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by tamdrin
Fri May 27, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mind/Rigpa and body relation
Replies: 180
Views: 17052

Re: Mind/Rigpa and body relation

Ye shes is normally translated as wisdom or primordial wisdom, but some people these days, following John Pettite and Richad Baron are liking primordial awareness for this. To me, "wisdom" was always very ambiguous, primordial awareness is much clearer. While many of his other students who post aro...
by tamdrin
Thu May 26, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mind/Rigpa and body relation
Replies: 180
Views: 17052

Re: Mind/Rigpa and body relation

...but I never saw you say anything about Namkhai Norbu's translation of rigpa as "presence" which is really a lackluster tranlation, many will agree. He does not translate rigpa as presence, as I have explained before. The word he is translating for presence is dran pa, mindfulness. The word he us...
by tamdrin
Thu May 26, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mind/Rigpa and body relation
Replies: 180
Views: 17052

Re: Mind/Rigpa and body relation

People just need to understand the translations depending on what the context of the lama's teaching is, then look into important words for themselves in sanskrit/tibetan if possible/ if their interest allows. awareness may not be a perfect translation of "rigpa" in the dzogchen context but it is te...
by tamdrin
Sun May 22, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Community in Western Buddhism
Replies: 64
Views: 7331

Re: Community in Western Buddhism

I have noticed that Buddhists can make the worst friends.. Why? I think it is because in general they are trying to practice some idea of non attachment. The more serious ones may disappear onto retreat for months on end every year, without warning, so they are unlikely to return phone calls or want...
by tamdrin
Fri May 20, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?
Replies: 176
Views: 19853

Re: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?

Urgyen,
It is right of you to be concerned about who you get into tantric practice with.. Maybe check out some female teachers, like Khandro Rinpoche, that way you can be sure they aren't going to ask you to sleep with them...
by tamdrin
Fri May 20, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?
Replies: 435
Views: 55236

Re: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?

Lama Ole is mostly disliked and smeared in the US because he supports Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje and thwarted an attempt by the Shambala organization to co-opt the seat of the Karmapas after the 16th passed in the 80s. No, Ole was disliked before that. Trungpa thought he was an idiot. N So funny c...
by tamdrin
Fri May 20, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind
Replies: 26
Views: 3107

Re: Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind

all this distinction is not really necessary.. Even the distinction between sem and rigpa is just a method, provisional at best. What we need is direct perception (ngon gsum)
by tamdrin
Fri May 20, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 5716

Re: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen

that would be great if you did translate it Malcolm...
by tamdrin
Fri May 20, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 5716

Re: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen

cool :thumbsup:

how long is this text? Maybe tibetans should become more Chan friendly. I dont think the Buddha himself would have advocated either the gradual or the instantaneous paths.
by tamdrin
Thu May 19, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pruning the Bodhi Tree for big bucks.
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: Pruning the Bodhi Tree for big bucks.

Hayagriva wrote:This would not surprise me in the slightest. India is a wonderful country, but it's very corrupt when there's money to be made.

Yes I agree, India is a wonderful country in many respects.. although it has its downsides.
by tamdrin
Thu May 19, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 5716

Re: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen

Jñāna wrote:
tamdrin wrote:That is probably a dzogchen text, I dont think Vimalamitra taught zen.
It's a Sūtrayāna text advocating sudden entry practice.

All the best,

Geoff

Oh yeah, is it translated into english?
by tamdrin
Thu May 19, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 5716

Re: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen

There were Zen practicioners in Tibet. Yes. There's also the Cig car 'jug pa rnam par mi rtog pa'i bsgom don attributed to Vimalamitra, which is a sudden entry text. I'm not sure how much exposure the Tibetans had to Heze Chan or the works of Zongmi though. All the best, Geoff That is probably a dz...
by tamdrin
Thu May 19, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 5716

Re: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen

There were Zen practicioners in Tibet. The Drikung Kyabgon Rinpoche has written a book about this, but I don't believe it has been translated into english.
by tamdrin
Thu May 19, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?
Replies: 176
Views: 19853

Re: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?

Hey Cone,
Yeah many westerners are deluded about where they actually are on the path, I believe, or what it really takes to get there so to speak..

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by tamdrin
Wed May 18, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?
Replies: 176
Views: 19853

Re: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?

Theoretically,
However I don't agree with the view that renunciation is not necessary especially for beginners. I think it is.
by tamdrin
Wed May 18, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?
Replies: 176
Views: 19853

Re: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?

Yes I agree, one will find more satisfaction meditating in the mountains than wandering the cities- mind full of the 3 poisons...
by tamdrin
Wed May 18, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?
Replies: 176
Views: 19853

Re: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?

What is the reason behind tankrikas drinking alchohol exactly? Like, copious amounts?
by tamdrin
Tue May 17, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?
Replies: 435
Views: 55236

Re: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?

conebeckham wrote:. Social Mores have changed since the late 60's and early 70's, and "free Sex" etc. are seen quite differently now.

This is really too bad isn't it? :thumbsup:
by tamdrin
Tue May 17, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: lacking the capacity
Replies: 47
Views: 4845

Re: lacking the capacity

so if one is destined for liberation what exactly happens to us b/c we are not lower vehicle followers who believe nirvana is non-existesnce..our mind is unborn and thus can never die. right. It seems to me that there are lots of things to be liberated from before the BIG LIBERATION comes.. like hav...
by tamdrin
Tue May 17, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?
Replies: 176
Views: 19853

Re: What is a tantric teaching in Buddhism?

I understand things better now, and so I am not leaving. My teacher doesn't practice it as such. I also learned from a reliable source, an atheist Buddhist, that the Trimondi's book is not to be taken seriously, and I wish the OP to know this. I do not have weird protestant morality. Just because I...