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by Punya
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Presentation
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Presentation

Hola freso! :hi:
by Punya
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sudden Realization
Replies: 96
Views: 1579

Re: Sudden Realization

Welcome to DW! :hi:

Even though you might be told here that your conceptions of what Buddhism is about aren't correct, don't let that stop you from exploring. If you have questions just ask. You might find Buddhism has something to offer you, even though it's not quite what you first thought.
by Punya
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Free Tibetan translation class
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Free Tibetan translation class

Thupten Jinpa translating for HH Dalai Lama was an experience not-to-be-missed. I will definitely be checking this class out when I have time, despite having barely got past the Tibetan alphabet. :crying:
by Punya
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Apps?

Just came across the Imagine Clarity app https://app.imagineclarity.com/ There are authentic teachers of Tibetan buddhism behind it, particularly Matthieu Ricard and Alan Wallace, although it seems to have a broadly secular focus. Reviewers are saying they have tried many apps and found this one to ...
by Punya
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Lewis the Koala
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Lewis the Koala

ས་ཆུ་མེ་རླུང་འབྱུང་བའི་བར་ཆད་ཀྱིས༔ sa chu mé lung jungwé barché kyi When obstacles arise in earth, water, fire and air སྒྱུ་ལུས་ཉེན་ཅིང་འཇིག་པའི་དུས་བྱུང་ཚེ༔ gyulü nyen ching jikpé dü jung tsé To threaten these illusory bodies of ours with destruction, ཡིད་གཉིས་ཐེ་ཚོམ་མེད་པར་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས༔ yinyi tets...
by Punya
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Surviving my wife’s PMS?
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Surviving my wife’s PMS?

Punya wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:02 am

It seems likely your wife's negative feelings exist all of the time, it's just that under stress she voices them.
Hmm. Very presumptive on my part. Sorry and please ignore.
by Punya
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Surviving my wife’s PMS?
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Surviving my wife’s PMS?

Given your confined living space, regular exercise would help. It would give your pacing the streets another purpose. It seems likely your wife's negative feelings exist all of the time, it's just that under stress she voices them. I hope the Compassionate Communication is something you will be able...
by Punya
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Lewis the Koala
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Lewis the Koala

At this point probably better to pray for all the Koalas. Om Mani Padme Hung And all the sentient beings affected by the bushfires, including the bees. This map shows the huge areas of habitat that have already been lost in the worst affected state of New South Wales https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire...
by Punya
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to deal with there being so much suffering in the world
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: How to deal with there being so much suffering in the world

Hello Rory. Welcome to Dharma Wheel. :hi: It's hard for anybody to alleviate all of the suffering in this world, but perhaps a place to start is with the practice you are alluding to at the end of your post - offering metta or loving kindness each day to yourself and others. You'll find many version...
by Punya
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Excellent New Forum
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Excellent New Forum

Thank you PVS for sharing your reason for asking that the new forum be created. Very sorry to hear your news. Yes, the example of HH the 16TH Gyalwa Karmapa, is very inspiring. Your recent active participation in DW, founded on the teachings of your precious teachers and your personal experience, is...
by Punya
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1594

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

Mirror wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:01 pm
If the realisations can be taken with oneself after one's death, why these reincarnated lamas have to practise Dharma practices again, even though they had practised them in former lifes?
As an example to us. The story of Padmasambava is instructive in this regard.
by Punya
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rejoicing
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: Rejoicing

I've had this kind of discussion with my son this week over the recent death in prison of a notorious Australian serial killer. A compassionate response is helpful. Asking "What could have brought this person to this point?" This would include things like karma from previous lives, the kind of upbri...
by Punya
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Violent dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 1146

Re: Violent dogs

There's a violent dog in the neighborhood that I've seen charging at women and children. The other day he/she got out again and ran around causing some trouble. The dog charged at me (across the street) and I had to run inside. I'll admit this produced some anger. I'd first like to request some pra...
by Punya
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Apang Terton red tara
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Apang Terton red tara

by Punya
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Praying. Where to start?
Replies: 19
Views: 967

Re: Praying. Where to start?

X2.

Thank you PadmaVonSambha.
by Punya
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Angry and Bitter Unemployed Man-I can't continue this way
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

Re: Angry and Bitter Unemployed Man-I can't continue this way

Welcome to Dharmawheel BigZen. :hi: Online volunteering or online courses about Buddhism (of which there are many) or some other interest seem like a possibility in your circumstances. An option is the Foundation of Buddhist Thought course, which I did some years ago and can highly recommend. It is ...
by Punya
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello friends!
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Hello friends!

Hello and welcome Hazel. :hi:
by Punya
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 4654

Re: Greta Thunberg

As I understand it: A child is exposed to what is presented to her as a worrying issue at a very early age. She has a personality charactersitic (autism) which means that she is unable to escape from obsession with it, which in turn leads to depression and elective mute behaviour. Her parents seem ...
by Punya
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire/Suffering Is a Water Faucet That Can't be Turned Off
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Desire/Suffering Is a Water Faucet That Can't be Turned Off

In another thread, Johnny Dangerous suggested you find a teacher... you need one. But to answer your questions... No. Not correct. As I wrote earlier, your thinking exhibits signs that your basic assumptions are materialist. Its basically inescapable if you've grown up in the developed world. Your ...
by Punya
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Non-Attachment to Spouse and Kids
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Non-Attachment to Spouse and Kids

Pema Chodron's books give great advice about how to apply the lojong teachings in daily life. Start by tackling small issues. This enables habituation of helpful patterns that eventually kick in when the bigger issues arise. Patience and persistence will get you there, but probably slower than you w...

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