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by tingdzin
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fear of Falling
Replies: 15
Views: 332

Re: Fear of Falling

I don't think the author went quite far enough, however. It's easy to delineate the college-degree vs. non-college degree differences, but what I've observed since the recession began in 2008 is that more and more of the college-degree people are in the same downward spiral. The lower middle class ...
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Semen
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Semen

Why is this is the Dzogchen forum? IMO the general Tibetan Buddhist forum would be better.
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Term in Rinzai Roku
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Term in Rinzai Roku

Thanks
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Term in Rinzai Roku
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Term in Rinzai Roku

I am interested in a term that occurs in the Rinzai Roku ; I think the Japanese is something like rei on , translated as "wondrous voice" in the Sasaki/Kirchner edition (p.252). Has anyone heard a teacher expound upon the meaning of this in teisho, or have scholars had anything to say? Wha...
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Unusual mantra?
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Unusual mantra?

No, not Zhang zhung either. Looks like gibberish.
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: “Proto–Tantric” Elements in The Gandavyuha sutra
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: “Proto–Tantric” Elements in The Gandavyuha sutra

The connection between the Gandavyuha and Esoteric Buddhism has always been obvious, it seems to me, and I wonder that more scholars have not taken up the topic.
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 3 year retreat vs Daily life practice
Replies: 50
Views: 1703

Re: 3 year retreat vs Daily life practice

I think that, as conebeckham and pemachophel have said, a lot of institutional three-year retreats are meant to produce lineage lamas who can pass on the teachings with some actual experience of them, rather than opportunities for individuals to really ripen their own practice (although the two are ...
by tingdzin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Classic English Poetry
Replies: 36
Views: 921

Re: Classic English Poetry

Was that the Newbolt of "The sands of the desert are sodden red ... " etc.? Oh, I see via Google it was indeed. Nice to know he had a different side to his character.
by tingdzin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Traveling to Buddhist Countries
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Traveling to Buddhist Countries

I'd like to spend some time in Mongolia.
by tingdzin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: incarnation in families
Replies: 21
Views: 742

Re: incarnation in families

A tulku who is reborn in a family where Dharma is the pre-eminent activity might have a leg up on learning how to benefit sentient beings. There are also Vajrayana practices best accomplished in youth, so that being born into a family where these are practiced would also be an advantage.
by tingdzin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Schizophrenia
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Schizophrenia

Jesse, you might want to read "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind" (or at the very least check out the Amazon reviews) by Julian Jaynes. He argued decades ago that what we call schizophrenia, as well as what we call shamanism (the two are not the same but ar...
by tingdzin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: 1,500 Buddhist Artifacts from Temple Lost 1,000 Years Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: 1,500 Buddhist Artifacts from Temple Lost 1,000 Years Ago

Yes, any new information about Mes Anyak? Maybe the commodities bust slowed the Chinese mining down, I hope.
by tingdzin
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Respect for the cultural differences of Western Muslims
Replies: 82
Views: 1949

Re: Respect for the cultural differences of Western Muslims

Malcolm wrote:Self immolation is an act of terror.


Hogwash and horse manure.
by tingdzin
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 81
Views: 2726

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

:good:

Never too many "heads up"s.

Still, we should also remember that things are never black and white.
by tingdzin
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beware of False Teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Beware of False Teachers

Can't be repeated too often.
by tingdzin
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Developing Siddhis
Replies: 28
Views: 1209

Re: Developing Siddhis

In virtually every source that discusses wrathful spirits in general, including, I believe Nebesky-Wojkowitz, the close connection between gyalpo and/ or tsen spirits and renegade monks is discussed. You could also see Christopher Bell's dissertation, available online, which discusses the tsen Tsi'u...
by tingdzin
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: London Bridge
Replies: 68
Views: 1563

Re: London Bridge

Good post, Mantrik. But even assuming you are right, DGA (and I don't think you are), who is going to bell the cat? cultural problems such as systemic racism, economic injustice, problems in law enforcement and the legal system, a lack of real alternatives allowing ideologies of hate and the means o...
by tingdzin
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: rainbow body
Replies: 30
Views: 1290

Re: rainbow body

Unless you can teach others how to have the experiences you had, you did not miss your calling.

If you do your primary practice sincerely, the rest will take care of itself.
by tingdzin
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump Impeached
Replies: 75
Views: 2505

Re: Donald Trump Impeached

The problem with the left is that many of the ideological tools that were developed​ for the creation of a more just and civilized society have been appropriated by the upper class to consolidate their power and control social dialogue—and maybe we've genuinely run out of ideas on how exactly to ma...
by tingdzin
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump pulls out of Paris accord
Replies: 38
Views: 1308

Re: Trump pulls out of Paris accord

rachmiel wrote:Imagine how cool it would be if Trump practiced tough love ... instead of tough rage and egomania.


Well said. Zakaria's comment is also dead on. America will now cede world leadership to China, with all that implies.

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