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by Greg
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Tibetan Yoga and Mysticism: A Textual Study of the Yogas of Naropa and Mahamudra Meditation in the Medieval Tradition
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Tibetan Yoga and Mysticism: A Textual Study of the Yogas of Naropa and Mahamudra Meditation in the Medieval Tradition

Been leafing through Tibetan Yoga and Mysticism: A Textual Study of the Yogas of Naropa and Mahamudra Meditation in the Medieval Tradition of Dags po . http://pdfsr.com/pdf/tibetan-yoga-and-mysticism-a-textual-study-of-the-yogas-of-naropa-and-mahamudra-meditation-in-the-me Have the The Manifold Sayi...
by Greg
Thu May 26, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Mahayana/Yogacara Abhidharma reflects Pali Nikayas better than Theravadin Abhidhamma
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Mahayana/Yogacara Abhidharma reflects Pali Nikayas better than Theravadin Abhidhamma

I'm reading through Lusthaus' "Buddhist Phenomenology" now, I'm still near the beginning but I found this interesting note by him that Walpola Rahula had already noted in 1978 in "A Comparative Study of the Dhyanas according to Theravada, Sarvastivada and Mahayana" in Zen and the Taming of the Bull...
by Greg
Wed May 18, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche name change
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

Re: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche name change

It is an interesting question, how much privacy public lamas such as DPR are entitled to regarding the basic facts of their lives. Recently I was told by someone who is close to DPR (or at least close enough to know with certainty) that it is quite true that he is married and has a young daughter wi...
by Greg
Fri May 13, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: DW Reader's Choice Awards?
Replies: 12
Views: 2974

Re: DW Reader's Choice Awards?

If it was limited to books it might be less contentious, and also serve to provide some much needed exposure to underappreciated work.
by Greg
Thu May 12, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: A Fine Blend of Mahāmudrā and Madhyamaka: Maitrīpa's Collection of Texts on Non-conceptual Realization (Amanasikāra)
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

A Fine Blend of Mahāmudrā and Madhyamaka: Maitrīpa's Collection of Texts on Non-conceptual Realization (Amanasikāra)

I just discovered that Klaus-Dieter Mathes has a big book out in the field he has been working in for several years now: A Fine Blend of Mahāmudrā and Madhyamaka: Maitrīpa's Collection of Texts on Non-conceptual Realization (Amanasikāra) https://www.scribd.com/doc/312268559/A-Fine-Blend-of-Mah%C4%81...
by Greg
Tue May 03, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: PM trouble?
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: PM trouble?

Ah I see, thanks!
by Greg
Tue May 03, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: PM trouble?
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

PM trouble?

My sent messages are just sitting in my Outbox and never make it to Sent. Anyone else having this issue?
by Greg
Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lung disorder
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: Lung disorder

Now that I think about it, I was once on a cabin retreat alone in the woods for a couple of weeks, and I decided to try and see if I could tighten up my shamatha enough to get into the first dhyana. I tried out a real tight focus on a kṛtsna stone, and all it did was generate a weird and extremely ...
by Greg
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lung disorder
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: Lung disorder

Now that I think about it, I was once on a cabin retreat alone in the woods for a couple of weeks, and I decided to try and see if I could tighten up my shamatha enough to get into the first dhyana. I tried out a real tight focus on a kṛtsna stone, and all it did was generate a weird and extremely u...
by Greg
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lung disorder
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: Lung disorder

For some reason it is something I've only ever seen Gelukpas mention.
by Greg
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche name change
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

Re: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche name change

Thanks!
by Greg
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche name change
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

Re: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche name change

Punya wrote:We've already had this discussion http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=19692
My question is not answered in that thread.
by Greg
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche name change
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

Re: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche name change

Vasana wrote:Will it help your dharma practice either way?
I didn't ask with the expectation that it would.
by Greg
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche name change
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche name change

Is there any truth to Yahoo's report that Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche changed his name to "Ricky Kwahu Arnae"? That is not what he goes by publicly now is it?

https://sg.celebrity.yahoo.com/news/aya ... 00782.html
by Greg
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where have all the Kagyupas gone?
Replies: 23
Views: 7786

Re: Where have all the Kagyupas gone?

I made an effort at one point to try to find out what happened to the Phagmodrupa Kagyu. From what I could gather from academic sources, the Phagmodrupa political dynasty were early supporters of the Gelugpa movement. But I couldn't tell if that meant that they basically converted their religious in...
by Greg
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bon influence on buddhism and viceversa.
Replies: 17
Views: 2718

Re: Bon influence on buddhism and viceversa.

There are some who feel it is a mistake to place all Tibetan folk beliefs and practices under the "Bon" rubric.
by Greg
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan lama who wrote a world geography in 1830
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Tibetan lama who wrote a world geography in 1830

Interesting new research into a world geography written by a Tibetan lama in 1830: http://scroll.in/article/735625/the-tibetan-lama-who-wrote-a-world-geography-in-1830 A study by Tibetan scholar Lobsang Yongdan revisits a long-ignored section of a historic text to reveal how Tibetans were engaging ...
by Greg
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How dedication works?
Replies: 20
Views: 3926

Re: How dedication works?

maybay wrote:Yes
I'd like to see some academic sources backing that contention.

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