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by Quay
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharmic Fungibility
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Dharmic Fungibility

I'll add something I've witnessed numerous times at more than one larger Dharma center especially when hosting an important event like an empowerment. Say the suggested donation is $20. A line forms to get in. Several pay $20 before someone comes up and says they can't pay anything today. Fine, go o...
by Quay
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 7230

Re: Signing Off

I think this is very sad news.

May everyone benefits from consideration of what he said, what others have said, and how it all goes together.

Peace to everyone.
by Quay
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 3302

Re: American Circumcision

Circumcision, like all other kinds of unnecessary interventions hurting the natural, healthy corporal integrity of a person without his consent is abuse and arbitrary torture You're going to have a very hard time getting more than three people to agree upon the definition of an "unnecessary interve...
by Quay
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mathematics in China
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Mathematics in China

I would say the important question is not who invented what is now called mathematics but rather who is doing it best. In that regard China is a clear winner. Though whether gold, bronze or silver is a different matter. :)
by Quay
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 8665

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

What indication did he give? Please read the letter translated by Sangye. I was only browsing this topic but reading the letter gives an entirely different perspective. Without the necessary level of realization it is very difficult to understand precisely what happened and why it appeared to happe...
by Quay
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 6174

Re: Wrathful deities

How hard is it these days to find a trustworthy guru? Lineage heads make good starter lamas. Starter lama ? :) Thank you for that. Gave me a good case of what a friend of mine calls "view giggles." ... As for the signs under discussion, they are rejected in Dzogchen as being mental phenomena, not p...
by Quay
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 7751

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

... People always choose tribes over class. The market, however, is the one place where people are able to exercise influence irrespective of class or tribe, where the movement of capital by design is not impeded by protectionist policies, which are never effective. You shoot down your own assertio...
by Quay
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 100
Views: 8431

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Malcolm wrote: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:07 pm I really cannot stand this Western Liberal bias for facts.
:smile:

That seems to be one of the complaints in the original letter. I’ve tried to come up with an alternative but always seem to end up in a Monty Python skit.
by Quay
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 100
Views: 8431

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/response-dzongsar-jamyang-khyentse-rinpoche/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=fb For me I’m not so much interested in the authors of these pieces but rather what the pieces actually say. I think that putting the original letter and this response side-by-side produces a c...
by Quay
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 8668

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

Without pinning down who KR sees as his root guru, I think it safe to say that he has received authentic lineage transmissions. No doubt in my mind. None in mine, either. I was fortunate to meet Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche in August of 2011 shortly before his 21st birthday. I found him authentic, engaging...
by Quay
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 8668

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

Without pinning down who KR sees as his root guru, I think it safe to say that he has received authentic lineage transmissions. No doubt in my mind. None in mine, either. I was fortunate to meet Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche in August of 2011 shortly before his 21st birthday. I found him authentic, engaging...
by Quay
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 9280

Re: Psychoanalysis

During his life the founder of AA, Bill W., proudly wrote about the 12 Steps being incorporated into some form of Buddhism in Japan. He did not say which kind of Buddhism however. In any case apparently he did not see the 12 Steps as being Christian specific. Yes, there's a lot of wisdom in the Big...
by Quay
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 9280

Re: Psychoanalysis

... Talk therapy is useless. ...just another way to separate fools from their money. Then it is not entirely useless is it? :) I would disagree it is entirely useless if a person doesn't have anyone else to talk to. They can get some benefit from talking with someone (hopefully) more knowledgeable ...
by Quay
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 212
Views: 19606

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

I agree that the dzogchen teachings in the DT Drolo cycle are limited (to one short text - http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/dudjom-rinpoche/light-of-primordial-wisdom ) and that would entail looking elsewhere for more extensive Dzogchen teaching in the terma tradition, but there is no re...
by Quay
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 137
Views: 25153

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

My heart goes out to all of his students. :heart: May you all be inseparable from his wisdom mind. And a special wish for those for whom this is a first, painful lesson in impermanence from your teacher. For people like me who have no special qualities a departure like this is so full of grief it's ...
by Quay
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901242

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Malcolm wrote: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 pm ChNN is no further away from you than the recognition of your own primordial state.
This. :heart:
by Quay
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901242

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The son and dharma heir of the late Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche & the sangha and seat of the Dudjom Tersar immediately expressed their support when the news first broke: Dudjom Tersar Yeshe Nyingpo Temple NYC & Orgyen Cho Dzong Upstate NY September 16 at 3:54 PM · Our family and Sangha members send out o...
by Quay
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 8668

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

... I mean that just because someone is a tulku that does not mean that they do not need samaya with a teacher and connection with a lineage, as it seemed Quay was suggesting. But maybe that is not what he meant. It is not and sorry for any confusion. I was assuming that when someone is known as a ...
by Quay
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 8668

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

I like Cone's reply a lot. It accords with my own experience.
by Quay
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 8668

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

... if he has renounced the whole thing and gone against his lineage for whatever reasons justified or not, why would he want to give teachings anyway? And if he is giving teachings, does he teach Vajrayana, or personal stuff unrelated to lineage? In the Vajrayana system he is the lineage. He teach...

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