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by Fa Dao
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 43
Views: 142

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:28 am
Can we all, including me, please refrain from trolling?

Thanks.
yeaaahh...ok...wasnt aware thats what we were doing...thought we were just good-naturedly ribbing each other...
by Fa Dao
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 43
Views: 142

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Bzzzzzzt... Irrelevant comparison. Try again. Not all bearded guys support Holocausts and ethnic cleansing, racism, sexism, etc... Nor are all bearded guys responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people... Fascists, on the other hand... hmmm...I dunno Greg...you do bear a striking resembl...
by Fa Dao
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 43
Views: 142

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Never trust a Fascist. never trust a guy with a beard :rolling: Bzzzzzzt... Irrelevant comparison. Try again. Not all bearded guys support Holocausts and ethnic cleansing, racism, sexism, etc... Nor are all bearded guys responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people... Fascists, on the ot...
by Fa Dao
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 43
Views: 142

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

He has a 3 year timetable to bring the rule of law & freedom to China: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/billionaire-guo-wengui-wants-regime-change-beijing-034446185.html Guo said he has met ten times with Bannon, the one-time Goldman Sachs investment banker and head of influential ultraconservative outlet...
by Fa Dao
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Road Trip
Replies: 70
Views: 1702

Re: The Road Trip

Virgo wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:49 pm
Motova wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:14 am
Virgo wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:42 am
Malcolm is our resident Highlander.

Kevin
I am also Scottish. :jedi:
Awesome! Another Scott!

Kevin
Im bi-racial...Irish on my fathers side and Scottish on my mothers side :rolling:
by Fa Dao
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1250

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

and speaking of golf....
by Fa Dao
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 402326

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

On p. 91 in The 21 Semdzins of Dzogchen Upadesha and p. 71 of the Song of the Vajra there is a practice called Semdzin Yugu that is attributed to Shri Singha. Does anyone have anymore background information on this practice?
by Fa Dao
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 402326

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Maybe if someone here knows how to do it they could start a gofundme thingy specifically to raise money for the best equipment etc to make the webcasts even better?
by Fa Dao
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 402326

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I've recently worked my way through The Precious Vase and ChNN's oral commentary on Longchenpa's Precious Ship . I am about halfway through The Song of the Vajra: An Oral Commentary. I might also reread The Crystal and the Way of Light after that. Are there topics not addressed in those works that ...
by Fa Dao
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 402326

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

ok...that was a little surreal...I knew he spoke Italian but never heard him do it at length...
by Fa Dao
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 402326

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

Does anyone know the latest from the webcast team about what can be done to improve streaming /connection etc? Ongoing problems for a while it seems so it would be good to know if there is at least a loose plan for improving the services in the near future. Agreed..especially considering the upcomi...
by Fa Dao
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 402326

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

had the "server is down" and now just a black screen....bummer..
by Fa Dao
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 54
Views: 1198

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

If youre interested in Dzogchen but dont know a lot about it try reading the Crystal and the Way of Light. If after reading that you feel that its right for you, watch one of his webcasts and get transmission....then practice, practice, practice. The next up coming transmission is: http://melong.com...
by Fa Dao
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 54
Views: 1198

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Buddhadharma is not a "one-size-fits-all" that is found in many other religious traditions. There are many Paths within Buddhadharma leading ultimately to the same place due to the fact that there are so many different types of people with different karmic makeups. The key is to find which one is t...
by Fa Dao
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 54
Views: 1198

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Buddhadharma is not a "one-size-fits-all" that is found in many other religious traditions. There are many Paths within Buddhadharma leading ultimately to the same place due to the fact that there are so many different types of people with different karmic makeups. The key is to find which one is th...
by Fa Dao
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Dave Rubin interviews Scott Adams
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Dave Rubin interviews Scott Adams

Fascinating and thought provoking interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWA5pOmSDgQ
by Fa Dao
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 402326

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

oh ok...well thats cool..if he thinks its a good read..good enough for me
by Fa Dao
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 402326

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Here, you mean: https://www.amazon.com/Times-Jamyang-Khyentse-Ch%C3%B6kyi-Lodr%C3%B6/dp/1611803772#reader_1611803772 ? Yeah, pg. 32 onwards until end. When you compare with ChNN's account, seems to be a huge difference of opinion about Chago Tobden's devotion to Heka Lingpa. That's not the only dif...
by Fa Dao
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center

If you want a really good overview you could check out Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche's book Gates to Buddhist Practice. He and his book are about as "Nyingma" as they come. Will help you to understand what you are seeing and hearing when you go there. https://www.amazon.com/Gates-Buddhist-Practice-Essentia...
by Fa Dao
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 402326

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As usual, I'm amazed at the clarity of his transmission. Beyond anything. He truly is my Guru in that sense. And yet, as usual, I'm unsure how to continue in the Dzogchen Community. I practice the Short Tun, have met the small local sangha, and I know the SMS program exists. But really, what is the...