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by justsit
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I'm looking at it more from the perspective of, "Is this something that realistically can be addressed in the next two years so we have a solid chance to remove Trump?" You think that the only way to remove Trump is to replace him with a Democratic Party candidate that is his political twin??? No, ...
by justsit
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Universal healthcare is not pie-in-the-sky. A clear majority of Americans are in favor of it. And even a conservative think tank found that universal healthcare would actually cost less than the insane frankenstein system we have now.https://www.thenation.com/article/thanks-koch-brothers-proof-sing...
by justsit
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

The Democratic party actually has adopted these platforms... whether mainline Democrats will actually fight for this is not promising. At least putting these things on the platform is something... Promoting pie-in-the-sky ideas like free college and free health care for everyone will not play in Pe...
by justsit
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama X is in the neighbourhood next weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Lama X is in the neighbourhood next weekend

pemachophel wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Question: What's the definition of an expert?

Answer: Someone from far away.
I always heard it was "someone who knows more and more about less and less until they finally know everything there is to know about nothing. " :tongue:
by justsit
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 46
Views: 2358

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

AlexanderS wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:52 pm
Who doens't want to be married to real dakinis?
Me? :shrug:
by justsit
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:35 pm
... "bad idea to take refuge in any conditioned identity."
Aren't all identities conditioned? :shrug:
by justsit
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 1585

Re: Searching for a Teacher

To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, sometimes good fortune consists not of getting what you want but getting what you need, and having the good sense to realize that this is what you would have wanted at the outset if you had known more about yourself. ^This. :thumbsup: To OP: If you go looking for a t...
by justsit
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 6969

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

CTR and Mukpo are very important to Pema Chodron. I'm confused about the relationships here. When CTR died in 1987, did PC take Mukpo as her teacher (he was then 25yo)? AFAIK more recently she has been a student of Dzigar Kongtrul [Nyingma*]. According to the Gampo Abbey website - "Under the spirit...
by justsit
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

Coëmgenu wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:27 am
DGA wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:09 am
I think Tom of Finland directed that clip.
How well-known a figure is he? :stirthepot:
In some circles? Very. :smile:
by justsit
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1441

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

Greg, do you really believe that most of those marchers would want to kill millions of people? Maybe I am just being naive, but to me, they are largely disgruntled and ignorant people, not psychopaths.. Not Greg here, but from my perspective here on the ground in lower Delaware, USA is that yes, th...
by justsit
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Ashe Mahamudra retreats
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Ashe Mahamudra retreats

passel wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:50 pm
Is that Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso or someone else?
KTG, yes.
Okay, thank you.
by justsit
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Ashe Mahamudra retreats
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Ashe Mahamudra retreats

passel wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:31 pm
Rigdzin Shikpo/ Michael Hookam in the U.K. teaches MM and dzogchen as well, though I believe it’s Khenpo Tsultrim who empowered him to do so, not CTR (his original teacher)
Is that Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso or someone else?
by justsit
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1715

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

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by justsit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Praetorian Guard starting to move?
Replies: 53
Views: 1142

Re: Praetorian Guard starting to move?

Possibly relevant to this conversation :spy:

by justsit
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Fiction with Buddhist influences
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Re: Fiction with Buddhist influences

Eliot Pattison's Inspector Shan series of murder mysteries is set in Tibet and is really well done. Very enjoyable if you like the genre. http://www.eliotpattison.com/inspector.html
by justsit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Space Force!
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Space Force!

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by justsit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tai chi and Qi gong in your practice
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Tai chi and Qi gong in your practice

A master. Beautiful.
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by justsit
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t

Interesting article, thanks for posting. I couldn't find a date on it, it seems to have been written pre-2016 election? Several disparate comments: 1) The instances of small town/small business rejuvenations are encouraging. These projects can provide the impetus for growth, but I'm not sure that th...
by justsit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to deal with an overly inquisitive/suffocating friend?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: What is the best way to deal with an overly inquisitive/suffocating friend?

You can try the friendly, joking approach -"Is this a test?!"

Or the flip-it-back approach - "Why do you ask?"

Or if it's really bothering you, just say so. "I prefer not to answer, " or, "I feel uncomfortable when you ask so many questions, it's invasive. Please stop."
by justsit
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t

Great article. Possibly the most succinct, unbiased summary of the origins of our current shitstorm I've read. Will be passing this one along. Hindsight is of course 20/20. I'd love to read an article as cogently written on what options we have for the future. Recommendations? "Prudence, indeed, wil...

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