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by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Murder Most Foul.

Okay ... I'm honestly puzzled by people rejecting :namaste: but not :anjali: When one person took aim at :namaste: I went :shrug: but now I'm beginning to think :crazy: since afaik and as far as I can see anywhere online, "anjali" is simply the name of the mudra one makes when saying "namaste", whic...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Murder Most Foul.

Looking at others' suggestions ... :yinyang: not needed here but at least it's inoffensive. :guns: is like :stirthepot: :tantrum: and :spy: - not nice, friendly or Buddhist but if we're honest, most of us would have a use for them sometimes. :alien: is for pointing out that really loony ideas are re...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

The show's concept reminded me of a series of detective novels I enjoyed years ago. A bit of digging found them for me. (I :heart: love :heart: the internet!) Howard Fast wrote mysteries as E.V. Cunningham, including this series of seven starring Masao Masuto, a nisei detective with the Beverly Hill...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

I heard of retreats for kids and teenagers, but "under 35" I fail to understand. What is the difference between 30-year-old and 40-year-old Dharma practicioners? What is the purpose? Hi, Ayu, I don't know how it works in Germany but here we have a particular spread of ages in Dharma centres and lot...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

I don't have any connection with the group, but there are online articles like this one: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/19/buddhist-sexual-abuse-triratna-dennis-lingwood#ampshare=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/19/buddhist-sexual-abuse-triratna-dennis-...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

I'd suggest doing some at background checks on the group sponsoring this retreat before getting involved. I know it's a Triratna group but I've never had anything to do with them. I also know there were problems with the founder as described here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triratna_Buddhist_Comm...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

http://melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au/event/young-dharma-retreat/ Under 35ish + Interested in Buddhism? Would you like to come on a 3-day Buddhist retreat this March? Then see below. It's gonna be great. Led by 2 very wise and humble practitioners. Tix selling fast so book ASAP. FOR BOOKINGS, GO TO...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are 1% of Americans?
Replies: 38
Views: 833

Re: Where are 1% of Americans?

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Locked up for being black, mostly.
Or poor, or both.

It happens here, too.

:jedi:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 503

Re: -ise vs -ize

For all the grammar-Nasis :tongue: An explanation - https://theconversation.com/its-time-to-recognize-and-internalize-the-us-suffix-ize-19828 A competing explanation - https://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/blog/article/79/ Lots of style guides - http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/journalism/article/art20...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 14170

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 913

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

If Oprah, then who next?
FB to the rescue -
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Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: UK football invest in Tibet water
Replies: 4
Views: 119

UK football invest in Tibet water

Liverpool has scored an own goal -- signing a sponsorship deal with Chinese company Tibet Water, who use China’s brutal military occupation in Tibet to bottle and sell Tibetan resources. Will you tell Liverpool FC’s directors to stop supporting human rights abuses and end this deal? The exploding p...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: "Objectivity" and objective moral values
Replies: 51
Views: 1259

Re: "Objectivity" and objective moral values

MiphamFan wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:57 pm
... I still think Pyrrhonism is the closest Hellenistic philosophy to Buddhism. ...
There's a thread on this on the other wheel, from three years ago, if you're interested - https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=22563

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Fo Guang Shan and Triratna centres are nearby
Replies: 17
Views: 453

Re: Fo Guang Shan and Triratna centres are nearby

The lineage is originally fairly old by the current sects within the Theravada have changed greatly in the last century or two so that someone from 300-400 years ago probably would be very confused by many practices. This is true of all schools, all lineages - all human social endeavours, in fact -...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: "Objectivity" and objective moral values
Replies: 51
Views: 1259

Re: "Objectivity" and objective moral values

Apologies for back-tracking here but you have all been talking while I was away. My best way out of the philosophical swamp was to propose that ethical axioms, like Euclid's geometrical axioms, were necessary. A secure edifice could be constructed on a few axioms, and all would be well. That is exac...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: "Objectivity" and objective moral values
Replies: 51
Views: 1259

Re: "Objectivity" and objective moral values

... I find myself veering closer to "conservatism", if only in the form of Burkean conservatism . At least as JMG expressed it there, I find it perfectly compatible with Buddhism -- "rights" are completely based on convention and not on any set of "infallible" truths. On the other hand, conventions...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: yoga
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: yoga

It is interesting how many layers of misconceptions can pile up on another. And if people peel one away they think they have the truth. ... I remember some time ago I read about a book called 'The Yoga Body' where a guy claims that the posture heavy "Yoga" was a reaction of the physical culture tra...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Images in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Images in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia

The same gallery is holding a big international show alongside its normal exhibition. One of its major pieces - and certainly one of its biggest - is this one. ngv-reclining-buddha.jpg It's huge. You can see it filling the courtyard (how they got it in is beyond me) and in relation to the people. Th...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Images in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Images in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia

In the same city, in the main art gallery - the NGV - there's a very beautiful Kamakura-period Dainishi Nyorai image displayed traditionally between two mandalas. While I was there, a Japanese family came and sat in front of it as though to pay their respects to it, which is what I felt like doing, ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Images in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Images in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia

I lived in Melbourne for many years before moving to a sunnier place :smile: and I still visit fairly often. I was going to start a thread with photos from a recent trip but have just come across this site - https://21tarasthangka.org/ - and its descriptions and pictures of an enormous Tara Thankgka...