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by anjali
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3342

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

Ok. Lots of posts removed. Some of them may find there way into a split off topic (or not). I don't have the time to sift through them this evening so see if there is anything worth salvaging. For now, carry on with the discussion of what's the point of abusive gurus?
by anjali
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma, "soulmates" etc
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Karma, "soulmates" etc

So, I'm curious what anyone's take, including the actual Buddhist official outlook is on "soul mates", chance encounters, predestined relationships and all that. ... Perhaps the nearest I know of to a soul mate story in Buddhism is the relationship between the Buddha and his wife, Yashodhara. Here ...
by anjali
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8676

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Topic now unlocked.

Public Service Announcement: You don't have to take flame bait; report instead, and let it go...
by anjali
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intense Guru Dragphur?
Replies: 17
Views: 489

Re: Intense Guru Dragphur?

And with pemachophel's sensible response, it's time to lock this thread. Further responses by others can be handled via PM.
by anjali
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Four kinds of mindfulness according to mahamudra
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Four kinds of mindfulness according to mahamudra

Hi, do you know any more elaborated teachings on four kinds of mindfulness according to mahamudra, as mentioned by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal in Moonbeams of mahamudra? I find Lobsang Lhalungpas translation a bit difficult. however he seems to differentiate: vigorous mindfulness, spontaenous mindfulness, ...
by anjali
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Hi

A person of few words. :)

:namaste: to you as well, and welcome to Dharmawheel!
by anjali
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello I'm Aaron
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Hello I'm Aaron

Well I hope you can accept my apology over my private message. I seem to be getting defensive with regards to my illness to the point of anger and, my mind feels like a blank for days and days. Just got back from an injection. No worries. It's all good. Welcome to Dharmawheel and well wishes always...
by anjali
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non Buddhist enlightenment
Replies: 36
Views: 676

Re: Non Buddhist enlightenment

Found an interesting blog. The authors seem to be talking about familiar concepts but do not actually mention Buddhism at all. Seems a bit like Zen to me but that may be me seeing a secular thing through religious lenses. https://youarealreadyenlightened.com . For me, the site is TL;DR. Are there a...
by anjali
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 19529

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Unless someone has something substantial to say about the subject (The Aro Authenticity Debate) topic is returned to locked status.
by anjali
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10457

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Wienstein:

Time for a break and some cleanup.

Ok. The thread has been cleaned up yet again. So...if this blows up one more time, it gets locked and stays locked.
by anjali
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 5588

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

... I have worked with, and at times struggled with, how to be a teacher and a human being . Interesting. Reading the letter leads me to believe he's not struggling with being a human at all--he's got that down pat. Seems to me, the struggle is with being a bodhisattva. :shrug: How do others interp...
by anjali
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Article: Spiritual healing — how Doctor Adrian Feldmann became Buddhist monk Thubten Gyatso
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Article: Spiritual healing — how Doctor Adrian Feldmann became Buddhist monk Thubten Gyatso

Spiritual healing — how Doctor Adrian Feldmann became Buddhist monk Thubten Gyatso Becoming a monk at the age of 32 was like enrolling in post-graduate studies in medicine, said Gyatso. To him, Buddhism is the "missing link" in medicine. "After five years of working as a doctor I knew that the basi...
by anjali
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Help me with a difficult family conversation.
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: Help me with a difficult family conversation.

I grew up in the rural south in the US. My dad was an avid outdoorsman--he loved to hunt and fish. A long time ago now, he had a slowly progressing terminal cancer. I quite my job to be with him and mom for the last few months of his life. At the time I was in my mid-20s. As the end drew near, and h...
by anjali
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 4535

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Long story short: while travelling in Nepal, a person who said he was a tummo-yogi pointed out the nature of my mind. ... Any thoughts, feedback and reflections are welcomed. An auspicious beginning. Get yourself a copy of, As It Is, Vol 2 , and see how well it aligns with your experience. If you h...
by anjali
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: wrathful visualization
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: wrathful visualization

I second JD's recommendation of Lama Tsultrim Allione's Feeding Your Demons. For two non-tantric approaches... If you are interested in working specifically with anger, check out Thich Nhat Hanh's book, Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames. Another approach is Chapter 16, Taking Afflictions and Emot...
by anjali
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5858

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Garchen Rinpoche also gives Ganges Mahamudra instructions online via live stream.
Indeed. In fact, this coming June 30 – July 1 Garchen Rinpoche will be offering pith instruction on the Ganges Mahamudra. Don't know if it will be live streamed, but I'm guessing it will.
by anjali
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 47
Views: 1500

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Years ago I was discussing suicide with a therapist friend who made a comment I'll never forget, "How to kill the ego without harming the body?" "So, you ever heard of this guy, Siddhartha Gotama?" My friend had Buddhist sympathies, and would work with clients along pragmatic lines in a theraputic ...
by anjali
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 47
Views: 1500

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:56 pm
... Suicide seems to me a coarse impulse to end being. ...
Years ago I was discussing suicide with a therapist friend who made a comment I'll never forget, "How to kill the ego without harming the body?"
by anjali
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 47
Views: 1500

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

In addition to the two high-profile suicides mentioned, there was this just yesterday: Suicide rates [in US] are up 30 percent since 1999, CDC says . From the article: Nearly 45,000 people died by suicide in 2016, the CDC team found. ... Firearms were the most common method used. They were used in n...
by anjali
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: 5th Annual USA Drikung Kagyu Monlam: June 9-10
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: 5th Annual USA Drikung Kagyu Monlam: June 9-10

conebeckham wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:01 pm
Just down the road.......
Nice. Will you be attending? I'm driving in tomorrow.

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