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by anjali
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle
Replies: 27
Views: 817

Re: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle

In my opinion, a lot of verbage that misses the main point of what forgiveness actually is in practice. A number of years ago, I came across a book that helped me with with a difficult family situation titled Forgiving the Devil, by psychologist Terry Hargrave. The book discusses forgiveness in the ...
by anjali
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Hilarious summaries of classic novels
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Hilarious summaries of classic novels

CedarTree wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:29 pm
Copy paste it here for those of us that can't click on links at the moment ;)
It's a couple of one panel cartoons and would lose it's effect without the drawings.
by anjali
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Hilarious summaries of classic novels
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Hilarious summaries of classic novels

For those who prefer the pithiest of instructions. ;) http://www.upworthy.com/hilarious-summaries-of-classic-novels-theres-a-comic-for-that?c=ufb0&s=p "In a hilarious series of comics, illustrator John Atkinson gives us some less-than-classic descriptions of the classic books you probably had to rea...
by anjali
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Suicidal Thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Suicidal Thoughts

Given the sensitive nature of the OP, and that DW is not a substitute for professional counseling, it seems best to lock this topic.
by anjali
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Suicidal Thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Suicidal Thoughts

...I sometimes have suicidal thoughts coming up... Suicidal thoughts would not arise in samadhi (which is usually considered to be a state of absorbed concentration, although there are other meanings depending on tradition). Echoing what others have said, if suicidal thoughts are persistant and you...
by anjali
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Webcast: Calm Abiding and Mahamudra weekend teachings
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Webcast: Calm Abiding and Mahamudra weekend teachings

Drikung Seattle will be hosting Ven Drupon Rinchen Dorjee for weekend teachings on Calm Abiding and Mahamudra this weekend. From the Drikung Seattle website: Calm Abiding and Mahamudra with Ven Drupon Rinchen Dorjee December 2-3, 2017 10:00-12pm and 2:00-5:00pm (PST) Calm abiding meditation is a met...
by anjali
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Expressions of Gratitude
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

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: 1194

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: 1002

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: 4350

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: 24397

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: 321

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: 321

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: 1338

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: 1581
Views: 130015

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: 1338

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: 1338

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: 261

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: 1338

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...