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by Nemo
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Trauma and mindfulness, Gary Van Warmerdam
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Trauma and mindfulness, Gary Van Warmerdam

Depends on your skill as a meditator. Many Tibetans lived in murderous concentration camps and maintained their sanity. Experienced meditators know thoughts lead feelings and feelings lead thoughts. Overcoming limbic trauma would involve feeling those compartmentalized emotions and letting them pass...
by Nemo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for new friends?
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Time for new friends?

I find when people with the same pathology get together it can make them both worse. Anxiety plus anxiety or depressive plus depressive are terrible combos particularly romantically. Anger plus anger being the most problematic. Know your personal strengths and weaknesses and have healthy boundaries....
by Nemo
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhism's class "problem"
Replies: 103
Views: 6158

Re: Buddhism's class "problem"

I think with the economy tanking and Tibetan Buddhist centres having such elderly Sanghas many will go bankrupt in the next 10 years. Many are little more than private clubs for aging hippies now. Tibetan teachers who grew up in India are really not the same. Things will change rapidly now. And most...
by Nemo
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibet dieteis are real or story
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: tibet dieteis are real or story

Confusedlayman, are you real or a story?
by Nemo
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Longchenpa's View on Alcohol?
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Longchenpa's View on Alcohol?

It's all about how much you drink. All you need is a sip. Watching a moronic alcoholic think they are fooling anyone is always so sad.
by Nemo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Filing a police report against spouse for domestic violence as a Buddhist?
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: Filing a police report against spouse for domestic violence as a Buddhist?

Time for the unpopular hot take. How much damage will getting the police involved do versus how much damage was done to you? Having been stabbed by a significant other(just the shoulder) I lied to the police to make it go away. We eventually agreed on locking her up for 12 hours to let her cool down...
by Nemo
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Wire and other TV/Movies - From After the Protests
Replies: 23
Views: 894

Re: After the Protests: Defund the Police

I loved the Wire. Omar is a hero, but I always preferred bank robbers to used car salesmen. Sheeeeeeeeeet. I can't wait till my daughter is old enough to watch it.(Maybe 30, lol) It's an education into how things actually work. Did you also watch Generation Kill? Simon did an amazing job on that one...
by Nemo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unconsecrated thangkas
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: Unconsecrated thangkas

Dharma objects are quite magical. Their manifestation in this realm is already a blessing. Often obtaining one takes incredible sacrifice. There are merely consecrated and more consecrated images IMO. It is not much talked about but owning dharma objects and how you treat them can change your life.
by Nemo
Sat May 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: What happens after suicide?
Replies: 40
Views: 3620

Re: What happens after suicide?

Maybe not so natural. The global Covid lockdown is causing many suicides. I know 2 people who have had Covid. Both are fine now, but one young man in my extended circle committed suicide. Probably because of financial problems. Nepal seems to have been hit quite hard. http://www.xinhuanet.com/englis...
by Nemo
Fri May 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 164
Views: 6809

Re: Renewable Energy

I do find trying to get my house to net zero incredibly fun. It's definitely not cost effective sometimes though funky tax credits have made some things worthwhile like the triple pane space windows with silver IR reflective coatings. One thing I didn't factor in is comfort. It can be minus 30C and ...
by Nemo
Wed May 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 164
Views: 6809

Re: Renewable Energy

It's getting ridiculous how many people claim to understand how solar is perfect yet they have never done it. I did it for years. It doesn't work for transport or heating. Physics doesn't care about your politics. If it's so easy DO IT. If not stop pontificating.
by Nemo
Mon May 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5080

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

You pray to god for a long time, then get the direct introduction? Why not? Plenty of people come to the teachings from other religious backgrounds. So there is a causal link to praying to god and then getting direct introduction? How does that work? Basically Pero, if you go to receive Dzogchen te...
by Nemo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 164
Views: 6809

Re: Renewable Energy

by Nemo
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 164
Views: 6809

Re: Renewable Energy

Most of ecological activism, not just ecological, is crowded with second intentions, strong ideals and extremism. They fell they have a need to save the planet, and, with a certain hostility against the human race, because they see human nature as a defect, deformed entity, and nature as perfection...
by Nemo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 164
Views: 6809

Re: Renewable Energy

Malcolm you do realize those statistics are for generating grid electricity. Alternative energy was great for that 20 years ago and a no brainer today. Making the car go vroom vroom and burning stuff so I don't freeze in winter is 70-85% of my annual usage. That is with a 4cyl Japanese vehicle, a he...
by Nemo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 164
Views: 6809

Re: Renewable Energy

I can do it all on renewables except heat and transport. Right. But many of the things I buy, including solar panels, have insanely huge energy inputs and have limited lifespans. Right. I'm getting very tired of their being only 2 allowable views on every subject. That's the price one pays for livi...
by Nemo
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 164
Views: 6809

Re: Renewable Energy

I can do it all on renewables except heat and transport. But many of the things I buy, including solar panels, have insanely huge energy inputs and have limited lifespans. I'm getting very tired of their being only 2 allowable views on every subject. Heat and transport are only 70 to 85% of my annua...
by Nemo
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Lamas and wealth
Replies: 40
Views: 2374

Re: Tibetan Lamas and wealth

For many it is the family business. Basically you get an academic degree in Dharma and start earning. They put on an exotic show for the gullible. Then invent theories why capitalist Buddhism is OK. Which doesn't fit well with the Buddha who forbade his monks from touching money or owning property. ...
by Nemo
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 164
Views: 6809

Renewable Energy

There were some necro threads where it was appropriate but they were all locked. Plus the documentary simply states what is obvious to anyone who has actually lived on solar. You won't be heating your home or driving your car on solar panels. *Edited by Mod. Removed meta discussion. Comments regardi...
by Nemo
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 164
Views: 6809

Renewable Energy

Green energy is utter bullshit. Who knew?

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