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by Arnoud
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 56
Views: 1875

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

I think it was Malcolm who said: "Don't integrate Dharma into your life. Integrate your life into the Dharma." Thought that was pretty good.
by Arnoud
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15260

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:24 pm
They have turned Trungpa into a very successful brand.
Yes, by staying quiet they have turned it into a successful brand.

At the same time they give themselves leeway for similar behavior and create a space where such behavior is accepted. And on the circle goes.
by Arnoud
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Pics from my recent trip.
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Pics from my recent trip.

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :twothumbsup:
by Arnoud
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 6693

Re: Crazy Wisdom

but where does it come from? It was a term CTR connected with Dorje Drollo. It has been since coopted to describe unconventional behavior by realized yogins, as well as by grifters who try to bilk naive aspirants. Malcolm, What would be acceptable unconventional behavior in your eyes and what would...
by Arnoud
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for a retreat in Nepal
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Looking for a retreat in Nepal

I have heard good things about this place:

http://www.druponrinpoche.org/
by Arnoud
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How many practitioners visit a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine?
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: How many practitioners visit a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine?

I had my pulse taken by an advanced student of TM. Does that count?
by Arnoud
Thu May 31, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: a silly request
Replies: 41
Views: 799

Re: a silly request

Jesse,

After what you have been through, take care of yourself first. I understand your feelings but you have to be careful. As a reader, I see sooo many red flags in this whole story. Don't let it throw you back to where you were.

Best of luck.

Arnoud
by Arnoud
Thu May 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje
Replies: 4
Views: 360

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:
by Arnoud
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 42
Views: 2413

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

The initial draft of the Rangdrol took about three months, finished in Dec 2011, and subsequently, five drafts. The initial draft of the Rangshar took about 6-7 months, that was completed in October 2012. It subsequently went through six drafts. Then, after a hiatus where we worked on Buddhahood (o...
by Arnoud
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 42
Views: 2413

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Thank you very much Malcolm. Truly extraordinary. How long did it take you to translate the whole text? Must have been a few days. :smile: BTW, if anyone has lack of funds but has the requirements to read this text, please let me know. I will pay for three sets and shipping for those who can't affor...
by Arnoud
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 5281

Re: Commitment Issues

... Did half a Ngondro. Got dissatisfied because my Lama hasn't been to the West in over 3 yrs now. ... Success in most areas of life has a lot to do with persistence. Were it me, irrespective of which lama you eventually follow, I would finish the LN ngondro. There is real value to making a commit...
by Arnoud
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?
Replies: 26
Views: 1635

Re: Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?

Whenever I spoke to his former students,I only heard about the karma yoga they did. They rarely saw him and he didn't teach much. He did however had them work quite a bit.
by Arnoud
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ha Ri Ni Sa
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Ha Ri Ni Sa

Thanks Grigoris.
by Arnoud
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ha Ri Ni Sa
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Ha Ri Ni Sa

Thanks Crazy-man, that was very helpful.
by Arnoud
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ha Ri Ni Sa
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Ha Ri Ni Sa

Thank you. That does help.

ALso, I was hoping to learn a little more on when these first appeared in the texts and how they got to be so spread in all traditions.
by Arnoud
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ha Ri Ni Sa
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Ha Ri Ni Sa

Could anyone give me a little background on these syllables? Origin, development, etc.

Many thanks,

Arnoud
by Arnoud
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 20023

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

I cannot tell you the number of obvious errors I see in PhD dissertations on a regular basis, particularly with respect to Vajrayāna topics. And I could say the same of all those "dharmic" translations of Vajrayana and Dzogchen texts. For instance, there is not a single translation of the Ye-shes b...
by Arnoud
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 66409

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Grigoris wrote:
tiagolps wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
He is not provocative, he is a tiresome bore, yada yada yada, always going off on the same point, like a scratched cd.
Well, for entertainment I normally watch Game of Thrones. :smile:
The sixth episode was SPOILER..
Thanks for the spoiler alert.

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