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by madhusudan
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Listening to music while doing something else: good idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Listening to music while doing something else: good idea?

By virtue of your question, I assume you have misgivings, perhaps because of reading of the detriments of listening to music while engaged in other activities or maybe by an innate sense that it could be better to forego music. The negative aspect that I've heard of is that one might lose mindfulnes...
by madhusudan
Mon May 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cayenne Tea
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Cayenne Tea

I used to do cayenne tea but the addiction grew to the point where the tea was not enough and I would secretly buy canisters of capsaicin based tear gas and snort it. The burn marks under my nostrils was a giveaway, so I had to come clean one day, admit my addiction and go into rehab. Don't people ...
by madhusudan
Sun May 20, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cayenne Tea
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Cayenne Tea

I want to share a new health potion I've added to my routine: cayenne tea. It is particularly beneficial to circulation and heart health. I also find, if this sort of thing is attractive, that it causes mild euphoria and relaxation. My experience is that in the beginning it can be a little difficult...
by madhusudan
Thu May 17, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje

to feel that others’ claims on us undercut our freedom. We experience our relationships as ties that bind us and limit our freedom. I think many people who start contemplating renunciation have these feelings. Can't imagine people who don't. :tongue: Good point. I was thinking, along more secular l...
by madhusudan
Wed May 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje

I recently read an excerpt of the book in the title of this thread here: https://www.wisdompubs.org/blog/201701/17th-karmapa-authentic-freedom Here is the opening: Freedom is a powerful idea. But I am not sure we are always very clear what we have in mind when we speak of it. Does freedom mean doing...
by madhusudan
Wed May 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Trekchod/pointing out instructions
Replies: 26
Views: 2390

Re: Trekchod/pointing out instructions

With a solid foundation in refuge, renunciation and non-harm ethics along with aspiration / action bodhicitta, pray to Guru Rinpoche to meet a suitable teacher.

I've heard this is impossible to fail.
by madhusudan
Wed May 16, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dudjom Tersar practice texts
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Dudjom Tersar practice texts

Maybe this link has something of use:

https://sellfy.com/berojeydren
by madhusudan
Fri May 04, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 2537

Re: Young people are loneliest?

I really recommend reading this book, or at least understanding its contents from other sources. https://www.amazon.com/Hooked-How-Build-Habit-Forming-Products/dp/1591847788/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 "Attention engineers" have figured out how to make smartphones literally addictive by hac...
by madhusudan
Fri May 04, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: May 19: Pristine Mind - Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Replies: 1
Views: 415

May 19: Pristine Mind - Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

From the webpage: https://pristinemind.org/programs/1290/may-19th-free-live-streaming-meditation-teaching/ We are very happy to present a Free Live Streaming session with renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche on Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 – 2:00pm PST. Please register on this page to ...
by madhusudan
Tue May 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 2537

Re: Young people are loneliest?

I can see how the predominance of technology and the safety culture are major factors in this disconnection from community among younger people. From my perspective, all things being interrelated, nihilism/scientific materialism and the loss of meaning contribute to loneliness as well. From that gro...
by madhusudan
Tue May 01, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 4398

Re: Fantasy

There are many places where if you help someone who has suffered an accident, you run a material risk of being held financially responsible for the accident itself. I don’t know if that’s the case in Nepal but it’s certainly the case, or perceived to be the case in several other countries. So the r...
by madhusudan
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 4398

Re: Fantasy

There are many places where if you help someone who has suffered an accident, you run a material risk of being held financially responsible for the accident itself. I don’t know if that’s the case in Nepal but it’s certainly the case, or perceived to be the case in several other countries. So the r...
by madhusudan
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help on shamatha
Replies: 30
Views: 2662

Re: Help on shamatha

Here is a lovely instruction on meditation from Dudjom Rinpoche.

https://youtu.be/qbJ7u_nJb54
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: To be somebody, or to be nobody
Replies: 17
Views: 808

Re: To be somebody, or to be nobody

I'm with you on being a nobody. It was always my greatest aspiration to be a hidden yogi, totally invisible to anyone's perception. Just a totally nondescript average joe. But, I can see the value for someone else in achieving somebody status for the purposes of attracting and guiding beings who hav...
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help on shamatha
Replies: 30
Views: 2662

Re: Help on shamatha

Here is another online course option:

https://learn.wisdompubs.org/academy/courses/shamatha/
by madhusudan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 2409

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Wow, what an interesting thread. For me, as a parent, discipline and punishment if boundaries are crossed, is essential. It's in the nature of children to test how far they can cross the line and what will happen if they push too far. Children need a strong authority figure, and they want to know th...
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: A better world
Replies: 94
Views: 6335

Re: A better world

A better world is also without chem trails. Chem trails contain substances which are bad for health. there are many good ideas in this thread so far. however: chemtrails do not exist. They are fiction. I'm interested in this. Not to derail the thread, but I've certainly noticed a difference between...
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Basic fitness
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Re: Basic fitness

Just to add some ideas on simple bodyweight exercises: Deck of Cards: The exercises are squats and pushups. Shuffle a deck of cards. Red can be squats, and black can be pushups. Flip over the cards and do that number of reps. It's pretty tough to complete, so begin without the face cards if necessar...
by madhusudan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: in the air
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: in the air

I know what you mean. My mental state is affected by the quality of the sky. When it is wide and clean, a big sky, I feel spacious.

In Korea the Gobi sands blow in each spring bringing with them pollution from China. Some days the sky was literally yellow. Thankfully I'm no longer living there.
by madhusudan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 2257

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Whoa, heavy thread, man... I've spent some considerable time living in Nepal and Korea. Here are my experiences: Nepal: Minimal breakfast (this was some time ago and breakfast really doesn't stand out in my memory), huge plate of rice, dal, potato & cauliflower tarkari, and some variety of pickle fo...

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