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by Arnoud
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Democrats are Going to the Mattresses
Replies: 32
Views: 1549

Re: The Democrats are Going to the Mattresses

My prediction is that it won't go far or at least not all the way.
by Arnoud
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students
Replies: 35
Views: 2270

Re: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students

I can relate. I wonder if the issue with this dichotomy stems from our deeply rooted conditioning that teachers are Buddhas and thus perfect and the dichotomy is not perfect. For me, believing that realized beings can bring benefit while not being Buddhas or perfect has given me a lot of peace. Took...
by Arnoud
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advice on whether to take a break from PhD to deepen practice
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: Advice on whether to take a break from PhD to deepen practice

My wife was in your shoes. She was in a Tibetan Studies PhD program at a major US school. We had to move back to Europe because of family issues on my side. She never went back. I would recommend finishing it. What is your degree in? If you have an M.Sc. or M.A. already in something that can generat...
by Arnoud
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 82
Views: 4171

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

The couple comments I heard are:

- too old
- grand ideas no detailed plans (in contrast to Warren)

I personally would like a Warren/Bernie ticket. But I am not allowed to vote.
by Arnoud
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 3413

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

What about Gabbard's comments on the LGBTQ community? Kind of goes together with her Hindu religion tbh.

I like Warren. She seems sincere, smart and capable.
by Arnoud
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 6662

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

The first has lots to do with samayas and it is mostly fault of the students if there are breakages and it takes toll on teachers lifespan (unless teacher broke them ofc). I'd say that it is highly irrelevant if he is a head of a lineage or a head cheerleader really. I don't think lineage head and ...
by Arnoud
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 6662

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

The first has lots to do with samayas and it is mostly fault of the students if there are breakages and it takes toll on teachers lifespan (unless teacher broke them ofc). I'd say that it is highly irrelevant if he is a head of a lineage or a head cheerleader really. I don't think lineage head and ...
by Arnoud
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 6662

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

It is not inauspicious for him, it is inauspicious for us. Unless he is not as realized as we think he is and his position was too high for his realization? I am sure there is a lot of karmic weight on the lineage heads' shoulders. Weight that beings such as HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche could easily...
by Arnoud
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 6662

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

I wouldn't be so quick to judge a masters passing as in auspicious. What do we know? It is not inauspicious for him, it is inauspicious for us. Unless he is not as realized as we think he is and his position was too high for his realization? I am sure there is a lot of karmic weight on the lineage ...
by Arnoud
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 4228

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

Thanks JD and Malcolm. Much appreciated.

Malcolm, is there not such a thing as liberation of the mind which does not spill over into physical phenomena?
by Arnoud
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 4228

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

Sometimes chaos in life is a good marker I think, particularly in how we can handle and integrate obstacles that arise in said chaos. Then just the standard stuff, are you less quick to anger, less self-centered etc. etc. Although I somewhat agree with these signs, especially when I see some people...
by Arnoud
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche's termas
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: Mipham Rinpoche's termas

Any idea why he held this opinion? He probably saw the pitfalls of ever new termas. Since when is the warm breath of the Dakinis a pitfall? Having received the Dojo Bumzang from HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche I would say the breath is still plenty warm on the old termas. I do practice a new terma but ...
by Arnoud
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche's termas
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: Mipham Rinpoche's termas

Sennin wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:15 pm
dzoki wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:19 am
...He opined that old termas such as those of Guru Chowang and Nyangral Nyima Ozer are sufficient and there is no need to reveal anything else.
Any idea why he held this opinion?
He probably saw the pitfalls of ever new termas.
by Arnoud
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:34 am
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: 166
Views: 20662

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 affo...
by Arnoud
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:55 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: 166
Views: 20662

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 affo...
by Arnoud
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 56
Views: 3853

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: 373
Views: 28149

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: 1376

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: 13253

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: 814

Re: Looking for a retreat in Nepal

I have heard good things about this place:

http://www.druponrinpoche.org/

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