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by Lindama
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen - The Essence of Buddhism
Replies: 120
Views: 9694

Re: Zen - The Essence of Buddhism

seems to me that under all the bows and ribbons that the way/mind of Buddha is the same. I'm not suggesting that we drop our colors, just see thru them.
by Lindama
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Detachment backlash
Replies: 20
Views: 1395

Re: Detachment backlash

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...
by Lindama
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Poll: Should Zen/Chan/Seon have a separate Forum?
Replies: 35
Views: 3869

Re: Poll: Should Zen/Chan/Seon have a separate Forum?

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 ...
by Lindama
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Landscaping: Right Livelihood?
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Landscaping: Right Livelihood?

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.
best wishes
by Lindama
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Obsessive Thoughts
Replies: 71
Views: 10047

Re: Obsessive Thoughts

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...
by Lindama
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

Re: in search of a ethical way to deal with spiders

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...
by Lindama
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "Gateless Gate" a correct translation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: "Gateless Gate" a correct translation?

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,...
by Lindama
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New admin: Dan74
Replies: 17
Views: 3862

Re: New admin: Dan74

Best Wishes Dan :namaste:
by Lindama
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

Re: Jimmy Yu to lecture at Stanford University 1/22-1/23

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)...
by Lindama
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Got an exam to write tomorrow
Replies: 11
Views: 1637

Re: Got an exam to write tomorrow

OM AH HUNG RAM ZA
by Lindama
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhisms view on developmental disabilities
Replies: 166
Views: 11499

Re: Buddhisms view on developmental disabilities

So, this is what we think in the 21st Century? This is what practice reveals?
by Lindama
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Karma Fruit of Worldwide Abortions
Replies: 53
Views: 4705

Re: Karma Fruit of Worldwide Abortions

wow, can migrating consciousness be called killing in abortion by Buddhism?
by Lindama
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Karma Fruit of Worldwide Abortions
Replies: 53
Views: 4705

Re: Karma Fruit of Worldwide Abortions

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...
by Lindama
Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: "Did Machik Really Teach Chod?" by Sarah Harding
Replies: 12
Views: 3129

Re: "Did Machik Really Teach Chod?" by Sarah Harding

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...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which Buddhist tradition has treated women the best?
Replies: 167
Views: 16860

Re: Which Buddhist tradition has treated women the best?

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...
by Lindama
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Inspiring Women in Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: Inspiring Women in Buddhism

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...
by Lindama
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Inspiring Women in Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: Inspiring Women in Buddhism

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 ...
by Lindama
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: No one will be turned away
Replies: 30
Views: 3334

Re: No one will be turned away

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 ...
by Lindama
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Inspiring Women in Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: Inspiring Women in Buddhism

is this a diversion to the question: how are women treated in Buddhism?

if so, sorry to see it... crumbs