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by Virgo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Help me with a difficult family conversation.
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Help me with a difficult family conversation.

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:08 am
Yeah, I may have to do it like this....ugh lol.
It's all in how you say it.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Help me with a difficult family conversation.
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Help me with a difficult family conversation.

We've raised our kids to not kill things, we put bugs outside rather than killing them etc. Sometimes we let them be. We aren't romantic about it, but the expectation is there. If there's a wasp's nest or something, this is different and sometimes one must do what one must. This is part of the reas...
by Virgo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Help me with a difficult family conversation.
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Help me with a difficult family conversation.

I am probably going to catch some heat for this but I would let him take them fishing. It sounds like they don't see Grandpa too much and it sounds like this will be a special occasion for him and for them. This doesn't sound like an occasion that is going to happen very often. If it were, I would b...
by Virgo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 1033

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

TharpaChodron wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:16 am
Wibur's
You trying to pull some kind of ihob?

Kevin..
by Virgo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to learn to pronounce mantras?
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: How to learn to pronounce mantras?

Wayfarer wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:49 am
in regard to Sanskrit (not Tibetan), I have found a very useful Youtube channel Buddhist Practice in Sanskrit.

There is also a wonderful resource site with Sanskrit Buddhist chants at www.bodhisvara.com.
May you have a nice day.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 760

Re: My new neighbor

dzogchungpa wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:50 pm
You might want to look into Kurukulla practice.
May you have a nice day.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 21
Views: 429

Re: Protections

According to Rinpoche, the best way to empower something is through the state of contemplation:




Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Positive Health in Tibetan Medicine by Vaidya Bhagwan Dash and Doboom Tulku
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Positive Health in Tibetan Medicine by Vaidya Bhagwan Dash and Doboom Tulku

I just picked up Positive Heath in Tibetan Medicine by Vaidya Bhagwan Dash and Ven. Doboom Tulku. It is a traslation of the Sman-'tsho-ba'i-mdo (Vaidya-Jiva-Sutra). I started it yesterday (although I haven't completed the Decameron yet due to too much schoolwork). Has anybody else read this? Opinion...
by Virgo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 394

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

What I find striking is that there is no mention of any of the later schools as being, amongst them, various specifically Mahāyāna schools. No mention, as far as I have noticed as of yet. That's not a bad thing, per se. That's not ill-speech or anything of the like, but there isn't a widespread kno...
by Virgo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 394

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

I can't remember exactly where but Sujato makes this argument in some of his works, Coëmgenu.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 760

Re: My new neighbor

And I'd ignore the whole thing if it wasn't right outside my window. I don't really care what any of them does(as long as they"re not breaking the law), but keep it away from me is my stance. Anyway, thank you for posting Kevin. Well I hope the noise does not become too disturbing for you. All the ...
by Virgo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 394

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

This is because we are a gandharva (although my previous question in the previous post still stands, I am much more ignorant than I might try to appear, much much more) . I read about these in the Pāli Canon. In EBT studies, there is a somewhat wave-making article by the Venerable Śrāvaka Anālayo e...
by Virgo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 760

Re: My new neighbor

I just want to say a sincere thank you to the couple people on this thread who tried to help workout attacking me. It's much appreciated and good karma coming your way for sure. We are helping you. In life we are better off when we mind our own business. You are an outsider looking in. You have no ...
by Virgo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 760

Re: My new neighbor

I recommend earplugs and dark sunglasses. Maybe you can invite some friends to your cottage as well? I don't think the earplugs or dark glasses would really help. If I had some friends it would be good though, to kind of go through this experience with me. Thanks for the suggestions. Why is this su...
by Virgo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4961

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:41 am
So here ends my discussion with you and i hope not to be engaged in such "sectarian and mistaken"
discussions with you anymore in the future.

KY "the mistaken sectarian Bönpo". :thinking:
It's been nice knowing ya. Adiós.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1944
Views: 156481

Re: Music time


Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1944
Views: 156481

Re: Music time

I am from Queens actually (as you can see in the mapquest), but very close to Brooklyn. Kevin... To be clear, I have lived in very rural areas in the North East, also in the South, and the Deep South, and other countries, and so on. Kevin... Also, I've lived outside of NYC for so long most people h...
by Virgo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4961

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Virgo wrote: Semde and Longde. Neither contain thogal.
Oh then if we abide in our Natural State, as Trekchöd, then there would be no Thögal present ?
Thögal first appears when Trekchöd is mastered ? Before that it is residing somewhere else?

Neither Series contains trechöd or thögal.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4961

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:50 pm

Yes, but that takes three incalculable eons, not in one lifetime.
That's a long freaking time!

Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4961

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Dzogchen is Trekchöd and Thogal. Actually it is a lot more than that, and trechod and thogal aren't "indivisable." People can practice just trechod and become enlightened. You practice thogal only when your trechod is very stable. But to "have doubts" caused by others who state that our Master(s) m...

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