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by PSM
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 2328

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

It was Valentine's day yesterday but I didn't feel lonely. However today my heart was hit by extreme bouts of loneliness and depression for no reason. I had been alone for more than a decade now and honestly, right now, I do not have the time, the energy, the motivation to date any women as it is e...
by PSM
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Finding a qualified Teacher
Replies: 19
Views: 2243

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

I strongly recommend you make contact with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. He travels widely and is a truly excellent and very kind teacher. His form of teaching is very powerful, at least for me. He is the eldest son of Tulku Urgyen, which should speak volumes about his pedigree. There are also his brothers...
by PSM
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 5671

Re: Signing Off

Malcolm was the individual responsible for introducing me to the existence of the Dzogchen teachings. I cannot over-emphasise how important that is to me. This was back in the early days of E-Sangha. I am definitely only one of very many people positively influenced in that way. He is a real treasure.
by PSM
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!

passel wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:59 pm
Here's the guy: http://www.rebelbuddha.com/profiles/scott-wellenbach/
Interesting guy. And such a generous act. :namaste:
by PSM
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's going on in this video?
Replies: 23
Views: 1572

Re: What's going on in this video?

Imagine sitting in front a thirty foot statue of the person who you see as the embodiment of all the qualities of wisdom, love, compassion, and spiritual power and having large drops of rain fall from a nearly clear sky while surrounded by members or your community who are having a deeply emotional...
by PSM
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 48
Views: 2939

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

To what extent is Shiva seen as having any level of realisation in this literature/lineages?
by PSM
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's going on in this video?
Replies: 23
Views: 1572

Re: What's going on in this video?

The rain is similar to something a lama friend told me is called 'flower rain', which is a really light rain from a mostly clear sky. It's seen as very auspicious.

As for the statue, I've been very deeply affected by one statue in particular - it seemed well beyond just being a nice sculpture.
by PSM
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Visions thread
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Visions thread

Guess it finally exhausted...
by PSM
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: what is reveling posture/ Roltab?
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: what is reveling posture/ Roltab?

The Rangjung Yeshe wiki says it's another term for "royal ease" / lalitasana.

http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/rol_stabs
by PSM
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped
Replies: 19
Views: 1881

Re: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped

Young men often ordain temporarily in Thailand. There's a good chance he's only been a monk a short time and is just a young man into lifting. Regardless, it is great that anyone is into keeping fit and strong. I have heard that lifting is great for meditating in the movement. It requires a lot of ...
by PSM
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped
Replies: 19
Views: 1881

Re: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped

Young men often ordain temporarily in Thailand. There's a good chance he's only been a monk a short time and is just a young man into lifting. Regardless, it is great that anyone is into keeping fit and strong.
by PSM
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kurukulla sadhana
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Kurukulla sadhana

Thanks, that's perfect.
by PSM
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 35
Views: 3251

Re: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

So is the consensus here that CNR is the real deal? CNR I my root teacher, but trying to be objective, these are some of the qualities I've seen in him: He is the kindest lama I've ever met - very, very gentle, and treats everyone with the same level of respect He has a very, very strong impact on ...
by PSM
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kurukulla sadhana
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Kurukulla sadhana

Does anyone have a scanned copy of the Kurukulle sadhana from Rangjung Yeshe Publications? My copy seems to have disappeared somewhere and it's at a time where it would be very useful.

Yes, I have the required empowerment and oral instruction.

Many thanks
by PSM
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 2157

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

One’s nature is individual in a conventional sense, because the individual is likewise conventional. In the actuality of the way things really are there is not any individuality, because entities cannot be established, but this does not mean there is some other ultimate substance that everything is...
by PSM
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 2157

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

climb-up wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:53 pm
I just listened to Malcolm on the Wisdom Podcast (Wisdom Publications) and he discusses how Dzogchen refutes both dualism and non-dualism.
Perfect timing! I'm listening to it now.
by PSM
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 2157

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

Here's a quote from Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche from As It Is vol. 1: I am trying to give you a hint as to how the three kayas actually are. Dharmakaya is like space. You cannot say there is any limit in space in any direction. No matter how far you go, you never reach a point where space stops and that i...
by PSM
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 2157

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

Thanks Malcolm. I found this quote, mentuined by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche: "As long as duality does not become oneness, there is no enlightenment." I assume the duality here is subject/object. In what way can subject and object be said to be "one"? Are the phenomena we grasp as subject or object one ho...
by PSM
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 2157

Non-duality in dzogchen

I am trying to fully understand the principle of "non-duality" in dzogchen. Specifically understanding hownthe following are not contradictory: the division between subject and object is an illusion, the dharmakaya of all buddhas is one, but mindstreams of sentient beings are separate. Seems there i...
by PSM
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 2641

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

I'm trying to be fair here when i say media coverage. So democrats are like tree hugging , peace corps activists, trying their best to solve social issues such as poverty, mental health, affordable housing, and universal medicare. So like republicans are like, fool the poor , brainwash the populati...

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