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by Kim O'Hara
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Fiction with Buddhist influences
Replies: 17
Views: 330

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: 330

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: 535

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: 349

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: 329

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: 171

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?
Image

:smile:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: BBC-Article on Mindfulness
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: BBC-Article on Mindfulness

Empty Desire wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:10 am
You may start thinking for yourself and we definitely don't want that.
Indeed.
Companies are investing huge sums in mindfulness programmes for employees, but could these be having unintended results?
I hope so.

:thumbsup:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: new cable cars up koyasan
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: new cable cars up koyasan

I visited Koyasan in the trip which prompted this thread - https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=24013#p362012 . I stayed two nights in one of the monasteries there. It was September, and it was cool and very wet ... long walk up to Kukai's tomb through the forest in gentle rain ... but very beaut...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tara
Replies: 45
Views: 3776

Re: Tara

* necro alert *

The thread began in 2011 and attracted *no* posts between then and 2016, and again languished unread since then until SilenceMonkey posted a :stirthepot: question.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: California wine radioactive
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: California wine radioactive

Snopes to the rescue - as always! The EPA threshold for acceptable amounts of arsenic in drinking water is 10 parts per billion. Which, as you probably can figure out, is not very much at all. Now it’s quite logical on one level to be worried about a wine that exceeds that level. But on the other h...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: California wine radioactive
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: California wine radioactive

i saw this on the news and freaked traces of radioactivity in California wine what i wonder about is this. How much is being downplayed due to financial devastation? What of other agricultural products? If i eat some California broccoli and cauliflower with green beans , am i being poisoned further...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Sounds of the Sun
Replies: 38
Views: 671

Re: Sounds of the Sun

Shhh... listen to the real sounds ...

:meditate:


by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Sounds of the Sun
Replies: 38
Views: 671

Re: Sounds of the Sun

Here's the "real" thing - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/20 ... of-the-sun

"Real" gets :quoteunquote: :quoteunquote: because it's still not real-time and still not originally audible sounds. Fascinating project, though.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3057

Re: Football World Cup.

Regarding Rugby vs Soccer - there’s an English saying, ‘football is a gentleman’s game enjoyed by thugs, and rugby is a thugs’ game enjoyed by gentlemen’ [all due apologies for gender-specific language.] My compulsory playing of rugby as a school-child was an unfortunate experience [particularly fo...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 31
Views: 679

Re: boring questions about losing weight

One has to change one's taste. Get used to healthy food, learn to avoid sugar, learn not to overeat,... Don't bother too much about food... :thumbsup: Pretend you're diabetic and managing it with diet: no refined sugars, almost no refined starches. Cut out white bread, white pasta, white rice, pota...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: What would you do?

watch my mind as the experiences unfold Yes. ... trying to retain equanimity through non-attachment to the self. I imagine it would be (will be?) difficult because clinging to life is a primary drive reinforced by roughly the last two billion years of evolution. All our ancestors (right back to the...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: new cable cars up koyasan
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: new cable cars up koyasan

I was horrified when I saw the thread title - not another cable car line up that beautiful mountain! :tantrum: - but since it's just a direct replacement of one set of cars with a new set on the same line, that's fine. :smile:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: please everyone chill
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: please everyone chill

amanitamusc wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:47 pm
:twisted: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
:smile:

:evil: :rolling: :applause: :rolling: :applause: :rolling: :shock:

:popcorn:
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 649

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

... I come from a working class family in a working class town, I joke that it's a bit like Noah's ark, there's at least 2 of everything. We're a bit luckier than in the city. Because of the small size and population, integration is more or less enforced and there's really no race based ghettos to ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 649

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

It is all too easy and glib to characterise the Aussie right-wing as racist and cruel... Quack-quack! If that's shorthand for, "If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck..." then I agree completely. Dan, you're quite correct (better not say "right" :tongue: ) in a lot of what you say but Dutton...

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