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by anjali
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 164
Views: 12121

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

Petition: Shambhala Buddhism Students seek to split from “authoritarian” structure From the conclusion of the petition, ... We call on Shambhala International (SI) to take immediate action to modify its unique institutional structure as the organizational center of both 1) an authoritarian esoteric...
by anjali
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Piercing the empty sky
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Piercing the empty sky

It brings to mind also a famous anecdote in Japanese Zen, when Kusunoki Masashige (14th century warrior) went to visit his Zen teacher Gokushu right before a decisive battle. He asked, "How should I stand between life and death?" Gokushun replied, "Cut off two heads [i.e. dualism], and a solitary s...
by anjali
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Piercing the empty sky
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Piercing the empty sky

I enjoy periodically rereading a book within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition called, The Hundred Verses of Advice . It's a collection of pith instruction verses by Padampa Sangye with commentary by Dilgo Khyense Rinpoche. I was reading verse 51 yesterday and happened to recall an anecdote about Linji...
by anjali
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New translation of Shabkar's, The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri
Replies: 0
Views: 177

New translation of Shabkar's, The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri

A new book has recently been released. It is a translation of Shabkar’s The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri . The translator is Sean Price . From the book blurb, Composed by Shabkar at the Cave of Miracles close to Mount Kailash around 1815, this compendium of spiritual instructions is written in th...
by anjali
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 164
Views: 12121

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

I don't think it is coincidental that the italiced phrases in the following two quotes are similarly worded. The first is from Mukpo, It is important to me that you examine your own reasons for being part of this community. If you feel that this work is personally meaningful to you, then I invite yo...
by anjali
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: This Buddhist Life – Oshin Liam Jennings
Replies: 0
Views: 106

This Buddhist Life – Oshin Liam Jennings

Nice article about a deaf Zen priest and connecting the Dharma to the differently abled: https://tricycle.org/magazine/oshin-liam-jennings/. From the article: How has being deaf shaped your experience of receiving and transmitting the dharma? I have to say first that it was an obstacle. Zen is very ...
by anjali
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

If there isn't one, one should just be made. Something that can be repeated without causing carpal tunnel syndrome. The ASL for nirvana is far out, man. For what it's worth, there is a nice Tricycle article on the life of that deaf Zen priest, Oshin Liam Jennings, who is signing Nirvana: This Buddh...
by anjali
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

Thanks for the video, anjali! I really like that as well. I'll pass that along. And thank you for the site with the mudras, narhwal90! This is all very helpful. Still haven't been able to find any signing for NMRK. Thinking about it a bit more, though, it occurred to me that someone could probably ...
by anjali
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

Although not an answer to your question, I came across this ASL signing for Nirvana that I very much liked:

by anjali
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I am sick of dealing with guests in my home ...
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: I am sick of dealing with guests in my home ...

As Queequeg says, set boundaries. If they regularly come over every week, start by giving them a call (or send an email if you communicate with them that way), and say: you need a week off to do studies and get some rest, and would appreciate it if they didn't come over for a week. If you are willin...
by anjali
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: realtime global birth & death simulator
Replies: 20
Views: 544

realtime global birth & death simulator

https://worldbirthsanddeaths.com/ Interesting simulator. It is possible to show/hide 3 aspects: location, births, and deaths. Watching only the deaths is sobering. "As the sun sets in the evening, the lengthening shadows of the western hills draw ever nearer until they engulf us in the twilight. So,...
by anjali
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2495
Views: 211502

Re: Music time

by anjali
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB
Replies: 57
Views: 2955

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

While not everyone's cup of tea, this video on RM's teachings may be worth watching for those interested in such things: Jnani. There is a discussion of mind essence from the Advaita perspective. David Godman's comments are the highlight of the video, in my opinion.
by anjali
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Confessions of a Zen Zealot
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Confessions of a Zen Zealot

Much to our mischievous glee, as they opened the door, the snake’s lifeless body rolled out of the doorway and onto the step that one of them was occupying. The first lady screamed and almost knocked the second lady down trying to get off the steps and back down the driveway. Once the second lady d...
by anjali
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 5396

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

Some posts split to:
If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Merit needed to see Buddhas

Back to discussion of Kathok Getse Rinpoche's passing...
by anjali
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2849

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

is this looking, crossing, and road somehow seperate from dzogchen? No, but the view shouldn't be mixed with conduct. As Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche says regarding Padmasambhava's famous quote, Guru Rinpoche also said, "Though the view should be as vast as the sky, keep your conduct as fine as barley flo...
by anjali
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2849

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

Lukeinaz wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:32 pm
if dzogchen, our real nature, is beyond cause and effect, what is left to be ignored?
Nothing, if you can abide in that state 24/7. I don't know about you, but I still have to look both ways when crossing the road. :smile:
by anjali
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2849

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Dzogchen is a path beyond mind. Positive and negative deeds are created by the mind.
While this is certainly true, I can't imagine that you are advocating that one ignore the law of cause and effect. Otherwise, that would be a case of conduct getting lost in the view, no?
by anjali
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)

Might be worth noting that Dr Van Gordan and his frequent collaborator Dr. Edo Shonin were controversial figures during their time as Buddhist "monastics" (ordination lineage unclear). I only bring this up because their time as monks is frequently mentioned in their biography. Oh my. :shock: Who wo...

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