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by Miroku
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

Can't wait for mine to come :twothumbsup:
by Miroku
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 22
Views: 506

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

Thank you Pema! :twothumbsup: :anjali:
by Miroku
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 22
Views: 506

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

When we can't avoid, we have all sorts of practices for purifying Could you give some instructions how to for example use vajrasattva mantra to purify it (unless it is a secret thing ofcourse). Also would offering the clothes or books to the three jewels help? I have read of such practice in one ng...
by Miroku
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21197

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Nemo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Honestly going veg is not going amazing. My coffee consumption has doubled and I ate half a box of cookies last night which I never do.
You might need more lentils or other carb sources to have enough calories.
by Miroku
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 22
Views: 506

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

In this case, the OP knows where the mandala set came from and knows the history of its previous owner. As an extension of this thread, IME, it is important not to use antique Dharma objects you don't know the provenance of. These objects (maybe not so common on the market today as they once were) ...
by Miroku
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6579
Views: 657334

Re: Practices for recognition at the end of Guru Yoga book

Hmm, ok. I'm sure you'll find the answer you're looking. Like I said, I just don't quite get where they fit into things. I guess I might as well just try them and see. They seem to serve the same purpose as Rushens. If I understand correctly they are more in the line of the 1st statement. While Rus...
by Miroku
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 563

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

I used to be a card-carrying socialist (no, really, the org I was part of - I had a membership card), and while I became disillusioned with Communism and Socialist theory generally, I think it's hard to avoid the fact that Marx has turned out to be correct in many of his larger observations about c...
by Miroku
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū
Replies: 28
Views: 656

Re: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū

Dunno, maybe start reciting sutras like heart sutra or the amitabha pure land sutras to gather merit a bit and give yourself space. Pure land buddhism is okay to go right now actually and you do not have to limit yourself by it for now. Do not waste time.
by Miroku
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 22
Views: 506

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

You’re not necessarily wrong Grigoris. But man the Rolling Stones suck. They’re almost as obnoxious as jam bands. :lol: Oh come on! Jam bands and Rolling Stones are the best! :tantrum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvUyyhRQhd8 Anyway, I mean if the person did practice with it and it will prevent ...
by Miroku
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2130

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:29 am
Here is another thing we can do to avert abortion.

Every time a woman has an unwanted pregnancy we can take the child and give it to an anti-choicer, whether they want it or not, no choice involved.
:rolling:
by Miroku
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 563

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

The Marxist economical model (at least in theory) is not incompatible with Dharma, imo. But I just don't see how you can square dialectical materialism with the right view. :shrug: That's what I am interested in if anybody did it. Dalailama did criticize it for being materialistic and it is a fair ...
by Miroku
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 563

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

But if you read a bit of Marx you will realize he was antiauthoritarian and wanted workers to have democratic control of the means of production. It makes you a dirty commie loving bastard stealing people's freedom. I wouldn't recommend it. That's where I thought would be the hardest place to compa...
by Miroku
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 563

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

I can recommend Richard Dein Winfield's lectures on Marx, there are several lectures in Youtube (and elsewhere), they are really good. How it connects to Buddhism? You have to figure it out for yourself, I think. https://youtu.be/Lg9rwrKqxkE Thanks! I will give it a watch. :D I think the figuring o...
by Miroku
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 563

Marxism and Buddhism

Hi, I am reading Dalailama's autobiography and he quite often mentions that he likes Marxism and that he met some monks who actually were also interested in Marxism. Is there some book, article or some other source on Marxism and Buddhism?
by Miroku
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Saka Dawa 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 605

Re: Saka Dawa 2019

Thank you Pema! :anjali: I must say that is quite a long list. :D
by Miroku
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Golden Light Sutra
Replies: 17
Views: 1998

Re: The Golden Light Sutra

Also apparently Lama Zopa Rinpoche said students can get a lung from listening to this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tFCRFtOKUg
by Miroku
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

My Instagram has a whopping 70 followers. @vidya_art :cheers: Bryan 78 + me being one of 'em now, bro. Love those pictures with Garchen Rinpoche :heart: . Yeah you seem to be right, but at the same time I'd probably say I'd be quite careful what sort of pictures etc. I share, but I might be too con...
by Miroku
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Saka Dawa 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 605

Re: Saka Dawa 2019

Wow, thanks Nicholas. I was looking for the text since I saw it referenced in my translation of Bodhisattvacharyavatara.

To Pema

I am glad that even teachers like you can feel that way, Pema. :D Do you have some tips for sutras you enjoy/ recommend?
by Miroku
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Saka Dawa 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 605

Re: Saka Dawa 2019

I also believe the Golden Light Sutra is especially important during this time of overpopulation, global warming, species extinction, rampant pollution, and any and all other degradations of the outer container. As this sutra itself explains, recitation of it can help restore the earth and its envi...
by Miroku
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

Thank you so much for your reply :) I'm not sure which tradition you follow. Or if you follow bits and pieces from all of the traditions but I'm sort of coming from a Tibetan perspective. We are taught that giving is one of the 6 perfections. And there are three types of giving 1 giving material th...

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