayana

Thanks to all for your replies. You were very helpful.
by Skydancer
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian Vajrayana
Replies: 148
Views: 11153

Indian Vajrayana

I know this sub-forum's title says "Tibetan Buddhism". :-)

I would really love to know more about Indian Vajrayana the way it was practiced in the time of Indian Buddhist Mahasiddhas, like Tilopa, Saraha, Padmasambhava etc.. Is is still alive? Any good books (in English) on the subject?
by Skydancer
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: French tourists get Sri Lanka jail term over Buddha kiss !!
Replies: 15
Views: 2007

Re: French tourists get Sri Lanka jail term over Buddha kiss !!

Religious Buddhists was not the intent of the Buddha.
Perhaps, but that does not mean that you can visit another culture and act like a barbarian / idiot. I don't see anyone doing that in Middle East. Hmm... I wonder why? :smile:
by Skydancer
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

Thank you for the video. I like Tai Situ's teaching style.
by Skydancer
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Watership Down -Happy Holidays!
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Watership Down -Happy Holidays!

Yes, I agree; it's a beautiful animated film. The book is, in my opinion, even better.
by Skydancer
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Career in Dharma art?
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Career in Dharma art?

I've been thinking about pursuing a career in art (drawing/painting), and I've been playing with an idea of Western Dharma art (some of you may remember that Trungpa talked quite a bit about that). What do you guys think — is it possible to make a living by being a Dharma artist here in the West? I ...
by Skydancer
Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana earliest origins ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

Re: Mahayana earliest origins ?

But these are our Western academic explanations. Correct me if I'm wrong, but according to traditional Buddhist doctrine Buddha Śakyamuni thought all three yanas during his lifetime and people heard the teachings according to their capacity.
by Skydancer
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chogyam Trungpa books
Replies: 9
Views: 1988

Re: Chogyam Trungpa books

Thank you for all your recommendations.
Buddha bless you!
by Skydancer
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Special Days
Replies: 73
Views: 25476

Re: Special Days

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rheSwjI6B28/UJf8bzKCKnI/AAAAAAAAKBo/7BpEayeg7Co/s320/72793_1550654058885_6144478_n.jpeg Today (Nov. 6. 2012) we celebrate Lhabab Duchen — Shakyamuni Buddha's descent from heaven. Buddha's mother, Mayadevi, was reborn in Indra's heaven. To repay her kindness, to liberate he...
by Skydancer
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 144
Views: 8025

Re: Special Days

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rheSwjI6B28/UJf8bzKCKnI/AAAAAAAAKBo/7BpEayeg7Co/s320/72793_1550654058885_6144478_n.jpeg Today (Nov. 6. 2012) we celebrate Lhabab Duchen — Shakyamuni Buddha's descent from heaven. Buddha's mother, Mayadevi, was reborn in Indra's heaven. To repay her kindness, to liberate he...
by Skydancer
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chogyam Trungpa books
Replies: 9
Views: 1988

Chogyam Trungpa books

I'd like to start reading Chögyam Trungpa's books, but I don't know with which one to begin. Is there any logical order I should follow? I've thought I'd start with Illusion's Game: The Life and Teaching of Naropa, because I feel very drawn to Indian Mahamudra Mahasiddhas. Any tips?
by Skydancer
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Expressing the Activity of Chenrezig
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Re: Expressing the Activity of Chenrezig

Thanks for that quote. Chenrezig is my favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva. I do his sadhana often. Chenrezig sadhana is the most beautiful sadhana I've come across.
by Skydancer
Sun May 27, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....
Replies: 126
Views: 10187

Re: First Post: How useful is Dharma Wheel for you, REALLY?

This forum (or more precisely, people on it) has answered numerous questions I've had. I see it as a great springboard for further research and contemplations. There are many people here who are quite experienced and learned. I'm more a reader than an active poster and I often just browse and read t...
by Skydancer
Sun May 27, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: A Question on the Fifth Precept
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: A Question on the Fifth Precept

You can read a lengthy discussion about the 5th precept in topic Why the Buddha banned booze.
by Skydancer
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: Buddhism?

The following book introduced me to Buddhism. It's written in clear, concise, and easy-to-understand language: Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown This accessible volume covers both the teachings of the Buddha and the integration of Buddhism into daily life. What are the distinctive ...
by Skydancer
Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?
Replies: 134
Views: 13991

Re: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?

@Thundering Cloud, good post. It's similar to what Tilopa said: “The problem is not enjoyment; the problem is attachment.” What I have noticed in my own life is that as I'm progressing on my dharma path I'm becoming less and less interested in samsaric activity and I ask myself, what could I possibl...
by Skydancer
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Destroyer of Illusion.
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: Destroyer of Illusion.

@gregkavarnos, to me it does sounds like "om namo [namaḥ] Śivāya", especially right at the end of the video where credits begin.
by Skydancer
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?
Replies: 100
Views: 8573

Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Currently reading... Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Mahamudra and Dzogchen are perhaps the most profound teachings within all of Tibetan Buddhism. The experience of Mahamudra, or ?great symbol,? is an overwhelming sense of extraordinary clarity, total...