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by Arnoud
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Right livelihood
Replies: 47
Views: 9231

Re: Right livelihood

I think if you don't sell lobsters or oysters, you should be in the clear theoretically. It is the same as buying the meat in the grocery store. You didn't have the intention to kill the animal, didn't kill the animal and didn't rejoice in the killing. Thus, Karma not taken place. Of course, that is...
by Arnoud
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru Yoga and Loppön N.
Replies: 6
Views: 1899

Re: Guru Yoga and Loppön N.

- Guru Yoga by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.

- I think you should ask Malcolm on this site. If I remember right, he knows Lopon Namdrol quite well. I think they are drinking buddies.
by Arnoud
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How important is shamatha, and practices before shamatha
Replies: 76
Views: 10772

Re: How important is shamatha, and practices before shamatha

Okay. Thanks.

Anything in your book about the difference?
by Arnoud
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How important is shamatha, and practices before shamatha
Replies: 76
Views: 10772

Re: How important is shamatha, and practices before shamatha

This Dzogchen style. Very supple, produces flexible wood, very green, hard to break. In Dzogchen style śamatha you actually engage all six sense objects with your six senses, there is nothing to accept and nothing to reject, nothing to follow, nothing to ignore. Sounds very much like regular Trekch...
by Arnoud
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 83
Views: 26223

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

He clearly states that he is picking and adapting teachings for what he views as Western culture. Having just watched the video twice, at the end of the video what I hear him say is that he is picking the teachings that are appropriate for the West. I didn't hear him say he was 'adapting' them. Tha...
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: 2008

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: 2008

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: 16325

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: 4548

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: 30062

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: 4028

Re: Trekchod

by Arnoud
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Avoid produce from mexico
Replies: 6
Views: 2229

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: 24196

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
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Any Dream Yogis here?
Replies: 43
Views: 9560

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: 15557

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: 15557

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: 2820

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: 22865

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: 4159

Re: Yeti-Bigfoot

What do you make of the food bringing stories then?

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