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In the absence of that, Malcolm gave the best advice here, which I can only repeat, and that is to get a bodhiseed mala made from seeds which are as near as possible to their natural state. The Lamas I've asked say it is suitable for any practice........but then I don't know many Lamas! lol :) That...
Hey Kevin, come on down to Santa Fe and visit our stupas!! Awesome you are doing the Flight of the Garuda retreat. Drubpon Lama Karma is incredible. I might be able to do that after the teachings. I am going to have to look into this. I am starting to get on a little bit of a limited time frame. Ke...
- Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:26 pm
- Forum: News & Current Events
- Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
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Ah man I love Pagosa Springs. As a younger man I used to go there with my girlfriend (now wife) on road trips from Albuquerque. I want to do nothing but hang out in a hot pool there for like a week. Enjoy man, sounds like a blast, I'll actually be in Albuquerque soon, but it doesnt compare. The hot...
+1 :twothumbsup: I did not make the decision lightly at all. A number of auspicious things lined up perfectly which led to me making the decision to take the teachings. Kevin I might see you there.I'm in se az.Rear wheel drive but what the heck. That would be great.. Kevin
Thank you for posting the road trip report, the pictures, and travel tales. I'm very happy you will get to be at Tara Mandala for the Flight of the Garuda empowerments and retreat. That to me is most auspicious. +1 :twothumbsup: I did not make the decision lightly at all. A number of auspicious thi...
True, we should look after the environment. That's a good point. I agree. Also, since Buddhism is about individuals, individuals who experience sufferings, so by protecting a balanced healthy state of our environment we can help all of those individuals around. This allows us also to accumulate mer...
According to buddhist morality: "A lay follower should not engage in five types of business. Which five? Business in weapons, business in human beings, business in meat, business in intoxicants, and business in poison." — AN 5.177 There's nothing about gas or oil. It's here: business in poison It c...
- Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:21 pm
- Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
- Topic: Importance of Memory in Dharma
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Has anyone read this? https://www.amazon.ca/Mirror-Memory-Reflections-Mindfulness-Remembrance/dp/0791410781/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1513102575&sr=8-3&keywords=in+the+mirror+of+memory It's still sitting in my google library unread. :emb: I don’t remember. [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWm1lp...