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by PeterC
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 36
Views: 931

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

The point is, the ability to propgate bullshit is also much greater now so one has to be even more critical than before. Mind you, it's entirely possible that Hays is telling the complete truth and that Akong Rinpoche did in fact kidnap and torture a little boy. I don't know. Do you? Wait, so what ...
by PeterC
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to End Samaya?
Replies: 44
Views: 1255

Re: How to End Samaya?

Thanks Malcolm. It states that there's no means of expiation, and both will take rebirth in vajra hell, not just the guru? It states that disciples can always purify their samaya, but when a guru breaks samaya, it is irreparable. Thus, I take thus to mean that disciples always have the option of fi...
by PeterC
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 118
Views: 2234

Re: Football World Cup.

Once, yes. Uruguay has won it more. (Actually Uruguay was a serious team up to the 70s - it was good to see them do well this time.) The problem with England is their almost unlimited capacity to disappoint. They give you a sliver of hope that perhaps, this year, finally...and then they crash and b...
by PeterC
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 118
Views: 2234

Re: Football World Cup.

:yinyang: 7 They've firmed slightly in the betting at 15-4 To win in extra time 12-1 To win with penalty 9-1 I probably should snap a bit of that up Not bad prices for a 2 horse race. Hmm. 15-4 doesn't look too cheap. But an extra time win at 12-1 is interesting Yeah. I was thinking $20 on extra ti...
by PeterC
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 118
Views: 2234

Re: Football World Cup.

I think you need to look at your World Cup history again. Eight Nations have won the World Cup and England is among them. Once, yes. Uruguay has won it more. (Actually Uruguay was a serious team up to the 70s - it was good to see them do well this time.) The problem with England is their almost unl...
by PeterC
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 118
Views: 2234

Re: Football World Cup.

shaunc wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:04 am

They've firmed slightly in the betting at 15-4
To win in extra time 12-1
To win with penalty 9-1
I probably should snap a bit of that up
Not bad prices for a 2 horse race.
Hmm. 15-4 doesn't look too cheap. But an extra time win at 12-1 is interesting
by PeterC
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to End Samaya?
Replies: 44
Views: 1255

Re: How to End Samaya?

I can't find the reference - if someone knows it please let me know - but there is an text talking about this that says that that if the guru breaches samaya then there's no way of mending it, both guru and disciple are going to vajra hell. It is possible, however, to decide that the guru was unqua...
by PeterC
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to End Samaya?
Replies: 44
Views: 1255

Re: How to End Samaya?

I can't find the reference - if someone knows it please let me know - but there is an text talking about this that says that that if the guru breaches samaya then there's no way of mending it, both guru and disciple are going to vajra hell. It is possible, however, to decide that the guru was unqual...
by PeterC
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 118
Views: 2234

Re: Football World Cup.

I'm an Aussie so don't really understand soccer at all but I'll be barracking for Croatia, it's in our DNA to support outsiders. At the moment they're 4-1 in the betting. Those were ridiculous odds. If world cup history teaches us anything, it is that at the critical moment, England will always los...
by PeterC
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Disagreeing with Guru
Replies: 65
Views: 1651

Re: Disagreeing with Guru

Lhasa wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:50 pm
PeterC wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:16 am


You should also read through the thread on teachers and root gurus

What is the name of the thread on teachers and root gurus? There are 78 pages in the 'root guru' search.
It’s a sticky within the Tibetan sub-forum
by PeterC
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Disagreeing with Guru
Replies: 65
Views: 1651

Re: Disagreeing with Guru

Um I think I do. I’ve been visiting a Karma Kagyu Lama and have received some transmissions from him. And when I do visit him, I considered him my guru. Unless you’re telling me This doesn’t constitute a vajrayana guru, in that case I really want to know how you get a vajrayana guru. No, you do not...
by PeterC
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 128
Views: 2971

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I guess it boils down to: What % of Trumpistos are striving to do the right thing... Almost everyone, everywhere, at all times think they are doing the right thing. History is replete with mass murderers who thought they were helping their countries and their people. The human mind is frighteningly...
by PeterC
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?
Replies: 25
Views: 740

Re: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?

Several gars do a session prior to WWT where they explain everything - I believe the NY location as a dial-in number for that. Worth joining if you can.
by PeterC
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2212

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Hmm, on the surface i'm not sure why you would want to cut out the expressive conduct thing. In this particular case the results might be odious, but it makes sense to me that they considered just that, that is sort of the crux of the issue to me. I personally don't see how it would matter unless t...
by PeterC
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2212

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

You guys should read up some of the actual cases. The couple cases i've looked at in the US were not so clear cut, they weren't gay couples coming in and saying "make us a gay cake with a big gay decoration" or anything like that. In one case I know of in Oregon, the people in question had been pat...
by PeterC
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Best Masters of Mahamudra
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Hello, I have just found out about the profund teaching of Mahamudra and I would like to practice it with a guide that is accomplished in it. Can you suggest some Masters of Mahamudra that I could visit to receive instruction and guidance? Thanks a lot Garchen Rinpoche +1. He frequently teaches the...
by PeterC
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10511

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

There actually wasn’t a #MeToo movement back then for displeased/violated women to come out against Kunley. Relevance? I was talking about the probability that a guru displaying his activities is more likely to be genuine or a fraud. I didn't bring up #MeToo, but you have done so repeatedly in this...
by PeterC
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10511

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Let's not forget Drukpa Kunley . He was known for his crazy methods of enlightening other beings, mostly women, which earned him the title "The Saint of 5,000 Women". Among other things, women would seek his blessing in the form of sex. His intention was to show that it is possible to be enlightene...
by PeterC
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10511

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

We can discuss professional and legal aspects such as consent not being consent with religious leaders, but I've read the reports and I don't fault Mipham R. for thinking they were DTF. So you believe that osel mukpo is not at fault here? You think that the reports provide no reason to believe he’s...
by PeterC
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Origin of Full Length Prostrations
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Origin of Full Length Prostrations

As a random footnote, the Chinese word for prostrations found its way into English. It is “kowtow”. I think it literally translates as “head bump”, so it might mean half prostrations. A Chinese prostration, however, is not quite the same as a Tibetan prostration. (There’s a separate term in Chinese...

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