Search found 1297 matches

by boda
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma, "soulmates" etc
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Karma, "soulmates" etc

So, I'm curious what anyone's take, including the actual Buddhist official outlook is on "soul mates", chance encounters, predestined relationships and all that. My understanding is that our karma determines just about everything, so when we meet people it's due to our karma? But what exactly does ...
by boda
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non Buddhist enlightenment
Replies: 36
Views: 643

Re: Non Buddhist enlightenment

From what I've read in the "What is Enlighhtenment?" section of that blog it does not go beyond "clever words." With a large amount of nonsense. While perhaps well-intentioned, there is often a great irony to be seen in these cases of people creating their own systems by cherry-picking from traditi...
by boda
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non Buddhist enlightenment
Replies: 36
Views: 643

Re: Non Buddhist enlightenment

From what I've read in the "What is Enlighhtenment?" section of that blog it does not go beyond "clever words." With a large amount of nonsense. While perhaps well-intentioned, there is often a great irony to be seen in these cases of people creating their own systems by cherry-picking from traditi...
by boda
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2112

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Last night Sean Hannity (Fox News contributor) said, “many are hailing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a rising star on the political landscape but in reality, her views, her policy positions, are actually downright scary.” And then showed a graphic outlining her platform: “Medicare For All” “Housing A...
by boda
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2112

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

I think "liberal" immigration laws are meant to exploit the poor and destroy the native working class. Have no issue with the rest except what it means to "support LGBT. I think private businesses have the right to say they can't decorate a cake with LGBT messages. Yeah, abolishing ICE was the only...
by boda
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2112

Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Last night Sean Hannity (Fox News contributor) said, “many are hailing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a rising star on the political landscape but in reality, her views, her policy positions, are actually downright scary.” And then showed a graphic outlining her platform: “Medicare For All” “Housing As...
by boda
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 100
Views: 2434

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

And once again they managed to deflect the issue away from the real problem to what Melania was wearing. Hook, line and sinker... Presumably, from the Trump administrations point of view, the problem is the sympathy generated by their new policy (resulting in children being separated from their par...
by boda
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 100
Views: 2434

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

The message is simple, she doesn't care, and suggests that others shouldn't care.

Some seem to have taken the message to heart.

Image
by boda
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Help me with a difficult family conversation.
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: Help me with a difficult family conversation.

This doesn't sound like an occasion that is going to happen very often. If it were, I would be against it (and would have the appropriate talk). I’m with Virgo, because is sounds like it would be a rare occasion, and an occasion where gramps might have a good opportunity to bond with the kids, in h...
by boda
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

Thanks for sharing, Lindama.

Yeah I tried it for only about 10 minutes, just kinda testing the water. From what I understand it is definitely not something you want to do by yourself, going full throttle.
by boda
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

Lots of subjects like this don't have studies or organized collections of hard data available . If you are lucky enough to research a subject that does have studies, meta studies, and hard data, then you are well set. If that stuff does not exist, you are forced to draw conclusions using what evide...
by boda
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

Do you have a problem with something being easy? Well, for instance, in the book when talking about Leary and the like, Pollan describes how in some people ego dissolution can rapidly lead to ego expansion. So a sustained effort may be necessary to integrate such an experience. I can't see ever not...
by boda
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

To be somewhat uncomfortably candid with you, the reason I’m currently interested in holotropic breathwork and other ‘hacks’ is rather specific: to deactivate the neural default mode network. This is the neural network associated with the sense of self. As a Buddhist, I assume it makes intuitive se...
by boda
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

Lots of subjects like this don't have studies or organized collections of hard data available . If you are lucky enough to research a subject that does have studies, meta studies, and hard data, then you are well set. If that stuff does not exist, you are forced to draw conclusions using what evide...
by boda
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

He's right though, applied incorrectly practices can lead to de-realization episodes and even psychosis. This is mentioned in plenty of texts, and we have lots of modern examples too...most recently "Geshe" Michael Roche's students dying of suicide, and the same issue with a few people at Goenka re...
by boda
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

You and JD made a dubious claim. I asked for supporting evidence or an argument of some kind. So far you’ve failed to do this. This not the result that I want. It’s just what has occurred up to this point. https://youtu.be/V-7u9usC22o Dude, how long have you been bouncing around this forum? You thi...
by boda
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

I’ll take this as an admission that you can’t support your claims. You can take it any way that it any way you want. Basically it means I don't give enough of a crap about how you waste your time and energy in order to attempt to dissuade you any further. You and JD made a dubious claim. I asked fo...
by boda
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

You can’t say that he’s right, and least without presenting any actual evidence or even a modest argument. Stories about what happened to a few people on retreats is not evidence. Maybe you can dig up some studies or something that supports your claim? I won’t hold my breath. Dude... Nobody is hold...
by boda
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

Ummmm... no actually. It is one thing to realise the conditioned nature of our existence and how the relative self is a conglomeration of parts and another thing to induce dissociative psychosis. Well aren’t you the optimist. :lol: He's right though, applied incorrectly practices can lead to de-rea...
by boda
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Have you tried Holotropic Breathwork?

To be somewhat uncomfortably candid with you, the reason I’m currently interested in holotropic breathwork and other ‘hacks’ is rather specific: to deactivate the neural default mode network. This is the neural network associated with the sense of self. As a Buddhist, I assume it makes intuitive se...

Go to advanced search