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by gnegirl
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

mint wrote:And still no answers.
Things not going your way, eh?
by gnegirl
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

Dechen Norbu wrote: Let's not turn this thread in a mud hole, please.
But...its fun playing in the mud... . :tongue:
by gnegirl
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

my 2c on this thread.... We should ask the questions, but perhaps not in a public forum (esp on the interwebs...). The guru relationship is a pretty personal one. One can glean bits and pieces of info from hearsay, but in the end, its just that, hearsay. At some point, one has to meet the guru in qu...
by gnegirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

I've met Lama Lobsang too, so i will say I probably see him more as a friend than as a guru. He did help me a lot learning the Tibetan alphabet. So from my perspective, he's never had a bad word to say about anyone, and can really kick my butt in a yoga class. This I see as a positive thing. He's a ...
by gnegirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Monks & Lay, Money & Dharma.
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Monks & Lay, Money & Dharma.

I happen to be decent with computers, and its amazing how many people expect me to 'fix their computer's problems' for free. My brother in law the car mechanic has the same sorta stories. In other words, this is not a problem related to the dharma, and dharma teachers! Westerners are lazy and want f...
by gnegirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

Heruka wrote:
gnegirl wrote:
Heruka wrote:
an alms bowl helped for thousand years. No one went without.
They are not monks.
yes i know thanks.
yet it appears that you implied that this sort of begging thing would be suitable for them, or perhaps by extension, any spiritual teacher... with this i strongly disagree.
by gnegirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

Heruka wrote:
Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:They gotta eat.
an alms bowl helped for thousand years. No one went without.
They are not monks.
by gnegirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

Heruka wrote:
ronnewmexico wrote: Well I say charge...even more.

Hi ron,

what if one does not have the capacity to pay?
If one is sincere in the desire to benefit all beings and practise dharma, and expresses this to whomever one is trying to get teachings from, doors may open that appear at first glance, to be closed.
by gnegirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

remember now we are discussing vipasyana and shamatha meditation, not rituals. No we're not, from the website 'Lama Lobsang Palden offers private instruction in Tibetan Buddhist Meditation by appointment.' In my book, this could be anything from shamatha to how to set up the shrine for Green Tara o...
by gnegirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

Heruka wrote: even better if you can keep a $20 in your pocket too.
Would you expect a doctor to patch you up for free? They might do it out of a Hippocratic responsibility, but in general, its expected that we would pay them.

How is this any different?
by gnegirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

Why not charge? How else do we attach value to something if not with a price tag in this culture? why should you pay someone else for you to just sit and do nothing? :rolling: If you dont know how to do that, and you cannot find peace, a moment of instruction showing you your mind's nature is price...
by gnegirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

Does anyone here have any experience as a student of Lama Lobsang Palden? I've contacted him regarding one-on-one meditation instruction, which he charges $125.00 for 6 sessions. Seems kind of odd. ok, but it breaks down to about $20 a session, i dont think one should charge for meditation instruct...
by gnegirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

Pero wrote:I looked at his site and got a bit suspicious for some reason... Does anyone know of this lama? Is he legit?
WHy are you suspicious?
by gnegirl
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question of...clothing?
Replies: 36
Views: 3660

Re: A question of...clothing?

In an odd way, this thread maybe answers the OP in the best way possible. People have so many trips about the clothing that maybe it is best not worrying about. On the other hand, one of the posters on this thread opined that lay Tibetans don't tend to wear zens. While this may be true, they also d...
by gnegirl
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So this forum is comprised mostly of former New-Age hippies?
Replies: 141
Views: 8582

Re: So this forum is comprised mostly of former New-Age hippies?

Not an ex-hippie.

Ex-wicca. Go figure that one....
by gnegirl
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Ngondro

1) Find someone qualified who will give you teachings on it.
2) get the transmission for it
3) do it.
by gnegirl
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations= Punishment?
Replies: 41
Views: 3355

Re: Prostrations= Punishment?

heart wrote:
xylem wrote:OK. i get it now. this thread is a joke. right?
Not at all, they are just very opinionated and not very dedicated.

/magnus
Which leads me to ask where all this opinion originates anyways?
by gnegirl
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations= Punishment?
Replies: 41
Views: 3355

Re: Prostrations= Punishment?

:popcorn: Pass the diet coke, ok?
by gnegirl
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations= Punishment?
Replies: 41
Views: 3355

Re: Prostrations= Punishment?

Some people would find the number of miles i run in a week to be 'punishment', however, i do not. They have a purpose, to train me up for running a marathon. They do hurt sometimes, they are hard to finish sometimes. So too with prostrations, they don't have to be 'punishment', this is not to negate...
by gnegirl
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 9430

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

Like this: "Norbu Rinpoche introduces the paths of the three yanas. He explains how Sutra views form as our problem, and how all Sutric practice aims at emptiness. The Tantric practitioner, having arrived at emptiness, takes this realisation into the phenomenal world and transforms all experience. ...