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by AdmiralJim
Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Leading a Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Re: Leading a Meditation

Hi guys,
Thanks for your suggestions - anjali in particular. I have twenty minutes for the meditation at the end, so plenty of time.
by AdmiralJim
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Leading a Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Re: Leading a Meditation

The teacher isn't expecting anything from me that is part of the problem I guess. Usually the meditation is a relaxing visualisation but I feel I have been asked so they can experience something different and also I am the only one who has been asked to lead a meditation.
by AdmiralJim
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Leading a Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Leading a Meditation

Hi guys, Quite unexpectedly I have been asked to lead a meditation for the last yoga class of the year by my yoga teacher. I have never lead a meditation class and am seeking advice on what type of meditation I should lead given the time of year I thought metta bhavana might be apporopriate but I do...
by AdmiralJim
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Purpose of modern medicine: no obstacle to economic growth
Replies: 30
Views: 9122

Re: Purpose of modern medicine: no obstacle to economic growth

I am an ex-western medic and this thread made me actually LOL rather loudly. The advice for living a healthy life is pretty simple, we have known since ancient Greek times eating a healthy diet, exercise, good sleep and good hygiene are all beneficial and a lifestyle of excess is unhealthy, if you w...
by AdmiralJim
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question ~ Answer Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 7711

Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

What is the longest living lineage of Buddhism that mainstream academia acknowledges? Thervadin tradition is the oldest living tradition but unfortunately it is only one of about 12/13 schools left that were originally of about the same age. Even then the Pali canon was written down a few hundred y...
by AdmiralJim
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 10
Views: 2220

Celibacy

Hi guys, I decided not too long ago that I am probably going to go for ordination. However I have a bank loan to pay off in the meantime, I thought that I should try to be celibate in the meantime to see if I can actually cope with it. I would like some advice from perhaps those who are already orda...
by AdmiralJim
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What do most Buddhists say about Angels?
Replies: 21
Views: 2397

Re: What do most Buddhists say about Angels?

Do people really believe at the time the scriptures were written down that these Buddhists believed that the miraculous stories were poetic imagery? I don't think so..........
by AdmiralJim
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Morning Practice: How do YOU start?
Replies: 27
Views: 3391

Re: Morning Practice: How do YOU start?

I do formal sitting for 20 minutes in the morning. I always shower before ngondro prostrations, I don't know, for me it just feels more respectful taking refuge when clean ( maybe this is my old christian background coming out ! lol ),like abandoning the old shell and trying to cultivate a better on...
by AdmiralJim
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?
Replies: 84
Views: 18333

Re: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?

What is your opinion then?
by AdmiralJim
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?
Replies: 84
Views: 18333

Re: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?

Where?
by AdmiralJim
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?
Replies: 84
Views: 18333

Re: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?

Excellent painkiller. We need to purify it and make it into a tablet form so no damage from smoking it.
by AdmiralJim
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nakedness
Replies: 103
Views: 9739

Re: Nakedness

Is that a quote from trungpa?
by AdmiralJim
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Tibetanmedicine-edu.org 3 year online course
Replies: 22
Views: 3858

Re: Tibetanmedicine-edu.org 3 year online course

Many "mental illnesses" are caused by chemicals introduced through the food/environment. Causing an imbalance in the bodies natural "chemical" makeup. Autism for example, has been proven in many cases caused by vaccinations in children. True some are genetically based. Also in the west pharmaceutic...
by AdmiralJim
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Tibetanmedicine-edu.org 3 year online course
Replies: 22
Views: 3858

Re: Tibetanmedicine-edu.org 3 year online course

[quoteWhy? What good does a psychiatrist do for a person in most cases? They for the most part just prescribe drugs, as is common in the west for most anything, instead of helping to find the true answer to the problem. I have read that in the Eastern cultures psychiatry is basically non-existent. I...
by AdmiralJim
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question ~ Answer Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 7711

Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

the practice is quite simple, practioners like to make it complicated........
by AdmiralJim
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Chenrezig Practice Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Chenrezig Practice Help

thanks for your help guys, greg I will take you up on your offer if you don't mind.....cheers
by AdmiralJim
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Autism
Replies: 163
Views: 22924

Re: Autism

I don't think Buddhism says anything about autism........the buddha was a spiritual pathologist if you will not a medical one.........
by AdmiralJim
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Chenrezig Practice Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Chenrezig Practice Help

I recently bought a Chenrezig practice DVD from Samye Ling Monastery and I have worked my way through the tuition part of the DVD. There is also a bonus track which is the whole puja, much to my bemusement the bonus puja either has an extra added prayer or I cannot figure out which insert it is - it...
by AdmiralJim
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Memory linked to specific brain cells
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Memory linked to specific brain cells

This is interesting, my background before studying medicine was neuroscience and pharmacology. I actually hated neuroscience because of the conclusions that some of my teachers leapt to - materialist interpretations of consciouness being a fave. This may prove that memory resides in a specific cell ...