Search found 4255 matches

by Queequeg
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Mindfulness" News Feed
Replies: 2
Views: 76

"Mindfulness" News Feed

Ok, so, I have "mindfulness" as one of my news feed topics so I get the articles on the subject. Some are interesting, some amusing. I figure fellows here may find some interesting. Instead of starting a new thread for each one, I will just post them here. To start things off https://boingboing.net/...
by Queequeg
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Meditate and grow your ego

Meditation and yoga seem in some cases to inflate the ego. Like a cyst that needs to reach a certain size to be lanced maybe there's art to the practice?

What say you, Dharmawheelers?

https://qz.com/1307380/yoga-and-meditat ... searchers/
by Queequeg
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Competitive meditators...
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Re: Competitive meditators...

[ Fun aside. For me the imagination of being inspired by a modern alarmclock is strange (foreign). I couldn't use that, I think, but I don't need it either. For me inspiration is an internal affair and the discussions sometimes with my poor mood to start are part of the process. But many people see...
by Queequeg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1285

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

In general TB is having a hard time adapting to the West. Kevin... I don't agree, actually. It is better for the west than Sutric Buddhism. Maybe. Would be interested in further detail of your thoughts on this. One thing, the concern with Books in the West might at a superficial level make what you...
by Queequeg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Humanity's decline
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Humanity's decline

A key problem today is that being ignorant and celebrating ignorance has been made acceptable and also fun as well as marketable... I often have the mischievous thought that the whole purpose of modern liberal economics is ‘making the world a safe space for the ignorant’. (Although that is immediat...
by Queequeg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1285

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

I faintly recall Nagarjuna remarking that we create the environment for Buddha's and Bodhisattvas to appear, and he meant it not only in the spiritual sense of cultivating yearning but in the material sense of providing material support - a place to sleep and food to eat; resources to train the youn...
by Queequeg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Korean War Over?
Replies: 51
Views: 1643

Re: Korean War Over?

The US got nothing in this deal at all. Except of course a chance at peace. The point is that there is no deal. Kim got to meet with the president of the US without having to give up a thing; while Trump agreed, without consulting anyone, that we were going to cancel military exercises with S Korea...
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1945
Views: 156535

Re: Music time

amanitamusc wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:22 am
I wonder if you grew up near Q? He is NYC guy.
Nah... Bridge and Tunnel... ahem Westchester :emb:
But not a particularly nice part... LOL
I lived where people from the Bronx move on up to...
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Humanity's decline
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Humanity's decline

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Isn't there some story about Kumarajiva being forced to reproduce by some Chinese king or whatever? Maybe we need something like that nowadays.
The idea of Trump ordering people to make babies... blech.
It's probably on the pee tape, though.
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Korean War Over?
Replies: 51
Views: 1643

Re: Korean War Over?

They met. Both are banging the meeting out for every bit of publicity. What happened? 1. US gave N. Korea the recognition that they are so important a US President would sit down, one on one, with their leader. NK 1 - US 0 (maybe -1) 2. Trump promised to suspend joint military maneuvers with S. Kore...
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Humanity's decline
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Humanity's decline

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-iq-scores-1970s.html Average IQ has apparently been dropping since the 70s. They had been on the rise before. 1. The geezers' observations are accurate - each generation since the 70s IS stupider. Mantrik, eat your heart out! 2. Hunter Thompson observed, perhap...
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Competitive meditators...
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Competitive meditators...

I don't have a subscription, but this blurb is all I needed to read to conclude, "douche bag." Alan Stein Jr., is on his 324th straight day meditating—a streak he is tending with the mindfulness of a monk. The 42-year-old performance coach from Gaithersburg, Md., has kept his record using the Headsp...
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 45
Views: 1105

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

anjali wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Years ago I was discussing suicide with a therapist friend who made a comment I'll never forget, "How to kill the ego without harming the body?"
"So, you ever heard of this guy, Siddhartha Gotama?"
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 45
Views: 1105

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

That was a bit of cathartic mind dump It was a beautiful spilling of a mind of jewels :heart: It was a heart beating with compassion for the human condition :heart: It was love leaking from a cracked vase patched with gold :heart: Thanks, KL. :heart: I think the only reason i haven't been able to e...
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Surprises in Buddhism?
Replies: 30
Views: 1393

Re: Surprises in Buddhism?

split question about how Buddhism is different than was there religions.
by Queequeg
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Surprises in Buddhism?
Replies: 30
Views: 1393

Re: Surprises in Buddhism?

dharmapdx wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:32 pm
buddhism is just like any other religion. Or, “people are people” as they say.
I disagree with the former statement. The latter seems about right.
by Queequeg
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 45
Views: 1105

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

In my previous mind-dump post, in the process of writing I had a comment about the ideas informing the confrontation with death and how those would tend to determine one's thoughts, words and actions in response. For whatever reason, I guess I edited that out. In any event, if one assumes a material...
by Queequeg
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 45
Views: 1105

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

The last two noble truths, and especially the last are extraordinarily hard to keep a stable realization of. At least in my experience. True. My motto when I lose focus is to resort to faith and say, "Just do it." Go through the rituals, recite the liturgy, even when I'm not feeling it, even when I...
by Queequeg
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arrogance
Replies: 19
Views: 613

Re: Arrogance

It's one of the afflictions, best not to personalize it is as "I am arrogant" and to realize that there is no essential arrogance. I find that contemplating all the help I have received can undermine arrogant thoughts. Understanding that one's accomplishments as such are not really one's own helps ...

Go to advanced search