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by Berry
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communities
Replies: 132
Views: 16539

Re: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communi

I know I'm going to get torn to shreds for saying this but here goes anyway. Sexual abuse in buddhist sanghas happens for the same reason that it does in the catholic church. Celibacy I believe is the main cause of this problem. In the case of sexual abuse in Tibetan Buddhist sanghas, it appears to...
by Berry
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Lamp That Enlightens Narrow Minds (biography) published
Replies: 12
Views: 3108

Re: The Lamp That Enlightens Narrow Minds (biography) published

One of my teachers was a street lamp. :smile: It taught me experientially that the outer form is the manifestation of the inner essence. To put it another way, everything is a manifestation of its nature . . . Oh boy. Words. Does a lamp post have Buddha Nature? :twothumbsup: Does forum spam have a ...
by Berry
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche and the Green woman?
Replies: 25
Views: 6612

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche and the Green woman?

Hallucinations? You don't know anything about what a mahasiddha is or does. Go sit and try to grow up as a practitioner. What ? How very rude and unfriendly some of the people in this group are . My question is a reasonable one considering Trungpa's reputation. This is the second time I've been att...
by Berry
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche and the Green woman?
Replies: 25
Views: 6612

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche and the Green woman?

Hallucinations? You don't know anything about what a mahasiddha is or does. Go sit and try to grow up as a practitioner. What ? How very rude and unfriendly some of the people in this group are . My question is a reasonable one considering Trungpa's reputation. This is the second time I've been att...
by Berry
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche and the Green woman?
Replies: 25
Views: 6612

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche and the Green woman?

I heard a story in which Trungpa Rinpoche was apparently battling a mysterious green woman that was the result of some black magic against him.Anbody here heard this story before? Hi martin123, No I haven't - but might it not have been hallucinations from the alcoholism and drug taking ? namaste Be...
by Berry
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Do Zen Buddhists use a butsudan/altar?
Replies: 29
Views: 11239

Re: Do Zen Buddhists use a butsudan/altar?

However, it is also vital to see the "sacred space" all throughout this world ... in the city streets, the junk yard, the child's nursery, the battlefield, the crack house, the mountain top ... the places where people meditate and the places where people suffer Absolutely :anjali:
by Berry
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Dawa Mirror Divinations -
Replies: 33
Views: 5642

Re: Lama Dawa Mirror Divinations -

Clarence wrote:Lama Dawa is married.
Thank you, Clarence.

:namaste:
by Berry
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Dawa Mirror Divinations -
Replies: 33
Views: 5642

Re: Lama Dawa Mirror Divinations -

Maybe he would do better standing on the highway waiting for a truck to stop and put food in his bowl or give him some rags to wear? Hi Blue Garunda, I asked a question and I am surprised by your sarcastic reply. Is there really any need for that ? You are also on a Mahayana forum, where many Buddh...
by Berry
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Dawa Mirror Divinations -
Replies: 33
Views: 5642

Re: Lama Dawa Mirror Divinations -

Is this lama a monk ?

As far as I can remember doing divinations and fortune telling, or asking for money, is against the rules made by the Buddha for monks and nuns.

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