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by TharpaChodron
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: LARGE BRONZE OFFERING THINGY
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: LARGE BRONZE OFFERING THINGY

I thought it was an ancient chocolate fountain.
by TharpaChodron
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6557

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

It's the default accusation used by those well versed in the UK's entitlement culture. Any adverse remark can be claimed to be offensive hate speech and people can end up being prosecuted - just because the person who feels offended can point to a difference as the basis for the 'offensiveness'. We...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6557

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Well, if Buddhas see everything with pure vision, then why did she feel it necessary to call me out by name and accuse me of "hate speech" when I merely said the reason why her claim to being the first female Buddha in modern history was being questioned was not due to racism (her claim) and more be...
by TharpaChodron
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6557

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

What got me in her post which is now taken down was she equivocated any criticism of her recognition as a Buddha as being a result of underlying white supremacy. As if there isn't a plentitude of genuine reasons not remotely related to racism why her claim to being the first female Buddha in modern...
by TharpaChodron
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6557

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

I find this whole idea of the recognition of Yeye to be contrived--I'll allow that there may be good motivations, perhaps, but in the end so much of this is just speculative and "wrong." I mean, really, "dreams coinciding"---this sort of thing is easily fabricated, and impossible to objectively asc...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6557

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

I want there to be Buddhist teachers and communities out there that reflect the cultures and people they connect to, but without corrupting or distorting the Dharma. Many Buddhists think Tibetan Buddhism is corrupt & distorted.... True. Imo, it doesn't mean we just excuse everything, because there ...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6557

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

At first I thought maybe it's a good thing because she could introduce Vajrayana Buddhism to African Americans, but it looks to me like this is such a misrepresentation, it will do more harm than good. I kindly want to know why you think it can be a good thing? Exposure to Dharma is a good thing, e...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6557

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Queen Bey is not my bag. I have issues with her being equated to a modern day Angela Davis. Only posted for the Oshun relevance. I prefer much Bonobo, and anonymous ambient/dub/electronica in general. But then, I have terrible taste in music. Same. I enjoy working (writing) to Pablo Bolivar's music...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6557

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

"Venerable Yeye Omileye She is a model of love and compassion who works tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of others and restore balance and harmony with our Mother Earth. She is a living Oracle and Emanation of Mamaki, first Tibetan Water Goddess and Water Female Buddha in modern history." She ...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6557

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

"Venerable Yeye Omileye She is a model of love and compassion who works tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of others and restore balance and harmony with our Mother Earth. She is a living Oracle and Emanation of Mamaki, first Tibetan Water Goddess and Water Female Buddha in modern history." She r...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1313

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

Financial problems seem hard to solve through spells. They are a result of many causes and conditions which can't necessarily be undone overnight, unless your spell is to win the lottery or for your debts to be magically absolved. There's rarely an easy way out of money issues. You can strive to get...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4147

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Hello everyone, a few minutes ago: US and allies started launching strikes on Syria. If you know about any `spiritual efforts towards world peace` then please write it here (Sutra recitation etc. ....what is appropriate ? ) I am sitting in Kathmandu and want to recite something. Manju So you're sit...
by TharpaChodron
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Basic fitness
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Basic fitness

Get a jump rope. It worked for Rocky.
by TharpaChodron
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: Why samsara exists

So, Clyde cannot know that his nature is Buddhanature, which he shares with others? He can only assume, believe and hypothesize that it's the truth? How can he "know" it otherwise? Just curious. Let's take this from the top, shall we? Tathagatagarbha is not a mental object to be known. If it was th...
by TharpaChodron
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Keith Dowman's argument for his "interpretive free" translation style
Replies: 95
Views: 8345

Re: Keith Dowman's argument for his "interpretive free" translation style

I think that comment was hilarious and not really homophobic. You might check out RuPaul's Drag Race, there's a helluva lot of ironic gay humor out there.
by TharpaChodron
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 20775

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

But, to be clear, there is "Tendrel" in play here; it is not the words alone which effect the recognition. The student has to be "prepared," so to speak...receptive and attentive, and some compassion and devotion may help grease the wheels too. That's part of the Karmic connection, too, I think. Oh...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Malas
Replies: 28
Views: 2971

Re: Malas

Very lovely work. Did you teach yourself how to make malas? Where did you get the raw materials? Very impressed. :bow:
by TharpaChodron
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: Why samsara exists

But I know that we share the same nature. No my friend, you don't know this. You have heard that this is the case. You can assume, believe, or hypothesise that it is true, but you don't know it. So, Clyde cannot know that his nature is Buddhanature, which he shares with others? He can only assume, ...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 235
Views: 26716

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

I'll be there for the entire event. Looking forward to it.
by TharpaChodron
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Did You Eat Today ?
Replies: 117
Views: 2481

Re: What Did You Eat Today ?

Today marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's assassination and it so happens we're eating homemade red beans and rice and jalapeño cornbread tonight. It's a typical Southern meal. Put some extra hot sauce in the beans and maybe even some avocado since I'm in California. https://m.youtube.c...