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by passel
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, DKR
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Ladies and gentlemen, DKR

(If this is already posted, admins, I’m happy to delete it):

by passel
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Whose tulku is Tarthang Tulku?
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Whose tulku is Tarthang Tulku?

No idea how accurate this is, but I remember when Phil something-or-other, Tibetan language teacher @ Naropa was on Buddhist Geeks podcast around 2006 or so, he said that TT just started using Tulku in his name when he started teaching- he asked around a bit to see if somebody would recognize him, b...
by passel
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 57
Views: 3057

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

^it worked for Jamgon Kongtrul.
by passel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: yoga
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: yoga

The signal to noise ratio in modern postural yoga communities is deafening. I just go to make friends and get a nice butt, and look elsewhere for depth. Mark Singleton and James Mallinson have a website with good papers and put out a book together, worth checking out: http://www.modernyogaresearch.o...
by passel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Suicidal Thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Suicidal Thoughts

Bodhicitta.
Tonglen as skillful means, for yourself as well as others. Sila.
by passel
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I like this forum
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: I like this forum

We convert people with logic and kindness. If karma is true then so many people are planting the seeds for there eternal suffering. Don't you find that disturbing? Planting the seeds for suffering is disturbing, yes. But if karma is true then suffering is not eternal. Point is to help people create...
by passel
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I like this forum
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: I like this forum

What does everyone keep saying that? Yes I'm serious. Boudha encourage his disciples to go forth and spread the good news. You’re thinking of Christ- going forth and spreading the good news is literally spreading the gospel. Pali Buddha says, I think in the vinaya, that after reaching some maturity...
by passel
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 164
Views: 13498

Re: Western Myth of Zen

Wow! thanks.. very nice interview. Just as I said before he is very honest person. I really enjoyed that. Here’s this, if you haven’t seen it: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/06/24/last-call-3 And a movie about the same monk, much more problematic: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rToWLqkeUbI ...
by passel
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 59
Views: 3483

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

I am starting to think that our believe in existence of well-adjusted and normal people is what is keeping us from being well-adjusted and normal. :D "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well" -Alfred Adler Seriously though, you're right. There’s a line from Patrul that’s simila...
by passel
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 164
Views: 13498

Re: Western Myth of Zen

The Japan Times did an article on him some years ago http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2009/08/02/life/caring-for-body-and-soul/ Wow! thanks.. very nice interview. Just as I said before he is very honest person. I really enjoyed that. Here’s this, if you haven’t seen it: https://www.newyorker.com/ma...
by passel
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Transfer of merit and Tibetan practices
Replies: 21
Views: 1114

Re: Transfer of merit and Tibetan practices

HHDL says the primary beneficiary of tonglen and other compassion practices is the one who practices. So yes, you do practice as if you could really benefit others but the primary benefit is the weakening of your own self concern. Which in turn leads to beneficial actions of body speech and mind whi...
by passel
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 11605

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

Not many of them left are there
by passel
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 11605

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

ChNN is not an exile lama?
by passel
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 11605

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

I mean, what will you do with yourself instead?
by passel
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 11605

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

MiphamFan wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:54 am
I feel like I don't want to receive teachings from any more lamas, especially those from the exile community.

I hope those in Tibet itself, especially from Larung Gar and Yachengar, are better.
What’s the alternative?
by passel
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More bad news
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: More bad news

Norwegian- funny. I remember coming across the old AB website in the Web 1.0 days. It was far out! Like campy nihilist, kind of John Waters, but with cut and paste bondage imagery. The post was not by either of the Carreons. It was somebody with the pen name of AmLearning but she posted on fb under ...
by passel
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More bad news
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: More bad news

Thanks Malcolm for passing along that message. Running a dharma center has never been a picnic for anyone, that’s good to hear they have at least some ethics paperwork, and that it includes the lamas. I’ve spent a bit of time at TM. It’s a kick ass place. I want it to do well for everybody involved.
by passel
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More bad news
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: More bad news

That’s a lovely vignette, Linda
by passel
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Replies: 23
Views: 1784

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

That’s because they’re not provoked. People love provocative until they’re provoked. I used to see Dorje Kasung give talks and if someone asked timidly and politely about all the military imagery, they’d say it was to be provocative. But if somebody got in their face about it, the Kasung would get a...

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