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- Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:36 am
- Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
- Topic: Detachment backlash
- Replies: 20
- Views: 1395
Hello, As I read more about buddhism, I try (even unconsciously or half-consciously sometimes) to apply some of its ethical teachings while trying to be more detached about what happens, and always trying to experience the idea that my consciousness is just a patchwork of different mental phenomena...
- Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:37 am
- Forum: Suggestion Box
- Topic: Poll: Should Zen/Chan/Seon have a separate Forum?
- Replies: 35
- Views: 3869
9 self identified Zen Buddhists responded and an even split. If we take this as representative of the membership, then only 1/3 seem to actually like the proximity to other traditions. This might be indicative of minority feelings. Whereas a lot more if the other Buddhists would prefer to keep the ...
- Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:48 am
- Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
- Topic: Landscaping: Right Livelihood?
- Replies: 11
- Views: 821
Just say yes. It's a good practice to say yes to all offers, except those that are harmful or illegal. Delete the need to judge or over think. The experience will provide and you'll know if and when it's time to do something else.
- Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:04 am
- Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
- Topic: Obsessive Thoughts
- Replies: 71
- Views: 10047
So I have OCD, specifically what's called 'pure ocd', obsessions without compulsions. I take medications for it, but still suffer a great deal from the anxiety and from the obsessive thoughts. I am curious what some alternative methods of dealing with it are? I take propranolol, which is a beta blo...
- Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:35 am
- Forum: Ethical Conduct
- Topic: in search of a ethical way to deal with spiders
- Replies: 25
- Views: 2856
Black Widows don't live inside... if you are concerned, get a Black Widow homeopathic from Hannah Kroeger. I have some, I was very sick. As far as ethics, spiders have no such ethics and they can cause harm. I bring them out if I can or I say thank you very much and squish. Many have given me big lu...
- Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:18 pm
- Forum: East Asian Buddhism
- Topic: "Gateless Gate" a correct translation?
- Replies: 9
- Views: 1328
I am NOT the expert.... but it just so happens last weekend my friend who translates was explaining this to me. You are correct about the diff in translation. He says gateless barrier/checkpoint is closer to the meaning of the words. My friend translates close to the meaning of the words... that is,...
- Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:10 pm
- Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
- Topic: Jimmy Yu to lecture at Stanford University 1/22-1/23
- Replies: 2
- Views: 631
also, in the Bay Area: Public Talk & 1-day Meditation Retreat Led by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu), Chan Teacher and senior disciple of Master Sheng Yen Location: 255 H Street, Fremont, CA 94536 Chan, Life, and Awakening – Public Talk January 24, Saturday: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Fee: free (donations are welcome)...
- Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:00 am
- Forum: Ethical Conduct
- Topic: Karma Fruit of Worldwide Abortions
- Replies: 53
- Views: 4705
As I understand it, the argument at the very core of abortion is: is life taken in utero? so the OP question seems to assume an answer .... and seems to assume that there is a consequence to an action. Abortion is a very personal issue, none of congress man's or clergy man's business. There are so m...
- Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:23 am
- Forum: Chod
- Topic: "Did Machik Really Teach Chod?" by Sarah Harding
- Replies: 12
- Views: 3129
I have no way to answer this question. I am not a scholar, I'm not sure one is needed here. I am suspect to the question given that the idea of an unbroken lineage/scholarship is questionable and that Machig was a woman. The women's lineage has been partially reclaimed, but nearly bypassed in zen an...
- Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:23 pm
- Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
- Topic: Which Buddhist tradition has treated women the best?
- Replies: 167
- Views: 16860
Agreed until here. Lindama: (...)this is so for all traditions and cultures. The ultimate realization is somewhat meaningless when ppl are involved with duality and oppression of all kinds. In fact, it is ultimately meaningless in the largest sense. I don't agree - (if you are saying here the teach...
Machig Labdron - inventor of chöd: http://www.drukpa-nuns.org/index.php/machig-labdron" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Machig Labdron is a lineage holder, quite forgotten... you might be int...
GET REAL... don't give me your fancy ideas of what you posted below ... let me know when you get there Gelongma Palmo Great Yoginis of Tantric Buddhism Gelongma Palmo (Skt. Bhishuni Lakshmi or Bhikshuni Shrimati), introduced the Nyungnay practice, which is a special fasting practice of purification ...
Firstly, when I saw the title "No one will be turned away", I saw another hope for the way I want it to be... and usually it turns out not to be true. I am not interested in the speculations and politics of who finds value or not in paying or not... how can we judge? let me say that I'm not willing ...