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by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 29
Views: 288

Re: -ise vs -ize

The use of -ize in British English is referred to as “Oxford Spelling” and claims to be more etymologically correct. It is regarded as an affectation that is used by the “properly educated” by many people (whereas the American tendency to add -ize etc. to everything is seen as just wrong e.g. burgl...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to hold a Mala ?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: How to hold a Mala ?

For peaceful, place the mala on your index finger, For increasing, on your middle finger, and for magnetizing on your ring finger. For wrathful, it is said to count the mantras on your little finger, and to rotate them away from you in reverse. is taught that for peaceful practices you should use e...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

For those who are just now joining us, previous episodes of this program can be enjoyed at the links below: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=11438 https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6455 https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=6408 more to the point... the contributions of mem...
by DGA
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

For those who are just now joining us, previous episodes of this program can be enjoyed at the links below:

viewtopic.php?f=40&t=11438

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6455

viewtopic.php?t=6408
by DGA
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 161
Views: 2838

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

He's been performing as Doc Togden for years now. I recall a facebook fan page for him maybe seven or eight years ago.

What's the harm? He looks healthy and happy.
by DGA
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 161
Views: 2838

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

and wasn't it Kirkpatrick who was into the nudity thing, with Chogyam playing along for a while?
by DGA
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 161
Views: 2838

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Simon E. wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Or in UK practice at least, worn everytime they go to Wat or Temple by the particularly mirthless. The sort of practitioner who would see this forum as a hotbed of heresy.
am I thinking of Christmas Humphreys, or Christopher Titmuss here?
by DGA
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 161
Views: 2838

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Trying soo hard not to show that Aro g'Ter pic ............ desperately not wanting to show it..........damn, failed again! : http://arobuddhism.org/images/stories/teachers/rinpoche-dechen.jpg I've seen this photo more than a few times over the last dozen or more years. Every time I see it, I react...
by DGA
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Turn daily life into Dharma
Replies: 28
Views: 452

Re: Turn daily life into Dharma

But, how do we do this really? Especially in a non-Buddhist (secular Western) country? :thinking: Start by generating bodhicitta. Then do whatever everyday life thing you are going to do. Afterward, dedicate the merit. It helps to insert short intervals of whatever practice you can at specific, sch...
by DGA
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 62
Views: 2101

Re: New Rigpa letter

I would like to mark in passing that Zen practitioners in North America and Europe (presumably elsewhere too) have been grappling with similar institutional challenges, to use the sort of euphemisms that lawyers find agreeable. It may be worthwhile for our friends at Rigpa and other organizations wi...
by DGA
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 62
Views: 2101

Re: New Rigpa letter

A message from Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche that seems to be referring to the current kerfuffle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dudjomrimpoche/permalink/954458854709277/ Do any DW-ers find this convincing? I do not. Please help me understand how this is convincing. related discussion: https://dharmawhee...
by DGA
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2956

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Your right Malcolm, a few seconds of Instant Presence isn't necessarily an effective form of pain management but its a sensation and some fuel for practice nonetheless. Oh, right... the topic at hand. Of course. I've tried to apply instant presence while getting some dental work done. And while pas...
by DGA
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2956

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Everyone one has a choice in their lives, some choose to follow a guru, some follow a career, some practice in solidary, some devote to study of sutra and develop their own thesis, some a mixture of this and that, I myself am a mixture of career and study. Direct introduction is important, but it i...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2956

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Once you receive the direct introduction, you moved on with your life, instead of binding your life with the raft. It's fine for someone who choose their life in guru bakti, but let's not make it a universal rule for all. The best guru yoga is manifesting the knowledge in life, these ChNNR's words ...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2956

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

It's is not off topic, but intimately related to the whole topic. Because in the definitive sutras, 'sentient being' and 'suffering' are just words, their real meaning is 'buddha' and 'bliss' respectively. Therefore, we cannot pretend to be in the position of sentient beings when discussing the def...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Practical Book Recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Practical Book Recommendations?

here's a daily pure land practice (one example). notice it begins with refuge and ends with dedication of merits. you'll also notice many other similarities because it's Buddha Dharma.

http://english.jodoshuna.org/prayer/daily-prayer/
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 16
Views: 285

Re: Martin Luther King Day

On the anti-racism front, I think this fellow is very much on the right track: “The only culture that white people and upper-middle-class white people have is whiteness,” Henson explains. “To fit in that class, you must strip yourself of everything else. What I would like to do is show white working...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 16
Views: 285

Re: Martin Luther King Day

I notice as of late in various media and here the use of the phrase"The American Experiment" i find it a dangerous paradigm for it lets the country off the hook for so many things. After all it's all just an experiment.. watch the movie American Made and see what really happened with the contra aff...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 453

Re: Psoriasis

Clinical hypnosis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnosis "Treating skin diseases with hypnosis (hypnodermatology) has performed well in treating warts, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis." Hypnosis, you say. https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=25863#p393625 Afterward, the researcher told me that...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 453

Re: Psoriasis

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:33 pm
You may also want to make sure you are not deficient in Vitamin D.
That's an interesting point. I was diagnosed with low vitamin D last week and now I'm on a daily D supplement. It's great.