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by madhusudan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: About bad parents, how should we treat them in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: About bad parents, how should we treat them in Buddhism

This is such a difficult situation and I am so sorry to hear about what you had to endure growing up. Your parents denied you a loving home, but fortunately your extended family showed some responsibility and care. These things occur due to previous karma, so one way to look at it is that you incurr...
by madhusudan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 30
Views: 1940

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

Sorry if this question is a bit off topic, but how can we do tsok alone? I'm living abroad in a Mahayana country. I'm pretty sure I have lung for Shower of Blessings, since the Lama gave lung before I left for the common texts of the center along with ngondro,which I requested. Thanks. Don't ask for...
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 95
Views: 5137

Re: boring questions about losing weight

If you're willing to completely change your lifestyle and relationship with food, check out Snake Diet. Sounds gimmicky, but works for real.
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerment for Blessings
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Empowerment for Blessings

Thank you, Peter, for your response. That was informative. I will make an effort to get in touch with the lama to ask him.
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerment for Blessings
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Empowerment for Blessings

I attended a Dudjom Tersar torma empowerment for Padmasambhava some time ago which was described as being "for blessings". There was no practice or sadhana taught. Can someone clarify what this means? I ask because I am interested in doing a Lake Born Vajra practice, but don't want to break samaya i...
by madhusudan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Differences between sects
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Differences between sects

This one is kinda fun reading and may interest you:

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... ur-schools
by madhusudan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Concordance
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Concordance

passel wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:44 am
That's why this site is just the same conversation, over and over.
How ironic. Sigh.
by madhusudan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Concordance
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Concordance

I am continually amazed by how the various levels of teachings align within Dharma into one perfect whole. It inspires faith. However, in my musings I can also be prone to see patterns where none exist. Anyhow, on my walk this morning I thought that Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom could correspond to ...
by madhusudan
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Visiting Nepal and Sikkim
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Visiting Nepal and Sikkim

In Kathmandu, in addition to the usual Buddhist spots, you could try to visit the Tilopa & Naropa caves in Pashupatinath.

Just outside of Kathmandu is Guru Rinpoche's Asura cave in Pharping.

Bhaktapur is definitely worth a visit.

Finally, if you can swing it, a visit to Lumbini would be special.
by madhusudan
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Listening to music while doing something else: good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Listening to music while doing something else: good idea?

By virtue of your question, I assume you have misgivings, perhaps because of reading of the detriments of listening to music while engaged in other activities or maybe by an innate sense that it could be better to forego music. The negative aspect that I've heard of is that one might lose mindfulnes...
by madhusudan
Mon May 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cayenne Tea
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: Cayenne Tea

I used to do cayenne tea but the addiction grew to the point where the tea was not enough and I would secretly buy canisters of capsaicin based tear gas and snort it. The burn marks under my nostrils was a giveaway, so I had to come clean one day, admit my addiction and go into rehab. Don't people ...
by madhusudan
Sun May 20, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cayenne Tea
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Cayenne Tea

I want to share a new health potion I've added to my routine: cayenne tea. It is particularly beneficial to circulation and heart health. I also find, if this sort of thing is attractive, that it causes mild euphoria and relaxation. My experience is that in the beginning it can be a little difficult...
by madhusudan
Thu May 17, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje

to feel that others’ claims on us undercut our freedom. We experience our relationships as ties that bind us and limit our freedom. I think many people who start contemplating renunciation have these feelings. Can't imagine people who don't. :tongue: Good point. I was thinking, along more secular l...
by madhusudan
Wed May 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje

I recently read an excerpt of the book in the title of this thread here: https://www.wisdompubs.org/blog/201701/17th-karmapa-authentic-freedom Here is the opening: Freedom is a powerful idea. But I am not sure we are always very clear what we have in mind when we speak of it. Does freedom mean doing...
by madhusudan
Wed May 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Trekchod/pointing out instructions
Replies: 26
Views: 3220

Re: Trekchod/pointing out instructions

With a solid foundation in refuge, renunciation and non-harm ethics along with aspiration / action bodhicitta, pray to Guru Rinpoche to meet a suitable teacher.

I've heard this is impossible to fail.
by madhusudan
Wed May 16, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dudjom Tersar practice texts
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Dudjom Tersar practice texts

Maybe this link has something of use:

https://sellfy.com/berojeydren
by madhusudan
Fri May 04, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 3503

Re: Young people are loneliest?

I really recommend reading this book, or at least understanding its contents from other sources. https://www.amazon.com/Hooked-How-Build-Habit-Forming-Products/dp/1591847788/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 "Attention engineers" have figured out how to make smartphones literally addictive by hac...
by madhusudan
Fri May 04, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: May 19: Pristine Mind - Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Replies: 1
Views: 669

May 19: Pristine Mind - Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

From the webpage: https://pristinemind.org/programs/1290/may-19th-free-live-streaming-meditation-teaching/ We are very happy to present a Free Live Streaming session with renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche on Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 – 2:00pm PST. Please register on this page to ...
by madhusudan
Tue May 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 3503

Re: Young people are loneliest?

I can see how the predominance of technology and the safety culture are major factors in this disconnection from community among younger people. From my perspective, all things being interrelated, nihilism/scientific materialism and the loss of meaning contribute to loneliness as well. From that gro...
by madhusudan
Tue May 01, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 6539

Re: Fantasy

There are many places where if you help someone who has suffered an accident, you run a material risk of being held financially responsible for the accident itself. I don’t know if that’s the case in Nepal but it’s certainly the case, or perceived to be the case in several other countries. So the r...

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