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by Rob_1973_Aus
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Soto Practice At Home
Replies: 9
Views: 3534

Re: Soto Practice At Home

http://www.vineobstacleszen.com/moodle/ https://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/index.html - Sōtō Zen official site. Thankyou, my friend. I can't afford the monthly fees at Vine but I have been looking at Sotozen and just discovered Treeleaf today. So between.those two, I'm hoping I'll find what I'm l...
by Rob_1973_Aus
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Soto Practice At Home
Replies: 9
Views: 3534

Re: Soto Practice At Home

Matt J wrote: Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:36 pm Have you looked into online sanghas?
Hello, Matt. I hadn't considered that to be perfectly honest but I will explore that route. Thankyou for your response. :smile:
I hope you have a wonderful day, my friend.
Rob.
by Rob_1973_Aus
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Soto Practice At Home
Replies: 9
Views: 3534

Soto Practice At Home

Greetings and Peace,
I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas to follow for my own Soto practice at home, please. I am constrained by time and family/work issues and the nearest Zendo is miles away from where I live.
Thanks to you all.
May happiness continue to follow you.
Rob.
by Rob_1973_Aus
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?
Replies: 59
Views: 5002

Re: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?

Hello, everyone. I wanted to say a quick thank you to each and every one of you who have taken the time to help me. This topic seems to cause the most stress for beginners such as myself but it is wonderful to meet people (even online) who are willing to give input. One person here, Tasko, gave me a...
by Rob_1973_Aus
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?
Replies: 59
Views: 5002

Re: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?

In Buddhism, rebirth refers to evolving consciousness or stream of consciousness of a person (upon death) and the new consciousness arising in the same person (in the new person) is neither identical to, nor entirely different from, the old consciousness, but forms part of a causal continuum or str...
by Rob_1973_Aus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?
Replies: 59
Views: 5002

Re: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?

Hey thanks for sharing. You are of course free to hold to the idea of ‘true mind’ but, as this is a Buddhist forum, it ought to be said that Buddhism doesn’t hold to such ideas. The Buddha doesn’t teach that there is ‘a true self’ in the driver’s seat, so to speak. I don’t want to appear discouragi...
by Rob_1973_Aus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Where Do I fit In?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Where Do I fit In?

HI, Rob, and welcome. :hi: Your self-description does fit the Zen tradition far better than any other but if you hang around here you may find something of value in other traditions, too. And in real life, the boundaries between traditions are somewhat fuzzy, with Zen even blurring into Shinto (in ...
by Rob_1973_Aus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?
Replies: 59
Views: 5002

What Exactly is 'Reborn'?

Greetings and Peace to you all. This is only my second post but it is something that myself and many others, it appears, to struggle with. What exactly is 'reborn' after we (this consciousness and this human body) dies? This is how I see it for now but please correct me or point me toward the right ...
by Rob_1973_Aus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Where Do I fit In?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Where Do I fit In?

Hi Rob, welcome to DharmaWheel and thanks for your warm self-intro. With your practice and application of martial arts and aspiration towards self-discipline I'm sure you would find a lot of value in Zen training. We do have some Zen teachers that post here from time to time, and also quite a few Z...
by Rob_1973_Aus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Where Do I fit In?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Where Do I fit In?

Hello, everyone. This is my first ever post so I hope you'll bear with me - I know you'll be kind. My name is Rob and I'm 45 years old. I'm a 'searcher'. I KNOW there's more to life and I know that an ordinary life can be improved with some wisdom and training. This brought me to a sudden, well, not...

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