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by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Merits from listening recorded chanting
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Merits from listening recorded chanting

weitsicht wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:03 am
I think activation of the own speech chakra is better
- and if this is humming or murmuring only
(rather than listening)

helpful for beings in the bardo states though
since the listening capacity is the last sense to fade
(not sure about the sense order when coming to existence)
:good:
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 2613

Re: Secular Buddhism

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:45 am
Hey, parents... who's doing their best to raise Buddhists? If that doesn't happen, then Buddhism will never go native.
We do.
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse
Replies: 43
Views: 1912

Re: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse

I think it is nearly impossible to judge what was happening when you were not part of it or at least witnessing. The letter won't hold for a court trial (at least in Germany) for absue- but it gives a hint to a certain closed-shop mentality that seems rather strange. I mean, why are people lost in t...
by Karma_Yeshe
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse
Replies: 43
Views: 1912

Re: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse

Similarly Chime Rinpoche..Lama Atos cousin. A life well spent teaching the Dharma in rural England. No “ crazy wisdom” no b.s. No secondary movie career. No fanfares. No big venues. One forgivable lapse when he became David Bowie’s teacher..otherwise no celeb endorsements. He has influenced hundred...
by Karma_Yeshe
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse
Replies: 43
Views: 1912

Re: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse

In today’s environment one would be smart to make such changes regardless of the veracity of the claims. Not to say I think there’s no truth to them, I’m just not sure ‘my teacher acted like asshole’ rises to the level of ‘abuse’, especially not on the level of the Rigpa or Shambhala stuff. Sure. I...
by Karma_Yeshe
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse
Replies: 43
Views: 1912

Re: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse

After reading the letter, the posting on the land use issue, and the reddit thread comments it’s unclear to me what exactly could be investigated here and what the point of that investigation would be. The only allegation that sounds like actual misconduct is building outside the specs of the land ...
by Karma_Yeshe
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse
Replies: 43
Views: 1912

Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse

Eight students of Reginald Ray, inspired by the revelations of abuse in Rigpa in the letter written by eight Rigpa students and in Shamabala by Buddhist Project Sunshine, have written an open letter revealing Reginald Ray’s abuse of students and the cult dynamics in his organisation, Dharma Ocean. h...
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I have been offered a management position within my company, but...
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: I have been offered a management position within my company, but...

It is hard to judge, when one is not nearby.
The way you explain it sounds about right.

Don't worry too much!
KY
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...
Replies: 29
Views: 1592

Re: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...

I think HH is about right. You can talk about it however and howmuch you want, but in the end, being an attractive female would be much better on the relative level for a bodhisattva with the wide scope that a Dalai Lama has. It is really a bit absurd: the US seems to be a place where outer apperean...
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students
Replies: 35
Views: 2266

Re: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students

The tibetans have a saying that when there is much dharma, there is also much mara.
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?

In a post-ngöndro nyingma-saddhana, you usually do all nine yanas combined.
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ways to Identify Naga Incense
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: Ways to Identify Naga Incense

I'd recommend to use guggul (Commiphora wightii) on charcoal, like one does when doing sang, instead of using incense.
by Karma_Yeshe
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rainbowbody Manifestation
Replies: 24
Views: 2612

Re: New Rainbowbody Manifestation

I don't want to comment on the current situation, but you should really take every photo shown nowadays with a grain of salt, to say the least.
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 3987

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

First, I practiced in the Karma-Kagyü-Tradition. After 2 and half years I switched to the Nyingma-Tradition. Why I did this is not a story for the internet, but it was not because there is something wrong with the Kagyü-Tradition.

Best
KY
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 6131

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:26 pm
It seems the fact that Bosnia, Herzegovina and Albania are Muslim majority European nations, has bypassed all the ubermensch in this thread calling for European purity.
And?

The Dalai Lama spoke about refugees coming to Europe, not about the native population of two relativly small countries.
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 6131

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/dalai-lama-says-europe-belongs-to-europeans Quite honestly, I have to agree with H.H. I am not super happy about it but I am starting to be afraid that their religion driven culture will prove to be incompatible with our European ones. What do you...
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 111
Views: 12357

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:05 pm
You are free. You can do whatever you want. Everyone else does. It's up to students to decide who is a qualified teacher. It is also up to teachers to decide who is a qualified student.
:good:
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization
Replies: 99
Views: 6305

Re: Realization

Impermenance is the very nature of all phenomena. Of course this does not change when we are in rigpa. Quite the opposite (as Magnus already said). Yeah, not quite. In dzogchen is totally different. Your primordially pure state is the nature of all dharmas. The Kunjed Gyalpo says:" I am the root of...
by Karma_Yeshe
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization
Replies: 99
Views: 6305

Re: Realization

Impermenance is the very nature of all phenomena. Of course this does not change when we are in rigpa. Quite the opposite (as Magnus already said).
by Karma_Yeshe
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 7625

Re: Football World Cup.

PeterC wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:42 am
It was great to see Uruguay being successful again this year after so long out of the spotlight. But the other countries do need to raise their game.
Uruguay finished 4th in 2010 world cup, too.

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