Search found 275 matches

by Redfaery
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Eating at restaurants that serve meat and alcohol
Replies: 57
Views: 8737

Re: Eating at restaurants that serve meat and alcohol

goldenlight: not all of us eat meat because we lack the willpower to be vegetarians. I am prone to anemia, and simply cannot get the nutrients I need from vegetable sources alone. I also happen to be allergic to soy, so many meat substitutes are simply not edible for me anyway.
by Redfaery
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Finding the right teacher
Replies: 16
Views: 1887

Re: Finding the right teacher

I'm a "her"???
by Redfaery
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Finding the right teacher
Replies: 16
Views: 1887

Re: Finding the right teacher

I'm a member of a Gelug center that's not 2 miles from me. I like it very much there.

I just don't know how to tell if the time is *really* right for me, or how I'm supposed to go about choosing who my teacher will be.
by Redfaery
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Nature of Buddhahood
Replies: 64
Views: 6281

Re: The Nature of Buddhahood

Well...omniscience isn't omnipotence.
by Redfaery
Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Finding the right teacher
Replies: 16
Views: 1887

Finding the right teacher

I feel like I'm ready for a teacher, but I don't know what to do next, or if I'm REALLY ready at all.

HELP MEEEEEE
by Redfaery
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you learn and practice Tibetan Buddhism from books?
Replies: 35
Views: 6118

Re: Can you learn and practice Tibetan Buddhism from books?

You can certainly learn about Tibetan Buddhism in books, but you won't get much further than that.
by Redfaery
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why Buddhism over Vedanta?
Replies: 122
Views: 17663

Re: Why Buddhism over Vedanta?

I read a description of shunyata and felt great joy. That is why "I" chose Buddhism.
by Redfaery
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: European refugee crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 17927

Re: European refugee crisis

The UN said on Sunday that its humanitarian agencies were on the verge of bankruptcy and unable to meet the basic needs of millions of people because of the scale of the refugee crisis in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. It is now physically impossible to stem the tide. “We are broke,” the UN hi...
by Redfaery
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you answer people who try to convert you?
Replies: 74
Views: 9740

Re: How do you answer people who try to convert you?

Serenity509 wrote:
Redfaery wrote: But the best answer to people who try to convert you is "I don't wish to discuss it."
What do you do in a work environment where your coworkers are hostile or disparaging of your beliefs?
Depends on the situation. Is this happening to you right now?
by Redfaery
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you answer people who try to convert you?
Replies: 74
Views: 9740

Re: How do you answer people who try to convert you?

Ummm...the sutras weren't written down for a long time either, just so you know.

But the best answer to people who try to convert you is "I don't wish to discuss it."
by Redfaery
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Adderall, ADHD...
Replies: 29
Views: 6423

Re: Adderall, ADHD...

Adderall is a form of amphetamine, which is highly addictive. It's not addictive, it doesn't give users a high experience either I've been on Adderall as I need it for my ADHD. When used as directed by a competent physician or psychiatrist, it is definitely NOT addictive. I've taken Adderall, Rital...
by Redfaery
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: HHDL advice: Westerners to take monk/nun as teacher
Replies: 27
Views: 3409

Re: HHDL advice: Westerners to take monk/nun as teacher

Ayu wrote:"Gurunini"

(Image )
:jumping: I *like* it!!
by Redfaery
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: HHDL advice: Westerners to take monk/nun as teacher
Replies: 27
Views: 3409

Re: HHDL advice: Westerners to take monk/nun as teacher

Heh....I'm spending more and more time at the Dharma center nowadays, and I have to agree with His Holiness's advice. I mean... *I'm* an upashika. I'd be a very "inferior" guru! (gura?)
by Redfaery
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: POLL on knowing conservatives
Replies: 103
Views: 10336

Re: POLL on knowing conservatives

I'm pretty liberal. Registered to the Democratic party here in the US. I'm LGBTQ and a feminist.

But...ah...most of my relatives are conservative. And quite a few of my friends. The area where I grew up is very conservative. I'm well versed with conservatism. It's not for me.
by Redfaery
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Make Like Reddit
Replies: 19
Views: 4350

Re: Make Like Reddit

A pagan interfaith forum I frequent has this feature, and they've actually decided they need to do away with it, because it became a tool for subtle bullying. So no, I don't think it's a good idea.
by Redfaery
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: An odd prayer request
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

An odd prayer request

Just today, one of my friends suddenly lost one of her cats...the second in less than 6 months. One of my other friends also has a cat that is very sick, and my family has lost 3 cats in the last year. I also see that someone has posted about a sick kitten they have adopted. Just this morning, there...
by Redfaery
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: A Difficult Dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 3585

Re: A Difficult Dilemma

How is the cat's mood? Does he seem to be in pain? If he isn't suffering greatly, I suggest asking your vet about palliative care instead of outright euthanasia. My family has dealt with several cats who've had chronic illnesses. They will let you know when they're ready to go.
by Redfaery
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I call it "the pink Cloud effect".
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: I call it "the pink Cloud effect".

"Pink Cloud Effect" is an AWESOME name for it. And yes, it has happened to me....more than once.
by Redfaery
Fri May 29, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The Benten-do, in Ueno Park, Tokyo
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: The Benten-do, in Ueno Park, Tokyo

Leaving tomorrow. :(
by Redfaery
Fri May 29, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The Benten-do, in Ueno Park, Tokyo
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

The Benten-do, in Ueno Park, Tokyo

There was a Buddhist service there this morning that I managed to catch the end of. It was so beautiful! The way the monks chanted was awe-inspiring. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8834/17561623354_29d818d9f2_z.jpg DSCF1042 by Anne Megerian , on Flickr https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7747/17997995509_c...

Go to advanced search