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by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4964
Views: 422509

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

TaTa wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:47 pm
When Chnn says that mantra should be recited underbreath and without interrupting it means that one should also recite during in breath?
Yes.
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 43
Views: 1652

Re: New Rigpa letter

I don't think that particular point is what people find unconvincing. That is what I felt as being the main thrust of the letter. Is there something I missed? I think the point some people find unconvincing is the idea that we should refuse to judge lamas on the basis of their observable behavior. ...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 43
Views: 1652

Re: New Rigpa letter

A message from Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche that seems to be referring to the current kerfuffle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dudjomrimpoche/permalink/954458854709277/ Do any DW-ers find this convincing? I do not. Please help me understand how this is convincing. related discussion: https://dharmawhee...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Crestone colorado.

A local told me that he is stays in a trailer, that he is now a shaivite and smokes from a Chillum.
The wisdom display of awakened beings is amazing! :roll:
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 136
Views: 2431

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

and wasn't it Kirkpatrick who was into the nudity thing, with Chogyam playing along for a while? It's possible. I was told this by someone who said they liked the Aro trip, but after a while they found the nudity thing too much. My info is old, so perhaps they do things differently. Never hung out ...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 136
Views: 2431

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

* In contrast to those western Theravada lay people that attend teachings dressed all in white including white gym shoes...common in UK Theravadin circles.. :smile: The origin of the Ngakpa robes, sans red stripes on the upper robe which is a Tibetan innovation, is actually the white robes of the s...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 24
Views: 240

Re: -ise vs -ize

The use of -ize in British English is referred to as “Oxford Spelling” and claims to be more etymologically correct. It is regarded as an affectation that is used by the “properly educated” by many people (whereas the American tendency to add -ize etc. to everything is seen as just wrong e.g. burgl...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 136
Views: 2431

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

It would be worthwhile for someone to do an objective study (ethnography or at least participant observation) of what contemporary ngapkas outside of the Tibetan cultural sphere actually do with their time and their practice. I have been led to understand from an insider that they do their ganapuja...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Daniel Dae Kim to play a former monk turned LA police detective. https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/upcoming-tv-show-about-a-buddhist-detective-aims-to-bring-the-dharma-to-prime-time :coffee: All I can say is that they better get the damn robes right. Has that been an issue in shows/movies? Oh, for ...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are 1% of Americans?
Replies: 38
Views: 726

Re: Where are 1% of Americans?

Mantrik wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:14 pm


As with the US, we really need a change of regime. Sadly, politics has become polarised and the left is now virtually communist and sees Venezuela as a role model, so we are between a rock and a hard place.
Hopefully, November will usher this in.
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are 1% of Americans?
Replies: 38
Views: 726

Re: Where are 1% of Americans?

My experience in the UK is that facts really don't matter; so I'll just say what I am detecting: Poor whites and poor blacks and poor asians all feel they are treated worst of all, have the least privileges, suffer the most discrimination etc. These things ebb and flow, but after terrorist attacks ...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Daniel Dae Kim to play a former monk turned LA police detective.
https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/upcom ... prime-time

:coffee:
All I can say is that they better get the damn robes right.
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 136
Views: 2431

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

And it is also one reason why I generally discourage people from "becoming ngakpas." And I think that this is the tragic mistake you are making: You are confounding the external appearances, with the Ngakpa practices per se. Of course they are related, but... Instead of warning people about getting...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are 1% of Americans?
Replies: 38
Views: 726

Re: Where are 1% of Americans?

It seems like you missed the main point of my post, but i'll bite I guess. There are plenty of white people (both urban and rural) low down enough of the socioeconomic ladder, with no prospects for education, work or betterment, whose communities are often dogged by the exact same plagues as minori...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Parinirvana without remainder
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: Parinirvana without remainder

Basically, the rainbow body is received after death of the physical body, because the function of mind/jnana is not absorb into the absolute nature (nirvana), thus it has to continue to function, and the rainbow body is manifestation aspect of this mind/jnana. This is completely wrong. Why is it wr...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 168
Views: 2895

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Jyoti wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Malcolm was there too under the name 'namdro', but later he disappeared from newsgroup and hiding himself in the safe zone of moderated forums, being protected by like-minded followers
No, I simply grew tired of the unrelenting spam that came to dominate the alt.religion.buddhism.* newsgroups.
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 136
Views: 2431

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

And Malcolm believes that the efficacy of a practice is based on it's attractiveness? I don't think I said that. I think what I said was the success or failure of Ngakpa tradition in the West will be largely dependent on whether there is a need for services provided by ngakpas. Right now, I am pret...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 136
Views: 2431

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

My objection has been towards the evaluation of practices in reference to their market value. I believe that this is irrelevant. And I think you are kidding yourself. For me the value of a practice is in it's efficacy to liberate, not in it's attractiveness. Uh huh, but we are not talking about wha...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 136
Views: 2431

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

MiphamFan wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:27 pm
Greg just has something against the idea of calling it a "market".
Yup, it offends his anti-capitalist prejudices.
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 136
Views: 2431

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

You know you are in Kali Yuga when a discussion about "What it means to be a ngakpa" devolves into a debate about the marketability of the practices, the commodification of the Dharma. One, Śākyamuni Buddha is the buddha of the Kāli Yuga. Two, Buddhism has always been commodified. Buddhism has been...