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by Bristollad
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 57
Views: 804

Re: Is punishment of children required?

The current trend is away from punishment or over-permissiveness, and towards natural consequences, which to me makes sense. Definitely with my experiences so far in fatherhood, trying to get kids to be as independent and responsible as possible is where it's at. Instead of being autocratic and "pu...
by Bristollad
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?

In my experience at Jamyang in London and at ILTk in Italy, it's most frequently Medicine Buddha puja and offering of 108 lights weekly. In London, the local Tibetans and Gurkhas would sometimes come to the centre to do this too.
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1172

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Advice from The Vegan Society concerning B12:

https://www.vegansociety.com/resources/ ... itamin-b12
by Bristollad
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan words
Replies: 25
Views: 561

Re: Tibetan words

I didn't say it was Ladakhi Good to keep in mind that this is a Ladakhi publication Hmmm, maybe it's not just in Tibetan where there are regional differences But yes, Tibetan is a language with much regional variety. And the populations in Chinese-controlled areas and the Tibetan diasapora are also...
by Bristollad
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan words
Replies: 25
Views: 561

Re: Tibetan words

Good to keep in mind that this is a Ladakhi publication and that there are often different translations in use in the Tibetan areas of the PRC, especially as it pertains to things introduced in the 20th century. Looking closely, it was published by one of the Khangsten's of Drepung Loseling and pri...
by Bristollad
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why would people delay buddhahood?
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: Why would people delay buddhahood?

exactly, there seem to be different interpretations of the meaning of enlightenment, nirvana, Buddha, Buddhahood, etc. if there are clear distinctions, i would be happy to know. however, i suspect that it is a matter of doctrine and varies from school to school. do you believe they are synonymous? ...
by Bristollad
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why would people delay buddhahood?
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: Why would people delay buddhahood?

Can I ask why some of the people delay buddhahood until some of their vows are achieved? Why wouldn’t they want to become a Buddha in the fastest time possible? Also why would people prefer the gradual path to enlightenment instead of the sudden path? These are very difficult questions but very sti...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Last Jedi? What'd you think?
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: Last Jedi? What'd you think?

Personally I liked it, and I like it more after watching it a second time. All through this film people kept making wrong choices and then you had Yoda to explain - wrong choices, weakness can be the greatest aid to learning. Being the infallible hero who makes no mistakes or trying be one, can get ...
by Bristollad
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery

suprised that monks are not used to wash their hands if they often hold scriptures and other delicate things :jawdrop: How is Helicobacter pylori transmitted? Cave DR, Department of Medicine, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton, Massachusetts, USA. drcave@pol.net Abstract Helicobacter pylori i...
by Bristollad
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Worship?
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: Worship?

What do you mean by worship? If you say your understanding is that it isn't part of the Buddha's teaching, then why are you asking if it is required by a practising Buddhist? Has someone told you to worship the Buddha? Or do you think that there are others who do worship the Buddha contrary to what...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Worship?
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: Worship?

What do you mean by worship? If you say your understanding is that it isn't part of the Buddha's teaching, then why are you asking if it is required by a practising Buddhist? Has someone told you to worship the Buddha? Or do you think that there are others who do worship the Buddha contrary to what ...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Je Tsongkhapa thangka image
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Je Tsongkhapa thangka image

A small version of the image is still on the site - it says it was from an exhibition: The Mystical Arts of Tibet Featuring Personal Sacred Objects of the Dalai Lama July 20 – December 29, 1996 and April 15 – June 7, 1998 Seems to be five in the series on the site https://museum.oglethorpe.edu/exhib...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Steven Hawking is now dead
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Steven Hawking is now dead

It's fitting seeing as how he was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death. One brilliant quote pointing out the frequent disconnect between philosophical musings and ordinary life: I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look ...
by Bristollad
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is sex( “Immoral “ ) inherently bad or neutral?
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Is sex( “Immoral “ ) inherently bad or neutral?

For me, I don’t think sex is that bad or impure as humans would conceptualise it to be because it can be compared to eating / desiring our favourite food. And yes , another thing about immoral sex. What is immoral and moral in each of our minds? I feel that pre marital sex is ok, provided the child...
by Bristollad
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is sex( “Immoral “ ) inherently bad or neutral?
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Is sex( “Immoral “ ) inherently bad or neutral?

Matthew wrote: but what about those tiger moms? Are they not the same? Why do people conceptualise anything with sex as a vile act and condemn it generally?
No, tiger moms are not the same as rapists. Being made to do your homework is not the same as being raped.
Sexual relationships are not vile, rape is.
by Bristollad
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Duck?
Replies: 58
Views: 1461

Re: What is a Duck?

It's a question of dominant activity of brain side. For me it helped to spontaneously interrupt. Quasi PHAT lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CEr2GfGilw @lukeinaz how come you think the figure doesn't move? Is this how you see it? Of course the figure moves and appears to spin. When looked at cl...
by Bristollad
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Duck?
Replies: 58
Views: 1461

Re: What is a Duck?

amanitamusc wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:49 am
It starts clockwise and turns counter every time.
No trick to it.
Interesting. For me, it started turning anti-clockwise first. Chance or different wiring :thinking:
Trying to see "not spinning". Now that's a hard one!
by Bristollad
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Duck?
Replies: 58
Views: 1461

Re: What is a Duck?

either - but I have to look using my peripheral vision to get it to change direction.
by Bristollad
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is sex( “Immoral “ ) inherently bad or neutral?
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Is sex( “Immoral “ ) inherently bad or neutral?

And yes , another thing about immoral sex. What is immoral and moral in each of our minds? To me, because I know my mind is rather eccentric , I feel that pre marital sex is ok, provided the child would accept it too and not be forced into it - after all, the child would too become an adult one day...