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Lama Ole Buddhist Lecture @ Monona Terrace

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Postby white_rabbit » Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:00 pm

If we shout loud enough, does he do "FREE-BIRD"?
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Postby donges » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:23 pm

white_rabbit wrote:If we shout loud enough, does he do "FREE-BIRD"?

Only if everyone has bic lighters to wave slowly above their heads.
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Postby bluethedog » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:43 am

Seems not everyone is so enamored of this guy:

from http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=70,2619,0,0,1,0

Yes, meditation can be beneficial for your mind, your body and the relationship between the two. Yes, studying the nature of mind can have positive results for one’s self and the people one directly influences.

But these facts and practices, when coming from the likes of Ole Nydahl and his Diamond Way sect, are impossible to unwrap from institutional religion and the dangers of committing one’s self within its framework.

It will be interesting to see what kind of hard selling goes on at this thing.
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Postby blunt » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:40 pm

Why are we nicer and more respectful to Buddhists than we are to Raelians?
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Postby Ducatista » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:11 am

"If science proves some beliefs of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change."
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Postby chance » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:54 am

Hmmmm. Time for a vist to the optometrist. Browsing through the posts, I was sure this one said lame old Buddhist... Then again...
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Postby Wet_Pavement » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:50 am

I don't really have a position on Lama Ole Nydahl. Apparently, there are some simmering controversies surrounding him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_Nydahl#Controversies
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Postby white_rabbit » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:58 am

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Postby Marvell » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:31 am

Maybe he should change his name to 'Lama Lame-Ola.'
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Postby bluethedog » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:19 pm

He wasn't amazing. Not even close.
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Postby white_rabbit » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:55 pm

Did he do an encore set or did he just leave the audience standing, clapping, stomping their feet and wanting for more?
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Postby bluethedog » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:23 pm

Not sure as I left at 10:30 just as he was about to lead a meditation.

Madelyn, you still out there?

I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the night.

He sure slammed Islam didn't he?

How about that awkward moment when he giggled about "deadbeat dads" and how it seemed that half the black families in the country had them?

Or so he had read.
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