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by Redfaery
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 72
Views: 9261

Re: Drug Addiction

I know a lot of people who use kratom to help with withdrawals. Does anyone else have any of this experience? I'd like to hear your stories. Seems to be quite poisonous, likewise addictive and last not least illegal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitragyna_speciosa#United_States It gets touted as a...
by Redfaery
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Alt-right coming out of their ugly closet.
Replies: 81
Views: 5843

Re: Alt-right coming out of their ugly closet.

Several off topic posts removed.
by Redfaery
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 25274

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

However, poor, uneducated whites have less of a "white privilege" than many of the social activists claim they do. Yes, a poor white guy is less likely to get shot by white police officers than a poor black guy is, but beyond that, poor whites have few advantages and have many problems associated w...
by Redfaery
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist Holydays
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: Tibetan Buddhist Holydays

It will depend on which tradition one follows. There are (at least) two different lunar calendars in use to calculate the dates. If you have a local sangha, I'd ask there.
by Redfaery
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dalai Lama with a cat
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: The Dalai Lama with a cat

WuMing wrote:looks like a photoshop creation.
I don't see why it would be. HHDL does actually have pet cats.
by Redfaery
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where are the bodhisattvas?
Replies: 32
Views: 3949

Re: Where are the bodhisattvas?

I'm not really sure I can answer your question adequately, but I've had experiences that have convinced me that the buddhas and bodhisattvas are really there, and can really help us. More importantly, they can help us help ourselves. They make us realize that we are the ones who have to change. What...
by Redfaery
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: amulets for modern problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Re: amulets for modern problems

I think it's really lovely. So the clergy are providing more personalized care for the people they serve. That's a good thing!
by Redfaery
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movies you have watched a lot of times.
Replies: 56
Views: 5450

Re: Movies you have watched a lot of times.

12 Angry Men is my all-time favorite.
by Redfaery
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Failing at meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 3749

Re: Failing at meditation

So, this may seem like a random question, but are you burning incense while you meditate? It's a wonderful offering, but I've found that if I breathe the smoke in for too long, it triggers a tightness in my chest like you mention. Just something to think about.
by Redfaery
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: is a sangha needed?
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Re: is a sangha needed?

Well, yes...the sangha is important. It's one of the three jewels. You take refuge in it, along with the Buddha and the Dharma. No matter how well you think you're doing on your own, you would do so much better with others helping you.
by Redfaery
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to believe in rebirth
Replies: 142
Views: 14706

Re: How to believe in rebirth

If somebody wants to believe in rebirth but has trouble getting to that point, what should they do? What should they read? For me it wasn't too much of a leap at all. I was raised in a *heavily* spiritual household, and taught about heaven and hell extensively, yet I could never accept the idea. I ...
by Redfaery
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Alright ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1465

Re: Alright ...

Welcome. :)
by Redfaery
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Eternal City.
Replies: 17
Views: 1350

Re: The Eternal City.

Have fun!
by Redfaery
Tue May 17, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: DW Reader's Choice Awards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1872

Re: DW Reader's Choice Awards?

Luke wrote:Perhaps I was also hoping to push the Dharma Wheel forum more into the media spotlight and to create some "buzz" about it... hehe
Why?
by Redfaery
Fri May 13, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Inside the Bathroom Movement
Replies: 65
Views: 5994

Re: Inside the Bathroom Movement

You are not familiar with the liberated girls of today, especially in the big city schools. Do you think a trans guy will be welcomed into the girls room or shower by hugs and kisses? Will a trans girl get back slaps and a membership card in the patriarchy, when he strides into the boys room or sho...
by Redfaery
Fri May 13, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: DW Reader's Choice Awards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1872

Re: DW Reader's Choice Awards?

One forum I frequent has a user "reputation" system. There were many checks and balances in place to prevent abuse, but somehow people still managed to abuse it. My best friend received a downvote on one of her posts. Since the downvotes had to come with feedback...it did. An anonymous note calling ...
by Redfaery
Fri May 13, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Inside the Bathroom Movement
Replies: 65
Views: 5994

Re: Inside the Bathroom Movement

There is just one massive problem with gender-neutral bathrooms, and that is the potential of abuse inflicted there on women (and GBTQ men) by men. If only we could make sure it does not happen... But this already happens, even in bathrooms segregated by sex. Is a WOMEN ONLY sign some sort of magic...
by Redfaery
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is it being attached to miss someone?
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Is it being attached to miss someone?

Of course it is. Think about it this way - every day you pass people on the street and you will never see them again. Do you mourn that?

Doesn't mean you should beat yourself up over it though, and I'm really sorry you're feeling sad. :consoling:
by Redfaery
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with not so "nice" statues of Buddhas?
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: What to do with not so "nice" statues of Buddhas?

gyamtsotrinle wrote:I mean that their face and also some others part of body is little bit damage.
Can you repair the damage, or just patch over it?

If you really don't want to put them on your shrine, why don't you set aside some other space for them in your home where people can see them and plant good seeds?
by Redfaery
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sarcasm
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: Sarcasm

I'm autistic, and I have a hard time picking up when people are being sarcastic. People also don't pick up when *I'm* being sarcastic, so I get told quite often by my family that I shouldn't make sarcastic jokes, since it's upsetting when they can't tell if I'm serious. Yet everyone else in my famil...

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