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by DNS
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just call me Sönam
Replies: 21
Views: 1824

Re: Just call me Sönam

I see from another thread that Sönam has passed away, sad news. So bumping up this old intro thread in his honor. He was here from almost the beginning and posted up to last year around this time.
by DNS
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Hello from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Welcome to DW!

:cheers:
by DNS
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 62
Views: 1974

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

I myself am losing weight, which is good news for many reasons. :smile: In that case you are hereby removed from the list of heavy weights. Your new weight class is welterweight. :tongue: Yippee! Now, can you do something about my graying hair? :smile: Sure, easy. Come on over and I'll shave your h...
by DNS
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 62
Views: 1974

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

conebeckham wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 pm
I myself am losing weight, which is good news for many reasons. :smile:
In that case you are hereby removed from the list of heavy weights. Your new weight class is welterweight. :tongue:
by DNS
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 62
Views: 1974

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

It is not relevant to discussions here. Maybe not, but you're a semi-famous person, especially in the Buddhist scene, have written some books, done translations, so if not a "public" person per se, something pretty close where someone might want to write a bio / wikipedia article, amazon.com bio, e...
by DNS
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 62
Views: 1974

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:59 pm
DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:04 am
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:07 am
I don't. No. No.
Okay, cool. So you make a living doing Tibetan medicine practice? Clients/patients see you or is it all online?
Nope, not that either.
Okay, then what is it? Or would you rather not say? :tongue:
by DNS
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 62
Views: 1974

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:07 am
I don't. No. No.
Okay, cool. So you make a living doing Tibetan medicine practice? Clients/patients see you or is it all online?
by DNS
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 62
Views: 1974

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm
I study Dzogchen. I practice Dzogchen. I translate ancient texts of Dzogchen. I take breaks for food, coffee, wine, sex, sleep, and tv.
How do you make a living? Do you earn income from the translations? Do you make income from teaching? (just curious)
by DNS
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Disk full - error message when trying to access my messages
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Disk full - error message when trying to access my messages

Thanks for letting us know; fixed now.
by DNS
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nun's ordination
Replies: 28
Views: 1908

Re: Nun's ordination

I just got my copy of the current issue of Tricycle and in it there is an article that the Tibetan Buddhist tradition has revived the nuns ordination: https://tricycle.org/magazine/recently-bodhi-tree/ I thought there already were some fully ordained Tibetan Buddhist nuns? Or perhaps this is a more ...
by DNS
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: be happy :)
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: be happy :)

Welcome to DW!

:yinyang:
by DNS
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Forum International status
Replies: 62
Views: 3406

Re: Zen Forum International status

We have our Zen sections here, which I see are picking up a little. I might be able to host another site, if time permits, to allow a Zen-only forum, if necessary. Are there some advantages of posting in a Zen only forum, rather than something more pan-Dharma like this site? Is it that those from ot...
by DNS
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi- I'm a new member
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Hi- I'm a new member

Welcome to DW!

:namaste:
by DNS
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello! I am back
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: Hello! I am back

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction (and in need of some advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Introduction (and in need of some advice)

As others have noted, you could do both. You can both go for the academic degree(s) and do the practice too. The academic part will give you a better understanding of the doctrines, concepts, history, etc which can definitely be an aid to practice. As far as career opportunities, I think those will ...
by DNS
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen rocks in the desert
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Zen rocks in the desert

Some Zen style rocks, painted bright colors in the desert of Nevada just south of Las Vegas. https://vitalvegas.com/seven-magic-mountains-sculpture-adds-splash-of-color-to-desert-near-las-vegas/ https://vitalvegas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/seven_magic_mountains6.jpg Each boulder is about 20 tons
by DNS
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 44
Views: 721

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

Some of my favorites:

Jasmine tea
Green tea
Hibiscus tea, aka Jamaican tea
Black tea
Kombucha

:coffee:
by DNS
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 164
Views: 5550

Re: Socialism & Communism

I think a return to the Ricardian ideas of separating rentier income from the actual economy would be a wonderful tonic for our current ills. Assholes making money while they sleep from mountains of inherited capital is not production. They are parasites on the real economy and should be taxed out ...
by DNS
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris

:cheers:
by DNS
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Hello!

Welcome to DW!

:meditate: