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by Grigoris
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?
Replies: 134
Views: 17466

Re: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?

the point is to build an unusually deep and instinctual trust between those engaged
I imagine that's the point for non-BDSM relationships too, so why add the "ethically questionable" factor into the equation?
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 84
Views: 40336

Re: Tibetan Calendar

Dear Kirtu, I have uploaded the program file to the public folder in my Dropbox account. This format does not require extraction. All one needs to do is download from here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9844773/TibetanCalendar2139.jar" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and then run the program....
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 144
Views: 22215

Re: Tibetan Calendar

Dear Kirtu, I have uploaded the program file to the public folder in my Dropbox account. This format does not require extraction. All one needs to do is download from here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9844773/TibetanCalendar2139.jar" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and then run the program....
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen?
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Tonglen?

Dear Sheila, there are do-it-yourself manuals for dream yoga, chod and everything else you can imagine. When I was taught tonglen it took five days of 6 hour teaching sessions to get the basic points across. This is mainly because an un-informed practitioner may do tonglen from the position of self ...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Causes of poverty.
Replies: 46
Views: 4150

Re: Causes of poverty.

What you call my 'red herring' was my response to Tilopa's referring to karma as "a universal force" and "a universal principle". That is some new-age interpretation. The universe doesn't care at all what happens to you. fair enough, I agree with you but I don't think Tilopa was trying to put acros...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Causes of poverty.
Replies: 46
Views: 4150

Re: Causes of poverty.

If I am walking down the street and trip over a crack in the sidewalk, and sprain my ankle or whatever, of course that is the result of my own action. But it is not my karma that puts the crack in the sidewalk. Yes, but you tripped on it. The idea that karma is some kind of judgmental force in the ...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Anyone ordered texts from here?
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Anyone ordered texts from here?

Have you checked over at the TBRC library first? The texts you want may be available for free download.
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: End times propaganda in Buddhism?
Replies: 78
Views: 9459

Re: End times propaganda in Buddhism?

...This last period is called Mofa in chinese and Mappo in japanese, Mappo should be familiar if you have read anything about Nichiren or Pureland schools. I don't know about Nichiren and Pureland but I do know that the only mapo I am extremely familiar with is this one: ma po to fu.png Eggplant, p...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Causes of poverty.
Replies: 46
Views: 4150

Re: Causes of poverty.

Yes, that is true. Technically, every moment of where you are is a result of your previous actions. I guess what I meant was that there is a sort of hierarchy of relevance. Ultimately, everything is connected with everything else. But at some point (and I bet there could be a mathematical equation ...
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 84
Views: 40336

Re: Tibetan Calendar

Oooooops, I just noticed that the dakini days are listed! Sorry!
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 144
Views: 22215

Re: Tibetan Calendar

Oooooops, I just noticed that the dakini days are listed! Sorry!
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Causes of poverty.
Replies: 46
Views: 4150

Re: Causes of poverty.

Yes, everything happens for a reason. But not everything that happens to a person is the result of their own actions. Well actually it is. Let's take the flooded river example. Now a river flooding is (maybe) not a consequence of a specific action on your behalf, but being in the vicinity, or livin...
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Destroyer of Illusion.
Replies: 4
Views: 1393

Re: Destroyer of Illusion.

And at the beginning at the 1'46" mark where the monk is chanting the mantra by himself.
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 84
Views: 40336

Re: Tibetan Calendar

I'm going to be complete bastard and ask why you haven't included dakini and naga days. :tongue:
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 144
Views: 22215

Re: Tibetan Calendar

I'm going to be complete bastard and ask why you haven't included dakini and naga days. :tongue:
by Grigoris
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Setting up Shrine for Water Dragon Losar 2139
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: Setting up Shrine for Water Dragon Losar 2139

That's a serious pile of cookies happening there! Wouldn't want to bump the table by mistake! :smile:
by Grigoris
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: More Trungpa talk
Replies: 295
Views: 37594

Re: More Trungpa talk

Lot's of people valued Shoko Asahara (and still do http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleph_(Buddhist_group" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) ) so that doesn't say much for peoples value systems nor does it say much about the object of value.
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Conebeckham!
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: Happy Birthday Conebeckham!

Happy birthday Cone!!! Thanks for all your help and level headed manner!
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by Grigoris
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Random question on Chogyam Trungpa
Replies: 54
Views: 5177

Re: Random question on Chogyam Trungpa

BTW, has anyone ever told you that you have a particularly gracious and eloquent style of self-expression? No?...what a surprise!!! They have actually, many times. You should hear me when I'm not being gracious and eloquent! Ever heard anybody use the word f*** at least four times in one sentence? ...
by Grigoris
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen?
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Tonglen?

Yes, I have done Metta Bhavana. I meant to say in my first post that I was looking for an alternative to it. The reason being, is because the words have become rather Mantra like. I say the words in my mind out of memorization, which makes connecting with my heart kind of difficult. I had the same ...

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