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by Lindama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Recently, a family member told me that "without God, we are nothing".
Replies: 30
Views: 2727

Re: Recently, a family member told me that "without God, we are nothing".

Well, not nothing. Just no-self. :shrug: that is what is meant in the Christian tradition when they say .... you must enter the kingdom as children. I'm not well schooled in this.... maybe Christ said this, I dunno. It's in the bible.... I flunked Religion 101 in college, had to repeat it as a mand...
by Lindama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Six Lamps
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: The Six Lamps

that's entirely up to you Johnny, if you don't judge yourself.
by Lindama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Six Lamps
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: The Six Lamps

heartdrops fell off the shelf 25+ years ago, lucky life. have you ever talked to your root guru in person? just what does this all mean? forgive, I obviously don't understand. I can't comprehend how we can judge what we are ready for.
by Lindama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Six Lamps
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: The Six Lamps

FWIW, go for it Johnny. clearly, you love both. I'm a zennie, closet Tibetan, I saw Norbu once in 1999 before I knew much about Buddhism... no need, his presence spoke to me.... I drove like a maniac to get up to his retreat on the third day after work.... to connect with guru yoga essence.... at th...
by Lindama
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More bad news
Replies: 18
Views: 2041

Re: More bad news

know knowing.... In 1996, I was a gypsy unleashed from my corp job, stuff in storage, driving in Colorado from ID where I had a bit of a job to hang on to for a while. I went on this drive under a full moon in observance of my 50th birthday .... I knew about Tsultrim, had done Mandarava practice yea...
by Lindama
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More bad news
Replies: 18
Views: 2041

Re: More bad news

This type of thing was active at ZFI for years, yes years... the most talked about topic on the forum. what does that say? The infamous letter signed by the 66 righteous ones ... lot of good it did. The very idea of a rule book with hundreds of pages.... an ethical statement is another more useful a...
by Lindama
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Replies: 23
Views: 2977

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

About 10 years ago, I listened to a series of retreat audios on The Diamond Sutra by DKR ... excellent! I was on weeks retreat with Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche teaching the Diamond Sutra. As it was, he had to leave the retreat for 2 days bec he was flying back to AR to be sworn in as a US citizen....
by Lindama
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center

... or maybe it was Anjali who coined that word... the memory thing. anyhoo, the answer is yes they both could :heart:
by Lindama
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Media
Topic: film and tv
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: film and tv

:heart:
by Lindama
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Diets are dumb
Replies: 54
Views: 6285

Re: Diets are dumb

to put it in a nut shell.... diet stories are similar to other stories we tell. ofc, stories have nothing to do with actually eating food
by Lindama
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center

I'll second Kim.... "excellent attitude" .... and confirm... I have years on zen and chan yet appreciate nyingma/vajrayana/bon centers. I don't mind the devotional thing either.... I make no comparisons. Someone mentioned Chagdud... I'd like to read his book. Yrs ago I was at a Red Tara retreat/fest...
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: What is this?

on the subject of what is this .... hi-jacked this from facebook tho it's not about oranges. In the early 1970s, two Buddhist masters met in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of them, Kalu Rinpoche, was a renowned Tibetan meditation master who had spent many years in solitary retreat in the remote mount...
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 13908

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

if that doesn't do it for you.... bokki said it all.... "keep it simple"

several eons ago when I was in hi-tech.... it was known as the KISS principle... keep it simple stupid. if only I had heard it then :tongue:
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: and because they are synonymous with Mind, they are sentient beings
Replies: 18
Views: 2532

Re: and because they are synonymous with Mind, they are sentient beings

lol .... this mind does not belong to me/myself and I or you/yourself and us. Even Dogen says... even grasses, trees....

I know less about Dogen than Hakuin... but love Dogen... he says it above.... no need to know more
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 5687

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

well, this must be a scene from the movie, Being There :tongue: you're too late! My props are starting to dissolve... and I"m forgetting those ummon koans which I could recite so faithfully. The essence of the rice cake story is about drinking tea or the pages from Amazon about the tea.... just as y...
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 5687

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

lol, love you bokki .... do you know the one about the rice cakes?
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 13908

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

DGA, don't know if I can "set you straight"... all I can try to do is tell you what I see. I hope I can articulate this.... first point, really the only point, since everything follows this. In zen, ordinary mind is not associated with what we would call ordinary in this so-called samsaric everyday ...
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 5687

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

do you refrigerate in between? somebody told me to put used tea in the refrigerator overnight between brews because it's like a vegetable. this advice was not specific to puerh. just discovered "The Spice Lab" on Amazon.... so many pages of tea, many puerh.
by Lindama
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Wall Gazing
Replies: 39
Views: 10725

Re: Wall Gazing

I've sat in and out regarding walls.... no diff... nor, stirring soup. sooner or later, the props fall away.
by Lindama
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3079
Views: 332219

Re: Music time

el G got me onto BG way way back at zfi..... don't need to know the language :heart:

Boris Grebenshikov.... aka BG



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