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Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan language question
Replies: 2
Views: 72

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...
by practitioner
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 118
Views: 2198

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: 1674

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: 259

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: 143

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...
by practitioner
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Three Wrathful Protectors
Replies: 6
Views: 318

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 ...
by practitioner
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 118
Views: 2198

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: 235

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: 195

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: 1702

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: 1702

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: 6892

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: 448

Re: English Premier League.

Manchester derby starts in an hour or so, should be entertaining to say the least.
by practitioner
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Have you changed Buddhist schools since joining DW?
Replies: 31
Views: 1435

Re: Have you changed Buddhist schools since joining DW?

No, but I feel my knowledge and awareness of other schools has increased.
by practitioner
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Famous American protestant teacher Billy Graham dies at age 99
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Famous American protestant teacher Billy Graham dies at age 99

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by practitioner
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.

Thank you for sharing
by practitioner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 1579

Re: Ngakpas

There is no real problem with encouraging people to recite things like the six syllable mantra or Arapacana since they are from sūtra and so do not require any special transmission. However, it is more useful for such beginners to recite the Heart Sūtra. Indeed, but practicing a (any) mantra like y...
by practitioner
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Great debate with my dad. And I need help.
Replies: 24
Views: 1234

Re: Great debate with my dad. And I need help.

You have received the answer many times. It's time for you to turn inward and reflect. You really need to find a teacher to help you unlock your Dharma potential. You're so convinced of your own truth you're running in circles. :good: Matthew, you should be focused on attending to your own practice...
by practitioner
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 19550

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:45 am
Some of Jax's stuff I see on FB from time to time seems pretty well spoken to me.
I've been reading this thread wondering when he would come up. I'm curious if he now gets the same benefit of the doubt as the Aro folks?

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