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by Kim O'Hara
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Rate this news source
Replies: 1
Views: 46

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: 283

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: 16
Views: 470

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: 16
Views: 470

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: 2
Views: 140

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: 817

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: 539

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: 376

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: 970

Re: Returning Moderators

Thanks, guys!

:twothumbsup:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?
Replies: 62
Views: 7757

Re: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?

Bodhisattva vows or no bodhisattva vows, political engagement can be a straightforward engagement with compassionate action in society. Why not ask on DWT and see the reality rather than perpetuating a stereotype, David? Politics is verboten over at DWT now. ... Ah, but talking about Buddhists' eng...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?
Replies: 62
Views: 7757

Re: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?

I am almost certain that less Theravadins would vote for number 9. There seem to be a link between certain paths and personality types. If you are conservative, pessimist and analytical (introvert), you are more likely to find Theravada appealing, and vice versa. And this in my opinion affect our t...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?
Replies: 62
Views: 7757

Re: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?

It's interesting that the majority of respondents answered number 9. I wonder if there would be more lower numbers chosen by Theravadins (who don't take bodhisattva vows). I am almost certain that less Theravadins would vote for number 9. There seem to be a link between certain paths and personalit...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Petition for jailed Tibetan activist
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Petition for jailed Tibetan activist

Members might like to support and share this Amnesty campaign - Tashi Wangchuk is facing 15 years in prison for advocating for Tibetan languages to be taught in schools. Tashi wants Tibetan children to learn their native tongue in Chinese schools, as well as the Mandarin they currently learn. For hi...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Fiction with Buddhist influences
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: Fiction with Buddhist influences

Googling [ buddhist fiction ] got me more results than I could read in a month. One of the most useful is this survey - https://www.uuworld.org/articles/good-buddhist-novel . The search also reminded me of Peter Matthiessen, whose In Paradise https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18693661-in-paradise ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Fiction with Buddhist influences
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: Fiction with Buddhist influences

Zelazny's Lord of Light is a hybrid fantasy-SF novel which centres on a character who is often assumed to be a Buddha but the layers of "truth", even in the book's own terms, are complicated. The short discussion here - https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/51915/demystifying-zelaznys-lord-of-li...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: 3 top NON Bhuddhist, Fiction Books you have read..in your LIFE
Replies: 25
Views: 782

Re: 3 top NON Bhuddhist, Fiction Books you have read..in your LIFE

So much depends on just when in your life you encounter a book. For instance, I know that Aldous Huxley's "Island" is a great book but by the time I first read it, I had already read several other good books exploring the same ideas so it got a :smile: and a :heart: not a :twothumbsup: and a :jumpin...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: INDIAN VEGETARIANS ? :)
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: INDIAN VEGETARIANS ? :)

I'm having a lot of trouble working out why the meme's creator might have put the last two words in his/her headline.
I have met all nine kinds here in Australia, and I'm sure they are found worldwide.

:popcorn:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Astika Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Astika Buddhism?

by Kim O'Hara
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: BBC-Article on Mindfulness
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: BBC-Article on Mindfulness

Empty Desire wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:10 am
How did he reach his conclusion?

Practised some form of Mindfulness then lost interest in his academic paper?
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:smile:
Kim

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