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by cky
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Jhanas in the Bodhisattva bhumi system
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Jhanas in the Bodhisattva bhumi system

There is no direct relationship between Bhumis and Jhanas, as far as I know. If there is, I'd be interested in reading about it, too! "Jhana" usually refers to a stage of Samadhi, or "one-pointed mindfulness". I think of it more like a skill, a tool, like a magnifying glass, that we can use to enhan...
by cky
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: End of my moderation
Replies: 21
Views: 1539

Re: End of my moderation

Thank you for the dedication and hard work! :twothumbsup:
by cky
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva More Effective?
Replies: 65
Views: 3410

Re: Vajrasattva More Effective?

tranides wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:28 am
Generaly speaking those are things i keep in mind (since i heard them from my teachers) when im doing any practice: feeling presence of diety, trust in your Lama teachings, loosing expectations and attachment to result, and practice more.
Seconded. Solid advice in my experience.
by cky
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Stealing your own offerings
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: Stealing your own offerings

mtulev wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:34 pm
Finally, he told me he didn't want to teach me anymore
Did he tell you why he didn't want to teach you anymore?
by cky
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jim Carey experiences no - self
Replies: 35
Views: 1642

Re: Jim Carey experiences no - self

I'm only answering to provide a tiny bit more open perspective to the whole thing.

Who knows what happened to him? How well do you know this guy? If you're not his teacher, stop the judgements and projections?
by cky
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 43
Views: 3194

Re: Server migration Sept 22

It seems there is something wrong with the mail configuration of the new server. Having forgotten my password, I tried to have DharmaWheel send me a new one. Each time, there was no email even after hours. I then started to check the mail server logs and found this: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from ec2-52...
by cky
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Chogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Chogyal Rinpoche

The bio on his website says he studied in Rumtek. But since there are none of his teachers mentioned, there's no way to verify his tulku and/or rinpoche status. Could of course mean he's "extra humble" or something, but then, why would such a person advertise to be a reincarnated rinpoche in the fir...
by cky
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: 3D Phurba mandala kickstarter campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: 3D Phurba mandala kickstarter campaign

Thanks for bringing this to our attention again. Almost forgot to donate :)
by cky
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Please Help Me
Replies: 15
Views: 1358

Re: PLEASE HELP ME

If you are practicing shamatha, this could be a Nimitta. Lotus flower actually is a classic. Although this only appears at a very advanced stage.
by cky
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 64909

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Having recently stumbled across the Instagram posts of the son of a certain lama, today he's posted some rather surprising pics. Think wads of money, a splif (i believe that's the stoner terminology). Ok, i just felt like sharing that -- sometimes the apple does fall quite far from the tree, it see...
by cky
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 64909

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Grigoris wrote:
buddhagirl wrote:...the dominant strain tends towards support for Sogyal...
Really? I don't think there is anybody here supporting the supposed actions.
Saying someone supports these horrible actions seems like a pretty tough accusation! :(
by cky
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 64909

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

I feel relief to hear such clear-cut statements from HHDL. We're very lucky to have him around in this position!
by cky
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: White Umbrella mantra from Garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 28
Views: 1909

Re: White Umbrella mantra from Garchen Rinpoche

Lhasa wrote:
Tolya M wrote: Thank you but I just want what Garchen Rinpoche said and a sadhana text. :smile:
Did you email Rinpoche's staff and ask them yet?
by cky
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: White Umbrella mantra from Garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 28
Views: 1909

Re: White Umbrella mantra from Garchen Rinpoche

I'm guessing four armed Sitatapatra terma by Nuden Dorje?

(By the way, you can always send an email to Rinpoche's helpers)
by cky
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Help with this Trungpa talk please?
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Help with this Trungpa talk please?

With Trungpa Rinpoche its very helpful to develop an overall sense of the way he expressed himself, a "feel" for how he liked to put certain things. Then, I find, he makes a lot of sense. Actually some of his explanations were sheer genius. Just take the classic term "Spiritual Materialism". It may ...
by cky
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 64909

Re: Very sad news

The Dalai Lama has said, in response to this type of question posted by Western Dharma center leaders, that if a teacher is behaving wrongly, and is harming people, one must speak out. HHDL did exactly that with respect to his own teacher, the Regent, when he lived in Lhasa. He also said that if cr...
by cky
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 64909

Re: Very sad news

Miroku wrote:
Stewart wrote:Great story, I have a similar one from a time I was out with Mingyur Rinpoche about 15 years ago, in a rough part of a town in England, if I get time later I'll post it.
Oh, please do Stewart! I enjoyed the previous story a lot. :)
Seconded!
by cky
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 64909

Re: Very sad news

Thank you Malcolm and smcj for your answers to my earlier questions!

And thanks dzogchungpa for that amazing Mingyur Rinpoche story! :thumbsup:
by cky
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 64909

Re: Very sad news

Malcolm seems to have already answered all your questions in the following post: All sounds very messy. Let's just hope for all involved that samayas are repairable. When a guru breaks samaya, it is irreparable. That's a general statement. We don't even know if it applies to the case at hand. I gue...
by cky
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 64909

Re: Very sad news

Could someone with some knowledge on the topic of Samaya (Malcolm?) please be so kind and say a few words to clear up the following? 1) We're harming Samaya by exposing our Guru after we've have been sexually or physically abused by him 2) We should therefore keep quiet and keep practicing 3) By kee...

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