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by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty in discussing Mahayana across traditions
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Difficulty in discussing Mahayana across traditions

Backstory: One of the issues I noticed with the long, long, long vegetarian discussions we've had at DW has to do with what counts as authoritative across Mahayana traditions. When practitioners discuss various topics with each other, certain assumptions about What Matters and What Is Of Value are ...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1380

Re: Blue "ripple"

I wasn't aware of this gerrymander but it doesn't surprise me in retrospect because we have a similar arrangement - a federal system in which each state gets equal representation in the upper house. I suspect that the origins are the same: that states, independent when the federation was formed, wo...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1380

Re: Blue "ripple"

How 'bout changing the constitution so that sparsely populated rural states don't hold the rest of the country captive? Wyoming only has 500,000+ people, while California has 37 million (I think that's the number). In other words, the population of California is 16+ times that of Wyoming. Yet both ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1380

Re: Blue "ripple"

https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/2018-election-results-coverage/?ex_cid=extra_banner Now says ... This Live Blog Is Taking A Nap The big questions have been answered. Democrats have taken the House. Republicans will keep the Senate. Exactly how many seats will change hands, however, is still u...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I need some help for an internet research
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: I need some help for an internet research

Hi, Ayu, In English it's usually spelled "Malware" and a search for that term should get you plenty of results. All I can say as a user is that I have rarely had problems with getting stuff from anyone I know but I do routinely get suspicious emails - phishing scams, Nigerian gold, etc - from strang...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Does anyone barefoot jog or hike?
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Does anyone barefoot jog or hike?

I go barefoot around my home and garden for about 9 months of the year - tropical climate. :smile: And I will hike barefoot where it's safe and comfortable to do so. I like the direct contact with the ground, the flexibility and stability of my feet responding to the surface I'm walking on, but I'm ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Rate this news source
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Rate this news source

:good:

For discussion of this chart, visit DWE - https://dharmawheel.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=184#p1797 begins with the previous version of it.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 52
Views: 1994

Crackdown on religion in China

Not good news. China's war on religion: Xi Jinping cracks down on 'evil cults' while 'brainwashing' ethnic minorities Key points: A campaign to control religion is escalating, experts and rights groups report Major surveillance and intrusion into everyday life makes "resistance pointless" Observers ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Practicing and Finding a Teacher when you live in the middle of nowhere
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Practicing and Finding a Teacher when you live in the middle of nowhere

... The problem is that ... any Buddhist Sangha of any tradition is at least 30 minutes or 80 miles, and the nearest Tendai sangha is a five-hour drive from me. ... it's not financially possible for me to attend regularly or even really make the trip more than once a year ... I was wondering what o...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Rate this news source
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Rate this news source

None of the major reference sites (Wikipedia, Sourcewatch, etc) seem to talk about it, which suggests it's not highly regarded. https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/foreign-policy-journal/ says leftish and unreliable - although I have to say I don't know that site well enough to know how reliable it is. T...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 672

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

These issues are a primary focus over on DWE - https://dharmawheel.org/viewforum.php?f=9

Come on over and join the conversation if you like, or keep it going here, or both.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?
Replies: 23
Views: 1030

Re: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?

A lot of people find it difficult adjusting to the sub-tropical climate. I am not sure how much experience you have in that regard. I would recommend spending a while there before making any permanent moves. The most expensive part is the air ticket. You can get cheap accomodations that are liveabl...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?
Replies: 23
Views: 1030

Re: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?

I'm lucky enough to live in the tropics in a first-world country :twothumbsup: so my perspective is a bit different. For me, the big differences in liveability are about noise, crowding, public health, roads, political freedom, etc. In those terms, Chiang Mai is pleasanter than Bangkok, but Thailand...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Apsaras
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Apsaras

They are as much Hindu as Buddhist - maybe even more Hindu - and have various minor roles in both traditions ... mainly decorative, IMO, and often explicitly sexual.
This link gives a pretty good cross-cultural overview - http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Apsara

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to REALLY Relax
Replies: 21
Views: 1256

Re: How to REALLY Relax

1. If you are really suicidal, get professional help, ASAP. 2. You're in high school and you're going through the super achiever meat grinder. Seems its common in your generation. You're going to have to figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Don't know? You're normal. I would suggest tal...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are humans forever?
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Are humans forever?

Hello friends, Moving from algaesatva ah to humans... ...question, are humans (humanity) always going to exist? If not, then what happens to the human realm of samsara? Another major Dharma edit or there will be no one to edit it? I think that the humans are not forever. And the earth, will be gone...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hofstadter
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Hofstadter

I remember that book and remember finding it fun. Not sure how much it has to do with Buddhism. Lots of cool logical puzzles, patterns and self-references. ... :thumbsup: That's just about what I would have said. As for "what buddhist philosophy and the concept of paradox have in common," all that ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Returning Moderators
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

Re: Returning Moderators

Thanks, guys!

:twothumbsup:
Kim

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