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by chimechodra
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8524

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I'm beginning to think that the only crazy wisdom we really need these days is a radical respect towards women that breaks from the patriarchal norm; that actually acknowledges them as not only being embodiments of the feminine divine, but as human beings, too, and therefore their equal rights to e...
by chimechodra
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8524

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Here’s a crazy idea. Go do your mantras and ganapuja. Crazy behavior to shock and awaken is not necessary. So if it won’t help tantras don’t prescribe it. Exactly. I think many people can have a path free of abuse from their "lamas" and reach complete buddhahood. If anything, I think lots of Wester...
by chimechodra
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intense Guru Dragphur?
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: Intense Guru Dragphur?

How intense is this practice? I found a group of ChNN'S followers in Texas that are able to transmit the practice This sounds sketchy. I would only receive the transmission directly from Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche himself, either in person or through a webcast. Rinpoche gives a world wide transmission ...
by chimechodra
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8524

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

New York Times just put out an article about the whole affair: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/nyregion/shambhala-sexual-misconduct.html I'm curious what teachings the are referring to. The Sakyong is not only another executive or religious leader dethroned by #MeToo, but he is the sole holder o...
by chimechodra
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8524

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

CT and his successors had public support endorsements from the heads of Kagyu and Nyingma. Moreover, they abused alcohol. They couldn't even keep the precepts... what about the vows and samayas? The lama linked above just had some affairs with some students, his negative impact on Dharma is much le...
by chimechodra
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8524

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I found this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/beyondmeds.com/2018/07/09/comrade-in-madness/amp/ Seems like there were underlying issues, far beyond anything unfolding with SMR or Shambhala: “In 2012, seven years after my penultimate experiences in Cambodia, I experienced three “dissociations” that lan...
by chimechodra
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8524

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Another update: To the Shambhala Community, In a state of complete heartbreak, I write to you, humble, embarrassed, and thoroughly apologetic for disappointing you. I feel a tremendous amount of sorrow for the pain, confusion, and anger that our sangha is experiencing. I accept accountability for th...
by chimechodra
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?
Replies: 25
Views: 708

Re: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?

I would use the GY book to prepare, and then just be present during the DI. To the degree that worrying about visualization and recitation decreases your ability to be present, dial it back and do what you can. That is of course just my experience and may be 'wrong" on some level. Thanks. There are...
by chimechodra
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?
Replies: 25
Views: 708

Re: Dzogchen materials not requiring DI?

You can buy the Guru Yoga book, they allow anyone who plans on receiving DI to purchase that book. Definitely recommend reading it before the WWT. Likely smartest to get the PDF version so you can get it in time.
by chimechodra
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5658
Views: 502874

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thank you. If I haven't been doing so, how do I repair that? Also, can I ask where you heard this from? It is better safe than sorry of course, but I asked one practitioner who used to help prep people for the empowerments, and she said there was no samaya. I am just confused at the discrepancy. Ri...
by chimechodra
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8524

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

FWIW, back in the seventies in one of the tapes l listened to of CTR teaching his students, Trungpa admonishes them to give up any ideas of floating off to Mother India to study at the feet of so-called gurus. He made out that so-called teachers spruiking spirituality were all a bunch of sleazebags...
by chimechodra
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8524

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

From how it was explained to me, apparently some years back Osel Mukpo was frustrated at how lots of older Trungpa students would have several teachers and would come to the Scorpion Seal Garchens but then end up doing their own thing or not engaging with his teachings enough. It then seems like he ...
by chimechodra
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8524

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

That was one of the biggest reasons I stopped going further in the Shambhala path years ago. It's strange because they paint it as a normal thing that every teacher would ask for, but I've never really seen any other guru demand that they have one and only one guru.
by chimechodra
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10352

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

All this news has had me very discouraged and deeply saddened. Shambhala was where I started my path. I still go to the local center every now and then and have tons of friends at all different levels of involvement in Shambhala. Hell, the last few months I'd been contemplating the idea of doing som...
by chimechodra
Sun May 27, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 61
Views: 2125

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

Where does assisted suicide fall into this discussion? Say you're a long term practitioner who comes down with a serious disease that makes abiding in the body incredibly painful. It would seem to me that if you chose to take your life while calm and in a clear meditative state would produce much mo...
by chimechodra
Mon May 21, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

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by chimechodra
Mon May 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana
Replies: 17
Views: 1988

Re: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana

According to Tulku Namgyal Dawa Rinpoche's facebook, H.H Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche (the Tibetan yangsi) will be presiding over the cremation ceremonies at Orgyen Cho Dzong. I'm not sure if he's ever visited the United States before, but in any case this is incredibly auspicious. He has been...
by chimechodra
Mon May 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana
Replies: 17
Views: 1988

Re: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana

According to Tulku Namgyal Dawa Rinpoche's facebook, H.H Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche (the Tibetan yangsi) will be presiding over the cremation ceremonies at Orgyen Cho Dzong. I'm not sure if he's ever visited the United States before, but in any case this is incredibly auspicious.
by chimechodra
Fri May 18, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dudjom Tersar practice texts
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Dudjom Tersar practice texts

Try asking Yeshe Melong: https://www.tersar.org/yeshe-melong/ I know that when I've done practices with Tulku Namgyal Dawa Rinpoche (Dudjom Rinpoche's grandson), he usually uses an iPad with his practice texts on there, which he is almost definitely getting from Yeshe Melong. So it may be a possibil...

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