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contain  multitudes


There's supposedly a new form of Buddhism around: rupayana. But isn't it the same old colonialist appropriation of dharma in the name of tzal.org

Rupayana? Buddhism and the metaphysics of matter

There's supposedly a new form of Buddhism around: rupayana. But isn't it the same old colonialist appropriation of dharma in the name of "purifying it" from its embarrassing "primitive people's" beliefs, such as rebirth or magic? Isn't it the the same 2010s "Buddhism without beliefs", or even the same 19th century Buddhism+British Civility diluted and served down at colonies? Shouldn't we focus more on dissipating the reification of substance, or metaphysical notions such as physicalist monism, rather than trying whitewashing the dharma?
On of the tracks of Voice of Tibet, a CD by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, translated and transliterated for recitation. It is actually the beginning portion of the famous Karma Lingpa cycle's ngondro, which quaint orientalists used to call “Tibetan Book of the Dead”.tzal.org

Prayer upon awakening

On of the tracks of Voice of Tibet, a CD by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, translated and transliterated for recitation. It is actually the beginning portion of the famous Karma Lingpa cycle's ngondro, which quaint orientalists used to call “Tibetan Book of the Dead”.
All the videos on the Big Tendrel Chanel.tzal.org

Big Tendrel: Complete List of Videos

All the videos on the Big Tendrel Chanel.
This a recitation for the fourth and fifth chapters of The King of Samadhis Sutra.tzal.org

Recitation: The King of Samadhis Sutra 04-05

This a recitation for the fourth and fifth chapters of The King of Samadhis Sutra.
Some books that had an impact on my life.tzal.org

Books that deeply impressed me

Some books that had an impact on my life.
A list of Buddhist books I personally vouch for.tzal.org

Recommended Books on Buddhism

A list of Buddhist books I personally vouch for.
This a recitation for the first chapter of The King of Samadhis Sutra.tzal.org

Recitation: The King of Samadhis Sutra 01

This a recitation for the first chapter of The King of Samadhis Sutra.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on View Magazine, issue 8, 1997medium

Tea-Time Reflections

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on View Magazine, issue 8, 1997
A list of ideas, institutions and companies I disapprove of and try my best to boycott.tzal.org

Activism: causes and principles I stand for

A list of ideas, institutions and companies I disapprove of and try my best to boycott.


