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by zangskar
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: pilgrimage in Bodh Gaya
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Re: pilgrimage in Bodh Gaya

Sorry for getting your name wrong, KonchokZoepa!
by zangskar
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: pilgrimage in Bodh Gaya
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Re: pilgrimage in Bodh Gaya

That reminds me of a story of someone travelling by road from Nepal to India. At first he didn't immediately notice any great change until a truck came along with two young boys hanging off the front - one was collecting the leaking water from the radiator in a can and then passing it up to the oth...
by zangskar
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what is the best way to deal with anxiety and fear in public
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: what is the best way to deal with anxiety and fear in pu

yes. what is the best way to deal with anxiety and fear in public when you experience fear and aversion and anxiety in body and mind and you get disturbing reflections in your mind through deluded perception. Sometimes it can also be cool to just enjoy your symptoms. After all a bit of adrenaline i...
by zangskar
Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China destroys the ancient Buddhist symbols of Lhasa City in
Replies: 131
Views: 11285

Re: China destroys the ancient Buddhist symbols of Lhasa Cit

To be frank I am surprised you would quote such a source and give it so much credence. :stirthepot: There is some credence to what Indrajala brought up though. Looking at the Incan civilization, we see that they developed running water, baths, etc. within similar conditions (of the Tibetans) in the...
by zangskar
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: HHDL leaving Dharamsala?
Replies: 12
Views: 1411

Re: HHDL leaving Dharamsala?

Please arrange a PAP (Protected Area Permit) through either the Bureau of HH Dalai Lama in Dharamsala or the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Govt of India at Jaisalmer House in Delhi. Previously I would have said for very short stays not to worry about it, but with heightened security risks for Bud...
by zangskar
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment and Insanity
Replies: 78
Views: 8360

Re: Enlightenment and Insanity

What is the relationship if any between enlightenment and insanity? There is a quote that I often see floating around on the net on spiritual related forums by some psychiatrist that goes something like, "The schizophrenic and the mystic swim in the same sea, but whereas the schizophrenic sinks the...
by zangskar
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: HHDL leaving Dharamsala?
Replies: 12
Views: 1411

Re: HHDL leaving Dharamsala?

Bylakuppe is a nice place, I understand why HH might want to go there. Does any of you know if Westerners still need to apply in advance for a special permit to visit the settlement?
Best wishes
Lars
by zangskar
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If samsara had a theme song...
Replies: 39
Views: 3595

Re: If samsara had a theme song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twICykaRRvY Edit Maybe I should add a small explanation. I chose this one because to me it has beauty, attraction, happiness, hope, melancholy and disillusionment at the same time. "Samsara literally means "wandering-on." Many people think of it as the Buddhist name f...
by zangskar
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Trouble with meditation....
Replies: 14
Views: 2459

Re: Trouble with meditation....

In my opinion, just lie down or sit on a bench like you were sleeping, so people don't get attracted to your extraordinary appearance, wear earphones like you were listening to something. If you must sit crosslegged you could hang a Do-not-disturb sign around your neck , use blinders/sunglasses and ...
by zangskar
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer
Replies: 39
Views: 3871

Re: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer

It is fairly disturbing that you would go there :roll: Just making a point. Disturbing is the fact that there is even a single reference (to child pornography) out there on the internet. General reading of a text and practicing a text are two different things :shrug: You won't see me disagreeing th...
by zangskar
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet
Replies: 116
Views: 15223

Re: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet

As for this man 'Antonio Terrone' he and his wife are GREAT scholars, and true benefactors of our precious Ngagyur Nyingma. Both their Thesis should be read by all Nyingma practitioners and Sarah's by all women and Dudjom practitioners!!! Where can these theses be found? Links for Terrone's works a...
by zangskar
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why We Go Crazy for Cute
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: Why We Go Crazy for Cute

:rolling: Very interesting observation. :twothumbsup:
Lars
by zangskar
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Aro gTér
Replies: 324
Views: 27349

Re: On Aro gTér

There is a text called the Golden Rosary. It details the history of the Drikung Kagyu. The Lineage of Diamond Light - Crystal Mirror series - Volume V traces a whole bunch of various Nyingma lineages. :namaste: Lineage of Diamond Light : "Most of the information is based on traditional texts transm...
by zangskar
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Hopelessness
Replies: 49
Views: 7909

Re: Hopelessness

Duckfiasco, maybe I'm wrong but it sounds like you are perhaps looking for a nice community and good, meaningful company, as much or more than for 'enlightenment' and other such abstract ideas. If so you can find this in other places too, and it may make up for the lack of same in your local Buddhis...
by zangskar
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Moksha
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Re: Moksha

The English word "moxa" is a corruption from the Japanese mugusa for mugwort, the herb commonly used in "moxibustion." Actually, what the Lama did should not be called moxa or moxibustion. In Chinese medicine (which is where the word moxa originally comes from), cauterization and all other applicat...
by zangskar
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Moksha
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Re: Moksha

hi Norden The words sound similar, but they are different: it's MOXA, moxibustion, not moksha you witnessed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxibustion" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; From the description of a book: http://www.shangshungpublications.org/2011/03/healing-with-fire/" oncli...
by zangskar
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 5727

Re: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen

I noticed that recently the Rinzai Zen Buddhist Society in Denmark changed its name to Buddhist Society, "to reflect that we are now less sectarian and have begun to incorporate Tibetan Nyingma dzogchen teachings into our practice". (translated from http://rinzai.dk/" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by zangskar
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Oracles and taking trance...
Replies: 16
Views: 1631

Re: Oracles and taking trance...

Very interesting video indeed. :twothumbsup:
Here's a full version (not in parts) and not from the controversial user.
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Best wishes
Lars