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by Thomas Amundsen
Sat May 26, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Does poti wang accomplish the same as lung?
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Does poti wang accomplish the same as lung?

To be more specific, some time ago I received some Düdjom Tersar empowerments, but either I didn’t know enough back then to recognize the lung being given as well, or maybe it wasn’t? Years later I received the Düdjom Tersar poti wang, so I’m wondering if this is equivalent functionally to receivin...
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu May 24, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Guess who said this?
Replies: 29
Views: 891

Re: Guess who said this?

krodha wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 5:46 am
Ah yes, another www. jesuswheel .net moment.
:rolling:
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 1388

Re: Waterworld

In my younger and naively idealistic days, I deeply sympathized with the approach of Earth First! I don't agree with their fundamental philosophical position anymore - more or less the misanthropic view that humanity is a cancer. I did and continue to admire some of their direct actions - tree sitt...
by Thomas Amundsen
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help on shamatha
Replies: 30
Views: 1702

Re: Help on shamatha

Maybe I need to go back and listen again. I seem to remember the gist of it being that stable shamata is important for further practice (I believe this is true) and that often people tend to skip shamata in order to jump straight to more "exciting" and "higher" practices (I also believe this is tru...
by Thomas Amundsen
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help on shamatha
Replies: 30
Views: 1702

Re: Help on shamatha

Wisdom Posdcast has 2 episodes with Alan Wallace where he spends a great deal of time discussing shamatha. I think you may find them helpful. PS. There is also one with some guy named Malcolm... Alan Wallace's view on shamatha and its relationship with the rest of practice is kind of insane, IMO. M...
by Thomas Amundsen
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help on shamatha
Replies: 30
Views: 1702

Re: Help on shamatha

Wisdom Posdcast has 2 episodes with Alan Wallace where he spends a great deal of time discussing shamatha. I think you may find them helpful. PS. There is also one with some guy named Malcolm... Alan Wallace's view on shamatha and its relationship with the rest of practice is kind of insane, IMO.
by Thomas Amundsen
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana
Replies: 17
Views: 1992

Re: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana

oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra guru padma siddhi hūṃ
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism

KTL spoke there last week, so I assume that is what is being referred to. Ah! I had no idea... I would have loved to attend that. He's been up in my neck of the woods for the past week and I've seen him speak several times, including just last night at Anam Thubten's place in Point Richmond. You ca...
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism

dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:26 pm
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Fortyeightvows wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Thomas Amundsen, were you at claremont?
Nope. For what?

KTL spoke there last week, so I assume that is what is being referred to.
Ah! I had no idea... I would have loved to attend that.
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Thomas Amundsen, were you at claremont?
Nope. For what?
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism

You can read his thesis here: https://scholar.colorado.edu/geog_gradetds/27/ if you are interested. Are you saying that this was written by Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro? No, I am saying that it was written by the person who wrote the article, Gaerrang (Kabzung). Oh, so the original article I linked was no...
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism

Miroku wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:50 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:14 am
Miroku wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Nice article. :thanks:

You can read his thesis here: https://scholar.colorado.edu/geog_gradetds/27/ if you are interested.
Looks interesting thanks. I will take a look at it once I sort out my relationship with meat. :D
:lol:
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:14 am
Miroku wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Nice article. :thanks:

You can read his thesis here: https://scholar.colorado.edu/geog_gradetds/27/ if you are interested.
Are you saying that this was written by Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro?
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism

I would be surprised if it had been translated. After looking at this article's bibliography: https://journals.openedition.org/emscat/2755 I think the title in Tibetan is: "sha’i kha zas gnag bkag gi bslab bya blang bor gsal ba’i me long" Ah, I suspected that might be the case. Thanks, Dzogchungpa!
by Thomas Amundsen
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro :: Book on Vegetarianism

Why Vegetarian?
Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro wrote:Years ago, I wrote a book about the merit of being vegetarian and the faults of eating meat or being non-vegetarian.
Does anyone know where I can find this book (in English)?
by Thomas Amundsen
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 235
Views: 29024

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

krodha wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:39 am
Who else is planning to go to Santa Fe? I am.
I'm planning to arrive sometime late on Friday night, unfortunately after the intro teaching, and attend the teachings on Saturay and Sunday.
by Thomas Amundsen
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1952

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Humans are not "naturally" anything when it comes to diet. Our diet is based on availability and ability. I would never say to somebody living in an environment where there is a lack of vegetables for consumption, or have health problems that require eating meat, to stop eating meat and/or other an...
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Transference question
Replies: 38
Views: 1536

Re: Great Transference question

you birth and you don't die, wht can i make of that :s Basically the rainbow body of great transference is not a karmic body. It's not like it violates the law of cause and effect, it just goes completely beyond it. In general, the teachings in various yanas don't contradict each other. There's a n...
by Thomas Amundsen
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Transference question
Replies: 38
Views: 1536

Re: Great Transference question

yeah, it defies the law of karma :S What makes you say that? you birth and you don't die, wht can i make of that :s Basically the rainbow body of great transference is not a karmic body. It's not like it violates the law of cause and effect, it just goes completely beyond it. In general, the teachi...
by Thomas Amundsen
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Transference question
Replies: 38
Views: 1536

Re: Great Transference question

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Fa Dao wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:34 pm
javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:05 pm


Yeah 🙇 ty, the only difference is that you mentioned?
There are probably more differences but the fact that one is before actual death of the body and the other is after the death of the body seems significant
yeah, it defies the law of karma :S
What makes you say that?

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