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by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 36
Views: 376

Re: -ise vs -ize

However, Captain Beefheart wants to Booglarize Ya Baby.... It works best on West German TV. "a right burlesque title..." [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tit5gHtVEls[/media] IMO it's the weakest track on what must be Beefheart's strongest album. I can and sometimes do listen to this crap all ...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 36
Views: 376

Re: -ise vs -ize

I've lived in the US my whole live and never heard anyone use the word "burglarizer" in the way bristollad describes. I have heard the term "burglarize" in gangster movies from the 1930's. But never in modern language. Must be a cop term: "Three Stooges Burglarize Cell Phone Store" Burglarize, sure...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3267

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Of course defining yourself by a narrow set of criteria is a limitation. Taking vows is a limitation. Hello! Vows in Vajrayana are liberatory. Remember? A famous Khenpo, the teacher of my teacher Khenpo Migmar, told Khenpo Migmar, "Sometimes, taking a vow is taking a vow to create more nonvirtue." ...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3267

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

This is why, I think, the language ChNN uses around vows as an appropriate limitation for a Hinayana practitioner might not be appropriately applied in this context. ChNN (long life to him) is a particular teacher, in a specific lineage, with a certain view. Now while his views may be of tantamount...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3267

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:32 pm
DGA wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:04 pm
or is it an empowerment (with samaya to observe)?
^^^This^^^ in the Dudjom Tersar.
This is why, I think, the language ChNN uses around vows as an appropriate limitation for a Hinayana practitioner might not be appropriately applied in this context.
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 35
Views: 891

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
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 36
Views: 376

Re: -ise vs -ize

I've lived in the US my whole live and never heard anyone use the word "burglarizer" in the way bristollad describes. If someone did, that person would sound really weird, like an idiot trying to sound intelligent by making up big words. I’ve only heard it once, by Judge Judy on her courtroom progr...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3267

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

I don't know, but I'm guessing ChNN doesn't use the Ngakpa label for his followers because it immediately creates limitations. Perhaps that's best. Limitations??? Anyway, I guess you should just follow your teacher's advice and I should follow mine and that way we will all be happy. Of course defin...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 36
Views: 376

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: 176

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: 35
Views: 891

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: 35
Views: 891

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: 181
Views: 3267

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: 181
Views: 3267

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: 181
Views: 3267

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: 181
Views: 3267

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: 29
Views: 494

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: 110
Views: 2956

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: 110
Views: 2956

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: 3046

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...