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by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?

If you use android there is an application called "Drukpa Calender" which is for free on google store. It is excellent.
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 305
Views: 11626

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

How would you counter the average gun nuts arguments made against Chicago's failed gun laws, and in particular the honest guys are the only ones that will turn in the guns leaving only the criminals armed? Canada Britain Australia New Zealand France Germany, etc. This is the best argument there is,...
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 305
Views: 11626

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

One more...

by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 305
Views: 11626

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

This one is even better...

by Grigoris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 305
Views: 11626

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

They are only three percent of the population. I.e., in the US three percent of the population own 50 percent of the guns. Which means that 3 percent of the US population owns 22.5 percent of all the guns in the world, since 45 percent of the world's guns are owned in the US. It has been pointed ou...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 36
Views: 730

Re: Ngakpas

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Well, the real issue here is not whether to recite mantras, or not, but whether they have a teacher or not.
Indeed it is.
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 36
Views: 730

Re: Ngakpas

There is no real problem with encouraging people to recite things like the six syllable mantra or Arapacana since they are from sūtra and so do not require any special transmission. However, it is more useful for such beginners to recite the Heart Sūtra. Indeed, but practicing a (any) mantra like y...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 36
Views: 730

Re: Ngakpas

There is no real problem with encouraging people to recite things like the six syllable mantra or Arapacana since they are from sūtra and so do not require any special transmission. However, it is more useful for such beginners to recite the Heart Sūtra. Indeed, but practicing a (any) mantra like y...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 36
Views: 730

Re: Ngakpas

Uh oh! I gave a ¨lung¨ of Chenrezig(Om Mani Padme Hum) to one of my friends who wished for it while I gave the Aa ah sha sa ma ha script to a friend as a charm to be taken care of including the Simhamukha written on a script(all these in gold, I didn´t say the Simhamukha mantra nor told how to pron...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 36
Views: 730

Re: Ngakpas

I asked because I have a friend who is a Ngakpa and gave me transmission for the Vajra guru mantra. I wasn’t certain if only Lamas could give transmission or not so that’s why I asked. I am not a lama but one of my teachers has given me permission to give lung for "basic" mantra like Tara and Chenr...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 305
Views: 11626

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:57 pm
If you like the war on drugs your going to love the war on guns!
What does that even mean?
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1292

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Since the meta-discussion has come to a fruitful conclusion, I will not bother removing it, BUT I will say: please refrain from further meta-discussion!

Thank you. :smile:
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Chogyam Trungpa
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: Chogyam Trungpa

I think Mantrik's point was the most relevant and the only thing of value that could come after beating this dead horse once again.

The OP can do a site search and find all the info they need on the subject.

Topic locked.
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 305
Views: 11626

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I can't see a program like that working in the US at all. The only people here that would favor a program like that are likely middle class urbanites who already don't own guns. So even if the political class had the will, I don't think most of the gun owners would. IIRC Australias population is al...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 305
Views: 11626

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Given that the market has been saturated with AR 15's here for a while now, and they are simply "out there" what do you think congress could realistically do that would have an immediate effect on these sorts of mass shootings? I agree it's crazy, I just hear this sentiment a lot, that somehow cong...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 36
Views: 730

Re: Ngakpas

Sofi wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:27 pm
But some can then?
Of course. There are plenty of teachers in Ngakpa lineages that are authorised to give lung, tri and wang. Why do you ask?
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 25
Views: 350

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

TharpaChodron wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:59 am
The rat is actually a squirrel? I feel so much better now. :)
Don't get too happy, squirrels are rodents too! :P
by Grigoris
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 4540

Re: New Rigpa letter

I think this thread has basically run it's course.

If there is anything new that needs to be added please feel free to contact a staff member.
by Grigoris
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: PANCA KE FESTIVAL
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: PANCA KE FESTIVAL

Just a clarification: Do you cook the young children and mother on the fire before tossing them upwards, or do you toss them raw?