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by Mr. G
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 87
Views: 5703

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Book Signing and Talk with Malcolm Smith http://tsegyalgar.org/localcenters/tsegyalgareast/tsegyalgareastcale/book-signing-and-talk-with-malcolm-smith/ Location: Tsegyalgar East, Schoolhouse Gompa, 18 Schoolhouse Rd., Conway, MA 01341 Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Time: 7:00pm Free and Open to t...
by Mr. G
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report (Shambhala/Sakyong Mipham/etc)
Replies: 53
Views: 2574

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report (Shambhala/Sakyong Mipham/etc)

TheSynergist wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:41 am
If that statement about Pema Chödrön is correct, that is very disappointing, though not surprising. Pema Chödrön has taught alongside Mipham and her silence about the scandal has IMHO been suspicious. *sigh*
Pema Chödrön's silence was a cop out.
by Mr. G
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17060

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I don’t think so. What is paramount is the teacher-student relationship. The vajrayana was originally a personal and secret practice. You don’t need to be part of any community to practice. On the contrary, participation in a community probably increases the opportunities for breaching samaya. Yes ...
by Mr. G
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree

Hi everyone,

I have a friend that is looking for a thangka of the longchen nyingthig refuge tree. I've found many posters and postcards, but no thangkas. I'm also wary of the ones I've found on ebay as the inconography may be incorrect.

Cany anyone point me in the right direction?
by Mr. G
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17060

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

You aren't actually saying anything but seem to be chastising others for talking, Do you see benefit in re-hashing lama dramas? How so? I'm just asking you to define what exactly your issue is with the thread, or with the handling of the scandals generally. He wants to sweep it all under the rug an...
by Mr. G
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intense Guru Dragphur?
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: Intense Guru Dragphur?

Tenma wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:24 pm
How intense is this practice? I found a group of ChNN'S followers in Texas that are able to transmit the practice,...
I'm not aware of a DC group in Texas:

http://tsegyalgar.org/localcenters/
by Mr. G
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Article: Survival of the Richest
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Article: Survival of the Richest

Survival of the Richest - The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind by Douglas Rushkoff That’s when it hit me: At least as far as these gentlemen were concerned, this was a talk about the future of technology. Taking their cue from Elon Musk colonizing Mars, Peter Thiel reversing the aging proces...
by Mr. G
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17060

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

jnanasutra wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:21 pm
On the NYTimes today:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/nyre ... nduct.html
That was yesterday and was linked to earlier in this thread.
by Mr. G
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17060

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

What? Yes, it's incredibly weird and nonsensical that Shambhala makes their students vow not to have any other teachers. This is a strategy of containment and damage control. Do you think that strategy was specifically meant to contain sex scandals/abuse allegations, or just damage control as a who...
by Mr. G
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17060

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Forget the sex activity of any individual. If Shambhala really makes people vow to not have any other teachers that puts it in the same catagory as the NKT imo. That’s institutionally a much bigger deal. I don’t understand how these two women can drop that bomb and just skip over it. What? Yes, it'...
by Mr. G
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Interview with Malcolm Keating
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Interview with Malcolm Keating

indian philosophy of language

Interview by Richard Marshall.

http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/indian-p ... -language/
by Mr. G
Thu May 17, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: om Mani Padme Hung Meaning
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: om Mani Padme Hung Meaning

...Avalokitesvara whose mantra, often called for short "Mani" or "Six Syllables" (Yi-ge Drug-ma), is the universally known "Om Mani Padme Hum." These Sanskrit words have almost always been translated as "Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus," or something similar. However, we believe that, in origin, the...
by Mr. G
Thu May 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Often when people think of Tibetan Buddhism they have a limited vision of that social reality, perhaps one that imagines monks sitting in meditation or focused on the Dalai Lama. Rarely is the historical role of female Buddhist masters central to one’s understanding of contemporary Tibetan life. In ...
by Mr. G
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Venerable Drubpön Lama Karma @ Tara Mandala
Replies: 8
Views: 815

Re: Venerable Drubpön Lama Karma @ Tara Mandala

This is the one I'm most looking forward to this year as well.
by Mr. G
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Mark Blum - "Critically Reading the Tannisho"
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Mark Blum - "Critically Reading the Tannisho"

Yeah, looking forward to his Tannisho Project.

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