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Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Replies: 21
Views: 1222

Re: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

The cremation of Khenpo Khartar Rinpoche is occuring today at KTD Monastery and is being live-streamed on their facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/Karma.Triyana. ... 897698614/
by practitioner
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 34
Views: 1158

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

I also highly recommend Recovery Dharma. Above all though, finding a group of other people in recovery is the most important, whatever group that may be. Trying to quit all alone never works.
by practitioner
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Palpitations!
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: Palpitations!

Matty Longstaff and Newcastle send Man Utd just 2 points above the relegation spots. It is the beautiful game...
by practitioner
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Replies: 21
Views: 1222

Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Dear KTC and KKSG Sangha Family, As you are aware, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche was admitted to Kingston Hospital on Thursday, October 3rd. He was then transported by medical helicopter to Westchester Medical Center on Friday, October 4th in hopes of receiving better treatment for a blood vessel blockag...
by practitioner
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3396

Re: Greta Thunberg

by practitioner
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Recovery Dharma
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: Recovery Dharma

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Nor me. I knew his dad a little. It’s so depressing. We men are so frak predictable... :crying:
It’s very depressing. I’m hoping this new leader-less movement will avoid the mistakes Refuge Recovery made.
by practitioner
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Recovery Dharma
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Recovery Dharma

I wanted to let those who may be interested know about Recovery Dharma https://www.recoverydharma.org/ . Recovery Dharma is a new peer-led recovery program that uses Buddhist principles to help members recover from addictions of all kinds. I say new, but really it grew out of Refuge Recovery and is ...
by practitioner
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1585

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

Also worth considering the second part of the hypothetical. “... and steal my belongings”

Shooting someone because they are stealing your stuff means you value your stuff more than you value their life. Clearly this would be negative karma.
by practitioner
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 2110

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

Tai Situ Rinpoche once told a group of students of an elderly Lama not to give the elderly Lama candies and sweets anymore. Even though this Lama liked those things very much, it would damage his health and shorten his life and therefore was “idiot compassion”, his words.
by practitioner
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 2270

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

It really is beautiful. Thank you Lama pema
by practitioner
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"
Replies: 15
Views: 524

Re: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"

Are you sure the 5th Dalai Lama wrote an invocation to him as a dharmapala? If so, that's quite insulting to their culture. It's a sort of Buddhist arrogance trampling on indigenous cultures. They even dumped the Gyalpo on the Mongolians for good measure. I mean, you must have a pretty big problem ...
by practitioner
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Naga Sang & Puja 2-Day Class
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Naga Sang & Puja 2-Day Class

That is wonderful, I hope you have a large turnout. May all beings benefit :namaste:
by practitioner
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking to get started in Dzogchen practice.
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: Looking to get started in Dzogchen practice.

The point is to find a teacher you admire and have confidence in. Then, just do whatever practice they teach you, whether that be Dzogchen or something else.
by practitioner
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Chakme Reading Transmission at KTD Monastery
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Karma Chakme Reading Transmission at KTD Monastery

Just wanted to give a heads-up for those who may be interested: Lama Tobden of Thrangu Monastery will be offering the reading transmission of all 60 volumes of the works of Karma Chakme (Raga Asya) at KTD this fall. This will take place over two 3-week sessions. Part One from August 3 to 25, and Par...
by practitioner
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan
Replies: 38
Views: 1409

Re: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan

Of course you put it in those terms. There is something to it, but there's also the bit that these kinds of artifacts belong to all humanity. Cast it any way you want, the fact remains, they'd be safer in the British Museum than in Kabul where there is a constant threat that bozos with sledgehammer...
by practitioner
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Happy 84th Birthday HHDL
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Happy 84th Birthday HHDL

Happy birthday to His Holiness, Chenrezig in person. May he live long and continue to inspire the world :anjali:
by practitioner
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen vs chanting mani mantra
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Tonglen vs chanting mani mantra

I often enjoy practicing tonglen informally off the cushion. It can be a great practice when you encounter the homeless, addicts, or really anyone you see in distress. To take on their suffering immediately can be a very powerful practice.
by practitioner
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu online resource
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Karma Kagyu online resource

I’ve been using it for the past year after I attended Mingyur Rinpoche’s retreat in St Paul last summer. It really is a wonderful resource that is constantly growing. There is always a “live” class that is ongoing as well as access to archives of all the previous courses. The current course that wil...
by practitioner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

Re: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism

In my experience Rime is more of an attitude than anything else so I’m not sure it really needs it own forum. Time practitioners still follow one of the moon lineages, just with an open heart to the others. I say this as someone who come up in Kalu Rinpoche’s lineage.
by practitioner
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to start a personal retreat?
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: How to start a personal retreat?

Ask the teacher who gave you the practice. Sorry, I realize that reply may have come off as flippant and that was not my intention. I rejoice in the fact that you have the desire and time in your life to do this retreat. But you really should seek the advice of your teacher on this kind of thing. R...

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