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by Punya
Thu May 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Important announcement about Garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 2
Views: 406

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: 419

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: 419

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: 419

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: 55
Views: 1186

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 ...
by Punya
Thu May 02, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Can schizophrenics make progress to enlightenment through meditation?
Replies: 26
Views: 1087

Re: Can schizophrenics make progress to enlightenment through meditation?

Making progress through meditation? Well, that would depend on the individual. A number of teachers these days emphasise very short sessions throughout the day though, which could be beneficial. Making progress to enlightenment? There are other methods besides formal sitting meditation. In the Tibet...
by Punya
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Emotions = suffering?
Replies: 55
Views: 1186

Re: Emotions = suffering?

(English is not my first language, so forgive any mistakes.) In the Four Seals, it is said that all emotions are suffering. Am I wrong to interpret that this sentence simply means that duality is suffering? What about bodissatva's love and compassion beyond duality? What about relative bodichitta? ...
by Punya
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Emotions = suffering?
Replies: 55
Views: 1186

Re: Emotions = suffering?

I'm reading DJKR's What makes you not a buddhist after watching his wonderful "Hinamudra" :quoteunquote: teachings. Although I've been admiring and trying to contemplate the four seals, I confess I'm still a little surprised when he states that all emotions (not just those so-called negative or afl...
by Punya
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 3284

Re: Searching for a Teacher

:focus: This topic, of course, has been discussed on DW many times. The quote that resonates the most with me from previous discussions is this: It is a mistake to try and find a "perfect guru". Our expectations are not the right judge of if a master have genuine wisdom or not. Study with the master...
by Punya
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 62
Views: 3336

Re: boring questions about losing weight

One has to change one's taste. Get used to healthy food, learn to avoid sugar, learn not to overeat,... Don't bother too much about food... :thumbsup: Pretend you're diabetic and managing it with diet: no refined sugars, almost no refined starches. Cut out white bread, white pasta, white rice, pota...
by Punya
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Rebirth

Is there a text in the Tibetan tradition that lays out a rigorous understanding of rebirth? The most useful book I have found on this topic is Karma: What it is, What it isn't and Why it matters by Traleg Rinpoche. There are specific chapters related to rebirth. It is a great introductory book, but...
by Punya
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Football and Buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 632

Re: Football and Buddhism

The Cup is directed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, who inspired The Football Sutra: Addressed in this way, noble Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, the bodhisattva football fan, Said to venerable Philip Philippou, “Oh, Philip Philippou, a son or daughter of a national team Who wishes to practise Perfect Ba...
by Punya
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Media
Topic: There is clearly a lack of a third
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: There is clearly a lack of a third

It depends how you define religion, which is apparently controversial. The dictionary.com definition applies if you ignore the "especially" bit: A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, ...
by Punya
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: New airport at Lumbini
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: New airport at Lumbini

Yes, it's so sad. Western students of Tibetan Buddhism are among the beneficiaries of the extraordinary Tibetan lineages, yet in the cradle there are real challenges in just being able to practice. With the current construction of Uiger-like re-education camps, the future looks even more bleak. I pr...
by Punya
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Media
Topic: New airport at Lumbini
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: New airport at Lumbini

According to Ranade, this is advantageous to China, who has sought to mitigate religious praxis in Tibet. In early March, “the mayor of Lhasa said they had successfully reduced the number of religious practitioners in Tibet to under 10 percent. No students or pensioners are allowed to worship and r...
by Punya
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: New airport at Lumbini
Replies: 7
Views: 286

New airport at Lumbini

Two stories related to new airport at Lumbini. One in the context of Chinese in influence in Nepal and the other about the significant potential for environmental destruction as Lumbini further develops. https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/china-is-winning-the-war-for-nepali-buddhism/?fbclid=IwAR2DM9U3m...
by Punya
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Integral Buddhism Retreat 6-16 April 2019 Crestone Colorado
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Integral Buddhism Retreat 6-16 April 2019 Crestone Colorado

E-Vam Buddhist Institute (founded by Traleg Rinpoche) USA's annual Retreat is coming up in April. It is a precious time for study, contemplation and meditation held in a peaceful and picturesque environment. Daily teachings are given by one of Thrangu Rinpoche's senior Khenpo's, Khenpo Lopzang Tenzi...
by Punya
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Online Shedra or videos
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Online Shedra or videos

Welcome to Dharma Wheel YesheKunzang. :hi: Not exactly a shedra, not videos and this is just one option, but you can request texts based on Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's extended teachings on Chandrakirti's Entering the Middle Way and the Uttaratantra by clicking on the link for the Uttaratantra on t...
by Punya
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana resources
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Mahayana resources

Some additions: Vimalakirti Sutra http://84000.co/the-sutra-of-the-teaching-of-vimalakirti/ https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=32 Lankavatara Sutra http://lirs.ru/do/lanka_eng/lanka-nondiacritical.htm Tathagatagarbha Sutra https://zenawakened.com/tathagatagarbha-sutra/ Smaller Sukhavati / ...
by Punya
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana resources
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Mahayana resources

Here's some to begin with: Heart Sutra http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/thumbnails.php?album=20 Diamond Sutra http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/thumbnails.php?album=20&page=2 Lalitavistara / Noble Great Vehicle / The Play in Full Sutra http://read.84000.co/section/O1JC114941JC14668.html Avatamsak...

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