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by DGA
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: National School Walkout, March 14, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: National School Walkout, March 14, 2018

I work at a large community college in the US (hint: one of our campuses isn't far from Virginia Falls...). I can't do the walkout tomorrow but I will be wearing an orange tie and attempting to broach this conversation with my colleagues.
by DGA
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your Spiritual Youth
Replies: 23
Views: 1291

Re: Your Spiritual Youth

TharpaChodron, your post reminds me of some recent experiences I've had with my daughter (21 months old). Her day school was cancelled one day so I took off work to take her to the Freer and Sackler galleries at the Smithsonian (Washington, DC). Lots of Buddha statues and images. One room is set up ...
by DGA
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel
Replies: 83
Views: 3005

Re: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel

Mantrik and Simon, instead of simply disagreeing, criticisms and insinuations about others' Dharma practice being cowardly or incomplete? Misrepresenting our position and dismissing us as snowflakes doesn't show any desire to communicate. If this is how metadiscussion about politics goes, maybe you...
by DGA
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4276

Re: Guru Devotion

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:12 am
DGA wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:50 am
This sounds like pure fun
Ha! I was too serious...i think HE was the one having fun !
I love this.
by DGA
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Transitioning from Theravada toMahyana
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Transitioning from Theravada toMahyana

Hello DW, I am a little lost and confused and have been posting on the Dhammawheel.com website a bit lately. I recently experienced a nervous breakdown, almost losing my mind in the most severe way possible. I actually converted to Christianity for a short time during this episode and it took me ab...
by DGA
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4276

Re: Guru Devotion

I had to teach my teacher how to drive a stick....in a small parking lot........you have no idea......at one point i thought he literally killed the engine...lol...!!! AND....it was MY BRAND NEW CAR ! This sounds like pure fun Seriously, I would love to do that, even though both my vehicles are mor...
by DGA
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Mind

hence my use of this little gem. It's an intellectual discussion, and so long as it remains at that level, then it will inevitably be contradictory and confusing. So i tried to play with words and a few of these ????? i thought the maniacal laughter would be another clue in this picturesque way of ...
by DGA
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Mind

Hi Minobu,

I'm here to learn. That's why I asked the question.

If I have caused offense, I apologize.
by DGA
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangyal Tsédrup
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Thangyal Tsédrup

I'm referring to the long life practice of Thang Tong Gyalpo.

I received this empowerment some time ago, and I have a daily practice text for it (it was in circulation among Chagdud Gonpa centers). I'd be interested in any commentaries on this practice, if any exist in English. Thanks.
by DGA
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Mind

Super interesting and important topic.

For the purposes of this discussion and this subforum, what is meant by "mind"? What concept or concepts in Nichiren's teaching is translated with the English term, mind?
by DGA
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: blah blah blah......
Replies: 23
Views: 1036

Re: blah blah blah......

All day long

by DGA
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HH Sakya Trichen ~ Initiations of 21 Taras ~ Washington DC area ~ May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: HH Sakya Trichen ~ Initiations of 21 Taras ~ Washington DC area ~ May 2018

tenzin108 wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:03 pm
It is from Thangtong Gyalpo's tradition.
Thank you for the helpful reply.

I will be there for it.

I hope many other DW people will be, too.
by DGA
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HH Sakya Trichen ~ Initiations of 21 Taras ~ Washington DC area ~ May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: HH Sakya Trichen ~ Initiations of 21 Taras ~ Washington DC area ~ May 2018

Anyone know which long-life empowerment this might be?
by DGA
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 46
Views: 1881

Re: Homosexuality

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:24 am
Admin_PC wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:20 am
but I wouldn't say those views are widely embraced these days.
Not in what is left of the west anyways.
???

Care to elaborate?
by DGA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 39
Views: 1933

Re: Tiantai Meditation

I'd like to correct a mistake I made in a post earlier in this thread. I wrote There is a Ch'an influence on Tientai generally. The Ox-Head School. when I should have written: There is a Ch'an influence in Tendai generally. The Ox-Head School. Saicho (Tendai), not Zhiyi (Tientai). Details: https://d...
by DGA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 27074

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

2. do you have any evidence regarding mass shootings in the Western US in the 1870s? Ask the Indians dude. You saw where I was going with that. In fairness, though, the massacres of Native people, which sometimes involved the use of firearms but often didn't (bullets were expensive), are different ...
by DGA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Response to Bernie
Replies: 100
Views: 5993

Re: Response to Bernie

The real gem here, for me, is in the lengthy discussion in the comments. I found both sides to be very thoughtfully presented, and without ad hominem attacks. I have no personal connection to the Rigpa/Sogyal Rinpoche situation, but the arguments contained some very worthwhile considerations about ...
by DGA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 27074

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

But, what if someone just lied (not that anyone should lie) and said they were using it for hunting or target/sport? And then used it for illegal purposes... Canada has one of the highest rates of gun ownership, number 10 in the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estimated_number_of_guns_per_capi...
by DGA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1667

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

Is it the case that lay Tendai practitioners are more likely at best to achieve rebirth in the Pure Land, but only monastics have the tools for liberation in this life? I think that depends on the practitioner. I also think that if you ask ten people this question, you will get twelve different ans...
by DGA
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 27074

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

It took less than a decade for the majority of Americans to change their minds from opposing marriage equality for same-sex couples, to supporting it. Does this mean all Americans are in favor of marriage equality? No, but it did signal a fast and dramatic shift after many decades of struggle and a...

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