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by Nilasarasvati
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Not yes NOR no!
Replies: 39
Views: 9804

Re: Not yes NOR no!

On a cushion? At least once a day for at least one hour.

Off the cushion--oooh I wish there were so much more. Aspirations, please! :soapbox: may I be reborn as dikes in the Netherlands!

Wow, btw. The mud flats look so vast :applause:




What organ of your body is your likeliest cause of death?
by Nilasarasvati
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Esoteric/Mystical, non-Vajrayana Buddhist schools?
Replies: 23
Views: 3388

Re: Esoteric/Mystical, non-Vajrayana Buddhist schools?

Best of luck to you, Chris. I hope you figure out a way of approaching the Dharma that resonates deeply with you. I myself had HUGE problems (still do) with lots of Tibetan culture. I think I got over it mostly (or enough to engage with the tradition) when I realized the culture is the teacup, the D...
by Nilasarasvati
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: Hello

Welcom, Sonam.

Are you by chance AKA Gary?
by Nilasarasvati
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: More Trungpa talk
Replies: 295
Views: 44036

Re: More Trungpa talk

I have little doubt he felt that way at times. The point is, he didn't do it. From "Dragon Thunder": The period from Rinpoche's accident until we married and left for America a year later was one of the darkest times in his life. Rinpoche was often in the depths of depression. He was sick with pleu...
by Nilasarasvati
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Esoteric/Mystical, non-Vajrayana Buddhist schools?
Replies: 23
Views: 3388

Re: Esoteric/Mystical, non-Vajrayana Buddhist schools?

After a while I just could no longer emotionally or intellectually identify with Tibetan anymore. You mean Tibetan the language? Or the culture? Or... And am I correct in assuming that you can identify with Japanese culture? Because identifying or not identifying with either of those is not Buddhis...
by Nilasarasvati
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Esoteric/Mystical, non-Vajrayana Buddhist schools?
Replies: 23
Views: 3388

Re: Esoteric/Mystical, non-Vajrayana Buddhist schools?

I have wondered about Shinno-En and they seem really cool...but after meeting a member and hearing about their practices....it sounds like a cult. Moreover, an eternalist/theistic cult. I'd love to hear opposing views on this if anybody has other experiences. I'm also happy to extrapolate if anybody...
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: More Trungpa talk
Replies: 295
Views: 44036

Re: More Trungpa talk

Oops.

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Anybody got new food for thought? This thread has been fun for me thus far!
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: More Trungpa talk
Replies: 295
Views: 44036

Re: More Trungpa talk

If it weren't for Pema Chodron's and Tenzin Palmo's much more...modest examples of enlightened activity, I would still have great doubts about the consequences of Trungpa Rinpoche's activites.
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ngondro
Replies: 210
Views: 39969

Re: Ngondro

She has a finite quantity of her favorite birth control (sponge) which has ceased to be manufactured.
All her future prospective boyfriends are measured against this impossible criteria of whether they are sponge-worthy or not.
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 18
Views: 5142

Re: Greetings

Welcome, Oh Tim!

:sage:
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1023
Views: 129184

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes. Only if they are far away and nobody is screaming. :coffee:
Or if one of them has an amazing imagination and is saying priceless things.

Have you ever been shot?
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngondro Quandries
Replies: 32
Views: 5815

Re: Ngondro Quandries

Were any of you invited to come to Urgyen Samten Ling on Saga Dawa 2011?? I met two men who were students of Lama Kazi, one of whom may have been named Alan, although I can't remember.
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Not yes NOR no!
Replies: 39
Views: 9804

Re: Not yes NOR no!

Through taking risks and conquering challenges. I will maybe go on a whitewater rafting trip. Or pay my taxes. Both are fraught with difficulty and fear. :D

Where is your most sacred place in nature?
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Special Days
Replies: 79
Views: 47445

Re: Special Days

Hm. All I know is, most astrological calendars list the 8th day of the lunar month as especially for Tara and Menla. One also says it's Mahakala day. One, probably the most detailed, labels the 8th as "healing" day.
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 144
Views: 48156

Re: Special Days

Hm. All I know is, most astrological calendars list the 8th day of the lunar month as especially for Tara and Menla. One also says it's Mahakala day. One, probably the most detailed, labels the 8th as "healing" day.
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Special Days
Replies: 79
Views: 47445

Re: Special Days

Why is this day also associated with Tara practice? Why is Tara practice associated with Riwo Sangcho? Sorry these are really basic questions but I'm doing them today so I figured I should ask :P
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 144
Views: 48156

Re: Special Days

Why is this day also associated with Tara practice? Why is Tara practice associated with Riwo Sangcho? Sorry these are really basic questions but I'm doing them today so I figured I should ask :P
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Uncommon Mahayana Approaches to Dealing With Desire
Replies: 74
Views: 11595

Re: Uncommon Mahayana Approaches to Dealing With Desire

oooooh Okay.

"Disciples of superior faculties."

not

"Nearly hopeless doughnut holes of obscuration." :tongue:
by Nilasarasvati
Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Uncommon Mahayana Approaches to Dealing With Desire
Replies: 74
Views: 11595

Re: Uncommon Mahayana Approaches to Dealing With Desire

But if you didn't attain the bhumis during empowerment then sutra study and practice is good for you and is what most Tibetan masters (those whose bios I have read at least) who also didn't attain the bhumis during empowerment did. People commonly attain the Bhumis just through empowerment???? :sho...

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