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by gescom
Mon May 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 612
Views: 48797

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

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by gescom
Thu May 17, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2769
Views: 264238

Re: Music time

by gescom
Tue May 15, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 71
Views: 5597

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

Yea great tell someone who just had both arms blown off that its ok its just an illusion.Just like a dream.Right. And just because you have a physical disability it doesn’t mean you can’t practice Buddhism or that life will only be suffering from then on, or worth giving up on. I hope the quote hel...
by gescom
Tue May 15, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 71
Views: 5597

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

Suicide is mentioned in the following book, The Great Secret of Mind: Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen by Tulku Pema Rigtsal. The following is a compilation of excerpts on the topic. Further, these days some imagine that suicide is the best way to end suffering, and they actually p...
by gescom
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is it good not to exist?
Replies: 29
Views: 2783

Re: Is it good not to exist?

by gescom
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Sydney 28 & 29 July 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1600

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Sydney 28 & 29 July 2017

For more information please visit: https://www.bodhievents.org/tenzin-palmo-2017 Friday 28th July 2017 A Conversation with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Magda Szubanski ​ Steadfast Peace in Unstable Times ​ To purchase tickets visit https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/in-conversation-with-tenzin-palmo...
by gescom
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Robina Courtin, September 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 899

Robina Courtin, September 2017

For more information please visit: https://www.bodhievents.org/robina-courtin-2017-australian-visi ​ NEWCASTLE ​ Friday 1st September 2017 PUBLIC TALK ​ Saturday 2nd September 2017 TEACHING Buddhism for Beginners ​ ​ ​ SYDNEY ​ Sunday 3rd September 2017 PUBLIC TALK Life, the Universe and Your Place ...
by gescom
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigme Losel Wangpo, August & September 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 849

His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigme Losel Wangpo, August & September 2017

Please visit the Shenpen Australia website for more information: http://www.shenpenaustralia.org./events Mind or Heart - Which Can I Trust? Melbourne Friday 4th August 2017 Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn vic@shenpenaustralia.org Torquay Saturday 12th August 2017 Torquay Improvement A...
by gescom
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Self Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Self Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness

Hi everyone, here is a wonderful reading of Padmasambhava's Self Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness to download: https://archive.org/details/SelfLiberationPart05Verse2428 There are also more readings to download by Kate Harper and Judith Skinner here: https://archive.org/search.php?query...
by gescom
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 37266

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by gescom
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Alan Wallace, Melb, 27 July to Aug 1 2017, The Four Close Applications of Mindfulness
Replies: 0
Views: 807

Alan Wallace, Melb, 27 July to Aug 1 2017, The Four Close Applications of Mindfulness

The Four Close Applications of Mindfulness with Alan Wallace. A 6 day non-residential teaching retreat in Melbourne, 2017. To Register: http://thecontemplary.org/events/alan-2017/ The full retreat fee is $959.00 AUD Your retreat fee includes morning tea, vegetarian lunch and afternoon tea provided b...
by gescom
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gods, demons and arithmetic
Replies: 72
Views: 5298

Re: Gods, demons and arithmetic

Professor of Cognitive Science Donald D. Hoffman (from “The Case Against Reality”) The central lesson of quantum physics is clear: There are no public objects sitting out there in some preexisting space. As the physicist John Wheeler put it, “Useful as it is under ordinary circumstances to say that...
by gescom
Wed May 24, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?
Replies: 15
Views: 1671

Re: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?

And his holiness the dalai lama commented on this, "this is very true, for example, in the case of ourselves, if we had had the opportunity to be in the presence of the historical Buddha, and as a result, if we had taken this turn from self cherrishment to othercherrishment, by now, certainly our s...
by gescom
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wounded ego
Replies: 77
Views: 5840

Re: Wounded ego

https://youtu.be/43ZpNYFMppc Live public talk with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in Charlottesville, Va., USA, April 13, 2010. When life gets difficult, one can easily become lost in agitation and confusion and feel helpless or hopeless. Yet, these uncomfortable experiences can also be used as a doorway ...
by gescom
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: And now for something completely different
Replies: 16
Views: 1819

Re: And now for something completely different

​The Appearance and Cognition of Nonexistent Phenomena
By Dr. Alexander Berzin

https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-s ... -phenomena

Features unicorns so must be good. Not sure they're pink and mute though. :smile:
by gescom
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Meditative concentration on impermanence (for example)
Replies: 13
Views: 1857

Re: Meditative concentration on impermanence (for example)

Q: One person suggested the possibility of choosing subtle impermanence or emptiness as an object for shamatha. If the mind follows that route and veers off in terms of excitement, how does one recognize when subtle laxity arises, especially so since those objects have no clear boundary? A: First o...
by gescom
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Thai Authorities continue standoff at Buddhist temple
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Re: Thai Authorities continue standoff at Buddhist temple

Yes, forget being a CEO, being an Abbot is where the money is.. :smile: There was also this story concerning wildlife trafficking, the mistreatment of tigers and monks beings arrested (at a separate temple / tourist attraction): http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-24/tiger-temple-where-frozen-cubs-fo...
by gescom
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Karma burning
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Karma burning

She was very brave to have that attitude toward her own suffering. Usually current antipsychotic medication can take away major symptoms like that in schizophrenia. People with schizophrenia get to lead normal lives. So in some ways it is fortunate to be able to live in a society that can help peopl...

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