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by Grigoris
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3147

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Here's a stab... They're not masters. :good: I don't think #metoo will stop with Lakar and Osel Mukpo. Hint: there's something rotten in Denmark, and it rhymes with guacamole. They have putrid ravioli in Copenhagen? Why? :shrug: There's an organization that is based in the UK and is very controvers...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

pemachophel wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Tibetan Lamas are commonly nice to everyone and especially Their patrons (i.e., people who give Them money).
I think you will find that this applies to just about anybody! :)
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

These qualifiers do not prove anything. In which case there is no reason why I should listen or trust you since your qualifications mean nothing at all? :shrug: They pick the teachers with whom they have karma, qualifications actually have very little to do with it. I disagree. My habitual tendenci...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 1367

Re: Is lineage enough?

While it is true that a Mahasiddha is not bound by conventional models of moral discipline. I doubt there are many justifications for appearing not to observe the laws of karma that Buddha taught. Of course there is. To help a person see through their grasping to rites and rituals, for example The ...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: Remedy Gyalpo

What can remedial activities be done after having strange dreams with some Gyalpo entities? Any tips? Depends on your capacity and the strength of the spirit. Best bet is to appease via offerings. If you try to forcefully overcome the gyalpo and do not have the power to pull it off, you will only p...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 1367

Re: Is lineage enough?

If you read what I said, I state 'I would say' and 'I think' so they are clearly my beliefs and strongly held. Sorry, I missed that. A couple of points: ...living simply and humbly and not showing the example of living an opulent, samsaric pleasure based life. Actually as a ngakpa, if one has reali...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 1367

Re: Is lineage enough?

The authenticity of the teachings and the example of Teacher are the most important things, I would say. Especially the example. The Teacher should show that they love Dharma, that they are finding happiness through Dharma and are solving their problems through Dharma, living simply and humbly and ...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

What is weird, is that all this time the groupies did not just post the links to the pages with the information, but instead engaged in all sorts of mental gymnastics, straw men and smoke screens
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

amanitamusc wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:04 am
Is this the same lady?
https://www.pemakhandro.org/pema-khandr ... biography/
Yup. Good find. Thank you.

Here is the full article on her recognition and enthronement: https://www.pemakhandro.org/pema-khandros-recognition/
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Tiago Simões wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:51 am
My point being that advertising ones teachers publicly doesn't make one an authentic guru.
I agree BUT:

There are specific claims being made. For these claims to be validated some questions need to be answered.

If you don't make claims, then people generally will not ask questions.
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Tiago Simões wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:35 am
I mean Sogyal advertised that he was jamyang khyentse chökyi lodrös disciple, did that give him legitimacy?
As a teacher or as a sex offender?
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

This person you are harassing has a PhD in Tibetan Buddhism... A what??? has been enthroned as a tulku in a public ceremony... By whom? Lion’s roar markets her. Lamas market her. Her students market her. Retreat centers market her. Her own dharma centers market her. Conferences market her. Friends ...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

She is close to this Chodpa. Does this give her some legitimation? Btw that is the Chodpa that did Chöd practice at Lama Dawa Chödak Rinpoches funeral, Chodpa Kunzang Dorjee. No, not necessarily. I am pretty close to Loppon Ogyan Tanzin and have photos on my Facebook page together with him, what le...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

And yet, even so, there are still lamas who think ChNN is totally wrong and not qualified. And there are people that think the Pope is infallible. So what? The point is that he was recognised by the head of a lineage and received traditional training from members of recognised lineages. The point i...
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

You are free. You can do whatever you want. Everyone else does. It's up to students to decide who is a qualified teacher. It is also up to teachers to decide who is a qualified student. Sorry man, but I am calling you out on this one. Are you telling me that you did not choose your teachers on the ...
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5069

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Pema Khandro has students, that makes her a teacher by fiat. Sure. Nonetheless, claims have been made, and it is reasonable to ask for verification or confirmation. "Examine well the potential Guru," etc., right? Yeah, but if we subject all claims made to scrutiny, very few will really stand up. No...
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1301

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

It always amazes me how little it takes to bring out the worst in people...
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1301

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Thurman’s Shangrila is a total fantasy. Any cursory review of the political history of E. Asia. SE Asia, and Central Asia should be sufficient to discover this fact.
Utopias are always unrealistic, but if you don't aim high you generally fall short of the mark.
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1301

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

...disgruntled and ignorant people... Are you saying that historically all Nazis and Fascists had psychiatric problems? That everybody involved in war, combat and slaughters is psychiatrically ill? Yes, you are being naive. PS Most psychotics I deal with are more a danger to themselves than others.
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1301

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

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