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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby Sönam » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:35 am

hi,

Are you reddust? ... nice to see you back here and there

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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby reddust » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:26 pm

@Sonam are you that Frenchman I used to argue with all the time on e-sangha? If so I am very happy to see you are doing well. If not I know several other Sonams as well put they are not so well fixed in my memory.
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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby Sönam » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:48 am

reddust wrote:@Sonam are you that Frenchman I used to argue with all the time on e-sangha? If so I am very happy to see you are doing well. If not I know several other Sonams as well put they are not so well fixed in my memory.


I'm that guy ... and argumentation is no more a sport I practice much

Still love you Red
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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby reddust » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:25 pm

Sönam wrote:
reddust wrote:@Sonam are you that Frenchman I used to argue with all the time on e-sangha? If so I am very happy to see you are doing well. If not I know several other Sonams as well put they are not so well fixed in my memory.


I'm that guy ... and argumentation is no more a sport I practice much

Still love you Red
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Sönam you vexed me so! I grew to love you as well. :heart:
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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby Karma Tashi G. » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:56 pm

Welcome!

I am not from Oregon, but am here now in Portland!
If you like Longchenpa Rabjam, we are friends!

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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby reddust » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:24 pm

Karma Tashi G. wrote:Welcome!

I am not from Oregon, but am here now in Portland!
If you like Longchenpa Rabjam, we are friends!

KTG


I grew up near Portland, on the foothills of Mt Hood, it is a very nice city, very easy to move around because of the alphabetical order of its streets. I read "You Are the Eyes of the World", "Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world, Wake now, discover that you are the song that the morn-in' brings." I cried during certain parts of this book. I'm forever in love with Longchenpa :heart:

I also was able to attend a retreat with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche back in 2008 in Conway. I sat behind his Son, Yeshi Silvano Namkhai through the whole retreat and didn't know who he was. He was one of the hardest working volunteers at the retreat and I liked sitting behind him because he was so focused and calm. I was able to meet the whole family and lots of older students and many young ones. It was one of the best retreats I've attended.

Very nice to meet you :anjali:
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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby Karma Tashi G. » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:47 pm

reddust wrote:
Karma Tashi G. wrote:Welcome!

I am not from Oregon, but am here now in Portland!
If you like Longchenpa Rabjam, we are friends!

KTG


I cried during certain parts of this book. I'm forever in love with Longchenpa :heart:

Very nice to meet you :anjali:


Yes, I too have feelings of deep deep affinity relations with him! Oregon is so beautiful! I like the dry parts the best: they remind me of my home. Last weekend I travelled to the eastern part to pick up a very sacred treasure. All this rain!: Do you understand "A gentle rain is falling all over the earth.?" I heard that once. But no one nowadays seems to understand it!

Nice to meet you too!
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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby tatpurusa » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:49 pm

Welcome back reddust!

...one more that remembers you ... :alien:

a fellow dzogchenpa (more from the Bon side though I love Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche too)

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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby reddust » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:58 pm

Karma Tashi G. wrote: Do you understand "A gentle rain is falling all over the earth.?" I heard that once. But no one nowadays seems to understand it!


My Vipassana mediation teachers mentioned flowers falling like rain in relation to the teachings, metta and meditation. If you have a story to share about this gentle rain please do, now I want to know :heart:
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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby Karma Tashi G. » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:23 pm

reddust wrote:
Karma Tashi G. wrote: Do you understand "A gentle rain is falling all over the earth.?" I heard that once. But no one nowadays seems to understand it!


My Vipassana mediation teachers mentioned flowers falling like rain in relation to the teachings, metta and meditation. If you have a story to share about this gentle rain please do, now I want to know :heart:


Like so many things, it is an experience rather than a teaching! Sometimes practice is like deep yearning love, is it not? Sometimes we are the sole inhabitant of the most lovely empty palace! Sometimes we understand "I will save all beings!" Sometimes we see our old root teacher in the sky above us! Sometimes we encounter a tree at the crossroads and the tears fall like rain. Sometimes, a gentle rain falls all around us in a room, on a street, and we can only smile!!

Mysterious old man!!!

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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby reddust » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:40 pm

Karma Tashi G. wrote:
Like so many things, it is an experience rather than a teaching! Sometimes practice is like deep yearning love, is it not? Sometimes we are the sole inhabitant of the most lovely empty palace! Sometimes we understand "I will save all beings!" Sometimes we see our old root teacher in the sky above us! Sometimes we encounter a tree at the crossroads and the tears fall like rain. Sometimes, a gentle rain falls all around us in a room, on a street, and we can only smile!!

Mysterious old man!!!

KTG


I will paint this as my first winter painting after I finish Water Spirit Woman I started this last spring, thank you for such a lovely gift :anjali:
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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby reddust » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:31 am

tatpurusa wrote:Welcome back reddust!

...one more that remembers you ... :alien:

a fellow dzogchenpa (more from the Bon side though I love Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche too)

tp


Hehehe, you remember me and I have been reading your posts, wondering why you seemed so familiar :cheers: (I am not kidding).
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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:00 am

Greetings Reddust,

Nice to see you here!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Maitri,
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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby reddust » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:09 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Reddust,

Nice to see you here!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Maitri,
Retro. :)


Only five more months until Cricket season? Nice to see you as well :heart: :namaste:
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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:45 am

Greetings Lisa,

Actually, here in the southern hemisphere it's already in full swing with Australia recently defeating England in the first of five tests!

http://www.espncricinfo.com/the-ashes-2 ... 92391.html

Have a lovely day!

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Re: Hello from Oregon

Postby reddust » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:53 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Lisa,

Actually, here in the southern hemisphere it's already in full swing with Australia recently defeating England in the first of five tests!

http://www.espncricinfo.com/the-ashes-2 ... 92391.html

Have a lovely day!

Maitri,
Retro. :)


You know my husband is from the Nederlands and I follow his Football so I can understand what he is so excited about. I did the same thing with your Cricket …. so kind you remember my name :heart:
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