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by Greg
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 164
Views: 13748

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

That’s true of the Shambhala teachings as a terma cycle. But I think they could keep the general style, form, and inspiration of Shambhala and use it as a context for other Kagyu and Nyingma lamas to teach Buddhism within. I think that could be worthwhile. There would be no reason to keep the form/...
by Greg
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 164
Views: 13748

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

That’s true of the Shambhala teachings as a terma cycle. But I think they could keep the general style, form, and inspiration of Shambhala and use it as a context for other Kagyu and Nyingma lamas to teach Buddhism within. I think that could be worthwhile.
by Greg
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 164
Views: 13748

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

I don't think it is coincidental that the italiced phrases in the following two quotes are similarly worded. The first is from Mukpo, It is important to me that you examine your own reasons for being part of this community. If you feel that this work is personally meaningful to you, then I invite y...
by Greg
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 164
Views: 13748

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

It's pretty damning, mostly a confirmation of a lot of what was already known, plus an acknowledgement that many people did not feel comfortable participating in a report that was commissioned to be delivered to Osel Mukpo's personal attorney. I don't see any way for the community to credibly contin...
by Greg
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 52
Views: 10395

Re: What are you looking for?

Are people still looking for this: Østensen, Morten. In the Presence of the Dharmakaya: Dzogchen Practice According to Khangsar Tenpe Wangchug’s Notes on Dza Paltrul’s Extraordinary Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King (mkhas pa shri rgyal po’i khyad chos). M.A. thesis, 2008 If so, please send me...
by Greg
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 52
Views: 10395

Re: What are you looking for?

Am looking for the articles: "An Introduction to the Tibetan Dzogchen (Great Perfection) Philosophy of Mind" by David Higgins; and: KLAUS-DIETER MATHES: "BKA' BRGYUD MAHAMUDRA - CHINESE RDZOGS CHEN OR THE TEACHINGS OF THE SIDDHAS". The PDFs that were linked to previously are no longer available onl...
by Greg
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 52
Views: 10395

Re: What are you looking for?

passel wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:01 pm
I'd love to find a full copy of the co-edited volume on mahamudra by Kapstein and Roger Jackson: "Mahamudra and the Bka' brgyud Tradition," PIATS 2006.
You'll now find it available on Libgen.
by Greg
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 164
Views: 13748

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

Was Osel Mukpo the one who decided to make the programmatic and institutional changes that led to the merger of Vajradhatu & Shambhala, and the rebranding of "Shambhala Buddhism"? Related question: who was responsible for the decision to put Osel Mukpo in charge and at the center of the organizatio...
by Greg
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: story details
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: story details

Thanks, it's actually very helpful to know that Do Khyentse is the lama in question, that is new info.
by Greg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: story details
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: story details

Thanks. I just reread the entirety of the Padmakara translation and I didn't see it. Possibly I missed it, I was reading quickly.
by Greg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: story details
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: story details

That you very much, that is the kind of tip I'm looking for. However, I've been searching the text for a while now and haven't been able to locate it, so any further pointers anyone might have are appreciated.
by Greg
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: story details
Replies: 7
Views: 883

story details

Can someone please refresh my memory - what is the story of the teacher who demanded that his students renounce their former teachers but then would only teach the student who refused to do so. Thanks in advance!
by Greg
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 5044

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

I can tell you that the plan to seize control of Nova Scotia by force if necessary was still paid lip service to at Vajrayana seminary as late as the early aughts. Not sure if anyone ever spilled those beans before Leslie.
by Greg
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 5044

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

In any case, we are seeing more and more people emboldened to come forward with unwelcome information despite the best efforts of many to silence them, so hopefully there will be greater opportunity for examination. Information suppression isn’t what it used to be, as we are seeing. The point is, t...
by Greg
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 5044

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR, Leslie Hays says CTR tortured a cat. Is there anyone here that actually know Leslie Hays and that can vouch for her stories? /magnus Magnus, are you suggesting that we should not just take everything that Hays says at face value but that we shoul...
by Greg
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 5044

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

She was one of his several wives in the 80s and a member of his inner circle. I don't know her personally but that much is not disputed by anyone.
by Greg
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 5044

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

And guess what, even Trungpa's claim he was the supreme abbot of Surmang turns out to be complete bullshit...that would be this guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zurmang_Gharwang_Rinpoche I was in charge of arrangements for visiting teachers for a major Shambhala city center more than ten years ag...
by Greg
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 19746

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Wienstein:

Quay wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:01 pm
Snowbear wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:59 pm
Don’t flatter yourselves. I’m sure most “real teachers” do it too.
What is the basis of your surety?
Lord Acton is usually right, even when it comes to god kings.
by Greg
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 16994

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:17 pm
That's not very gist-like.
No, figured it was better to just present the primary source and let you make of it what you will. I can't recall now but I don't think Chandler has anything other than this.
by Greg
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 16994

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

I should have chosen my words more carefully, "so much" is inaccurate. She charges Matthis Namgyel with covering for Sogyal Rinpoche, I think in part based on this and on other occasions: https://vimeo.com/53576867 And also refers to here: https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com/2012/06/15/what-is-a-r...

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