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by Arnoud
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Please help me to identify who is in this Thangka
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: Please help me to identify who is in this Thangka

Nice colors! No help otherwise on the white one.
by Arnoud
Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Please help me to identify who is in this Thangka
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: Please help me to identify who is in this Thangka

I was given a beautiful thangka as a gift and it doesn't have any meaning to me yet. Perhaps its not the right place to post, but I heard you are the people to ask! Please tell me: Who is the figure? I assume it is a form of Buddha, but which one particularly? Do you know its origin - Tibet? Nepal?...
by Arnoud
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wake up call
Replies: 147
Views: 13937

Re: Wake up call

Ok so a vajra sibling posted this elsewhere. And the request was made by Rinpoche himself, to quote him on it, so out goes this little note. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche said today in front of a large group of about 800 practitioners, that he thinks the young Tibetan lineage holders coming up...
by Arnoud
Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Jobs for Western Chod Practitioners
Replies: 17
Views: 3969

Re: Jobs for Western Chod Practitioners

Yes, apparently one may be susceptible to the obscurations of those whose corpses you're in contact with. . . but you know, even those in the healing arts professions may be susceptible to a similar issue with their patients. Yes, or even the obscurations of all the corpses we come in contact with ...
by Arnoud
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Khandro?
Replies: 147
Views: 26336

Re: Pema Khandro?

The previous posts have pretty much covered pros and cons. I met the woman in question once, more than ten years ago, and she seemed interesting but by no means a qualified Vajrayana teacher. Her website at that time was full of complete drivel. She may very well have absorbed enough of the teachin...
by Arnoud
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Trekchod
Replies: 20
Views: 3559

Re: Trekchod

by Arnoud
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Avoid produce from mexico
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Re: Avoid produce from mexico

Sherab Dorje wrote:If we avoided produce and goods from every country in the world where the employees/slaves are treated like sh*t then I imagine we would only be buying from Canada and some Northern European countries.
You forgot Greece.
by Arnoud
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Dzogchen only accidentally Buddhist?
Replies: 166
Views: 20796

Re: Is Dzogchen only accidentally Buddhist?

In the end, I am afraid that the Sakya master, Dezhung Ajam ( a disciple of Adzom Drugpa) was right, many people who claim to be Dzogchen practitioners are like people whose bodies are separated from their heads — in other words, their "Dzogchen" is just intellectual theory. Sadly, we see many such...
by Arnoud
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: South Africa denies Dalai Lama a visa
Replies: 11
Views: 2169

Re: South Africa denies Dalai Lama a visa

Thanks to the women laureates it was cancelled. Desmond Tutu didn't cancel his visit I read. Wonder where it will be held now.
by Arnoud
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Any Dream Yogis here?
Replies: 43
Views: 8646

Re: Any Dream Yogis here?

Not watching tv before bed helps as well.
by Arnoud
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu
Replies: 69
Views: 13523

Re: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu

conebeckham wrote:..or just pay a visit to Karmapa himself, as he's unable to travel much.
Yeah, but that is hard. I don't think that would work with Tibetan politics. Lower visits higher so that would weaken his case significantly.
by Arnoud
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu
Replies: 69
Views: 13523

Re: Forceful conversion of Drukpa monasteries to Karma Kagyu

Good post Cone.

And, nowadays, one could just pick up the phone and say: "Please stop messing with my monasteries. If the Chinese are behind this, forget I called. :smile: "
by Arnoud
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: guhyasamaja help
Replies: 14
Views: 2432

Re: guhyasamaja help

Have you checked guhyasamaja.com?

You can also email kurt keutzer.

Good luck.

How is the shedra coming?
by Arnoud
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 18222

Re: How Tibetans really feel about the occupation

Friend of mine is in Tibet at the moment. This is what he said: There is less military walking around that I can see, but there are security posts with X-ray machines at every entryway into the Barkhor. All the stalls have been completely removed from the Barkhor too, and transplanted to a 3-story b...
by Arnoud
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yeti-Bigfoot
Replies: 24
Views: 3632

Re: Yeti-Bigfoot

What do you make of the food bringing stories then?
by Arnoud
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Walking Pilgrimage
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Walking Pilgrimage

You can do the Christian pilgrimages and imagine/realize the Mary shrines are Tara. The Camina is one I would like to do.
by Arnoud
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Khandro?
Replies: 147
Views: 26336

Re: Pema Khandro?

There are indeed many good western female practitioners. There are also many charlatans. Just like there many charlatan Rinpoches. Sometimes they find each other and a whole new way of defrauding innocent is born.
So, no disrespect to women. One of my teachers is a woman.
by Arnoud
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Khandro?
Replies: 147
Views: 26336

Re: Pema Khandro?

Actually, she does mention Gyaldak R enthroned her as the incarnation of his teacher's wife.
by Arnoud
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The practices of the base of santi maha sangha
Replies: 34
Views: 5954

Re: The practices of the base of santi maha sangha

Bob,

I was wondering how much time you spend in formal meditation these days. Seems like you have done a lot of practice and retreat. Now that you are a little older, how much are you still able to do?

Many thanks,

Clarence
by Arnoud
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Three Skyes
Replies: 16
Views: 2120

Re: The Three Skyes

You can read a detailed overview in French by Jean Luc Achard.

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