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by Zettel
Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you read "A death on diamond mountain"?
Replies: 15
Views: 2329

Re: Have you read "A death on diamond mountain"?

I read the book last week. For the most part it did not contain much new information that couldn't be put together from what was published in in the New York Times and Elephant Journal, except for the detailed backstory of Ian. The epilogue, where the author discusses feeling as though he may have b...
by Zettel
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya Monastery in Seattle, WA
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: Sakya Monastery in Seattle, WA

I miss that neighborhood. I could go for some Gorditos right now.
by Zettel
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: The Sword That Heals (my piece on the question of violence)
Replies: 0
Views: 420

The Sword That Heals (my piece on the question of violence)

Turning Wheel Media, a wing of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship is devoting an issue of its online magazine to the question of nonviolence. I wrote this piece to introduce to an engaged Buddhist audience some well known complications for nonviolence in Anarchist literature. I apologize in advance for a...
by Zettel
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Philosophy isn't dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Re: Philosophy isn't dead?

So, I wonder if metaphysics for Buddhists is really applicable or even useful for the aforementioned present day discussion in academia. The goals and premises are very different. The Continental/Analytic divide is as wide as it has ever been. There is certainly more synergy between Buddhist though...
by Zettel
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What's Happening To Me?
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: What's Happening To Me?

I've certainly seen (and experienced personally) the use of external political situations as a method of projecting inner anger or to create comforting narratives (both hero and victim).

Out of curiosity, was it an anti-civ orientation (Derrick Jensen etc) that you were involved in?
by Zettel
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Re-stringing mala beads?
Replies: 7
Views: 5832

Re: Re-stringing mala beads?

Thank you for the responses everyone. I think I'll pass on the elastic strings but I am happy to know that there is no danger to simply re-stringing it myself.
by Zettel
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Re-stringing mala beads?
Replies: 7
Views: 5832

Re-stringing mala beads?

Hello everyone,

I have a fairly simple question. The string of my mala beads recently broke after about 13 years of use. Thankfully none of the beads were lost. Are there any specific considerations I should be aware of before I go ahead and re-string it?

Thank you,

Zettel