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by kirtu
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Hidden Treasure Of Bön: Secrets of Mustang
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Hidden Treasure Of Bön: Secrets of Mustang

Covers much of the same material of the PBS video of almost the same name but focused on Geshe Gelek Jinpa and his research in Mustang. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt7hliru6Gw This film maps a journey made by Geshe Gelek Jinpa, a Bönpo Geshe (Doctor of Religious Philosophy) researching the ancie...
by kirtu
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Insects practice?
Replies: 35
Views: 1023

Re: Insects practice?

Heart or Action? And also, what if they're all over the place including far out from my extent? Why do you always have to make things so complicated for yourself? Well isn't Vajrayana complex? Vajrayana is ultimately not complex. It's complex when it is because our minds are complex and people attr...
by kirtu
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Insects practice?
Replies: 35
Views: 1023

Re: Insects practice?

Do the Tara mantra and then blow on them. Heart or Action? And also, what if they're all over the place including far out from my extent? Heart mantra: OM TARE TUTARE TURE SOHA or Amitabha (yes, I have actually heard lamas tell people this for insects): OM AMI DEWA HRIH or Chenrezig: OM MANI PEDME ...
by kirtu
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 305
Views: 8820

Re: Weed is now legal in California

I have never understood the obsession with marijuana, both for and against. It seems to be some kind of hyper-dualistic fetish. yeah... but... ...have you ever tried understanding the obsession with marijuana... ...on weed, man? A couple of times with friends .... (literally a couple of times). So ...
by kirtu
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel
Replies: 83
Views: 2463

Re: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel

You can always ceased reading and posting in this board, if your delicate sensibilities are so wounded by having to see political speech on DW. And this response is supposed to be a reflection of the paramita of friendliness? :offtopic: (it's not off topic off course but the face reflects my intent...
by kirtu
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 305
Views: 8820

Re: Weed is now legal in California

I just realized this. MIght have to stop by here , just out of curiosity, of course. :woohoo: I have never understood the obsession with marijuana, both for and against. It seems to be some kind of hyper-dualistic fetish. Naturally I am all for the use of medicinal marijuana when this is appropriat...
by kirtu
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1971

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

ChNNR went to Kailash and wrote about it.It seems he thought it was important. Mount Kailash and the Lost Kingdom of Shang Shung In 1988 Brian Beresford and Judith Allen undertook a pilgrimmag to Tibet under the guidance of revered Tibetan Dzogchen Master, Chogyal Namkahi Norbu. A journey of histor...
by kirtu
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Namkhai Norbu visits Zhang Zhung area
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Namkhai Norbu visits Zhang Zhung area

titled in YT as "Namkhai Norbu au Mont Kailash 1988". An extract from a larger film "Mount Kailash and the Lost Kingdom of Shang Shung", Meridian Trust

by kirtu
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Media
Topic: In Search of Zhang Zhung
Replies: 0
Views: 132

In Search of Zhang Zhung

A Bon pilgrimage of Zhang Zhung

by kirtu
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet Trailer
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet Trailer

Trailer for "Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet". This whole movie is available under Amazon Streaming.


by kirtu
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel
Replies: 83
Views: 2463

Re: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel

Tashi delek, IMO to discuss politics here aboard is not at all a good case. Dharma and left and right winged, (is the middle way here possible ?) based on discrimination, illusions and political preferences are not at all Dharma orientated, whereas i understand that they belong to Dharma in the sen...
by kirtu
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out
Replies: 22
Views: 2052

Re: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out

Quit the meta-discussion please. I tried to watch the video but after about 15 minutes of Karmapa not saying anything in particular, I just shut down too. :shrug: Actua;lly he is saying quite a lot. Both Karmapas seem to be instituting major changes and getting some push back. To some extent I am r...
by kirtu
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1971

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

Sacred Ground by HE Jamgon Kongtrul, translated by Ngawang Zangpo. Kongtrul wrote this text as a guide to a pilgrimage site in Tibet, Tsadra. Kongtrul comments that pilgrimage sites can be found in practically any valley anywhere in the world but people would need the preception in order to actuall...
by kirtu
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Lazy Lama
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Lazy Lama

A short movie about Ringu Tulku as he leads several Westerners through a 3 year retreat.

by kirtu
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: From The North Pole To Rome.
Replies: 23
Views: 647

Re: From The North Pole To Rome.

yeah it's called winter ok so i was being obtuse and thought it funny ... Unfortunately the "yeah, it's called winter" is exactly how global warming denialists respond in the United States (in fact, I thought I could safely assert that English speaking global warming denialists almost universally r...
by kirtu
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 84
Views: 33043

Re: Tibetan Calendar

Here is the Kalachakra Calendar for this coming year (and the dates are significantly different than for the more commonly used Tibetan Buddhist calendar) : Kalachakra Calendar for the coming year beginning on 18 March, 2016 Important Practice Dates Calendar for Kalachakra Year 2995 (Mar. 20, 2018 -...
by kirtu
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: "Kalachakra, The Enlightenment", film by Natalie Fuchs
Replies: 0
Views: 164

"Kalachakra, The Enlightenment", film by Natalie Fuchs

A trailer for the film "Kalachakra, The Enlightenment", a film by Natalie Fuchs made during HHDL's giving the Kalacharka empowerment in 2012 at Bodhgaya. The film follows a Frence woman as she is introduced to Tibetan Buddhism and the Kalachakra, as well as a young monk and a young Tibetan woman (th...
by kirtu
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice Tibetan Buddhism without ever had a Guru?
Replies: 93
Views: 8737

Re: Can you practice Tibetan Buddhism without ever had a Gur

... I cannot have teachers (I dont have anyone near me, I live in a non-buddhist country in a area without buddhists at all)... Hopefully it has been noted that people can do basic sadhanas privately without taking empowerment although even these are usually introduced in a group setting. So by bas...