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by Simon E.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6060
Views: 543246

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Tsegyalgar East has been doing a daily webcast of Guru Yoga, shorter Ganapuja, and Marme Monlam at 7 P.M. EST on THEIR webcast channel.

DS
:namaste:
by Simon E.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 33
Views: 601

Re: Dealing With Demons

The crux of the teaching is also that you do not have existence outside of THEIR minds either. But in conventional terms you have a reality. You are reading these words. If you stand in front of a truck the collection of skandhas that represent you will be somewhat modified and rapidly. So what you ...
by Simon E.
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 33
Views: 601

Re: Dealing With Demons

Demonizing humans and individuals is NEVER good. I could write countlessly, endless pages, but there is only no need for that. Criticising and trying to stand in each others' way is infinitely less helpful than stating positively, what you think is good. The only beings that are being demonised in ...
by Simon E.
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 33
Views: 601

Re: Dealing With Demons

joy&peace wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:43 pm
This is precisely the definition given by Shantideva.

When you become enlightened, you are enlightened to your Buddha Nature. Mara can no longer touch you.
'When'.
by Simon E.
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 33
Views: 601

Re: Dealing With Demons

To say that demonic entities only exist in the mind is meaningless.
It is true to the extent that all beings, events and phenomena have no independent existence.
But as HHDL quoted when asked if the Dharmapalas exist 'they are as real as you are'.

No more, but no less real.
by Simon E.
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 35
Views: 1294

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

:good:
by Simon E.
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 35
Views: 1294

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

I am nearing the completion of my second foundational practice, Vajrasattva Purification. I need to receive the lung and instructions for Mandala Offerings and have chosen to receive these from Lama Jampa Thaye (who I understand carries the transmission of the Karma Kagyu). My preliminary investiga...
by Simon E.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 35
Views: 1294

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

But we are not talking about a dysfunctional sangha like Shambala or the later days of Trungpa's debacle. It is pretty universally held that Dechen (whether or not it is a fit for any given individual and for several reasons it may not be) is not dysfunctional in that sense.
by Simon E.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 35
Views: 1294

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

:cheers:


I think it's about what is practicable. Life is short. Sadhanas are many. The grass is always greener.. :smile:
by Simon E.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 35
Views: 1294

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

Aye. What he apparently does not endorse (I hear from a long standing student of his) is collecting wangs from a variety of teachers across different schools. And seeing the muddle and lack of focus that results from that practice it's hard to say he is wrong. Not a fan of the Rime movement? I know...
by Simon E.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 35
Views: 1294

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

I think perhaps we need to think about motivation and application here. If I understand correctly the position held by Lama Jampa it is not about sectarianism per se. ( but he is not my teacher) it's about collecting wangs in a 'hobbyist' fashion without the practical possibility of doing them justi...
by Simon E.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 35
Views: 1294

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

Aye.

What he apparently does not endorse (I hear from a long standing student of his) is collecting wangs from a variety of teachers across different schools.
And seeing the muddle and lack of focus that results from that practice it's hard to say he is wrong.
by Simon E.
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 35
Views: 1294

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

I think the 12 years cited applied to a very different culture to that of the modern west. An individual could take their time while being surrounded by a culture which in general terms supported things Dharmic. Not so in the west where support for being a practitioner is not found outside of establ...
by Simon E.
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 40
Views: 1178

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

Fair enough smcj. I now have a clearer idea of your point. Thank you. NB Obviate is a very ordinary word. Frequently used in UK journals/magazines/discussion. Please don't join the member who regularly feels the need to draw attention in a disparaging way to any word he does not know, or is not used...
by Simon E.
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 40
Views: 1178

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

The point I am making is that the appearance of phenomena associated with particular teachers even when genuine does not mean that the behaviour of those teachers is above reproach or scrutiny. I have it on good authority that the founder of a particularly problematic Vajrayana cult not to be mentio...
by Simon E.
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 1756

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

The actual problem is the 'tulku' system...its also where the only real solution lies.
by Simon E.
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 40
Views: 1178

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

Yes. Thats another common meteorological phenomenon that occurs when the moisture in the air reaches a particular density and the Sun's rays are at a particular angle. If the photographer had been standing in the same position relative to a public toilet the halo would have been the same. As Situ Ri...
by Simon E.
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 40
Views: 1178

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

So lets be clear.
A claim is being made that convincing allegations of sexual predation are obviated if we cite the appearance of a common meteorological phenomenon?

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