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by anjali
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 2047

Re: sex with prostitute

At the request of the original poster, this thread is now locked permanantly.
by anjali
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness disorientation
Replies: 44
Views: 1178

Re: Emptiness disorientation

Seated meditation is half lotus or full lotus for me; I don't have any problem with flexibility in my legs, just a small sideways S curve in my back. The problem is that I can't easily balance my head over my spine so that my back muscles aren't constantly working. It ends up in severe cramps withi...
by anjali
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 724
Views: 22863

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Some posts have been split to:
We are a Kali Yuga culture
Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

There are a number of posts in this thread still relating to empowerments and samaya, but where I split seems like a good place to make the break.
by anjali
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 724
Views: 22863

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Mod Note: This has certainly been a long and winding topic. By and large it's been a civil discussion with little need for moderation. Thanks to all who have participated with thoughtfulness on a sensitive subject. With a thread this long, a number of side issues that have come up for discussion. U...
by anjali
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness disorientation
Replies: 44
Views: 1178

Re: Emptiness disorientation

I have a followup question. I have mild scoliosis so seated meditation is difficult for me. Will I need to get that treated before I can really meditate properly? How important is precise posture in meditation? (Before answering, I'd like to ask some questions. They will help in better understandin...
by anjali
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 443
Views: 26462

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Rehashing an old thread after speaking with some Advaitans and I was wondering if anyone could explain how vāsanās and the arising of thoughts are to be seen from an Advaitan perspective since they've yet to explain. From Guru Vachaka Kovai , on p.21 David Godman comments, Vasanas are mental habits...
by anjali
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia
Replies: 54
Views: 1567

Re: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia

Anyway, I am not interested in the propaganda of one side or the other regarding the issue, I am interested in whether the quote YOU POSTED is from a Theravada or a Mahayana source. I bet it is Theravada. As far as I can tell, the quote that Nicholas posted comes from Peter Harvey himself. As Buddh...
by anjali
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 304
Views: 7327

Re: Lama Norlha

TharpaChodron wrote:
anjali wrote:Ok. The salami jokes were funny enough not to delete (at least for me), but it's time to get back on track with the topic...


apologies for my last post. :shock:

No worries. It's all good.
by anjali
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 304
Views: 7327

Re: Lama Norlha

Ok. The salami jokes were funny enough not to delete (at least for me), but it's time to get back on track with the topic...
by anjali
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How “new atheism” slid into the alt-right
Replies: 103
Views: 2111

Re: How “new atheism” slid into the alt-right

This thread seems to have run it's course. Nothing substantial has been added to the subject of the OP for a while. If anyone has anything to contribute directly to the OP, let me or another moderator know and we'll unlock the topic.
by anjali
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: USA Total Solar Eclipses
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: USA Total Solar Eclipses

National Geographic published an article a few years ago on, Solar Eclipse Myths from Around the World . I particularly liked this one, "My favorite myth is from the Batammaliba people in Togo and Benin" in Africa, said Holbrook. In this myth, the sun and the moon are fighting during an ec...
by anjali
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 724
Views: 22863

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Some off-topic meta-discussion removed.
by anjali
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The state of Buddhism in Hawaii
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: The state of Buddhism in Hawaii

When I was growing up in Hawaii Buddhism was very much confined to and identified with ethnicity. This has changed somewhat but this rule of thumb appears to still be operating largely. This is one reason why Buddhism has more or less been dying for the past two generations - it is seen largely as ...
by anjali
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The state of Buddhism in Hawaii
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: The state of Buddhism in Hawaii

A beautiful temple and setting. I've never been to Hawaii, although it is on my bucket list someday. I was wondering if there is a kind of pilgrimage circuit of Buddhist temples one could go on?
by anjali
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Kalacakra Root Tantra
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Kalacakra Root Tantra

Mod note: Posts on Blavatsky, Tarot and Tibet split to here.
by anjali
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Bodhisattva Aspiration
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: King of Prayers

Nicholas Weeks wrote:Near the end of the Avatamsaka Sutra is a famous bodhisattva aspiration or prayer; here is one translation of it:

http://community.palouse.net/lotus/kingprayer.htm


The link doesn't work. :(
by anjali
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 239
Views: 7972

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

For example, in Sakya they have a system where one can visualize oneself as a Hevajra, and practice it as a yidam. One can also practice Hevajra Guru yoga where one visualizes the guru as the mandala of Hevajra. But theory behind each practice is completely different. They are separate paths. The l...
by anjali
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama's commencement speech at UCSD
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Dalai Lama's commencement speech at UCSD

A friend's daughter just graduated from University of California San Diego, where the Dalai Lama gave the commencement speech. I was able to find it online here. Thought others might enjoy watching it.
by anjali
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche's 2017 Teaching Schedule
Replies: 73
Views: 5303

Re: Garchen Rinpoche's 2017 Teaching Schedule

Several photos of Chetsang Rinpoche and Garchen Rinpoche arriving at Yavapai College, from The Daily Courier, a local paper in Prescott, Arizona. Another article, also from the Daily Courier: First time in U.S., Buddhist celebration to take place at Yavapai College . An interesting tidbit about Chet...
by anjali
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 81
Views: 3158

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

Quay wrote:To put it briefly, this is the best data they can get, one should "use caution when interpreting it on diagnoses of HIV infection," and that there is a probable +/-v20% error rate for which there is currently no way to correct.

Good point.

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