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by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Yak: Tibetan special issue of a women's mag.
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Yak: Tibetan special issue of a women's mag.

Womankind is a classy magazine which I rarely see and would not normally read but the current issue came my way and I have to recommend it here because of its themes: Tibet and Buddhism. There are photo-essays and interviews with Tibetans in exile in Nepal and India, articles about wellbeing and co...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Return after a long absence
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Return after a long absence

Welcome back, Ogyen. :hi:
I don't think you will find DW has changed much, for better or for worse - and given that most internet forums go :toilet: after a while, I think we can be quite pleased with that. :smile:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: How do buddhists find exercise motivation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

Re: How do buddhists find exercise motivation?

Before I began meditating I was big into exercise. I would go to the gym daily and work out for a couple hours. Now I seem to have let go of some attachments including to a good looking body or to lift heavier weight. So, without that as a motivating tool, how does one find the energy and desire to...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 2317

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

If you want more inspiration and encouragement to minimise meat in your diet ...

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Have you changed Buddhist schools since joining DW?
Replies: 31
Views: 1518

Re: Have you changed Buddhist schools since joining DW?

Not really but have learned a lot about other perspectives and ideas I had never considered. I've particularly learned a lot about Pure Land due to the meticulous way in which those associated with it answer questions and link to resources about it. I still feel a basic affinity with Zen although I...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Steven Hawking is now dead
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Steven Hawking is now dead

There's quite a lot more about him here - https://www.space.com/15923-stephen-hawking.html including links to his interviews and a TED talk.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Qigong - Standing Like A Tree, Breathing Like A Buddha
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Qigong - Standing Like A Tree, Breathing Like A Buddha

:thanks:
Excellent blog post by Ajahn Sucitto.

:twothumbsup:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nāgārjuna's Fourfold Negation & Śrāvakayāna
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Nāgārjuna's Fourfold Negation & Śrāvakayāna

In SN 12.15, Śākyamuni states: "Everything exists": That is one extreme. "Everything doesn't exist": That is a second extreme. Avoiding these two extremes, the Tathagata teaches the Dhamma via the middle. The fourfold catuṣkoṭi tetralemma in Mahāyāna is really just an extension of the above. Thankf...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Thien
Topic: About the Lieu Quan School of Thien
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: About the Lieu Quan School of Thien

:thanks: I like TNH's teachings but don't know much about the tradition he comes from. ... Lieu Quan said: The great way of Reality, Is the pure ocean of the true nature. The source of Mind has penetrates everywhere. From the roots of virtue springs the tradition of compassion. Vinaya, samadhi, and ...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 2317

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Shakshuka Sauté diced onions and red peppers Add Spanish smoked paprika and ground cumin seed Add equal amount of diced tomatoes A bit of diced garlic, then simmer Stir in some non fat feta cheese Top with eggs or egg whites, cover with lid until eggs are lightly poached :twothumbsup: Simmer very g...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 2317

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

I'm trying to reduce my meat consumption and gradually work towards a vegetarian diet, but one thing I've found is that I often don't feel particularly full after a vegetarian meal. Do you have any recommendations for balanced meals that aren't too calorific but are more filling? I know I could jus...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 2317

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

I'm trying to reduce my meat consumption and gradually work towards a vegetarian diet, but one thing I've found is that I often don't feel particularly full after a vegetarian meal. Do you have any recommendations for balanced meals that aren't too calorific but are more filling? I know I could jus...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Transitioning from Theravada toMahyana
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Transitioning from Theravada toMahyana

Hi, Anthony, I hang around both Wheels because both traditions have plenty to offer me. What I value most on the Theravadin side is the Pali Canon - I find the teachings of the suttas, for the most part, very clear, direct and useful. What I value on the Mahayana side is the emphasis, via the bodhis...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: From The North Pole To Rome.
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: From The North Pole To Rome.

:thanks: Thanks, Minobu. I'm glad Toronto has cleaned up its act - every city that does this helps the rest of the world as well. But the weird wild weather is going to keep on coming for quite a while, basically because we've added energy to the atmosphere. Here's a US example of Europe's current B...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: From The North Pole To Rome.
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: From The North Pole To Rome.

I don't know the history of these Red and Yellow warnings. I don't recall any such thing before the last few months... Get used to them, and get used to being thankful for them. The era of frequent extreme weather events driven by global warming has coincided pretty well with our technological abil...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: From The North Pole To Rome.
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: From The North Pole To Rome.

A weather phenomenon called 'A Sudden Stratospheric Warming' over the north pole is bringing large volumes of snow to Europe. In Rome, the Coliseum and Vatican City are shrouded in white.. yeah it's called winter Nah. It's called extreme weather - winter doesn't make headlines in the other hemisphe...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Indoor climbing/bouldering
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Indoor climbing/bouldering

Both of you need to get outdoors and do the real thing whenever you can. Sunlight, fresh air, great scenery, friends to rescue you when things go astray ... :twothumbsup: Kim I did the real thing as a teenager, it's great but the time and money expenditure is -way- beyond what you have to sacrifice...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Indoor climbing/bouldering
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Indoor climbing/bouldering

Both of you need to get outdoors and do the real thing whenever you can. Sunlight, fresh air, great scenery, friends to rescue you when things go astray ...

:twothumbsup:
Kim

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