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by anjali
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 2280

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Seems like a good time to lock the thread. If someone has something substantial to say that moves the discussion forward, let me, or another moderator know, and we will consider reopening the thread.
by anjali
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 2280

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Setting aside the issue of other religions and buddhism (which is a perennial favorite for discussion), I'd like to get some feedback about different philosophies. There are a number of books and papers that attempt to compare and contrast various western philosophical traditions with Buddhism. For ...
by anjali
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Hello All

A number of posts split to Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

No_Mind, welcome aboard! May your explorations of the Buddhadarma here be fruitful.
by anjali
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness against anger
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Emptiness against anger

tomschwarz wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:42 pm
So any personal experiences?
I don't share personal experiences of the kind you are asking for online, and I doubt you will find many people here who will. Even teachers rarely share their personal experiences/attainments in public.
by anjali
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness against anger
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Emptiness against anger

...see 1:10:57 on anger is 90 our own situation. Then his holiness the Dalai Lama directly segues into emptiness as an antidote for anger via nagajuna. This all in the context of the sutra on the four noble truths. Thanks for the video and time marker for the quote. The "90% is our own mental proje...
by anjali
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness against anger
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Emptiness against anger

Hello friends, His holiness the Dalai Lama has taught that 90% of anger is anger with ourselves and that the antidote for anger is giving up the idea of independent substantial existance in favor of the realization of dependent origination, a.k.a. emptiness. So if this speaks to your experience let...
by anjali
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wiccan arts and the Mahayana
Replies: 65
Views: 816

Re: Officially being a Wiccan and pure lander

... Does any of you here think it’s a good idea? Any Buddhist or wicca might wanna tell me something ? Hi, Matthew. It's not something I would do, but you are you, and you have to live your life as you see fit. Two things I'll offer for your consideration. First, whatever connection you make to the...
by anjali
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 72
Views: 2178

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

Good news! Now that the system is up and running again, and the invitation to the new board with link has been extended to those interested in the very first post. This seems like a good time to lock this thread.
by anjali
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Zen Space Forum down hard?
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: Zen Space Forum down hard?

SunWuKong wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:21 pm
There is no DW forum for my tradition....
Your wish is our command: our new Thien forum. :smile:
:anjali:
by anjali
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 72
Views: 2178

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

Unannounced maintenance window? Doesn't sound like they know what they are doing. They are "on the top of it", didn't you hear the man? ;) "On the top of" what, I wonder? The window?? Desperately clinging to it, as it swings in the wind? I just checked, and the site is still down. Man, you guys jus...
by anjali
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1628
Views: 133533

Re: Music time

by anjali
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Simons Law. Pt1.
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Locked per OP's request.
by anjali
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 72
Views: 2178

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

DW has not been successful cultivating the Zen side of things. There seem to be historical reasons for that, going back to the legendary e-sangha and it's demise. All before my time. The only reason we are here is because ZFI tanked. That isn't DW's fault, of course. It's just that Zen folks can be...
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: 936

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: 421

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: 421

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: 502

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: 502

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: 268

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: 1041

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...