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by neverdowell
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Taking Refuge - Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: Taking Refuge - Poll

I took refuge because I think Buddhism is true. I took refuge informally in 2008, formally in 2011. I used to be a Christian, specifically a Calvinist, and left that behind in about 2006 and studied other religions.
by neverdowell
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Functions
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Re: Dharma Functions

Do you goto English or Chinese functions? The Sunday morning service is about half in English, half in Chinese, which includes what I mentioned above. There is also an afternoon service (also on Sunday) which consists of Pure Land Sutras recitation which is only done in Chinese as far as I know. I ...
by neverdowell
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Functions
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Re: Dharma Functions

Food_Eatah wrote: Do guys have English Dharma function down there or all in Chinese?
Both English and Chinese services. :) You should ask your temple for service times.
by neverdowell
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Functions
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Re: Dharma Functions

I meant in Dharma function as ceremonial occassions where disciples gathers in the temple with the Monastic venerables to chant sutras, make praises to the Buddhas and bodhisattvas and hear teachings from the Abbot/Abbess. I used to go to the weekly service at Fo Guang Shan. This involved reciting ...
by neverdowell
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Occupy wall street
Replies: 61
Views: 7314

Re: Occupy wall street

Heruka wrote:your kingdom will come....
Nice. :)
by neverdowell
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Commie scums and capitalist pigs!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 2891

Re: Commie scums and capitalist pigs!!!

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by neverdowell
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Gayatri Mantra in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Gayatri Mantra in Tibetan Buddhism

I know a Tibetan Buddhist reciting this mantra too. I'm curious.
by neverdowell
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The brain and Dzogchen...
Replies: 182
Views: 12889

Re: The brain and Dzogchen...

Hayagriva wrote:The last retreat I was on with Tsoknyi Rinpoche had one of his students, who is a neuroscientist, explain her resaerch on Dzogchen meditation and the brain..
Very interesting, thanks.
by neverdowell
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: demon be/goodby demon be
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: demon be/goodby demon be

Good work friend. I agree with the words.
by neverdowell
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Erm, no comment!
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Erm, no comment!

:rolling:
by neverdowell
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialist Buddhists?
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: Socialist Buddhists?

Great video Heruka. There's no way to compassionately fix the world without knowing that evil (predation on sentient beings) is not just happenstance, but organised.
by neverdowell
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Street party for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 38
Views: 2921

Re: Street party for the Royal Wedding

KwanSeum wrote: My personal view is that the monarchy as head of all things evil (eg, legalised inequality, the Church, Army, etc) should not be supported in any shape or form.
:twothumbsup:
by neverdowell
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Different colors
Replies: 56
Views: 7170

Re: Different colors

catmoon wrote:I like it. It's as if a blast of cold clean air from the Himalayas blew the murk away and let the sun in.
Same here! I'm not too hung up on colour schemes, but I must admit the old one was a bit dark and depressing to me. I like bright stuff.
by neverdowell
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Warning Issued Against New Buddhist Center in Israel
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Re: Warning Issued Against New Buddhist Center in Israel

This doesn't surprise me at all.
by neverdowell
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: H.H. Dalai Lama - A Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - Australia
Replies: 20
Views: 5064

Re: H.H. Dalai Lama - A Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - Australia

I thinking creating / strengthening your karmic connection with him is invaluable. That's why I'm going to his speech.
by neverdowell
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: H.H. Dalai Lama - A Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - Australia
Replies: 20
Views: 5064

Re: H.H. Dalai Lama - A Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - Australia

Thanks so much for posting this. I had heard the tickets were going on sale in March, not February (only for the Brisbane event). I'm going to try my best to see him.
by neverdowell
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Blavatsky on Buddhism in America
Replies: 139
Views: 7224

Re: Blavatsky on Buddhism in America

I'll pass on worshiping Lucifer. Remember, sentient beings can lie and misrepresent themselves.