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by DGA
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

Rakz wrote:Someone who is always knocking down "lesser" paths is a sign of low realization.


Interesting proposition. What do you think of this thread?

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by DGA
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 25
Views: 304

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

This is an example of the kind of experience that comes up in meditation, is completely human, and isn't useful to discuss much. No, it happened to one person although I know that this sort of thing happens to more people. I would suggest that it is mostly a psychological construct and heavily west...
by DGA
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 25
Views: 304

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

This is an example of the kind of experience that comes up in meditation, is completely human, and isn't useful to discuss much. From Kornfield's A Path with Heart . Read it out with a slightly nasal, overearnest NPR-at-the-therapist kind of voice, without a trace of irony, and see how far you get. ...
by DGA
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 25
Views: 304

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

I just don't talk about meditative experiences in public. It's enough to say that I had some experiences that couldn't be accounted for in the insight meditation framework, but could be worked with in a traditional Buddhist one. That's enough. I suppose it's difficult to relate because the Zen trad...
by DGA
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 25
Views: 304

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

Weird shit that made y'all seek out a Buddhist teacher uninteresting on a Buddhist forum? Lol, so kind of you guys to be so sensitive to our low threshold for boredom. I just don't talk about meditative experiences in public. It's enough to say that I had some experiences that couldn't be accounted...
by DGA
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 25
Views: 304

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

What was your weird shit? when I was younger, I ate a lot of food with artificial colorings. That'll do the job. blue slurpee + gas station nachos is a good recipe for a bad movement. you can get creative, but that's for Pinterest, not DharmaWheel. Seriously, you should put your poops on Pinterest....
by DGA
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 25
Views: 304

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

this corresponds to my own experience. What was your weird shit? when I was younger, I ate a lot of food with artificial colorings. That'll do the job. blue slurpee + gas station nachos is a good recipe for a bad movement. you can get creative, but that's for Pinterest, not DharmaWheel. Seriously, ...
by DGA
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

For example: I spent about 10 years doing only mindfulness meditation, but even with something as simple and basic as this all sorts of weird shit happened and I was "forced" to seek out teachers from a traditional background to explain wtf was happening and point me in the correct direct...
by DGA
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

People do not really wish to live in a pre-modern era. If they think they do, they are kidding themselves. I'd rather live with a Tibetan Buddhist influenced worldview than a post-modern one. However I must admit to a distinct preference to indoor plumbing, electric power, a plentiful food supply a...
by DGA
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

by DGA
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

Having lived in a monastery many people have no idea how strong their sexual urges can be. They cannot even imagine the challenges of celibacy. They are caught unprepared and act out in often ridiculous and insane ways. Some with a magical bent even attract the strangest events. Like beautiful nake...
by DGA
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

appeared to be one of the successful efforts to indigenize Buddhism in the West. We need realized Western teachers, and a lot of them, sooner than later. IMO, our best bet is to establish the institutional support for them to appear and develop within. WBO seemed like a good start. I agree 100% on ...
by DGA
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

Another thing I heard before was that in South Africa there was a small group of native Black South Africans who followed a Kagyu group (don't remember the exact name ATM). They came up with a way of singing the common Tare mantra in one of their native music styles. But the Kagyu group was mostly ...
by DGA
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf Schools, &c
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf Schools, &c

schools run by Bank Street alums. I'm intrigued by the Bank Street approach, which I only know from the little bit of reading I've done about it. There are a few Montessori schools nearby. I will be touring at least one of those. I'm surrounded by Bank Street alums, my sister, several freinds. They...
by DGA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Secret Chö of the Khadro Chaphur Rinpoche
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: The Secret Chö of the Khadro Chaphur Rinpoche

Lhasa wrote:This will be live-streamed. Register on the link given, free or donation.


that's helpful. I clicked the link to register for the webcast but I don't know how to answer the question "Zoom?"

anyone have the decoder on that?
by DGA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

It's a shame, because FWBO ought really to have been a good model for the propogation of Buddhism in the West. would you mind elaborating on your point here? I don't know enough about FWBO and its leadership to think it through adequately, but it seems to me that the persistence of this issue speak...
by DGA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

appeared to be one of the successful efforts to indigenize Buddhism in the West. We need realized Western teachers, and a lot of them, sooner than later. IMO, our best bet is to establish the institutional support for them to appear and develop within. WBO seemed like a good start. I agree 100% on ...
by DGA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

To put things "in perspective" you would have to be well informed - your postings in this thread does not reflect that at all. The perspective is the extent of the problem (and yes, I consider it a problem) in comparison to the extent, and nature of the issue, that exists in the Catholic ...
by DGA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Buddha the ultimate teacher
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Is Buddha the ultimate teacher

Minobu wrote:You sound angry?


In case this is directed at me: No, I'm not angry with you at all. I'm just trying to get some clarity on what you mean. That's why I asked the questions I did.
by DGA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

Malcolm wrote:
Yes, senior order members were encouraged to have sexual relations with junior members. This is one reason this organization is so off. You had one predator at the top encouraging his underlings to emulate his predatory behavior.


:shock:

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