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by justsit
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: So, how about "Western" Buddhism?
Replies: 77
Views: 9937

Re: So, how about "Western" Buddhism?

A. Your article presupposes imposition of martial law

and

B. No mention of Buddhism there.

How do you see that article as addressing the question that was posed regarding Buddhist collusion with government?
by justsit
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Eastern Music Thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 5528

Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Ah, Lama Gyurme! :twothumbsup:


Chenrezi from u:man:tek, off the sound track from the movie
Words of My Perfect Teacher.
by justsit
Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas to Everyone!
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Merry Christmas to Everyone!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
May all beings be happy, peaceful, and free from suffering.

:buddha1:
by justsit
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Modern Buddhist Utopias & Alternative Communities
Replies: 57
Views: 5544

Re: Modern Buddhist Utopias & Alternative Communities

OK, Kirt, let's get busy. It doesn't even have to be a convent, just a big 'ole Victorian, with all systems up to date in mostly working order, a little land, ideally not too far from a lama (Frederick area??). It's out there; I'll start looking.
by justsit
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Modern Buddhist Utopias & Alternative Communities
Replies: 57
Views: 5544

Re: Modern Buddhist Utopias & Alternative Communities

Buddhist community in progress here . Not utopian, though. There has been some discussion in our study group about purchasing a defunct small Catholic convent for Buddhist community use. Would already have shrine room (chapel), large kitchen and living room, small single bedrooms (cells), and maybe ...
by justsit
Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Almost silent thread
Replies: 34
Views: 3832

Re: Almost silent thread

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by justsit
Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 17290

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

No one is saying change the dharma either. Sheesh.
by justsit
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 17290

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

The "point" as made by DPR is that he sees it as unrealistic to take the model of Tibetan Buddhism as practiced in Tibet, plunk it down in 21st century America, and expect it to work in the same way. Monasticism was the rock bottom foundation for TB in Tibet; how can that system work here?? We in th...
by justsit
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 17290

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Yes, :twothumbsup: for sure.
Karl is brilliant, personable, witty, humble...and tall. Very tall. :tongue:

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by justsit
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 17290

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Dr. Karl Brunnholzl has just recently received his Khenpo degree.

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by justsit
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 17290

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Which brings us back to one of the points DPR is trying to make. When Buddhism was taken into Tibet, did Tibetans try to become Indians? To act like Indians? Speak Sanskrit? etc. Of course it took time, but Tibetans developed a "cup" uniquely Tibetan. Water is still pure, yes? Fast forward to the 19...
by justsit
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What do you look like?
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Re: What do you look like?

Hmmm.....this http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/232520/rainbow-blue-sky-clouds.jpg or maybe this http://jamesgritz.com/images/khampa/large-jpgs/1-YoginiSherab%20Zangmo.jpg or maybe even this! Looks like me! http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:sYk8ZJAkC7QXfM:http://www.palyul.org.uk/images/guruRinpoch...
by justsit
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 17290

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Hi Chaz, I attended the program in NYC :thumbsup: and am reading the book :reading: . PM me if you'd like.
by justsit
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Help! Being sued !
Replies: 19
Views: 1843

Re: Help! Being sued !

Hi Kirt, So sorry to hear about your problems. I contacted a friend who is a lawyer in Baltimore, here's his reply. "...I would suggest he contact the DC Bar, they have a referral service and could determine if he might qualify for pro bono assistance. Also, DC is awash with law schools and they eac...
by justsit
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Empowerment comparisons
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Empowerment comparisons

Lama Zopa can be contacted here.
by justsit
Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: interfaith dialogue
Replies: 15
Views: 2689

Re: interfaith dialogue

No plotting here...

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by justsit
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 17290

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

One example of culturally based form that DPR mentions is chanting in Tibetan. Most (of course, not all) American students do not know Tibetan. When chanting, they use English phonetic pronunciation, and consequently the pronunciation is often wrong, and the meaning missed. Rinpoche suggests that si...
by justsit
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 17290

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Haven't gotten that far yet...will have to get back to you ;)
by justsit
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 17290

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Rinpoche discusses how Buddhism is adapted in every new culture where it takes root, whether that is Tibet, China, Japan, or America. DPR was raised in the household of HH the 16th Karmapa, completed 3 year retreat, finished first in his class at shedra, and received a completely traditional Tibetan...

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