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by DGA
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Smoking tobacco
Replies: 156
Views: 22473

Re: Smoking tobacco

FWIW, it's entirely possible to be a former smoker and not be a weirdo about it.
by DGA
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: banned from zenforuminternational...
Replies: 25
Views: 2215

Re: banned from zenforuminternational...

I was wandering around ZFI and it seemed to me that their standards are very high. I wouldn't even try to post something chatty or irreverent there. Yeah, I'd say their standards are simultaneously very specific and a bit fuzzy too. They want to keep it focused on Zen, but there seems to be some va...
by DGA
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 14
Views: 2316

Re: Hello

Hi Bhavana,

Welcome to the board.
by DGA
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: You know you're...
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: You know you're...

your attitude toward the practice of oryoki moves from annoyance to appreciation to boredom and back to appreciation
by DGA
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: FPMT
Replies: 31
Views: 2997

Re: FPMT

Sure, give them a shot.
by DGA
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Joining a Sanga
Replies: 25
Views: 3573

Re: Joining a Sanga

Here's another directory that may also be useful to you.

http://www.dharmaweb.org/index.php/Cate ... _Directory" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by DGA
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I Really Must Be Going...
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: I Really Must Be Going...

Hope our paths continue to cross elsewhere.
by DGA
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Upasika Blavatsky
Replies: 31
Views: 7286

Re: Upasika Blavatsky

Thanks for the reference Jikan, but this thread was started mainly to counter some of the 2nd & 3rd hand wrong information about Blavatsky. Hi WIll, Yes, this is clear. A question, though: isn't Caldwell describing a collection of second and third-hand accounts on Blavatsky? Can we really count on ...
by DGA
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Upasika Blavatsky
Replies: 31
Views: 7286

Re: Upasika Blavatsky

Hi Will, Apropos of early converts to Buddhism, you might be interested in the American side of the story. Check out Thomas Tweed's book The American Encounter with Buddhism 1844-1912. http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=996" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It's true th...
by DGA
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Hello to all

Welcome to the board!
by DGA
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeah, Dzogchen is confusing
Replies: 126
Views: 10389

Re: Yeah, Dzogchen is confusing

If you're wondering where this comes from, I just read this thinking that it was only skim-worthy, but got rather absorbed in thought about each point: http://transmissiononline.org/issue-printer/the-awareness-of-awareness" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Definitely not written as wel...
by DGA
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Choegyal Namkhai Norbu's USA Program for 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3237

Re: Choegyal Namkhai Norbu's USA Program for 2012

I'm trying to swing Los Angeles or New York, preferably Los Angeles. Travel & logistics are a bit tricky. :broke:
by DGA
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Inspirational Westerner Practitioners
Replies: 99
Views: 23071

Re: Inspirational Westerner Practitioners

I take inspiration from my teacher Monshin Naamon of the Tendai Buddhist Institute.

http://www.tendai.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


***

Have you heard of Keisho Leary, at California Tendai Monastery?

caltendai.org
by DGA
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Inspirational Westerner Practitioners
Replies: 99
Views: 23071

Re: Inspirational Westerner Practitioners

Is there a word to replace "westerner" ? A word that would include african and south american buddhists? And also turkish or iranian budhists? Are they westerners as they are born west of India? how about "convert Buddhists"? this would include persons who grew up outside of a Buddhist context (eve...
by DGA
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: What do you think...
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: What do you think...

Yes... fellow Pure Landers... If you were to produce a book on the Pure Land, what would be the scope and contents? :reading: I'd try to find a spot of daylight with two characteristics: what has not yet been published and distributed, and also is needed right now by a particular group of people. F...
by DGA
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6236
Views: 563014

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Perhaps OT and if so I apologize but:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3sTUM70FD4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Anyone know who recorded this? It's delightful.
by DGA
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Aro gTér: some answers and questions
Replies: 79
Views: 11101

Re: The Aro gTér: some answers and questions

Apropos of whether an invented history & lineage are problematic for Dzogchenpas: I also saw lay tantrikas who had acted irresponsibly, old sorcerers, and ordinary people who had pretended to be lamas, inconceivable numbers of them vomiting blood and experiencing unbearable bodily pain. I saw many c...
by DGA
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Whose Buddhism is Truest?
Replies: 25
Views: 2926

Re: Whose Buddhism is Truest?

Does it strike anyone else as odd that this is such a concern here in the west? It's the anxious, neurotic concern of someone who is out shopping for the best newest and brightest Dharma widget, and fears serious buyer's remorse. It's the logic of consumerism projected onto the spiritual scene IMO.
by DGA
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Aro gTér: some answers and questions
Replies: 79
Views: 11101

Re: The Aro gTér: some answers and questions

Thank you, David, for clarifying my questions on Kali Ma and the rest. We might not agree on many points, but your patience and persistence in this thread are appreciated.

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