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by joy&peace
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Chess

I'm not a good player, but I dearly love the game and have played since I was a kid. These days I have no one play, I get in maybe one game per year:( I have been teaching my 10 year old how to play and she is getting into it. Me too. Loved it greatly since a kid, and had some nice successes. Chess...
by joy&peace
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Chess

It's possible to do both. But, being affected like that is understandable. I've found studying a lot will overcome it, and also being aware and meditating very much. Also walking a lot, (1-2 hours each day, or several days a week is great), can be very helpful. The idea is to be unaffected, just lik...
by joy&peace
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Chess

I play chess on my iPhone, set to a level where I can win, but not always, and not that easily. It's set to ELO 1600 if that means anything. It's a nice little app called ChessPro . Regrettably nobody in my social circle plays chess, otherwise I'd play real people from time to time. It seems Zen an...
by joy&peace
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Chess

A0 is the nickname, so to speak, of AlphaZero. It looks funny but it's shorter and easier. A0 changed chess, and it's like flight, or telephones, or something similar in it's advance, in that nothing similar to it has ever been seen. Games and positions of A0 are unique, and so far beyond anything e...
by joy&peace
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Chess

I'm not a good player, but I dearly love the game and have played since I was a kid. These days I have no one play, I get in maybe one game per year:( I have been teaching my 10 year old how to play and she is getting into it. That is really awesome. That is a fairly perfect age to begin, and the s...
by joy&peace
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Chess

That's really awesome, Keith. Do you get to take your kid to any tournaments? Those are really great for children. Fun and learning concentration, and spatial logic and all the rest that is chess.

Do you have any favorite games? Over your career.
by joy&peace
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Chess

At the moment I'm working on 4 by A0, that are less than 60 moves each.

Previously, ones like Smyslov, Botvinnik, Alekhine, Bronstein, and later ones were focuses for my study.

Chessmetrics.com is a nice website.
by joy&peace
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Chess

Anyway, it's Stockfish.
by joy&peace
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Chess

Why not just ask what is SF?

:heart:
by joy&peace
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Chess

A good number. Not very specific, but as I mentioned I discovered, studying A0's games is kind of beautiful. Not easy to describe how much it is beneficial... Memorizing them, is really my best. I grew up playing tournaments, my first one was 10 round, 3 days when I was 11 or 12, and the games were ...
by joy&peace
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: A small practice but a good one

That sounds like a good one :) I also am reminded of the idea, to view all as Buddhas, but, another way may be to see all with no blame... And, to cultivate metta with meditation and so forth... To speak with loving kindness as muuh as possible.. It helps to travel, when we see someplace new, it is ...
by joy&peace
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Chess

Namaste, Hope all are well. Wanted to talk about chess if anyone is interested.. I'm a somewhat strong player.. I've won vs an IM, or international master, maybe 6, or 7 years ago.. My rating has always been lower, because I haven't focused on that, and because I haven't played as much as studying. ...
by joy&peace
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: A small practice but a good one

Skillful means, Queequeg :rolling: hehe
by joy&peace
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: A small practice but a good one

Yes. Another thing is to look with clarity, or, emptiness. If the heart is clear, then it's more possible to see clearly. To look without clouding thoughts, etc. And/or, with mindfulness of Buddha. I.e., inwardly remembering Amitabha Buddha, or meditating on emptiness as in Zen, etc., Then looking a...
by joy&peace
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 79
Views: 1952

Re: What is Art ?

That's pretty cool PeterC. It reminds me of a Japanese saying, 'go up on the mountain but then come back down.' There is an interesting idea about truth that says everything exists. If something can be thought up, it exists, if only as idea. Idk similar. A video game character is true, and real, and...
by joy&peace
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 79
Views: 1952

Re: What is Art ?

Did you write that?

I think it was Schiller who said that art should make people happy
by joy&peace
Sat May 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation with nature sounds
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Meditation with nature sounds

Meditation in nature is great, or with nature sounds. Very much benefit there.
by joy&peace
Sat May 18, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best Trek The Next Generation episodes?
Replies: 20
Views: 524

Re: Best Trek The Next Generation episodes?

So if it's not a guilty pleasure, it's an innocent one?

:ugeek:
:thanks:

How come there are 2 devils but no angels?
by joy&peace
Fri May 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 67
Views: 1302

Re: Trauma and the public mind

Love and compassion are always the best backdrop. It helps to speak about ideas rather than people. I.e., "great minds discuss ideas, small minds discuss people" type of deal. To speak positively about good things, etc, is the medicine for the world. To speak with kindness and compassion is healing ...
by joy&peace
Fri May 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 67
Views: 1302

Re: Trauma and the public mind

Not long ago a teenager in Maylaysia jumped to her death after an Instagram poll voted more that she should do so, when she asked, 'Should I live or die.'

So, no, we are not too coddly, Q. We are not suffering from too much empathy. Especially online.

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