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by omnifriend
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Growing a Dharma community
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Growing a Dharma community

I agree old people are a good demographic for religious events they are contemplating their mortality and have free time
by omnifriend
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Analytic meditation on selflessness
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Analytic meditation on selflessness

cjdevries wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:05 am
The Dalai Lama's book "How to see Yourself as you really are" has instructions on various ways to investigate yourself, your existence, and how you exist or don't exist.
. Just bought it. Thank you!
by omnifriend
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Analytic meditation on selflessness
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Analytic meditation on selflessness

Thank you
by omnifriend
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Analytic meditation on selflessness
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Analytic meditation on selflessness

Does anyone know how to do analytic meditation on non self or emptiness? Or have resources about it? Thank you
by omnifriend
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Opening Pandora's box
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Opening Pandora's box

I've read from different meditation traditions there is always eventually for a dedicated meditator an opening of Pandora's box as Charlotte Joko beck calls it. Where all your anger and grief and psychological stuff that's been in the back of your mind/body comes to the surface. I notice I have a la...
by omnifriend
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Compassion leads to mindfulness?
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Compassion leads to mindfulness?

Does practicing compassion meditation give rise to mindful awareness? I'm wondering if I do compassion meditation mindfulness may come out of it naturally.
by omnifriend
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Dalai Lama's daily practice - specific details
Replies: 18
Views: 6750

Re: Dalai Lama's daily practice - specific details

One of his meditations is analytical meditation. He says this meditation has helped quell his anger.
by omnifriend
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Spirit harm
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Spirit harm

I think it is over exertion. Thank you all
by omnifriend
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Spirit harm
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Spirit harm

I practice metta and mindfulness and have increased my practice time in the past 2 weeks to about 20 minutes of metta and 30 minutes of mindfulness of in and out breathing. I am now unable to think wholesome thoughts without an accompanying headache. The more wholesome thoughts I think the worse the...
by omnifriend
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?

I am familiar with schizophrenia where many schizophrenics think they have a demon inside them. It's common that schizophrenics are very intelligent people and a lot I know are spiritual. Do you think that the demons that the mentally ill possibly possess are bodhisaatvas testing their character to ...
by omnifriend
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: in need of support
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: in need of support

thank you everyone for your blessings, it was helpful knowing there are people wishing me well, the last few days were tough but today I was able to feel better. may you have peaceful minds. :group:
by omnifriend
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: in need of support
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

in need of support

hello, I am not doing very well, and was hoping if some of you could extend there meditation session for even a few seconds on my behalf, it would be enormously appreciated, may you be at ease. thank you. love, omnifriend
by omnifriend
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: demons polish the way
Replies: 12
Views: 1659

Re: demons polish the way

is sila, Samadhi, and panna enough to tame the demons that come from ones own skandhas?
by omnifriend
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: demons polish the way
Replies: 12
Views: 1659

Re: demons polish the way

do demons test every highly evolved dharma practitioner?
by omnifriend
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: demons polish the way
Replies: 12
Views: 1659

demons polish the way

what is the viewpoint of demons testing dharma practitioners? thank you.
by omnifriend
Sun May 03, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental illness and Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 8843

Re: mental illness and Buddhism

at spirit rock in California a lot of the dhamma teachers are learning somatic experience therapy, which is a way to relieve trauma stored in the body, which can help alleviate the symptoms of psychosis.
by omnifriend
Sat May 02, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental illness and Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 8843

Re: mental illness and Buddhism

I am not a teacher and never said I was a teacher, I said I taught one of my parents loving kindness meditation meaning I showed them how to sit and wish for others well being. when I lead classes I was allowed to do this by my teacher because I was able to give the people in the class my dhamma tea...
by omnifriend
Sat May 02, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental illness and Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 8843

Re: mental illness and Buddhism

there is a story in the suttas of a mad woman who realized nirvana.
by omnifriend
Fri May 01, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental illness and Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 8843

Re: mental illness and Buddhism

I have schizophrenia and bi polar and have taken the 5 precepts for life, I have been meditating for 10 years and have taught one of my parents loving kindness meditation, i have lead meditation classes in mainly metta and some vipassana. i find it pretty ignorant and insulting you think i should be...
by omnifriend
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Obsessive Thoughts
Replies: 71
Views: 13012

Re: Obsessive Thoughts

I have OCD, it will take weeks or a few months to cure you, I have been using this technique for 17 days and today I have started seeing actual relief. The book Brain Lock was written by a Buddhist, and he uses 4 techniques for overcoming ocd thoughts and rituals.

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