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by Urgyen Dorje
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty
Replies: 57
Views: 6620

Re: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty

from what i can tell from blog comments and twitter posts-- people are upset
by Urgyen Dorje
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty
Replies: 57
Views: 6620

Re: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty

If we're not attached to our outrage and committed to identifying with it, feminist Tibetan voices are interesting, such as here: http://www.tibetanfeministcollective.or ... -feminist/
by Urgyen Dorje
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty
Replies: 57
Views: 6620

Re: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty

I don't know Rory. I think given all the horrible things that are happening to women in the world... such as women being stolen and sold into sexual slavery by Boko Haram and ISIS... young girls being sold into prostitution in SE Asia so their families can survive... FGM... the statstics of domestic...
by Urgyen Dorje
Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty
Replies: 57
Views: 6620

Re: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty

a great soul sees all others as beautiful.

which is why we live in a time and place that is obsessed with shallow appearances. we're spiritually impoverished.
by Urgyen Dorje
Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty
Replies: 57
Views: 6620

Re: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty

Objects and perceivers of beauty arise dependently on causes and conditions like anything else. The difference is that a realized being such as His Holiness has an understanding as well as control over causes and conditions. He can take the form of a wombat in the bardo if it were useful. At some le...
by Urgyen Dorje
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty
Replies: 57
Views: 6620

Re: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty

Pondering this some, the 32 major and 80 minor marks of Buddha are physical attributes that arise from the accumulation of merit. It would seem that a male Buddha would be handsome as much as a female Buddha would be pretty. Whatever the heck handsome and pretty mean. But thinking about the marks of...
by Urgyen Dorje
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty
Replies: 57
Views: 6620

Re: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty

I really have no idea what HHDL presumes to mean. I know in his conduct he has worked seriously on women's issues in his own tradition, and on multiple occasions he's inverted the gender of his line by reminding people he could come back as a woman. I think more along the lines Tara or Achi Chokyi D...
by Urgyen Dorje
Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty
Replies: 57
Views: 6620

Re: Female Dalai Lama must be pretty

There are a lot of ways one could gloss this statement. It's just one narrative to think His Holiness is saying he will return packaged as sugar and spice and everything nice. Another gloss is that he'll return in a manifestation that will appeal to the male gaze to subdue their attachment. One is a...
by Urgyen Dorje
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Sacred Geography
Replies: 26
Views: 2489

Re: Resources on Sacred Geography

That's basically the type of thing I'm after, Malcolm. Thanks.

If Mountain Dharma has all that, then I'll get that.
by Urgyen Dorje
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Sacred Geography
Replies: 26
Views: 2489

Resources on Sacred Geography

Given the importance of pilgrimage and geomancy in constructing temples, placing stupas, and the like, there must be texts in the tradition on the subject of sacred geography. I"m curious as I'll meet one of my lamas and go to a place out in the wild and talk about the land, and he'll make comments ...
by Urgyen Dorje
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Serkyem Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: Serkyem Question

Regarding the serkyem offering... this is more of a scholastic question... but does anyone know about the origin of this offering? By that I mean the formal method of doing it with the two parts to the serkyem, etc.?
by Urgyen Dorje
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: An event for all Tibetan Buddhists?
Replies: 21
Views: 3118

Re: An event for all Tibetan Buddhists?

There has been a Rimé monlam started in New York upstate at a very swanky new age center by some western dharma teachers who some may find uninspiring or controversial, but some good dharma teachers did come together to attend. . . mainly just those based in the surrounding areas with a few excepti...
by Urgyen Dorje
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Eating at restaurants that serve meat and alcohol
Replies: 57
Views: 6560

Re: Eating at restaurants that serve meat and alcohol

:good:
Loren Enders wrote:Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang worked at a McDonalds to improve his English. A living Bodhisattva.
by Urgyen Dorje
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Time For Retreat
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Time For Retreat

I'm taking some extended time for retreat. One of the benefits of contract work, while it's spotty, that spottiness is good, as one can retreat. I've learned a great deal here, and I figure I have added little of value, so it's good to leave. This is a lesson of lama xxx to me. Thanks. /checks under...
by Urgyen Dorje
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Riwo Sang Cho of Namkha Jigme
Replies: 21
Views: 4251

Re: Riwo Sang Cho of Namkha Jigme

Thanks for the information.

I was mostly just concerned because somebody from the forum had said my practice of Riwo Sang Cho was not legitimate.

It appears this lama K. N. was probably not correct.
by Urgyen Dorje
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health
Replies: 62
Views: 9607

Re: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health

There are multiple layers of selection bias here. One is that research costs money, a lot of money. Generally agribusiness and big pharm can fund trials, and those trials generally positively favor their products. Why? Well, they simply wouldn't have been funded if they didn't. FDA approval is expen...
by Urgyen Dorje
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Riwo Sang Cho of Namkha Jigme
Replies: 21
Views: 4251

Re: Riwo Sang Cho of Namkha Jigme

Thanks for the responses on this. I appreciate it. I accumulate Riwo Sang Cho as a regular part of my practice. It's part of a way of mending samaya, along with ganachakra and other such practices. It's also a way of healing my place in the world. Much has happened here, and there's much to heal. I ...
by Urgyen Dorje
Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Compassion vs. non-proselytism
Replies: 30
Views: 2385

Re: Compassion vs. non-proselytism

Best response yet. Top shelf.
Malcolm wrote:Engaging in proselytization means you are trying to condition someone. This is not the way of Buddhadharma.
by Urgyen Dorje
Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Compassion vs. non-proselytism
Replies: 30
Views: 2385

Re: Compassion vs. non-proselytism

The truth is proselytizing really doesn't work that well, unless one is being converted by the sword or to get food and medical care. Spend time in the Deep South and you'll understand. Evangelism is a way of life. Even children are brought into the evangelical project. Whole churches and missions p...
by Urgyen Dorje
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Compassion vs. non-proselytism
Replies: 30
Views: 2385

Re: Compassion vs. non-proselytism

:good: ... Ok, but if convincing would bring even better results, would that be a good thing ? Many posters seem to favor "reluctance" in communication, and I am unable to see the reason behind this. And it's not that I suggest using "force", but I wonder if "reluctance" is the best alternative. It'...

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