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by anjali
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 33
Views: 3371

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

For sure, but in fairness, I saw little good and some serious nastiness in there. That's a shame. It seems a learning opportunity was missed. I wonder whatever happened to the art of disagreeing respectfully? :shrug: (I've been reading a couple of very nice books on civility by P.M. Forni.) Mind yo...
by anjali
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Young monks lead revival of Buddhism in Mongolia...
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Young monks lead revival of Buddhism in Mongolia...

Young monks lead revival of Buddhism in Mongolia after years of repression . ...the repression, begun in the 1930s with the arrival of Communism, killed an estimated 17,000 monks, official figures show. At the time, most Mongolians were devout adherents to a form of Buddhism similar to that practic...
by anjali
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: authorization
Replies: 27
Views: 1416

Re: authorization

Per OP's request, topic has been moved to the Lounge.
by anjali
Wed May 30, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kim Katami (Pema Rinpoche, the terton) dangerous?
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

Re: Open Heart/Kim Katami and Song of Vajra

The list of masters Kim claims have given him teachings should give anyone pause: Masters without a physical body Received teachings named after each master. You can find information of these mahasiddhas by web search. Mahasiddha Thirumular . My root guru. One of the legendary Shaivite saints. Autho...
by anjali
Sun May 20, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Barche Lamsel Visualization?
Replies: 29
Views: 1502

Re: Barche Lamsel Visualization?

heart wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 8:44 pm
Image

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by anjali
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist karma yoga
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: Buddhist karma yoga

In Yogananda's commentary on the Gita , the chapter on Karma Yoga has the following subheadings: Why is activity a necessary part of the Path ot Liberation? The nature of right action: Performing all works as oblations (yajna) Righteous duty, performed with nonattachement, is Godly How egoless actio...
by anjali
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro and a question
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Intro and a question

Savoir wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:44 am
Hi anjali,

Thank you for your reply and welcoming message. The Kagyu centre in my area is the Kagyu Samye Dzong, a branch of the Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland.
:thumbsup:
by anjali
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Hello everyone

Greetings and welcome to Dharma Wheel! There are a variety of Buddhist traditions. This board is dedicated to Mahayana & Vajrayana Buddhism. Dharma Wheel has a sister site, Dhamma Wheel , dedicated to the Theravada tradition. You may want to check that one out as well, if you are trying to figure ou...
by anjali
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro and a question
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Intro and a question

Greetings and welcome to Dharma Wheel, Savoir! Hopefully you have found a good Karma Kagyu dharma center near where you live. There are some long time practitioners in that tradition on this board. I'm sure they would be glad to answer any questions you may have about that tradition. To answer your ...
by anjali
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Hi there!

Greetings LC, and welcome aboard. :)
by anjali
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 3323

Re: Zazen and breathing

... There have been discussions here and elsewhere in the past RE the influence of so-called "Taoism" on Buddhist practice; I recall Huifeng in particular discussing it. My understanding at this point is that the influence went mostly the other direction. I don't have much to add to the conversatio...
by anjali
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mongolian Chenrezig Song: Source?
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Mongolian Chenrezig Song: Source?

Does anyone know the source of this music, Mongolian Chenrezig Mantra Song... who produced it, who is singing it, and what the words translate as? ... Nice song. Unfortunately, I have no info to help answer your questions. I did notice the song is cut short at 13:22. Here appears to be a version th...
by anjali
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Platform Sutra audiobook
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Platform Sutra audiobook

A very nice, recently uploaded audiobook of the Platform Sutra.

by anjali
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Discussion/debate/argument
Replies: 61
Views: 2230

Re: Discussion/debate/argument

Mantrik wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:44 pm
Better yet to undermine or question the assumptions on which they predicate their argument.
Assumptions are merely claims that are accepted as true without proof. No doubt, they can be debated and possibly refuted like any other claims.
by anjali
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Discussion/debate/argument
Replies: 61
Views: 2230

Re: Discussion/debate/argument

ok..so, for example..what would a refutation of "god created the universe" as opposed to a counterargument look like? Not trying to bust your balls just want to understand this whole thing better... Short version: If X equals the claim, "god created the universe." Argument X: I claim X because of l...
by anjali
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Discussion/debate/argument
Replies: 61
Views: 2230

Re: Discussion/debate/argument

For a bit more description of each step in the disagreement hierarchy, see: http://www.paulgraham.com/disagree.html. From the conclusion: What It Means Now we have a way of classifying forms of disagreement. What good is it? One thing the disagreement hierarchy doesn't give us is a way of picking a ...
by anjali
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Je Tsongkhapa thangka image
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Je Tsongkhapa thangka image

Seems legit. I found the image on wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Je_Tsongkhapa. By clicking on the image, there is this blurb, Je Tsongkhapa in the fifth vision of Khedrup Gelek Pelzang, 1st Panchen Lama. This version dates from the late 1800s. These images were in the collection of a...
by anjali
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does the Buddha's Omniscient Mind Pervade the Universe Like Space?
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Does the Buddha's Omniscient Mind Pervade the Universe Like Space?

I'll share an amusing story relevant to this issue of "all pervading mind." Once I was in discussion with a Zen teacher when he asked, "Is it anywhere?" I was somewhat perplexed and replied, "It's not anywhere; it's an experience." He smiled in return and asked, "Is it here and now?" I got a smile o...
by anjali
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 5008

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Seems like a good time to lock the thread. If someone has something substantial to say that moves the discussion forward, let me, or another moderator know, and we will consider reopening the thread.
by anjali
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 5008

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Setting aside the issue of other religions and buddhism (which is a perennial favorite for discussion), I'd like to get some feedback about different philosophies. There are a number of books and papers that attempt to compare and contrast various western philosophical traditions with Buddhism. For ...

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