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by anjali
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Expressions of Gratitude
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: Expressions of Gratitude

Given Thanksgiving holiday is coming up in the US tomorrow, a teaching on being grateful for life's challenges--not something we are usually grateful for. The first is about a minute and a half; the second is about 22 minutes. Both by the same monk, Gelong Thubten: How To Feel Thankful In All Circum...
by anjali
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 830

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

bob wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Sigh . . . .

one of the reasons I have learned to avoid these types of forums.

in any case, here ya go: http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/mea ... e-hung.htm
For what it's worth, this reminds me of the story of the three hermits, as told by Tolstoy.
by anjali
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Anyone knows Vinītaruci or his zen practice?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Anyone knows Vinītaruci or his zen practice?

Bokki, posts like this are probably best in the Creative Writing section of the board. ;) yea just a bunch of dead people, zombie zone, lol nothing no 1 lol botom practice? u? lool 0 practice untill u r alive lol dead 1! send my recognition by email..lol u better practice lighting a stove at least w...
by anjali
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Forum International status
Replies: 62
Views: 3505

Re: Zen Forum International status

Thank you for your efforts el G.... seems it takes a village as I hear you describe the situation. and, thanks to Anjali who has extended a helping hand. at this point, there is DW. I"m holding warm thoughts and blessings for the owners. :namaste: linda A thank you to el g is definitely in order fo...
by anjali
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17698

Re: The DJKR Topic

After 35 pages of comments, this seems like a good point to lock the topic. Everyone has had ample opportunity to voice their views multiple times over. If someone has something truly new and relevant to the topic, the lock can be reconsidered.
by anjali
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: LOL!!
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: LOL!!

Lol!!! just lol... Is that a "It's great to be alive!" lol, or a "I've lost my mind!" lol, or an "I'm staring into the existential void." lol. :lol: lol and hey if you think you are going to use dharmawheel to do fake lols..well think again... Indeed, no fake laughs. May all our laughs be as sincer...
by anjali
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: LOL!!
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: LOL!!

Minobu wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:49 am
Lol!!!

just lol...
Is that a "It's great to be alive!" lol, or a "I've lost my mind!" lol, or an "I'm staring into the existential void." lol. :lol:
by anjali
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 801

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

One day Chan master Yangqi (Yang-chi, 992-1049), after meditating with the large assembly of monks, got up to give the formal lecture on the way of enlightenment. Gazing out at all the monks, he instead began laughing. “Ha! Ha! Ha! What’s all this? Ha! Ha! Please go to the back of the hall and drin...
by anjali
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1453
Views: 119485

Re: Music time

Hilarious and catchy tune: Chicken Attack, and the remix...



by anjali
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 801

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

I'll bite. I'm not familiar with the term. It's a hot drink made from umeboshi (very salty pickled plum) and water. A slug of it is a traditional morning drink in monasteries. Medicinal, said by some to be alkalizing. Folks who've never had it, and are expecting "morning plum tea," are fun to watch...
by anjali
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 801

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

Meido wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:24 am
No fans of baito, i take it.
I'll bite. ;) I'm not familiar with the term.
by anjali
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Documentary on Govind Lama, The Mountain Yogi
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Documentary on Govind Lama, The Mountain Yogi

Sey Rinpoche gets a credit at the end, and the region, Kinnaur, has a strong Drukpa presence. It’s really a well-founded hunch, not explicit in the video. Ok, thanks. That's reasonable, but I'm not 100% convinced. The only biographical info I could find on him was on a Govind Lama Ji facebook "abou...
by anjali
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 801

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

If tea is not your thing, how about a fire poker? ;) The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered about this and went to the vi...
by anjali
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Forum International status
Replies: 62
Views: 3505

Re: Zen Forum International

There's another update at zenspace.tk Thanks for the pointer! I had to dig around a bit to find the update info I think you are referring to. Unfortunately, there is no direct link to the post. The best I can offer for others to find it is the board path: Board index/Zen Space Announcements/Forum N...
by anjali
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Documentary on Govind Lama, The Mountain Yogi
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Documentary on Govind Lama, The Mountain Yogi

Nice video. Thanks for sharing. He has an infectious laugh! At the 43:00 mark when he was talking about feeling rich with all the spices, and at the end at 56:50 talking about pointing at the moon. However, there was no mention of his lineage in the video, and a cursory google search turned up nothi...
by anjali
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 801

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

I prefer a nicely aged raw pu erh, but that's just me. I had no idea what pu erh is, and had to look it up. Regarding taste, the wiki entry states, Over time, raw pu'er acquires an earthy flavor due to slow oxidation and other, possibly microbial processes. However, this oxidation is not analogous ...
by anjali
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Nerd humor in gravitational physics
Replies: 23
Views: 420

Re: Nerd humor in gravitational physics

time and space is, for lack of a better word, malleable, right? Is it possible the universe is not actually expanding, and rather, we're all shrinking? I don't think that works, since current thinking is the universe started from the Big Bang. Speaking of which, Calvin and Hobbes discuss the Big Ba...
by anjali
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 801

By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

With a mix of old and new members brewing in our Zen community, I thought it would be nice to offer some tea for everyone. :) A guest was asked by Chao Chou, "Have you ever been here?" "Yes, I have, was the reply. "Seeing as you've been here,' said Chao Chou, 'I ask you in to tea." After some time, ...
by anjali
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: New book: The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra...
Replies: 3
Views: 233

New book: The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra...

Came across a soon-to-be-published book that I thought others may be interested in: The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra: Teachings, Poems, and Songs of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage . The book is scheduled to be published on Dec. 26. Just put in my pre-order. From the Amazon blurb, The Drukpa Kagyu lineage i...