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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: 1685

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: 1685

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: 525

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: 2854

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: 525

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: 1881

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: 1881

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: 1881

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: 1881

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: 1881

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: 2242

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...
by PSM
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 15417

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

How wonderful :anjali:
by PSM
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is permanent in mahayana?
Replies: 18
Views: 1067

Re: What is permanent in mahayana?

im having diffculty undestanding some mahayana concepts. according to nagarjuna nothing is permanent and everything is empty (sunyata). however some buddhist texts say that things like the dharmakaya and the dharmadatu are permanent and the dharmic laws are constant. does that change with the buddh...
by PSM
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 15417

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

ChNNR wasn't my root guru, but has had a massive impact on my dharma practice by always emphasising the essence of things. I haven't really processed this news. It feels as if there is something now missing in the world. One thing that keeps coming to mind is how the Buddha's death was itself a teac...
by PSM
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 3449

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Josef wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Mingyur Rinpoche is highly recommended and his programs for distance learning to get started out are fantastic.
Absolutely. Any of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche's sons are worth connecting with.
by PSM
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 4984

Re: Politics and Toxicity

justsomeguy wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Thanks for the book suggestion, just ordered it. I've been needing something to read lately. :)
Cool. You'll find it eye opening, maybe not in a comforting way. Might give you the final kick to emotionally disconnect from media totally. :techproblem:
by PSM
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 4984

Re: Politics and Toxicity

If anyone knows the answer to this, they need to write a book and get it placed front and center at Barnes & Noble. This is how I deal with it... I've tried to stop getting my news from hot take sources - TV, Video, Twitter, etc. and instead, try to read long form articles. I also avoid newspapers ...
by PSM
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: A better world
Replies: 94
Views: 8571

Re: A better world

You might be interested in this re. plastic waste:

by PSM
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background

Alan Wallace has at least two books which might be suitable - Choosing Reality and Embracing Mind.
by PSM
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Madhyamaka books
Replies: 15
Views: 1642

Re: Madhyamaka books

"Center of the Sunlit Sky" by Brunnholzl is fantastic.

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