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by TharpaChodron
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: How to face false accusation

Anders wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:04 pm
TharpaChodron wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:18 am
Sounds a little Gestalt like, no? What is your therapeutic school?
A mixture of gestalt, existential, client-based and body focused with a few Danish influences on the side.
Sounds very interesting! Danish influences would definitely be completely new to me.
by TharpaChodron
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: How to face false accusation

Well, despite some naysayers opinions, that whole Freudian defense mechanism theory is pretty accurate, I think, on how some of that works. The whole denial and projection thing... Are you familiar with the Motivational Interviewing/Enhancement people's take on denial? IMO their argument is more co...
by TharpaChodron
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective

Same here, and I am minimally educated, to be honest. My views are all "this is how I feel at the time". since we're talking about this stuff, I'm seriously considering starting Lama Tsultrim Allione's "Feeding your demons" training for clinical work because it seems like a very good integrative ap...
by TharpaChodron
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective

I think it can ultimately be boiled down to our good ol Buddhist "passion aggression and prejudice" and ego but I guess I may be predisposed to an "integrated approach." I pretty much see some truth in a lot of different models, but then I'm just working on my licensure and am in no way an expert. ...
by TharpaChodron
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective

I think it can ultimately be boiled down to our good ol Buddhist "passion aggression and prejudice" and ego but I guess I may be predisposed to an "integrated approach." I pretty much see some truth in a lot of different models, but then I'm just working on my licensure and am in no way an expert.
by TharpaChodron
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: How to face false accusation

Isn't this the truth. So many times I get told how the job I chose to do for low pay I am actually doing because I want to "make money off of them"...if they only knew. I once had someone accuse me of being in league with the prosecutors office...this when working in conjunction with an alternative...
by TharpaChodron
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Denial and defense mechanism - Western Pysch perspective

You can be grateful because you are exhausting your previous negative karma. I know teachers who say to be falsely accused of wrong doing is a great thing and an excellent opportunity etc. In my job, being falsely accused is de riguer. Now when someone deliberately lies or accuses me of something I...
by TharpaChodron
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to face false accusation
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: How to face false accusation

You can be grateful because you are exhausting your previous negative karma. I know teachers who say to be falsely accused of wrong doing is a great thing and an excellent opportunity etc. In my job, being falsely accused is de riguer. Now when someone deliberately lies or accuses me of something I ...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rainbowbody Manifestation
Replies: 24
Views: 1838

Re: New Rainbowbody Manifestation

So, silly question, when you achieve rainbow body, you shrink down and get really small??? How does that work? Not a silly question...after the breath etc has stopped the body slowly reverts back to the elements and then into light leaving only the hair and nails behind. As was said previously this...
by TharpaChodron
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The future is here ... and it doesn't look pretty
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: The future is here ... and it doesn't look pretty

I think Glen Beck was talking about this lately, it's a real hot topic of some US conservative groups.
by TharpaChodron
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rainbowbody Manifestation
Replies: 24
Views: 1838

Re: New Rainbowbody Manifestation

So, silly question, when you achieve rainbow body, you shrink down and get really small??? How does that work?
by TharpaChodron
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lamentation of Rudra Prayer
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Lamentation of Rudra Prayer

Crazywisdom wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:07 am
Could someone PM, email or link to the prayer please? I need this. Thank you.
I was at the Decho for Thinley Norbu Rinpoche last weekend and we recited it, I also wanted to have a copy.
by TharpaChodron
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you respond to someone who likes to armchair psychoanalyze you out of arrogance?
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: How do you respond to someone who likes to armchair psychoanalyze you out of arrogance?

Has anyone else dealt with this kind of thing and if so, what is your verbal response to it? I have a friend who likes to analyze people and project his own issues onto others. He seems to have an incredibly difficult time seeing his own dysfunction and is quite arrogant. I'd tell him exactly like ...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, greetings from Italy!
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Hi, greetings from Italy!

Welcome! What part of Italy are you from?
by TharpaChodron
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1627

Re: Blue "ripple"

A female Native American martial arts expert was elected democrat house rep, as well. Butterfly effect anyone?
by TharpaChodron
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shooting in a Florida Yoga Studio
Replies: 29
Views: 1562

Re: Shooting in a Florida Yoga Studio

PeterC wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Clearly this only happened because there weren’t enough yoga practitioners carrying guns. We need regulations requiring armed guards at all yoga studios. Lululemon needs to start selling holsters.
So sad I have to laugh, and cry.
by TharpaChodron
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2480

Re: America”s Next Civil War

Canada is a very loyal vassal state. Our deep state and yours have been intimately connected since the Camp X days. I even fought in one of your utterly doomed wars knowing it was preordained to fail. When you sneeze we catch a cold. Our strategic planning revolves around very smart people predicti...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2480

Re: America”s Next Civil War

https://thewalrus.ca/americas-next-civil-war/ Sounds like Canadian wishful thinking. Canada is a very loyal vassal state. Our deep state and yours have been intimately connected since the Camp X days. I even fought in one of your utterly doomed wars knowing it was preordained to fail. When you snee...
by TharpaChodron
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2480

Re: America”s Next Civil War

Sounds like Canadian wishful thinking.
by TharpaChodron
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 67
Views: 5870

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

Who doens't want to be married to real dakinis? Me? :shrug: If any of these dakinis want to get my attention, they better do a good job of showing me they can play along. I'm the prize. Only insofar she can help you and demonstrate boundless compassion for sentient beings. You're a prize like a Ben...

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