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by Matt J
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Re: Dream Yoga

:roll:
TrimePema wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:31 pm
You know, Matt, it's kind of like this...

One may really enjoy finding a Buddha rupa and putting it on one's shrine.
But without filling it and consecrating it properly, it will actually have ghost energy which will be a hindrance.
by Matt J
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Re: Dream Yoga

Your posts on this thread follow a familiar pattern. Some one talks about an experience they've had, sharing it with others. You post modest praise, followed by a BUT "this is what the real path is," consisting of essentially becoming a Buddha (abiding in dharmakaya is a synonym for enlightenment BT...
by Matt J
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Re: Dream Yoga

Are you claiming to be enlightened? Or at least an authorized teacher? Or are these posts just an attempt to make people’s practices less fun? There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your dharma practice. Dry, austere, not-good-enough attitudes is not a dharma essential. What you have done is wonderful....
by Matt J
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Good & affordable ebooks - recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Good & affordable ebooks - recommendations

There are tons of books on Scribd for less than $10 a month.
by Matt J
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Re: Dream Yoga

Well one is often encouraged by teachers to distinguish karmic dreams from dreams of clarity. Do you not find that to be the case? I summarize the dreams I remember, particularly if they are a recurring theme. lol, and/or when I remember to. Maybe a paragraph if they seem especially significant in s...
by Matt J
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Re: Dream Yoga

I gave similar problems: more journaling is less time for am meditation. I think at a certain point, you need it less. I am journaling dream summaries unless the dream is especially significant (99% are not IME). One expert would just tweet her dreams. How do you guys actually do the dream journalin...
by Matt J
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Re: Dream Yoga

That used to be a dream sign for me. Same with not being able to turn on lights, or feel things with my hands. Over time, my dream mind has filled these things in. I can read. I can turn lights on. What I do not tend to notice is the gross impermanence of the dream. Going between dreams and waking r...
by Matt J
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 773

Re: So, you read pirated books?

I also haven’t read the article but I think the upshot is, if you like books, then don’t pirate. Piracy is destroying the book industry— similar to what happened to music.
by Matt J
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Re: Dream Yoga

I used to have sleep/insomnia problems, and still do on very rare occasions. I found that the study of sleep helped me make some changes that helped. A lot of my problems had to do with caffeine/nicotine/monkey mind/anxiety, so I had to address all of those. Of course, everyone has different issues....
by Matt J
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Dream Yoga

I wanted to give a plug for Andrew Holocek's new offering, Night Club:

https://nightclub.andrewholecek.com/

As an on-again, off-again dream yogi, I have found this to be a fantastic resource.

Does anyone currently here practice dream yoga?
by Matt J
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism Resources
Replies: 21
Views: 15768

Re: Buddhism Resources

Vajrayana: Online support from Mingyur Rinpoche: https://learning.tergar.org/ Online support from Tsoknyi Rinpoche: https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/ Online support from Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche https://dharmasun.org/tte/ Various: https://wisdomexperience.org/the-wisdom-experience/ Books, courses, etc. for ...
by Matt J
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Non-Attachment to Spouse and Kids
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Non-Attachment to Spouse and Kids

I keep coming back to the ultimate Buddhist panacea--- impermanence. I am finding it is truly the universal solvent for life. And it is something we all learn sooner or later, whether we want to or not. People age. Kids grow up. You or your spouse will eventually die. It sounds depressing, but it is...
by Matt J
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 1560

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

I think this is a good question. I have been contemplating this as it also relates to my own practice in a way. I think the point is that we ought not practice for material gain. Happiness cannot be found in samsara. It is a fool’s errand as everything is impermanent, dissatisfying, and selfless. Tr...
by Matt J
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche – Bardos Online Course
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche – Bardos Online Course

Or in online small groups, if one is so inclined!
Rick wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:17 pm
Starts today:

https://learning.tergar.org/course_libr ... urse-home/

If you take it, perhaps we'll meet there in the course forum.
by Matt J
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Favorite Book
Replies: 22
Views: 714

Re: Favorite Book

For practice, if you came in the middle of the night and told me I was going on a long retreat: 1. Flight of the Garuda by Shabkar 2. Clarifying the Natural State, or in its longer format, Moonbeams of Mahamudra by Takpo Tashi Namgyal 3. Cycle of Day and Night by ChNNR (4). Fearless Lion's Road by J...
by Matt J
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

If all my disposable income wasn't going to other Dharma stuff already, I'd hop on just for the B. Allan Wallace courses, it definitely seems like a decent amount of stuff. I was going to sign up for a Wallace course, but decided to hold out for this. I've just signed up. I'll let you know how it g...
by Matt J
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Travelling on the sunrays
Replies: 72
Views: 1679

Re: Travelling on the sunrays

A short story. Nearly a half year ago I found a secret and very long (at least 1000 days with mile long mantras) hindu sadhana which when completed allegedly enables the practicioner to fly. The punchline. It is works but only if you are in your dream body. For me a light evening meal and relaxatio...
by Matt J
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Conceptual vs. Non Conceptual meditation discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 472

Re: Analytic meditation on selflessness

Let me put it another way. Let's say you've never tasted blueberry pancakes. Let's also say you've never seen a blueberry or a pancake. So I try to describe it to you. A blue berry is a small fruit that is shaped like a marble and is blue. You've experienced fruit, marbles, and blue before so you ar...
by Matt J
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Help to distinguish lineages
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: Help to distinguish lineages

I have some limited experience with both lineages, so I may be able to make overly broad statements about them. :D Keep in mind this is in my limited experience, and my primary teachers may be somewhat idiosyncratic. In many cases, the differences between teachers within traditions is greater than t...
by Matt J
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Conceptual vs. Non Conceptual meditation discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 472

Conceptual vs. Non Conceptual meditation discussion

I don't see how analysis excludes direct experience. When I practiced Theravada, for instance, the analysis was done in direct experience. A common practice involved calming the mind with focusing on the breath, then sweeping through the body noting the three characteristics. I think the better dist...

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