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by TharpaChodron
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: PRC is ridiculous
Replies: 23
Views: 540

Re: PRC is ridiculous

I don't know if you're speaking specifically only about the Tibetan government, but I'd disagree from my layperson vantage point. Much of the developed world has now been exposed to Tibetan Buddhist philosophy in a way it couldn't have been if it weren't for the exile. There is a lot more appreciat...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Ranking the potus 2020 Dem. candidates
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Ranking the potus 2020 Dem. candidates

My list, tongue in cheek, of course: Most likeable Dem candidate: Corey Booker (cuz he's just so darn nice and he will actually save you from a house fire if he is jogging by your place) Most annoying Dem candidate: Elizabeth Warren (she does whine too much and I wish she'd get some more modern eyew...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: PRC is ridiculous
Replies: 23
Views: 540

Re: PRC is ridiculous

The government in exile needs to be disbanded and Tibetans needed to emigrate over 30 years ago. This gambit has lost on every front. After 60 years they are addicted to charitable donations and living in a ghetto. I don't know if you're speaking specifically only about the Tibetan government, but ...
by TharpaChodron
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: working hard
Replies: 40
Views: 1161

Re: working hard

It's called the Middle Way for a reason. The Buddha taught a million ways to engage and help sentient beings. Many may be incapable of serious discipline at a given time. Of course, we devout Buddhists must hold ourselves to a higher standard. But too often people are discouraged from the Dharma bec...
by TharpaChodron
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Lying: Is it Acceptable?
Replies: 44
Views: 2854

Re: Lying: Is it Acceptable?

My truth is what Tennessee Williams wrote in "Night of the Iguana," - the only behavior I see that's ugly or wrong in humanity is unkindness. If someone believes they are acting kindly to someone, when that person finds the action harmful, but there is no way of communicating the difference, you no...
by TharpaChodron
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 57
Views: 1685

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

Bernie Sanders as seen from Canada... Had the last election been held in Canada, Bernie Sanders vs Donald Trump, Bernie would have won with about 90% of the vote. To Canadians Bernie appears as a mildly leftist candidate. But the whole American political spectrum is shifted well to the right of us,...
by TharpaChodron
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Lying: Is it Acceptable?
Replies: 44
Views: 2854

Re: Lying: Is it Acceptable?

My truth is what Tennessee Williams wrote in "Night of the Iguana," - the only behavior I see that's ugly or wrong in humanity is unkindness. If someone believes they are acting kindly to someone, when that person finds the action harmful, but there is no way of communicating the difference, you no...
by TharpaChodron
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Ethics of selling gifts
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Ethics of selling gifts

Personally I'm more interested in your name, NFLKiwifan...you're a New Zealander who likes US Football? On the other hand, I don't think there's anything wrong with selling the gifts, particularly because they are computers and thereby somewhat devoid of personal meaning and about to become obsolete...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Michael Cohen's testimony
Replies: 29
Views: 795

Re: Michael Cohen's testimony

Just playing devil's advocate here, but the reports I've heard about say that there have been more jobs created during Trump's regime than the previous one, and that a lot of people, not just upper class, are very happy with their tax returns this year. I agree though that if the economy tanks that...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Lying: Is it Acceptable?
Replies: 44
Views: 2854

Re: Lying: Is it Acceptable?

You might want to check out Columbia U's study on lies, or specifically secrets, Keepingsecrets.org Truth is most people will lie or keep secrets, and why they do is interesting. What I find curious is that we have dominant cultural norms that tell us how we should behave, but reality doesn't meet o...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Michael Cohen's testimony
Replies: 29
Views: 795

Re: Michael Cohen's testimony

Hate to say it, but on a recent trip I met a ton of typical American voters and they were surprisingly all in favor of Trump, I couldn't believe it. They dont call him Teflon Don for nothing. Plus, the Democratic choices seem very weak in comparison, not until they get Michelle in. ;) Trump won by ...
by TharpaChodron
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Michael Cohen's testimony
Replies: 29
Views: 795

Re: Michael Cohen's testimony

The whole thing is absurd. I'm trying to be objective here. Cohen is a convicted liar, and everyone is either trying to use his testimony as solid evidence which brings up a lot of concerns and questions, or discredit him (ironical it's the Trump fan club doing that since he was Trump's trusted law...
by TharpaChodron
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Michael Cohen's testimony
Replies: 29
Views: 795

Re: Michael Cohen's testimony

The whole thing is absurd. I'm trying to be objective here. Cohen is a convicted liar, and everyone is either trying to use his testimony as solid evidence which brings up a lot of concerns and questions, or discredit him (ironical it's the Trump fan club doing that since he was Trump's trusted lawy...
by TharpaChodron
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1382

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

I don't think this forum is unwelcoming to women at all. And most of the practitioners at the places I go in the US <California to be exact) are women, although I don't have real proof of that. Like others said, I don't think women are less interested in enlightenment or Buddhism, but often the pri...
by TharpaChodron
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1382

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

I don't think this forum is unwelcoming to women at all. And most of the practitioners at the places I go in the US <California to be exact) are women, although I don't have real proof of that. Like others said, I don't think women are less interested in enlightenment or Buddhism, but often the prio...
by TharpaChodron
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dilemma of Privilege
Replies: 30
Views: 694

Re: The Dilemma of Privilege

Focusing on your own privilege is a distraction. Remember impermenance is one of the key Buddhist teachings. I was just on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. I listened to so many people from way up north saying over and over again how lucky they were to have avoided the latest winter storms and -41 be...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sedona/Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Sedona/Flagstaff

Lukeinaz wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:38 pm
pricey (like everything in sedona), but this place is sooooo good.

https://chocolatree.com/
I'll stop by, sounds delish :)
by TharpaChodron
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sedona/Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Sedona/Flagstaff

Garchen is a good idea. Sedona is notorious for faux- Buddhist cult nonsense tho so keep your head up. "Jetsuma" has a presence there or at least did. Maybe they've settled down and become good practitioners, but the stuff coming out 10-15 years ago made it seem highly skip-able, even if they did h...
by TharpaChodron
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sedona/Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Sedona/Flagstaff

Hey guys, I'm headed to Flagstaff and Sedona this weekend for a brief visit and was wondering if anyone knows of any good Buddhist, especially of the Tibetan or Vajrayana persuasion, things to do there. I can't find any groups with actual practices, except there is the Stupa. Any suggestions are ap...
by TharpaChodron
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sedona/Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Sedona/Flagstaff

Hey guys, I'm headed to Flagstaff and Sedona this weekend for a brief visit and was wondering if anyone knows of any good Buddhist, especially of the Tibetan or Vajrayana persuasion, things to do there. I can't find any groups with actual practices, except there is the Stupa. Any suggestions are app...

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