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by honestdboy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5832

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

:good: Of course, I understand that everyone is very curious. For me, it was a great joy to hear that a solution to this problem may have been found, which triggered so much hatred, suffering and created various obstacles for this precious lineage. This clearly outweighs the unease resulting from my...
by honestdboy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5832

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

If the 2 Karmapas can agree on the next Shamarpa, that will be a real cause for rejoicing. I think this Kagyu generation’s lamas can easily do a better job than the last generation did.
by honestdboy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out
Replies: 22
Views: 2777

Re: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out

I thought it was a very good dharma talk with a refreshing dose of humility. He spoke against thinking of us against them and the need for reconciliation. He said we shouldn’t think about wanting victory for ourselves and defeat for those who oppose us. Sounds like real Buddhism to me.
by honestdboy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out
Replies: 22
Views: 2777

Re: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out

Wow, he’s very honest. He probably wanted to say more, but I think he said what he could. I’m happy to hear him speak about seeking reconciliation and not taking sides. I hope he finds great happiness and freedom in America.
by honestdboy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: karmapa dispute and nydahl group
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

Re: karmapa dispute and nydahl group

I think DWB appeals to people who are turned off by groups who ask you to follow too many rules (like not eating meat) and dislike formality & hierarchy. I like the Russian & Eastern European DW people better than the Western European followers who idolize Lama Ole too much. I myself prefer Bodhipat...
by honestdboy
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: incarnation in families
Replies: 21
Views: 1873

Re: incarnation in families

I can't criticize this kind of thing. I'd like to be born into the 1% next incarnation. :woohoo:
by honestdboy
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 17th Karmapa (Thaye Dorje) has personal news
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: 17th Karmapa (Thaye Dorje) has personal news

Here is a list of Shamarpa incarnations: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamarpa
by honestdboy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 17th Karmapa (Thaye Dorje) has personal news
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: 17th Karmapa has personal news

I am so happy for the happy couple. Karmapa Thaye Dorje is always so full of joy; it's wonderful for his students. I respect him for not trying to hide his marriage and for announcing his marriage so soon after the private ceremony. He seems to take after the 15th Karmapa. :twothumbsup:
by honestdboy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Whispers on the wind...
Replies: 26
Views: 3106

Re: Whispers on the wind...

I hope the new Shamarpa can enjoy a happy childhood before continuing to work tirelessly for us. :namaste:
by honestdboy
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Jamgon Kongtrul IV "leaves role"
Replies: 15
Views: 4541

Re: Jamgon Kongtrul IV "leaves role"

There are many ways to be a good tulku. Obviously, he cares about the environment and wishes to help others by being a doctor. He probably wants to have a good modern education like most of us do/did. I wish him happiness and its causes. Hats off to him. :namaste:
by honestdboy
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 35 Buddhas Text by Shamar Rinpoche
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: 35 Buddhas Text by Shamar Rinpoche

It's an interesting book, but it seemed too advanced for me. I am a big fan of Shamarpa's book Path to Awakening, especially these easy to follow instructions on meditation: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/04/ ... k-excerpt/ :namaste:
by honestdboy
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Taiwanese actress says Dzog. Ponlop Rinpoche is husband?
Replies: 16
Views: 6125

Re: Taiwanese actress says Dzog. Ponlop Rinpoche is husband?

Thanks for the clarifications on robes and monk status. I agree with you and Bo Diddley: You can't judge a book by looking at the cover. :namaste:
by honestdboy
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Taiwanese actress says Dzog. Ponlop Rinpoche is husband?
Replies: 16
Views: 6125

Re: Taiwanese actress says Dzog. Ponlop Rinpoche is husband?

Hmm. It sounds a bit like Geshe Michael Roach. :shrug:
by honestdboy
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Taiwanese actress says Dzog. Ponlop Rinpoche is husband?
Replies: 16
Views: 6125

Re: Taiwanese actress says Dzog. Ponlop Rinpoche is husband?

If Ponlop Rinpoche is no longer a monk, why does he still wear robes? It's confusing. :shrug:
by honestdboy
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diamond Way Buddhist Center
Replies: 14
Views: 2840

Re: Diamond Way Buddhist Center

There are many traveling teachers, but Lama Ole doesn't give them fancy titles like Shambhala does. Tibetan teachers also teach at the bigger centers. :namaste:
by honestdboy
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu
Replies: 69
Views: 12277

Re: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu

Helen strikes again with words belying a serious toupee phobia. :rolleye:
by honestdboy
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu
Replies: 69
Views: 12277

Re: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu

In the old days, if your family was wrongly evicted, you went to the newspaper or TV news. Now you post on Facebook, Twitter, etc. It's just a sign of the times. Gyalwang Drukpa seems to be ahead of the curve in using social media. :namaste:
by honestdboy
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu
Replies: 69
Views: 12277

Re: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu

I've been waiting for people to start blaming the victim. Gyalwang Drukpa clearly doesn't want this controversy. He is responsible for his people who have been forced to leave their temples. This is a war of money. How can he win a war of money with the karma Kagyu? And who cares about whether or no...
by honestdboy
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu
Replies: 69
Views: 12277

Re: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu

IF his regent supports the conversion, I think it is hard for him to say anything on this topic.
:shrug:
by honestdboy
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu
Replies: 69
Views: 12277

Re: Forceful conversion of Druka monasteries in Karma Kagyu

Well, Money & Facebook is a small step in the right direction :shrug:

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