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by weitsicht
Mon May 27, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What would you buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 2279

Re: What would you buy?

I don't know about that kid, how could I but from teen-age on usually the tendency is to detach from what is advised. Hence I suggest to only give what is being wished for. If she is into petticoats, the petticoats, if he wants a new mobile phone then so. If that kid shows interest then do not only ...
by weitsicht
Wed May 08, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Home self-retreat advice
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Home self-retreat advice

I rejoice for your motivation! Doing a retreat means: setting boundaries for yourself. Usually this goes best in writing. I am just giving examples here: I undertake to reduce internet activity to zero, I undertake to speak only as much as utterly necessary. etc. Then it's also good to plan a struct...
by weitsicht
Mon May 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Third Jewel.
Replies: 35
Views: 1606

Re: The Third Jewel.

And yet I felt like mentioning
because I miss his kick activity right here...
by weitsicht
Mon May 06, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Third Jewel.
Replies: 35
Views: 1606

Re: The Third Jewel.

The sangha is the assembly of beings who have understood the essence of the dharma. If they had not realized the dharma for themselves they would not be suitable for being a refuge. I had checked with my teacher because I felt the term has different meanings. Resulting from this: Second Jerafreyrs ...
by weitsicht
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajrayogini Teachings 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Vajrayogini Teachings 2019

From there he'll move to Europe for further teachings.
Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Strasbourg...
I find the info a bit scattered, maybe someone has a somewhat central link?

So precious.
by weitsicht
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lifespan of a thought
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Lifespan of a thought

@Simon - exactly. This is a Schrödinger's cat challenge. The presence of the clock / timer already disturbs the flow the thought originally would have had. I think we all know from experience that perceived time is relative - sometimes flowing slowly sometimes fast. That goes along with the thought ...
by weitsicht
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 3392

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

They announced on the Mingyur Rinpoche Retreat in Europe last year that thanks to generous donations, 50% of the participants could be here on stipend basis. Whilst I was quite thankful about that transparency and that also made me understand that the participation rate is quite high, I wondered how...
by weitsicht
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 2840

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

I smile at them and kindly decline their request and wish them a nice day. A wish that comes from the depth of my heart. I don't consider money-giving as the essential component of compassion. If hungry, I usually have an apple in my pocket. And I donate to one of the local organizations that handle...
by weitsicht
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness and awareness terminology
Replies: 24
Views: 3692

Re: Consciousness and awareness terminology

The latter I say because the teachings that resonate most with me are teachings that teach 'consciousness' = 'awareness' = (the effect of) ignorance which I feel is best expressed in 'non-abiding Madhyamaka'. So, according to your personal resonance: what is left over "in the end"? And if you say "...
by weitsicht
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 9541

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

@cone excellently put :good: It is one's personal knowledge of the nature of one's own mind, as distinguished from the contents of mind, which is an unshakable and un-mistaken confidence, personally "experienced." But how sure are you that this is a personal knowledge? There is no difference between...
by weitsicht
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness and awareness terminology
Replies: 24
Views: 3692

Re: Consciousness and awareness terminology

Well, two languages are never 100% overlapping, which ist the fun as-well as the challenge. Apparently there are two terms in Sanskrit and James manages with attributing two seemingly synonymous terms in English to them. The English terms' translations into German btw have different notions that tra...
by weitsicht
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness and awareness terminology
Replies: 24
Views: 3692

Re: Consciousness and awareness terminology

inspite the fact that this is a quite old thread and that the OP expressed satisfaction with the response, I'd like to share the following from a transcript of a retreat with James Low - hence dzogchen perspective We have two other aspects of our existence: our consciousness and our thoughts. This c...
by weitsicht
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Extent and Range of Notions of Secrecy
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Extent and Range of Notions of Secrecy

Something I heard from one of my teachers recently was that a tantric practitioner should actually practice all three yana's simultaneously; outwardly the Shravakayana in conduct, inwardly the Mahayana in bodhicitta, compassion and aspiration, and finally secretly the Vajrayana in terms of the view...
by weitsicht
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen
Replies: 21
Views: 1919

Re: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen

Dear Arupajhana7, having been part of Shambala and the whole experience you had with that, the feelings and the later deceit, all of it matter-of-factly happened. Out of some karmic connection that played out. Nothing more, nothing less. Don't reject that and don't make it larger. Any moment for as ...
by weitsicht
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 11503

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

So there is a need for a vajra master who has tremendous power - power over us, power over the cosmos, and power over himself - and who has also been warned that if he misdirects his energy he will be cut down and reduced into a little piece of charcoal. Samaya means acknowledging connections and b...
by weitsicht
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 95
Views: 7442

Re: boring questions about losing weight

stress reduction has a positive impact both on metabolism and the craving. The feel of hungriness also is only a strong Ego's play. I can abandon eating habits only when off work, which is quite a limitating factor. Should look into how to do my job at lower stress... How have you guys been doing si...
by weitsicht
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D and Visualization
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Vitamin D and Visualization

Would it be valid to assume that proper visualizing of light has an impact onto your Vitamin D level?
(Apart from the fact that meditation reduces stress hence reduces Vitamin D consumption)
Just wondering...
by weitsicht
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How are you?
Replies: 25
Views: 1296

Re: How are you?

Super moon made me sleep flat only during the last two nights. Maybe the moon is the door into lucid dreaming?!? Painted a lot during last weekend but not sure what art is (it was 20 pieces in a short period of time because the tutor always came to my desk and said 'OK, finished, next one' and I tru...
by weitsicht
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

Lung is besides the horse also the life energy.
Maybe life shortening for insiders of Tibetan...
by weitsicht
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreats in tb
Replies: 63
Views: 3606

Re: Retreats in tb

In a chapter of "The Yogins of Ladakh: A Pilgrimage Among the Hermits of the Buddhist Himalayas " James Low accounts for his Chod retreat he did on Ladakh's charnel grounds, the obstacles he encountered the results he took from it. Google Books has it, but not complete, few pages starting 292 and th...

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