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by passel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 31
Views: 690

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Good discussion, two stray thoughts: 1) 7-point Vairocana posture and Dogen hit identical points- Fukanzazengi hits most of them I think, but I distinctly remember once reading some Dogen than presented all 7 of the points covered under the Vairocana rubric (sorry- can't remember where! see my signa...
by passel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 31
Views: 690

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Important koan, from an important early master who's the student in the story: "Reverend Ma was sitting in a spot, and Reverend Rang took a tile and sat on the rock facing him, rubbing it. Master Ma asked, "What are you doing?" Master [Huairang] said, "I'm rubbing the tile to make it a mirror." Mast...
by passel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 91
Views: 3489

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Yeah, 1) learning how to effectively share power, not just from person to person, but across complex networks, and 2) learning how to use old tools for new tasks- those are the two central challenges that any society faces, not just TGIE. It's true on the individual level as well, at least for me.
by passel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 91
Views: 3489

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

No one is not involved in politics. The tulku system is one form of recognition of that fact. We share this world.
by passel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 91
Views: 3489

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Just a meta-comment on the overall conversation: Isn't the whole point of Karmapa, and the tulku system generally, that the spiritual and the political are not separate realms? So, yes, this is politics, but it's good politics. It's creative, generous, and forward-looking. It feels like the beginnin...
by passel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6236
Views: 563358

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Playing off that last sentiment, I just want to express appreciation for all the vajra siblings on this thread. Rinpoche changed my life, and despite living near Seattle there’s no Ling remotely near me, so it feels good to be in touch in some way with other practitioners for help and support. Ofte...
by passel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Accuracy of internet koans
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: Accuracy of internet koans

Meido wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:52 am
Here.
Oo. Cool book, I wasn't aware of it, thank you.

We should get an Abe thread going, and a Hisamatsu thread after that.
by passel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: One hand clapping
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: One hand clapping

What is the sound of one hand is truest to the original- Hakuin Ekaku made that koan. I
by passel
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 76
Views: 1650

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

passel wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:51 pm
I’d add ‘arid elitism’ to that list of weaknesses.
Also, longwindedness.
by passel
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 76
Views: 1650

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

I’d add ‘arid elitism’ to that list of weaknesses.
by passel
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 76
Views: 1650

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

You guys are ignoring mindfulness- those scenes are going gangbusters in N America and globally.
by passel
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 91
Views: 3489

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

good news
by passel
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there room in Nichiren Buddhism for an atheist?
Replies: 30
Views: 557

Re: Is there room in Nichiren Buddhism for an atheist?

Wasn't Ekhardt a bit of an atheist, St John, Ma Theresa?
by passel
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there room in Nichiren Buddhism for an atheist?
Replies: 30
Views: 557

Re: Is there room in Nichiren Buddhism for an atheist?

I'm not Nichiren, but I'm pretty comfortable with 'atheist'- God, Buddha, Kuanyin, the dharanis, all of it just tools that people have developed and shared and co-created and used and made into quite wonderful shared means of exploring this thing that doesn't easily give up its secrets. But just too...
by passel
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

TharpaChodron wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:49 am
passel wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:59 am
I guess Shrine Room would have been the place to post it, but whatever I’m leavin it.
Probably one of the best, most sincere postings I've ever seen on DW. Cheers 🍻
Nice of you to say:)
by passel
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

Just a credit card
by passel
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

Queequeg wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:52 pm
passel wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:52 am
Life is the empowerment and the samaya, just keep up a practice.
Source?
Jamgon Kongtrul’s Treasury, the volume I think just called Systems of Buddhist Tantra, in the Body chapter. It’s a free reading, not a quote.
by passel
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 960

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

If we know all the answers why aren’t we enlightened already
by passel
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2303
Views: 180480

Re: Music time

heya, audio slaves...good music, as always!! hey, got back to me roots, ye, led zepp, ye.. here is some hard blues, well, i always see zen in strange things, sooo.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VZtQPdSIsk when the levee breaks well, i pump up my speakers when dis chit hits d fan Word. Can’t f w...
by passel
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

I guess Shrine Room would have been the place to post it, but whatever I’m leavin it.

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