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by tingdzin
Fri May 18, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 65
Views: 1318

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Virgo wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:55 pm
I'm calling him that from now on. :twothumbsup:
Ooops -- but it was a funny movie.
by tingdzin
Wed May 16, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zafus in Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Zafus in Asia

Thanks, but I will not have a fixed address to receive things by mail.
by tingdzin
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 65
Views: 1318

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

I was going to comment, but I have nothing to say that Johnny Dangerously and Ayu didn't already. The former especially has it on the nose, IMO.
by tingdzin
Mon May 14, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

It's worth noting that these remarkable hagiographies themselves have already been translated into French as "Hagiographies de Taré Lhamo et Namtrul Rinpoché". Interesting. Where are these available; is it a book? Does anyone know if there is anything in the Gayley book that adds to the previously ...
by tingdzin
Mon May 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zafus in Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Zafus in Asia

Does anyone know where (and if) zafus can be purchased in Bangkok, Delhi, and / or Kathmandu?
by tingdzin
Mon May 14, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 2263

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

This and similar threads about qualifications mostly seem to be rooted in people either challenging notions of authority or asserting them. As one poster 'way back said, from a practitioner's standpoint (as opposed to that of people who just like Internet conversations and spinning out more fascinat...
by tingdzin
Fri May 04, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 1488

Re: Young people are loneliest?

As far as the incels, it seems to me that a cheaper and lower-tech solution would be to legalize prostitution. It exists in all but name now, but is accessible only by the rich.
by tingdzin
Thu May 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan dictionaries?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Tibetan dictionaries?

Thanks Palzang! A lot of stuff here I didn't know about (but I'm rather a tech idiot).
by tingdzin
Thu May 03, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 1488

Re: Young people are loneliest?

Excellent and thoughtful post, Jesse.
by tingdzin
Wed May 02, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist karma yoga
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: Buddhist karma yoga

Pema Chophel's post summed it up. Karma Yoga is a Hindu term, and a recent one at that. Just look for "Bodhisattva activity" or"engaged Buddhism" and you'll find a lot.
by tingdzin
Wed May 02, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan dictionaries?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Tibetan dictionaries?

Some of the online ditionaries are easiest to use. As to paper dictionaries (actually also true of online dictionaries), a lot can depend on what you're going to use it for. To take an obvious example, if you're working with Buddhist stuff, Goldstein is almost useless, but if you want colloquial or ...
by tingdzin
Wed May 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Padmasambhava Visualization?
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Padmasambhava Visualization?

Javier is right -- the poin tis to transcend habitual limits of spatial relationships. In the end, though, like all of real vajrayana, i thas to be understood through practice rather than by philosophical or rational means.
by tingdzin
Wed May 02, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 1488

Re: Young people are loneliest?

In one of C.S. Lewis' sci-fi novels, he predicted that men and women would someday lie down not with actual human beings, but cunningly-fashioned images of people, and thus avoid real human contact. In the modern industrialized societies of Europe, America, and East and Southeast Asia, young people ...
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 2461

Re: Fantasy

A dog tries to steal my food, he will get kicked ( or have a stick thrown at him). you've obviously never lived long in Asia.
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Waterworld

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:02 pm
You people have the power and you're still whining like a bunch of little b**ches.
Tsk tsk
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Emanations in East Asian Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Emanations in East Asian Buddhism

In Tibetan Buddhism, there is the idea of "emanations" -- that some people "emanate" from higher realms or states of beings into the human world (perhaps related to but not the same as the Tibetan tulkus, the human nirmanakayas who take successive births, seemingly a distinctive feature of Tibetan D...
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Menri monastery / India
Replies: 34
Views: 2858

Re: Menri monastery / India

Geshe Yungdrung Gyaltsen in the photo above (Dec. 17) now lives in Aurora, Colorado.
kalden yungdrung wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Now nuns at Menri Monastery can become a Geshe.
Great!
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Waterworld

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:12 pm
As for conquering Samsara... if we didn't encourage them to conquer, wouldn't we be dropping the ball passing on the teachings of the Greatest Conquerer, the Buddha?
Well, Shakyamuni encouraged conquering ourselves, not the outside world, I think.
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 78
Views: 1959

Re: DNA TESTS

haven't done the testing myself, but a family member has, so based on what I was told, our Indian family is shockingly NOT "the Indian we thought it was," but a mix of Ladakhi and Romany (this by the highest percentage.... Oukei we're gypsies) ... The facility for language is clear in the history o...
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 78
Views: 1959

Re: DNA TESTS

Are you telling us you have dysentery? :lol: But seriously, folks, as interesting as the results of DNA testing might be, I would under no circumstances willingly submit such personal information to a faceless corporation which can be counted on to use it in deleterious ways in the future. People t...