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by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Monk?
Replies: 51
Views: 3861

Re: Dzogchen Monk?

I do not think he has a 15 years cursus with all what Namdrol includes in it! Sönam I don't think Namdrol suggested that the knowledge indispensable for becoming a qualified teacher must in all cases be acquired in one particular way. Personally, not only am I convinced Yeshi is indeed 100% qualifi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yet another hullo
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Yet another hullo

Food_Eatah wrote:okay, I believe you then!

And... if the octopus is hugging the tree, who is hugging the octopus?
D'oh!
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98432

Re: Buddhism on God

There are very interesting dialogues which can happen between religions, not mattering if their are theist or not. Tobes made some interesting statments and so did padma norbu. There are meditative experiences which may lead one to believe that there is a God if such is the practitioner's view, thu...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Monk?
Replies: 51
Views: 3861

Re: Dzogchen Monk?

They should be educated in the five major sciences, sutra, tantra, have done retreats, have gained some measure of signs of experience, skilled in giving explanations, in addition to having bodhicitta, and so on. N And what's about Khyentse Yeshi and few others of the kind ? Well, is Yeshi lacking ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Social Typology Quiz
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: Social Typology Quiz

palchi wrote:Solid liberal here.... from a European perspective!
+1
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yet another hullo
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Yet another hullo

Not guilty! Not guilty!
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yet another hullo
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Yet another hullo

Dechen Norbu wrote:
PS E-Sangha got hacked. :( No member had anything to do with it, at least to our knowledge. It's a complicated story.
*in a conspiratorial whisper* I know.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yet another hullo
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Yet another hullo

Another belated hullo-to-you-all from yet another Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche's student. E-sangha died ten seconds after my first post - insofar as I know, not because of it, though - and I do hope with all my squishy heart this forum does better ;-)

cheers,
t-h-o
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Commie scums and capitalist pigs!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 2888

Re: Commie scums and capitalist pigs!!!

What's wrong with being a junior and/or giving some tree a loving hug every now and then? ;-)
gregkavarnos wrote:That you would do really badly in the corporate world? :tongue:
You just have to rub it in, do you ;-)
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Commie scums and capitalist pigs!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 2888

Re: Commie scums and capitalist pigs!!!

Economic Left/Right: -9.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.95
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98432

Re: Buddhism on God

KevinSolway wrote:Charming. So spiritual geniuses like Spinoza and Kierkegaard are "barbarians".
What exactly do you mean by saying that Kierkegaard is a 'spiritual genius', if I may ask?
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98432

Re: Buddhism on God

The word "God" can have many different meanings, and it doesn't always mean a thinking being. Isn't that precisely the problem here? Since "God" is just a word - and thus you can make it mean anything you want (and, as the history of theology shows, it's been used as referring to a thousand entirel...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401683

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone have any idea if the DVD and book would likely arrive in time, if shipped to the USA from the first two above links :?: Before November, 20th? It's possible, but not probable, IMHO. Can't you contact someone from the DC sangha in your (or a naighbouring) state, and ask them to lend you ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401683

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Fa Dao wrote:Any idea as to when the Shang Shung USA will have the Guru Yoga book?
The book was sold in Tenerife, so I'm pretty sure they'll be stocking it very soon.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 43
Views: 3702

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

booker wrote:Hehe, this might be interesting one Dzogchen Without Buddhism, London, 5 -6 Nov with Jim Valby
Go there if you can find the time. I can't recommend Valby's retreats strongly enough.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: DO and Emptiness
Replies: 60
Views: 4346

Re: DO and Emptiness

Ye. I was looking at that. One needs much karma yoga for this and a quite stability in the state of contemplation - and I'm too new to the community yet. I'm certainly not trying to convince you to give it a go. However, I'd like to point out that in order to start the training the 'stability in th...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: DO and Emptiness
Replies: 60
Views: 4346

Re: DO and Emptiness

You need to study this in a systematic way. It would take me days and days to fully answer these questions -- I am sorry, but I do not have the time. No worries, thanks. Booker, Have you considered taking up SMS training? Rinpoche's 'Precious Vase' is precious indeed, and may well provide you with ...