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by MalaBeads
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 120
Views: 2284

Re: The DJKR Topic

Malcolm wrote:Mostly other people's, not so much his own.
That's because he sees himself as the Vajrayana master.

In that sense he gets a free pass.
by MalaBeads
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 81
Views: 7065

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

Well, the title of this thread Is still true.

There are so many opinions here. Even among the lamas. The topic is not any clearer.
by MalaBeads
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 120
Views: 2284

Re: The DJKR Topic

pemachophel wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:07 am
Yes, a show with 12 great acts.

BTW, it's all a show.

LOL! 'Tis!

So choose your part and place well.
by MalaBeads
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 120
Views: 2284

Re: The DJKR Topic

Choose! Who do you want to be? DJKR wants to have his cake seat it too! (He said as much in an article published long ago where he said he would not want to give up his "privileges" Also: he could have walked away from his "recognition as a tulku" (Jamgon Kontrul is doing exactly that and becoming a...
by MalaBeads
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33821

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

Well, it certainly will destroy tibetan Buddhism. I'm not sure it will destroy all of Buddhism though. The tulku system has no bearing on zen or Theravada. It would certainly destroy the credibility of buddhism as a whole. And don't forget, Zen, Theravada, pureland etc.. all have their problems. Ri...
by MalaBeads
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33821

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

Well, it certainly will destroy tibetan Buddhism. I'm not sure it will destroy all of Buddhism though. The tulku system has no bearing on zen or Theravada.
by MalaBeads
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33821

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

I don;'t know, you might try feigning saintliness again — practice makes perfect, fake it 'till you make it, etc. No, I am not interested. I find being who I am, a lot more simple and less deceptive, more honest. Not always likable, but then who/what is? ;) Actually, this is pretty funny. Btw, Greg...
by MalaBeads
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7941

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

It also goes to what dzongsar khyentse's said about how Tibetan teachers taught westerners as if they were Tibetans . That said a lot to me. It seems (now) as if the Tibetan teachers assumed we knew far more than we knew. I think djkr mentioned that only Trungpa Rinpoche taught westerners as if they...
by MalaBeads
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33821

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

When I was at Rigpa, Sogyal Rinpoche never gave a single initiation. This was the days before Lerab Ling existed, Indeed, during the time he gave his teachings at Vajrapani in Boulder Creek, California. Sometime later, he made a comment about how he did not give Initiations saying, he " took good ca...
by MalaBeads
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7941

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

The student has to actually know what they are doing — this is the main criteria. In days ago...the only way to see a lama was to take an empowerment. They would come into town, give an empowerment and then leave without a word. So much for checking them out...let alone for up to 12 years! Yes, so ...
by MalaBeads
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7941

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

Malcolm wrote:

The student has to actually know what they are doing — this is the main criteria.
In days ago...the only way to see a lama was to take an empowerment. They would come into town, give an empowerment and then leave without a word. So much for checking them out...let alone for up to 12 years!
by MalaBeads
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33821

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

One thing emerges as clear: that orthodox Tibetan teachers and orthodox western practioners differ in their interpretations of the events surrounding Sogyal Rinpoche. There is no such thing as orthodoxy in Tibetan Buddhism. Position? Power? Money? Yes. Orthodoxy, nope that does not exist. No orthod...
by MalaBeads
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33821

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

One thing emerges as clear: that orthodox Tibetan teachers and orthodox western practioners differ in their interpretations of the events surrounding Sogyal Rinpoche.
by MalaBeads
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Zen
Replies: 344
Views: 12325

Re: Tibetan Zen

Thank you for posting this. I read 'Magic Dance, once, a long time ago in Kathmandu. Then I took the long walk down to Thinley Norbu's house. Very nice. http://img43.xooimage.com/files/0/d/9/dungse-rinpoche-e...rinpoche-1b23cb3.jpg :anjali: Thank you for posting this photo from Thinley Norbu's hous...
by MalaBeads
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga thought experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 2077

Re: Guru Yoga thought experiment

Dzongsar Khyentse rinpoche once again hit the nail on the head. It is a real shame that people are usually not taught about samayas before receiving an empowerment. Or at least taught about guru disciple relationship. I agree, and I also think that his point of people entering Vajrayana without a g...
by MalaBeads
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga thought experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 2077

Re: Guru Yoga thought experiment

heart wrote:
smcj wrote:
Miroku wrote:This came fresh from DJKR's fb page.
https://www.facebook.com/djkhyentse/pos ... 3325908805
Ok, well, uh...wow. Harsh.
If you read the whole thing it is really good.

/magnus
I agree.
by MalaBeads
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33821

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

Chime Rinpoche has given the Red Chenrezig empowerment to his students just before celebrating his birthday in October, 1987. I know this because I arrived at Marpa house right afterwards.
by MalaBeads
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga thought experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 2077

Re: Guru Yoga thought experiment

This came fresh from DJKR's fb page. https://www.facebook.com/djkhyentse/posts/2007833325908805 I am very glad that djkr finally spoke out and I didn't find it harsh at all. In fact, at one point while reading, tears came to my eyes. I have a quote (am most sorry that I cannot provide a source) but...
by MalaBeads
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Zen
Replies: 344
Views: 12325

Re: Tibetan Zen

Sahajaya, no need for personal information was just wondering about your practice history. Have you ever practiced one tradition very sustained and deeply (possibly with a teacher?) or is your background one of kind of moving from one to the next taking things you like and amalgamating them into so...
by MalaBeads
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 315
Views: 10569

Re: Lama Norlha

Dear smcj, I am glad that you have stopped beating yourself up and no longer feel it is your "fault" that the events at your center have transpired the way they have. After all, if we can't be kind to ourselves then who will be be kind to? I have a question for you though. Why does there have to be...