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by omnifriend
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Opening Pandora's box
Replies: 2
Views: 375

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: 464

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: 6019

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: 470

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: 470

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: 1622

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: 1203

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: 1203

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: 1462

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: 1462

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: 1462

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: 7812

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: 7812

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: 7812

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: 7812

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: 12089

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.
by omnifriend
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: eradicating defilements
Replies: 17
Views: 2859

eradicating defilements

does shikantaza uproot the defilements? thank you.
by omnifriend
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: mantra for schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 3044

Re: mantra for schizophrenia

thank you everyone for your replies.
by omnifriend
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: mantra for schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 3044

Re: mantra for schizophrenia

ngodrup i would appreciate it if you would pray for me. thank you very much.
by omnifriend
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: mantra for schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 3044

Re: mantra for schizophrenia

yes i will still be on my meds and see therapists, thank you.

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