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by kirtu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions

Hi. I'm just looking for some advice. I am more than halfway through my Vajrasattva practice (as part of my Ngondro practice) and I find that I'm struggling with what appears to be an increase in disturbing emotions, anger in particular. Is this a normal occurrence during the Vajrasattva purificati...
by kirtu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Koans and Kensho
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Koans and Kensho

My question is whether or not that is possible when I already know the solution due to my work with other related Koans. I would also like to ask whether Kensho experiences keep happening as you continue working on Koans. Since my first breakthrough, I have had insights into some Koans but without ...
by kirtu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Advice Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Advice Needed

Hi Rachel - In general there are not that many physical communal living Buddhist communities in the West. There may be some in the British Isles that I am not aware of. You could check with the Irish Buddhist Union . In Europe there are nascent live-in Buddhist communities but these have generally b...
by kirtu
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 224
Views: 4242

Re: Who is America ?

THis past week there was a great and eye-opening Frontline épisode about the Alt Right. These people are organized and dangerous. The United States will be lucky to at least in part escape something like the hysteria driven hatred that gripped Rwanda - not full blow genocide but larger scale murder...
by kirtu
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tai chi and Qi gong in your practice
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Tai chi and Qi gong in your practice

Miroku wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:56 pm
I'd suggest a class would be the best I think. There is a lot of fake qigong and taichi. Plus it is really better to learn from and instructor.
You can only learn taiji or qigong from an instructor. Videos are for refinement after you have learned something.

Kirt
by kirtu
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: german prosecution office investigates Ole Nydahl for incitement to hatred
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: german prosecution office investigates Ole Nydahl for incitement to hatred

german prosecution office investigates Ole Nydahl for incitement to hatred The public prosecutor's office in Kempten has initiated investigations against the Buddhist Lama Ole Nydahl. He is said to have repeatedly rushed against Islam and praised right-wing political movements. The reason for the i...
by kirtu
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichidatsu Fujii - Founder of Nipponzan Myohoji
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Nichidatsu Fujii - Founder of Nipponzan Myohoji

Nichidatsu Fujii is one of the great Bodhisattvas of the 20th Century.

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 31
Views: 656

Re: boring questions about losing weight

I'm trying to do the hand portion thing for now. Having trouble giving up my snack, so I'm making it smaller and eating less for meals. Clarence Bass and others have pointed out that most people cannot maintain that kind of calorie restriction (of course it depends, maybe you are eating a handful o...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 31
Views: 656

Re: boring questions about losing weight

Eat for your target body weight. Calculate your BMI. If it is 30 or above you have basically 30% body fat (this is not a linear relationship though and the association is weak but a BMI >= 30 can be taken as 30% body fat although a BMI of 24 may in fact be 12% body fat depending on the body and body...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2576

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

How exactly do define 'fascist'? a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism as well as a tendency toward ruthless protection of the status quo with the possibility of violence. Then examine the history of civil...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2576

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Kirt, the white demographic is on the decline. Which certainly wins the non sequitur award. Kirt Not at all-- the white demographic is declining, and millennials are socialist-oriented, even in conservative parts of the nation. They know they will never experience the prosperity of their grandparen...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2576

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Yes it can an often does. I live in one of those states where it is perfectly legal to do so and have been the victim of such discrimination in more than one setting, including a medical one at a hospital. It's completely tragic how some lives are seen as worth less than others by some people. Whic...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2576

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

... Most of the US can legally refuse to provide goods and services to LBGTQ people.... Yes it can an often does. I live in one of those states where it is perfectly legal to do so and have been the victim of such discrimination in more than one setting, including a medical one at a hospital. It's ...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 11375

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

I can't find the part that says monks make the best gurus. Ethics, Chapter 1 Section III, "Spritual Guides and Their Qualifications" : In summary, the vajra master belongs to an authentic lineage , preserves the pledges, has heard secret instructions, And [sic] has realized the meaning of tantra. A...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 11375

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Can anyone explain to me what this woman thought was going to happen next when she went to his room? I'm sure she wasn't stupid. She also shares responsibility. Perhaps she thought she was going to receive a personal teaching or private empowerment or encouragement or advice or an opportunaity to s...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2576

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Austria... Well... We all know Austria's history, don't we? ;) I'm afraid most people don't. Austria elected a fascist Chancellor (who didn't appear to be fascist when he was elected) who was then assasinated by an illegal rival Nazi group supported by their sister party in Germany where an Austria...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2576

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

But some progressives still think the blackshirts are marching in the streets.. Well maybe in Greece they are. Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Turkey, etc... In Austria, they are even the ruling party. Do you see Germany moving in that blackshirt direction? The AfD and the *open* increase in ne...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 11375

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

I witnessed the steady stream of attractive women that were invited into his quarters and I longed to be the one that he fell in love with and was worthy of being his wife. During a program you could often tell who the Sakyong was going to pursue that night by who he made eye contact with during th...
by kirtu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2576

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

It is true that the map shows employment discrimination but after employment discrimination is dealt other forms of discrimination (based on services and the withholding thereof, but excluding a lot of family law) are usually taken care of. Kirt As it turns out I'm wrong. The following map specific...
by kirtu
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2576

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

The civil rights movement in this country was fought in part because whites refused to serve blacks at restaurants and hotels all over the US. Businesses do not have a right to discriminate. Maybe I'm beyond redemption, but I feel It is not reasonable to specifically target a couple running a B&B k...

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