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by justsit
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 1490

Re: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism

I can't speak to all Tibetan schools, but the Kagyu is known as "the ear-whispered" lineage. My understanding is that there are teachings that are not written on paper anywhere and only passed on via direct oral transmission from the guru. So books, Internet, whatever, will not ever provide full inf...
by justsit
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhism's class "problem"
Replies: 44
Views: 3730

Re: Buddhism's class "problem"

...However, we just had a three-day series of wangs and teachings at our center here in Colorado and half of the attendees were rag-tag neo-hippies. In fact, the Teacher had to emphasize twice in three days that they needed to get a job. Nothing about their talk or manners suggested that they came ...
by justsit
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is an apology ever not in order?
Replies: 6
Views: 1964

Re: Is an apology ever not in order?

it is better to leave the past somewhat unresolved? It may be unresolved for you, but you have no way of knowing if it's unresolved for her. It sounds as though your concern is for your own issues, not hers. Having been in a very similar situation, I approached the other party after more than 10 ye...
by justsit
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibetan art books
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: tibetan art books

lelopa wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:58 pm
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Romio seems to have no clue about iconography...

and his art is not much tibetan, no?
The OP indicates they are looking for a Tibetan esthetic, they didn't mention correct iconography. Hence, my recommendation. I think they're primarily looking for pretty pictures. :smile:
by justsit
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibetan art books
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: tibetan art books

Guess it depends on what you consider super expensive... One oversize volume that is quite lovely is Celestial Gallery by Romio Shrestha. It comes in several sizes, the eBay link here is for the largest, 24"x16"; you may be able to find a cheaper copy searching online. The quality of the book itself...
by justsit
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: No new Nyingma head!
Replies: 19
Views: 2628

Re: No new Nyingma head!

Nemo wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Hierarchy is incredibly dangerous. Other than times of crisis it should be avoided like poison. Everything from slavery to environmental destruction depends on illegitimate hierarchies.
Is there a difference between a hierarchy and an illegitimate hierarchy?
by justsit
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Coarse language
Replies: 48
Views: 3394

Re: Coarse language

The use of a swear jar is often very effective. Every time you swear or use whatever you consider foul language, you must take $1 from your wallet and put it in the jar - immediately , no doing it "later." Adhere very strictly to this method - you will stop swearing very quickly (ask me how I know :...
by justsit
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Vegan retreat center in USA
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Vegan retreat center in USA

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) center in Woodstock, NY offers only vegetarian meals with vegan options. Check the website; scroll down to "How to Visit" and look under "Accomodations" and "Before You Come" for more info. https://kagyu.org/ ETA What type of retreat are you looking for? A weekend, w...
by justsit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 56
Views: 3803

Re: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

Many parts of this twitter/tumblr internet activism puzzle me and alude me. ... Not a ramble, you make some valid observations, IMO. I'm trans, but was jumped from all sides on a supposedly liberal forum with many self-described "allies" because I refuse to buy into ridiculous language. Eventually ...
by justsit
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 56
Views: 3803

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

Much could be said about the absurdity of these people's views. Maybe there's a serious point hiding underneath that. Why did the whole topic of identify politics become so important to that generation at that point in time? A few decades ago it was either a non-issue, or it was about civil rights....
by justsit
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Going to see a Lama soon. Offerings to bring?
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Going to see a Lama soon. Offerings to bring?

pemachophel wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:56 pm
You go to a coin store and buy a coin from an ounce down to a 10th of an ounce. Easy-peasy, although expensive.
For reference: Spot price as of this morning for 1 oz. US gold eagle coin = $1,629.55
by justsit
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 176
Views: 9513

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

So this thread is in the Nichiren forum but the title just says "Buddhism."

Just so we're clear - are we discussing Nichiren only, or Buddhism in general?
by justsit
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eminem darkness
Replies: 21
Views: 1664

Re: Eminem darkness

Pro-gun will love it, lots of .... guns. Anti-gun will love it, "See, the gang-banger is against guns!" Appropriate? By whose standards? Are there even any "standards" any more when the President tweets with impunity, "The Democrats are coming for your guns" (see this AM's news...). In any case, win...
by justsit
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 41
Views: 3258

Re: Another cigarette thread

I have a method I think would work. The thing is, you “really absolutely have to want to quit”. That’s 90% of it. ^This. You have to really really REALLY WANT TO QUIT. Just thinking, "Gee, I should quit" absolutely does not work. Every time you want a cigarette, go lick an ash tray. It might help. ...
by justsit
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 8328

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

DWE now mostly skews right, because more conservative Western DWT members took their conversations there. That's not really fair or accurate. The only right-aligned active member is (somewhat ironically) the aforesaid DWT admin, retrofuturist, posting as SethRich. And, sadly, there are hardly any c...
by justsit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 8328

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

I personally wish everyone would just use Dharmawheel engaged more for this kind of thing, but it hasn't worked out that way, so we have to set parameters of political debate here. It's a shame because these threads bring out the teeth quickly, and suck energy away from other threads. DWT somehow s...
by justsit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Transmission
Replies: 16
Views: 1155

Re: Dharma Transmission

It's been a long strange trip. I'd been nosing around Buddhist books for years, had never met a real live Buddhist. Auspiciously, a friend gave me a gift of a meditation CD, right around the time I saw a TV documentary about Tibetan Buddhism that literally made the hair on the back of my neck stand ...
by justsit
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: A Good Death: The inside story of a hospice
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: A Good Death: The inside story of a hospice

The modern hospice movement as we know it was begun in the UK by Cicely Saunders in the 1960's. The hospice in the video is the "freestanding" type, and there are quite a few in the UK; in the US, there are some freestanding hospices, but home hospice has developed as the most common site, along wit...
by justsit
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 97
Views: 10745

Re: Our Anti-War President

In reply to Queeqeg and PeterC, I don’t know exactly how deep the rabbit hole goes, but there seems to be special-interest groups largely calling the shots when it comes to politics & economics; whether they are Israeli lobbyists & jesuits , or simply bankers & corporations (or all of the above). E...
by justsit
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 97
Views: 10745

Re: Our Anti-War President

The first thing to check on any news report is the source.

RT News is questionable at best. https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/rt-news/

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