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by WASW
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome to the forum Carlita, I hope you get lots out of the discussions on here. I'm mostly a lurker, but I've certainly learned a lot from reading on here. :smile:
by WASW
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Wonder of the Kathmandu Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: Wonder of the Kathmandu Valley

An absolutely beautiful video! Thank you for sharing :)
by WASW
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Half Of Brits Say...
Replies: 23
Views: 2903

Re: Half Of Brits Say...

Which is an interesting position for people to report when the majority of British people (59.3%), if pushed, would describe themselves as being Christian. Most of those being COE. What a strange self-deluding bunch we are. :shrug:
by WASW
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Chesterfield
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Hello from Chesterfield

Hello from Sheffield!
by WASW
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Forum participation - how is it for you?
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Forum participation - how is it for you?

I find many of the discussions go over my head due to the advanced and specialist terminology employed, so I tend not to get stuck-in. Still, I learn plenty by lurking. :smile: I prefer those kinds of conversations. Sometimes it's helpful to just ask people what they mean when they use a certain wo...
by WASW
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Forum participation - how is it for you?
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Forum participation - how is it for you?

I find many of the discussions go over my head due to the advanced and specialist terminology employed, so I tend not to get stuck-in. Still, I learn plenty by lurking. :smile:
by WASW
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1012
Views: 83242

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes! Love it, the darker the better.

Do you ever have dreams with recurring locations?
by WASW
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with a stressful situation while doing no harm
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Dealing with a stressful situation while doing no harm

Have you explained to him in a straight-forward and kind manner the ways in which his behaviour at the moment is unacceptable? If this person considers you a friend then they would hopefully be willing to consider changing their behaviour to retain your friendship.
by WASW
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Ukraine says Malaysian Airliner shot down, 295 dead
Replies: 21
Views: 2878

Re: Ukraine says Malaysian Airliner shot down, 295 dead

Absolutely gutting given the spate of articles recently indicating real progress on HIV/AIDS research. This could set research back years from the loss of expertise and derailed projects.
by WASW
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Ukraine says Malaysian Airliner shot down, 295 dead
Replies: 21
Views: 2878

Re: Ukraine says Malaysian Airliner shot down, 295 dead

Sad, sad news. :( And scary too, given that it pushes military confrontation between Russia and NATO that one step closer.
by WASW
Sat May 31, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Soreness in thighs.
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

Re: Soreness in thighs.

Regular rigorous exercise, if possible. Running will increase the soreness in the short term, but I've found on a long-term basis it has really helped improve my sitting and posture.
by WASW
Mon May 26, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Greetings

Welcome to the forum! :smile:
by WASW
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Levitation in Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 1430

Re: Levitation in Buddhism

I strongly doubt that levitation is actually possible for human beings. Would be happy to be proved otherwise if any credible evidence is unearthed, but otherwise... :shrug:

It seems to me to be a distraction from more important things.
by WASW
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Mindfulness Racket
Replies: 26
Views: 3094

Re: The Mindfulness Racket

I'm writing my dissertation on the cultural history of Mindfulness (tm): the transition from a specifically Buddhist practice to a means of performance enhancement or stress relief in health care, business, education, &c. Instrumental rationality... It's hard to keep up with all the recent stuff th...
by WASW
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Mindfulness Racket
Replies: 26
Views: 3094

The Mindfulness Racket

An interesting article from the New Statesman In yet another sign that the new age lingo of the 1960s is still very much with us, “mindfulness” has become the new “sustainability”: no one quite knows what it is, but everyone seems to be for it. It recently made the cover of Time magazine, while a lo...
by WASW
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Recognising a teacher/guru with integrity
Replies: 22
Views: 1844

Recognising a teacher/guru with integrity

Hi all, I was originally planning on posting these questions in the Tsen Tulku thread http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=3572 , but I thought that they may have been a bit off-topic so am posting separately. Questions like the ones that have arisen regarding Tsen Tulku make me wonder ho...
by WASW
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Spain orders arrest of former Chinese presidents.
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Spain orders arrest of former Chinese presidents.

Why? Geo-political reasons, or Dharma-related?
by WASW
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long retreat
Replies: 21
Views: 1524

Re: Long retreat

I have a couple of questions, which hopefully someone who has completed a long retreat can answer. Mostly relating to practicalities and the financial aspect of it. How much did it cost in total for the retreat? And whilst you were aware, what happened with your homes, obligations and whatever posse...
by WASW
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: New Buddhism app teaches mindful meditation
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: New Buddhism app teaches mindful meditation

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/equanim ... 25794?mt=8

I've found this useful as a basic meditation timer (and it keeps track of your sitting).
by WASW
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Greetings

Hello, other Garuda! :)