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by Mantrik
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Tara Mandala Open Webcast Transmission with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (Riwo Sangchöd, Chöd, Green Tara)
Replies: 22
Views: 734

Re: Tara Mandala Open Webcast Transmission with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (Riwo Sangchöd, Chöd, Green Tara)

It could simply be that he forgot her when giving that list in 2016. Alternatively he may have authorised Tsultrim Allione to train teachers of his Chod and for her to authorise them to give the empowerment. After all, someone has to do so or it dies. I'm just a bit cautious around these dharma bus...
by Mantrik
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Tara Mandala Open Webcast Transmission with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (Riwo Sangchöd, Chöd, Green Tara)
Replies: 22
Views: 734

Re: Tara Mandala Open Webcast Transmission with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (Riwo Sangchöd, Chöd, Green Tara)

Based on the list in the main Dzogchen Community thread, she does not have permission to give those practices from ChNN. Only Tsultrim Allione has this. Has this changed since 2016? It's a good question. At https://www.taramandala.org/product/chod-of-chogyal-namkhai-norbu-rinpoche/ it says " Lama T...
by Mantrik
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Tara Mandala Open Webcast Transmission with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (Riwo Sangchöd, Chöd, Green Tara)
Replies: 22
Views: 734

Re: Tara Mandala Open Webcast Transmission with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (Riwo Sangchöd, Chöd, Green Tara)

Based on the list in the main Dzogchen Community thread, she does not have permission to give those practices from ChNN. Only Tsultrim Allione has this. Has this changed since 2016?
by Mantrik
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 53
Views: 988

Re: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

The only appropriation I have seen is from those pesky Tibetans declaring whole tracts of White Countries to be Dharma realms. Some nerve. It’s geographical appropriation. I floated that a while back and noone thought it was funny so I thought maybe it’s time might have come. They just annnexed Wal...
by Mantrik
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 53
Views: 988

Re: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

In the UK we only have appropriated religions, or those cobbled together by fantasy role play folk. Appropriation is not MISappropriation yet recently the two terms have been conflated. Any disrespectful appropriation is always MISappropriation. How long, I wonder, does a religion have to be practis...
by Mantrik
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Impeachment Amendment
Replies: 44
Views: 788

Re: Impeachment Amendment

Observing from the other side of the pond I assumed that the Dems knew all along it would never succeed but was merely a way to refocus attention on the orange personage long enough to maybe, just maybe, have a negative effect on his re-election. Again, seen from a distance, I'm not so sure anything...
by Mantrik
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Bill Maher on Megexit
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: Bill Maher on Megexit

cults leading to murder, suicide and mental collapse and others lead to death from dodgy ayahuasca 'shamans' etc etc. Oh, well, then, maybe meth and oxy IS better. Joke. Joke. All sounds sad. These days we have Google at least, so some may be deterred from engaging with the harmful ones, but once h...
by Mantrik
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Bill Maher on Megexit
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: Bill Maher on Megexit

every 'batshit new spirituality' you can name, as people seek to fill the void. Better than meth and oxy. Hard to generalise when some, the batshit ones, are cults leading to murder, suicide and mental collapse and others lead to death from dodgy ayahuasca 'shamans' etc etc. Almost any spiritual pa...
by Mantrik
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Bill Maher on Megexit
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: Bill Maher on Megexit

Most misunderstood sūtra ever. This is not a charter for free inquiry at all.
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Does ''accept as completely true only that which is praised by the wise'' mean that we should take that which is 'well spoken' as a starting point.
by Mantrik
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Bill Maher on Megexit
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: Bill Maher on Megexit

Pretty good skit by Bill Maher on his New Rules, Jan. 17, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXFEkaLrid8 Note around 1:50 mark, you don't have to follow every "batshit tradition or religion" of the one you were born in. I have often felt that too. Most people just blindly accept the religion they...
by Mantrik
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 94
Views: 1885

Re: Freemasonry

I am still a member of the TS in the UK. Are you a member of the TS? (Of course, no need to answer, but at least the question is more precise. ;) ) Membership by me (for the last 20?) years or so) in varied theosophical organizations is no secret. Maybe it is stated in the Upasika Blavatsky thread ...
by Mantrik
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 94
Views: 1885

Re: Freemasonry

Nicholas Weeks, are you really a Theosophist ? Big question that can be applied to any Path and is worthy of thought. Who is a 'real' Buddhist or Xtian or Muslim or Jew or Vedantist - or to verge back to the topic - who is a real Freemason? I am still a member of the TS in the UK. Are you a member ...
by Mantrik
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 94
Views: 1885

Re: Freemasonry

In Theosophy, I believe that, in the past at least, the more involved you became with the Theosophical Society as an organization, you would eventually go through Masonic style initiations. Likely more along the lines of so-called Egyptian Rite Masonry as opposed to UGLE style Freemasonry. I could ...
by Mantrik
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: Time For A Republic.

Apparently I am 48% Highland Scot..which I knew, and 6% Viking..which I didnt. The rest being solid Anglo Saxon from the Kingdom of Wessex. So Alfred is my liege. You'll know if you burn cakes. ;) I have Anglo-Saxons in the mix, but often wondered what happened to the Jutes I was taught about at sc...
by Mantrik
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: Time For A Republic.

Mantrik, Maybe we're related. My family have been in the Orkneys since the eight century. We're from S. Ronaldsay. For centuries we lived on a farm that is still named after our family. In the 19th century, we moved to St. Margaret's Hope. Our family home was the Creel Restaurant and Inn. Not sure ...
by Mantrik
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: Time For A Republic.

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Simon E. wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Yes, well we know you have Scottish ancestry Malcolm... :smile:
Just sayin...
Aye, laddie.
My DNA goes back to the Orkneys. It's welcome. Too bloody cold! ;)
by Mantrik
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: Time For A Republic.

Whatever form it takes, it's a toss-up whether it is better to have people as titular rulers who are there because of past generations of warmongering and corruption, and those who are there because of current warmongering and corruption. Suggestion 1: Maybe we could persuade Netflix to buy the Wind...
by Mantrik
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3945

Re: Our Anti-War President

Seems there was an agreement to let Iran retaliate by making a missile attack on some empty bases. Iran warned Iraq who warned the UK and UK etc. The bases are absolutely not empty. There are American soldiers there and there are Norwegian soldiers there. In fact around 70 or so Norwegian soldiers....
by Mantrik
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3945

Re: Our Anti-War President

Seems there was an agreement to let Iran retaliate by making a missile attack on some empty bases. Iran warned Iraq who warned the UK and UK etc. However, a civilian 737 headed from Iran to Ukraine has gone down with the deaths of all on board. 176 dead reported on UK news. At the moment, Iran is cl...
by Mantrik
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3945

Re: Our Anti-War President

I put nothing out of the question with Trump - really, nothing. I would be surprised if his 'cultural' targets weren't actually mosques. Bombing heritage sites would not enrage Iran's rulers as much as bombing mosques. I think he will be advised by 'intelligence' to take out any locations known to h...

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