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by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Marsipan stolle
Replies: 13
Views: 187

Re: Marsipan stolle

Oh dear... some minutes ago facebook reminded me of this photo of my homemade Marzipan Stollen I baked exactly one year ago today *sigh* Unfortunately meanwhile I've decided to cut down on sugar (for a given reason :emb: ), so this year it will only be a miniature one for me, if at all. PS: @Aemili...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Buddhanet.net
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

I have no access either to that link. Nor have I. None of the search results I found on DuckDuckGo seem to work either. A search found their FB page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/buddhanet.net/about/?ref=page_internal - which was last updated three weeks ago, but the link to the site from that page...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Amazon links are bugged
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Amazon links are bugged

OK, now I'm completely confused, I always thought www.abc.de links would work with the url tag. I think I've spent too much time on the computer today :? :smile: Take a break ... and realise that you were as right as anyone needs to be when you said earlier that ... For me, displaying untagged link...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 42
Views: 586

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

...There is nothing wrong with this, per se, and it reflects dominant orthodox interpretation of the sūtra. But I will admit that there is a persnickety and perhaps altogether too fussy part of me that wants what I consider to be a more "systematic" translation. Perhaps I am exhibiting Dunning-Krug...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Winter festivities
Replies: 35
Views: 496

Re: Winter festivities

The Christmas - New Year week is as near as we get to an extended national holiday. Christmas lunch is usually a matter of seafood or barbeques - or both - and is usually followed by an ice-cream plum pudding and a siesta. Every family with young children spends the rest of the week at the beach, ca...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen rocks in the desert
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Zen rocks in the desert

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by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 62
Views: 1228

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

...It doesn't make sense to seek out lineages, methods, styles and so on, and certainly not to choose a teacher based on them. This is because the path is actualized within human relationship with a teacher with whom one shares affinity. ... I would like to toss in a completely different set of rea...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 6259

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

...When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film. But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: On the Rohingya in Myanmar
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Why this pro-Rohingya Buddhist is speaking out against his country’s government By: Nathan Paul Southern - POSTED ON: November 9, 2017 Thet Swe Win runs the Centre for Youth and Social Harmony in his native Myanmar. He recently made a name for himself as one of the few Buddhist voices willing to sp...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Nerd humor in gravitational physics
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Nerd humor in gravitational physics

I watched that video Lucas posted and started thinking about the expanding universe... time and space is, for lack of a better word, malleable, right? Is it possible the universe is not actually expanding, and rather, we're all shrinking? This might not be the right place to look for an answer to t...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Rare Methods?
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Rare Methods?

Yoga nidra

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris
Replies: 18
Views: 456

Re: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris

Welcome, Virgo, and welcome back, Grigoris. :hi:
Thank you both for taking on the role.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 6259

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

US President Donald Trump says the mass shooting in Texas that left at least 26 people dead was the result of a "mental health problem", not the country's gun laws, and labels the gunman "a very deranged individual". :crazy: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-06/texas-church-shooting-donald-trump-s...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Nerd humor in gravitational physics
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Nerd humor in gravitational physics

Is our universe FAKE? Physicists claim we could all be the playthings of an advanced civilisation Aliens playing marbles with galaxies . End of Men in Black 3. :) I remember that scene :thumbsup: ... I think it was in the first movie :namaste: Umm ... YouTube reckons the end of the third movie. :th...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Nerd humor in gravitational physics
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Nerd humor in gravitational physics

It seems probable that most of the grand underlying principles [of physics] have been firmly established … An eminent physicist remarked that the future truths of physical science are to be looked for in the sixth place of decimals. Well - that didn't work out. Indeed. That quote is up there with, ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to Start a New Dharma Center Where You Live
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: How to Start a New Dharma Center Where You Live

... I had an email from someone who lamented that there were no Rinzai Zen centers in his part of the central USA. I live only a few hours drive from him. If he's really interested, he could come here for a weekend. If there were a half-dozen people like him interested in doing an introductory week...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 77
Views: 2178

Re: Race in America

This turned up on FB just now so I figured I might as well share it here, too - especially since "rogue police officers targeting people of color on the street" is how Tempest (previous post) dies. In addition to rogue police officers targeting people of color on the street, a recent study from Port...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Approaching political subjects from the wrong angle/Too much focus on politics(?)
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Approaching political subjects from the wrong angle/Too much focus on politics(?)

Hi all, It seems that lately(?), there's been a lot of debates regarding current events. Whether it's Trump and the rise of right-wing extremism in the US and Europe, DAESH/ISIS/ISIL, the terrible situation for Rohyingas in Burma/Myanmar or "local" events such as the Transgender-debate in the US. P...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 77
Views: 2178

Re: Race in America

I didn't come to this thread to reply to Odysseus but to recommend a book I read recently. I came cross Walter Moseley 5 or 10 years ago - firstly his Easy Rawlins PI books, which I liked for their style and the way he uses the popular format to present an African-American view of US society. (I val...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 77
Views: 2178

Re: Race in America

odysseus wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:17 am
By the way, I heard that USA is the least racist country in the world. That would say something about other countries.
It would if it were true. It isn't true ... well, at least I don't think there's any way you could reasonably define "racist" to make it true.

:namaste:
Kim