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by Knotty Veneer
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint long life prayer for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s reincarnation by Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje
Replies: 13
Views: 947

Re: Joint long life prayer for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s reincarnation by Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje

I assume we can expect to hear an announcement in the coming of Thaye Dorje's son as the new Shamar yangsi then.
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 22
Views: 1749

Re: Father has cancer.

You and your Dad are in my thoughts and prayers. My wife survived serious cancer last year and so I know something of what you are going through. I too do not believe in the power of petitionary prayer but the fact that so people in many different faiths said they were prayering for her (and me!) wa...
by Knotty Veneer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2928

Re: time traveling?

For my part I can say that my "feeling" is that they are genuine, I think you mean your "wish" is that these are genuine. From what I see here no evidence of any kind is advanced for this stuff. They are just shaggy dog stories, like those from folks whom claim near death experiences where they met...
by Knotty Veneer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Border Patrol and ICE Routinely Violate Immigrants’ Religious Rights
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Border Patrol and ICE Routinely Violate Immigrants’ Religious Rights

And a lawsuit filed a few weeks ago by Muslim immigrants detained at the Glades County Detention Center in Florida details how they have been denied adequate prayer services, copies of the Quran, religious headwear, and religiously compliant diets. When asked by one detained immigrant why Muslims w...
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 2142

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

This is a topic of ongoing debate be me and a friend. The specific case keeps coming up of a beggar asking for ten dollars. The beggar is a known, active drug user and is known to have begged money for other purposes, such as food or overnight shelter, then spent it on drugs. My friend says it's no...
by Knotty Veneer
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 31
Views: 1371

Re: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?

Epictetus. Seneca. Peter Singer.
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: My father died on Dec 2

Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Please mention Yesh Paul Puri in your prayers. And me too. My whole family, mom, dad and brothers are all dead.
In my prayers, CW.
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shambhala closes NYC center
Replies: 22
Views: 2023

Re: Shambhala closes NYC center

Not just attract moneyed folks, but outreach in general. Not everyone living in Manhattan are filthy rich. You're right. I know that part of town well as my wife used to live there. Increasingly though it is more and more difficult for folks even with good white collar jobs to afford to live in Man...
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shambhala closes NYC center
Replies: 22
Views: 2023

Re: Shambhala closes NYC center

Frankly, it is ridiculous and obscene that any Dharma center pay $360,000 dollars a year in rent. Indeed. I know [a cult group that] has a biggish center on 24th st (between 6th and 7th, I think). I'm sure they must be paying something similar if they don't own the space. But if you want to attract...
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shambhala closes NYC center
Replies: 22
Views: 2023

Shambhala closes NYC center

According to Lionsroar.com, Shambhala is to close it's NYC center in Manhattan.

Based at 22nd Street between 5th and 6th, the article states that they can no longer afford the $30k per month rent.

Are we seeing the first tangible knock on effect of the recent scandal?
by Knotty Veneer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Thaye Dorje regarding Shamar rebirth
Replies: 9
Views: 1155

Re: Karmapa Thaye Dorje regarding Shamar rebirth

Apparently Thaye Dorje has advised his students to stop saying aspiration prayers regarding the rebirth and recognition of the Shamar tulku. From the bottom of the linked page: “...In conclusion, His Holiness also advised the KIBI sanghas from today onwards to discontinue recitation of Swift Rebirt...
by Knotty Veneer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long meditation session
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: Long meditation session

Could long meditation sessions be dangerous for my mental health if I do it properly? Could it be harmful? No, I don't think it would be harmful to your mental health - providing you are in good mental health to begin with. The real problem with long meditation sessions when you are starting out is...
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 2624

Re: Blue "ripple"

Not as good a night for Dems as hoped. Still not a good day for Reps.

Some check on Trump but more of the same division going forward.

Dems still need a personality to counter Trump.
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chomsky's Requiem for the American Dream - free ebook today
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Chomsky's Requiem for the American Dream - free ebook today

I met him once. Over 20 years ago now. Really nice man.

He's been America's conscience for a long time. You'll miss him when the Republicans win tomorrow and Trump starts rounding up the intellectuals, the Jews, the gays and the gypsies.
by Knotty Veneer
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Glassman Roshi died
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Glassman Roshi died

Safe onward journey, Bernie.

You were a great exemplar.
by Knotty Veneer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sangharakshita, founder of Triratna Buddhism, dead at 93
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: Sangharakshita, founder of Triratna Buddhism, dead at 93

Sangharakshita was an interesting character. Quite an important figure in the history of Buddhism in the UK - less well known in the US. He was one of the first British people to ordain as a Bhikkhu in India in the 40s or early 50s, I think. However, he was extremely eclectic and studied with severa...
by Knotty Veneer
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pittsburgh massacre
Replies: 48
Views: 3240

Re: Pittsburgh massacre

Indeed, when was the last time you saw socialists running around crazy with guns.

No doubt, Fox News will be claiming this is false flag attack by Democrats to influence the election.

Just hope it finally convinces my Trump voting Jewish in-laws that they need to rethink their choices.
by Knotty Veneer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 10472

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Amazing... for a generation we thought we had escaped the past. Alas, no so amazing in my opinion. The Irish have been battling the British presence in Ireland for many centuries. In a country that has always put more emphasis on the past than on the future a return to violence was probably inevita...
by Knotty Veneer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 10472

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Speaking as someone who grew up in Belfast in the 1st half of the troubles, I'd say. The IRA did some horrible things Loyalist paramilitaries did some truly horrific things too The Govt forces were anything but impartial, they colluded with Loyalist paramilitiaries, they carried out extra-judicial m...

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