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by Tenzin1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Siberia's resurgent shamanism
Replies: 40
Views: 2993

Re: Siberia's resurgent shamanism

Nechung oracle-image3 - 011.jpg Tashi delek T ! Many oracles are male but there are also female oracles. But i doubt if 90% would be female oracles. I enjoy your Bon sub-forum here, btw. It's a good place to explore and discuss shamanic elements in Buddhism. Maybe it varies regionally, but in Ladak...
by Tenzin1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 40037

Re: Very sad news

The Dalai Lama has said, in response to this type of question posted by Western Dharma center leaders, that if a teacher is behaving wrongly, and is harming people, one must speak out. HHDL did exactly that with respect to his own teacher, the Regent, when he lived in Lhasa. He also said that if cr...
by Tenzin1
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 40037

Re: Very sad news

Could someone with some knowledge on the topic of Samaya (Malcolm?) please be so kind and say a few words to clear up the following? 1) We're harming Samaya by exposing our Guru after we've have been sexually or physically abused by him 2) We should therefore keep quiet and keep practicing 3) By ke...
by Tenzin1
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Siberia's resurgent shamanism
Replies: 40
Views: 2993

Re: Siberia's resurgent shamanism

Just in case you are interested Korean shamanism, considered to be a form of Siberian shamanism (although not necessarily the kind shown in the clip), is alive and well. As in most Siberian shamanism only women can be true shamans, but can have male assistants. Sometimes men dress as women during t...
by Tenzin1
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Stupas in New Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: Stupas in New Mexico

Will you be making it to Taos? The stupa of the great weathermaker Yeshe Dorje is there. Turns out there's one of those just outside Santa Fe, too. So Santa Fe has 2 stupas. http://www.stupa.org.nz/stupa/Rio_Grande2.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by Tenzin1
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sugar, Fat, Diabetes
Replies: 26
Views: 2673

Re: Sugar, Fat, Diabetes

I don't think Americans consume as much fat as Tibetans traditionally have. If you ate McDonalds for every meal, I don't think you would eat as much fat. If the older Tibetans could think of a way to put fat on fat and call it a meal, they would. Butter on cheese? I feel like I've seen that before,...
by Tenzin1
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sugar, Fat, Diabetes
Replies: 26
Views: 2673

Re: Sugar, Fat, Diabetes

Aside from the USA-Middle East policy and the blatant racism that pervades the USA unnoticed by most Americans,... another conspiracy hiding in plain sight is the food and pharmacutical industry misinformation about lifestyle treatment/causation for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. "D...
by Tenzin1
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: South Africa denies Dalai Lama a visa
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Re: South Africa denies Dalai Lama a visa

Bishop Tutu speaks out on the issue:

http://www.tutu.org.za/archbishop-tutus ... ma-scandal" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Tenzin1
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Stupas in New Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: Stupas in New Mexico

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tenzin1 wrote:Santa Fe, on the east side of Airport Road. you can't miss it.

That's the same one as above?
Yes. There's only one. It's in the south end of town, so you'll hit that part of town first, coming from Albuquerque.
by Tenzin1
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: South Africa denies Dalai Lama a visa
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Re: South Africa denies Dalai Lama a visa

This is the second time in the last year or two that S Africa has denied HHDL a visa. They wouldn't allow him in to visit his buddy, Bishop Desmond Tutu on the latter's birthday, either. It's not just that South Africa does business with China. I wonder if China backed the ANC in their revolutionary...
by Tenzin1
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Stupas in New Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: Stupas in New Mexico

Santa Fe, on the east side of Airport Road. you can't miss it.
by Tenzin1
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: H.H. XIV Dalai Lama says he should be the Last Dalai Lama
Replies: 34
Views: 4736

Re: H.H. XIV Dalai Lama says he should be the Last Dalai Lam

I don't quite understand why His Holiness doesn't just make it clear ahead of time that he will take rebirth outside of China. Will the Chinese government recognize the successor found by the High Gelug Lamas in India? Probably not, but they would still appoint their own claimant Dalai Lama if His ...
by Tenzin1
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Women in Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 2015

Re: Women in Buddhism

Can anyone recommend any books or resources on this subject? I have read the book by Sandy Boucher and found it very interesting. Looking for more... Also any female teachers that have made an impression? I recommend Tenzin Palmo. She has a some books and a website. Also a great, great book is Lear...
by Tenzin1
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shagai - Mongolian Shamanic Fortune Telling
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: Shagai - Mongolian Shamanic Fortune Telling

Historically, and still, even now, they use sheep scapula. The Chinese also used them in ancient times. These are what are called "oracle bones" that are ground up and used in Chinese medicine, if the historians and archaeologists don't get to them first. In China they have prayers or ritual formula...
by Tenzin1
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Language
Topic: What languages do you know/study
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: What languages do you know/study

Fluent in Russian, Spanish, Romanian. A bit rusty, but able to do research in French, German, Serbo-Croatian. Conversant in Norwegian. I studied 3 years of Mandarin, and am considering reviving that, in part to be able to read Buddhist texts in Chinese. I've also taught elementary university courses...
by Tenzin1
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: ultimate state/being not "absolute" ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

Re: ultimate state/being not "absolute" ?

You're spot on. On the face of it, it seems absurd that the Buddha only taught there is impermanence, suffering, and the insubstantiality (anâtman) of the five grasping aggregates which constitute the world of samsara. Didn't the Buddha teach that there was also permanence? Didn't he say in his fin...
by Tenzin1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: What languages do you know/study
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: What languages do you know/study

I had a dab of classical Tibetan, and spoken Tibetan. Mostly European languages: Russian, Spanish, French, Norwegian, Serbo-Croatian, German (rusty on the last 3). Mandarin, but I always forget the script soon after I learn it. I'm not visual, I'm aural, and learn through my ears. Mandarin's good wi...
by Tenzin1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hell in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 69
Views: 4878

Re: Hell in Tibetan Buddhism

I'm curious as to what the Pali Canon says with regard to the OP. This may be a matter of interpretation, there may not be a clear answer. This opens the door to interpretations by later commentators, and which then leads to the Dharma evolving into Vasubandhu-ism, and so on. Bhikku Bodhi says, in a...
by Tenzin1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are there any enlightened people in the world today?
Replies: 24
Views: 3185

Re: Are there any enlightened people in the world today?

There numbers do seem to be dwindling of late. It may seem so, if you're looking in the wrong places, or have the wrong expectation of what you're looking for. As the Karmapa said, "they're not going to look like me." Remember the Tibetan tale about the humble practitioner who runs into a bodhisatt...
by Tenzin1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hell in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 69
Views: 4878

Re: Hell in Tibetan Buddhism

Could a Bodhisattva be reborn in hell to alleviate the suffering of others? According to Berzin, Serkong Rinpoche (one of Dalai Lama's senior tutors, now deceased) wished to do exactly this. But it is very difficult, and he failed to achieve it and was reborn as a human. (The deduction that he fail...