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by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar
Replies: 30
Views: 440

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar

My question is why don't you have any money? Maybe you need to address that first. I have enough money for food, rent and books. But not to pay a university in USA. As someone else said, if one doesn't attend one of the best programs, is best not waisting time. Is being a Buddhist scholar a luxury ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar
Replies: 30
Views: 440

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar

...Academic path is no easy thing. But, if you want to be a professional scholar, that's what it takes. Its a high pressure job requiring superb academic performance - as much as any professional occupation at the highest levels. And the pay sucks in comparison. Getting paid well (or at all) to do ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator: Miroku
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: New Moderator: Miroku

Welcome, Miroku, and thanks for stepping up to join the team.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar
Replies: 30
Views: 440

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar

... There is the academic route. There are a few fully funded PhD programs around the world. You need to have demonstrated potential... If that's your choice and you want to continue beyond the PhD, you would be looking for a teaching position in religious studies or perhaps philosophy in a college...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 27307

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUAN YIN!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUAN YIN!!!

they are fictional especially since guan yin is a created persona The obvious parallels for us in the West are with Christmas and Easter. They may not be historically correct but we do like to celebrate and remember people, events and beliefs once a year. And why not? It's all good. :namaste: Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Thien
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh - Returning Home
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh - Returning Home

:thanks:

:meditate:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1109

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

This comes from another current thread but seemed relevant in this one, if not exactly at this stage of it ... "I like to focus on the internal a lot." I don't see exactly how Buddhist tantra is related to that, as it has a lot of rituals and visual practices, not that it doesn't have its depths. In...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem with searches
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: Problem with searches

I gave up on the internal search function years ago because it is incurably poor. I use Google Advanced Search instead - https://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en - or just do a site-specific search in Google or Duck Duck Go by entering site:https://dharmawheel.net/ and then my search term. Greg'...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1109

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

amanitamusc wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:20 am
...
You might like this site.http://www.daoisopen.com/DaoTaoisOpenForum.html
The site has technical problems. None of the links from this page took me to the forum per se.

:shrug:
KIm
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1109

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Wayfarer wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:52 am
I know he has plenty of critics, but in this subject don't overlook Alan Watts.
I should have mentioned John Blofeld, too.
His translation of the I Ching is good, IMO, and he wrote a delightful book about Guan Yin tracing connections to other Chinese beliefs.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1109

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

... In other words, the foundation for Buddhism is built upon a series of logical arguments. For Taoism, the foundation of personal experience with Tao builds the subsequent logical arguments which may not even be necessary. ... Any similarities between Taoism and Zen/Chan/Seon in this respect are ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 27307

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious nones are the new #1
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Religious nones are the new #1

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:43 am
Among "common" folk here in Greece, the Catholics are not Christian, only the Greek Orthodox Christians are...
So when the Patriarch talks to the Pope, it's like he's talking to the Dalai Lama?

:smile:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious nones are the new #1
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Religious nones are the new #1

Bias? I suspect it's stronger but not quite so straightforward. If the reporter or researcher (or research backer) is deeply enough embedded in their own brand of Christianity, they will see other brands as "other" enough to count as separate religions ... while automatically lumping together all sc...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious nones are the new #1
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Religious nones are the new #1

Bizarre analysis, from where I sit. Nearly two thirds are Christian (perhaps more than two thirds if you add some of the "other affiliation" group) and he says "no religion" is the top result?

:rolleye:

Good to see the evangelical crowd dwindling, though.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1109

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

... a little light on the Taoist side as it is relatively new to me ... I like The Inner Chapters , introduced here https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/355320.The_Inner_Chapters although my edition is a different one (it's beautifully produced but I'm not going to recommend it because the commentar...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Did anyone else notice?
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Did anyone else notice?

The :buddha1: emoji does not look like the Buddha, but rather the bodhisatta Gautama engaged in ascetic practices. https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-4e22a427dac91be71b47a2ae2fbaf609.webp In the emoji, you can see the deep, pitted eyes, cheek bones, and ribs ... if you have a good imagination, o...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dalai Lama commends New Zealand prime minister and gun law reform
Replies: 20
Views: 483

Re: Dalai Lama commends New Zealand prime minister and gun law reform

Wayfarer wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:30 pm
There was a protester at one of the London Brexit demonstrations holding a sign saying 'Can we PLEASE have New Zealand's PM' :smile:
:tantrum:
But we need her here in Australia!

:thumbsup:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 27307

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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