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by buddhagirl
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 3920

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Given the mindset required for day-trading, it doesn't seem very compatible with Dharma practice. Actual jobs where you leave home & interact with other humans require positive attitudes & behaviours such as teamwork, a pleasant demeanour, being responsive & non-judgemental when dealing with clients...
by buddhagirl
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 19620

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

FWIW, back in the seventies in one of the tapes l listened to of CTR teaching his students, Trungpa admonishes them to give up any ideas of floating off to Mother India to study at the feet of so-called gurus. He made out that so-called teachers spruiking spirituality were all a bunch of sleazebags ...
by buddhagirl
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 3920

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Tenzin Palmo describes the economic insecurity faced by Western and other nuns living outside the Himalayan orbit: http://tenzinpalmo.com/jetsunma-talks-a ... ayan-nuns/
by buddhagirl
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 38446

Re: The DJKR Topic

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:13 am
I think you people are confusing buddhagirl with caligirl.
Definitely confusing me with someone - though it's often good to contest entrenched views from any political or social persuasion, i think any challenging i've done here would have been in regards to downplaying the Rigpa-related abuse.
by buddhagirl
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 38446

Re: The DJKR Topic

I dont think he ever made an actual joke about the abuse of women at Sogyal's hand (that I saw). What he did was obfuscate and appear to make a strange joke about sexual relations within guru-student relationships that adds to the confusion of students who are needing some heartfelt guidance. Insof...
by buddhagirl
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 38446

Re: The DJKR Topic

I dont think he ever made an actual joke about the abuse of women at Sogyal's hand (that I saw). What he did was obfuscate and appear to make a strange joke about sexual relations within guru-student relationships that adds to the confusion of students who are needing some heartfelt guidance. Insof...
by buddhagirl
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 38446

Re: The DJKR Topic

Is Buddhism in the west really in a crisis? Or is this part of something larger going on in our society. Every day I hear new allegations against an increasingly longer list of men. I'm thinking that our culture's (east and west) tolerance of abuse of power is being questioned, rightly so. I also f...
by buddhagirl
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 38446

Re: The DJKR Topic

Is Buddhism in the west really in a crisis? Or is this part of something larger going on in our society. Every day I hear new allegations against an increasingly longer list of men. I'm thinking that our culture's (east and west) tolerance of abuse of power is being questioned, rightly so. I also f...
by buddhagirl
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Comissioning Naga offering pujas
Replies: 19
Views: 4732

Re: Comissioning Naga offering pujas

We do Naga puja (along with Naga sang and Naga apology/amendment) at least once per month. In fact, we're doing Naga puja this afternoon. If anyone wants to make an offering for one of our regularly scheduled Naga pujas or wants to commission a special one, PM me. We can arrange something via Paypa...
by buddhagirl
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

This might help you understand DJKR's "bizarre" put down of liberals and feminists buddhagirl https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=26313. Thanks i'll look at it tonight/ over the weekend. Though if it's just more preaching, shoving his peculiar, partly medieval world view down our throats, ...
by buddhagirl
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

No, you completely misunderstand. The creation of a specific dedicated thread to that particular topic can allow one to explore more thoroughly (and in depth) that subject matter, where the space for that issue is 100% dedicated to it, instead of the primary subject matter discussed here, and some ...
by buddhagirl
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

If you're interested in this topic, you can create a new thread about it, then it can be fully discussed there, in a proper way. That way there's less off-topic posts in this thread. In a discussion largely triggered by Sogyal's misogynistic treatment of women there is nothing off topic about raisi...
by buddhagirl
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Afaik that totally contradicts how modern science understand the determination of gender,since it is fixed in stone the moment the egg is fertilized by the sperm. Though I prefer to keep my mind open with regards to this. Some confusion above on terminology - Gender is a construct, a person's sex i...
by buddhagirl
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

No one said he's a dullwit. He just does not seem to be very clear and seems to be dissimulating. He pointed out his own misgivings of Lakar but stopped short of saying he isn't a qualified teacher and no samayas were created to be broken, yet at the same time he seems to be insinuating that studen...
by buddhagirl
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

The Tibetan establishment, being for the most part patriarchal, takes a dim view of feminist discourse since it threatens their patriarchy. It is really just that simple. The truly delightful Karma Lekshe Tsomo wrote: but this is rather off topic and would be better served discussed elsewhere. Malc...
by buddhagirl
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

DKR...has put down feminists in earlier talks/writings. . The Tibetan establishment, being for the most part patriarchal, takes a dim view of feminist discourse since it threatens their patriarchy. It is really just that simple. The truly delightful Karma Lekshe Tsomo wrote: Also, in both Asia and ...
by buddhagirl
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Our physical gender is an expression of a) our afflictive patterning and b) our mother's conduct in the womb? Point a i understand from Buddhist perspective, but point b seems to contradict modern understanding that gender is determined by father sperm,which contributes the sexual chorosomes that d...
by buddhagirl
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

But, I guess .. (according to the perceptions of some here.) The guy is a bit of a dull-whit, as some people think he doesn't even know what Samaya is, despite the fact of having by very high likelihood received more teachings, then anyone here in their lifetime has or ever will on the topic. He's ...
by buddhagirl
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

But we all know that Tibetan culture is extremely brutal to animals (hence Patrul's' long diatribes about meat eating, agriculture practices, shearing of sheep and so on), and we also know that Tibetans were extremely brutal to each other. The aristocrats in Tibet oppressed the shit out of their su...
by buddhagirl
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73965

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Mod Note: This has certainly been a long and winding topic. By and large it's been a civil discussion with little need for moderation. Thanks to all who have participated with thoughtfulness on a sensitive subject. With a thread this long, a number of side issues that have come up for discussion. U...

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