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by £$&^@
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 27
Views: 587

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

I've only just started using media to try and reach more people wit Dharma. I am wondering if any of you use instagram/twitter/etc and if you use it casually or to spread dharma, or if you avoid it all together? I know social media can be a toxic and negative place but I can't help but see its pote...
by £$&^@
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa "hat"
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Dzogchenpa "hat"

A small orange coloured replica of Sydney Opera House?
by £$&^@
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Precious Human Birth
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Precious Human Birth

So...I was contemplating on how important the concept of "Gratitude" is with our Christian friends and wondering about how the concept of gratitude seems slightly missing from Buddhism. And then, I thought about the Four Reminders, especially the first one - this precious human birth. I think they ...
by £$&^@
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Nana has bowel cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Nana has bowel cancer

hi, I would like to request prayers to be done for my Nana who has recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer and has to have an operation to remove it and put in a stoma. I'm terrified for her. as well as prayers I would like advice of which practices and prayers to do to help her thanks zoe Ayu ha...
by £$&^@
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 22
Views: 841

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

Not a dudjom person, but I'd suggest finishing ngöndro and if you want some special practice, I'd ask for some simple guruyoga practice. That way you really have enough to practice for lifetimes. But I get you, I struggle with my ngöndro as well, however it's a joyful struggle. :D This.. :thumbsup:
by £$&^@
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 22
Views: 841

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

Ask for blessings for fresh impetus to finish the ngondro.

:namaste:
by £$&^@
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: A Lesson.

Aye.
by £$&^@
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: A Lesson.

I’m not sure that the injunction not to speak of their practise imposed by their teacher at that time, equates exactly to the “secrecy” which is a characteristic of some Vajrayana processes.
by £$&^@
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 53
Views: 1058

Re: Bon Dzogchen

No, it is not “sure” at all that what is being suggested is “new age” Dzogchen. I know mainstream teachers who would endorse my interpretation of their words. And to dismiss them as ‘ new age’ teachers is to denigrate them. I wonder if we are seeing a linguistic issue here. I was present recently a ...
by £$&^@
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 53
Views: 1058

Re: Bon Dzogchen

I simply do not accept your hypothesis concerning the relationship between structure and outcome. And as for references to “new age” Dzogchen, that is merely name calling. I have expressed no view that I have not heard from recognised Vajrayana teachers.
by £$&^@
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Eclectic Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Eclectic Buddhism

Eclectic Buddhism could be useful for many. That’s great.

However if we try to fit specific teachings into our eclectic model by removing that which distinguishes those teachings...not so great.
by £$&^@
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: A Lesson.

With the further qualification - that he was explicitly following his Guru's instruction - I really think this is a brilliant lesson. I think secrecy is often subtly misused to inflate pride (i.e. "I'm part of an exclusive club") rather than express genuine humility. But Dharma practice without the...
by £$&^@
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 53
Views: 1058

Re: Bon Dzogchen

Perhaps the point is that Dzogchen as a living dynamic process has never needed any kind of back story at all, including not needing a creation myth. What is essential is authentic transmission in the present. right.... but "they all" claim that it is crucial to have an authentic past (lineage, myt...
by £$&^@
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: A Lesson.

Thank you for fixing the quote David.. :namaste:
by £$&^@
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now

This is not an uncommon experience. If nobody ever had flashes of realization, I doubt the Dharma teachings would have survived this long. Every teacher I have ever heard or read answering this question said, basically, regard it as a good indicator that you are practicing correctly. After all, cau...
by £$&^@
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: A Lesson.

I made a mess of the quoting facility..the last para is my reply.. :?
by £$&^@
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 53
Views: 1058

Re: Bon Dzogchen

Perhaps the point is that Dzogchen as a living dynamic process has never needed any kind of back story at all, including not needing a creation myth. What is essential is authentic transmission in the present.
by £$&^@
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: A Lesson.

I've been thinking lately about just how easy it is to involve the eight world Dharma in your practice. It's ridiculously hard not to, the minute you declare yourself one thing or another, the minute you become involved in comparison or credentialing it begins. I know a few "hidden Yogis" who I thi...
by £$&^@
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: A Lesson.

A postscript..and lesson for me about impermanence, since posting the OP I went past the site where the shop used to be ( it’s near the British Museum) and the whole block was demolished and rebuilt as posh shops with luxury apartments above them.
by £$&^@
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: A Lesson.

At different times we need different medicine. He was acting according to his teachers instructions and that was what he needed to do at that time, guard his eyes, be recollected, be ‘hidden’. It was not the time for him to try to influence others.

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