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by Virgo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

I'm beginning to think that the only crazy wisdom we really need these days is a radical respect towards women that breaks from the patriarchal norm; that actually acknowledges them as not only being embodiments of the feminine divine, but as human beings, too, and therefore their equal rights to e...
by Virgo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 73
Views: 1541

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

I also want to say that I really disagree with the title of this thread, I would never post in such a thread. Magnus, you just did. Kevin... He is referring to the fact that while I was writing my post, the other thread was locked. Well he mentioned the title, I don't know why. This thread is not a...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1974
Views: 161942

Re: Music time



Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Abhidharmasamuccaya
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Abhidharmasamuccaya

While dipping into the Karma section of Geshe Sopa's commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo I noticed that however popular & influential Vasubandhu's Kosa is, Geshe Sopa says Asanga's Abhidharmasamuccaya is the higher Abhidharma & the Kosa the lower. Wonder how widespread that valuation is? Asanga's is a ...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 73
Views: 1541

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

heart wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:41 pm
I also want to say that I really disagree with the title of this thread, I would never post in such a thread.
Magnus, you just did.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 73
Views: 1541

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

Motova wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:36 pm

If I remember correctly the rlung disorders are do to our electrical infrastructure.
Oh it is not just electrical equipment, there are many contributory factors in the way we live.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

PSM wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:48 pm
I've almost finished watching the brilliant Wild Wild Country. I can't help but think it's highly relevant to this thread.
:good:

Kevin
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:31 pm

Apparently, we need lemon laws.
Yes, when they give faulty teachings that don't work, we get to lock them up in a stockade and throw lemons and other fruits at them.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma, "soulmates" etc
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Karma, "soulmates" etc

Awesome answer, Virgo. And btw, it just occurred to me your name being Virgo you might know about this! :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9L4-z4tQco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-yALguMyeY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2hW9YoiObQ Hi again Tharpa, you might enjoy these videos. They are taug...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Do what to remedy?
I believe it starts with having this convo.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma, "soulmates" etc
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Karma, "soulmates" etc

Hi Tharpa, And how does Tibetan astrology look at these things. I imagine considering how important it is, they must have a notion about this stuff. Astrology can be used to find compatibility between people. When people are highly compatible they can be of great benefit to each other. It all depend...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

I am pretty sure none of you think that Naropa let Tilopa abuse him to the point of death without Naropa getting some realisation, some awakening in the process. That would be very stupid on his part and I think we all know that Naropa wasn't stupid. Many of these crazy stories are horseshit fabric...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

When you spend time with a teacher you should be able to smile and laugh and you should leave feeling happy, hopefully satisfied, and as if you have learned something even if only by example (which is arguably the best way since we are working with symbols). You should not leave sad, dejected, and i...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

I am pretty sure none of you think that Naropa let Tilopa abuse him to the point of death without Naropa getting some realisation, some awakening in the process. That would be very stupid on his part and I think we all know that Naropa wasn't stupid. Many of these crazy stories are horseshit fabric...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:57 am
MiphamFan wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:04 am
Most Buddhist communities are already mainly comprised of ageing boomers. The more stuff like this continues, the less likely any new blood will join.

Yes, it is very bad branding.
You think this is funny?

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

mandog wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:51 am

By what means can people guard against them?
You have to examine a Guru before you take teachings.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

Wow. Thank you for sharing this, I think there is a lot of benefit from people hearing these stories. Do you believe that "peaceful" gurus necessarily offer a sort of slower path than "wrathful" gurus as a rule? It just means those people have rough karma. And that is when the Guru is actually bene...
by Virgo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 243
Views: 7815

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

My friend, who was a student of KDL, told me some of the drag stories, hahaha.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 100
Views: 2407

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

It's also important not to focus on it too much, as it is depressing. We need to give ourselves space, to preserve life.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 100
Views: 2407

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

And rather than dispel that fear and rage, Trump feeds it because he thinks it is what will keep him in power, on top of the hill. And Republican congresspeople feed it along with him, for the same reason. Or, less cynically, they have a vision of a tougher, more self-protectionist, better America ...

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