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by TharpaChodron
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4555

Re: Who is America ?

Most rabid atheists aren't that funny, imo. Ever tried talking to a rabid Buddhist? Barrel of friggin' laughs, I tell yeah! True true, I've come across some "Buddhist Nazis" no fun at all. Now "Bu-Jews," i.e. Jewish Buddhists, of which there are many in the US, are typically funny as hell. Probably...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4555

Re: Who is America ?

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:40 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:34 pm


Bill Maher should talk...talk about no sense of humor...
I actually like his sense of humor... :shrug:
His jokes are ok, if a bit rough, but he a pretty humorless guy, actually...
Most rabid atheists aren't that funny, imo.
by TharpaChodron
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4555

Re: Who is America ?

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:36 pm
Beyond face palm, straight into the realm of face fist!





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I thought you would appreciate that. :)
by TharpaChodron
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4555

Re: Who is America ?

This is definitely one of the best, i.e. worst parts.

by TharpaChodron
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4555

Re: Who is America ?

I love Sasha Cohen and this show is awesome. I thought the Bachelorette girl part was the most sick, in a way. Really summed up the depravity of our current "society."
by TharpaChodron
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer

Wow, touching for sure. But, I'm glad they're becoming novice monks, as I imagine they have a lot of living to do before making such a serious commitment.
by TharpaChodron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma, "soulmates" etc
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Karma, "soulmates" etc

So, I'm curious what anyone's take, including the actual Buddhist official outlook is on "soul mates", chance encounters, predestined relationships and all that. ... Perhaps the nearest I know of to a soul mate story in Buddhism is the relationship between the Buddha and his wife, Yashodhara. Here ...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3051

Re: Football World Cup.

Well unlike Scotland at least we qualified. And having qualified reached the semi-finals. And finished fourth overall. Higher than Spain, Italy, Germany or (cough) Brazil. Like I said, the English think they're god's gift to soccer. ;) But anyhow, as a Brit I am sure you have a well developed sense...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3051

Re: Football World Cup.

Most adult English people long ago relinquished the idea that because we invented the modern game it gives us some kind of privilege.. :smile: Gareth and the lads will return. My Scottish husband says England thinks they're god's gift to soccer, but the only gifts from god to soccer come from Brazi...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma, "soulmates" etc
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Karma, "soulmates" etc

Hi Tharpa, And how does Tibetan astrology look at these things. I imagine considering how important it is, they must have a notion about this stuff. Astrology can be used to find compatibility between people. When people are highly compatible they can be of great benefit to each other. It all depen...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma, "soulmates" etc
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Karma, "soulmates" etc

So, I'm curious what anyone's take, including the actual Buddhist official outlook is on "soul mates", chance encounters, predestined relationships and all that. My understanding is that our karma determines just about everything, so when we meet people it's due to our karma? But what exactly does t...
by TharpaChodron
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Pema Dorje
Replies: 28
Views: 1410

Re: Lama Pema Dorje

I was hoping to do a retreat with him this winter. From everything I've heard, he was a great teacher and I am sorry I didn't get to actually study with him.
by TharpaChodron
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 11469

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Regarding the samaya of not having sex with non-practitioners: What are those of us who have relationships with non-practitioners to do, divorce or otherwise leave our partners? We're told that being Buddhist is a matter of karma and thus, we don't proselytize and convert others if they don't have ...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 11469

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Regarding the samaya of not having sex with non-practitioners: What are those of us who have relationships with non-practitioners to do, divorce or otherwise leave our partners? We're told that being Buddhist is a matter of karma and thus, we don't proselytize and convert others if they don't have t...
by TharpaChodron
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 6800

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

Sounds like she is accusing his son, Sakyong Mipham, of abuse of women, but what exactly he's ever done, I don't know and somehow find him an unlikely candidate for misbehavior. I'm not an apologist, but I think one can "sometimes" separate the person from the art or work they produce. Woody Allen ...
by TharpaChodron
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 6800

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

Sounds like she is accusing his son, Sakyong Mipham, of abuse of women, but what exactly he's ever done, I don't know and somehow find him an unlikely candidate for misbehavior. I'm not an apologist, but I think one can "sometimes" separate the person from the art or work they produce. Woody Allen i...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto

That's great! Today I participated in a Collection of Seven Treasuries Guru Rinpoche Tsok with Rinpoche, and it was wonderful in many ways. I was in the entry way while he came into the temple and gave him a khata and then after it was over, offered him a khata again. There were a lot of people, man...
by TharpaChodron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3051

Re: Football World Cup.

I'm getting into it, despite never growing up in the whole soccer/football culture growing up in the US. We cheered for Mexico, that win against Germany was awesome. My Scottish husband said the Germans are a bunch of mid-field playing douchebags, whereas Mexico played with a lot more zest. His game...
by TharpaChodron
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 5005

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

My teacher said in Europe there are teachers who may give Dzogchen teachings without any Buddhist prerequisites, but in our lineage (Nyingma) "where the breath of Dakinis is still warm", we believe in practicing the preliminaries, i.e. Ngondro, first. That's what I follow. He also said any intellec...
by TharpaChodron
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 5005

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

My teacher said in Europe there are teachers who may give Dzogchen teachings without any Buddhist prerequisites, but in our lineage (Nyingma) "where the breath of Dakinis is still warm", we believe in practicing the preliminaries, i.e. Ngondro, first. That's what I follow. He also said any intellect...

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