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by Simon E.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 27
Views: 1022

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: 27
Views: 1022

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: 27
Views: 1022

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: 27
Views: 1022

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: 27
Views: 1022

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: 30
Views: 801

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: 30
Views: 801

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: 29
Views: 1104

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: 30
Views: 801

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: 30
Views: 801

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?
by Simon E.
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6015
Views: 539917

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Gratitude.


:namaste:
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3369

Re: Football World Cup.

But it's not the Beautiful Game, Cone... :smile:
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6015
Views: 539917

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thupten Rabgyi is personal assistant to Rinpoche.
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 9210

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

I beg to differ. The largest, and in fact for some while the only, centre for Vajrayana in the UK, was almost entirely populated by westerners emulating Tibetans. I was there. Likewise CTR's early centres in the US.. I am not saying that this was not functional. It had a purpose. It was understandab...
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3369

Re: Football World Cup.

Yes I was cheering them on. (Uruguay).
by Simon E.
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 9210

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

They might have said this. This hasn't stopped a large number of westerners adopting Tibetan names, dressing as Tibetans in their day to day lives, adopting a Tibetan diet and propagating a highly romanticised view of pre-invasion Tibet. I was one of them. It was a phase I was going through.... The ...
by Simon E.
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 9210

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

Well I only posted here re: the Cabezon book update, however since the thread is coming back to life I’ll cross reference from the WOMPT and sex thread this quote from Malcolm from some time ago: If you are a lay tantric practitioner you need to practice the yoga of passion, perceving yourself as a...
by Simon E.
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicitta is fleeting...
Replies: 40
Views: 1087

Re: Bodhicitta is fleeting...

' May I free all sentient beings ..from myself'


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