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by Kim O'Hara
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Alan Watts
Replies: 36
Views: 768

Re: Alan Watts

...Sadly for me, I haven't had anyone pointing the flaws objectively since I created this thread. I think you have, actually. Several of us have said that he didn't properly understand the traditions he was introducing to the West, no matter how good his intentions were, and that later writers and ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Alan Watts
Replies: 36
Views: 768

Re: Alan Watts

It might also be remembered that Watts was writing at a time when Zen and even Buddhism itself was something completely exotic in the West, and a lot of people make the dreadfully common mistake of trying to judge him outside his historical context. At least he pointed the way to an approach to the...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Types of Open Eye Meditation in Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Types of Open Eye Meditation in Buddhism

Both, and some teachers even teach both to beginners. I was told, for instance, that closing your eyes reduces distractions (which is good) but may encourage drowsiness (which is bad), so we should experiment to see if we could get used to having our eyes half-open but unfocused, so that the light h...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Alan Watts
Replies: 36
Views: 768

Re: Alan Watts

... All that said , I think Watts still had some profound things to say, and that he said some things that you wouldn't find in other sources. In his defense, I don't think he ever proclaimed himself any kind of spiritual master or guru, in fact he said he was an entertainer. ... But I think he can...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 49516

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Corona conspiracy theories
Replies: 37
Views: 1183

Re: Corona conspiracy theories

:focus: with one I'm sure is a doozy. (No, I haven't watched it. I value my few remaining brain cells too much. :tongue: )

:popcorn:
Kim


by Kim O'Hara
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Religious institutions responding to coronavirus
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Religious institutions responding to coronavirus

Similar responses from charities here. The homeless are particularly hard hit.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-22/ ... e/12072612

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25299

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

MD tests positive with cold symptoms: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/19/new-york-doctor-tests-positive-coronavirus-reports-different-symptoms/2873342001/ Man, I'm glad I've been careful around others, it seems more possible that I could have already had it the more I read about ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25299

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Not in quarantine, but I'm in Washington and it's crazy. Streets are deserted like so many places now...it's a new reality, that's for sure. At least in my town, everyone but a few millennials seem to be following the protocols. I personally expect I will may get the virus at some point, and my fam...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25299

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

If Trump wouldn't consider it a personal insult we probably would have closed the border today. Canada obviously needs to tread carefully with the orange simpleton to the south, but most countries in Asia are imposing mandatory quarantines on people arriving from the US. By April there will almost ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25299

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Virgo wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:15 am
tatpurusa wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:45 pm
Really ugly.
Indeed.

Virgo
Yes, if it's true.
Numbers are very small and no trackable sources are given.

:juggling:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25299

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Avaaz is sharing something a little more useful than thoughts and prayers - Coronavirus: Let's rise to it Join the pledge to help slow down coronavirus: ... 316,481 have pledged. Let's get to 500,000 THE PEOPLE’S PLEDGE: "We pledge to help bring humanity together in a common purpose to slow the spre...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25299

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I’m making an effort, trying hard to not put my fingers in other people’s mouths, especially if I don’t know them or haven’t washed my hands. Glad to hear that. :tongue: There are many cultures that greet each other with 1, sometimes 4 kisses on the cheeks, near the mouth or even on the mouth. Hope...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25299

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Just to bring a bit of positivity to the thread (and common sense to the world), here's an Aussie push-back against irrational scare-mongering. #IWillEatWithYou Right now, much loved family businesses and restaurants across the country are going under. As misinformation about Coronavirus spreads acr...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25299

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

...Why are so many hoarding toilet paper? There is no toilet paper available at many groceries, membership clubs, etc. I went to two different Sam's Clubs and there was none. No bottled water, which is more understandable, but what's the deal about stocking up on toilet paper? Is there some global ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25299

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

...How? I mean really, a lot of people would love to change the system. We can't actually elect someone who will support single payer healthcare for all, it's made impossible by a number of factors, not the least of which is our corrupt electoral process. Short of people really getting cray cray, a...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25299

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Read this link to Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the trader and probability expert who wrote the bestseller Black Swan , predicted the 2008 financial crisis and make his fortune from it. ... This article has a similar theme, pointing out the incredible systemic fragility that comes from neoliberal policies...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 620
Views: 48012

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Is almond milk vegan? Not if bees are killed to make it. Each winter, billions of honeybees are prematurely woken from hibernation, trucked into California and exposed to a “soup” of bacteria, parasites and toxic pesticides -- so they can serve as pollinators for the fast-growing almond milk indust...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 258
Views: 12596

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

A new book by Greta's mother details her difficult development from troubled child to children's voice on climate.
I found the extracts here incredibly moving - https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ir-extract

:reading:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hostile environment/political activism
Replies: 22
Views: 3456

Re: Hostile environment/political activism

Buddhism has all sorts of vows, But revenge isn’t one of them. Conquering one’s enemy is easy compared with controlling one’s own mind. Yes, you can fight injustice without causing harm, and if you are clever about it, the results will be much, much more effective. . . . :good: Acting always for th...

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