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by dimeo
Fri May 23, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: liberation
Replies: 5
Views: 460

liberation

"Just as in the great ocean there is but one taste — the taste of salt — so in this Doctrine and Discipline there is but one taste — the taste of freedom" So much of the teachings are about stepping away from the wheel of samsara and letting go. When I meditate I finally start to 'let go' of all the...
by dimeo
Fri May 23, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reaching the unconscious mind
Replies: 114
Views: 4930

Re: Reaching the unconscious mind

I like the way you put it Rachmiel. People often talk about the 'gut' instinct and this is also related. Its not just the brain but the whole body that is part of one's being. Meditation connects us deeper into the belly and breath. Read about the vagus nerve and how that is related to emotional wel...
by dimeo
Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: making meaning of life
Replies: 3
Views: 331

making meaning of life

What does Buddhism say about one's act of making meaning of life experiences? Are there any suttas / sutras, teachings, dharma talks or comments anyone might share with me about this? This morning I wake up to discover my mind is still processing yesterday's social experiences. I realize I have been...
by dimeo
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ever felt like life is a strange dream?
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Ever felt like life is a strange dream?

I was struck this afternoon with such a strong feeling, I felt the need post about it on dharmawheel it was so puzzling. The thoughtful insight people respond with here is so helpful..... The 'feeling' was so strong but also hard to explain. Like a 'deja vu' sensation but also very different. But it...
by dimeo
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with loneliness/alienation
Replies: 20
Views: 2243

Re: Dealing with loneliness/alienation

I was asking something related a few months ago, and the replies that people shared in that thread were simply marvellous. You may wish to read through that thread as well for more on this topic. http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=15085 Thanks for sharing everyone and flowerbudh for hav...
by dimeo
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: Dream Yoga

Hopefully someone can tell me if I'm off the mark here, but perhaps there's an idea that if we learn to see dreams as somewhat like life and life like a dream, then a whole new realm of potential possibility opens up to us. When in the teachings and sutras, there's teachings about 'emptiness' (shuny...
by dimeo
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Omniscience and the future
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: Omniscience and the future

I'm just guessing here... but perhaps it has to do with the idea of "one taste". That if you could know all... perhaps at the root of it all you'd simply see the arising and cessation of all phenomena and the suffering of sentient beings. Sometimes we think of possessing omniscience as being an awes...
by dimeo
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Studying The Heart Sutra (Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya)
Replies: 21
Views: 5705

Re: Studying The Heart Sutra (Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya)

How exciting to see all the interest in creating an active thread for studying the Heart Sutra together! :twothumbsup: Additional Online Resources: I'm enjoying the wealth resources available online for studying this sutra! It's just stunning how much is available. 1 Numbered and comparative transla...
by dimeo
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Studying The Heart Sutra (Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya)
Replies: 21
Views: 5705

Studying The Heart Sutra (Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya)

I'm sure it's been talked about before, but get an active thread going for studying the Heart Sutra together! I'd love to participate in a group study and share thoughts, observations, lessons, and insights on this essential sutra. I'd like to understand it better, and here's what I've found so far:...
by dimeo
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which Sutras make the Best Reading?
Replies: 40
Views: 5526

Re: Which Sutras make the Best Reading?

Here's two essential Theravada Suttas that you can read again and again and again. I find my computer screen doesn't make the nicest reading sometimes! I like reading the ebook format on my ereader. Mahasatipatthana Sutta or "The Four Foundations of Mindfulness" Often said to be the most important S...
by dimeo
Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: lonely or antisocial?
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

lonely or antisocial?

Much of the teachings of Buddhism appear to be about finding solitude, seclusion and quietly meditating in a location remote from social gatherings. It appears that Buddhism encourages a way of life that distances oneself from being overly 'social'. Are most Buddhists typically loners? Do most of us...
by dimeo
Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which Sutras make the Best Reading?
Replies: 40
Views: 5526

Re: Which Sutras make the Best Reading?

You're interested in reading Sutras that have been translated into English? I'm interested in learning the sutras more as well. Maybe we can make a daily sutra studies thread moving as a group. I find the teaching stories and parables to be a familiar approach to spiritual lessons (maybe because of ...
by dimeo
Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: The Tao of Zen?
Replies: 43
Views: 8303

Re: The Tao of Zen?

I've a book called "The Tao of Zen" by Ray Grigg sitting right here on my self! The premise of this book is that "Zen is Taoism disguised at Buddhism" The chapters of comparison of philosophical similarities are : Wordlessness, selflessness, softness, oneness, emptiness, nothingness, balance, parado...
by dimeo
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Understanding the Abhidharmakosa
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Understanding the Abhidharmakosa

I'm just starting to read the Abhidharmakosa from 4th century. I've some questions that I'm wondering about it now. I understand that the Abhidharma are a systematically summary of the 'higher teachings' in the suttas. I've read that it's a "foundational textbook" in Mahayana Buddhism that's widely ...
by dimeo
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Non-meditation and distractions
Replies: 31
Views: 2502

Re: Non-meditation and distractions

In my experience, it feels like I have two choices: try to allow the mind to relax and settle, in which case it does the opposite and relentless distractions and daydreams sap the entire session, no matter if I sit for 10 minutes or two hours. After meditation, the result is a strong feeling of res...
by dimeo
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: How to handle people with anger issues?
Replies: 73
Views: 7515

Re: How to handle people with anger issues?

If it's an ongoing struggle you can find a good marriage counselling who can help you as a couple to work through the issues. I know it's not easy at all. And it's hard to be reasonable with someone who seems unreasonable. When the OP says "However, i dont think she will admit she has any mental pro...
by dimeo
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: How to handle people with anger issues?
Replies: 73
Views: 7515

Re: How to handle people with anger issues?

I just recently came across Tibetan Tong-len practices, you may wish to look more at this. This practice is about bringing difficulties to the dharma path. Suffering is used in the path to enlightenment. Tong is the giving our happiness to others and len is taking the suffering of others onto yourse...
by dimeo
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Join me in mediation tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Join me in mediation tonight

@ lastlegend :zzz: seriously the most boring video ever! It was an interesting experience and glad I tried it. I had not turned off the volume of my laptop so there was a buzzing noise a few times that someone joined the channel. I was feeling a few butterflys in the stomach with the thought that so...
by dimeo
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Join me in mediation tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Join me in mediation tonight

:namaste: Tonight I thought I'd try a little experiment... let's see what happens. ... I'm extending a formal invitation for anyone to join me in meditation tonight. :meditate: I will be mediating for the next few hours as of the time this posting is made and I'd love to have your company! Everyone ...
by dimeo
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: List of recorded dharma talks: Please add!
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

List of recorded dharma talks: Please add!

I was just thinking wouldn't it be great if we all regularly contribute to a mega list of our favourite recorded online dharma talks? There's just simply TONS of videos and audio recorded and shared online. We could each add a link and a short summary or review of the talk we're recommending from a ...