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by justin.hudgins
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skype - the way forward to practice together?
Replies: 16
Views: 2283

Re: Skype - the way forward to practice together?

Both work great for me, the only issues I've ever had have been with another user's hardware or internet connection, not the service itself.

I've heard that DC members in China regularly do tshogs online, but I don't know if it's through either of these services or something else.
by justin.hudgins
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Termas and Cultural Paradigms
Replies: 104
Views: 8519

Re: tibetan buddhist monasticism in the west

Ethnicity, cultural paradigm, whatever. In this case I think they amount to the same thing. Your words. Not mine. Yup, sure are. Wasn't trying to make it seem otherwise. If people want something that coincides with their rational and western academic perspective they're free to practice any of the ...
by justin.hudgins
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Termas and Cultural Paradigms
Replies: 104
Views: 8519

Re: Termas and Cultural Paradigms

I predict a "scripture only" orthodoxy movement for Theravada westerners and a logic driven Nalanda type Buddhism for Tibetan Buddhist westerners. E.g. instead of "this guru/lineage founder/sutra says this; therefore it is correct" it will be "this is correct because of a, b, and c; therefore this ...
by justin.hudgins
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Termas and Cultural Paradigms
Replies: 104
Views: 8519

Re: tibetan buddhist monasticism in the west

I said nothing about ethnicity. I said cultural paradigm. Inevitably people ask, "Okay, so where did these treasure teachings come from?" It does require faith, especially from a rationalist perspective, to believe such treasure teachings were left behind by past masters and that they truly are wha...
by justin.hudgins
Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Termas and Cultural Paradigms
Replies: 104
Views: 8519

Re: tibetan buddhist monasticism in the west

Huseng wrote:
justin.hudgins wrote: Why should it?

Because we're not Tibetan and the cultural paradigm is completely different.
I don't see what a practical emphasis on treasure teachings or early canon has to do with ethnicity.
by justin.hudgins
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibetan buddhist monasticism in the west
Replies: 88
Views: 11354

Re: tibetan buddhist monasticism in the west

Huseng wrote:
Sherlock wrote: Actually for most Vajrayana practitioners, treasure teachings (both Indian and Tibetan) are more critical than the shared early sutras, at least for practice. For shared dialogue, the early canon is of course important.
Right, but that might change in the new environment.
Why should it?
by justin.hudgins
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Pith Realizations of the ZZNG Masters
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Re: Pith Realizations of the ZZNG Masters

Thank you everyone for your responses! Very helpful, I really appreciate it. :thanks:


Justin
by justin.hudgins
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Pith Realizations of the ZZNG Masters
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Pith Realizations of the ZZNG Masters

Hi, all. I saw that Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will be giving a retreat titled "Pith Realizations of the ZZNG Masters" in Crestone, CO, in late September. I live in Colorado and was thinking of attending but I'm entirely unfamiliar with this and was just curious about the background, what sort of teach...
by justin.hudgins
Thu May 31, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Sleep?
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Sleep?

What's the ideal amount of sleep a healthy individual should have each night?


Justin
by justin.hudgins
Wed May 09, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Who should attend DC webcast?
Replies: 71
Views: 7677

Re: Who should attend DC webcast?

I recall Rinpoche saying in the last couple webcasts that you can never take an empowerment as a blessing and it always involves samaya. And considering that, as far as I understand, direct introduction is the 4th Empowerment, rig pa'i rtsal dbang, it would seem to imply that samaya is involved in r...
by justin.hudgins
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Style Mediation Table
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Tibetan Style Mediation Table

If you've got the money, I think this one looks nice. http://www.samadhicushions.com/Meditation_Puja_Table_p/s-525.htm Failing that, you could always get one of those folding breakfast-in-bed tables. http://www.amazon.com/Winsome-Wood-Breakfast-Handle-Foldable/dp/B0046EC1D0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=13...
by justin.hudgins
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 387032

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ah, alright. That makes sense. Thanks!
by justin.hudgins
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 387032

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Didn't Rinpoche mention a CD at the end of the last webcast?
by justin.hudgins
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 387032

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What is the CD containing the melodies of all these mantras and practices?

Is it the Ritual Melodies CD?
by justin.hudgins
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How much $ are weekend retreats these days?
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: How much $ are weekend retreats these days?

I'm not married nor do I have a regular job, so I'm unfamiliar with the difficulties presented by either of those, but why not just reschedule your vacation and attend Rinpoche's retreats? You spend a decent amount of time with your wife anyway and who knows when you'll next have the opportunity to ...