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by ocean_waves
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: dealing with anger and guilt
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: dealing with anger and guilt

Johnny Dangerous anger management is something I also find lacking in my behavior at times. I recommend Thich Nhat Hanh's " Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames ". It has helped me tremendously. I resonated with your avatar, thought it showed a sense of humor and someone who does not take their "sel...
by ocean_waves
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Greetings! Meditation position advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: Greetings! Meditation position advice?

I had literally never even thought about the driving thing until reading this book: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=the+practice+of+mahamudra&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=2866143535&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1711430653147424292&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&ref=pd_sl_12e7dcybl4_e" t...
by ocean_waves
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: impermanence
Replies: 113
Views: 7244

Re: impermanence

All the mind’s arbitrary concepts of matter, phenomena, and of all conditioning factors and all conceptions and ideas relating thereto are like a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, the evanescent dew, the lightning’s flash. Every true disciple should thus look upon all phenomena and upon all th...
by ocean_waves
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Greetings! Meditation position advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: Greetings! Meditation position advice?

I've heard about people meditating in traffic too. It seems like a great way to spend time in an otherwise frustrating place/situation. Walking meditation is something I've always wanted to get into as well, I have a few nice quiet parks that would be good for it. Can anyone describe how to do the ...
by ocean_waves
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Common Ground between Islam and Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Common Ground between Islam and Buddhism

My personal experience is that I arrived to my practice of the Buddhadhamma via Sufism, because of what I see as their "essential" teachings. Of course I am not referring to what most call "Buddhism", or the Arab nationalism most call "Islam". I am speaking to the "essence" of both, which reaches be...
by ocean_waves
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Info and reading
Replies: 11
Views: 1509

Re: Info and reading

Thanks Johnny Dangerous for that book recommendation. Saddened to see that it isn't available on Kindle or iBooks. Will have to order it. Is there any other recommendations for 'beginner' books? Thanks again. :namaste: Along with Johnny Dangerous's recommendation I would add Rebel Buddha by Dzogche...
by ocean_waves
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Some good literature for an introduction to Dzogchen?
Replies: 29
Views: 4062

Re: Some good literature for an introduction to Dzogchen?

I hear you, it is my understanding that their fees are not set in stone, but I agree with you 100% about a fee-based center.
by ocean_waves
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the West
Replies: 171
Views: 18714

Re: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the W

this dhamma we refer to as "buddhism" has only one form... emptiness!!! :rolleye:
by ocean_waves
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Some good literature for an introduction to Dzogchen?
Replies: 29
Views: 4062

Re: Some good literature for an introduction to Dzogchen?

Wow, thanks. I live in South Windsor, Bloomfield isn't far at all. Much closer than New Haven, CT. Thanks! Do you attend? I haven't attended yet, but plan to do so. I live in Hartford, just discovered the center after reading "Rebel Buddha" and doing an online search for centers affiliated with Dzo...
by ocean_waves
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New buddhist.
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Re: New buddhist.

Thankyou all. Im currently reading: introduction to buddhism, geshe gyatso. Im trying to find a book that will have instructions on meditations, nobel truths, 8 fold paths. And such. I havent a clue which books to read. I have a few local temples near me. But i want to read up before i go to a temp...
by ocean_waves
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Some good literature for an introduction to Dzogchen?
Replies: 29
Views: 4062

Re: Some good literature for an introduction to Dzogchen?

I'm a little lost now... I have no interest in going back to the Odiyana Center in Glastonbury, CT which is part of the New Kadampa Tradition. The center I plan on attending in the near future is The Center for Dzogchen Studies in New Haven, CT. I've done my research on the NKT, not my cup of tea. ...
by ocean_waves
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the West
Replies: 171
Views: 18714

Re: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the W

Being comfortable around different cultures and types of people only happens by exposure, there is no theory or doctrine that can help that,... I think people become comfortable around different cultures and types when they truly let go of their attachment to the five skandas and the false sense of...
by ocean_waves
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the West
Replies: 171
Views: 18714

Re: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the W

Not sure how you get that, we were all discussing it just fine, the thread just went off on a tangent as they tend to sometimes. For sure though, America is far from free of it's problems with racism, it is still institutionalized and bred thoroughly into our culture and politics, whatever picture ...
by ocean_waves
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the West
Replies: 171
Views: 18714

Re: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the W

“Hearing a crow with no mouth Cry in the deep Darkness of the night, I feel a longing for My father before he was born.” ― Ikkyu there is the sun... and there is the sun's reflection upon water. western, asian, tibetan, elite, popular buddhism... these are all reflections of the dhamma upon one cul...
by ocean_waves
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Scholar Paul Williams Conversion to Catholicism
Replies: 85
Views: 10022

Re: Buddhist Scholar Paul Williams Conversion to Catholicism

it's inside each of us. And it's not a thing or an it. As Milarepa points out, "it" is a realization and it's beyond words. :twothumbsup: very well said!!!!! words are never what they describe... they provide clues. the buddha left some pretty good clues, so we could realize the answers already ins...
by ocean_waves
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Scholar Paul Williams Conversion to Catholicism
Replies: 85
Views: 10022

Re: Buddhist Scholar Paul Williams Conversion to Catholicism

more dhamma, less drama. the dhamma allows us to be free from the suffering caused by our attachments/clinging to concepts and ideas [even so-called buddhist concepts] of the self. if we choose to hold on to an idea of a self that has been born and will eventually die, then we must hold on to all th...
by ocean_waves
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Scholar Paul Williams Conversion to Catholicism
Replies: 85
Views: 10022

Re: Buddhist Scholar Paul Williams Conversion to Catholicism

:bow: that is a beautiful , clarifying post randomseb!!!
by ocean_waves
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enjoyment
Replies: 19
Views: 1983

Re: Enjoyment

Jikan wrote: I enjoy ordinary things a lot more than I used to. Is it because of growing older? Some bit of familiarity with practice? I can't say. I can, however, affirm the value in letting yourself GET DOWN.

:cheers:
Mmmmm... Jikan, you are talking my language!!!!!! :twothumbsup:
by ocean_waves
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enjoyment
Replies: 19
Views: 1983

Re: Enjoyment

Is it possible to enjoy the temporary happiness of Samsaric existence? If so to what degree, and at what point are we clinging? .... What do you think? There is experience beyond intellect. Why think "is it possible to enjoy"? Never experienced enjoyment? :sage: Thank you ground!!! At some point we...
by ocean_waves
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Scholar Paul Williams Conversion to Catholicism
Replies: 85
Views: 10022

Re: Buddhist Scholar Paul Williams Conversion to Catholicism

I think he's grasping onto a personal identity that isn't there. He's afraid he'll lose it, wherein there really is nothing to lose. Easy to say ... if you're already enlightened. I for one respect his reasoning. Sometimes we (myself) can be rather glib about things, but he's actually thought deepl...