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by Malcolm
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 87
Views: 5667

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Ignorant_Fool wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:25 pm
This looks amazing, and I would love to get it, but is it something a fledgling practitioner would be able to comprehend? :emb:
You will understand somethings and not others. But if you have Dzogchen transmission then you should have this book.
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5999
Views: 538667

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

"Dear friends,
we would like to inform you that the health of the Master is in decline due to natural causes. We are not aware of the time left to him. The Master has a peaceful appearance and does not feel pain. - Namkhai family"
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1601

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

A mutual friend told me that the issue was that DHS classified all the people (the monks and nuns) who are with him in Assam as potential terrorists. The issue being that DHS has simply decided to blanket classify people from Assam in this way. If it were merely an issue of not being able to travel...
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1601

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

Unfortunately he is currently forbidden from teaching in the United States (and has been for years) because of issues that DHS has with classifying people who live in Assam. Hopefully he has been able to teach elsewhere in the past few years. Kirt No, it is because they won’t let him travel with mo...
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1910

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Astus wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:31 pm
The current issue of the 'migrants' looks very much like the same old racist and antisemitic fear mongering. It is unfortunate if the Dalai Lama has little understanding of what slogans like 'X-land belongs to X-people' means to the majority.
:good:
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1601

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

Unfortunately he is currently forbidden from teaching in the United States (and has been for years) because of issues that DHS has with classifying people who live in Assam. Hopefully he has been able to teach elsewhere in the past few years. Kirt No, it is because they won’t let him travel with mo...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1910

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

This kind of essentialism results in holocausts. You are assuming that because people think in a certain manner (or within certain conceptual frameworks) in our era that they did so 5000 years ago. Well they don't. I am not assuming anything. I gave you the example of Herodotus but you chose to triv...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1910

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

It should be obvious that given we humans populate a tiny little planet floating in vast space, arguing that human beings can really be divided into nationalities is an incredibly pre-modem and regressive idea.
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1910

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

None of this answers the question as to why anybody should care what HHDL's view on European migration policy is. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a major international figure. That usually means whatever such a person says or does, is viewed with interest. He is a Nobel Laureate (the Nobel Peace Pri...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs from the Dakinis?
Replies: 61
Views: 1502

Re: Signs from the Dakinis?

Until then, I prefer to rely on my superior intelligence and understanding (repeatedly scientifically proven IQ near 160) and on my extensive interdisciplinary studies (mostly dzogchen and mahamudra texts) and my personal practice efforts. This is the reason no one takes you seriously. You do not h...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa's refuge prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Does anyone know the source text for the following refuge prayer attributed to Longchenpa? Did he compose it or was it received from an earlier source? I've transcribed it from a recording of Adriano Clemente, who was taught it by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (sorry for any transcription errors): Namkhai...
by Malcolm
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 2713

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

It sounds to me like ChNN is probably quite similar in this respect to TUR. Does anyone know if that's the case? At first I thought ChNNR's approach may be a bit different because I didn't know what other teachers do, but the more I learn about other teachers, those who teach Dzogchen at least so A...
by Malcolm
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

What about that yoga history book which said that sun salutations are actually relatively modern and adapted from some exercise drills by some Maharaja IIRC? I guess the historical context isn't that important, but it's still a good, healthy movement? IMO, it is a very good way to protect your back...
by Malcolm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Three Yanas, Ringu Rinpoche
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: The Three Yanas, Ringu Rinpoche

This idea of checking out a teacher for 8 or 12 years is fine and dandy... but time is running out.. Do we really have the luxury of time...???? If you meet the wrong teacher you could spend kalpas in vajra hell, so 12 years is little compared to that. Of course this is just speaking in theory. In ...
by Malcolm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3059

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Put in more banal terms, would you argue that liberal democracy and fascism are equally enlightened? I would not, and for this reason, I would say that failures to try for enlightenment in society (we can debate that definition) also end in tears. Liberal Democracy never aimed at creating an enligh...
by Malcolm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?

The main problem you will have is reconciling the mutually exclusive historical viewpoints of Bon and Buddhadharma. Otherwise, there is no conflict.
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3059

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Put in more banal terms, would you argue that liberal democracy and fascism are equally enlightened? I would not, and for this reason, I would say that failures to try for enlightenment in society (we can debate that definition) also end in tears. Liberal Democracy never aimed at creating an enligh...
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4982

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

smcj wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:41 am
Sangye Khandro👍
Sangye Khandro :heart:
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3059

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

So Changchub Dorje's commune ended in tears due to the inappropriate actions on their part or Changchub Dorje's inappropriate actions? Kirt Changchub Dorje's village was not an attempt to create an enlightened society. It was just a small community gathered around a teacher, and no one kew he was a...
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3059

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Attempts to create enlightened societies always end in tears. So Changchub Dorje's commune ended in tears due to the inappropriate actions on their part or Changchub Dorje's inappropriate actions? Kirt Changchub Dorje's village was not an attempt to create an enlightened society. It was just a smal...

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