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by Namgyal
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Attack of the White Buddhists" by Justin Chin
Replies: 28
Views: 4297

Re: "Attack of the White Buddhists" by Justin Chin

In Chinese restaurants waiters sometimes comment 'Oh! my goodness you can actually use chopsticks' or 'I cannot believe that you understand Cantonese!'. I am tempted to reply 'Oh! my goodness you are wearing a suit and tie!!!'.
:namaste:
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: General book on Tibetan Buddhism for the non-practitioner?
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: General book on Tibetan Buddhism for the non-practitione

Professor Samuel's other book 'Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies' should be compulsory reading for Tibetan Buddhists, and it will answer just about all your questions. However it is quite academic and not exactly light reading, as the reviewer explains it is '...dense but rewarding......
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Various ways of writing "Om mani padme hum"?
Replies: 4
Views: 3154

Re: Various ways of writing "Om mani padme hum"?

Welcome :hi: I've seen lots of OmManiPadmaHum tattoos, but never a vertical one. On the other hand 'OmAhHum' goes vertically... http://lh4.ggpht.com/-9Ru4vvxbIOs/RRlcya0NABI/AAAAAAAAAY8/QaK2BTSOCZY/s128/mt_om_ah_hum_dark.jpg As for tattoos in Buddhism, they are mainly a feature of the Theravada trad...
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How NOT to Get Arrested in China
Replies: 12
Views: 2303

Re: How NOT to Get Arrested in China

...we should go ahead and throw the US in with China ...At least the Chinese are only killing their own people...is it more of a transgression to collect their organs? I wonder at your actual age? If you are ten years old then perhaps such views are understandable. Oh, the irony. I may only be nine...
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the West
Replies: 171
Views: 29957

Re: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the W

JKhedrup wrote:On the otherhand, I do wear what many consider a red skirt on a daily basis.
You should come to visit Scotland, brother, you'll have no bother fitting in... :smile:
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How NOT to Get Arrested in China
Replies: 12
Views: 2303

Re: How NOT to Get Arrested in China

uan wrote:...we should go ahead and throw the US in with China ...At least the Chinese are only killing their own people...is it more of a transgression to collect their organs?
I wonder at your actual age? If you are ten years old then perhaps such views are understandable.
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How NOT to Get Arrested in China
Replies: 12
Views: 2303

Re: How NOT to Get Arrested in China

As for the video, it's a little over the top. The Tibetan flag on the shirt, yeah, that's probably problematic. Not sure about the Taiwanese hat. There's actually quite a bit of back and forth between China and Taiwan. There are elements of China, especially in the larger cities, that are pretty hi...
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are Dzogchen and Terma exclusively Nyingma?
Replies: 17
Views: 3367

Re: Tulpas

Pema Rigdzin wrote:...all streams of Dzogchen transmission that ever flowed to any Buddhist school--are practicing the ancient or "nyingma" teachings...
:good:
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet
Replies: 116
Views: 22312

Re: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet

immediately pressed his palms together in the gesture of supplication and begged for the power and realization of every quality of perfect insight.' why waste time on an internet forum Only you know the answer to this question...if it is any consolation I am sure that most, if not all, of the membe...
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello there!
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: Hello there!

Bienvenido Sinclair :hi:
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are Dzogchen and Terma exclusively Nyingma?
Replies: 17
Views: 3367

Re: Tulpas

As I already said, there are Dzogchenpas in all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism! A few brilliant examples are: the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (Kagyu), The Fifth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Dalai Lamas (Gelug). The reality is that there are three traditions that have Dzogchen; Nyingma, Bon and Kagyu...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?
Replies: 124
Views: 37459

Re: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?

A ) You have no idea what involvement if any, I have with Tibetan medicine. B) Among my many faults delusions of grandeur do not feature ( greatly ). For all I know you are really a fat bloke called Reggie who has a comb-over and lives in Hull. As for 'delusions of grandeur' they are par for the co...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet
Replies: 116
Views: 22312

Re: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet

It is said that Shantideva was a scholar and master of debate but did show this to the other monks....The point being is that Shantideva had a deep and profound understanding of the Buddhist cannon, he just kept his knowledge a secret. You can read about this on http://www.khandro.net and other pla...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?
Replies: 124
Views: 37459

Re: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?

Maybe...what I know for a fact is that there are many physicians, biologists, researchers, chemists, radiologists and providers of care battling at the coalface in dealing with a variety of enormously complex conditions that cause enormous suffering Dear Simon, Since you are very bright, compassion...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet
Replies: 116
Views: 22312

Re: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet

The Shantideva I am thinking about was a Madhyamaka scholar as well as a bodhisattva. Maybe you had someone else in mind? Arya-Shantideva was originally a monk nicknamed 'Bhusuku' who was persecuted by the other monks for being a simpleton. One day he prayed to Manjusri and the Bodhisattva appeared...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?
Replies: 124
Views: 37459

Re: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?

Ah.. I see.So if I provide evidence that a well known and well regarded teacher has powers that no one claims for him, you will release information that will help relieve the suffering of millions of human beings alive right now ?Otherwise to make a point you will withhold such information ? Or hav...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?
Replies: 124
Views: 37459

Re: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?

Actual verifiable data regarding the "hundreds of cures of incurable cancer " please.My oncologist colleagues would be most interested.And remember under the British NHS system, which is free at the point of delivery, the only issue would be the efficacy and safety of the treatment. I'll oblige if ...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?
Replies: 124
Views: 37459

Re: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?

Western medicine is indeed flawed in terms of generally focusing on treating the symptoms instead of the root of the illness. Some believe that modern Scientific medicine is the true descendent of the Knidic school of Ancient Greek Medicine which was so lambasted by Hippocrates for focusing entirel...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet
Replies: 116
Views: 22312

Re: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet

I'm willing to brush aside that you're involved just as much in philosophy with your position as I am with mine. The question is, though, would you mind explaining precisely how simply staring into the sky with no instruction, introduction, or concrete method--or talking to statues--can bring about...

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