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by Arupajhana7
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

Re: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen

i am encouraged by some of what people say, that the Dzogchen Community places emphasis on treating each other with respect. But I am wondering if the precepts, say the lay precepts, are widely used? I am also agreeing with the statement that says now might be a time to sort of rest and not rush int...
by Arupajhana7
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 10129

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

That's about as culty as it gets. In fact it resembles rather closely the structure of some Christian cults, in lieu of the apocalyptic element Well... In some ways I do still think the fate of humanity may still be at risk due to damage to the planets ecosystem. But generally yes I agree. The idea...
by Arupajhana7
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 10129

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

That exclusivity samaya crosses a line into unredeemable cult manipulation. It is not a misapplication of Dharma. It is not Dharma at all. Where did that idea come from? My understanding is that CTR was trying to dissuade his uncommitted hippy students from shopping around to various gurus and spir...
by Arupajhana7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 10129

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Why would you be warmed is there is nothing to keep? You can view the teacher as you please, and bash, and leave them at any point, illogical. Let's not go on opinions, let's go on the tantras, empowerment texts, and unbroken oral teachings of the lamas. This is not how samaya is taught in every li...
by Arupajhana7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

Re: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen

I hope I did not offend anyone. I have had a few in person interactions in the DZogchen Communiy sangha and they have been positive. I just think I have some Fears and worries about communities that engage with non-dual higher teachings that also transcend morality because of my experiences in my la...
by Arupajhana7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

Re: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen

Thank you. I found this reassuring, clarifying, and helpful.

It sounds like ChNN was regularly checking his intentions about things and asked his students to do the same.
by Arupajhana7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 10129

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Thanks for reading. Just for clarity the youth program I got involved with was for people under 30, so it wasn't kids. But at age 19 I wanted to meditate, wanted to do it with people my age, and Shambhala was really good at keeping social connections going outside of the formal sitting. So after sit...
by Arupajhana7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 10129

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Why they don’t at least leave if they know whats going on I cant say. I’m not them. Stockholm syndrom, brainwashing, guilt, fear, shame etc... its out of my paygrade. Such a long answer is really needed to understand this. So I never actually took Samaya with the Sakyong. If I'd continued on my Sha...
by Arupajhana7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 10129

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Pure perception doesn’t require that we ignore what’s in front of our eyes. I agree. I believe it usually doesn't work when people try to reframe their abuses as pure perception. Instead it often becomes a form of repression. Many of the cases in Shambhala people spent years trying to reframe exper...
by Arupajhana7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen

Hello I am posting because I am interested in how abiding by ethical behavior fits into Dzogchen communities. I remember Padmasambahava said "my view is as vast as the sky but my conduct as fine as a grain of barley flour". I have always interpreted this to mean that although his view is so vast tha...
by Arupajhana7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 10129

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

I believe to allow such abuses to go on unchallenged harms many peoples paths and harms the dharma in general. I agree with HHDL in the following statement he made: “Through every effort, we must stop this kind of situation. The claim if you have the experience of the Buddha mind, anything goes is a...
by Arupajhana7
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 5203

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

Because of my experiences in Shambhala, seeing how many people tried to rationalize abuses to keep their pure vision and how it ultimately doesn't work (decades later coming to terms with it as a truama in most of the reported cases) I think it is impossible for me to not have the following perspect...
by Arupajhana7
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 10129

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

I believe the Dalai Lama has taken a clear stance against abusive behavior from gurus:
by Arupajhana7
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 10129

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

I realize this isn't necessarily "standard", and I also know that for some people the more traditional hierarchy plays a significant role, I don't think it's wrong or lesser, i just don't think it's a given for all people or groups, much less a requirement for pure vision of one's Guru, which has z...
by Arupajhana7
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 10129

Re: Diane Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Tagi wouldn’t have been able to do it. And Gesar clearly wouldn’t want to do it. So Osel Mukpo was really the only option in the family line, in a patriarchal lineage. I wonder how things may have unfolded if Diana had been empowered to take the reigns as Sakyong. Seems like men have done a terribl...
by Arupajhana7
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Re: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung

Sorry the link to the Patheos article in my original post isn't working. Here is the correct link: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanb ... dhism.html
by Arupajhana7
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Re: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung

Anyone know why the whole org was handed over to Mr. Mukpo in the first place and not to the current Trungpa? I realize he was a kid when it occured but it seems a new, trusted regent would have been easier than what had actually taken place. Did Chogyam Trungpa actually name Mr. Mukpo as a potenti...
by Arupajhana7
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Re: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung

This is another article about a petition calling for local centers to separate themselves from the monarchy: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanb ... cture.html
by Arupajhana7
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung

Article on pathos blog: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2019/02/further-abuse-accusations-against-sakyong-mipham-head-of-shambhala-buddhism.h Full document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W3fN12nEY-l0U2yejz3O4vcqaCMfusIa/view?fbclid=IwAR15cJQ3YieupUkR-xZZxZ6cZBFbbFZZyg4ZgDxDfwDLFJwK...

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