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by Virgo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 155
Views: 2663

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Yes, a little bit of diversion is fine of course, so the conversation can flow, but at this point I would ask everyone to return to topic please.

Thank you,

Kevin


:focus: :focus: :focus:
by Virgo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 155
Views: 2663

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:09 pm
And we are evenly occasionally invaded by crazy Malaysian Buddhist scholars who insist that black is white and white is black!
C'mon Malcolm now you sound like you have been following Teachers...

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 58
Views: 1914

Re: New Rigpa letter

dzoki wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:49 pm


I don´t think it refers to Sogayl thing, I think it refers to the outrage about Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche´s comments and jokes on the facebook. If it were a reaction to Sogyal scandal, it would seem a quite late to the party. Just my opinion.
Perhaps dzoki, it's hard to say.

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 58
Views: 1914

Re: New Rigpa letter

dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:49 am
A message from Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche that seems to be referring to the current kerfuffle:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dudjomr ... 854709277/
Sad.

Kevin
by Virgo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2931

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

I did not come here to learn anything, I am just a buddhist scholar who is feeling bore, because no one can discuss the definitive dharma with me. Now it seems clear to me that this dzogchen forum does not have the people I am looking for, my expectation is too high I guess, I will moved on as I di...
by Virgo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4964
Views: 422639

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I thought I should post an update, on the off-chance anyone was led to question SSI-USA's service based on my previous post. I contacted them and it turns out they had send all four of my items the same day, three days after I placed my order. Each download link was a separate email, but they all h...
by Virgo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN on presence
Replies: 71
Views: 2585

Re: ChNN on presence

In general, people can become familiar in retreat, or semi-retreat, and then when they understand how to work with the mind it is easy to apply even in daily life, with whatever you meditation object you have, such as GY, etc. You are simply learning how to make the mind coalesce on it's object of m...
by Virgo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

As far as what questions to ask, in my experience with teachers: ask Dharma questions or questions about medicine, astrology, divination, etc, but don't ask worldly questions (unless you really want to). Also be careful how you phrase things. If tells you to do a certain practice, you really should ...
by Virgo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 83
Views: 5599

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:20 pm
It happens that many of us are able to believe political evils are simply structural, as if human nature itself were no obstacle.
Christopher DeGroot
:good:

Virgo
by Virgo
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shamatha/shine
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Shamatha/shine

If you use a rupa of Lord Buddha, it is also very meritorious.

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Real "Dark Age"
Replies: 40
Views: 1063

Re: The Real "Dark Age"

I asked people to stay on topic, but apparently they have an inability to follow a simple direction. I came back and there are a number of off-topic posts here - after my previous message - which I have removed. Thread locked. People here do not have enough impulse control to stay on-topic. Thanks....
by Virgo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Real "Dark Age"
Replies: 40
Views: 1063

Re: The Real "Dark Age"

Ok, this isn't a Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche topic specifically, of which we do have one (viewtopic.php?f=116&t=27174&hilit=DJKR). So let's get back on topic please.

Thank you.
:)

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Problems on Machig Labdron
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Problems on Machig Labdron

First of all, you should ask Lama Tsultrim, your teacher, who gave you this transmission, and get the specific instructions for her. Aside from that just try not to focus on that too much while doing the meditation, and if you continue to have the same issue, just don't pay it too much mind, let it ...
by Virgo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 864

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

Same here. I just woke up one morning and the world was talking about Oprah for president, with no idea where this came from. Tonight I'm hearing they have poll numbers showing Oprah with a 10% lead over Trump in 2020, 49% of voters would vote for her over 39% for Trump. If Trump wasn't already pre...
by Virgo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 864

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

I didn't see the speech, just heard the buzz.

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Problems on Machig Labdron
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Problems on Machig Labdron

The image of the dakini is to be visualized just as it is in the thangka, on the card, etc. Try to just focus on the practice and the mantra, etc.

Virgo
by Virgo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Sonam of Bhutan - Padgyal Lingpa lineage
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Khenpo Sonam of Bhutan - Padgyal Lingpa lineage

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:41 pm

It was apparently. They had gone to Tenerife to resolve some disputes over integrating with the IDC, but there was one faction that insisted on control of the Gar. So the boss deep-sixed it since they could not get it together.
Interesting.

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Sonam of Bhutan - Padgyal Lingpa lineage
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Khenpo Sonam of Bhutan - Padgyal Lingpa lineage

This lady that is in charge of all these programme quarreled with Gangteng Rinpoche, continue to use Rinpoche's centre "trademark"- "Yeshe Khorlo" as the centre's name, use it to host all other small names masters programme but Gangteng rinpoche's programme is no longer host by this centre in Singa...
by Virgo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wolff book about Trump
Replies: 55
Views: 1551

Re: Wolff book about Trump

The democrats generally care more about principles and less about results, and election outcomes reflect that. As demonstrated by Clinton, and by the DNC's engagement in massive voter fraud? Come on Peter, the Dems are corrupt as can be, as well as bought and paid for, just as the other party is. A...
by Virgo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4964
Views: 422639

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks. I think I'll do the same and try them out. I have one minor complaint about SSI-USA, which is they seem to be a little slow with digital orders. I ordered 2 e-books and 2 mp3s on January 2nd, and the paypal transaction completed that day, but I've only received 1 e-book so far. I've experie...