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by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 176
Views: 3077

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Of course defining yourself by a narrow set of criteria is a limitation. Taking vows is a limitation. Hello! Vows in Vajrayana are liberatory. Remember? A famous Khenpo, the teacher of my teacher Khenpo Migmar, told Khenpo Migmar, "Sometimes, taking a vow is taking a vow to create more nonvirtue."
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 25
Views: 587

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Furthermore Chogyam misused name of Ngagpa Yeshe Dorje and when Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche protested that, Chogyam decided to sue him. That is not what happened. I was there, you were not. Aro Lingma is a fictional character, becuase Togden Rangrig had no such daughter, don't you think a terton of her "s...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 80
Views: 2434

Re: New Rigpa letter

Are we? No, we aren't. If you don't expose and remove dry rot, then your whole edifice collapses. If you expose it and remove it, the strength is retained and you can build on it. Again I agree. But what I see happening is that every time a teacher mentions the Vajrayana practice of pure vision... ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 80
Views: 2434

Re: New Rigpa letter

dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:12 pm
This should be interesting.
Well, the Catholic Church murdered Galileo...but guess whose point of view we all have confirmed through reasoning confirmed with valid cognition...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 80
Views: 2434

Re: New Rigpa letter

[media]https://youtu.be/SKdyDw8oKo0[/media] I'm not trying to convince you of anything, I am just disagreeing with you and stating my viewpoint. You can like it, lump it, or ignore it, but resorting to ad hom logical fallacies in an attempt to negate it, is pretty weak and petty. Not Greg, you got ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 25
Views: 587

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

There is no harm in playing music, the harm is that he is teaching a fake terma. Anyway, enough about this. Let's go :focus: How do you know his termas are fake? What is your basis for such an evaluation? Are they inconsistent with the meaning of the Dharma in general? Is there some teaching within...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 25
Views: 587

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

He's been performing as Doc Togden for years now. I recall a facebook fan page for him maybe seven or eight years ago. What's the harm? He looks healthy and happy. There is no harm in playing music, the harm is that he is teaching a fake terma. Anyway, enough about this. Let's go :focus: How do you...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 80
Views: 2434

Re: New Rigpa letter

Of course you don't agree Greg. You never do, about anything. Instead of engaging in ad hom logic fallacies, something which you are doing with increasing frequency nowadays, why don't you just come up with a counter to my interpretation? Why don't you try proving my interpretation wrong? [media]ht...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 80
Views: 2434

Re: New Rigpa letter

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:54 pm
This is a blanket statement that only people with clairvoyance have the right to exercise judgement about teachers not their own. I think this is one major point people find unconvincing.
I disagree
Of course you don't agree Greg. You never do, about anything.
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 80
Views: 2434

Re: New Rigpa letter

However, this is a missive directed to his own students, given the personal nature of the communication: This guidance comes from me now not as a reprimand, but as a result of the fact that I love you all and I am concerned. It comes because I don’t want you to cultivate more negativity which would...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 176
Views: 3077

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

This is what I love about E-Sangha/DW/Vajracakra, etc. We can have basically civilized conversations about Buddhist hanging judges, that are occasionally soft on rapists, and who condemned Nazis to hang while practicing mindfulness of breathing with their spare time, etc., etc., in the middle of a c...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4971
Views: 423077

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: 80
Views: 2434

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: 80
Views: 2434

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: 5
Views: 143

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: 176
Views: 3077

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: 176
Views: 3077

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: 31
Views: 333

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: 176
Views: 3077

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: 9
Views: 219

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 ...