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by passel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: What if seeing a lama as pure was less about lifting a lama up and more about bringing purity
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

What if seeing a lama as pure was less about lifting a lama up and more about bringing purity

What if seeing a lama as pure was less about lifting a lama up and more about bringing purity down?
by passel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 19
Views: 3171

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

Yep. You could do a lot worse in life than get hold of the full set and study them. :smile: :tongue: :twothumbsup: It would take a life and then some! Is it a text that requires empowerment? No, except for the final two sections of book 8. The Treasury was intended for students to read as they prep...
by passel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 19
Views: 3171

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

Lingpupa wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:11 am
Queequeg wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:02 am
Just looked that work up on Amazon. Whoa. Its an encyclopedia.
Yep. You could do a lot worse in life than get hold of the full set and study them. :smile: :tongue: :twothumbsup:
But couldn't you do better!
by passel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 19
Views: 3171

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

Bump. Also, many of these comments simply enervate.
by passel
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist Syllabus
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Buddhist Syllabus

Paul Williams' "Mahayana Buddhism" https://www.amazon.com/Mahayana-Buddhism-Doctrinal-Foundations-Religious/dp/0415356539/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2KK3YG51JH92Y&keywords=paul+williams+mahayana+buddhism&qid=1552795306&s=gateway&sprefix=Paul+williams+maya%2Caps%2C447&sr=8-1 You can probably find it cheaper if ...
by passel
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Samaddhi for softening people's mind
Replies: 25
Views: 1754

Re: Samaddhi for softening people's mind

Do you mean other peoples minds you have contact with? soften means to calm, to dispell cognitive obstacles, and yes, i mean other peoples minds i have contact with. LOL the answer is "yes" then. That kind of Samadhi is called "Right Samadhi" In Buddhism the term "samadhi" differs from yoga and ved...
by passel
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Samaddhi for softening people's mind
Replies: 25
Views: 1754

Re: Samaddhi for softening people's mind

Samatha, then vipasyana, or vice versa, or both together.
by passel
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Kwan Um School of Zen
Replies: 14
Views: 2516

Re: Kwan Um School of Zen

My recollection is that there was some pretty substantial influence on Korean Seon by Japanese Rinzai during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the first half of the 20th century (as part of an official policy of colonization), but that Seung Sahn's particular approach was as much influenced by the...
by passel
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am mu.
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: I am mu.

don't be so sure
by passel
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Royal seal of mahamudra - volume two?
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Re: Royal seal of mahamudra - volume two?

Doesn't exist, I wouldn't hold my breath, just from Gerardo's introduction- he seems to be saying that all the good stuff is in the one that's been translated, tho maybe one day. Possible that the remainder covers material that's already been well-covered, as opposed to the one we have which is pret...
by passel
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 12742

Re: Diane Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

He is CTR's son from his first marriage. 99% positive there was no marriage involved, about 70% positive she was a nun at the time. Yes, you are correct. There were no marriages in Tibet anyway and Buddhism does not have marriage rituals. :smile: He is CTR's first son from his earliest consort? Wou...
by passel
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 12742

Re: Diane Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

may i ask, why is necessary that this person Sakyong leads this community? what makes him suitable to take the lead and to teach? i'm not a member of shambala, but i wonder. sorry if someone gets annoyed, if so i take my leave of this thread. He is CTR's son from his first marriage. 99% positive th...
by passel
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung
Replies: 23
Views: 2233

Re: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung

What Arupajhana describes matches what I've heard from folks who would know. I think the main thing to keep in mind when you're thinking it all through is that it has only ever been a series of ad hoc arrangements. There has never been a master plan, at least not an intelligible one. There's stuff i...
by passel
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 7327

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

If you are in the US, about half of zen and about a quarter of vipassana will give you the most bang for your buck in terms of uninterrupted practice time in reasonably supportive settings. Quite reasonable. And once the teacher shuts up you are free to practice according to your own lights.
by passel
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 60
Views: 5827

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

Yes, let's all lock our own eyeballs behind museum glass
by passel
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 7327

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Point of comparison: I did a 3-month vipassana retreat at Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, USA a few years ago for around $3,000 because I pounced on the scholarship opportunities early, which I'm thankful for and it seemed like an ok price. But during the fundraising- excuse me, "dana"...
by passel
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 7327

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Point of comparison: I did a 3-month vipassana retreat at Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, USA a few years ago for around $3,000 because I pounced on the scholarship opportunities early, which I'm thankful for and it seemed like an ok price. But during the fundraising- excuse me, "dana"-...
by passel
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Chan Staff
Replies: 11
Views: 2501

Re: Chan Staff

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Not sure if this staff is unique to Chan or even if it is used anymore, but interesting symbolism to it:

http://www.cttbearthstore.org/dharma-instrument.html
They have one at Great Vow in Oregon, they bring it out for Jizo ceremonies.
by passel
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 60
Views: 5827

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

Ok, right.

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