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by MiphamFan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6010
Views: 539528

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I felt a stab in my heart as I read the news on Facebook. I was still hoping that this recent bout of ill health was only temporary.

Did some guruyoga, punctuted with grief.
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1925

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

They are there to exploit Tibetan resources. How is this not economic migration? If you don't know the difference between migration and colonisation, then you should not be taking part in this discussion. If I wanted to be mean I'd say that if your livelihood depends on an influx of migrants, you s...
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1925

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

The comparison between the present migration processes in Europe and in Tibet is beyond ridiculous. The Han Chinese in Tibet are neither economic migrants nor refugees. Their presence in Tibet is a violation of international law to begin with -- and Chinese settlers are being moved into Tibet, not ...
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1925

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

HHDL himself is a refugee and would like nothing mroe than to go back to Tibet, which is being flooded with Chinese. That's where he is coming from. Putting aside the issue of PRC occupation of Tibet and speaking purely of Han migration, do you agree that Tibet does not belong to the Tibetans and i...
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1925

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

HHDL himself is a refugee and would like nothing mroe than to go back to Tibet, which is being flooded with Chinese. That's where he is coming from. Putting aside the issue of PRC occupation of Tibet and speaking purely of Han migration, do you agree that Tibet does not belong to the Tibetans and it...
by MiphamFan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

Enough, this thread is about sun salutations. Aren't you the one who posted this fabulous video? I remember reading about Hindu pushups before and just found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=F11t0fSEHEc I posted this video to speculate on the possible origins of suryanamaskara...
by MiphamFan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

How well-known a figure is he? :stirthepot: I'm a 0 on the Kinsey scale and I've known about Tom of Finland since I was maybe 8 or 9 years old. My mom introduced me to it. She was a character. Today is her birthday, oddly enough. :offtopic: Why so defensive? Did you think I was calling you a homose...
by MiphamFan
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Three Yanas, Ringu Rinpoche
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: The Three Yanas, Ringu Rinpoche

This idea of checking out a teacher for 8 or 12 years is fine and dandy... but time is running out.. Do we really have the luxury of time...???? If you meet the wrong teacher you could spend kalpas in vajra hell, so 12 years is little compared to that. Of course this is just speaking in theory. In ...
by MiphamFan
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Art Engle talking about Bodhisattvabhumi
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Art Engle talking about Bodhisattvabhumi

Anyway I haven't read the whole thing, only a bit as I had to return the book but I find it very interesting and rather more concrete and practical in many ways than the Bodhicaryavatara and other works influenced by it. Engle notes this in the lecture too. For example, the Bodhisattvabhumi says tha...
by MiphamFan
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Art Engle talking about Bodhisattvabhumi
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Art Engle talking about Bodhisattvabhumi





Found these pretty interesting, especially on Mahayana Abhidharma vs Hinayana Abhidharma.
by MiphamFan
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

Yes Thanks. What about that yoga history book which said that sun salutations are actually relatively modern and adapted from some exercise drills by some Maharaja IIRC? I guess the historical context isn't that important, but it's still a good, healthy movement? I remember reading about Hindu push...
by MiphamFan
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

I found more info about the Hindu prostrations. They are called Sashstanga danda pradakshina. This article about pilgrimages to Mount Kailash contrasts Tibetan practice of prostrations with Hindu non-practice in modern times: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305045095_Pilgrimage_to_Mt_Kailas...
by MiphamFan
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

I went to skim Singleton's book on the history of yoga, which has some passages on the modern origins of suryanamskara. He cited a 1936 book, Fakirs et Yogis des Indes, by De Maitre, which mentioned that pilgrims used to perform dands on pilgrimages. This is of course very reminiscent of how Tibetan...
by MiphamFan
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

Yes Malcolm said this once long ago. Malcolm, do you still agree with this? I have on and off knee and calf issues and the "long" prostrations that Tibetans do make me uncomfortable. In particular I find the "sliding out" from a kneeling position rather problematic. The sun salutation way is to jum...
by MiphamFan
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

Malcolm said this once long ago. Malcolm, do you still agree with this? I have on and off knee and calf issues and the "long" prostrations that Tibetans do make me uncomfortable. In particular I find the "sliding out" from a kneeling position rather problematic. The sun salutation way is to jump bac...
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3341

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

Regarding sleep, one thing I observed in myself is that if I go to bed around 10pm I sleep quite well and often feel refreshed even with just 5-6 hours sleep. If I sleep around, or especially after, midnight, often I have difficulty falling asleep and I don't feel refreshed even after 8-9 hours. I t...
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3341

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

I'd be interested in a 'map' of traditional Nyingma retreats, correct me if I'm wrong but don't Nyingmas have 'shorter' retreats; "6 months on this" or "80 days" etc. Everyone has shorter retreats, as well. This was the norm, frankly, until Kongtrul. If you're interested in a Nyingma curriculum, ch...
by MiphamFan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Language
Topic: 簡 & 集
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: 簡 & 集

I don't think so.

Just translating it directly as "simplified history" works pretty well as a translation of curriculum vitae.
by MiphamFan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Language
Topic: 簡 & 集
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: 簡 & 集

簡集 is a compoun\d: https://cidian.wenku1.com/%E7%B0%A1%E9%9B%86/ from that definition it simply means "review and combine". 於此經中總有三分。初明能觀智次舍利子下辨所觀境。後以無所得故下顯所得果。 所以無序及流通者於諸般若簡集綱要 。故唯正宗無序流通如觀音經不具三分。 This is the translation of the whole chunk above: The Heart [S^tra] is generally divided into three par...
by MiphamFan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Language
Topic: 簡 & 集
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: 簡 & 集

Malcolm quoted a translation of this passage already: Since [this text] selects the essential outlines from all the Prajñāpāramitāsūtras, it has only the main chapter, without introduction and conclusion, just as the Kuan-yin ching (Avalokite$vara-s^tra) is not composed of three sections. An English...

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