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by Ayu
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW is secure site
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: DW is secure site

Thank you. :smile:
by Ayu
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hate speech is Free Speech?
Replies: 97
Views: 1246

Re: Hate speech is Free Speech?

Well, first he catches the gay voters for Trump and then he's being chucked out. Appears like a good rightist's plan.
by Ayu
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 76
Views: 1522

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

This is just a thought. I've noticed with sex abuse cases involving organised religions, predominantly Buddhist and Catholic but I can also remember one here in Australia that involved the Hindu religion. That sects that demand celibacy from their ordained members seem to be involved in these types...
by Ayu
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 76
Views: 1522

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

Removed some of the Shugden-related discussion about Geshe Domo.

Is it possible to leave the Shugden topic out of this thread, please? Otherwise this topic has to be locked, I guess.

Thanks for respecting our ToS in future.
by Ayu
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 120
Views: 3377

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

Thank you for the update. Glad to hear about your decision. Further I'm in lack of wise words. I know, everybody could be in your situation. Then the way out is depending on individual factors.
Very best wishes.
by Ayu
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Hi :)

Welcome to Dharmawheel. :hi:
by Ayu
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf Schools, &c
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf Schools, &c

One of my friends once had the idea to become a teacher at a Waldorf-kindergarten. She toured around many different places and made some interships. She found wonderful schools and terrible places, too. Her conclusion about her experiences there fit to my own experiences with schools: factor no. 1 i...
by Ayu
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Garchen rinpoche Yamantaka Empowerment Livestream
Replies: 59
Views: 997

Re: Garchen rinpoche Yamantaka Empowerment Livestream

People make a big deal about empowerment, but no one can say if someone really has an empowerment. You can come at 50 empowerments ceremony, does that mean you are initiated ? Big deal? Empowerment is Vajrayana. And yes, if you take an empowerment it means you are initiated into the mandala of the ...
by Ayu
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: help with eyes
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: help with eyes

I neither heard of this explicit appearance nor am I able to understand what you mean exactly. Meditation is a holistic activity composed from many factors (i.e. inner attitude, experience, training, proper sitting...). If you have issues with the eyes, the solution might be findable somewhere else....
by Ayu
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: help with eyes
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: help with eyes

Where to focus is explained: some point in front of you on the floor - downwards at an ancle of 45 degree maybe. I found three versions of eyes position for my different states of mind: 1) Close the eyes, if I'm really excited or too much interested in outward phenomena. 2) Just lift the eyelids ver...
by Ayu
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gelug teachers of mahamudra
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Gelug teachers of mahamudra

My teacher gives courses about Mahamudra sometimes, but he's not in the States.
by Ayu
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Bizarro white House World
Replies: 21
Views: 366

Re: Bizarro white House World

If you branded Trump as fake, it would be true, and he also would "not like it".
THE media is doing their job. And I hope they will be allowed to do so in future. It would be a mess, if we all had to rely on youtube and facebook for news.
by Ayu
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: speaking of free speech
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: speaking of free speech

I don't think, this is a leftist issue. Rather it is a problem for young Chinese elites to accept other views than their governmental doctrine.
I mean, these students are rich and they are the sole hope of their families - they are used to command, I guess.
by Ayu
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I am literally on the 15th bhumi right now (sarcasm)
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: I am literally on the 15th bhumi right now (sarcasm)

Coëmgenu wrote:How do you react to claims of high attainment that come from a source that quite obviously lacks "high attainment" without sarcasm or vitriol?

Such a thing happens semi-frequently here and on the sister wheel. How do you react and how do you deal with the situation?

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by Ayu
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need help from highly realised or very perceptive practitioner
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: Need help from highly realised or very perceptive practitioner

... Members who are suffering a serious mental illness should seek diagnosis and treatment from a qualified medical professional within their community and those who are suffering from an acute phase of a mental illness, including intention to self harm and/or are suicidal should seek immediate ass...
by Ayu
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Zong Rinpoche Teachings
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Zong Rinpoche Teachings

Konchog1 wrote:I've been listening to some teachings of his on youtube and they are excellent.

I've trying to find other teachings from him but there's nothing. Nothing through FPMT, Amazon, or even Google.

Any sources you know of?

Thank you!

Are you asking about the young or the former Zong Rinpoche?
by Ayu
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Zong Rinpoche Teachings
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Zong Rinpoche Teachings

I know, he is going to become the head teacher of the German Tibethaus Frankfurt. :shrug:
Maybe you can find any connection via this link? http://www.tibethaus.com/home.html
I have no time to browse it now. :namaste:
by Ayu
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: zen is hard or easy, for a lot or few ?
Replies: 18
Views: 349

Re: zen is hard or easy, for a lot or few ?

Rakz wrote:Zen is for the extremely disciplined.


Some things become easier as soon as one develops dicipline.
by Ayu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: 5 precepts. Alcohol?
Replies: 200
Views: 7556

Re: 5 precepts. Alcohol?

smcj wrote:
Is it better to take and break them than not to take them at all

No.

There has to be no regret at all in order to break them fully.
by Ayu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations - Conditioning
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Prostrations - Conditioning

Since I was not young anymore when I started, I took the liberty to save my knees. I never performed prostrations without my cushion (it was a very stable one, a part of a couch. A backrest.) My knees are fine even after doing onehundredthousand of prostrations. ... 2) Those of you who have complete...

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