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by Malcolm
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 87
Views: 5810

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:40 pm
amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:03 am
Do you have others of the 17. ready to roll out?
Yes, two more root texts WITH commentaries.
Do you get a potential time frame from wisdom as to when they will give the
go ahead? What are these other two?
Thanks.
Spring 2020.
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 87
Views: 5810

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:03 am
Do you have others of the 17. ready to roll out?
Yes, two more root texts WITH commentaries.
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 103
Views: 3910

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

If this is what she said to the woman, then that is completely disgusting. Which is why the authors had a responsibility to not run the account without corroborating. That is a serious charge. There is nothing criminal about the alleged statement by made PC. It's just a bit appalling, if true. If P...
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 103
Views: 3910

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

It is irresponsible. Whether they had a responsibility to do anything, they undertook the responsibility when they claimed they were being responsible. They clearly felt they had a higher responsibility to make these various allegations known and the names of those accused, which in fact are found ...
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3891

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

passel wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:46 pm

‘Datura’ seems the same- no nightshades outside the New World pre-Columbus.
"Datura" in Indian texts refers to Datura Metel. It is related to Datura Stramonium, etc., which are native to the new world. All datura species belong to the Solanaceae family.
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3891

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

There's also this guy who speculates that even the historical buddha might have made use of psychoactive substances: https://palisuttas.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/was-the-buddha-a-shaman/. However, personally am not convinced at all by this claim and think this is too much of a stretch. In all, I don...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3891

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

The study you cite is so poorly constructed as to be laughable. Before I attended my first Buddhist teaching, I ate some enchiladas. This gave me the energy to ride my bike over the bridge and to the Dharma center. Ergo, enchiladas were my chemical gateway to Dharma. YMMV. Reaearch indicates high do...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 2852

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Wallace, in his book on shamatha from Dudjom Lingpa's revelation, suggests that the tremendous potential that can be developed by extensively training in shamahta, can become infinitely more powerful if on that basis we continue to train in vipashyana, generation, treckchod, thogal, etc. One contro...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3891

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Actually, one might use Hallucinating Substances to assert everything as mind. But it could be a part of Vipassana, not to space out or bliss out. Nor it is for run away from samsara in different zone. I remembered an example from Tripal Tantra and it was one of the eight examples to assert mind. T...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3891

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

The hippies were rebelling against Western society and searching for alternatives, a new way of life, something more spiritual, you might even say the truth, the Dharma, and many came to India and Nepal. However, what happens and whom you meet when you come to the East is totally up to your karma. ...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 73
Views: 1589

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

Tongnyid Dorje wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Im curious, if there is any evidence of vajrayana being practiced in Swat valley and Tajik, ectr, or not?

As for Shambala: in text is Shambala described north to Oddiyana. Actualy, there is a city in Orissa called Shambalpur till today...
Shambhala was likely the region of modern day Balkh.
by Malcolm
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3891

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Drugs, whether we like it or not, have always been intimate part of tantric ritual (it seems not of Dzogchen, though). Cannabis, but of course also other drugs. And yes, we're talking both of various "hindu" and buddhist tantric traditions. See here for a long list of sources to study on the subjec...
by Malcolm
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 103
Views: 3910

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

What about the overall culture? Culture is a strong influence but its basically passive. #metoo is a movement seeking to change the overall culture in the West in the area of sexual abuse and discrimination, particularly the United States. I am sure what is happening at Shambhala now is influenced ...
by Malcolm
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3891

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

That's a different matter from claiming that such substances can be or are supports on any Dharma path at all I wonder how many people got into the Dharma because of an experience on a psychedelic. None. People "get into the Dharma" because they have the merit to meet the Dharma, period. Has everyo...
by Malcolm
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3891

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

On the other hand MDMA also known as ecstasy is now in phase 3 clinical trials as a "breakthrough cure" for PTSD and possibly other mental health related disorders: https://maps.org/research/mdma Difficult to meditate/be in the state etc when you're having severe panic attacks etc Yes, and ketamine...
by Malcolm
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3891

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

monktastic wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:25 pm
Matylda wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:07 pm
are you using psychodelics???
Not recently. I did many times when younger, and discussed my experiences with my guru. This forum seems like the wrong place to share anything about those conversations.
I also used these substances many times when I was young. They have no value on the path.
by Malcolm
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3891

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Loppon-la, Do you know if Caro Maestro has actually taken LSD Himself or is this an opinion based on His observation of others? I'm not sure that it is correct to lump LSD, mushrooms, and ayahuasca together in this discussion. It's possible that each has its own mechanisms of action within the body...
by Malcolm
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization
Replies: 99
Views: 2378

Re: Realization

When we have a concrete vision due to misunderstanding, that will be impermanent. So vision dues to understanding will be permanent? Although concrete and separate we are still able to have an understanding of its arising and passing.We are still able to observe impermanence from the standpoint of ...

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