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by cyril
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Datsan Gunzechoinei
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: The Datsan Gunzechoinei

The Kalmyks also built a smaller and lesser-known Buddhist temple is Belgrade, Serbia. Afaik, the first Buddhist temple ever built in the Balkans. Sadly, it was demolished in the 60's. https://www.thetravelclub.org/articles/traveloscope/762-kalmyk-community-belgrade https://preview.redd.it/1chsp4z7c...
by cyril
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Human feces smell
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: Human feces smell

Do you have a functioning air conditioner? In hot or humid weather the outside smells tend to intensify. So if a hobo took a crap outside your house the smell could get carried in. Especially since you said the smell comes and goes.
by cyril
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 135
Views: 12152

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Gesar and santa. Hmm... Santa is associated with the Northern direction, just like Vaishravana. Santa is rich and bestows gifts, just like Vaishravana. Santa is fat, just like Vaishravana. Santa is assisted by elves, just like Vaishravana is assisted by yakshas. Now, Vaishravana also emanates as Dz...
by cyril
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pig kneels in front of a Buddhist temple in China
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Pig kneels in front of a Buddhist temple in China

The pig was from a hogpen on the hill opposite the temple. It fled out with two other pigs in the morning of February 22, and wasn’t captured until the afternoon, according to its master, Mr. Huang. The pigs were already slaughtered by the evening of February 22, but Huang said if he had known abou...
by cyril
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Namthar recommendations
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: Namthar recommendations

Chagdud Tulku's "Lord of the Dance" is a good read imo. A very candid and engaging narrative, nothing like the dry traditional namthars. Not sure how useful for an academic dissertation though.
by cyril
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: 21 Tara's - which is Ekajatis prayer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Re: 21 Tara's - which is Ekajatis prayer?

There are several systems of the 21 Taras and I am pretty sure that I read that one of her forms are connected with Ekajati. However I can't find that anywhere now. The only thing that turns up is Māhacīnatārā and she don't appear in any of the systems you can find online which is mainly Atisha's s...
by cyril
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Covid19
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: Covid19

Most Covid19 cases are simply made-up
Mine, for example, is just
Some cheap plywood.
by cyril
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Tibetan calendar

For those of you who follow the Tibetan calendar in regards to observing auspicious/ inauspicious days, do you do that according to your local time or the India standard time?
by cyril
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?
Replies: 15
Views: 1476

Re: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?

Just wondering. Can they? In his delog account, Tagla Konchog Gyaltsen has given the names of many people from Eastern Tibet who were suffering in various Hell realms. He describes their suffering and what messages they had for their loved ones. Sometimes, Tagla wouldn't see the people but only hea...
by cyril
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 68790

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

by cyril
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 68790

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

by cyril
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa

Unlike we Buddhists of course, who merely hold views like humans being born as mosquitos. I'm not sure what exactly you find ridiculous about the Buddhist idea of rebirth. And fully formed people stepping out of Lotuses You might want to check out Taranatha's version. http://promienie.net/images/dh...
by cyril
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa

I only read the little preview available with Google books but I already have a feeling that Tenzin Lhakpa is probably a fictional character and the book was likely concocted by someone with a very superficial understanding of Tibetan Buddhism and culture and with a strong, well...Christian bias. [....
by cyril
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 2688

Re: Climate rebels

Could anyone kindly explain the rationale behind blocking the public transport? I thought that's a desirable alternative to private cars.

by cyril
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 2688

Re: Climate rebels

It seems that only the financially wealthy can buy favours and court justice, based on my own basic observation and experiences. Speaking of which.... Extinction Rebellion gets posher by the day. Last week it was announced that the 1,300 agitators arrested in London included Princess Marie-Esmérald...
by cyril
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 2688

Re: Climate rebels



What? No torture? Just "some may die"' and then call it a day? So terribly disappointed...
by cyril
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3240
Views: 397939

Re: Music time

by cyril
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3240
Views: 397939

Re: Music time

by cyril
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3240
Views: 397939

Re: Music time

by cyril
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 12
Views: 2478

Re: Astrological marks of a Dharma person

For all astrologers who frequent this board, which aspects of a natal chart would indicate, in your opinion, a person's inclination towards studying and practicing Dharma? Are you a traditionalist or part of the Ophiuchus school? I'm just a dabbler actually. A dilettante. But whatever little I have...

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