A public mind map

This is the personal website and portfolio of Padma Dorje, Eduardo Pinheiro, a translator, youtuber, programmer and musician who follows the footsteps of the Buddha and lives in Porto Alegre (an ideal target for the worst of climate change on the southernest state of Brazil), and who is interested in Buddhism1In particular, vajrayana (specially the connection between the peculiar uses of “twilight language”, sadhanas and “secret” hagiographies), the madhyamaka (prasangika, svatantrica, yogachara-svatantrika), dzogchen (and by extension the nyingma tradition, in particular the lineages and termas of Longchen Nyingthig, Khyentse, Dudjom, Chokgyur, Longsal and Taksham, northern termas and the rimed movement; also the relationship between sutra, tantra, dzogchen, Zen Buddhism and Taoism), polemics such as those engaged by Mipham Rinpoche and Gorampa, Gedun Chopel’s criticisms to realism, shentong-rangtong, the absurd notion of a “non-engaged” Buddhism (that comes through the notion of “engaged Buddhism”), Buddhist meta-ethics, Buddhism and sexuality (the purported warning by Atisha to tantric monasticism), gender and Buddhism, Buddhism and Philosophy (nontology, antimetaphysics, antirrealism, nominalism), Buddhism and capitalism/consumerism, Buddhism and politics, Buddhism and racism/othering, distortions that come from adaptations to modernity and late stage post-apocalyptic capitalism, Buddhism and translation, Buddhism and multiculturalism, etc., anglophile and yankee culture2Americana, science fiction (classic, surrealist, new wave, cyberpunk), counterculture, beat generation, ethnic tensions and art, blues, swinging London, Victorian England, satire, wit, William Blake, Finnegans Wake, Aldous Huxley, Vonnegut, K. Dick, Samuel R. Delany, J. G. Ballard, Asimov, Heinlein, Cory Doctorow, Douglas Rushkof, XKCD., Japanese aesthetic theory3Wabi-sabi, iki, shakuhashi., nuberu bagu4Hiroshi Teshigahara, Shohei Imamura, Masahiro Shinoda., theory of humor5Humor analysis, stand-up, the comedian's life, faux pas, onto-epistemic theory of humor, anti-humor, non sequitur, nonsense, ritual clown, onomasti komodein, parrhesia and humor; Steven Wright, Garry Shandling, Richard Pryor, Noel Fielding, Matt Berry, David Mitchel, Bo Burnan, John Wilson, Ramy Youssef, Richard Lewis, Albert Brooks, Mel Brooks, Donald Glover, Hank Green, Hannah Einbinder, Taylor Tomlimson, Dave Foley, Larry David, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers; Corporate, Dead Pixels, Dr. Katz, IT Crowd, Silicon Valley, Peep Show, Broad Ciy, Seinfeld, High Maintenance, Rick and Morty, Kids in the Hall, Monty Python., cults and fake gurus6Brainwashing, cult language, assymetric relationships, spiritual narcisism, spiritual materialism, quantum mysticism, “sacred drugs”, paranoia and violence on cults, causes of systemic abuse, religion and cults, media on cults and nostalgia, cults and business, capitalism and corporations, cults and uprooting., nostalgia nuclear, etnometodologia e gonzo, economia da atenção7Time commodification, attention pollution, mind kipple, existential externalisms, ADHD culture, conscious consumption, heuristics and technological disabilities., usability, direct democracy, cultist beliefs of absurdely rich people8Saber ganhar dinheiro como suposto marcador de superioridade intelectual ou moral, aceleracionismo, a-longo-prazismo, altruísmo efetivo, trans-humanismo emergentismo, darwinismo social, eugenia, etc., teory of property (particularly intelectual property)9Pirate Party, immaterial goods, non-competing goods, “theft” of presumed profits, micropatronage., post-apocalyptic late stage capitalism10Mass extinction, climate change, “pipikism”, “corporate personhood” and accountability, corporations as algorithms, mass dehumanization, machine humanization, propaganda, AI antropomorphizing for political gain, cults, religions and political movements churned by AI, mass desinformation, useful idiots believing in algorithmically generated conspiracies, work precarization; Noam Chomsky, Naomi Watts, David Graber., crypto-anarchism11Cypherpunks, net neutrality, right to repair, privacy and right to anonymity, war of general computing devices., dystopias121984, Brave New World, Utopia, Candide, Brazil, Soylent Green, etc., linguistics13Psycholinguistics, evidential markers, epistemic mood, mirative, auto-antonyms, cultural impact of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. and philosophies of mind14Self-deception, privileged access, artificial intelligence, zombies, arguments against functionalism, epiphenomenalism and emergentism., language15Private language arguments, division of linguistic labor, semantic contextualism, anti-essentialism, indirect language, irony. and of science16Anti-realism, causation vs. correlation, epistemology of statistics, downfalls of physicalism and reductionism., as well as “metaphilosophy”17Philosophical racism, nature of philosophical problems, anti-philosophy (mostly as a “good” thing)..


Highlights

Unfortunately most of the contents of this website are still in Brazilian Portuguese only.

Saturday Afternoon, about the day I met a WWII veteran in the park.

Slavoj Žižek: Hipster Quackery, on obscurantism and distortions of Buddhism.

Understanding the Lion (the in-joke of psychoanalysis), on Wittgenstein's lectures on psychology.

Tarkovsky’s Stalker, on my favorite movie.

Software and services I endorse, all the tools I use and recommend.

All the website's English content can be found (categorized) at the sitemap.


Technology

This website was developed in PHP. Speed on server side is kept through a parsing that “compiles” changes dynamically and consolidates all the contents and structure (category tree, keywords), writing it all in simple html, which eliminates the need of database requests and much logic operation during normal page load.


Definition of "tzal"

Tzal (rtsal in wylie transliterated tibetan, sometimes written as tsal or tzal, sometimes even as tsel, skt. prabala) means external energy, skill, working, functioning, existential dynamics, power, potency, external projection, creativity, reflection, powers of manifestation, dexterity, adroitness, strength, feat, stunt, talent, act, prowess, capacity, potential, manifestative power of the ultimate mind. Capacity of energy to project itself externally just as a crystal illuminated by a ray of light has the capacity to project infinite rainbow colored rays around itself.18Source: rtsal, at Rigpa Wiki. This discussion is also interesting.


