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by Quay
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 50
Views: 1704

Re: Two months of writing.

The thing I'm wondering is how do you even request to speak with the teacher? Ask. :-) Be honest, too. Explain your situation succinctly and let them know you would truly benefit from such a meeting. I figure she would have quite a lot of students attending who obviously need to speak with her, plu...
by Quay
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 50
Views: 1704

Re: Two months of writing.

Thank you very much, sometimes I think of not posting them anymore, but as long as people enjoy them I will continue. It's regrettable there is so much suffering in my poetry, but alas that is my experience. :shrug: You are welcome and I hope you do continue. I wish I could write something happy fo...
by Quay
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 50
Views: 1704

Re: Two months of writing.

Thank you, Jesse. I think these are intense prose-poems. I also think if you can express what you're going through this well that you can compass the experience and by doing so find it has dimensions. And things like antidotes, transformations, and realizations both relative and absolute. I also par...
by Quay
Thu May 24, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 25580

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

...Just hang out with some kids in the US, especially isolated ones, and you can see it... it's not complicated. The young men you see strung out on opiates, following ISIS online, committing school shootings, or turning the rage inward and committing suicide are all of a piece. There is deep despa...
by Quay
Tue May 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 25580

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

... How many US troops on active service were shot by their colleagues?.... It usually numbers about four or five dozen a year at least, often going into the hundreds. Most are not fatal but do result in often horrific injuries. It should be noted that military training is inherently dangerous and ...
by Quay
Mon May 21, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 25580

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

... In the military, being shot by your own colleagues is very rare, so the schoolkids have every right to their fear.... Depends on which military and which war or time but generally speaking it is not very rare at all. According to the most comprehensive survey of casualties (both fatal and nonfa...
by Quay
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 2830

Re: Fantasy

... In the Christian world, Kings are also supposed to look after the welfare of all subjects, poor included. These Christian orders arose inspired by Jesus.... Not exactly. Medieval history was one of my academic areas of interest and award of a degree. After Constantine called the first Council o...
by Quay
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 2830

Re: Fantasy

When I find myself gazing outwardly with disdain and distraction I try to remember things like the Longchenpa verses thoughtfully posted here by Vasana. And when I'm really awash in my own cups I try to remember to get out and practice Dudjom Rinpoche's Prayer to Recognize My Own Faults . Both are f...
by Quay
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana

News from Rinpoche's Sangha and events in upstate New York at Orgyen Chö Dzong: "Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17, we will be observing 49 days of Kather Dorsem puja for His Holiness Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche’s Parinirvana at Orgyen Chö Dzong - 5345 Route 81, Greenville, NY." They wil...
by Quay
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana

When a great and realized Buddhist master enters Parinirvana it is a cause for rejoicing. When a great teacher and father does so it can be a cause for great sorrow. When these two are the same person it depends on your own view. May all be blessed. 🙏🌷🌷
by Quay
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2154

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

There is a lot of fear on this website, as a Wiccan who is trying to practice Buddhism, I am sad to say that magic gets a bad rap because so many people have been taught that it is evil or causes bad karma. Honestly, I have had some really bad consequences from protection spells, but I have also se...
by Quay
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Response to Bernie
Replies: 100
Views: 5718

Re: Response to Bernie

Pretty hard to avoid using the word rig pa in a Dzogchen ngpondro. Gathering accumulations and purification is a good thing. Different teachers have different approaches to how these things are bestowed. People have different karma, different experiences, and need different approaches. There is no ...
by Quay
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 25580

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Disclosure: I was encouraged to get a gun for self protection when I was living in a really high crime area in South Central LA. I have some crazy stories, but I learned that if you aren't involving yourself with gangs and drugs, you really don't have anything to fear. As it turned out, I never had...
by Quay
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 25580

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Lindama wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:00 am
sorry, the USA has betrayed everything that I hold decent, domestically and internationally....
Everything? Really?
by Quay
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general
Replies: 23
Views: 1412

Re: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general

What's the one you would recommend to gain more knowledge on death and dying? The best description of the death process can be found in ChNN's Birth, Life, and Death. It is the clearest and most profound resource in English. Thanks for this recommendation. I've ordered a copy and look forward to re...
by Quay
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 25580

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I can't see a program like that working in the US at all. The only people here that would favor a program like that are likely middle class urbanites who already don't own guns. So even if the political class had the will, I don't think most of the gun owners would. IIRC Australias population is al...
by Quay
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 25580

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Given that the market has been saturated with AR 15's here for a while now, and they are simply "out there" what do you think congress could realistically do that would have an immediate effect on these sorts of mass shootings? I agree it's crazy, I just hear this sentiment a lot, that somehow cong...
by Quay
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 64
Views: 2461

Re: Donating one's organs at death

So, I heard back from ChNN Rinpoche about donating my organs at death. I told him, "Giving away my organs to those in need when I die is something I'm strongly attracted to, but since death is an important opportunity for a Dzogchen practitioner, would this disturbance of the body be a mistake?" He...
by Quay
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 3172

Re: What is a Woman?

For those interested in intersex and third gender issues, here is a long and thougtfully detailed article from Human Rights Watch that goes into some detail about changing medical opinions, paradigms, and the state of things today. https://www.hrw.org/report/2017/10/26/changing-paradigm/us-medical-p...
by Quay
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Largest one day drop in U.S. stock market - in history
Replies: 47
Views: 1499

Re: Largest one day drop in U.S. stock market - in history

If one is considering comparisons to the Twelve Caesars, then most definitely Nero. "Chaotic, corrupt, incurious, infantile, grandiose, and obsessed with gaudy real estate, Donald Trump is of a Neronic temperament." See: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/15/the-increasing-unfitness-of-donal...

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