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by Silent Bob
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: recalling ...
Replies: 31
Views: 3079

Re: recalling ...

Has anyone ever read the other translation of the Flight of the Garuda by Erik Pema Kunzang? If so how do the two translations compare? I have tried to find it but so far no luck. Would love to do a song by song contrast and compare. I've read Erik's translation many times but unfortunately it's no...
by Silent Bob
Tue May 17, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?
Replies: 435
Views: 56272

Re: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?

Like I said before, when I looked at a few videos of his teachings on youtube it seemed to me that he doesn't really know what he's talking about. Also he seems like he's on kind of a "trip". For more details I'd have to watch him again and frankly I don't want to spend my time on it. They have quo...
by Silent Bob
Tue May 17, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?
Replies: 435
Views: 56272

Re: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?

It would be interesting to see some qualifying statements from the majority of those that bad-mouth/write-off Ole Nydahl. Only Tobes has offered a "justification" thus far. :namaste: Ok, I categorically dismiss Holy Ole as a lightweight and a pretender, undeserving of any small part of the mantle o...
by Silent Bob
Mon May 16, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?
Replies: 435
Views: 56272

Re: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?

There are reputable dharma groups in ABQ--I hope you'll be able to attend Garchen Rinpoche's teaching and don't waste your time on a charismatic charlatan.

Chris
by Silent Bob
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bodhidharma & Padampa Sangye. Same person?
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Bodhidharma & Padampa Sangye. Same person?

Padampa Sangye was also Hui Neng and more recently, Elvis Presley.
by Silent Bob
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Britain to blame for worlds troubles
Replies: 29
Views: 2759

Re: Britain to blame for worlds troubles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon%27s_razor" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Silent Bob
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Poll: Do You Practice in English or Tibetan?
Replies: 42
Views: 5011

Re: Poll: Do You Practice in English or Tibetan?

"... when practicing at home, I use the following methodology: If something is terma, I always say it first in Tibetan and then in English. If something is not terma, I only say it in English." This strikes me as a very sensible approach to a complex issue. There are certainly those here like Cone a...
by Silent Bob
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Poll: Do You Practice in English or Tibetan?
Replies: 42
Views: 5011

Poll: Do You Practice in English or Tibetan?

And your thoughts on the topic?... Full disclosure: I do nearly all of my practice in English, thanks to excellent translations from the Nalanda Translation Committee and Elizabeth Callahan. The sole exception that comes to mind is the "21 Praises to Tara", which I chant in Tibetan because of its be...
by Silent Bob
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Film: "Enter the Void"
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Film: "Enter the Void"

Cone--That film didn't do much for me--perhaps I need to see it again. I found Coppola's "Youth Without Youth" much more artful AND provocative.

Chris
by Silent Bob
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Looking for info on Tibetan demonology
Replies: 14
Views: 1958

Re: Looking for info on Tibetan demonology

I am looking for good sources on information on Tibetan demonology. (I here use the term "demon" in the widest sense; including the four demons of Dharma, the four Demons of chö, rudras etc. etc.) Thank you. Best Regards, Jens "Machik's Complete Explanation" is full of descriptions of such beings.
by Silent Bob
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Non duality.
Replies: 125
Views: 7563

Re: Non duality.

Non-duality is very boring and easily becomes a deviation. Very boring. Student: Rinpoche, is buddha nature an actualization of nonduality? Dzongzar Khyentse Rinpoche: Yes. They are same thing. Exactly same thing. Very good question. Namdrol, your assertion is puzzling to say the least, and one whi...
by Silent Bob
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?
Replies: 100
Views: 8314

Re: What Are You Reading? What Did You Just Order to Read?

Reading: "Machik's Complete Explanation" tr. by Sarah Harding and "Vivid Awareness" by Thrangu Rinpoche

(SHOULD BE READING: lecture notes for Nithartha Institute online Uttaratantra course)

Chris
by Silent Bob
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Without Buddhism?
Replies: 122
Views: 13830

Re: Dzogchen Without Buddhism?

tamdrin wrote:I didn't mean it in necessarily a bad way, but then why can't other students who are interested in Chogyam Trungpa's Terma's access them outside the Shambhala thing... It seems they have a monopoly on it?
And so they do, unless you're willing to go through their system.
by Silent Bob
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Without Buddhism?
Replies: 122
Views: 13830

Re: Dzogchen Without Buddhism?

I'm not overlooking your post, Adamantine and I've read some of CTR's work. It's hard to form an opinion based only in a few readings. If DKR vouched for it, probably it was useful. I'm no expert either by any means, as I don't study in that lineage. I just thought it pertinent to the discussion, h...
by Silent Bob
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Rituals, Practice for Beginners?
Replies: 65
Views: 4144

Re: Tibetan Rituals, Practice for Beginners?

I respectfully suggest that page after page of well-intended but conflicting suggestions here may only have added to OP's confusion rather than helping.

Chris
by Silent Bob
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Rituals, Practice for Beginners?
Replies: 65
Views: 4144

Re: Tibetan Rituals, Practice for Beginners?

I'll enthusiastically second Magnus's recommendation of the Dharmasun online courses. Another I'm familiar with that's also well-presented is the practice-oriented Rigpa distance learning program: http://usa.rigpa.org/rigpaus.net/AboutDLP.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; At some po...
by Silent Bob
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 2479

Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

I am getting the feeling that getting the teachings in the west means only really getting your tongue wet so to speak. Is anyone else sick of hearing about the same topic over and over again because the only thing a lama wants to do is come and introduce people to Buddhism. I mean one can get intro...
by Silent Bob
Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Difference between wooden and skull Damarus?
Replies: 21
Views: 5671

Re: Difference between wooden and skull Damarus?

I've practiced with Lama Jinpa and am also the happy owner of one of the DamaruWorks chod drums. They are not cheap, but there is really no comparison between these and the tourist-quality drums with painted skins that are sold in Nepal and through internet dharma stores. Jinpa is by no means a busi...
by Silent Bob
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discussing About One's Guru Openly
Replies: 57
Views: 4588

Re: Beginning Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro!

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's organization has a 160+ page ngondro manual that was transcribed from his teaching several years ago and is available as a download. Click "publication request" and explain in the comments box that you have your lama's permission to do the ngondro. http://www.siddharthas...
by Silent Bob
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I went to the Tibetan temple, talked to the monk.
Replies: 28
Views: 2678

Re: I went to the Tibetan temple, talked to the monk.

If you're not a student of Tibetan Buddhism, why are you pestering hardworking lamas with your problems?
I'm just askin'...

Chris