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Tue May 21, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Myth of Trungpa
Replies: 0
Views: 44

The Myth of Trungpa

The Story Starts in Oaxaca The first time I heard about Chogyam Trungpa was from Newcomb Greenleaf, when Tara and I visited him for a couple of weeks at his home in Austin, Texas, summer of 1974. I had met Newcomb in Oaxaca the summer before, where I was travelling with my brother his last free sum...
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Fri May 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: You give me first, and I'll give you later: The oldest trick in the world ...
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: You give me first, and I'll give you later: The oldest trick in the world ...

There is a tradition among professional tricksters to tell you first what they are going to do to you. But people always think they're talking about someone else, not themselves. People generally proceed on the assumption of goodwill, even when they've been warned not to. For example, the police of...
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Thu May 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Democracy vs. Totalitarian Authority
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Democracy vs. Totalitarian Authority

Representative Democracy We grew up in this country thinking that we live in a representative democracy. As we all know, this is a bit of an exaggeration. It's safer to say that we live in an administrative state in which we hold elections, and our alleged representatives attempt to maneuver the ad...
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Thu May 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Mind Without Body is No Mind At All
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Mind Without Body is No Mind At All

Gyatrul Rinpoche once asked a group of us in Ashland whether we thought that mind could act without body. One of us, who inclined to belief that "mind" could assert control "over matter," ventured that he thought mind could act without body. Rinpoche played with the student a moment before making i...
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Wed May 15, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: If You Think You'd Like to Post Here
Topic: You Need to Take a Little Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 90

You Need to Take a Little Survey

Hi, Thanks for your interest in posting here. Please click the link below and take this little survey that will just ask you five questions. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FZJDKT2 After I read your answers, I'll send you your login information, or a turndown. Posters who become a pain in the arse w...
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Wed May 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: An Apology to Survivors of Shambhala Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 0
Views: 92

An Apology to Survivors of Shambhala Sexual Misconduct

There's a good thread out there with this title: An Apology to Survivors of Shambhala Sexual Misconduct A whole lot of people in Shambhala seem to be taking the sex abuse scandal seriously. This is encouraging. But a little squishy. The Shambhalians are gifted with the ability to speak very earnest...
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Tue May 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: In Praise of Matthew Remski
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: In Praise of Matthew Remski

A little farther down the Reddit Ask Me Anything page, I see how Matthew came to be in Shante Smalls' sights. He said THIS, ABSOLUTELY SPOT-ON AND COMPLETELY UNFORGIVEABLE THING: One alarming thing that’s coming out of the Shambhala crisis communications right now is a kind of “wokewashing”, where ...
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Tue May 14, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Questionable Shambhala Practice of "Holding Space"
Replies: 1
Views: 87

The Questionable Shambhala Practice of "Holding Space"

As you know, Shambhala is now in a "time of groundlessness" . Accordingly, cranking out comforting blather like a crisis-control webpage entitled, Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala is the organization's only real job these days. So, if you search that page t...
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Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: The Fire Still Burns
Topic: Ambu Baba and the Forty Thieves, by Charles Carreon
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Ambu Baba and the Forty Thieves, by Charles Carreon

Ambu Baba and the Forty Thieves by Charles Carreon (To the Tune of "Rhymin' and Stealin'" by The Beastie Boys) Well, drivin' Buddhists crazy's what she's all about, Talkin' so straight that they have to shout, No sweet muffin with a daisy in her belly, She's never once been called Cin-der-elly. Lib...
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Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: The Fire Still Burns
Topic: Run Run Ambu Run, by Charles Carreon
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Run Run Ambu Run, by Charles Carreon

Run Run Ambu Run by Charles Carreon Well everybody's heard That Ambu's bad, 'Cause she dumped a cup of coffee In DoubleFish's lap, and she told Namdrol He's full of crap, Run run, Ambu Run, Run, run, And we'll have some fun Ridin' motorscooters in the summer sun Well they give her lots a shit Cause...