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by Grigoris
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Most Powerful Dharmapala?
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: Most Powerful Dharmapala?

I've been a bit curious, who is the most powerful dharmapala? Also, who would be the most fastest dharmapala with quick results and which dharmapala would be the most wisest? Not only that, but which dharmapala would be the safest especially for a fourteen year old to practice and which would be th...
by Grigoris
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Oh, and just to be clear: Just because somebody is an adult it does not mean they cannot be a victim of sexual/physical/emotional abuse.

What I am objecting to is the idea that somebody that is a VOLUNTARY member of an abusive organisation is somehow 100% a victim.
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

To suggest people potentially go into an environment that can cause them harm and prey on something as vulnerable and sacred as someones spirituality and pursuit of purity of heart isn't informed with wisdom. The warning of "use your rationality and don't take the bait on this, that, and the o...
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

edit: Statement wrong.
This, on the other hand, is a clear example of enabling.
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

Whoa there! Now you're implying he took advantage of minors and people not mentally fit to give consent... Careful now... There is at least one accusation of a young woman who was essentially offered to Sogyal by her father. The young woman was at least of legal age in her country (the Netherlands)...
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

Are people unaware of the definition of the term gossip? Are people (ironically in this case, a psychiatrist/psychotherapist) unaware of the term enabler? Kirt I am not "enabling" anything. How is recommending taking Dharma teachings from a Dharma teacher, enabling? How is saying that peo...
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

Are people unaware of the definition of the term gossip? so this is all just gossip then..ah ok thanks for the incredible insight into this ...man you really are one of those people who don't wear rose colored glasses and don't want to suck up to the possibility of reward for defending a great Rinp...
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

Are people unaware of the definition of the term gossip?
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

Ayu wrote:edit: Statement wrong..
Whoa there! Now you're implying he took advantage of minors and people not mentally fit to give consent... Careful now...
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

TRC wrote:And we know that Sogyal gives more than just Dharma teachings.
He may give out turd sandwhiches at the end of each teaching, I am under no obligation to accept them. Like I said, a bit of common sense goes a looooooong way.
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

TRC wrote:Well, I must say that I find that quite incredible that you would put people in a position of potential harm.
Potential harm from a Dharma teaching?

Anyway, this is Samsara dude, there is potential harm (and suffering) in every thing we do.
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche European Teaching Tour 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2143

Re: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche European Teaching Tour 2017

Rinpoche also gave us the lung for a prayer that he has written (found in his, as yet, untranslated extensive Mahadeva practice) where one calls/invites by name the dakini and ketrapala of each of the 51 sacred spots. He then gave an incredibly in depth explanation of the significance of each spot. ...
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

Tell me Grigoris, would you still advise people to attend Rigpa now, knowing what has just unfolded? Yes. As far as I am concerned Sogyal Rinpoche is an incredible teacher. But I would also also advise them to be wary of any extracurricular activity. It is one thing to receive teachings from a grea...
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

Awareness of the very serious issues around Sogyal's behaviour only serves to inform other students of Tib Buddhism and fellow truth-seekers. Please stop implying that this is all salacious gossip. It is clear from a number of reports that there has been a pattern of conduct over many years. And wh...
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

TRC wrote:Well looks like that gives me the right to comment. Not that I would refrain, just because you say so.
I am not saying you shouldn't comment, I am saying that commenting solves nothing. Get your facts straight.
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

Realistically, if Rinpoche is not your teacher, if you have not taken empowerments or teachings from him, then it is none of your business. The people involved in the issue are old enough and smart enough to deal with it themselves. Gossiping about it neither helps us, nor them.
by Grigoris
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness nutshells
Replies: 43
Views: 334

Re: Emptiness nutshells

Yeah, probably something like that. Hey I'm a (forever-)beginner ... what do I know? :shrug: The relevant section in the course begins with the How to practice emptiness? heading and goes to the end* on this page: https://madhyamaka.com/8-week-program/transcripts/week-7-transcript/ * As of this mom...
by Grigoris
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness nutshells
Replies: 43
Views: 334

Re: Emptiness nutshells

What do you mean "practicing emptiness"? Do you mean practicing mindfulness of emptiness?
by Grigoris
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 240
Views: 5865

Re: Very sad news

Karma Dorje wrote:The more voices raised to declare that this behaviour is unacceptable, the more chance of real reform in our Buddhist organizations.
Is the problem really so widespread? Seems to me to be an odd "rotten apple" here and there, but you seem to be implying that it is endemic. Is it?
by Grigoris
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 128
Views: 2326

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

BTW, I know plenty of vegans that are fat, so veganism is a weak excuse for an eating disorder since vegans can eat as much sugar and drink as much alcohol as they like.

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