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by tingdzin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Les Gilets Jaunes
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Les Gilets Jaunes

Thanks, Kim -- this is the sort of constructive suggestion I was looking for.
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 37
Views: 1775

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

We are all going to get the chance to see, probably sooner than we would like, how deeply we have made the Buddha's way our own, and whether our fine words about what we would or would not do really mean anything in the crunch. What can we do? Stop being frivolous and/ or self-righteous, and train i...
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 500 Million Hotel Guest Records Stolen in Data Breach
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: 500 Million Hotel Guest Records Stolen in Data Breach

PeterC wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:21 am
With regard to hacking, there are two types of company out there: the ones that know they’ve been breached, and the ones that don’t yet know. The same applies to governments.
Scary indeed.
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Les Gilets Jaunes
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Les Gilets Jaunes

It's hard to get real news about what's going on in France. How much did fuel go up? Are things settling down? Who would be better than Macron in your opinion?
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 57
Views: 2610

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

I don't know about you all but I am sincerely more worried about the spread of certain strand of christianity in asia than autocratic chinese gov. This may be because you are not Tibetan, Uighur, Mongol, Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Japanese, etc., or for that matter a Han Chinese who is interested i...
by tingdzin
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Why electronic voting is a bad idea
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Why electronic voting is a bad idea

I second that.
by tingdzin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Non conceptual thought
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Non conceptual thought

Not at all. Part of the problem is the word "thought". If you feel a splash of cold water on your face, you know exactly what it is and how it feels even before the concept "cold water" crosses your mind.But how best to explain that to someone? The general thrust behind almost all forms of Buddhism ...
by tingdzin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for Sources on Tantric Consortship?
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Recommendations for Sources on Tantric Consortship?

Judith Simmer-Brown's "Warm Breath of the Dakini" is a good introduction to (among other things) gender issues in Tibetan Buddhism, and had some references for further info. It's rather dated now -- a lot of water under the bridge since then on what is still a hot (and loaded, and heavily ideologica...
by tingdzin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism
Replies: 29
Views: 1310

Re: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism

His good points -- e.g. pointing out the self-absorption and ideological correctness of many Western Buddhists -- have already been made many times. He himself has, over his long career, demonstrated (IMO) ideological rigidity of his own, just of a different color. I agree that he goes in for a lot ...
by tingdzin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1580

Re: Blue "ripple"

Queequeg, that's an absolutely amazing example of gerrymandering!
by tingdzin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Is there a Tibetan translation of The awakening of faith
Replies: 9
Views: 877

Re: Is there a Tibetan translation of The awakening of faith

Not my area of specialization, but I thought it was now commonly accepted that both the Awakening of Faith and the Sutra for Humane Kings were composed outside of India. Don't have references to hand, though.

Not the same thing, by the way, as being "inauthentic".
by tingdzin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chomsky's Requiem for the American Dream - free ebook today
Replies: 13
Views: 1283

Re: Chomsky's Requiem for the American Dream - free ebook today

Knotty Veneer wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:30 am
He's been America's conscience for a long time.
Ha! He's almost unknown except among intellectual types.
by tingdzin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rudra
Replies: 13
Views: 1551

Re: Rudra

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:26 pm
it is necesary to have transmission for putting it into practice?
I doubt it -- but if you've ever been to a prolonged Nyingmapa ceremony, you've probably received the lung as a matter of course. It's a profound practice if well-considered.
by tingdzin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: PAKYONG AIRPORT in Sikkim
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: PAKYONG AIRPORT in Sikkim

Too bad. Another Guru Rinpoche beyul bites the dust once and for all.
by tingdzin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NATURE
Replies: 35
Views: 1456

Re: NATURE

From Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey": "For she [nature] can so inform The mind that is within us, so impress With quietness and beauty, and so feed With lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men Nor greeting where no kindness is, nor all The dreary intercou...
by tingdzin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NATURE
Replies: 35
Views: 1456

Re: NATURE

An amazing bird! Just when you think you've seen it all. Thanks.
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zazen
Replies: 17
Views: 1999

Re: Zazen

shanyin wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:36 am
Is zazen sitting in lotus or half lotus and doing nothing?
No, it isn't.
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?

If you haven't yet chosen a principal lama, no problem. If you have, ask him or her.
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zazen
Replies: 17
Views: 1999

Re: Zazen

I'll put on a plug for Meido's book -- it's extremely well done, and I wish I'd had it when I was starting out.
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpos in SE Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Bonpos in SE Asia

Possibly, but thanks for the information.

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