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by PeterC
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6861
Views: 724574

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Im not aware of any authorizide lamas in DC nor anyone besides Rinpoches children. Could you elaborate on this point a bit, please? sounds interresting. I may not have been as clear as I meant to be. I mean people who are authorized as lamas who are also DC members; not that they were authorized as...
by PeterC
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 22
Views: 940

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

- The general rule of 3 states: " You can survive for 3 Days without water (if sheltered from a harsh environment) " & "You can survive for 3 Weeks without food (if you have water and shelter)" https://www.backcountrychronicles.com › wilderness-survival-rules-of-3 The version I was taught was: thre...
by PeterC
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 570
Views: 30605

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I can say with hand on heart that my conscience is entirely untroubled by lunch. Sharing meat meals with a number of highly regarded teachers tends to shape you in that direction. There is no escaping the fact. ChNN ate meat. As did Dudjom Rinpoche. As did the 16th Karmapa. They were spiritual gian...
by PeterC
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 570
Views: 30605

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I can say with hand on heart that my conscience is entirely untroubled by lunch. Sharing meat meals with a number of highly regarded teachers tends to shape you in that direction. There is no escaping the fact. ChNN ate meat. As did Dudjom Rinpoche. As did the 16th Karmapa. They were spiritual gian...
by PeterC
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 22
Views: 940

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

- The general rule of 3 states: " You can survive for 3 Days without water (if sheltered from a harsh environment) " & "You can survive for 3 Weeks without food (if you have water and shelter)" https://www.backcountrychronicles.com › wilderness-survival-rules-of-3 The version I was taught was: thre...
by PeterC
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6861
Views: 724574

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This is all true, and on some levels it's indeed a good thing that they are starting to emphasize the unrestricted teachings on presence, etc. I've really liked the stuff up on the webcast page. The thing is that Rinpoches way of doing things relied on direct introduction from him. I mean, that was...
by PeterC
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6861
Views: 724574

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So, mourning time is over for few weeks and still no announcenment about how will be community in future, what are plans about carrying transmission to possible new commers, who will lead community and so on. I suppose we have here some guys from international gakyil. If so, could anyone comment on...
by PeterC
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: GARUDA AND CONSORT?
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: GARUDA AND CONSORT?

Please don't sell rupas. This one has undoubtedly been consecrated at some time. I don't. I said it was for sale, not that I was selling it, and was clear that I was not promoting it. ;) I saw it and was simply curious whether it is Garuda or perhaps Raven-headed Mahakala. Does it have horns? Is th...
by PeterC
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hong Kong.
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: Hong Kong.

I have to admire the courage being shown by the protestors. But I fear for them.. The media coverage of this has been a combination of misrepresentation, omission and outfight falsehood. The rioters are not the good guys here, they are a combination of useful idiots, political nihilists and intelli...
by PeterC
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hong Kong.
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: Hong Kong.

I have to admire the courage being shown by the protestors. But I fear for them.. The media coverage of this has been a combination of misrepresentation, omission and outfight falsehood. The rioters are not the good guys here, they are a combination of useful idiots, political nihilists and intelli...
by PeterC
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hong Kong.
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: Hong Kong.

I have to admire the courage being shown by the protestors. But I fear for them.. The media coverage of this has been a combination of misrepresentation, omission and outfight falsehood. The rioters are not the good guys here, they are a combination of useful idiots, political nihilists and intelli...
by PeterC
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1404

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

This is like a person sitting in the middle of a desert saying they need to find some sand to build a sandcastle This is true for the Dzogchen practice, and not for the Tantra practice that we are discussing here. Namely, in the generation stage we work with the only one of kleshas (for example, wi...
by PeterC
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1404

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

+ "Vajrayana teachings give opportunity for practitioner to accept kleshas as a path ." Chokyi Nyma Rinpoche, "Indisputable truth" (my translation from Rassian) "Учения Ваджраяны дают практику возможность принять клеши как путь ." Чоки Нима Ринпоче, "Неоспоримая истина", стр 158 What CNR is talking...
by PeterC
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Impeachment
Replies: 40
Views: 2081

Re: Trump Impeachment

I think he'll be impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, but not in the Senate. Current make up of the Senate: 53 Republicans 45 Democrats 2 Independents You need 2/3s to impeach in the Senate, so that's 67 out of 100. It will probably be a vote of around 50 to 55 for impeachment in the Sen...
by PeterC
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1404

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

+ "Vajrayana teachings give opportunity for practitioner to accept kleshas as a path ." Chokyi Nyma Rinpoche, "Indisputable truth" (my translation from Rassian) "Учения Ваджраяны дают практику возможность принять клеши как путь ." Чоки Нима Ринпоче, "Неоспоримая истина", стр 158 What CNR is talking...
by PeterC
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 political compass
Replies: 20
Views: 646

Re: POTUS 2020 political compass

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by PeterC
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?

I was told the Karma Lingpa zhitro wang is sufficient for all zhitro practices across all traditions, but I was never told that it was sufficient for all deities in any tradition. Interesting. Makes sense but then again, it’s hard to imagine how the circumstances would arise where anyone would actu...
by PeterC
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?

I was told the Karma Lingpa zhitro wang is sufficient for all zhitro practices across all traditions, but I was never told that it was sufficient for all deities in any tradition. Interesting. Makes sense but then again, it’s hard to imagine how the circumstances would arise where anyone would actu...
by PeterC
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Our Anti-War President

Ok, here’s the supposedly anti-war “president” secretly shipping arms to the Saudis in defiance of congress: https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/11/05/middleeast/yemen-saudi-us-arms-footage-intl/index.html Most countries like Yemen who have been the ‘recipients’ of US foreign policy know exactly how amor...
by PeterC
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Our Anti-War President

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