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by Punya
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Non-Attachment to Spouse and Kids
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Non-Attachment to Spouse and Kids

Pema Chodron's books give great advice about how to apply the lojong teachings in daily life. Start by tackling small issues. This enables habituation of helpful patterns that eventually kick in when the bigger issues arise. Patience and persistence will get you there, but probably slower than you w...
by Punya
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 928

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

And my non authoritative opinions include the view that demythologising in the Vajrayana is as overdue as it was for 19th century Christians. But then as Greg would have it, i’m A Protestant type Buddhist.. : :smile: Ah, thank you for the explanation. I do confess to finding some of your posts puzz...
by Punya
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 928

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

In Mahayana, there are two teacher archetypes - the saint and the crazy wisdom guru. One of the defining characteristics of the saint to me, is integrity. Real moral fibre and rectitude. It is an unfashionable trait, held as unrealistic, rigid and not-really-human these days, but very prominent in ...
by Punya
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 928

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

One of the defining characteristics of the saint to me, is integrity. Real moral fibre and rectitude. Nothing wrong with integrity but "real moral fibre and rectitude" sounds like a western (Christian) understanding of morality. And this kind of morality can be used, by some, as a pedestal upon whi...
by Punya
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche Passes
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche Passes

To the disciples of Ven. Sogyal Rinpoche Dear Friends, I have just received the sad news that, after a long battle with illness, Sogyal Rinpoche has passed away. In general, it is always sad to hear of the passing of great masters, and this is especially true when you are close to the master who ha...
by Punya
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

I've read versions of this story before, but I can't remember where. I assume it comes from a sutra. "There was once a monk who was living in a mountain cave practicing meditation. His benefactor down below would bring up food from time to time. He also had a beautiful daughter who would bring the ...
by Punya
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Milarepa movie, part II
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Milarepa movie, part II

Not the only issue, of course. I think Chokling Rinpoche is rather busy with other things these days. Although that doesn't seem to stop Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. :smile:
by Punya
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

In a broader sense, consumption of alcohol for many becomes a habitual pattern. Pema Chodron's Taking the Leap provides ways of challenging such habitual patterns and therefore would provide some food for contemplation on this topic. For example, she talks about the fact that most human beings are a...
by Punya
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

I've read versions of this story before, but I can't remember where. I assume it comes from a sutra. "There was once a monk who was living in a mountain cave practicing meditation. His benefactor down below would bring up food from time to time. He also had a beautiful daughter who would bring the s...
by Punya
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Milarepa movie, part II
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Milarepa movie, part II

Yes, financing Part 2 does seem to be the problem. This interview gives some insight into the challenges of making Part 1:

https://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/ ... repa.shtml
by Punya
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 1090

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

Maybe contemplating The Four Immeasurables will help FT: May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes May all sentient beings be free from suffering and its causes May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering May all sentient beings be free from bias, attachment a...
by Punya
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 1090

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

The idea of the post though, is for Buddhists to consider what it means for a Buddhist nation to have in place a state sponsored mechanism that directly transgresses Right Action. Quite a few Buddhist countries have the death penalty as do moslem countries, Christian countries and secular countries...
by Punya
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 1090

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

:shrug: Are we supposed to have some kind of sympathy? You reap what you sow as they say. When the rhetorical you encounters Buddhism and you decide that Buddhism seems like a good idea and then decide you are a 'Buddhist' and you encounter those less fortunate than you, you have two choices. You c...
by Punya
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Admin comings and goings
Replies: 36
Views: 2030

Re: Admin comings and goings

How did you get to be Admin, Greg? I have seen few who more aggressive and disrespectful to others than you. If you look back at Greg's posts over time I think you can see he has mellowed. Proving that things don't stay the same. In addition, he has as a no-nonsense approach when needed. A very goo...
by Punya
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Chenno chanting
Replies: 16
Views: 855

Re: Karmapa Chenno chanting

Miroku wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:48 am
Lingpupa wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:27 am
conebeckham wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Stuff
:good:
:rolling: Hah! That is basically useful anytime Conebeckham posts anything. :lol:
+1. :thumbsup:
by Punya
Thu May 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Important announcement about Garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Important announcement about Garchen Rinpoche

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. Please Read! Dear Sangha, In 1997 H.E. Garchen Rinpoche arrived in the United States and quickly established his main center in Arizona and many other centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. For the last 22 years, Garchen Rinpoche has heeded an unending stream of request...
by Punya
Sun May 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Australian Parliamentary Elections
Replies: 23
Views: 682

Re: Australian Parliamentary Elections

Loving wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:57 am
I'd like to see the two-party system disrupted in Australia. It seems to me that neither of the major parties are providing genuine leadership.
I think that's what we've been experimenting with in recent years, but all it seems to have resulted in is a lot of instability.
by Punya
Sun May 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Australian Parliamentary Elections
Replies: 23
Views: 682

Re: Australian Parliamentary Elections

Queequeg wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Please excuse my ignorance about Aussie politics -

So is Labor not taking a majority? Or is there a chance of a coalition between Labor and other left parties?
There has been a long standing coalition on the right, but not on the left.
by Punya
Sun May 19, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Australian Parliamentary Elections
Replies: 23
Views: 682

Re: Australian Parliamentary Elections

Interesting what Anthony Green said last night about pre-polling. The dramatic reduction in fixed phone lines means it's much harder to get representative voter samples.and therefore the results are not as accurate.
by Punya
Thu May 02, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Emotions = suffering?
Replies: 59
Views: 1899

Re: Emotions = suffering?

Now I'm delusional, since I'm a Buddhist who still believes in peace & love? You guys crack me up. I'm done with this convo. :crazy: You just have to remember that many of us at DW follow a Tibetan Vajrayana tradition, so our perspectives are going to be different from that of traditional Mahayana ...

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