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by Chaz
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Privacy Please!
Replies: 16
Views: 1747

Re: Privacy Please!

I'm surprised you haven't thought of it yourself. Chaz, Thank you for the suggestions. While I mention this coming Thanksgiving as an example, that isn't what my experience is limited to. Sometimes I have friends who stay over at my place for various reasons which, being quite a small single "room"...
by Chaz
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Privacy Please!
Replies: 16
Views: 1747

Re: Privacy Please!

I don't always have the privacy for sitting (shamatha) meditation - especially prolonged sittings. This coming Thanksgiving will be a case in point. While I might could get away for 5 minutes, that privacy would definitely be interrupted. I am wondering if there are other things which I might could...
by Chaz
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom" & the Steinbecks
Replies: 64
Views: 4722

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom" & the Steinbecks

Karma is general prefix to karma kagyu students refuge names is all. Funny that. I study/practice in the Karma Kagyu lineage. Niether my Refuge name or the name I recieved when I took Bodhisattva vows has the word "Karma" in it. No one I know personally has "Karma" in their names, either. I feel .....
by Chaz
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom" & the Steinbecks
Replies: 64
Views: 4722

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom" & the Steinbecks

Once again, since you didn't get it the first time, I seriously do not care in the least about your seeming obsession with Trungpa Rinpoche and I hope that you have better things to do with your life than feeding on internet gossip. I'm leaving on retreat in a few minutes, so peace out... I don't t...
by Chaz
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?
Replies: 134
Views: 13276

Re: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?

No problem, Chaz. ;) The notion of God in Abrahamic religions is much deeper than the "sky-daddy" expression Pema used. I think he really meant "sky-daddy" by reading what he says after, as in a poor interpretation of what theism can be. Many people- not all obviously- that believe in a God a la re...
by Chaz
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?
Replies: 134
Views: 13276

Re: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:Hey if a group of people agree they want to tear their own nipples off in the church of Obi Wan Kenobi what business is it of mine as long as they are consenting adults?

Exactly. What business is it of yours?
by Chaz
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?
Replies: 134
Views: 13276

Re: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?

gregkavarnos wrote:Uhhhh... hate to be the one to break it to you Chaz, but you quoted Pema Rigdzin not Dechen Norbu.
:oops:

OOPS! is right.

Sorry about that DN, my bad.

Thanks Greg!
by Chaz
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Occupy wall street
Replies: 61
Views: 7268

Re: Occupy wall street

But banking seems core to this issue. yep. Here in Colorado, we voted to allow the growing and selling of marijuana for medicinal purposes. This led to an explosion of dispensary businesses throughout the state. These businesses are 100% legal, but they are finding it difficult to find banks to wor...
by Chaz
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?
Replies: 134
Views: 13276

Re: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?

What we can do as Buddhists is look at ethics in terms of what fruit we want to give rise to and which thoughts/speech/actions do or don't lead to that fruit, instead of looking at it in terms of being a good little boy or girl and following sky-daddy's arbitrary commandments and judgments so we ca...
by Chaz
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?
Replies: 134
Views: 13276

Re: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?

This domination crap is harmful for the sprititual practice. And you know this because ....... Food, the truth is there are a whole lotta things that are "harmful" to practice. I find that participating in online discussion forums can have a detrimental effect on practice. The right sort of day at ...
by Chaz
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom" & the Steinbecks
Replies: 64
Views: 4722

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom" & the Steinbecks

Once again, since you didn't get it the first time, I seriously do not care in the least about your seeming obsession with Trungpa Rinpoche and I hope that you have better things to do with your life than feeding on internet gossip. I'm leaving on retreat in a few minutes, so peace out... @Greg, We...
by Chaz
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?
Replies: 134
Views: 13276

Re: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?

Plus, pleasure is being sought in the Three Poisons: Desire, Hatred, and Ignorance. This, too, can only lead to further suffering. Dude, that is the case in just about everything, not just rough nookie. You might as well check out of the planet, because there's NOTHING that doesn't qualify as falli...
by Chaz
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Logistics of Finding a Teacher
Replies: 19
Views: 1247

Re: Logistics of Finding a Teacher

I wish my teacher lived four hours away. Same here! My Guru i 1/2 - way accross the country. @mint: Keep this in mind - finding/meeting the guru will happen when it's time. You can't really force it. Your relationship to the guru is beyond meeting and parting. Time and distance are meaningless. The...
by Chaz
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Using a mala
Replies: 21
Views: 2238

Re: Using a mala

Thank you. I have a second question. I have also heard that there are correct and incorrect ways of holding the mala and proper and improper directions to twirl (if that's the right word) the beads. Could someone speak to that? For most practices you would count the beads with your left hand, drawi...
by Chaz
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Using a mala
Replies: 21
Views: 2238

Re: Using a mala

I am interested in buying a mala. I have heard that different malas are used for different mantras. I would like to do Tara and Chenrezig mantras mostly. What kind of mala should I buy Any mala will suffice. Some say that material can be important. Some say the mala should be colors associated with...
by Chaz
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Most important works by Trungpa Rinpoche
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Re: Most important works by Trungpa Rinpoche

In this order ....

1: Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior
2: Cutting Through Spiritual materialism
3: Training the Mind and Cultivating Lovingkindness
by Chaz
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom": Padmasambhava's Crime
Replies: 110
Views: 9877

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom": Padmasambhava's Crime

That's an oversimplification. "Vocal condemnation" is one thing, but there have been a few of his students, close and not so close, who have written books expressing both admiration and deep misgivings. Everyone knows about the open boozing, but it would seem that there was also much that was kept ...
by Chaz
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom": Padmasambhava's Crime
Replies: 110
Views: 9877

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom": Padmasambhava's Crime

This is applying present culture and mores upon a prehistoric one..." Let's see ..... he abandoned his wife a newborn son (after naming him "Fetter") and snuck out in the middle of the night. Of course that isn't drunken philandering and but abandoning one's wife and child generally qualifies that ...
by Chaz
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom": Padmasambhava's Crime
Replies: 110
Views: 9877

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom": Padmasambhava's Crime

I find disussion with tone like this one to be petty, nonsensical, self-righteous, self-agrandizing, ego-driven bullshit. I sometimes wonder if he didn't act that way precisely to draw out people's prideful behavior. If not specifically to do that, it sure does work a treat nonetheless. I always th...
by Chaz
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom": Padmasambhava's Crime
Replies: 110
Views: 9877

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom": Padmasambhava's Crime

I've noticed over the years that those who are most vocal in their condemnation of Trungpa Rinpoche were never even in the same room with him. Chris Game. Set. Match. That's an oversimplification. "Vocal condemnation" is one thing, but there have been a few of his students, close and not so close, ...