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by honestdboy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: karmapa dispute and nydahl group
Replies: 18
Views: 933

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: 1078

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: 1604

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: 1604

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: 2107

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: 3663

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: 1070

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: 5019

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: 5019

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: 5019

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: 2409

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: 10576

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: 10576

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: 10576

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: 10576

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: 10576

Re: Forceful conversion of Druka monasteries in Karma Kagyu

Well, Money & Facebook is a small step in the right direction :shrug:
by honestdboy
Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Shamar Rinpoche passed away
Replies: 76
Views: 12106

Re: Shamar Rinpoche passed away

Here's a picture of Shamarpa's Kudung arriving in Bhutan:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=540627799396474" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :anjali:
by honestdboy
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Shamar Rinpoche passed away
Replies: 76
Views: 12106

Re: Shamar Rinpoche passed away

His kudung has been moved to Bhutan en route to Kathmandu. Shamarpa's wishes are bein met. Rejoice!
:twothumbsup:
by honestdboy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nepal rescinds permission for Buddhist leader's cremation
Replies: 13
Views: 1272

Nepal rescinds permission for Buddhist leader's cremation

Continuation of the discussion started here . It seems Nepal is taking orders more and more from China. That's sad news. Shamarpa loved Nepal, but he also loved India and Bhutan--either of which would be good places for his last rites, IMHO. His kudung is now in Kalimpong, not far from his boyhood ...
by honestdboy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Shamar Rinpoche passed away
Replies: 76
Views: 12106

Re: Shamar Rinpoche passed away

Trinley Rinpoche gave two interesting lectures on Shamarpa's life. If you listen to the 2nd video, it sounds like Shamarpa knew he was going to die.
http://www.bodhipath.org/tributes/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :anjali: