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by Grigoris
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 32
Views: 690

Re: Enlightenment

I am temporarily locking this topic to give Matthew some time to actually sit, read and digest the information in this thread.

I will open it again in a week from today.
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5073

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

I wonder why the people on dharmawheel keep trying to harass her. Yes, she has a super long Tibetan name with multiple variants, but so do all Tibetan Buddhists. The beneficial thing about using one’s refuge name or titles is that these have meanings that support one’s practice. Some people choose ...
by Grigoris
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Shaolin Monks diet - what is it?
Replies: 26
Views: 9741

Re: Shaolin Monks diet - what is it?

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:34 pm
At some point there were real Shaolin monks living there and doing the same thing apparently.
Apparently.
by Grigoris
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Shaolin Monks diet - what is it?
Replies: 26
Views: 9741

Re: Shaolin Monks diet - what is it?

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:23 pm
Monks are supposed to be dedicating all their time to studying and practicing dharma, not 80% martial arts and 20% dharma.
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by Grigoris
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Shaolin Monks diet - what is it?
Replies: 26
Views: 9741

Re: Shaolin Monks diet - what is it?

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:17 pm
This is not really on topic, but I have always wondered how the Shaolin justified spending their lives studying martial arts while being Buddhist monks. Doesn't seem to make much sense.
Why? I am a Buddhist (not a monk) and practice and teach martial arts.
by Grigoris
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 92
Views: 3457

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

This is the issue: Among other allegations in the investigation is a story from a woman called “Ann,” who alleges that Mukpo assaulted her on a number of occasions, including twice while surrounded by men from his “inner circle.” On one of those occasions, Mukpo suggested she should engage in sexual...
by Grigoris
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3379

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

One can also focus on making their awake time more productive. I think that advice is valid for somebody who's waking time is already full of practice and is looking to devote even more time to practice. ie it is directed to retreatants and full time yogi. Right now I could easily add at least anoth...
by Grigoris
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 92
Views: 3457

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

I think it's also fair to ask: where was PC in all of this before these allegations being made about her? She hasn't made any public statement on the matter that I can find, but she really should. She's a public figure; she publishes a lot of self-help books ("When things fall apart", for instance)...
by Grigoris
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3379

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

When I lie down on a bed there is no getting me to "jump back to it" again!

If you don't want to waste sleep time, then do dream yoga. That way you get to sleep AND practice. Best of both worlds.
by Grigoris
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3850

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

And on that note...

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by Grigoris
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 92
Views: 3457

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

First off, I never said anything about Pema Chodron being a woman and a monastic nor did I talk about the patriarchy. If you respond to a post, respond to what was written, not what you believe was written. Oh, I see, we should just conveniently ignore the wider context of the situation so that we ...
by Grigoris
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 92
Views: 3457

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

If this is what she said to the woman, then that is completely disgusting. 1. Do you think that just because Venerable Pema Chodron is a woman and a Buddhist monastic it means that she is not inculcated into patriarchy??? 2. Like I said before: when you are raped you go to the police, to a lawyer, ...
by Grigoris
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3379

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

conebeckham wrote:...and I thought some other Vajrayana geeks may be interested in seeing it...
Yup, you are definitely a geek! :smile:

Thanks for that Cone.

Needless to say that I am jealous of the capacity of anybody that can pull that off on a daily basis!
by Grigoris
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 92
Views: 3457

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

The project strayed beyond its nominal scope of healing, it seems, and got into criticism of leadership. That's where publishing anonymous allegations to criticize PC was irresponsible. Pretty hard to see how it couldn’t get into criticizing leadership when the starting point was exposing sexual ab...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3850

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

There's also this guy who speculates that even the historical buddha might have made use of psychoactive substances: https://palisuttas.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/was-the-buddha-a-shaman/. However, personally am not convinced at all by this claim and think this is too much of a stretch. In all, I don...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 92
Views: 3457

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:19 pm
No, that is not the case. At this point, there is a 72% chance that Dems win the House, according to 538.
Too late: The serpents egg has hatched.
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3850

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Here is a more comprehensive list of it's medical qualities: https://www.prota4u.org/database/protav ... amonium+L.
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3850

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Loppon Ogyan Rinpoche told me of a certain traditional drink made just before the hot season for it's cooling effect on the body which includes (very few) Datura seeds. It also includes lots of crushed nuts, yogurt, milk, sugar, ghee, spices and other ingredients. So obviously Datura is also used "m...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Returning Moderators
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Returning Moderators

Mantrik wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:47 am
Congratulations. :)

I almost volunteered, but I'd have been forced to ban myself within the first week or so. ;)
Nah, I would have gotten to you before the week was out! :tongue:
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts
Replies: 78
Views: 1917

Re: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts

Aryjna wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:43 am
I don't think it has anything to do with it being the animal's karma or not.
Of course it has to do with the animal's karma as well. How could it not?

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