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by udawa
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Palpitations!
Replies: 18
Views: 922

Re: Palpitations!

Just watched the Chelsea Liverpool highlights on MOTD. Looks like Liverpool were a bit fortunate to prevail on this occasion. They certainly don't look unbeatable. Chelsea are exciting, but very much a work in progress. City on the other hand looked imperious against Watford. Arsenal are Arsenal and...
by udawa
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Palpitations!
Replies: 18
Views: 922

Re: Palpitations!

And speaking as a longstanding Chelsea supporter, we are having the most interesting season for years, with all these young academy players coming through. The transfer ban may well turn out to be the best thing that could have happened to the club. However with our current issues with defending it ...
by udawa
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chögyam Trungpa
Replies: 30
Views: 2376

Re: Chögyam Trungpa

At his funeral a close friend (of his and of mine) gave a eulogy which included the line “ l never knew anyone who did so much good or so much harm”. Both aspects are true. I will always be grateful. And always regret what might have been. And never regret seeking teaching elsewhere even though at ...
by udawa
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chögyam Trungpa
Replies: 30
Views: 2376

Re: Chögyam Trungpa

tobes wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:48 pm
The number of people he has actually turned to the Dharma is incredible. It's still happening now.
Hunting his prey
With fearless compassion
Undying wakefulness
Chogyam the tiger
Still roams in his forest


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by udawa
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 2100

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

<t>Haven’t read him for many years but Trevor Ling wrote several books in this area, including a life of the Buddha and another titled Marx, god and Buddha or something similar. <t>
by udawa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2769
Views: 264024

Re: Music time



Old tune, new words. Great singer. Fine arrangement. 8 views on Youtube.
by udawa
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?

Glenn Mullins's excellent little book of translations relating to death and dying (I think the current edition is titled Living in the Face of Death) includes a ritual for the dying person based on Yamantaka and his 100 syllable mantra. He says that he witnessed this ritual being performed on severa...
by udawa
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Love
Replies: 23
Views: 1732

Re: Love

Maitri, translated as loving kindness, covers it for me.

Wishing for others to have happiness and the cause of happiness. Real happiness that is, i.e. dharma.
by udawa
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Hundred Thousand Songs
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: Hundred Thousand Songs

I'm not a fan of the Garma Chang, very clunky and outdated. I've glanced at the new translation. Seems imperfect, but a real improvement. Ponlop Rinpoche was involved in checking it. Yes, fair enough JK. Chang's translation certainly has its drawbacks. But his pioneering translation was done...what...
by udawa
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita Sutra
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: Prajnaparamita Sutra

Tiago, Here's one free version along with the dog-pa /reversal and a shorter terma version of PP in a single syllable. Good luck & best wishes. Prayer to Avert Negativity I prostrate to the Guru I prostrate to the Buddha. I prostrate to the Dharma. I prostrate to the Sangha. I prostrate to the Grea...
by udawa
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller
Replies: 83
Views: 12902

Re: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller

Rongzom Pandita stated that the words of Dzogchen are very simple, but their meaning is profound. It seems the hardest task in the world for Dzogchen translators to put these texts into simple language. Much of this is Herbert Guenther's fault. Thus we wind up with absurd neologisms like "ground-pr...
by udawa
Wed May 24, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: English Premier League 2016-2017.
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: English Premier League 2016-2017.

Probably Chelsea this time round. New bloke in charge, couple of very decent new signings and the poison of last season hopefully out of the system by now. Having said that, we may just as easily end up in a relegation fight. Should be an interesting season. So it was the former. And some. Sorry ab...
by udawa
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How to meditate on death?
Replies: 32
Views: 3769

Re: How to meditate on death?

Thank you all for your replies. I'm working on devising a daily practice for meditating on death. My key question is, "Are you ready to go?", focusing on putting my affairs in order and maintaining the house and property in a state where they will be as unburdensome to those that come after me. You...
by udawa
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 38597

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Wisdom Pubs has insane shipping rates to Europe, and Wisdom Books has ceased to exist. So, I ordered it from amazon.de for 24,70 including shipping. Seems to be the best option right now, for those interested. Also, free bump for the book :namaste: Yes, great shame about the demise of Wisdom Books....
by udawa
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Edward Henning (kalacakra.org) passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 3876

Re: Edward Henning (kalacakra.org) passed away

Very sorry to hear this. I have fond memories of Edward translating for Tenga Rinpoche, back in the day.

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by udawa
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Yogi C. M. Chen espousing Nyingmapa rhetoric?
Replies: 9
Views: 3115

Re: Yogi C. M. Chen espousing Nyingmapa rhetoric?

Yogi Chen was active a very long time ago, and his "Buddhist Meditation" is now in its umpteenth reprinting. At the time it first came out, it was probably unique in its presentation of key points of major schools of Buddhism; nowadays, with so much good and well-translated material at hand, it is ...
by udawa
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: English Premier League 2016-2017.
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: English Premier League 2016-2017.

Probably Chelsea this time round. New bloke in charge, couple of very decent new signings and the poison of last season hopefully out of the system by now.

Having said that, we may just as easily end up in a relegation fight.

Should be an interesting season.
by udawa
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 38597

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Is there any difference between pre-order on Wisdom Publications and pre-order on Amazon ? (shipments to Europe with Wisdom Pub are huge) It is going to be internationally distributed by Simon and Schuster, so you should also be able to get it from Wisdom Books in England . Alas, Wisdom Books (the ...
by udawa
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 78890

Re: POTUS 2016

'London's answer to the Zeps! : Mr Bottomley's Great Meeting'
My grandmother witnessed the Zeppelin raids over South London in 1915-16, when she was a child.

Seems like a million years ago now, somehow. Bombing civilians didn't work then either.
by udawa
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 12 Step recovery in Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 2255

Re: 12 Step recovery in Buddhism

Have you looked at the Saparshana sourcebook? It may be worth a look and is available for free. http://www.buddhistrecovery.org/media/name/SarpashanaSourcebook.htm “The spirituality of the path of sobriety cannot be overestimated. Sincerely and genuinely practiced, sobriety for the AA practitioner i...

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