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by Tiago Simões
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Studying Uttaratantra Shastra
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Studying Uttaratantra Shastra

1&2) https://www.siddharthasintent.org/resources/publications/buddha-nature/ This one by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is pretty in depth and long. All you have to do is request a free digital copy through email on that link. 😉 If the link doesn't work just look for "Buddha nature by Dzongsar Khyentse ...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 28
Views: 993

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

My devil's advocate answer was going to be that procreative sex can generate the possibility of creating more dharma practitioners, as well as facilitating precious human births. Taken to extremes, this idea that procreative sex facilitates precious human births wherein there exists the possibility...
by Tiago Simões
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4994

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

No it does not.. There are plenty of "ngakpas" and "chodpas" roaming around Boudhnath, it doesn't mean much.. as Machik lapdron's prophecy says there will be people who wear the robes and have the implements of chodpas in the degenerate times but who are not real chodpas. There are also spiritual t...
by Tiago Simões
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4994

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

https://scontent.fopo1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/38252543_569344533480665_1780606205840850944_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4390603f11f598c263f21a06e7e1a62a&oe=5BEF6362 She is close to this Chodpa. Does this give her some legitimation? Btw that is the Chodpa that did Chöd practi...
by Tiago Simões
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4994

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:40 am
Tiago Simões wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:35 am
I mean Sogyal advertised that he was jamyang khyentse chökyi lodrös disciple, did that give him legitimacy?
As a teacher or as a sex offender?
My point being that advertising ones teachers publicly doesn't make one an authentic guru.
by Tiago Simões
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4994

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

It is not cyber bullying to ask a teacher for their credentials. Not in the slightest. Although I agree, I also wonder if it is necessarily a requirement for teachers to go around publicly advertising their gurus? I mean Sogyal advertised that he was jamyang khyentse chökyi lodrös disciple, did tha...
by Tiago Simões
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4994

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

https://scontent.fopo1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/38252543_569344533480665_1780606205840850944_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4390603f11f598c263f21a06e7e1a62a&oe=5BEF6362 She is close to this Chodpa. Does this give her some legitimation? Btw that is the Chodpa that did Chöd practi...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism school
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Buddhism school

1) The teachings of the historical Buddha, in my point of view, are based on the observation of the phenomena of humanity, consciousness, nature manifestations, where they are illustrative and rich in parables and analogies. Logical in this sense, observable and evident in form and context; Buddhis...
by Tiago Simões
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism school
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Buddhism school

"if you can not prove, in the light of limited knowledge, then why give it importance and seek to profess and defend something you do not know? If we do not know, something, if something may not be coherent or significant to give relevance to it, should we give focus to it? Why would we question th...
by Tiago Simões
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism school
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Buddhism school

jota wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:34 am
more "logical"
Whose logic?
by Tiago Simões
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jerusalem syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Jerusalem syndrome

by Tiago Simões
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Religion the Opium of the People? and other videos.
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Is Religion the Opium of the People? and other videos.

I really enjoy this Youtube channel. It is a channel dedicated to educating people on religion in a non-biased and thoughtful way. Although the author studies mainly abrahamic religions and the late classical era (good quality videos about them as well), he also posts videos about religion in genera...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 85
Views: 1521

Re: Dharma government?

Separating Dharma and politics is a good way to ensure its survival for a while longer in the age of kali yuga.

A good example:
Chatral Rinpoche shunned institutional and political involvement his whole life, choosing instead to live the life of a wandering yogin.
by Tiago Simões
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Trump and Marcelo
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Trump and Marcelo

Here is a little moment between Trump and our Portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

by Tiago Simões
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 7317

Re: Crazy Wisdom

pael wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Doesn't lama need to be monk?
No.
by Tiago Simões
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 35
Views: 1242

Re: Hair Cutting Days

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:12 am
European and Asian medieval world views are medieval world views.
None are superior to any other.
There is nothing racist or condescending about that.
To be fair, the lunar calendar is far much older then the medieval era.
by Tiago Simões
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, people
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Hello, people

Hi, everyone, Moreover, since there isn't a buddhist community near where I live (São Paulo, Brazil), I think this might be the closest thing to Sangha that I can experience nowadays. Nice to meet you all. Olá :hi: There isn't a buddhist community in São Paulo? A quick google search comes up with m...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 35
Views: 1242

Re: Hair Cutting Days

Simon E. wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:51 pm
I use a calendar I bought online because I like the pictures.
I stopped being a pretend Tibetan about the same time that I reverted to my birth name.
Its all just more stuff to clear away.
Using the Tibetan lunar calendar is "pretending to be tibetan"?
by Tiago Simões
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 35
Views: 1242

Hair Cutting Days

So what is the logic behind auspicious and inauspicious hair cutting days? How many of you follow them?
by Tiago Simões
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 1253

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

The article and study are obviously talking about contemporary mindfullness practice, not buddhism. But the psychological study didn’t examine whether Buddhist teachings themselves influenced this ego boost. Yoga alone may not be enough to dissolve the ego, but one psychological study does not inval...

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