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by anjali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Narcissism-Psychopathy-Machiavellianism...

Metta, Bodhicitta, Upaya?
I like that! :twothumbsup:
by anjali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

The thing I've been focusing on in the study is how the researchers have defined the d-factor, at least as presented in the articles, and on the online test page. An informal, succinct version from one of the articles that seems to capture the essence is, "an underlying tendency to put oneself first...
by anjali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5860

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

If the real problem is who gets to be Karmapa, then perhaps a "thinking- out-of-the-box" solution may be to retire the institution itself - just as the Dalai Lama has considered ending his role. Who knows? Another interesting alternative would be to follow the approach of the Sakhya Trizin position...
by anjali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Really it comes down to a lack of empathy, or an inability to feel it, apparently. I think there may be something different going on here. Just found another recent article on the subject: https://www.livescience.com/63731-personality-test-dark-core-d-factor.html. Narcissists, psychopaths and sadis...
by anjali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Heavy. Yeah, I thought so too. I've never heard of the dark triad before, but looking it up, there's a lot of stuff out there on it. https://illimitableman.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/the-dark-triad.png?w=356&h=339 The takeaway for me was this quote, As the new research reveals, the common denomina...
by anjali
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180926110841.htm An extended excerpt: Egoism, Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, spitefulness, and others are among the traits that stand for the malevolent dark sides of human personality. As results from a recently published German-Dani...
by anjali
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5860

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Just speculation on my part, but given the recent health concerns of Karmapa Ogyen Trinley, there may have been some incentive to make this kind of meeting happen. (As far as I know, there are no current health concerns for either Karmapa.) For example, very likely, one will pass before the other. A...
by anjali
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Reading more widely
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Reading more widely

...In general, his sympathies seem to lie with Himalayan traditions and he seems to exhibit similar biases one tends to see coming from those traditions. ... That'a shame. It is true that Lopez's background is toward the Tibetan tradition (Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan ...
by anjali
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Reading more widely
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Reading more widely

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:15 am
Lopez has a bias against E. Asian Buddhism, imho. ...
Interesting. Maybe for another topic, but you can briefly say how the bias manifests?
by anjali
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Reading more widely
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Reading more widely

I would like to offer a somewhat nontraditional answer, given that you are looking for a general background/overview. Get yourself a good Buddhist encyclopedia or two. Every Buddhist should probably have at least one on their shelves for reference. Encyclopedias are good places to start when learnin...
by anjali
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 19
Views: 840

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

Ajahn Chah started out practicing Zen, as did his disciple Ajahn Sumedho... Do you have a source for that? I don't think Ajahn Chah ever practiced outside Thailand, and Zen lineages are generally not represented there. Can't speak to Ajahn Chah and Zen, but can speak regarding Ajahn Sumedho. My mem...
by anjali
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra the Moonlight
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Mahamudra the Moonlight

Since there is a new translation of the root text by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal by Elizabeth Callahan, i am wondering if anyone is aware of any teachings on mp3 or video or otherwise, using either the Traleg or Lhalungpa translations ? PS: or Clarifying the natural State or Wangchuk Dorje's root text. I c...
by anjali
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)

Moonbeams of Mahamudra (With Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance) Hardcover – March 12, 2019 Elizabeth Callahan (Translator) A new translation of Tibet's most important manual for Mahāmudrā view and meditation This classic Buddhist work, written in the sixteenth century, comprehensively presents t...
by anjali
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 1366

Re: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

Seems like comments on Brad's video have run their course. If folks want to discuss the ever popular shamanism/drugs/buddhism intersection, feel free to start a new topic. However, it's been discussed extensively in prior threads.
by anjali
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 1366

Re: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

Seems very personal - not sure how much it applies to anyone else. Yeah, that sounds about right for the specifics he discusses. There are so many proximate causes. As far as I can tell, the basic reason Buddhist teachers (and others, including myself) go "bad" is because they lose the thread of th...
by anjali
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Yun Men Master, Guo Gu Roshi, a simple question:
Replies: 23
Views: 979

Re: Yun Men Master, Guo Gu Roshi, a simple question:

Yun Men Master, Guo Gu Roshi, a simple question: a student of the way asked yunmen, “what is buddha?” yunmen replied, “dried shitstick.” what do you all think? guo gu from a brother site.. soo , would you say something, in reply, what do you think???? Would I say something? Sure: "something". What ...
by anjali
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 9485

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

From Lion's Roar: Pema Chödrön apologizes for dismissing allegation of sexual assault from young woman . On Saturday, famed Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön released a statement responding to an allegation that she once dismissed a woman’s report that she was raped by a Shambhala Center director. The a...
by anjali
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Japanese Monastics Share Buddhist Sutras Through Modern Music
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Japanese Monastics Share Buddhist Sutras Through Modern Music

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/japanese-monastics-share-ancient-buddhist-sutras-through-modern-music One of the core duties of a Buddhist monastic is chanting Buddhist scriptures as part of his or her daily practice. Two Japanese monastics, a monk and a nun, however have taken an alternative appr...
by anjali
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen R. films live transmission of Dharmakaya Phowa
Replies: 16
Views: 2099

Re: Garchen R. films live transmission of Dharmakaya Phowa

http://www.ratnashri.se/Garchen_Phowa.htm#D_phowa From that page, Garchen Rinpoche Bestows Dharmakaya Phowa Transmission Courtesy of Garchen Dharma Institute in Taiwan. (watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjAru20sYUM for explanation and transmission in Tibetan) . Ina provided the transl...
by anjali
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 69
Views: 10270

Re: Thread with no words

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