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by boda
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

No, in fact many times they HAVE been exposed to it and instead have chosen an ecumenical, "well-being" centered, more secular view of meditation. So it's not about what they've been exposed to, but the baby they've (sometimes at least) thrown out with the bathwater. My understanding was ...
by boda
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

I suppose it's possible that a few mindfulness meditation teachers have grown up under a rock or something and have never heard of mysticism, despite it's ubiquity within religion and spirituality. No, in fact many times they HAVE been exposed to it and instead have chosen an ecumenical, "well...
by boda
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

What Kornfield calls "the laundry" is a separate issue. I mostly agree with his remarks on "the laundry" in that passage. Integration of these experiences is a separate issue? Can't speak for all traditions but zen teachers do this sort of thing. With regard to "the right k...
by boda
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

I don't think most western mindfulness type teachers are even willing to acknowledge that (effective) meditation can produce some very powerful experiences different enough from waking life to sometimes shock the practitioner. I suppose it's possible that a few mindfulness meditation teachers have ...
by boda
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

My experiences were trivial... Kornfield and the like would be at a loss when it comes to theses trivial experiences? This weird shit is beginning to smell like bullshit. I think Kornfield makes the wrong kind of sense out of them. As in the example I quoted, he's taking something that is a passing...
by boda
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

DGA wrote:My experiences were trivial...


Kornfield and the like would be at a loss when it comes to theses trivial experiences? This weird shit is beginning to smell like bullshit.
by boda
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

I just don't talk about meditative experiences in public. It's enough to say that I had some experiences that couldn't be accounted for in the insight meditation framework, but could be worked with in a traditional Buddhist one. That's enough. I suppose it's difficult to relate because the Zen trad...
by boda
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

kirtu wrote:Some of it is in fact accurately described as beyond the normal materialistic and psychological framework.


Beyond the physical and mental, and this is an accurate assessment no less.

How can any experience be beyond a mental and physical framework?
by boda
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

Weird shit that made y'all seek out a Buddhist teacher uninteresting on a Buddhist forum? Lol, so kind of you guys to be so sensitive to our low threshold for boredom.
by boda
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

this corresponds to my own experience. What was your weird shit? when I was younger, I ate a lot of food with artificial colorings. That'll do the job. blue slurpee + gas station nachos is a good recipe for a bad movement. you can get creative, but that's for Pinterest, not DharmaWheel. Seriously, ...
by boda
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 43
Views: 557

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

For example: I spent about 10 years doing only mindfulness meditation, but even with something as simple and basic as this all sorts of weird shit happened and I was "forced" to seek out teachers from a traditional background to explain wtf was happening and point me in the correct direct...
by boda
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 80
Views: 1743

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

I believe religions need to be accessible and simple enough for people to apply to their lives without needing a doctorate in theology or philosophy.


This is an interesting thought. It seems to imply that people should be followers rather than seekers.
by boda
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hate speech is Free Speech?
Replies: 97
Views: 1263

Re: Hate speech is Free Speech?

Gotta admit to some real Schadenfreude with the Milo thing. Don't feel too happy, because this internal purge may be used as a springboard for a generalized attack on the Queer community. No, I am not saying "all gay men are pedophiles" but others will (and have in the past). It's amazing...
by boda
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 120
Views: 3432

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

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by boda
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hate speech is Free Speech?
Replies: 97
Views: 1263

Re: Hate speech is Free Speech?

Poor poor Milo crashes, burns. Too bad he wasn't just a tad more PC. :tongue:



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by boda
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Bizarro white House World
Replies: 21
Views: 374

Re: Bizarro white House World

Now quite a few jobs might come back to the USA, but they'll be done by robots. The days of being able to get a job for life on the factory floor are gone, and neither Trump nor anyone else is going to change that. Yup. And with all the deregulation, ostensibly to allow for job growth, these indust...
by boda
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?
Replies: 69
Views: 1214

Re: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?

What contrasts an actual process with a metaphysical truth? Empirical evidence vs belief, I imagine. Emptiness/no self is empirically verifiable in a significant way. Exercises such as this will show it in a basic sense: -Find five things that your believe define "yourself", and witness h...
by boda
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?
Replies: 69
Views: 1214

Re: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?

Still unclear on what a "metaphysical truth" is in terms of this question. Is rebirth metaphysics or is it an actual process? What's an actual process? What contrasts an actual process with a metaphysical truth? What is the usefulness of either concept in Buddhist terms? This whole questi...
by boda
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?
Replies: 69
Views: 1214

Re: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?

Johnny Dangerous wrote:Still unclear on what a "metaphysical truth" is in terms of this question.


Is rebirth metaphysics or is it an actual process?
by boda
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 26
Views: 602

Re: What you let into your mind

If you are fully divested from mean-spirited competitiveness, then it is quite workable to be kind and compassionate with such a person. But if you still have this feeling, or karmic traces of this feeling, that negative energy from the other person will find a home in your mind. Competition can be...

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