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by smcj
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 952

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

I do like the story of Khenpo Gongshar standing naked in the monastery courtyard telling the big shots that they were full of it.
by smcj
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 952

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

So, to all intents and purposes we can discount the “ Crazy Wisdom” archetype entirely.
:good:


On second thought....how about 99%?
by smcj
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 952

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

But I have seen monks / gurus/ teachers which might seemingly flip-flap back and forth between those 2 archetype. But I suppose each of us has different Karmic circumstances and "fits" for the archetypes. It is not only possible, but probable, that someone behaving that way is simply conflicted and...
by smcj
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 952

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

guess Dr Jekyll should've been the Incredible Hulk, but Steppenwolf fits rather well. Not really. The theory behind “crazy wisdom” is that the teacher in question is coming from a position of compassionate enlightenment. They aren’t confused, conflicted, or trying to work things out for themselves....
by smcj
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist teacher accused of sexual abuse dies
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Tibetan Buddhist teacher accused of sexual abuse dies

Bodhisattva509 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:53 pm
Since he was not a monk, would it have been OK for Sogyal Rinpoche to have consensual sex with his students?
From a Tibetan’s standpoint yes.
From the #metoo standpoint no.
by smcj
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 150
Views: 3305

Re: What is Mount Meru?

I need to read Jamgon Kongtrul’s writing on Dzogchen Cosmology.
See”Myriad Worlds”, book 1 of his Treasury of Knowledge. Last chapter.

Basically everything comes from “the basis”.
by smcj
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu Question
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Kagyu Question

Gompopa brought Lam Rim with him from tha Kadam school. His “Jewel Ornament” is a seminal text for Dakpo Kagyu (=Gompopa related) schools.
by smcj
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 3 Year Retreat @Samye Ling
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: 3 Year Retreat @Samye Ling

Just FYI, KTC hasn’t suspended the program, but there are no students currently preparing to go into retreat. Rumor is people will be sent here from other places.

I’m told KTD has another group preparing to go into retreat once the current retreat ends.
by smcj
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 3 Year Retreat @Samye Ling
Replies: 2
Views: 243

3 Year Retreat @Samye Ling

I’ve now heard the rumor from two different sources that Samye Ling in Scotland has suspended their 3 Year Retreats. Anyone have info on this?
by smcj
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Hello I'm looking for the best resource to find modern Monastic/Residential centers in the US
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Hello I'm looking for the best resource to find modern Monastic/Residential centers in the US

To be honest it seems like some secular communities I've come across do a better job of living, working and getting along together.
Me too. However I would STILL rather live where there is authentic Dharma being practiced than elsewhere.
by smcj
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Hello I'm looking for the best resource to find modern Monastic/Residential centers in the US
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Hello I'm looking for the best resource to find modern Monastic/Residential centers in the US

If you’re looking for a place where y don’t pay rent get ready to work your ass off—and put up with difficult personalities. That has been your experience? I pay rent, so I’m not expected to work full time. And I get along with everyone. But they don’t always get along with each other. The ones tha...
by smcj
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pausing sadhanas
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: Pausing sadhanas

I'm wondering how many people when practicing alone will pause their recitation to really engender the meaning of a particular section in their mind. Is this common/recommended?
Yes.
by smcj
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

I edited my post after you replied. See above.
by smcj
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

But then people come to practice with me, and it's a big problem. Ah. Group practice, if that’s what you’re talking about, has a certain pace of chanting. As such you don’t have the opportunity to dwell on something. Your individual practice is where it counts. Because of this I could never do a gr...
by smcj
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

If you’re taking what is taught an adding something personal that is compatible then it isn’t an issue. For instance, Gompopa’s promise he made to his dying wife was a completely personal drama. But it was in accord with the intentions of the teachings it wasn’t a corruption. “Changing it” however s...
by smcj
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Explanation for Deleted Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Explanation for Deleted Posts

I can tell you, that archive is a shit show. You have no idea. Lol, getting to read that is the only thing that ever made me at all interested in moderating. I’ve said the same thing before! Also smcj, it really makes me happy how much you enjoy the story I shared! Are you the one that shared the s...
by smcj
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Explanation for Deleted Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Explanation for Deleted Posts

I can tell you, that archive is a shit show. You have no idea.
Lol, getting to read that is the only thing that ever made me at all interested in moderating.
by smcj
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Milarepa movie, part II
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Milarepa movie, part II

Anyone have a contact at Tsadra Foundation? They seem Kagyu oriented and well funded. If it is brought to their attention.... :shrug:
by smcj
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Explanation for Deleted Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Explanation for Deleted Posts

Sometimes the only thing wrong is the post you’re replying to. They might have to scrub a whole page to get all the references to that one post.
by smcj
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Admin comings and goings
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: Admin comings and goings

Welcome PR.
I’ll try to not give you too many headaches.
:smile:

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