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by tonysharp
Mon May 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 5098

Re: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

If you don't want to engage in real-world groups, there's no need to restrict yourself to a single school. Hi Kim, I haven't quite ruled out going to another real-world group. It's just that walking uninvited into a private organization, and being among large groups of people I don't know, makes me...
by tonysharp
Mon May 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 5098

Re: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

I spent most of yesterday researching and meditating on various schools. Currently, Tibetan Buddhism and Zen have resonated with me the most. Leaving Theravada isn't something that I've decided to do, or wish to complete, on a whim; I've contemplated this for several months. While I still have great...
by tonysharp
Sun May 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 5098

Re: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

I'm not quite sure what the end of it will be, but i favor equal status for women and men, laity and cloistered. Amen to that. Working on one's own defilements is not contradicted by helping others or sharing the Dhamma. This is an entirely false and shameful view not supported anywhere in the Sutt...
by tonysharp
Sun May 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 5098

Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

After being a Theravada Buddhist for about 12 years, I'm starting to question my compatibility with this school. In the communities I frequent, renunciate practices like Satipaṭṭhāna are heavily emphasized over traditional lay and devotional practices. Furthermore, the mere mention of using the teac...
by tonysharp
Fri May 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 114
Views: 61328

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

Hi everyone, My name is Tony. I'm 37 years old, and I reside in midwest America. I've been a practicing Buddhist for about 12 years now, I think. I've been a member of dhammawheel for about 10 years as "mettafuture", and I was on eSangha before that. My primary objects of meditation are buddhanusati...

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