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by DGA
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 40
Views: 787

Re: Circumcision

I don't see any arguments grounded in Dharma in favor of circumcision. This is the only argument grounded in science that I could find, and it's rather limited in scope and applicability. There is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in...
by DGA
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 45
Views: 1068

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

I'll admit I occasionally look at the Daily Mail, and saw a couple days ago pics of his girlfriend with another dude and thought, "uh oh.". And then two days later he commits suicide... Of course it's tragic, but as a Buddhist it's weeks like this that remind me of the real truth behind the whole S...
by DGA
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 59
Views: 1423

Re: Buddhism on actors

I think different traditions will hold different perspectives on this question.

For this reason, it may not be possible to have anything other than a really, really weird conversation like the one we've seen so far on this topic.
by DGA
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 40
Views: 787

Re: Circumcision

Virgo wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:00 am
DGA wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:51 am
Pro tip
Really?
Oh my.
by DGA
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yidams on a bikini
Replies: 59
Views: 1317

Re: Yidams on a bikini

There's a post going around on social media addressing the depictions of Buddha, Tara, and some yidams being placed on bathing suits, skirts, shirts, etc. and people are expressing “outrage” and are calling for a boycott of Amazon who is selling this merchandise. As practitioners I would think folk...
by DGA
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 40
Views: 787

Circumcision

All the rationales for this practice that I have been exposed to are cultural and not scientific (specifically, references to Biblical or Quranic tradition). I find those arguments completely unconvincing. [Pro tip: ask your local preacher if God the Father is himself circumcised. I'm glad I did.] A...
by DGA
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: World Bee Day

Bees are great. I was recently back in Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA on a work trip. Several generations of my family (maternal) lived there, and I spent some time there too in my youth. A typical moment that is relevant to this topic: One summer evening in the mid-1980s, my grandfather loaded several ...
by DGA
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 143
Views: 3542

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Personally, I’m completely put off by the animus on both sides*. * And to be clear, I don't think Tsongkhapafan has displayed animus in his posts that I've read over the last couple of years, even if perhaps he used to. Jeff - there are two discussions here, and I think it’s helpful to separate the...
by DGA
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: in the air
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: in the air

Over Europe there is presently Sahara sand in the air. Sunrise and sunset are as red as if doomsday has come. I cannot enjoy its aesthetic, some ancient angst arises. Slight symptoms of migraine. Breathtaking constricts. My mind is since Saturday morning, I don't know, diffused, stirred. Subtly mul...
by DGA
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 489
Views: 39766

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Mooji [Advaita/ Zen master who I am familiar with] says all phenomena are manifestations of consciousness and the same nature as consciousness. The consciousness he is referring to is the clear light mind or Buddha Nature. This view is accepted by some Tantric Prsangikas and is almost indistinguish...
by DGA
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: A better world
Replies: 46
Views: 2095

Re: A better world

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:11 am
A better world is also without chem trails. Chem trails contain substances which are bad for health.
there are many good ideas in this thread so far.

however: chemtrails do not exist. They are fiction.
by DGA
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 489
Views: 39766

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Mooji [Advaita/ Zen master who I am familiar with] says all phenomena are manifestations of consciousness and the same nature as consciousness. The consciousness he is referring to is the clear light mind or Buddha Nature. This view is accepted by some Tantric Prsangikas and is almost indistinguish...
by DGA
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 821

Re: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery

Soma999 wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Maybe Oreganol which is made from wild oregano can remove it. I have seen it advised in protocol for ulcer. It's very potent stuff.

Maybe also specific technology, like the rife devices, spooky2 for exemple, may be helpful to get rid of this, in a very targeted way.
Maybe.

So many maybes.
by DGA
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 821

Re: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery

Thanks all for this enlightening thread. How does one get diagnosed with this problem? Here's how I was diagnosed: I went to see my MD for an unrelated condition. They ran a CBC and discovered I was anemic, like really scary anemic. So, they went hunting for where I was leaking blood. Endoscopy rev...
by DGA
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The letter about Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoches passing
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: The letter about Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoches passing

I had the good fortune to hear him teach for about an hour on one occasion. I felt strongly at that time that I would really like to learn more from him, to receive more teachings, and so on. He was direct, clear, joyful, and humble. This was less than two years ago. No matter the content of that le...
by DGA
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: National School Walkout, March 14, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: National School Walkout, March 14, 2018

I work at a large community college in the US (hint: one of our campuses isn't far from Virginia Falls...). I can't do the walkout tomorrow but I will be wearing an orange tie and attempting to broach this conversation with my colleagues.
by DGA
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your Spiritual Youth
Replies: 23
Views: 1177

Re: Your Spiritual Youth

TharpaChodron, your post reminds me of some recent experiences I've had with my daughter (21 months old). Her day school was cancelled one day so I took off work to take her to the Freer and Sackler galleries at the Smithsonian (Washington, DC). Lots of Buddha statues and images. One room is set up ...
by DGA
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel
Replies: 83
Views: 2773

Re: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel

Mantrik and Simon, instead of simply disagreeing, criticisms and insinuations about others' Dharma practice being cowardly or incomplete? Misrepresenting our position and dismissing us as snowflakes doesn't show any desire to communicate. If this is how metadiscussion about politics goes, maybe you...
by DGA
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4007

Re: Guru Devotion

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:12 am
DGA wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:50 am
This sounds like pure fun
Ha! I was too serious...i think HE was the one having fun !
I love this.
by DGA
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Transitioning from Theravada toMahyana
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Transitioning from Theravada toMahyana

Hello DW, I am a little lost and confused and have been posting on the Dhammawheel.com website a bit lately. I recently experienced a nervous breakdown, almost losing my mind in the most severe way possible. I actually converted to Christianity for a short time during this episode and it took me ab...

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