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by AlexanderS
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?
Replies: 400
Views: 13229

Re: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?

He is, but to say he would defeat anyone living in debate, is an opinion, one which is impossible to prove at that, and one that some do not agree with. I doubt HDLL could take on Malcolm Are you kidding? I wouldn't last 15 seconds. I am quite sure a 15 year old in any decent shedra would have me w...
by AlexanderS
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?
Replies: 400
Views: 13229

Re: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?

as to the 2nd point, I would say that is subjective. Not really. HHDL is a master of sūtra, tantra, and the teachings of all four schools. He is, but to say he would defeat anyone living in debate, is an opinion, one which is impossible to prove at that, and one that some do not agree with. I doubt...
by AlexanderS
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?
Replies: 400
Views: 13229

Re: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?

with the exception of Chatral Rinpoche Did he say why? Not that he needed to give any reason I personally don't know but Chatral Rinpoche was famously selective about whom to give teachings. I can remember Dzongar Khyente Rinpoche saying that he wasn't granted an audience either presumably because ...
by AlexanderS
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 17th Gyalwang Karmapas: Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje
Replies: 40
Views: 2338

Re: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?

And now we have the wait and see whether the paternity test for Karmapa OTD proves to be positive or not, should there be one. Uh. Can someone fill me in on this? Out of the loop on all of that. The Karmapa (Ogyen Trinley Dorje) has been sued (1) by a woman (2) who has alleged that she became pregn...
by AlexanderS
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 17th Gyalwang Karmapas: Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje
Replies: 40
Views: 2338

Re: 17th Gyalwang Karmapas: Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje

If so, he will be financially responsible for whatever the court decides. How that effects the wider Karma Kagyu remains to be seen. I frankly can't see why he doesn't insist on one to settle the whole thing. I can think of a reason… Yeah I understand that. My money has always been on TTD has the a...
by AlexanderS
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 17th Gyalwang Karmapas: Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje
Replies: 40
Views: 2338

Re: 17th Gyalwang Karmapas: Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje

If he doesn't demand a paternity test(and is negative) then his side of the Karma Kagyu is basiclly screwed right? If so, he will be financially responsible for whatever the court decides. How that effects the wider Karma Kagyu remains to be seen. I frankly can't see why he doesn't insist on one to...
by AlexanderS
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 17th Gyalwang Karmapas: Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje
Replies: 40
Views: 2338

Re: 17th Gyalwang Karmapas: Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje

Malcolm wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:00 pm
AlexanderS wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:43 pm
Malcolm wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:32 pm

There is also a rape lawsuit (civil) being brought against him in New York.
Is that another woman other than the one from the canadian case?
No, same woman.
If he doesn't demand a paternity test(and is negative) then his side of the Karma Kagyu is basiclly screwed right?
by AlexanderS
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 17th Gyalwang Karmapas: Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje
Replies: 40
Views: 2338

Re: 17th Gyalwang Karmapas: Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje

Malcolm, what are the storm clouds brewing? https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?p=582690#p582690 The topic is locked, because the evidence is not really clear now. But the Karmapa (OTD) seems to have admitted, he is possibly the father of that child. There is also a rape lawsuit (civil) being...
by AlexanderS
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?
Replies: 400
Views: 13229

Re: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?

I wholeheartedly agree that one should do the due diligence you advise but there will always be those who do not and they need to be protected. We cannot just leave them to the wolves and tell them they ought to have known better. People entering the Vajrayana are given conflicting messages. On the...
by AlexanderS
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?
Replies: 400
Views: 13229

Re: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?

TBH ive had very powerfull and beneficial experiences from a teacher i feel is definitely on the wrong track. This neither Soygal nor Trungpa. I think we have all different boundaries where we draw the line. Obviously in cases where there is real abuse its a no go but otherwise im fairly free spirit...
by AlexanderS
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?
Replies: 400
Views: 13229

Re: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?

Well all I can say to that is if any teacher thought they could introduce me to the nature of mind by means of a blow, they'd better get it right first time! TBH I don't know if he got an experience of the nature of the mind or whether he just deserved a kick in the nuts as a reminder to get his ac...
by AlexanderS
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?
Replies: 400
Views: 13229

Re: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?

A teacher i consider completely realized once kicked a person from our sangha in the balls, but it seemed the student was grateful for it. Thats probably the only unconventional behaviour i know off from teachers i have complete trust in.
by AlexanderS
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?
Replies: 400
Views: 13229

Re: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?

TBH I don't have any problem with a teacher dating a student. I'm fairly free spirited. If he however tries to turn a sangha into his personal harem, I'd probably be suspicious. It's not important for me at all that a teacher is celibate unless he/she is a monk. I just think it should be completely ...
by AlexanderS
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Thinking of abandoning Buddhism and its teachings
Replies: 62
Views: 2207

Re: Thinking of abandoning Buddhism and its teachings

I have been thinking for a long time that Buddhism is perhaps not for me, I have investigated and investigated very thoroughly but it is not totally convincing, the universe or multiverse works like that, samsara, why is it like that? Another issue is that through my meditative effort I have not at...
by AlexanderS
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?
Replies: 400
Views: 13229

Re: There's a reincarnation of Chogyam Trungpa and emanation of Padmasambhava?

Anywho, are there many emanations of Padmasambhava? Depends on who you ask. I can remember from Yeshe Tsogyals biography she mentions that there is several hundreds of thousands of emanations of Padmasambhava, but I doubt she means on this earth alone. Chokling Rinpoche called Dudjom Rinpoche as th...
by AlexanderS
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What cognitive skills does one need?
Replies: 13
Views: 1412

Re: What cognitive skills does one need?

What is the method for increasing faith in our teachers? You have to reflect on their kindness, compassion, wisdom, and qualities over and over again until you feel it in your bones. Do you have tips for how to do it? Chanting "Calling the guru from afar" is good https://vajrasound.com/ca...
by AlexanderS
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What should I be doing now? (1 Year Tibetan Buddhist)
Replies: 14
Views: 1335

Re: What should I be doing now? (1 Year Tibetan Buddhist)

Does the Sangha and Lama you visited/joined do Zoom sessions? The Ka-Nying monastry I'm connected to sent me this link with free video teachings by teachers connected to this tradition(Kagyu and Nyinmga). I don't believe you need any kind of empoverment to be allowed to listen to these teachings. ht...
by AlexanderS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Greatest Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers alive
Replies: 15
Views: 2453

Re: Greatest Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers alive

I don't know who the greatest are. Like someone the greatest is your authentic root guru who can actually directly guide you on the path. Personally I think Erik Pema Kunsang is both an inspirational teacher and practioner. As far as western teachers go, he's the one I hold in the highest regard. Ch...
by AlexanderS
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Book for beginners
Replies: 3
Views: 2088

Re: Book for beginners

A beginners guide to Tibetan Buddhism by Bruce Newman
by AlexanderS
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 71
Views: 11249

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

I am really struggling with this.. I really do not have strengths and appetite to go through this life, but obivously I don't want to go vajrahell or any kind of hell for that matter. Im stuck. Please, you have this possibility to practice, don't lose it. Samsara and its suffering is endless. Killi...

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