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by passel
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do I know I'm doing things right?
Replies: 17
Views: 353

Re: How do I know I'm doing things right?

Start with refuge and bodhicitta, during the main part practice to the best of your ability and understanding, and dedicate the merit at the end. Think reflectively and pay attention to external feedback. Develop experience and seek out practitioners who are senior to you. Best of luck.
by passel
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Studying Uttaratantra Shastra
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Studying Uttaratantra Shastra

Hi, I would like to study Uttaratantra Shastra. 1) Can you recommend books about it? 2) If there are online teachings on it, please let us know. 3) I have heard that it is Meireya's fifth book, so 4 previous books must be studied before. What's your opinion on it? 3) As I know, it deals with bhumi ...
by passel
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: It’s incumbent on all of us to think better
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: It’s incumbent on all of us to think better

This is pretty well-said: "FUNDAMENTALISM IS NOT PEOPLE, IT’S AN ATTITUDE by Erik Pema Kunsang "Often fundamentalists are regarded as other people, not me. Fundamentalism is not people, it’s an attitude. There is no copyright on the tendency to be close-minded, shutting off reason and empathy, and i...
by passel
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: story details
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: story details

That you very much, that is the kind of tip I'm looking for. However, I've been searching the text for a while now and haven't been able to locate it, so any further pointers anyone might have are appreciated. I'm pretty sure its in the early part of Word of my Perfect Teacher/ Kunzang Lamai Zhelun...
by passel
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

How come no one can just admit that we’re all just doing the best we can with whatever tools we can find?
by passel
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: It’s incumbent on all of us to think better
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: It’s incumbent on all of us to think better

Berry wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:41 pm
passel wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:17 am
Really. This stuff is important. Let’s throw our wooly-headedness down, all at once if we can but in stages is fine too. That’s all.


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Cool hat, Berry
by passel
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Purity is just an assertion, right? Ah, no, not just. OTOH it is sort of "just" a form of upaya. A better way of thinking about it is the Drikung assertion, bordering on eternalism of sorts, that virtue is real. Deity Yoga, for example, is really pure in terms of accumulating merit and wisdom and p...
by passel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Purity is just an assertion, right?
by passel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3053

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Big dharma organizations with mortgages and globe hopping teachers could not possibly afford to support themselves if there was not a constant stream of new people jumping into the pool, and being notjust encouraged but coercedto do it. Investigating a teacher for 12 years may be good advice but it’...
by passel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 2701

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Well, that’s an accurate summary of well-published statements, so if you’re spreading misinformation you’re hardly to blame!
by passel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Arya Tara
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: Books on Arya Tara

Beyer was a good scholar. Eventually moved on, I think he became a lawyer.
by passel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Arya Tara
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: Books on Arya Tara

Stephen Beyer, the Cult of Tara. Oldie but a goodie.
by passel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 1269

Re: Is lineage enough?

Texts alone won’t save you from abusive or fraudulent teachers because teachers have (or are given, or just take) implicit and explicit power to limit your access, understanding, and interpretation of them.
by passel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3053

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

I thought this was a good podcast, relates to the OP. I don’t think he mentions Sogyal by name but he’s the impetus. But what he says applies broadly- tragically funny how cliched these things have become. Every healthy sangha is unique, but the scandals are all the same. https://bobthurman.com/dem...
by passel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3053

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

I thought this was a good podcast, relates to the OP. I don’t think he mentions Sogyal by name but he’s the impetus. But what he says applies broadly- tragically funny how cliched these things have become. Every healthy sangha is unique, but the scandals are all the same. https://bobthurman.com/demo...
by passel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3053

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

It makes me distrustful of devotion in general. Hang in there:) I’ve been involved to a small or large degree with six or eight different groups that have crashed and burned, some of them quite spectacularly. I’ve seen a whole lot of collateral damage in the process; I’ve avoided the worst of it by...
by passel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?

Anyen Rinpoche says, “Bon has view.” Heard it from the horse’s mouth.
by passel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 17
Views: 780

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

If you focused on learning Sakya from him you could sidestep the aforementioned awkwardness to some degree, if that’s an option. And that’s assuming you don’t want to get involved in center-school alliances and feuds. Plenty of people actually do- or else they’re driven to it when just Sila-Samadhi-...
by passel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: It’s incumbent on all of us to think better
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: It’s incumbent on all of us to think better

Pretty sure idk what yr talking about, but that’s fine. I just think it would be cool if you never saw the same post twice, you know? This is more what’s on my mind http://www.kobun-sama.org/wp-content/kobun-chino-roshi9.jpg http://www.kobun-sama.org/wp-content/kobun-chino-roshi9.jpg I’m not sure I ...
by passel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Common Language between Teacher and Student
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: Common Language between Teacher and Student

PadmaVonSamba wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:22 am
I have almost always communicated with my teachers via a translator.
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I did that one time- hated it! It’s why I can’t be Shodo Harad’s student

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