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by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 1421

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

There's relative mind, then there's the ultimate nature of relative mind. Anyway, I think one can come at it from teacher or lineage, or even simply from the basic approach, felt on a visceral level...removed from credential or lineage. Personally for me the biggest thing was questioning and ultimat...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sonam...
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Sonam...

Didn't know him well but I'm very sorry to hear this.
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Buddhanet.net
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Buddhianet is working fine as far as I can see. It has nothing whatever to do with NKT. It was started and is run by a Australian Theravadin monk, Ven. Pannyavaro, from a retreat centre in Northern NSW. Buddhanet was one of the very first public websites, about any subject at all, to go live, in ar...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Buddhanet.net
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Norwegian wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:26 am
Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Anyone know what happened to buddhanet.net?
Something happened?

I wouldn't know, as I don't visit sites that promote NKT and their kind.
It's an NKT thing? I thought it was run by Theravadins.
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 28
Views: 1331

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

topic on mental health split to new thread.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?
Replies: 22
Views: 703

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?

Crystal and the Way of Light, and Dzogchen: The Self Perfected State.

If you actually takes transmission, lots of other stuff to read, the Guru Yoga book is indispensable.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 28
Views: 1331

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

PS, if it helps.. I consider ChNN my root teacher, despite the fact i've never met him, and might not ever. I have had lots of other (mostly in person) teachings and teachers that I also consider quite precious, but no one else has had the same impact, or resolved doubts the way he has. From my poin...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 28
Views: 1331

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: 17548

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: 4572
Views: 389940

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: 17548

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: 4572
Views: 389940

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: 389

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: 17548

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: 17548

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: 17548

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: 351

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: 17548

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: 17548

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: 17548

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...