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by M.G.
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Interested in Information about the Drikung Kagyu
Replies: 15
Views: 3077

Re: Interested in Information about the Drikung Kagyu

Lhasa wrote:http://www.garchen.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
:twothumbsup:
by M.G.
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Interested in Information about the Drikung Kagyu
Replies: 15
Views: 3077

Interested in Information about the Drikung Kagyu

More than a decade ago, I took the empowerment of Achi Chokyi Drolma from the great Ontul Rinpoche. I have practiced it since, and took some playful teasing about it from my Dharma friends (who are mostly Nyingmapa) but it honestly never occurred to me to learn more about the lineage she is associat...
by M.G.
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Is this a good introduction to Nyingma?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: Is this a good introduction to Nyingma?

lorem wrote:It is actually too much it seems. More than just an introduction--more like a cool grand unified history.
Actually, that was very interesting reading. Thank you for the link.
by M.G.
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Weird music thread
Replies: 145
Views: 14519

Re: Weird music thread

Coil is awesome music, not dharma but definitely magic.
by M.G.
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Question About Nyingma Lamas
Replies: 11
Views: 2135

Re: Question About Nyingma Lamas

Nice to know there's other fans of such stuff on here! To this day, As The World Disappears, with its references to Tibetan Buddhist concepts is one of my favorite C93 albums to listen to, when I first bought it in the 90's I didn't really know what he was on about, but I sure thought "the sadness ...
by M.G.
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Question About Nyingma Lamas
Replies: 11
Views: 2135

Re: Question About Nyingma Lamas

Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre, a cracking LP, if you ask me), so back then Tibet still must have felt close to Buddhism. He is listed in the credits as 'Chi Med Sangs Rgyas... HAH!!! One of my all time favorite albums. Also Island then Thunder Perfect Mind. Thanks for the info. Yeah, did not know...
by M.G.
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "that resonates with me."
Replies: 26
Views: 3308

Re: "that resonates with me."

What does it mean when one says that a certain text or teacher "resonates" with him or her? In many contexts, it seems to imply a certain kind of validity; for instance, a member of our local group once tied himself in knots because he found both Rajneesh and Zen to "resonate" with him, even though...
by M.G.
Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Information on Sarasvati
Replies: 52
Views: 7952

Re: Information on Sarasvati

I've had Ganapati communicate with me once or twice. You might enjoy this: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:hW98q3HOEywJ:http://www.tricycle.com/feature/real-or-pretend (sorry about using the cached version, the full article is no longer freely available on the tricycle website)...
by M.G.
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Information on Sarasvati
Replies: 52
Views: 7952

Re: Information on Sarasvati

The Terton Cho-kyi Gocha revealed a Red Saraswati terma which includes the 21 Taras, Kurukulle, and Red Manjusri. It is a very special sadhana. Lama Dawa Choddak bestows the wang (empowerment), lung (reading transmission), and tri (oral commentary) for this sadhana. The entire cycle also contains W...
by M.G.
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Information on Sarasvati
Replies: 52
Views: 7952

Re: Information on Sarasvati

Speaking of Sarasvati, does her sister Lakshmi appear in Tibetan Buddhism at all?
by M.G.
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sugar, Fat, Diabetes
Replies: 26
Views: 3431

Re: Sugar, Fat, Diabetes

Actually, I could go for some butter tea right now.... Mmmmmmm..... Buttery... (Homer Simpson voice). The mega-sized coca-colas one gets at American fast food restaurants surely aren't helping anyone's lifespan, but I'd still cite the quality of the oil and meat used at such places as key. Rancid co...
by M.G.
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 99684

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes, absolutely. We will someday have peace, then wars will arise thereafter. And so on, and so on...

Does Tibetan cuisine get a bad rap? Even Tibetans I've met seem to make fun of it, but I've always enjoyed it.
by M.G.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sugar, Fat, Diabetes
Replies: 26
Views: 3431

Re: Sugar, Fat, Diabetes

Meat and fat doesn't make you fat. Tibetans traditionally used to eat large quantities of meat and fat, but they themselves were not fat. Butter, milk, cheese, meat, barely and some rice. No obesity. Almost no vegetables at all. Now with the addition of soda and sweet tea. Booom! 300lb Tibetans str...
by M.G.
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 99684

Re: Yes or No ...

Gwenn Dana wrote:Yes! :ban: :focus: :crying: :juggling: :tantrum: :toilet:

Did you guess?

No. I would never have figured your answer out.

So is Dr. Who a bodhisattva?
by M.G.
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 99684

Re: Yes or No ...

Reibeam wrote:Yes, The famous Western Tulku Steven Seagal (although that is debatable)

Do you like tempeh?
Yes. I've never had it, but I have no personal reason to dislike it, and I try to be positively inclined towards strangers when possible.

Is there a distinctively Buddhist dessert?
by M.G.
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 99684

Re: Yes or No ...

Ayu wrote:Yes, sometimes it is an necessary act of compassion in concern for other noses.

Are you happy to get up in the morning?
No. It just happens of its own accord.

Are there any prominent non-stereotypical depictions of Buddhists in Western pop culture?
by M.G.
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sugar, Fat, Diabetes
Replies: 26
Views: 3431

Re: Sugar, Fat, Diabetes

"A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension analyzed data from 8,670 French adults and found that salt consumption wasn’t associated with systolic blood pressure in either men or women after controlling for factors like age." -http://time.com/3313332/salt-and-blood-pressure/ See,...
by M.G.
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 99684

Re: Yes or No ...

plwk wrote:Yes. Do you frown 10 times a day? :rules:

Yes, but only if you're looking at me upside-down.

Could meditation qualify as entertainment?
by M.G.
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 99684

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes. (As long as I'm permitted to maintain Dzogchen view. ;)

Are the sizable numbers of Westerners who meditate at Buddhist centers but visit Hindu gurus and/or engage in a rainbow of New Age practices properly considered Buddhists?
by M.G.
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 99684

Re: Yes or No ...

No. (Give it 200 years.).

Is Western Buddhism limited in its practical appeal to Asian migrants and the highly educated?

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