1. ^ In particular, vajrayana (specially the connection between the peculiar uses of “twilight language”, sadhanas and “secret” hagiographies), the madhyamaka (prasangika, svatantrica, yogachara-svatantrika), dzogchen (and by extension the nyingma tradition, in particular the lineages and termas of Longchen Nyingthig, Khyentse, Dudjom, Chokgyur, Longsal and Taksham, northern termas and the rimed movement; also the relationship between sutra, tantra, dzogchen, Zen Buddhism and Taoism), polemics such as those engaged by Mipham Rinpoche and Gorampa, Gedun Chopel’s criticisms to realism, shentong-rangtong, the absurd notion of a “non-engaged” Buddhism (that comes through the notion of “engaged Buddhism”), Buddhist meta-ethics, Buddhism and sexuality (the purported warning by Atisha to tantric monasticism), gender and Buddhism, Buddhism and Philosophy (nontology, antimetaphysics, antirrealism, nominalism), Buddhism and capitalism/consumerism, Buddhism and politics, Buddhism and racism/othering, distortions that come from adaptations to modernity and late stage post-apocalyptic capitalism, Buddhism and translation, Buddhism and multiculturalism, etc.

2. ^ Americana, science fiction (classic, surrealist, new wave, cyberpunk), counterculture, beat generation, ethnic tensions and art, blues, swinging London, Victorian England, satire, wit, William Blake, Finnegans Wake, Aldous Huxley, Vonnegut, K. Dick, Samuel R. Delany, J. G. Ballard, Asimov, Heinlein, Cory Doctorow, Douglas Rushkof, XKCD.

3. ^ Wabi-sabi, iki, shakuhashi.

4. ^ Hiroshi Teshigahara, Shohei Imamura, Masahiro Shinoda.

5. ^ Humor analysis, stand-up, the comedian's life, faux pas, onto-epistemic theory of humor, anti-humor, non sequitur, nonsense, ritual clown, onomasti komodein, parrhesia and humor; Steven Wright, Garry Shandling, Richard Pryor, Noel Fielding, Matt Berry, David Mitchel, Bo Burnan, John Wilson, Ramy Youssef, Richard Lewis, Albert Brooks, Mel Brooks, Donald Glover, Hank Green, Hannah Einbinder, Taylor Tomlimson, Dave Foley, Larry David, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers; Corporate, Dead Pixels, Dr. Katz, IT Crowd, Silicon Valley, Peep Show, Broad Ciy, Seinfeld, High Maintenance, Rick and Morty, Kids in the Hall, Monty Python.

6. ^ Brainwashing, cult language, assymetric relationships, spiritual narcisism, spiritual materialism, quantum mysticism, “sacred drugs”, paranoia and violence on cults, causes of systemic abuse, religion and cults, media on cults and nostalgia, cults and business, capitalism and corporations, cults and uprooting.

7. ^ Time commodification, attention pollution, mind kipple, existential externalisms, ADHD culture, conscious consumption, heuristics and technological disabilities.

8. ^ The ability to earn money taken as a suposed superiority marker, acceleracionism, longtermism, effective altruism, transhumanism, emergentism, social darwinism, eugenia, etc.

9. ^ Pirate Party, immaterial goods, non-competing goods, “theft” of presumed profits, micropatronage.

10. ^ Mass extinction, climate change, “pipikism”, “corporate personhood” and accountability, corporations as algorithms, mass dehumanization, machine humanization, propaganda, AI antropomorphizing for political gain, cults, religions and political movements churned by AI, mass desinformation, useful idiots believing in algorithmically generated conspiracies, work precarization; Noam Chomsky, Naomi Watts, David Graber.

11. ^ Cypherpunks, net neutrality, right to repair, privacy and right to anonymity, war of general computing devices.

12. ^ 1984, Brave New World, Utopia, Cândido, Brazil, Soylent Green, etc.

13. ^ Psycholinguistics, evidential markers, epistemic moods, mirative, auto-antonyms, cultural impact of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

14. ^ Self-deception, privileged access, artificial intelligence, zombies, arguments against functionalism, epiphenomenalism and emergentism.

15. ^ Private language arguments, division of linguistic labor, semantic contextualism, anti-essentialism, indirect language, irony.

16. ^ Anti-realism, causation vs. correlation, epistemology of statistics, downfalls of physicalism and reductionism.Anti-realism, causation vs. correlation, epistemology of statistics, downfalls of physicalism and reductionism.

17. ^ Philosophical racism, nature of philosophical problems, anti-philosophy (mostly as a “good” thing).

18. ^ Source: rtsal, at Rigpa Wiki. This discussion is also interesting.


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