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by Quay
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 39
Views: 529

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: 39
Views: 529

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: 98
Views: 1512

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
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1791

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

It would be nice if you'd answer the question: Do you really see no difference between FDR's postwar plan for America, the Second Bill of Rights, and Ronald Reagan's Morning in America/New American Century? I don't think you understand how good cop, bad cop works. It means the cops collude to put on...
by Quay
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1791

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

...I still have yet to find anyone who can raise compelling arguments against Hayek's basic thesis in Road to Serfdom .... I think that is because there isn't one. :smile: The problem most people seem to have with Hayek is not actually with his ideas but rather from the people that came after him a...
by Quay
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1791

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

D or R doesn't matter. Stop being a sucker and falling for this good cop, bad cop routine. The tick tock of parties is public theater. The elites always get what they want. Do you really see no difference between FDR's postwar plan for America, the Second Bill of Rights, and Ronald Reagan's Morning...
by Quay
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 133
Views: 9588

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 12:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 7052

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

I truly feel for all that are suffering. How would any of us act under the ripening karma and circumstances that we find ourselves in? Indeed so. As the great 20th century philosopher Jim Morrison said, "No one here gets out alive." Compassion is key for everyone involved.
by Quay
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6239
Views: 564513

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: 6239
Views: 564513

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: 39
Views: 2311

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: 39
Views: 2311

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: 39
Views: 2311

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...
by Quay
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 2311

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

I can tell you what I know from my own experience and what Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche spoke in my presence. I had the honor of meeting him and spending some time with him around the time of his 21st birthday. I was also fortunate to receive teachings. Rinpoche has been totally open about the abuse he suff...
by Quay
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2399

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

If you put this alongside his repeated call for a secular ethics based on universal human values then it makes sense.
by Quay
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 82
Views: 4524

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Here's a stab... They're not masters. :smile: Depends on how you define a master. A Buddha? Probably not. On a Bhumi? Maybe. Something else? Who knows. What, specifically, would make one think these individuals were not awakened? Specifically. 🤔 In detail. Not so fast. First Queequeg should explain...
by Quay
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 82
Views: 4524

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:45 pm
Here's a stab... They're not masters.
:smile: Depends on how you define a master. A Buddha? Probably not. On a Bhumi? Maybe. Something else? Who knows.
by Quay
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Assisted Suicide and euthanasia: Non-Buddhist views
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Assisted Suicide and euthanasia: Non-Buddhist views

The author of the blog in the OP is a Canadian and devout Catholic and is coming at it from a perspective where RCC doctrine is being violated. He is apparently also had a rough personal time with the suicide of his sister-in-law. I know a number of people in the Netherlands and they think his view ...
by Quay
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 82
Views: 4524

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

The cult I am more familiar with has permitted previously expelled sex offenders to ordain again and to teach once again as leaders of the organisation. Why? Well, because they are holy beings and thus 'beyond karma'. I suspect this has been invented as an excuse based on the 'crazy wisdom' nonsens...
by Quay
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 82
Views: 4524

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

The full report seems to be very well done and is painful, sobering reading for me. When a teacher is getting violent and angry... is that some sort of trance like the oracles? What a mind f**k. I would think that an oracular trance would be full of phrases that need deciphering and/or would contain...

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