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Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

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.
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Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to start a personal retreat?
Replies: 6
Views: 525

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...
by practitioner
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to start a personal retreat?
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: How to start a personal retreat?

Ask the teacher who gave you the practice.
by practitioner
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Turning daily life into retreat
Replies: 34
Views: 1606

Re: Turning daily life into retreat

It's been challenging for me to diligently practice daily. I usually get off work earlier than my wife, so I have at least a couple of hours to myself - time which I should use better. Motivation is a big problem for me. That and the fact that I can be horribly lazy. :? In my experience just establ...
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Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 6608

Re: Who is America ?

The genius of this character is that an Israeli Mossad gun nut is the perfect catnip for the American right wing.
by practitioner
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 6608

Re: Who is America ?

It gets worse.
by practitioner
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan language question
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Tibetan language question

It depends on your goals, as I’m sure you know that colloquial Tibetan is very different from classical Tibetan. If your goal is to read Dharma texts, classical is what you should learn. If your goal is to converse with a Tibetan (ie work as a translator) then start with colloquial. I have heard dif...
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 4894

Re: Football World Cup.

Should have been 2-2, I’m still waiting for extra time to start.
by practitioner
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 2620

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Well, as a traditionalist, until a highly realized being translates into English from Tibetan, I think there is blessing in the Tibetan language. (If you feel there are English translations that bear the same blessing, or translations into any other language, that’s fine.....keep on practicing them...
by practitioner
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice on thangka
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: Advice on thangka

Miroku wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Where would you guys shop for thangkas or statues?
NamseBangdzo.com
by practitioner
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Lama Rod will be speaking at the Atlanta Shambhala Center on the topic of sexual misconduct - July 5th & 6th
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Lama Rod will be speaking at the Atlanta Shambhala Center on the topic of sexual misconduct - July 5th & 6th

Lama Rod will be speaking at the Atlanta Shambhala Center on the topic of sexual misconduct in spiritual communities July 5th and 6th. He was a student of Lama Norlha and has spoken very openly an honestly in the past about this subject. The talks will be streamed on his Facebook page. Please join L...
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Three Wrathful Protectors
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Three Wrathful Protectors

He gave the empowerment for “Ta Chag Khyung Sum“ Hayagriva, Varjapani, and Garuda. Maybe others can comment on the history of this grouping. As far as going off topic, i would hardly consider this sort of thing a problem. Receiving meditation instructions from Rinpoche is a very wonderful thing and ...
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 4894

Re: Football World Cup.

Germany go out as Leroy Sane watches from home...
by practitioner
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Trumps puppets eating at Mexican restaurants
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Trumps puppets eating at Mexican restaurants

They want the culture, just not the brown bodies.
by practitioner
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Please sign petition to stop separating immigrant families
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Please sign petition to stop separating immigrant families

There will be a rally June 30th in DC, all who can should attend.
by practitioner
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help on shamatha
Replies: 30
Views: 2829

Re: Help on shamatha

Wisdom Posdcast has 2 episodes with Alan Wallace where he spends a great deal of time discussing shamatha. I think you may find them helpful. PS. There is also one with some guy named Malcolm... Alan Wallace's view on shamatha and its relationship with the rest of practice is kind of insane, IMO. M...
by practitioner
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help on shamatha
Replies: 30
Views: 2829

Re: Help on shamatha

Wisdom Posdcast has 2 episodes with Alan Wallace where he spends a great deal of time discussing shamatha. I think you may find them helpful.

PS. There is also one with some guy named Malcolm...
by practitioner
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 10056

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

I'm sure you will get many specific recommendations but doing any practice you have a strong connection to with the motivation for peace will have a positive impact.
by practitioner
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: English Premier League.
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: English Premier League.

Manchester derby starts in an hour or so, should be entertaining to say the least.

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