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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: 77

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: 1172

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: 265

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: 6846

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: 1166

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: 226

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: 1166

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: 1166

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: 1156

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...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yidams on a bikini
Replies: 59
Views: 1734

Re: Yidams on a bikini

Kali Yuga... Getting outraged about this accomplishes nothing.
by Tiago Simões
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicaryavatara Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1680

Re: Bodhicaryavatara Discussion

Josef wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Sennin wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:07 pm
http://www.bodhisvara.com/?cat=4

Recitation in Sanskrit using correct prosody.
This is beautiful.
Too bad that site doesn't have english translations...
by Tiago Simões
Wed May 30, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Relevance of Pañcika and Hārītī
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Relevance of Pañcika and Hārītī

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Hariti is a fertility goddess in japan and is worshiped by Nichiren sects.

Even today in Nepal there are mediums who channel these two yakshas
So it seems from what I have read.

I wonder what gave them so much relevance in Gandhara?
by Tiago Simões
Tue May 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Happy Saka Dawa 2018, May 29
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: Happy Saka Dawa 2018, May 29

Happy Saga Dawa! 🙏🙏🙏
by Tiago Simões
Tue May 29, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Relevance of Pañcika and Hārītī
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Relevance of Pañcika and Hārītī

So what is the relevance of this couple of deities? Why were this deities (devas or Yakṣas?) so popular in the indo-greek sphere? And are they relevant today in any tradition? Pañcika was often represented holding a lance and a bag of jewels or money together with Hariti in the Greco-Buddhist art of...
by Tiago Simões
Wed May 23, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 60
Views: 1957

Re: Buddhism on actors

Image
by Tiago Simões
Thu May 17, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 784

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

Hold on now... Is it nude modeling in general or just for money? :tongue:
by Tiago Simões
Thu May 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 784

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Thats right, things like neglecting one's parents, adultery,etc lead to cold hells. Also theft, prostitution, nude modeling, etc.
Nude modeling?
by Tiago Simões
Tue May 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reasonable things to tattoo
Replies: 31
Views: 1398

Re: Reasonable things to tattoo

I wonder how much, dislike of dharma related tattoos, is doctrinal and how much is cultural...
by Tiago Simões
Tue May 15, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reasonable things to tattoo
Replies: 31
Views: 1398

Re: Reasonable things to tattoo

Grigoris wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 10:03 pm
I just had a tattoo of the Sanskrit alphabet and "ye dharma..." done. They are the sound and essence of all the Buddhas teachings and not "secret" so...
Cool, I also thought about doing the ye dharma mantra, but in the lantsa script.
by Tiago Simões
Mon May 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reasonable things to tattoo
Replies: 31
Views: 1398

Re: Reasonable things to tattoo

Motova wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Why?
Just curious, I never really read a satisfying answer to this question. Mantrik's answer seems to sum it up.

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