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by Fa Dao
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality

Has anyone read this translation of the Choying Dzod by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche? https://www.amazon.com/Great-Perfection-Essence-Pure-Spirituality/dp/9937623243 I have been working on Richard Barrons translation of the Choying Dzod as well as its commentary and wondered if this translation adds anyt...
by Fa Dao
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 407
Views: 13303

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

As I said earlier we as a nation need to make a conscious effort to change the narrative from one of the hero shooting his way out of overwhelming odds to one of the hero against all odds showing an unflinching reverence for all life. If at all possible this changing of the narrative needs to be don...
by Fa Dao
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 39
Views: 731

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

When I lived in China during the spring of 1992 the govt had "monks" in the various temples/monasteries to collect entrance fees and donations...they were not real monks just dudes trying to make a living doing a govt job...
by Fa Dao
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 407
Views: 13303

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

True..I have about as much knowledge of Australian culture as you do about American... Sorry to inform you that you are 100% wrong. Tell me what you know about the great Australian hero Ned Kelly. What about the Eureka stockade? See out here in the rest of the world we get Amerikan culture and hist...
by Fa Dao
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 407
Views: 13303

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I am sure that a lot of people here are going to strongly disagree with this but what worked in Australia will not work here in the US...period. American culture is too deeply entrenched with heroes, guns and violence going all the way back to the founding of this country. You obviously have no ide...
by Fa Dao
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 407
Views: 13303

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I am sure that a lot of people here are going to strongly disagree with this but what worked in Australia will not work here in the US...period. American culture is too deeply entrenched with heroes, guns and violence going all the way back to the founding of this country. "Shot heard around the wor...
by Fa Dao
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2
Replies: 34
Views: 2815

Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:35 am
Fa Dao wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:58 am
And all 17 will be translated by you?
That's my plan.
Fu%*ing cool man!! Huge undertaking but about damn time SOMEBODY that knows what the hell they are doing stepped up to take this on!!
May all of the Masters of the Dzogchen lineage guide and protect you...
by Fa Dao
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2
Replies: 34
Views: 2815

Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

And all 17 will be translated by you?
by Fa Dao
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5156
Views: 439750

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:11 pm
I know the obvious answer here is going to be "Tara", but I was wondering what particular DC practices might be good for obsessive thinking and worry.
Vajra breathing...quick, simple, powerful, and can be done anywhere at anytime
by Fa Dao
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Four Dharma Seals
Replies: 87
Views: 2525

Re: Four Dharma Seals

Taken from the Aro Authenticity Debate https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=27652&p=431249&hilit=four+seals#p431249 Karma Dorje said it already and so did I: If it conforms to the Four Dharma Seals then it is Dharma. Whether well-spoken or not. Fun or not. Brocaded or not. What are the Four...
by Fa Dao
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Replies: 13
Views: 4339

Re: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

These are two of my favorites:
by Fa Dao
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 1602

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

agreed...thanks for the input
by Fa Dao
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 466
Views: 12503

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Who ever said I supported it's validity. I am just tired of seeing people beating them up over and over again for no better reason other than to exercise their own prejudices and to confirm their own egos. Well, I hope you apply this attitude to other groups and traditions too and don't restrict it...
by Fa Dao
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 1602

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

Ok, so how does it work then if a master say puts his handprint in solid stone or does something else that appears to be impossible by what we know of the laws of physics?
by Fa Dao
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 466
Views: 12503

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: 181
Views: 4281

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

. http://www.foreverandaday.biz/images/Bios/ASanders/3.gif https://images.8tracks.com/cover/i/000/274/780/tumblr_mk0vd70ewj1rktus4o1_1280-5177.jpg?rect=0,0,612,612&q=98&fm=jpg&fit=max https://78.media.tumblr.com/48577d4b0756c60f7dbb80a58dfac0d7/tumblr_n7frf1zMuy1rzav2do1_400.gif And I have observed ...
by Fa Dao
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 4281

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: 39
Views: 1048

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: 1272

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: 1798

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...