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by zerwe
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Cup A film
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: The Cup A film

Good Film. So is Travelers and Magicians.
Shaun
by zerwe
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 2 types of selflessness
Replies: 30
Views: 6038

Re: 2 types of selflessness

Okay, so the only way that self of a person is going to be posited is in relation to the aggregates? According to Chandra, their is no base for the imputation of self (it is a mistaken idea), but that the notion of self arises dependently through the aggregates. Others, posit a base upon which the ...
by zerwe
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 2 types of selflessness
Replies: 30
Views: 6038

Re: 2 types of selflessness

Okay, so the only way that self of a person is going to be posited is in relation to the aggregates? According to Chandra, their is no base for the imputation of self (it is a mistaken idea), but that the notion of self arises dependently through the aggregates. Others, posit a base upon which the ...
by zerwe
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 2 types of selflessness
Replies: 30
Views: 6038

Re: 2 types of selflessness

Does selflessness of phenomena refer to the five aggregates? Nagarjuna is quoted somewhere as saying something like empty of self and that which belongs to a self. It seems that what belongs to self (the five aggregates) are being referred to as selflessness of phenomena and the self is just this i...
by zerwe
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: FBI releases plans to monitor social networks
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: FBI releases plans to monitor social networks

You can already monitor what's going on with Twitter and Google quite easily using publicly available means. :shrug: There's a big difference between being able to search through public information on people, and building massive relational databases of people and their activities, interests, socia...
by zerwe
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: FBI releases plans to monitor social networks
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: FBI releases plans to monitor social networks

You can already monitor what's going on with Twitter and Google quite easily using publicly available means. :shrug: There's a big difference between being able to search through public information on people, and building massive relational databases of people and their activities, interests, socia...
by zerwe
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Maitripa College
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Maitripa College

Has anyone heard of this college? http://www.maitripa.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Its located in the city I live in, so I'm considering looking into classes there. If anyone knows anything about how its perceived, whether or not its considered respectable, lineages its assoc...
by zerwe
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Learning wylie
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

Re: Learning wylie

Hey everyone, I have finally begun the task of learning Tibetan. They say finding a starting point is always the hardest thing... I have found a few good resources on script and things like that (although recommendations are welcome!), but I need a little push in the right direction to learn/unders...
by zerwe
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: FPMT
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: FPMT

There are also some courses that fall in between Discovering Buddhism and the Basic Program. The Foundations of Buddhist Thought, Light of the Path (I mentioned earlier) and our center actually offers a more in depth Lam Rim study for those who have completed Discovering Buddhism and don't feel read...
by zerwe
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: FPMT
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: FPMT

I received the DVD's yesterday "Discovering Buddhism" it's a 2 dvd set. From what I have watched so far, about 2/3 of the total "program", it is a very informative set. The topics are touched on in short segments by different teachers. Each adding points that are very important. I think the set is ...
by zerwe
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Good introdutory books OTHER than G.K Gyatso Modern Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Good introdutory books OTHER than G.K Gyatso Modern Buddhism

How to Practice by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Shaun
by zerwe
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?
Replies: 39
Views: 3106

Re: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?

This was my first machine. http://oldcomputers.net/pics/trs80-i.jpg The program it is running in the picture was about the most advanced video game in the world at the time, I don't think Pong had been invented yet. Do I win? I remember the TRS-80. However, my first machine was a Commodore 64. Shau...
by zerwe
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?
Replies: 39
Views: 3106

Re: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?

This was my first machine. http://oldcomputers.net/pics/trs80-i.jpg The program it is running in the picture was about the most advanced video game in the world at the time, I don't think Pong had been invented yet. Do I win? I remember the TRS-80. However, my first machine was a Commodore 64. Shaun
by zerwe
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?
Replies: 39
Views: 3106

Re: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?

A buddy of mine had compuserve back in the mid 80s. My first personal account was in the early 90s. Everything was text, no browsers, Pine for email, Usenetnews, and images could only be downloaded. And, boy was it slow. My first browser experiences were mid to late 90s. Man, it sure has come a long...
by zerwe
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Chile
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Chile

My teacher just returned from Argentina and Chile where he consecrated a Stupa.
I'm not sure where, but there may be something closer than you think. I'll ask next time
I see him.
Shaun :anjali:
by zerwe
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: FPMT
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: FPMT

Searching the site I have found a study group that is listed on the FPMT web page that is at least close.....5 hrs. So I'm hoping I can get someone to cover for me next Sunday so I can make the trip Kindest wishes, Dave If you make it to NC please do come visit our center in Raleigh. You are always...
by zerwe
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: FPMT
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: FPMT

I am an FPMT practitioner and the online programs and support are wonderful. As an organization they are doing a lot to help preserve monastic centers, provide education, retreat, and practice opportunities at every level. Looking at their website just now and they have an awesome variety of projec...
by zerwe
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Swaying in meditation
Replies: 17
Views: 3435

Re: Swaying in meditation

Helps to ease back pain during long sessions.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: FPMT
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: FPMT

I am an FPMT practitioner and the online programs and support are wonderful. As an organization they are doing a lot to help preserve monastic centers, provide education, retreat, and practice opportunities at every level. If you have the ability to get to a center you may be able to connect with te...
by zerwe
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Offering cloud mantra
Replies: 4
Views: 2662

Re: Offering cloud mantra

I practice in the Gelug so this may not apply, but the offering cloud mantra (and other mantras) are typically recited in sanskrit the form it is in as you have posted. Prayers and other aspects of practice are recited in tibetan. I will dig through my materials and see if there is a tibetan script,...

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