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by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mid-Life Journey
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Mid-Life Journey

Hi, welcome to Dharmawheel. I am sorry to hear about your struggle. But it will get better. One of the best things I have learned is that we all have the amazing potential to be happy and to overcome all adversity. You might enjoy some good books about dharma. I really enjoy this one https://urbandh...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1287

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

Caoimhghín wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:09 pm
tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:51 pm
If so, I can only congratulate, Canada really seems like Heaven on Earth.
It sounds like the only place you think Big Pharma hasn't reached is heaven.
Oh, no heaven is on it too. But not only big pharma, heaven for example is sponsored by Redbull.
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 2915

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

Yeah, I have noticed this too. It is really interesting. Seems like it has to do a lot with a dumb distrust towards authorities of any kind. Unwilling to believe anything somebody from the "establishment" says and they have to "discover it for themselves". Which can be a good attitude to a degree, b...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1287

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

how is it toxic, if members of a family help each other and influence one another in the process? I think schadenfreude, though sometimes feels extremely good, is way more toxic. How is what I wrote a schadenfreude? Not gonna lie, I find the guy to be ridiculous, a scam and a shitty person. But wha...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1287

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

Don't want to be that guy, but lately it almost seems like he is under a STRONG influence of his daughter. There is something toxic in that family.
by Könchok Thrinley
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 1389

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:08 am
The guru is the empowerment.
What do you mean by this sentence?
by Könchok Thrinley
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 1389

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

Trust your teacher. If they say it is enough, then it is enough. There are many ways these things can work. If you feel like you might need an extra push, then try to get the empowerment.
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 30
Views: 2327

Re: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

I am with Grigoris, just look at the discussion. It went from literally your horses dying to some metaphysical explanation of horses and death. The take away is: do sang in the morning, for the exact meaning of the sentence ask Lama.
by Könchok Thrinley
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sleeping sitting up
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Sleeping sitting up

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Its is not a universal practice in Tibetan Buddhism.
Just curious, is there any significance/benefits to the 'sleeping lion posture' used in some dream yogas?
by Könchok Thrinley
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sleeping sitting up
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Sleeping sitting up

I have practiced in a box for retreat periods. It's not easy, but there are definitely benefits to one's practice. But I don't recommend trying to do this without good instruction and proper circumstances. I don't know if I could do it for extended periods---my limit was 20 days, FYI. :good: I'd sa...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1133
Views: 49045

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The final front that we have failed on completely, is that of international co-operation in the struggle against the virus. Instead of competing for resources, we should be pooling them and distributing based on needs. Yes, this is definitely true. Hungary stole our supply of face masks. We got som...
by Könchok Thrinley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism

Since we have this topic opened. Here is a small sidetrack. Many Tibetans prefer reciting the Mani mantra and it is said that it will help one achieve rebirth in Amitabha's pure land. I want to ask ... how does it help with that? Here precisely Lama Zopa Rinpoche says It is also mentioned in the tan...
by Könchok Thrinley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism

Yes, I mean I have some, albeit not very much, knowledge about Amithaba practice. My point is that if something is established in a sutra - then that holds sway in Tibetan Buddhism as well. So, "we" accept the Sutra and its content as true. Edit: This thread reminded me that I really need to purcha...
by Könchok Thrinley
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mani Tooth
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Mani Tooth

Oh yeah it is a rather interesting phenomena. https://bodhiactivity.wordpress.com/201 ... ni-mantra/
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bon online?
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Bon online

novicem wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Does anyone on this forum give Bon teachings online?
There are only few people who are actually qualified to teach. Try Chaphur Rinpoche, he offers online classes. Also Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche offers classes online.
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 1825

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

State, regional elections are nowhere near the spectacle of national elections, and actually often achieve something. The result is that states differ substantially in how well they have been able to mitigate the effects of 30 years or so of neoliberal austerity, destruction of social safety net et...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 1825

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

Please read what I wrote. "Communism" in the form of the so-called "real existing socialism" This is the term "communist" countries used to call themselves. I know, because I have lived more than 20 years of my life in a "communist" country. This means, that not even the governments of those countr...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Parnashavari - more info
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Parnashavari - more info

Hi, since many of us are engaged in practice of this yidam at the moment I would like to ask whether there are any resources on parnashavari. What do her attributes mean? Is there any text that speaks about benefits from her practice? Any more info about her? http://www.khandro.net/images/Parnashawa...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism

Yup, Amitabha recitation is very much present in Tibetan Buddhism. Technically reciting Mani could be counted there too as apparently Mani can also result in rebirth in Dewachen. Not to mention entire cycles of teachings focused on Amitabha one way or another. Ayang Rinpoche teaches a 10 level Amita...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 1825

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

How else to explain the tendency of so called liberals to justify the system of oppression? The political system is so skewed in the U$ that what passes as liberal there would be considered mainstream center-Right in Europe. Oh yes, definitely. I mean our most succesful ex-minister of finances (tha...

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