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by Fa Dao
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 41
Views: 1854

Re: Quitting smoking

Its also helpful to remember that smoking isnt just one habit..its a lot of little habits. For example: you wake up in the morning and light up, after you eat you light up, just before going to bed you light up, a stressful situation happens, etc. So the idea is to figure out all of your little habi...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6397

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Lighten up. I know ... but today it's a bit hard. Read this, and look at the photos, as though you're reading about the countryside you grew up in and you might see why. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-06/dead-animals-bushfire-biosecurity-emergency/11843428?fbclid=IwAR1Z5byiQrR40GGO8xYchC_rtTRM...
by Fa Dao
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6958
Views: 752870

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I dont think there would be a problem with both son and daughter of Rinpoche stepping up and sharing the responsibility...but then again, Im not in the inner circle...would be nice though to get Rinpoches perspective from both of them...
by Fa Dao
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Living Longde Teacher
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Living Longde Teacher

cool, thanks man...unfortunately though I will not be going to Ladakh anytime soon...I have looked and there just doesn't seem to be any Longde Teachers in the US...bummer...
by Fa Dao
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Living Longde Teacher
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Living Longde Teacher

There seems to be a few "Tokden Rinpoches". I am also interested in finding out if there are any other Teachers of Longde...in the US maybe?
by Fa Dao
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wilkinson Translations
Replies: 44
Views: 2215

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

i once read a wilkinson work and after a few lines my eyes where defiled 😂 [/quote] In order to make a comment like that apparently you must be fluent in the Tibetan language. And if you are then why aren't you turning out Dzogchen English translations like this guy is trying to do? And if not, how ...
by Fa Dao
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6958
Views: 752870

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Rinpoche had said 3 things many many times.
Relax,
Be Present,
Do Guruyoga.
Anyone know how to say and write these in Tibetan?
by Fa Dao
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 19
Views: 1002

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

sounds like a plan...you can never do too much Guruyoga, right? One of the few things that Rinpoche always said was "Relax, be Present, do Guruyoga..these are the only things I tell you to do". Applying the practice of being Present between sessions as a practice in itself cannot be underestimated.....
by Fa Dao
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde
Replies: 19
Views: 1002

Re: Personal retreat suggestions - focus on semde

Take a look at your situation and try and determine if there are any secondary practices that might be useful to intersperse between sessions that will be helpful to the main practice....the 3 day Vajra Armor retreat comes to mind as an example..Ive also found it helpful to do LOTS of really short p...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Re: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson

yeahhh...silly me..what was I thinking? to think that we could discuss some of the actual issues that were raised as well as Dave Rubins (IMO) excellent interviewing abilities....oh well....mods may as well lock it up...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Re: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson

Did anyone actually listen to the interview? Doesnt sound like it...
by Fa Dao
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 4637

Re: Greta Thunberg

yeah..only one problem with all of this...a group of 500 scientists and climate professionals sent a “European Climate Declaration” to the U.N. with a stark message: “There is no climate emergency.” And as the MSM obviously wont be covering this it might be worth a look...as well as some open and ho...
by Fa Dao
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Democrats are Going to the Mattresses
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Re: The Democrats are Going to the Mattresses

I have been a democrat my entire adult life (Im 57 now). So here is an opinion/prediction/observation: Trump will win in a landslide in 2020. Heres why... First off, Trump is a symptom, not a cause. The majority of the American people who don't live in DC, NYC, LA, San Fran etc are fed up with "poli...
by Fa Dao
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson

This was an excellent interview (I thought) and isn't what you might think. Would be interested in hearing others opinions on the specifics after watching it.
by Fa Dao
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Might be helpful if you remember which language the monk was chanting it in...Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, or Japanese? Also was it long or short? If long it could have been a dharani and not a mantra
by Fa Dao
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Elizabeth Warren for President
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Elizabeth Warren for President

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Woah. He can't help himself as it goes on, but the first part...

I know its not a popular position on this site...but...Tucker rocks!! He doesnt seem to care if its a democrat or republican...he roasts them equally...And, he cracks me up...funny guy
by Fa Dao
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 2927

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

I think everyone here has had doubts as to the efficacy of certain practices....were human, comes with the territory. However, that being said, heres a thought that crossed my mind...you said you have been doing this practice for a decade now, right? Is it remotely possible that you were meant to di...
by Fa Dao
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 236
Views: 23224

Re: Random Thoughts

TharpaChodron wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:54 am
Today I went to a teaching by Kalu Rinpoche, by chance I learned he was teaching only 1.5 hours away from my home. Never met his previous incarnation, but I was so impressed! :heart:
agreed...Ive seen the kid on youtube...hes really got it going on
by Fa Dao
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 2808

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

florin wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Hi,

Anybody knows how the mantra is written in tibetan ?
The mantra as it is found in the longde sadhana practiced in the dzogchen community.
Thanks
Didnt know if it was appropriate to post it here so I pm'd it to you
by Fa Dao
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra siddhi
Replies: 25
Views: 1365

Re: Mantra siddhi

Dorje Kotrab/Vajra Armor

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