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by Fa Dao
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1810

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Actually if you're going by counties Trump won approximately 2,600 counties to Clinton’s 500 with 304 electoral votes to her 227, but losing the popular vote by almost 3 million. Many are now saying that we need to abolish the electoral college and go by the popular vote. The problem with this is t...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1810

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

A presidential win in 2020 will need an outsider - someone not currently in politics. The anti-Trump, if you like. But not Oprah, that would be a complete disaster. I'm ambivalent, only because he doesn't stoke any enthusiasm and he's a from the Master of the Universe/Davos class - Michael Bloomber...
by Fa Dao
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde Protectors?
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Longde Protectors?

Also.....Ngondzog Gyalpo is used as Guru, is he also used as Yidam as well?
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde Protectors?
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Longde Protectors?

In most lineages/schools there is a particular Protector and or Guruyoga that is commonly used (i.e Nyingma has Vajrakilaya and Guru Rinpoche etc) Is anyone aware of any Protectors that were common to Longde?
by Fa Dao
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6239
Views: 564611

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Mods, please delete my previous post. It was a mistake on my part to post this here as it's clearly a cause of discomfort and anxiety. The last thing I want is to be the source of discord among vajra siblings. Apologies to everyone for this. Tonnes of Vajrasattva purification for me the next few da...
by Fa Dao
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 57
Views: 1920

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

:twothumbsup: With social media so real and available these days all it takes is one rumor to destroy someones career,credentials and there is always someone to jump on the wagon while avoiding all legal realms. Social media does more harm than good? We will see. One thing social media provides is t...
by Fa Dao
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors and samaya
Replies: 71
Views: 11494

Re: Dharma protectors and samaya

Found this article which might shed some light for some people:
http://www.crazywisdomjournal.com/featu ... otus-farms
by Fa Dao
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: End of suffering
Replies: 27
Views: 1263

Re: End of suffering

Little brother, sounds like you might be spending way too much time in your own head and amplifying all the shit that is going on in there... and in turn you are reaching out to these negative things to try and shut out some of it...totally understandable. Perhaps you could try to replace some of th...
by Fa Dao
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4258

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

On the other hand MDMA also known as ecstasy is now in phase 3 clinical trials as a "breakthrough cure" for PTSD and possibly other mental health related disorders:
https://maps.org/research/mdma
Difficult to meditate/be in the state etc when you're having severe panic attacks etc
by Fa Dao
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Machig Labdron Wisdom from an Old Lady
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Machig Labdron Wisdom from an Old Lady

Duuude....way cool!
by Fa Dao
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 5610

Re: Who is America ?

Naww Q...Malcolm and Greg are absolutely right! As practitioners of Buddhadharma, whenever and wherever we find these alt-right/fascist/neo-nazi bastards we should immediately walk up and punch them in the face! They must be stopped at all costs!! I mean, its not like they are sentient beings who we...
by Fa Dao
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 5610

Re: Who is America ?

On the flip side, his interviews with Bernie and Ted Keoppel demonstrate how decent and sane they are. To be fair, some of those right winger guys seem to realize it's a joke and go along, but that itself says tons about their sensibilities. Walter Kirn kind of has a point. https://harpers.org/arch...
by Fa Dao
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 165
Views: 5584

Re: TRUCK FUMP

yeah i get that ..it's a whole other reality for countries that are smaller population and resources compared to countries with infinite resources and money...Canada has a population of 36 and 1/2 million...America is325.7 million...greece 10.75....greece is really doing over and beyound what is ex...
by Fa Dao
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 165
Views: 5584

Re: TRUCK FUMP

We, just like every other country, have immigration laws. So technically, if a person comes here illegally , flagrantly disrespecting our laws, how are they not a criminal ? I have friends from Canada, Mexico, and Guatemala who got their citizenship legally. They complain about others who dont go th...
by Fa Dao
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 26
Views: 1095

Re: Protections

If you are a student of ChNN and have had the Vajra Armor lung you could go that direction
by Fa Dao
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 165
Views: 5584

Re: TRUCK FUMP

But if he miraculously freed Tibet.... http://www.tibetanreview.net/secretary-of-state-pompeo-assures-comprehensive-address-of-tibetan-issues-with-chinese-leadership/ Don't hold your breath. You gotta admit that it would be great fun to watch if Trump decided that Tibet was his new pet project on s...
by Fa Dao
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 165
Views: 5584

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:31 pm
But if he miraculously freed Tibet....
http://www.tibetanreview.net/secretary- ... eadership/
by Fa Dao
Sun May 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice on where to go, what lineage to study
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Advice on where to go, what lineage to study

I would strongly suggest going to as many centers as possible even if they are in another city. Ask questions, be diligent in finding what works for you as this can be a more than one lifetime commitment. Meet as many Teachers as you can until you find the right one for you...choose wisely...
by Fa Dao
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Looking for good books for learning classical chinese
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Looking for good books for learning classical chinese

I did my undergrad work in Chinese language/history/literature and loved translating Tang dynasty poetry. That was many many years ago but the one book I always recommended was this: https://www.amazon.com/Gateway-Chinese-Classics-English/dp/0835125378 It requires you to memorize around 300 characte...
by Fa Dao
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Keith Dowman's argument for his "interpretive free" translation style
Replies: 95
Views: 10575

Re: Keith Dowman's argument for his "interpretive free" translation style

:twothumbsup: It’s not queer theory that I’m singling out, I am questioning what it has to do with buddhadharma. Are we going to have conservative translators, liberal translators, communist, capitalist all translating texts differently? Everyone has opinions or biases but why would I need to write ...

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