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by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 4975

Re: Collective karma

Here's a philosophical treatment of the question: https://www.unm.edu/~rhayes/Lecture10.pdf 1. The idea of collective karma In previous lectures I have referred to an interview with Lati Rinpoche in which the topic was karma and rebirth. One of the topics that came up in that interview was the notio...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Asbestos snowflakes on the tongue
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Asbestos snowflakes on the tongue

shaunc wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 am
I still live in a fibro house.
Mine is weatherboard (clapboard to our American friends, I believe) but most of the lining is fibro.
shaunc wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 am
As you said Kim, they're safe unless drilled or broken.
I didn't say it here, actually, but it's true enough and I have often said it elsewhere.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Asbestos snowflakes on the tongue
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Asbestos snowflakes on the tongue

Same-same but different here. We all lived in asbestos houses (they called it fibro-cement sheeting, but yep, it was asbestos. We all played with the broken bits and no-one worried about it. Our parents all smoked, and boys all tried it as soon as they could.There was a regular group that met behind...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Hindu with circumflex?
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Hindu with circumflex?

:coffee: I suspect you're right, Will, but the word's history is tangled enough that any spelling you can think of - and a few you can't - will have been used in the past. https://www.etymonline.com/word/Hindu http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/h_meaning.asp “Many scholars and historians have conc...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 2062

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

The theory: Folks in Asian countries tend to have lower rates of cancer, heart disease and obesity than Americans do, and they typically live longer, too. Researchers suspect that owes largely to their diet: a low-fat, healthy eating style that emphasizes rice, vegetables, fresh fruit and fish, wit...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 2062

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Asia starts from the Korean peninsula in the East, reaches the shore of the Aegean and borders with eastern-Europe in the West, it includes Siberia in the North, the Arabic peninsula and stretches South as far as Indonesia. Let's get serious here: there is no typical Asian diet. True, Greg, but if ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 2062

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

there is a thread for discussing vegetarianism in Buddhism. It will not be allowed to metasticize out of that area. Traditional diets: Rice, vegetables, pickles. That's what you fill up on. Meat is just a little side. Often fish. Chicken. Pork. Moderate portions. You should not feel full after the ...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Backyard Gardening
Replies: 285
Views: 38180

Re: Backyard Gardening

I'm thinking we really should use california redwood limber for our raised beds, even though it is more costly. Redwood is very durable, local and sustainably farmed (I think?). Our house was built around 1890's with local redwood, there's barely any damage or rot, if any. Termites hate it. :thumbs...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Backyard Gardening
Replies: 285
Views: 38180

Re: Backyard Gardening

Paint or other finishes serve as both decoration and protection for wood. Most wood needs some protection if it's going to be constantly in contact with dirt, as the inside and bottom of the raised bed will be. Protection from rain, wind and sun is less important but will extend its life. Paint or ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Did You Eat Today ?
Replies: 117
Views: 4341

Re: What Did You Eat Today ?

Dessert last night was ... culturally peculiar, let's say, but nice: baked apples stuffed with dried fruit served with green tea ice cream The apples were home-cooked but the ice-cream was store bought. We do the applies in the microwave for speed and convenience - you don't get the burnt-caramel fl...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Backyard Gardening
Replies: 285
Views: 38180

Re: Backyard Gardening

You could start with all the edible oils - olive, canola, peanut, walnut, ...

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Backyard Gardening
Replies: 285
Views: 38180

Re: Backyard Gardening

But I wonder how this black burned wood would last. :spy: Pre-burning the surface like this actually makes the wood more resistant to fire, a serious concern in 1700s Japan (when the technique was commonly used), as all houses then were made out of wood. But the developers of this technique also di...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Backyard Gardening
Replies: 285
Views: 38180

Re: Backyard Gardening

Aaah, raised beds. Hochbeete. :lol: A new vocabulary. It looks very nicely like zen style. But painted wood can't stand the weather. It will look very different next year. :tongue: So, it's not worth it. i assume. I think brown wood looks better, if you know it's healthy. I'm only an amateur garden...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Backyard Gardening
Replies: 285
Views: 38180

Re: Backyard Gardening

No seeds? Isn't that a fruitarian fairytale? Rice is seeds. :smile: There are some extreme vegetarians who won't eat seeds but I don't think the idea was conceivable in the Buddha's society. As you say, Ayu, rice is seeds. Seeds - grains - have always been the staple food of pre-industrial agricult...
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: 243

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: 641

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: 1187

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: 2769

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: 1662

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...

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