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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.
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...
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...
Okay, then what is it? Or would you rather not say?
- Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:12 am
- Forum: Suggestion Box
- Topic: Disk full - error message when trying to access my messages
- Replies: 1
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Thanks for letting us know; fixed now.
- Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:44 am
- Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
- Topic: Nun's ordination
- Replies: 28
- Views: 1913
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 ...
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...
- Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:29 pm
- Forum: Introductions
- Topic: Introduction (and in need of some advice)
- Replies: 20
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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 ...
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
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 ...