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by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Rick, a number of teachers give transmission and empowerment remotely, I don't think it's a big question for that many people on here, especially because many here are students of ChNN, Garchen Rinpoche, and others who give online transmissions. A more controversial proposition is whether there is t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16821

Re: The DJKR Topic

There are a number of issues with leftist liberalism/progressivism that IMO are incompatible with Dharma such as placing a priority on a woman's "right to choose" over the lives of human foetuses, "identity politics" which reify all these temporary, impermanent concepts, etc. The point is that we d...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4529
Views: 385976

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I always confuse myself, can someone confirm, the time should be 4am PST...right? The Live Webcast page tells you the local time for the event whenever you go to it, low down on the right, so you can go to it now and use that as the starting point to work out your time difference. Ah cool, had no i...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16821

Re: The DJKR Topic

This article (translation of an Austrian text) also brings up the case of a Belgian teacher accused of similar shenanigans. It took years before Ben was even able to kill a mosquito. Not killing is good. They should have used a different example. That one actually sounds like the beginning of a par...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4529
Views: 385976

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I always confuse myself, can someone confirm, the time should be 4am PST...right?
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Which lineage to choose?
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Which lineage to choose?

Don't only do what you prefer.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16821

Re: The DJKR Topic

...it's unusual to see people on the left critique the left, it's been so rare for a while now. Huh? One of the main problems of the left is that they spend endless time critiquing each other for not being sufficiently leftist. This is why you hear people complain about the "purity police." Most of...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16821

Re: The DJKR Topic

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:13 am
I think you people are confusing her with caligirl.
Ah yeah, that's it I'm sure, nice catch.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16821

Re: The DJKR Topic

DJKR's quasi-legal, pathetic attempt at a joke is seen by many as belittling women's experiences of abuse at the hands of Sogyal. As far as i got with it, isn't his rationale for a legal doc in order to avoid disagreements later on between partners? It's timing can't be a total coincidence. You can...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction (and in need of some advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 303

Re: Introduction (and in need of some advice)

Hello everyone, Long time lurker and first time poster here. This forum is nothing short of amazing. The breadth of knowledge and experience displayed in the discussions (and bickering) here is awe-inspiring. I'm truly humbled. I'd like to ask for some advice (if that's ok) about studying Buddhism ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16821

Re: The DJKR Topic

How is the concern voiced by Buddhists about "DJKR's childish rants" politically correct? He's receiving flak due to having attempted to make a joke out of women's abuse at the hands of Sogyal. Likewise his very long response to the original letter (from 'the eight') failed to convey compassion for...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16821

Re: The DJKR Topic

Is Buddhism in the west really in a crisis? Or is this part of something larger going on in our society. Every day I hear new allegations against an increasingly longer list of men. I'm thinking that our culture's (east and west) tolerance of abuse of power is being questioned, rightly so. I also f...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16821

Re: The DJKR Topic

Is Buddhism in the west really in a crisis? Or is this part of something larger going on in our society. Every day I hear new allegations against an increasingly longer list of men. I'm thinking that our culture's (east and west) tolerance of abuse of power is being questioned, rightly so. I also f...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1190

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

Yeah, again, i'm familiar with all the traditional "by the numbers" explanations, and that is all you are stating here, near as I can tell. What i'm wondering is if we can unpack what "finding fault" actually means. one can believe a thing is relatively wrong, but still understand it is "pure" in th...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1190

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

Yeah, we've all heard it before, read the explanations, etc. it still fails to give any real explanation of how to move forward with one's "pure vision" when one is being abused. IMO that's because there is a part of the history of Guru Yoga which is basically about institutional control, kind of un...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1190

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

With pure view the world is no longer an ugly place from which one must wrest some sort of satisfaction. (A lot of people see Dharma as some sort of golden lollipop that will do that for them.) The world is seen as sentient beings working out their karma. Their suffering is motivating them to find ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16821

Re: The DJKR Topic

Yes, that's right, we wouldn't need to have these conversations if it was really as simple as seeing beyond our limited dualistic view of what we conceive of as reality... News to no one. You are probably right. It is possible that Sogyal was not some sort of Siddha and his actions were some sort o...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1190

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

But of course you're not going to find a perfect Buddha as a teacher. But you still have those same defects in your own mind that sees fault in perfection. How do you suggest that you get rid of them? Instead of addressing this to "me", why don't we address this to anyone, and have you answer the q...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1190

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

Let me ask you; how do you understand Taking Refuge and walking the Path? Stop asking riddle-y questions and answer mine. Sure, I understand taking refuge. Ok, so does that entail giving up all agency? No, it's impossible to give up agency in samsara until you are actually completely done with sams...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1190

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

smcj wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:25 am
Let me ask you; how do you understand Taking Refuge and walking the Path?
Stop asking riddle-y questions and answer mine.

Sure, I understand taking refuge. Amazing, even though I disagree with you, I know.