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by Thomas Amundsen
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana
Replies: 7
Views: 549

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 26630

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: 1172

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: 975

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: 975

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: 975

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?
by Thomas Amundsen
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Solo Retreat

boda wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:30 pm
I recall reading some research about how people generally perform better when in the company of others, and that this finding extends to other species. They say even ants have an extra spring in their step when around other ants. So there's that.
I do remember seeing that before. Good point.
by Thomas Amundsen
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Solo Retreat

Individual retreats are usually like finishing school. Most of the lamas did not start with individual retreat. Ah, I see. This definitely makes sense. Thanks! If you can't do serious group retreat then do individual retreat. I don't have the time to do serious group or individual retreat any time,...
by Thomas Amundsen
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Solo Retreat

Deeper experiences of concentration generally occur in group settings rather than individual settings (although this is not always the case either). Outside of enlightenment, saving life or outstanding dharma teaching, sesshin is an unparalleled practice. For some reason I thought the original post...
by Thomas Amundsen
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Not been feeling like attending dharma events
Replies: 37
Views: 1333

Re: Not been feeling like attending dharma events

I am really curious about those who establish some kind of close relationship with a lama living near them -- did you go to all the regular pujas and so on before they started to accept you and teach you? No but... My teacher started guiding me closely just because I was showing up to his ngondro c...
by Thomas Amundsen
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Not been feeling like attending dharma events
Replies: 37
Views: 1333

Re: Not been feeling like attending dharma events

So another confirmation ..every valley a Lama. Every Lama a dharma. :smile: Which figures. Do we expect uniformity? I'm not sure if it's such a sharp contrast in opinions between Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on this topic. My impression from your quote from Trungpa Rinpoche ...
by Thomas Amundsen
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Solo Retreat

boda wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:34 pm

Of course there are alway group retreats available. The longest I've done with a groups (Zen) has been only one day. I forget what they call a one day retreat.
I think what I usually hear is"Zazenkai". Although that could be a few days, but it's shorter than a sesshin.