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by daibunny
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Zen Space Forum down hard?
Replies: 22
Views: 1581

Re: Zen Space Forum down hard?

Maybe Zen folks can do what Vajrayana folks do ( for the most part,and not including this post :smile:) Which is, focus on the DW forums that are aimed at your tradition or have universality, and try not to be drawn into spats that are coming from another POV? Just a thought. The problem with that ...
by daibunny
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Did You Eat Today ?
Replies: 117
Views: 4693

Re: What Did You Eat Today ?

Breakfast: nofat vanilla yogurt mixed with dry oats with a banana cut up in it.

Lunch: a can of pinto beans with siracha sauce, about an ounce of extra sharp cheddar and a raw onion.

Dinner will probably be an orange an apple and a banana.
by daibunny
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Solipsism
Replies: 31
Views: 2071

Re: Solipsism

Solipsism is only a problem if you think its a problem.
by daibunny
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Becoming a moderator?
Replies: 26
Views: 1347

Re: Becoming a moderator?

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:05 pm
You OK with being blindfolded, kneeling, rolling up a trouser leg and getting belted with a sword.....oh, and worship of Baphomet after initiation, of course ? ;)
Oh no, dont tell me they took out the ritual peeps sacrifice :tantrum:
by daibunny
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Becoming a moderator?
Replies: 26
Views: 1347

Re: Becoming a moderator?

I think its one of those things like being president (not mentioning any names here), if you want the job you may not be fit to handle it.
by daibunny
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dealing with Flaws and Lapses
Replies: 14
Views: 1107

Re: Dealing with Flaws and Lapses

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen

The lotus doesnt bloom without the mud and all is Mind, even the parts that dont smell so good :)
by daibunny
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Neuroscience Article has Huge Implications
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: This Neuroscience Article has Huge Implications

Great article thank you :)
Reminds me of early chan dialogues between student and master, except with way, way way, too many words and no references to trees, mountains etc.

Come to think of it, maybe i read too much.
by daibunny
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: How did the originally pure nature become defiled?
Replies: 20
Views: 1690

Re: How did the originally pure nature become defiled?

Arent "pure" and "defiled" just mental formations? The best way is not difficult (1) It only excludes picking and choosing Once you stop loving and hating It will enlighten itself. ~Sengcan "You have truly comprehended the Dharma as it is; the deepest truth lies in the principle of identity. It is d...
by daibunny
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Subjective experience at odds with deep seated belief in materialism
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Subjective experience at odds with deep seated belief in materialism

I am currently at a point in my practice where deep seated beliefs in scientific materialism are, i feel, holding back my practice. This is a recurring problem over the past few years that seems to resolve itself and then recur. My experience of the path and practice validates the path and what i h...
by daibunny
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Subjective experience at odds with deep seated belief in materialism
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Subjective experience at odds with deep seated belief in materialism

I am currently at a point in my practice where deep seated beliefs in scientific materialism are, i feel, holding back my practice. This is a recurring problem over the past few years that seems to resolve itself and then recur. My experience of the path and practice validates the path and what i ha...
by daibunny
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: i need a better zafu
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

Re: i need a better zafu

this one isnt comfortable. I used one once that was pretty big, traditional black, sturdy cloth, buckwheat hulls, kinda tall. It was from SFZC? I got one of these around 2005, had to top it off once or twice, the buckwheat hulls will eventually get ground down. Have washed it twice iirc and drip dr...
by daibunny
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food

Never shop on an empty stomach, that way you have a better chance of buying with your head rather than your appetite.

Eat sweet fruit as a substitute for sweet snacks. Right now im having a spoonful of pb with a quartered gala apple, its delicious.
by daibunny
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: words enter the intellect: one is known.
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: words enter the intellect: one is known.

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:40 pm
I apologize.
NP :) Yours is i gather a somewhat objective opinion so you may be right :twothumbsup:
by daibunny
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: words enter the intellect: one is known.
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: words enter the intellect: one is known.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:32 pm
PuerAzaelis wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:00 pm
daibunny wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:43 pm
... rare ...
Unlike, say, your typical a-hole.
Oh snap.
I know, right? My self esteem crashed so hard im thinking about eating cheetos and watching reality tv.
by daibunny
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: words enter the intellect: one is known.
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: words enter the intellect: one is known.

Its rare that one sees so much said to so little effect.
The best way to understand zen is to practice, which i suggest you do.
by daibunny
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When you first started... (lightweight question)
Replies: 72
Views: 4506

Re: When you first started... (lightweight question)

justsit wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:37 pm
Gomdens are ungodly uncomfortable. A good buckwheat hull zafu is da bomb.
If you are flexible enough to use one of the traditional postures, a buckwheat zafu is one of the best investments you will ever make, i agree. Gomdens really are terrible.
by daibunny
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When you first started... (lightweight question)
Replies: 72
Views: 4506

Re: When you first started... (lightweight question)

KeithA wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:11 am
Not a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, but I have always found this advice useful:
Be patient
Be persistent
Be kind to yourself
Good luck and thanks for practicing,
Keith

_/|\_
Excellent. Beautiful post. This is what i would have said if i werent such a blabbermouth :bow:
by daibunny
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When you first started... (lightweight question)
Replies: 72
Views: 4506

Re: When you first started... (lightweight question)

Relax. Practice is not a life and death struggle against yourself, its more about just doing the method and relaxing and taking yourself as you are. If you just do the method, relax and give yourself a good helping of metta, you will make the road alot easier. After all practice never ends as long a...
by daibunny
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center

Im thinking abut this one: http://songtsengampo.org/index.html Their weds eve is supposed to start up within 3 weeks or so. Sounds really interesting from what you guys say, i dont mind the devotional thing, i have been to kwan yin services at the local chan zendo and enjoyed them. I think it might ...
by daibunny
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center

Im a zen / chan practioner of about 20 years or so and there is a nyingma lineage center near me that has open meditation evenings starting in a couple of weeks. Despite having had a couple of nyingma friends over the years, i dont really know much about it, what kind of practice they do or what a n...

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