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by justsit
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practicing In Location of Great Tragedy
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Practicing In Location of Great Tragedy

No personal experience per se, other than at deathbeds (mostly when I worked in hospice) and in graveyards; also, a few sites where someone committed suicide. Here's a report from a practitioner who went on retreat to Auschwitz. https://tricycle.org/magazine/bearing-witness-notes-auschwitz/ . Very m...
by justsit
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Turn daily life into Dharma
Replies: 29
Views: 478

Re: Turn daily life into Dharma

If by "turn daily life into Dharma" you are referring to formal practice, meditation on the cushion, sadhana, etc., that's one thing. Or if you are looking for community, that's a slightly different topic. Other posters have offered suggestions for those. From another perspective, though, it might h...
by justsit
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: Martin Luther King Day

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump went golfing.
by justsit
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The world is getting worse and worse
Replies: 41
Views: 1327

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

The Earth could easily accommodate the current population and then some, if it weren't for ... Now if people would ... Big If's - as my mother used to say, If pigs had wings, they'd fly. Because of course western people from abrahamic & secular backgrounds are the ones who are 'educated', and their...
by justsit
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Job help!
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: Job help!

Tharpa Chodron here on DW has experience with social work, I think, she may be able to help you. Singapore may be different, but in the US a Master's Degree is required, pay is not that great, and hours are long. The work can be very rewarding, but very difficult, depending on your clientele. Social...
by justsit
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 874

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

Trump Warns That President Oprah Would Force Americans to Read. “People were worried about Obama coming to their homes and taking away their guns,” Trump said. “Oprah will come to your homes and leave books there, which is far, far worse.” https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-warns-...
by justsit
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 83
Views: 2377

Re: The Future

Interesting stories and interviews re: Karmapa and other lamas and the Hopi Native American tribe https://www.beezone.com/kengreen/prophecy.html.
by justsit
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 83
Views: 2377

Re: The Future

But given the fact that many of us turned to Dharma because of our disillusionment with materialism it might be that for younger people social media might eventually be the 'schoolteacher' that leads them to Dharma. I hope for their sake you're right. That may still leave the issue of direct oral t...
by justsit
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 83
Views: 2377

Re: The Future

I really dislike all these characterizations of millennial as "safe space" snowflakes or whatever... And yet One thing that might be fairly widespread though, is a dislike of boomer culture. "Boomer culture" (whatever that is) is no more homogeneous than "Millennial culture." Just sayin.' One inter...
by justsit
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche Footage
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche Footage

aflatun wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:29 am
Apologies if this has been posted before, but I think I'm in love...
:thumbsup:
by justsit
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 213
Views: 5368

Re: Random Thoughts

Good story. Again and again it appears to me that doctors do not know as much about life and death as they think Not sure about European doctors, but American doctors get next-to-no death education. When I worked hospice, we frequently admitted patients whose doctors had told them they had months t...
by justsit
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 267
Views: 4490

Re: Weed is now legal in California

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:08 pm
The novelty wears off quite fast.
Yeah, this. Ten years of my life down the drain (up my nose?) with drugs, the thrill is gone. :toilet:

Unless you have some really really high quality opium. JK
by justsit
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 267
Views: 4490

Re: Weed is now legal in California

California resident here. :) I caught a bit of CNN's New Year's eve coverage last night, just hearing Anderson Cooper talking about "Sativa" and "Kush" was sort of funny. California also outlawed asking people about their criminal history in job applications. People still smoke weed? :tongue: And s...
by justsit
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 3430

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

Reply to Stefos: if you are looking for sutta references you might try this https://dhammawheel.com//viewtopic.php?t=30046 recent thread from Dhamma Wheel.
by justsit
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 3430

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

Not 100% sure about this but a married buddhist man can go see hookers on the side and not break the sexual misconduct precept. If a man were ever to do this in modern western society all hell would break loose and would be like an episode on jerry springer. Did you mean, "if a [married? buddhist?]...
by justsit
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Super Moon again!
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Super Moon again!

Fun fact - The term "supermoon" only appeared about 40 years ago, and only in popular culture much more recently. It's actually taken from modern astrology; the astronomical term is "perigee syzygy of the Earth–Moon–Sun system."
by justsit
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 3430

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

DGA wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:31 pm
... I've heard positive reports from those who use Bumble. Evidently it helps people get laid.
Only Cishets. Bummer.
by justsit
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Road Trip
Replies: 84
Views: 2775

Re: The Road Trip

I've taken greyhound across the country three times.The sights the sounds the smells..... I took Amtrak from Wilmington, Delaware to Seattle for a teaching once, it took three days. Had a little bitty compartment with a big picture window; sitting in there, looking out over the vast emptiness that ...
by justsit
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 136
Views: 5516

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

So who is this spiritual friend? How do you identify him being so sure he is not in this forum? Or her. :smile: A Root Teacher is the teacher who has introduced you to the nature of the mind. If you don't think you'll find him on the internet, why wasting the time? You are not likely to find the ac...