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by Tom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A
Replies: 21
Views: 1104

Re: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A

I enjoy listening to his teachings. Instead of the usual vajrayana ngöndro that culminates in guruyoga, he has people cultivate shamatha, the four close applications of mindfulness, and the four immeasurables. He says that this approach is more suitable for many people, and he cites traditional lam...
by Tom
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Sanskrit Gender
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Sanskrit Gender

I have an eccentric practice of trying to preserve Sanskritic plurals when I write, largely simply because I am a language nerd. My question is, are there any good Sanskrit dictionary available that do not require fluency in Devanagari where they list the genders of Sanskrit terms along with their ...
by Tom
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A
Replies: 21
Views: 1104

Re: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A

I am attending his upcoming January 7-12 retreat in Santa Barbara on Dudjom Lingpa's Buddhahood Without Meditation (Part 2) , a text he recently translated. He says anyone who did not attend Part 1 last year but who purchases and works through last year's recording can attend. If you request it, th...
by Tom
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gharwang Rinpoche live now
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Gharwang Rinpoche live now

https://livestream.com/wisdompublications/MindTraining

Or Wisdom Publications facebook page.
by Tom
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where have all the Kagyupas gone?
Replies: 23
Views: 4629

Re: Where have all the Kagyupas gone?

Here is an interview with Gharwang Rinpoche about the Zurmang / Surmang Kagyu lineage. There interview touches on Trunga Rinpoche, Rechung Nyengyu and many wonderful stories about His Holiness the 16th Karmapa. Enjoy.

http://learn.wisdompubs.org/podcast/gharwang-rinpoche/
by Tom
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Alan Wallace Live Q&A from Harvard
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Alan Wallace Live Q&A from Harvard

I guarantee the talk will touch on the relationship between shamatha and dzogchen. You can even ask the question on the livestream.
by Tom
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Alan Wallace Live Q&A from Harvard
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Alan Wallace Live Q&A from Harvard

A live Q&A session with Alan Wallace on śamatha and dzogchen from Harvard University

Starting in about three hours (7pm EST | Boston USA)

Here is the link: https://livestream.com/wisdompublications/Shamatha
by Tom
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhist Podcasts
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

Re: Buddhist Podcasts

Great guest like Bob Thurman, Jeffrey Hopkins, and Stephen Batchelor on the Wisdom Publications podcast... http://learn.wisdompubs.org/podcast/ And many more... good stories to tell. Tomorrow nights' Wisdom Podcast with Alan Wallace will be available live on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Tom
Wed May 18, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Text -- 'Higher Study of the Science of Mind' (Lo-rig Gong-ma)
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Text -- 'Higher Study of the Science of Mind' (Lo-rig Gong-ma)

This is the text... I don't believe it is translated.

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by Tom
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Alan Wallace | Introduction to Dzogchen Online Course
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Alan Wallace | Introduction to Dzogchen Online Course

For those interested Wisdom Publications just announced an online course with Alan Wallace teaching an Introduction to Dzogchen.

Find out more here: http://learn.wisdompubs.org/academy/cou ... -dzogchen/
by Tom
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Inherency and the Object of Negation
Replies: 737
Views: 40981

Re: Inherency and the Object of Negation

Malcolm wrote:
Tom wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
.but these too are not direct perceptions.
A distinction is made here between མངོན་སུམ་ཏུ་རྟོགས་པ་ and དངོས་སུ་རྟོགས་པ་.
Yes, the formere is a direct perception, tne latter cannot be.
yep.
by Tom
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Inherency and the Object of Negation
Replies: 737
Views: 40981

Re: Inherency and the Object of Negation

Gelugpas classify some conceptual cognitions as direct realizes (དངོས་སུ་རྟོགས་པ་) because they say that they realize their object through the force of experience. Examples include the second moment of an inferential cognition and also memory. Certainly, Dignaga who defines direct perception as “th...
by Tom
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Inherency and the Object of Negation
Replies: 737
Views: 40981

Re: Inherency and the Object of Negation

Gelugpas classify some conceptual cognitions as direct realizes (དངོས་སུ་རྟོགས་པ་) because they say that they realize their object through the force of experience. Examples include the second moment of an inferential cognition and also memory. Certainly, Dignaga who defines direct perception as “th...
by Tom
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Inherency and the Object of Negation
Replies: 737
Views: 40981

Re: Inherency and the Object of Negation

Gelugpas classify some conceptual cognitions as direct realizes (དངོས་སུ་རྟོགས་པ་) because they say that they realize their object through the force of experience. Examples include the second moment of an inferential cognition and also memory. Certainly, Dignaga who defines direct perception as “tha...
by Tom
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Moderating and Posting
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Re: Moderating and Posting

Ayu wrote:That rule exists and we try to fulfill it.
Not easy always, and the complete team is not always available. :shrug:
I get the problems with implementation and it is good to know there exists such a guideline.
by Tom
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Moderating and Posting
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Re: Moderating and Posting

Just an idea... I think a rule about moderators refraining from posting their personal opinions in the threads that they are moderating should be considered. This would help move towards at least some semblance of objective moderation. If this rule is already in place please ignore. Which would red...
by Tom
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Moderating and Posting
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Moderating and Posting

Just an idea...

I think a rule about moderators refraining from posting their personal opinions in the threads that they are moderating should be considered.

This would help move towards at least some semblance of objective moderation.

If this rule is already in place please ignore.
by Tom
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhist Podcasts
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

Re: Buddhist Podcasts

Great guest like Bob Thurman, Jeffrey Hopkins, and Stephen Batchelor on the Wisdom Publications podcast... http://learn.wisdompubs.org/podcast/
by Tom
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where have all the Kagyupas gone?
Replies: 23
Views: 4629

Re: Where have all the Kagyupas gone?

I think Kagyu school needs some vastly realized, powerful and charismatic master similar to Milarepa, who will collect all the common and rare teachings and reinstate the original style of practice. This person should strip the tantra naked - that is take away that sutra dress that monastics put on...
by Tom
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where have all the Kagyupas gone?
Replies: 23
Views: 4629

Re: Where have all the Kagyupas gone?

Tom, thank you for correcting my error. I had assumed that Trungpa Rinpoche, being a Zurmang tulku, had drawn mainly from the lineage he was educated in when he brought the Buddhadharma to the West. I did not mean to imply that the Zurmang lineage had been adulterated, just to try and point out tha...