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by Silent Bob
Wed May 23, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 97986

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?p=77770#p77770" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Yup, I did not call CTR a jerk. I said, "Frankly, in this story, Trungpa just comes across as a clueless jerk." Pretty different statement. I am quite certain the waitress though he was a total je...
by Silent Bob
Thu May 17, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 97986

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Malcolm--I can think of no better response at the moment to your fine and openhearted post than to stand up and applaud.

Cheers,
Chris
by Silent Bob
Mon May 14, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 97986

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

This has been a very provocative and interesting thread (absolutely no sarcasm intended!) Ok, back to the shadows...

Chris
by Silent Bob
Thu May 10, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Recommend a book on Medicine Buddha.
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Recommend a book on Medicine Buddha.

I think you'd find Thrangu Rinpoche's book useful: http://www.namobuddhapub.com/Medicine_B ... p000mb.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Silent Bob
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Random question on Chogyam Trungpa
Replies: 54
Views: 3686

Re: Random question on Chogyam Trungpa

I do believe you are over reacting. Nobody here has doubted Chogyam Trungpas brilliance, but you would seriously have your head up your rectum if you did not acknowledge the man had a drinking problem. I mean his problem killed him for crying out loud! :namaste: Greg, no argument whatever from me o...
by Silent Bob
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Random question on Chogyam Trungpa
Replies: 54
Views: 3686

Re: Random question on Chogyam Trungpa

In this video Trungpa is holding a huge vajra in his hand a few minutes in. Looks like it have five prongs though. Thanks! Unquestionably a Vidyadhara. @Lotus_B: The nine-pronged vajra is considered more wrathful although there are variations on it as well. Perhaps his display was connected with a ...
by Silent Bob
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Random question on Chogyam Trungpa
Replies: 54
Views: 3686

Re: Random question on Chogyam Trungpa

Talk about things being blown all out of proportion. It was a flippant comment meant as a joke about a guy who had real demons but who is revered as a saint, if that is spiritual materialism then call me a free market capitalist. I'm not a student of CTR and haven't even been in the same room with ...
by Silent Bob
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Random question on Chogyam Trungpa
Replies: 54
Views: 3686

Re: Random question on Chogyam Trungpa

Nangwa wrote: Maybe he was drunk. You were about 6 years old when the great mahasiddha passed into parinirvana, so I doubt you remember him well. For those of us fortunate enough to meet and receive teachings from him, your statement places you in the category of those who are ruled by their expect...
by Silent Bob
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu practices in daily life
Replies: 37
Views: 4819

Re: Kagyu practices in daily life

There's also Konchok Chidu, and others....... Do you (or anyone else) know if there are different Konchok Chidu sadhanas? I am trying to identify the exact one that is used at Samye Ling in the UK. There probably are since the terma text themselves are rather short and are used both in various Nyin...
by Silent Bob
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Urgyen Samten Ling - legit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Urgyen Samten Ling - legit?

If this couple is connected to the lineage of Tulku Urgyen, the center is well worth a visit, at the very least.
by Silent Bob
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I Really Must Be Going...
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

I Really Must Be Going...

The signal-to-noise ratio on this board is too unfavorable for anything worthwhile to take place, IMHO. Bye-bye :hi:

Chris
by Silent Bob
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Vimala or Agar
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Vimala or Agar

What is the best way of obtaining some vimala or agar? There are no Tibetan doctors in my area. Being conditioned by the western medical system, I have an assumption that a doctor would want to see me before prescribing but that may not be the case. I know some Tibetan herbs may be obtained via mai...
by Silent Bob
Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies
Replies: 58
Views: 8756

Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu/graduate/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Silent Bob
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: words to the west
Replies: 86
Views: 8154

Re: words to the west

Ah, I think no one have except maybe Tricycle. There was some conflict connected with this interview, can't remember what. :smile: /magnus You can see the conflict from reading Lama Tharchin's letter, and knowing the editorial bias of Tricycle in general, which is fairly obvious if you've ever look...
by Silent Bob
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ngondro
Replies: 210
Views: 31133

Re: Ngondro

The challenges of ngondro can be quite overwhelming for a householder and there are many more who begin it, full of enthusiasm and good intentions, than take it all the way to the end. My experience was probably somewhat typical and there were many times when I was ready to pack it in, except that I...
by Silent Bob
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Thrangu Rinpoche Hospitalized
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Re: Thrangu Rinpoche Hospitalized

This is all I've heard since the initial announcement,from his website <rinpoche.com>: " Urgent Update re: The Vajra Vidya Seminar 2012, Sarnath, India I regret to inform all concerned that Thrangu Rinpoche will not be able to teach during the VVI from January 14-23, 2012. He is recovering well now ...
by Silent Bob
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: One Post per Day?
Replies: 21
Views: 2999

Re: One Post per Day?

Paul wrote:
Adamantine wrote:I think I know what he's talking about... too often, I've got sucked in.
Me too. Although I now just use the ignore feature and avoid getting wound up.
"ignore". what a great feature--thanks for mentioning it!
by Silent Bob
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: One Post per Day?
Replies: 21
Views: 2999

Re: One Post per Day?

I notice that certain regulars here in the Tibetan forum habitually adopt an adversarial tone and are very quick to find fault with others' comments. Chris Hi Chris, I don't see anything out of the ordinary in the Tibetan Buddhism forum, and there have been no reports made recently against any memb...
by Silent Bob
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: One Post per Day?
Replies: 21
Views: 2999

One Post per Day?

I notice that certain regulars here in the Tibetan forum habitually adopt an adversarial tone and are very quick to find fault with others' comments. IMHO, this cheapens the the flow of useful dialogue and may discourage some from posting. It wasn't so long ago that I facilitated another Dharma foru...
by Silent Bob
Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Inspirational Westerner Practitioners
Replies: 99
Views: 20896

Re: Inspirational Westerner Practitioners

Slight correction to your note--they traveled 800 miles up the coast of California, not across the US. I believe that the second leg of the pilgrimage took them the rest of the way to Seattle, so the entire 1100 mile trip was divided over two years. Chris No "second leg". There were two sets of Mas...