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by Fortyeightvows
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse
Replies: 38
Views: 899

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

I remember one thread on this subject someone's teacher had told them "get the practices then run"....seems like prescient advice in some ways. Here’s a retreat master’s quote that puts the teacher in a different light. He said it to somebody during their 3 year retreat. “I’m not your psychiatrist,...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: introduction

Welcome. You can easily search the site for anything that interests you. Please feel free to comment on anything of interest. I usually use a site-specific search in my browser, i.e. searching for site:https://dharmawheel.net search-term where search-term is what you're looking for. Since the forum ...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 55
Views: 1194

Re: Good Old Days

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:29 pm
This is the point where David Koresh burned the compound down, and where Jim Jones served his Kool-Aid.
Koresh did not burn the “compound”
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from canada
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: hello from canada

There are some great temples in Edmonton
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about practices to help mom
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Question about practices to help mom

Have you brought her flowers? I"m sure she will really appreciate it.
Wish you both the best
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

As I have been taught in the Nyingma System, the Ngondro practice itself represents a complete wisdom, it is a complete practice. & so even if we are only doing Refuge, we would also briefly recite the other sections of the Ngondro. I was recently talking to a lama about the longchen nyingtik ngond...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bumpa
Replies: 33
Views: 2836

Re: Bumpa

conebeckham wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:21 pm
you'll find a bumpa on the shrine, which laypeople use for "Chab" (blessing the daily shrine offerings in the morning).
Is this done with the peacock feather?
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Experienced help with chöd method and meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Experienced help with chöd method and meditation

Simon E. wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:28 am
Then you haven’t been reading my posts carefully enough.. :smile: No reason why you should of course. I’m just a guy shootin’ his mouth off.
Same like me
:tongue:
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Experienced help with chöd method and meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Experienced help with chöd method and meditation

exposed themselves to actual demons, although we must also assume that possibility
A bit surprised to hear that coming from Simon
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?
Replies: 24
Views: 826

Re: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?

Are not those offerings quite often more "symbolic" than anything? Quite often in tibetan tradition there are the 7 offerings present on the shrine constantly. And there are small musical instruments as a symbol of sound, and incense withou being burned as a symbol of the smell (then there is often...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?
Replies: 24
Views: 826

Re: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?

I would never offer fake food to a shrine, no way. To me that is just asking for trouble. Fake flowers - I wouldn’t do it myself, but since it is really the appearance or look of the thing that is being offered, it may be ok. What I’ve seen recently is the fake incense which I think is really ridicu...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Avici hell eternal?
Replies: 21
Views: 790

Re: Is Avici hell eternal?

What we understand as “time” is just different ways beings experience karma
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Praying. Where to start?
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Praying. Where to start?

I have a question though. When people talk about praying for specific others or specific circumstances (like in the prayers subforum) or when (and I take this from an old DW post) a Buddhist keeps a secret folder full of people to pray for, how does that work? One of my teachers keeps a sheet of pa...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Brazil
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Hello From Brazil

Welcome. You can easily search the site for anything that interests you. Please feel free to comment on anything of interest. I usually use a site-specific search in my browser, i.e. searching for site:https://dharmawheel.net search-term where search-term is what you're looking for. Since the forum ...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Starbucks
Replies: 25
Views: 490

Re: Starbucks

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:58 pm
You are absolutely right that the government has here the duty to forbid single used plastics, foam cups etc.
What should the penalty be for possession of these forbidden items?
If a person has several of them do they get charged with trafficking?
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada the same thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 688

Re: Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada the same thing?

“It is important to recognize that one has to be cautious about essentializing either Madhyamaka or Yogācāra, in the sense of reducing either to a closed, fixed set of doctrines, ideas, talking points, or inviolable commitments. Both exhibit remarkable diversity across the works of their key author...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Experienced help with chöd method and meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Experienced help with chöd method and meditation

It is highly unlikely that anyone on this site will be able to help you.
I would kindly suggest to seek help of an expert in your local area.
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada the same thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 688

Re: Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada the same thing?

Bristollad wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:06 pm
In Chinese Buddhism, a distinction is made - read Chinese Buddhism sources to understand. In Tibetan Buddhism, no real difference is seen. Take your pick which approach works best for you.
So what is the difference between mind only and dharma characteristic ?

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