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by dzoki
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 25076

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Another glaring hole in his presentation was there was no mention of patriarchy, the unequal status of woman in the Dharma, sexist attitudes towards woman that is rampant in Vajrayāna circles (the dakini/whore complex), Tibetan privilege (yes, it is a problem), and so on. M I don´t mean to say that...
by dzoki
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 25076

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Well guess who is not in retreat right now (me too, you guessed right, but also...)
Sogyal is lecturing at The Seventh World Youth Buddhist Symposium in Thailand, apparently, the news of his scandal have not reached there.
by dzoki
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 25076

Re: Very sad news

If he had realization then he would have acted differently. I am not trying to defend the notion that SR has realization but it is interesting to note the following passage from http://all-otr.org/public-talks/1-following-the-dzogchen-path : ... Sogyal Rinpoche’s level of practice is extremely high...
by dzoki
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 25076

Re: Very sad news

I read the letter, and I found the conclusion of the letter, whith all respect to its authors, a little naive. The man has been in this game for decades so who could expect him to change his behaviour? So now he goes for the retreat, just as he has done over a decade ago, when one of his scandals bl...
by dzoki
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Correct days to practice Sojong
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Correct days to practice Sojong

You can do sojong at any time. If for example I would break one of my vows, then it is best for me to confess and correct immediately, or within one day. The "dates" for sojong come from monastic tradition, where in monasteries it is more practical to do it in group setting, but for laymen...
by dzoki
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This is some serious sh.t :D
Replies: 23
Views: 785

Re: This is some serious sh.t :D

Are you acquainted with the furry fandom? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furry_fandom :crazy: Then again, I have no room to talk. As the old George Thorogood song say, "Everybody funny. You funny too." Yep I know of bronies and furries, but this particular fad is taking it one step further...
by dzoki
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This is some serious sh.t :D
Replies: 23
Views: 785

This is some serious sh.t :D

Should these people look for professional help?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvK7PGRdDW8

Didn´t know this nonsense existed untily few days ago. :rolling:
by dzoki
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Stūpas in Śrī Mahābodhi Temple Complex damaged due to heavy rain
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Stūpas in Śrī Mahābodhi Temple Complex damaged due to heavy rain

With this branch could make a reforestation. :namaste: Yep, they should cut up the fallen branch and root the cuttings. I hope they do. Some people on the internetz were asking whether it is some bad omen, but in fact this sort of thing happens on old ficus trees all the time. When the branch has g...
by dzoki
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bhutanese Buddhism ans teachers
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Bhutanese Buddhism ans teachers

Gyaltsen Rinpoche, who is a holder of Shakya Shri´s lineage, has a group of very dedicated yogis, who practice in Milarepa´s style in the mountains of Bhutan and others who are in retreat centers. Rinpoche also initiated a project of ngagdra for Kagyu practitioners focusing on Hevajra tantra - his e...
by dzoki
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: please help identify these two figures
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: please help identify these two figures

heart wrote:The second one is Padampa Sangye.

/magnus


Actually it is Brahmanarupa Mahakala.

The first one appears to be Luipa, though usually Luipa is depicted with fish entrails in his left hand, sometimes he is depicted with kapala.
by dzoki
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The White-Robed, Dreadlocked Community
Replies: 19
Views: 1210

Re: The White-Robed, Dreadlocked Community

Interesting and informative arcticle. Though I am not sure about the following interpretation: The perspective of the tantras is clear: a senior ngakpa or tantrika is superior to a gelong (vow-holding monastic). The Aruli tantra states: “Obtaining the vase empowerment is (the level of) a gennyen (la...
by dzoki
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: rechung nyengyu
Replies: 27
Views: 1540

Re: rechung nyengyu

That is why in my opinion, secret mantra should not be taught to lay people and monastics, but almost exclusively to yogis - ngagpas, repas, naljorpas and their female counterparts. Lay people have no time to practice it properly, monastic sangha has restrictions that do not allow them to practice ...
by dzoki
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: rechung nyengyu
Replies: 27
Views: 1540

Re: rechung nyengyu

The more I learn about Tsang Nyon Heruka's involvement with the Rechung Nyengyu, the less and less his efforts to marginalize Rechungpa and raise up Gampopa make... :shrug: Tsang Nyon Heruka certainly was a key lineage holder of Rechung Nyengyu, nevertheless, strange as it may be, he always conside...
by dzoki
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: rechung nyengyu
Replies: 27
Views: 1540

Re: rechung nyengyu

does this section of Shakya Shri's sungbum have any title i can refer to when asking Sey Rinpoche? tibetan preferable The title is "snyan brgyud gsang ba'i mthar thug" i assume it is in tibetan but still could you please give the link to that publications? https://www.tbrc.org/#!rid=W1AC3...
by dzoki
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: This is the discourse on mundane pleasure - Drukpa Kunley Rinpoche
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: This is the discourse on mundane pleasure - Drukpa Kunley Rinpoche

Given that I don't read Tibetan and have to rely on translations, the only English language book I have come across is Dowman's "The Divine Madman - The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley". I don't know how bad the translations are since I cannot read the original. Personally, I like...
by dzoki
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: rechung nyengyu
Replies: 27
Views: 1540

Re: rechung nyengyu

That is the most amazing, dzoki! You have my deep gratitude I was thinking you'd chime in since you wrote some info in 'where did all kagyupas gone' topic but i wasn't prepared for such a detailed reply. Is it possible for you to tell me how is it called within Shakya Shri lineage? Are you a studen...
by dzoki
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: rechung nyengyu
Replies: 27
Views: 1540

Re: rechung nyengyu

After Milarepa have received missing cycles from Rechungpa he transmitted .... there are actually at least four lineages of Demchog Khandro Nyengyu - the one held by Rechungpa which is the princple lineage and two smaller lineages by Ngendzong repa and Gampopa. The fourth lineage is essence lineage...
by dzoki
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: This is the discourse on mundane pleasure - Drukpa Kunley Rinpoche
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: This is the discourse on mundane pleasure - Drukpa Kunley Rinpoche

That translation by Keith Dowman is at places quite inaccurate. As for the teachings of Drugpa Kunleg, there are some texts on tbrc. There is a little collection made by some Bhutanese scholar, whose identity I forgot, called The Dharma collection of Great Cock. It contains among other things a long...
by dzoki
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: rechung nyengyu
Replies: 27
Views: 1540

Re: rechung nyengyu

After Milarepa have received missing cycles from Rechungpa he transmitted .... there are actually at least four lineages of Demchog Khandro Nyengyu - the one held by Rechungpa which is the princple lineage and two smaller lineages by Ngendzong repa and Gampopa. The fourth lineage is essence lineage...
by dzoki
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Kālacakra Vajrayoga & Dzogchen comparison
Replies: 27
Views: 1757

Re: Kālacakra Vajrayoga & Dzogchen comparison

How much does the approach of Dzogchen/Atiyoga and the Vajrayogas of the Kalacakra completion stage (primarily held by the Jonang Zhentong tradition) differ from one another? As a side note on this, the Kalachakra teaching which is available here in human dimension is limited, it is a concise versi...

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