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by lobsangrinchen
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective

This is a great thread. I have worked in substance abuse/addictions treatment in the past and am considering getting my certification to become a professional in that field, so all of this is very relevant to my interests. I hope to be able to include some Buddhist perspectives with treatment, but i...
by lobsangrinchen
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 4617

Re: Wrathful deities

I don't have anything to add, other than this has been a fascinating thread and I am grateful to have the knowledge and scholarship of everyone contributing here - DW has continually been an interesting and educational forum for me personally :good:
by lobsangrinchen
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 71
Views: 5545

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

suicide is always a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It is not a permanent solution as there are future lives to consider. In Buddhism the only permanent solution is enlightenment. ;) I agree 100% Grigoris :twothumbsup: but in the case of all us unenlightened sentient beings still caught ...
by lobsangrinchen
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 71
Views: 5545

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

I am really struggling with this.. I really do not have strengths and appetite to go through this life, but obivously I don't want to go vajrahell or any kind of hell for that matter. Im stuck. practice is what can help you build some strength and understanding and insight to get "unstuck". suicide...
by lobsangrinchen
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1
Replies: 61
Views: 23091

Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

this is a great thread, hopefully we can get it back to being active again? Lam Rim, specifically the "Easy Path" version as written by the First Panchen Lama, is the specific practice/study given to me by my teacher. I have also been studying the Lam Rim Chen Mo three volume translation (which is E...
by lobsangrinchen
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 4006

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

the tradition chose me, I suppose. After years of study in Buddhism, Taoism, various occult traditions, as well as an exhaustive survey of all the world's spiritual traditions, my Buddhist professor at college happened to be a Gelug who is a writer/translator contemporary with Jeffrey Hopkins and th...
by lobsangrinchen
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 1956

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

Thought a Buddhist forum would be about facing the delusion and ignorance head-on, but frankly, can't seem to make heads or tails of most threads. Do you folks come to the forum, looking to awaken or is there another purpose? Sorry the forum doesn't meet your expectations, though I wonder, are your...
by lobsangrinchen
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Working in the entertainment industry
Replies: 36
Views: 2596

Re: Working in the entertainment industry

Does Buddhism condemn those who work in the entertainment industry (actors, singers, dancers)? Is it considered a wrong livelihood to be in such profession? I had a very long talk with my teacher about this. As a lifelong musician and performer, I have been working in bars and nightclubs and concer...
by lobsangrinchen
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation timer app?
Replies: 18
Views: 1779

Re: Meditation timer app?

I purchased an apple watch primarily to use as a mindfulness reminder - currently using an app called Dii, this just "pings" my wrist every 30 minutes to remind me to center myself and take a few moments to practice.

the insight app seems interesting as well, I will look into it!
by lobsangrinchen
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings to the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: greetings to the forum

Thank you all. I am very grateful to many of the posters here, there is a lot of knowledge and experience being shared on DW and it is very helpful.

:applause:
by lobsangrinchen
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings to the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 396

greetings to the forum

I have been a lurker/reader for quite some time, but made an account today. my Dharma name is Lobsang Rinchen, so that's why I used it as my forum name. longtime study/practice in Buddhism, majored in it academically, and it has been one of the great threads in my life. Although in many ways I still...

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