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by smcj
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 8897

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

:arrow:
And given the allegations posted in the report about her, her presence in the transition team basically nullifies the legitimacy of that team.
So now a single allegation automatically equals guilt? Sounds like the purges after the French Revolution.
by smcj
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4716

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

It is also possible to see clearly and unequivocally that one's default view of reality is tremendously mistaken... The problem comes when one then leaps to the conclusion that the psychedelic version of reality is correct. That’s jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. If one could simply...
by smcj
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4716

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

This forum seems like the wrong place to share anything about those conversations.
Correct.
by smcj
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4716

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Sherab Rigdrol wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:33 pm
I am VERY curious as to who this well known "Vajrayana" lama is who supports psychedelics and dzogchen.
I’ll bet his sangha’s “tsok feasts” are pretty wild!
by smcj
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4716

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Quay wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:01 am
You can't trip your way into heaven or enlightenment.
:good:
by smcj
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4716

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

:popcorn:
by smcj
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report (Shambhala/Sakyong Mipham/etc)
Replies: 53
Views: 3055

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report (Shambhala/Sakyong Mipham/etc)

The July 20 statement by Shambhala seems to indicate that “An Olive Branch” is no longer participating in the investigation. Too bad. Although they present themselves as “neutral third party mediators” I would personally characterize Them as victims advocates. I know this from the Lama Norlha scanda...
by smcj
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report (Shambhala/Sakyong Mipham/etc)
Replies: 53
Views: 3055

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report (Shambhala/Sakyong Mipham/etc)

At this point I think it safe to say the courts will have a great deal of influence on how the Dharma comes to the West. More than the press you think? Yes. When organizations (and their officers) are sued into bankruptcy, and when people go to jail, it will have more of an impact than just a PR pr...
by smcj
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report (Shambhala/Sakyong Mipham/etc)
Replies: 53
Views: 3055

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report (Shambhala/Sakyong Mipham/etc)

At this point I think it safe to say the courts will have a great deal of influence on how the Dharma comes to the West.
by smcj
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 72
Views: 3640

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

We may all be karmic blindmen grabbing different parts of the elephant, but some ways of grabbing an elephant are worse than others. .

https://youtu.be/SA-JdLDOSEo
by smcj
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 182
Views: 27848

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Any given entity can be can be the object of a veridical perception that accords with suchness, or the object of a non-veridical perception that does not accord with suchness. But the same perception cannot be both veridical, in accordance with suchness, and non-veridical, not in accordance with-- ...
by smcj
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1691

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

...there is also the view that no lineage doesn't always mean no wisdom lineage. In that case, how does one establish credibility? The fact that someone has lineage does not guarantee that they have wisdom knowledge related to original mind. Of course not. However if they do not add their own inter...
by smcj
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 32
Views: 3296

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

Nothing immutable about yourself. Your present identity is only a temporary configuration of your energies.
by smcj
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions

Hi smjc OTOH investing your self-will (your own b.s.) in the practice is just adding fuel to the fire. I'm not sure I follow your point here. If I understand you correctly you're telling me not to invest the negative emotions I'm experiencing into the mantra recitation, i.e. repeating the mantra an...
by smcj
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions

You got it bud. Angrily and powerfully repeat your mantras quickly. Put your back into it. Eventually that energy will burn out. I’d like to offer a different approach. Take Refuge from your anger and place your trust in the deity and the practice. The same goes for positive reactions to the practi...
by smcj
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pointing-Out-Instructions and Zen
Replies: 34
Views: 1807

Re: Pointing-Out-Instructions and Zen

Zen simply does not have the OOMPH that Dzogchen does.
This is the Zen forum.

It’s okay to post that in the Dzogchen forum.
by smcj
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 9383

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

Faith is a very generalist word. I prefer informed confidence. You trust the teacher and the method after careful analysis. You give it a go and if you do things properly you'll get results. When you face an obstacle, you investigate it, search a solution and move on. When needed you consult with t...
by smcj
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 9383

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

Perfect faith... how can someone have perfect faith in that? It's believing just because! Salvation through belief... no thanks. Too "Abrahamic" for my taste... and equaly sterile Just curious, but f it came down to where it was put to you that faith was necessary for empowerment and direct introdu...
by smcj
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 182
Views: 27848

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Ngondro is sufficient by itself as a daily practice, since it contains all the essentials of creation and completion stage.
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