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Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: To Advance the Cause of Racial Justice Through Dharma, Abandon the Profit Motive
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To Advance the Cause of Racial Justice Through Dharma, Abandon the Profit Motive

To Advance the Cause of Racial Justice Through Dharma, Abandon the Profit Motive by Charles Carreon 6/14/20 Origins and Expectations of the Religious Life I was raised in a family of Mexican-American, Franciscan Catholic, New Deal Democrats. So priests, according to my Dad, were not supposed to be ...
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Shambhala Opts to Embrace Collective White Guilt, Rather Than Admit That the Sakyong Is A Dead Act
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Shambhala Opts to Embrace Collective White Guilt, Rather Than Admit That the Sakyong Is A Dead Act

Shambhala Opts to Embrace Collective White Guilt, Rather Than Admit That the Sakyong Is A Dead Act by Charles Carreon June 12, 2020 Like so many of my posts, this one was sparked by a mischievous thought – what is Shambhala doing to strike a proper pose in these days of rage? I didn’t expect the Sa...
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Wed May 27, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Absent Oxonian -- Musings on Trungpa’s Faux Academic Credentials & Why So Few Cared to Inquire
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Views: 835

Further Musings

On obstructing the self-destructiveness of those you love My depiction of Diana greasing the skids to Trungpa’s grave might prompt someone to ask what anyone could have done in the face of Trungpa’s impulse to self-destruction. The answer is – get in his way, obstruct his self-destructiveness, impo...
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Tue May 26, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Absent Oxonian -- Musings on Trungpa’s Faux Academic Credentials & Why So Few Cared to Inquire
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Views: 835

The Absent Oxonian -- Musings on Trungpa’s Faux Academic Credentials & Why So Few Cared to Inquire

What’s the difference between a foreign accent and an exotic one? Chogyam Trungpa knew. He claimed to have an “Oxonian accent,” acquired during his “matriculation” at Oxford College. At least that’s how Diana, the first of Trungpa’s eight wives, put it in her Dragon Thunder memoir, that details her ...
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Sat May 02, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Random Spiritual Thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 6354

POEM

Might Be So This road leads to the river. At the river is the Boatman who takes you To the Other Shore. The road is stretchy, like a rubber band. It shortens and lengthens as it wills. No one wants to meet the Boatman, because Although there are tales told There is no reliable evidence of the Other...
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Sat May 02, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Random Spiritual Thoughts
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Re: Random Spiritual Thoughts

I agree with Tara's analysis. It's really far more convincing than my own, which is rather tinged with sanctimony.
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Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Random Spiritual Thoughts
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Why Did Buddha Tell His Disciples Not to Record His Teachings In Writing?

Everybody knows that Buddha told his disciples not to write his teachings down. But people gloss over it. They’re like -- why get in the way of a good thing? We have Buddhist literature. We enjoy it. We’re obsessed with it. Why should we bother ourselves with the fact that Buddha said he’d rather no...
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Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Twilight of the Tulkus, by Charles Carreon
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Twilight of the Tulkus, by Charles Carreon

Twilight of the Tulkus by Charles Carreon March 16, 2020 THE CURRENT SITUATION A THIRD OF AMERICANS BELIEVE IN REINCARNATION, IN LARGE PART BECAUSE THE DALAI LAMA HAS SERVED AS EVIDENCE OF THE DOCTRINE’S VALIDITY; HOWEVER, THE DALAI LAMA HAS JUST DECLARED THAT HE WILL NOT REINCARNATE , BECAUSE THE ...
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Shangri La -- Utopian Propaganda & Tibetan Camouflage
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Shangri La -- Utopian Propaganda & Tibetan Camouflage

Shangri La -- Utopian Propaganda & Tibetan Camouflage by Charles Carreon 1//2020 Viewed through the lens of modern media the American involvement with Tibetan Buddhism seems a recent affair, that began in the nineties with the lionization of the Dalai Lama by the Hollywood elite. That was, however,...
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Our Petition to the Colorado AG Has Been Sent With 226 Signatures & 167 Pgs. of Supporting Documents
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Our Petition to the Colorado AG Has Been Sent With 226 Signatures & 167 Pgs. of Supporting Documents

https://i.redd.it/5f47h8cg2xk31.png DOWNLOAD ENTIRE PACKET SENT TO ATTORNEY GENERAL PHIL WEISER (189 page pdf) Text of Cover Letter September 5, 2019 Via Email: Philip.Weiser@coag.gov Philip J. Weiser, Attorney General Colorado Department of Law Ralph L. Carr Colorado Justice Center 1300 Broadway, ...