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by Bristollad
Fri May 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 9798

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Maybe we need to remember that these are allegations at this point, not proven facts.

If Rinpoche has broken the law then he should be prosecuted, if he has broken his Vinaya discipline then he should sanctioned in accordance with those rules too. But, we don’t yet know that is the case.
by Bristollad
Thu May 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 81
Views: 5282

Re: What is Art ?

I met fine art graduate who was studying to become a school art teacher who vigourously upheld the notion that, "Whatever provokes a reaction," is Art. Does everyone remember Tracey Emin's Bed? https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2017/10/2017-10-12125627-1024x716.jpg This art graduate also maint...
by Bristollad
Wed May 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 9798

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Nemo wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Creepy unattractive midgets
You have someone particular in mind? Most Tibetan monks I've met are taller than me including Dagri Rinpoche and I've never been called a midget. Short maybe, but not a midget (I'm around 5'8" in the morning and 5'7" by nightfall :tongue: ).
by Bristollad
Wed May 08, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 9798

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

I think so because of his robes. if a lay person wears monk's robes, that isn't good at all, that's deceiving. Con you tell the difference between monk’s robes and “lay robes”? Dagri Rinpoche is a monk and was my ordination master when I took novice vows. He was one of the 10 fullly ordained monks ...
by Bristollad
Wed May 08, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1519

Re: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?

Agreed. It reminds me of the improvised dance I saw made by a dancer to represent Tai Chi after watching a class. All upper body but no root and no energy.
by Bristollad
Mon May 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Are there such phrases in the canon?
Replies: 58
Views: 3629

Re: Are there such phrases in the canon?

On Study Buddhism, Alex Berzin explains the Noble Eightfold Path as the familarisation with and development of the view gained on the Path of Seeing but also as the practices of ordinary beings prior to the Path of Seeing that are similar in nature to those: The eight branches of an arya pathway min...
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 2362

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

Aemilius wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:19 am
We can take it for granted that a larger and more complete Mahayana Parimoksha tradition has existed, and what we now have are fragments from it.
That is your contention - I have yet to see any evidence for it.
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 2362

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I found online a copy of the paper from Dr Dutt that’s been quoted from. In it, he seems very clear that manuscript though self-named as a pratimoksa, should not properly be thought to be one nor is it connected to what Shantideva cited: At the Library of the cambridge University, there is an manusc...
by Bristollad
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Closeness with a teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Closeness with a teacher

As Lobsang said, it depends on the teacher, the student and their circumstances and dispositions. It is not necesary to hang out with a teacher to be inspired by them nor is it even necessarily helpful: the folk-wisdom, familiarity breeds contempt , can be relevant here. I doubt whether there is a d...
by Bristollad
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 2362

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

" It is only through the citations made by Santideva in his Siksasamuccaya and Bodhicaryavatara that we are aware of the existence of a Bodhisattva-Pratimoksa-sutra. Very likely it is this Sutra that corresponds to the Chinese Sutra no. 1500 Pu-sa-chih-pen) of the Taisho edition of the Chinese Trip...
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 2362

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

jmlee369 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 am
The notion of a bodhisattva pitaka with bodhisattva precepts as a pratimoksha has roots in the Indian tradition,, for example Asanga refers to it in his Bodhisattvabhumi.
I haven't seen it. Could you provide the quote or its location?
by Bristollad
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 2362

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

A Bodhisattva pratimoksha also exists or existed. See: http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-BH/bh117539.htm https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjyt6HP_LDhAhXM-yoKHXnXDkcQFjAEegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jstor.org%2Fstable%2F24662066&usg=...
by Bristollad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 2362

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I cant express my thoughts within the guidelines of this forum. A non-order member certainly may, if they wish, live the holy life. End of story. Oh I imagine some Mahāyānika venerable or another has put it down in nice quotable ink that this is a stipulation for śrāvakayāna, not bodhisattvayāna. I...
by Bristollad
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahāyāna Buddhism is...
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Mahāyāna Buddhism is...

...the path to full enlightenment undertaken for the benefit of all migratory beings.
by Bristollad
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advice on whether to take a break from PhD to deepen practice
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: Advice on whether to take a break from PhD to deepen practice

And even if you know for sure you want to become a monk, as a westerner you typically will be expected to support yourself, which means amassing savings, a pension pot etc. first. Maybe take the time for a short retreat - one or two weeks. You can try to work some regular retreat time into each year...
by Bristollad
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha does not recommend recitation
Replies: 26
Views: 2622

Re: Buddha does not recommend recitation

Most Theravadins believe that even the Pali suttas were transmitted only orally until around 500 years after the Buddha died. The opinion given that, " All the writings from the time [of the First Council] are accurate. This was done within 100 years from Buddha’s death." is not accepted as accurate...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 3894

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

I agree, "tithing" is mostly a Judeo-Christian teaching. I have never heard of giving away 10% of annual income referred to in any Asian Buddhist teachings. However, since we (at least we as Americans) live in a historically Judeo-Christian culture, using the idea of tithing might be a skillful mea...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 3894

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Giving 10 percent of your earnings is tithing, a traditional Judeo-Christian practice.

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithe
by Bristollad
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 7312

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

tingdzin wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:45 pm Good thread. Glad somebody is complaining about the commodification of the Dharma. Except to my ear, people don't seem to be complaining about that commodification, they just want to haggle over the price... Well, things do have to be paid for. To think oth...
by Bristollad
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 7312

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

tingdzin wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:45 am
Good thread. Glad somebody is complaining about the commodification of the Dharma.
Except to my ear, people don't seem to be complaining about that commodification, they just want to haggle over the price...

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