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by Könchok Thrinley
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Banning political discussions on DharmaWheel
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: Banning political discussions on DharmaWheel

Okay, I do enjoy political discussion and I am guilty of several threads etc. However, that being said ... I get it. While it is fun, important and informing for me as an outsider, there is also the other part and that is that I am quite frankly a bit sick of american politics. I do realize that it ...
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: dad just passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: dad just passed away

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Will chant Karma Chagme's pure land prayer and dedicate for him. Keep strong.
by Könchok Thrinley
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Time Management Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Time Management Experience

Ah, thanks Myoan I will have to look at those links you sent. To satisfy yours and Sunrise's curiousity I will answer that question. Things are little bit better. I try to remember teachings as often as possible, be it such small things as focusing on my feet when walking, or developing loving kindn...
by Könchok Thrinley
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ageism or common sense?
Replies: 36
Views: 814

Re: Ageism or common sense?

The reason this is difficult is that yes, faculties do decline as one ages, but the subject is often the last person to recognize this and does not want to accept it: but also one does gain experience and judgement with age, and that can have tremendous value, but you can never convince the young o...
by Könchok Thrinley
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen discursive problems
Replies: 13
Views: 439

Re: Tonglen discursive problems

To Padmavonsambha :good: Maybe prior to tonglen focus bit more on cultivating loving kindness. Or at least take the tonglen gradually. Also maybe Garchen Rinpoche's instructions on tonglen could be useful for you. Basically with inbreath you sound Om in your mind and take in the cause of all sufferi...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 907250

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ignorant_Fool wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:18 pm
javier.espinoza.t wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:25 pm i think yes.
Thanks, Javier.
Ganapuja and sang is definitely a good idea. Also SoV empowers a place where it is sang, so slowly slowly it should be good.
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?

You're welcome Lhakpa. I know something about leaving the Dharma since I left it twice. Once after six years and once again after 19 years. Both times I left it because of lack of true, sincere, deep renunciation of samsara and problems with faith in the same Teacher Who was pushing me and my famil...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ageism or common sense?
Replies: 36
Views: 814

Re: Ageism or common sense?

Momo wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:29 am I have a two word answer for you.

Boris Johnson....

I rest my case.
Okay, you won. :lol:
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ageism or common sense?
Replies: 36
Views: 814

Re: Ageism or common sense?

Okay, today I started wondering about one thing. Have you noticed how we are heading for doom and most of the world leaders are old farts? Trump is old, Biden left his mental vitality during Obama's administration and in my coutry our president can barely walk, there are rumors he cannot hold his s...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for new friends?
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Time for new friends?

Once 5 or 6 years ago I was so depressed. I actually started drinking alone at home and kept myself lightly drunk most of the time. As I was making my way through a bottle of whiskey a friend called me up and decided to give me an intervention. I will never forget that day because we were at a bar a...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ageism or common sense?
Replies: 36
Views: 814

Ageism or common sense?

Okay, today I started wondering about one thing. Have you noticed how we are heading for doom and most of the world leaders are old farts? Trump is old, Biden left his mental vitality during Obama's administration and in my coutry our president can barely walk, there are rumors he cannot hold his st...
by Könchok Thrinley
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How can I purify second hand dharma objects?
Replies: 20
Views: 720

Re: How can I purify second hand dharma objects?

We may all be samaya breakers but there is a difference between just being a practitioner beginner and really breaking samayas. There is a big difference between careless person that is honest and does their best and a person that intentionally hurts vajra siblings or even a vajra master knowing ver...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: How to progress in Jodo Shinshu without a sangha?
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: How to progress in Jodo Shinshu without a sangha?

Hi, I'm currently living in New Zealand, where there are no Jodo Shinshu temples (in fact, as far as I know there are no Japanese temples of any kind here). I do not know any Jodo Shinshu practitioners in my city either. What would be the best way to learn about Jodo Shinshu without having a Shin t...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mandala offering substance for Ngondro
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: Mandala offering substance for Ngondro

“Bhikkhu” is the Pali version of the Sanskrit “Bhikshu” and vice versa. So, an assumption is being made that the topic refers to ordination in Theravadin Tradition, which may or not be the case, thus the confusion. Colored aquarium gravel, if you can find it ground up small enough, might behave lik...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mandala offering substance for Ngondro
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: Mandala offering substance for Ngondro

As part of Ngondro practice what are good offering substances which are non-food items as well as non-precious items that can be offered as part of Mandala offerings within the Ngondro practice? The reason why I ask this is because I will be moving onto Bhikkhu ordination hopefully in two years tim...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need Help To Identify The Guardian Diety
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Need Help To Identify The Guardian Diety

Danny wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Tenma wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:07 am
Danny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:09 pm Looks like setrap to me, worldly stuff.
I'm going to have to disagree;
Cool, now can move on with my life!
Dude, chill. :coffee:
by Könchok Thrinley
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 254
Views: 16262

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

All Buddhist Scriptures are reflections of the Buddha and His followers explaining to others how one should have infinite compassion for others in all situations. My opinion on the matter does not differ from that of the Buddha's. Sorry buddy, but unless you come up with a citation of a teacher or ...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 254
Views: 16262

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

I would be very interested in seeing people realize that nobody here argues that abortions are good, nobody is happy about them and we are here to discuss it from buddhist perspective, not just some feelings we happen to have. First of all, the baby is not carried around in a jar. It is carried arou...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 254
Views: 16262

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

What many have accepted as the Buddhist paradigm of past-life karmic retribution is not at all correct. It has it's roots in ancient pseudo-Hindu misinterpretations of the Vedas, and that wrathful anger people have against wrongdoers that they expect them to be punished for after death because they...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 254
Views: 16262

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Have you ever seen an animal or human, or living being that was a baby that you didn't sense was innocent and kind, and full of Metta? What is this talk of negative karma on them? And those born into hell realms actually aren't "born" in the conventional sense, they don't enter a womb there, they a...

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