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Dharma Sangha

Postby Will » Tue May 24, 2011 5:38 am

He was first called the "buddha boy", when in the forests of Nepal he was found meditating. Later he was known as Palden Dorje and since several years have passed, he now is called Dharma Sangha.

Some 10,000 followers braved the intense heat of the jungle as Dharma Sangha celebrated 2011 Vesak with his disciples and followers.

This site gives an overview of his young life and teachings: http://paldendorje.com/en/
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Re: Dharma Sangha

Postby muni » Tue May 24, 2011 11:39 am

What is said about other religions and so in that youtube;
Well yes, by our habitual clasification-graspings; as long as there is rejecting/accepting, are we a mouse in the trap of ones own fabricated movie.
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Re: Dharma Sangha

Postby Seishin » Tue May 24, 2011 8:27 pm

Does that mean when he becomes a Buddha, he will be known as "Buddha Dharma Sangha"?? :thinking:
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Re: Dharma Sangha

Postby kirtu » Wed May 25, 2011 2:54 pm

Will wrote:He was first called the "buddha boy", when in the forests of Nepal he was found meditating. Later he was known as Palden Dorje and since several years have passed, he now is called Dharma Sangha.

Some 10,000 followers braved the intense heat of the jungle as Dharma Sangha celebrated 2011 Vesak with his disciples and followers.

This site gives an overview of his young life and teachings: http://paldendorje.com/en/


Why are monks "following" this person? Are they real Buddhist monks? Is that a real undoctored photo with monks holding a victory parasol for this young man?

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Re: Dharma Sangha

Postby Will » Wed May 25, 2011 3:18 pm

kirtu wrote:
Will wrote:He was first called the "buddha boy", when in the forests of Nepal he was found meditating. Later he was known as Palden Dorje and since several years have passed, he now is called Dharma Sangha.

Some 10,000 followers braved the intense heat of the jungle as Dharma Sangha celebrated 2011 Vesak with his disciples and followers.

This site gives an overview of his young life and teachings: http://paldendorje.com/en/


Why are monks "following" this person? Are they real Buddhist monks? Is that a real undoctored photo with monks holding a victory parasol for this young man?

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So far as I know, Yes to your last two questions. To answer your first one, you will have to ask someone closer to the bhikshus.
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Re: Dharma Sangha

Postby catmoon » Thu May 26, 2011 5:45 pm

The obvious reason people are following him would be his many years of meditation starting at an early age. the BBC even did some time lapse photography of him meditating and the lack of motion was pretty remarkable. So that's his main credential, an outstanding history of meditation. However there have been some really odd incidents too.
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Re: Dharma Sangha

Postby Jikan » Tue May 31, 2011 3:30 pm

Seishin wrote:Does that mean when he becomes a Buddha, he will be known as "Buddha Dharma Sangha"?? :thinking:


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Re: Dharma Sangha

Postby Seishin » Tue May 31, 2011 3:42 pm

"We have clearance Clarence"
"Roger Roger" "What's our vecter Victor?"

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Re: Dharma Sangha

Postby remm » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:00 am

catmoon wrote:The obvious reason people are following him would be his many years of meditation starting at an early age. the BBC even did some time lapse photography of him meditating and the lack of motion was pretty remarkable. So that's his main credential, an outstanding history of meditation. However there have been some really odd incidents too.


Can elaborate a bit on this? What are the odd incidents, just curious...
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Re: Dharma Sangha

Postby catmoon » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:52 pm

Well there was a curious incident in which some people came to harass him while he was meditating. The Buddha boy's version is that "was forced to beat them" while his assailants claim they were beaten and held against their will by the Buddha boy's followers. He was apparently in the habit of carrying a sword or long knife with him in case of tiger attack, which is a bit non-standard. That was back when he was meditating alone in the jungle, something he probably finds impossible these days.

The few teachings of his that I have heard were.... lacking something. I don't suppose he has had a lot of education. I don't even know if he can read.

At one point the BBC had him under continuous observation for 96 hours during which he neither moved, ate nor drank. This would result in fatal kidney failure for most people. He is a notably well-muscled young man, not something you would expect from a full time meditator. All in all, a most unusual fellow.
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Re: Dharma Sangha

Postby Will » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:16 pm

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