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by Derek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 13309

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

kajibabu wrote:
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:38 am
I did not find even the depth of study like another antagonist writing webpage
If you want a deeper study, her critique has now been turned into a full-length book with the title Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism.
by Derek
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are there many former Catholics/Christians here?
Replies: 39
Views: 5807

Re: Are there many former Catholics/Christians here?

It's a bit late to help the OP, but Paul F. Knitter's Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian might appeal. It's a foundational account of the postmodern phenomenon of double-belonging. And of course there are the Bernadette Roberts books -- Experience of No-Self , Path to No-Self , and What Is Se...
by Derek
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama's rapturous welcome at Buddhist monastery
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Dalai Lama's rapturous welcome at Buddhist monastery

Also

Dalai Lama Hints At Rebirth As A Woman Outside China’s Influence http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dal ... 13bfe38559
by Derek
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: free advanced to beginner ebooks
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: free advanced to beginner ebooks

Odin wrote:What are some free advanced to beginner ebooks for meditation?
Well, of course, mine is the best free ebook ever! :rolling: https://toronto.stream-entry.ca/downloads/
by Derek
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Resources
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Buddhist Resources

If you want a broad historical overview of Buddhism, see if https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buddhist-Relig ... 534558585/ appeals to you.
by Derek
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum software is responding slowly
Replies: 8
Views: 3125

Re: Forum software is responding slowly

Since the forum is just phpBB, it should be possible to search for people also having slow responses when posting to a phpBB forum. For example, my search came up with this as the first result: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=466&t=2374061 That thread suggests that changing the "Emai...
by Derek
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra- or Dzogchen-teachers available at skype?
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Mahamudra- or Dzogchen-teachers available at skype?

A couple of the pragmatic dharma teachers offer coaching via Skype, but I don't know of any Dzogchen teachers who do the same thing. Have you got any replies back from the ones you asked?
by Derek
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Unconciousness/Conciousness at awake/sleep transition
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Unconciousness/Conciousness at awake/sleep transition

Its medical name is hypnagogia. There is a Wikipedia article about it: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnagogia
by Derek
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume

Oh, the irony of packaging up such a message and selling it as a product.
by Derek
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 72
Views: 6830

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

Lucas Oliveira wrote:What is the Buddhism they practice ???
It appears to be a personal synthesis of just one man.
by Derek
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need help from highly realised or very perceptive practitioner
Replies: 19
Views: 1531

Re: Need help from highly realised or very perceptive practitioner

Hello, Lightseeking, On Internet message boards, I have frequently seen people report serious problems from the following combination: Underlying mood disorder Recreational drug use Intensive spiritual practice I recommend you seek medical or psychiatric help. This is not a problem to be addressed o...
by Derek
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Tough times for religious studies
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: Tough times for religious studies

Although there had been academic study of comparative religion on a small scale for a long time, the field of Religious Studies really took off during the economic boom that followed WWII, and in particular during the vast expansion of higher education that took place during the 1960s. It makes sens...
by Derek
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music
Replies: 46
Views: 3777

Re: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music

Hi, MRC, At the head of chapter two of The Crystal and the Way of Light , there are two rules attributed to Garab Dorje: Rule #1. If you give an explanation of Dzogchen to a hundred people who are interested, this is not enough. Rule #2. If you give an explanation to one person who is not interested...
by Derek
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Amateur Translation of Mūlamadhyamakakārikā
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Amateur Translation of Mūlamadhyamakakārikā

It's been a while (like, a really, really long while) since I studied Sanskrit, but that yaḥ . . . taṃ is the way you form a relative clause in Sanskrit. I bow down to him (taṃ) who (yaḥ) etc.
by Derek
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 489
Views: 43458

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

It provides additional evidence of the intermingling of Saivism and Buddhism at that time. It seems that John Reynolds has become less of a traditionalist since he translated The Golden Letters . In an article on Kashmir Shaivism and Dzogchen , he writes: "Kashmiri Shaivism, as a distinct movement s...
by Derek
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 489
Views: 43458

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

the Manjusriyamulakalpa states that Saiva, Garuda and Vaisnava mantras were all taught originally by Manjushri. It's just more evidence that "Tantric Śaivism and Tantric Buddhism borrowed freely from one another, creating marked parallelisms primarily in practice, and sometimes in thought as well."...
by Derek
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 489
Views: 43458

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

The the Guhyasiddhi of Padmavajra, a work associated with the Guhyasamaja tradition, prescribes acting as a Saiva guru and initiating members into Saiva Siddhanta scriptures and mandalas. He talks about Saiva-Buddhist intertextuality and makes the case that "Buddhists would have had the familiarity...
by Derek
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 489
Views: 43458

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

dzogchungpa wrote:BTW, you can see/hear what I was referring to here:

It should start at the right place, but if not it's at 6:55.
Thanks. I listened to a little bit, and it was very good.

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