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by Fa Dao
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Right on bro!! That takes real courage :bow: I have read through some of the Aro stuff and although not my cup of tea I never saw anything that directly contradicted Buddhadharma...seemed like there were people in there that were/are serious and sincere practitioners so I never much bothered with an...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 161
Views: 2875

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

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by Fa Dao
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 161
Views: 2875

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

market [mahr-kit] noun 1. an open place or a covered building where buyers and sellers convene for the sale of goods; a marketplace : a farmers' market. 2. a store for the sale of food: a meat market. 3. a meeting of people for selling and buying. If people want to reduce Dharma to halibut and hagg...
by Fa Dao
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?
Replies: 18
Views: 360

Re: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?

Hello. I've been practicing Zazen for about 3-4 years now. I try to sit for 30 minutes twice a day (but a lot of times it's more like once). I go to a local (Soto) Zen center on and off, but I've mostly just been practicing on my own from what I read in books. I would like to go deeper into Buddhis...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Real "Dark Age"
Replies: 40
Views: 1065

Re: The Real "Dark Age"

I have been reading all of these various posts and how they are linking back to DKR and ultimately to Sogyal Rinpoche and the reason I haven't posted anything on them is simply because I have never met either one of them or their accusers...so I just figure its not my place, and that being the case ...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wolff book about Trump
Replies: 55
Views: 1553

Re: Wolff book about Trump

Yes, our friend Fa Dao is a red state freeloader. :-) :rolling: not actually from here...from one of the "bluer" states....but I guess we all have our "demons" to deal with eh? ;-) You live there, that's enough. :-) Anyway, New Mexico is awesome. If I were to live anywhere other than here in MA, it...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Real "Dark Age"
Replies: 40
Views: 1065

Re: The Real "Dark Age"

:twothumbsup: Some gurus should be disparaged, even by their own students. I disagree. I think they should be held to account. I believe that people should be informed about their actions. But just belittling teachers, I don't think that benefits anybody. I imagine if one checks the motivation behin...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wolff book about Trump
Replies: 55
Views: 1553

Re: Wolff book about Trump

Fact, overall, people in red states use more federal dollars than they pay out in federal taxes. But ideologically opposed to entitlements, oddly. Yes, our friend Fa Dao is a red state freeloader. :-) :rolling: not actually from here...from one of the "bluer" states....but I guess we all have our "...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wolff book about Trump
Replies: 55
Views: 1553

Re: Wolff book about Trump

If a way isn't found that would give each state equal say in how the country is governed it simply wont work...states will end up wanting to secede from the union. I have lived or visited all over the country and there is no way say Montana or Wyoming or New Mexico would be happy with the way say N...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis
Replies: 53
Views: 1277

Re: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis

I could have recommended pilot lessons, or purchasing an airplane ticket, but that would have been too boring and obvious. :smile: I actually had hang gliding lessons over a weekend a while back...it was cool but not the same as how real it feels in dreams...and would be even better if it could be ...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wolff book about Trump
Replies: 55
Views: 1553

Re: Wolff book about Trump

If a way isn't found that would give each state equal say in how the country is governed it simply wont work...states will end up wanting to secede from the union. I have lived or visited all over the country and there is no way say Montana or Wyoming or New Mexico would be happy with the way say Ne...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis
Replies: 53
Views: 1277

Re: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis

I havent read through the Vajra Armor booklet in quite a while but maybe it might be of help for scoliosis?
by Fa Dao
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis
Replies: 53
Views: 1277

Re: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis

I could have recommended pilot lessons, or purchasing an airplane ticket, but that would have been too boring and obvious. :smile: I actually had hang gliding lessons over a weekend a while back...it was cool but not the same as how real it feels in dreams...and would be even better if it could be ...
by Fa Dao
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis
Replies: 53
Views: 1277

Re: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis

thanks for the info...sounds quite extensive
by Fa Dao
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wolff book about Trump
Replies: 55
Views: 1553

Re: Wolff book about Trump

It would still not be a good idea to bet on a Democrat win in 2020. It is their absolute, pathetic failure as a party that has given us Trump's farcical presidency just as much as it was the venality of the Republicans. The same combination could quite possibly give us President Pence in 2020 if Tr...
by Fa Dao
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis
Replies: 53
Views: 1277

Re: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis

ok, so I found a list of the 8 (there are a few of them) and was wondering if one wanted to try and develop/attain one of them how do they go about it? For example...flying
by Fa Dao
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wolff book about Trump
Replies: 55
Views: 1553

Re: Wolff book about Trump

I dont know man...smells like a setup...like some kind of misdirection... The book, or the entire Trump presidency? ...or both? The book, but I suppose you could also say his entire presidency as well. Everyone keeps making the mistake, IMO, of underestimating this man and until that stops he wont ...
by Fa Dao
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wolff book about Trump
Replies: 55
Views: 1553

Re: Wolff book about Trump

I dont know man...smells like a setup...like some kind of misdirection...
by Fa Dao
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins

From the Mirror:
China, Yichun, Jiangxi Province
October 4 – 8, 2018
Samtengar Retreat of Longsal Longde

Unfortunately I dont know if it will be webcast or not...
by Fa Dao
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: Longde/Vajra bridge rushens and semdzins

Interesting....Thanks Malcolm! So no prelims...they would just jump right in with Anuyoga style Ngondzog Gyalpo and 4 Da?