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by fckw
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 474

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

by fckw
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 1577

Re: Searching for a Teacher

You raise a lot of good points and questions - I don't really have much experience with "crazy wisdom" teachers, so I can't really comment much on there being a significant different outward/inward appearance and display. Although that's an interesting point - I usually looked at the outer appearan...
by fckw
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 1577

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Most people are not really ready for "crazy wisdom" style teaching. A crazy wisdom teacher whom you approach in the belief that he'll do sex, drugs and rock'n roll with you might actually give you the prajnaparamita to learn by heart before doing anything else. Or have you do anything unbearably bor...
by fckw
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Is it unhelpful to start practicing dhyana if i'm already involved with tantra?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Is it unhelpful to start practicing dhyana if i'm already involved with tantra?

Every tantric practice requires some - at least basic - familiarity with dhyana, some of them require even rather deep levels of concentration. Guru yoga in itself is a form of concentration practice, although it's more dynamic and not as static than single-pointed focus on one point. In fact, doing...
by fckw
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?

Is it possible to receive both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings without any major difficulties arising? From what I've heard the previous HH Menri Trizin was selected by the Dalai Lama to be one of his meditation teachers. Apparently the Dalai Lama thought that this shouldn't constitute a problem....
by fckw
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 79
Views: 3724

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

is this the FWBO that was? I remember the refugees flooding into other dharma centres from there in the late 90's. On a side note: Why do refugees always "flood"? What sort of activity is "flooding", i.e. what do refugees actually do when they "flood"? What's that relation between refugees (a socia...
by fckw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4209

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

There's also this guy who speculates that even the historical buddha might have made use of psychoactive substances: https://palisuttas.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/was-the-buddha-a-shaman/. However, personally am not convinced at all by this claim and think this is too much of a stretch. In all, I don'...
by fckw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4209

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Thanks to the internet, the full article is actually available here: http://vajrayana.faithweb.com/Datura%20 ... airava.pdf. It clearly supports what I just said before.
by fckw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4209

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Entheogens may have been viewed as important in some tantric sects, but the available textual evidence is not sufficient to establish that the use of these plants was regarded as a central part of spiritual practice for most tāntrikas of India and Tibet. I never claimed that there was "wide use" of...
by fckw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4209

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Yet another probably interesting publication dealing with the topic of datura usage in Indian buddhism: https://www.jstor.org/stable/23658487. Unfortunately, one needs an account there, so I could not have a look myself. By the way, what makes the whole drug use topic in buddhism so interesting is t...
by fckw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4209

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Your latest one does not even mention the consumption of datura. The title is: Psychoactive Plants in Tantric Buddhism - Cannabis and Datura Use in Indo-Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism And you really dare asking me: Did you really not read it at all or are you simply trolling? Shame on you, brother, for ...
by fckw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4209

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Using Erowid as :quoteunquote: evidence... This is a rhetorical fallacy. Claiming that because a certain website is somewhat dubious also a particular essay published there plus the arguments brought forth in this essay is not valid reasoning. The authors has given several references where Buddhist...
by fckw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4209

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Some more evidence that psychoactive substances are/were part of Buddhist tantra: https://erowid.org/spirit/traditions/buddhism/buddhism_tantra_article1.shtml Regarding the argument that this forum is not about the discussion of "hindu tantra": ha ha, nice try. :tongue: You cannot provide 'more' ev...
by fckw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4209

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Some more evidence that psychoactive substances are/were part of Buddhist tantra: https://erowid.org/spirit/traditions/bu ... cle1.shtml

Regarding the argument that this forum is not about the discussion of "hindu tantra": ha ha, nice try. :tongue:
by fckw
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4209

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Drugs, whether we like it or not, have always been intimate part of tantric ritual (it seems not of Dzogchen, though). Cannabis, but of course also other drugs. And yes, we're talking both of various "hindu" and buddhist tantric traditions. See here for a long list of sources to study on the subject...
by fckw
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charnel grounds
Replies: 26
Views: 869

Re: Charnel grounds

Most importantly they look so chique with that skull over the rastas! But of course such dreadful practices as hanging around the charnel grounds, sitting on corpses could never possibly have existed in Vajrayana Buddhism. For example, Chöd was certainly meant right from the start to be practiced ma...
by fckw
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tricycle : Ancestors : Bidia Dandaron
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Tricycle : Ancestors : Bidia Dandaron

Hm, I thought Beric Dandarion was fictional?
by fckw
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1469

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

Another way you could start is with this meditation program: https://dharmasun.org/tte/. Essentially, this is a complete (!) meditation and study program in Tibetan Buddhism, starting with the very basics and going all the way to the highest practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen in that school. Specia...
by fckw
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1469

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

Tibetan Buddhism is much more varied in terms of models and approaches than Theravada. For example the progression models in Tantra are different from those in Mahamudra or Dzogchen. Generally alignment of such progression models is only partially possible. So, it takes a long time to get an overvie...
by fckw
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1469

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

I have been practicing Therevadin Vipassana for some years, but could never find any clear descriptions on the path beyond stream entry. Yes, there are four levels, but no clear description how to navigate from one to the next. If anyone finds such, I’d be very interested.

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