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by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 84522

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

We're already past the point of no return by some estimates. Sort-of-true, but saying it like that is almost saying, "We're doomed," which just isn't true. But there is never any 'return' anyway - you can't step into the same river twice, the only constant in life is change, etc. Nothing we can eve...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 84522

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Ahem .... Huseng ... If energy is available, it will be used . Political and social forces will see to it being used one way or another if it is affordable and needed.. Hi, Huseng, You said something like this a few pages back and I asked you about the source of your 20/20 foresight and you shut up ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?
Replies: 19
Views: 3486

Re: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?

It's a Vietnamese Temple. I am Vietnamese. Buddhist practice in Vietnam differs from that of other Asian countries, and does not contain the same institutional structures, hierarchy, or sanghas that exist in other traditional Buddhist settings. It has instead grown from a symbiotic relationship wit...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 84522

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

:coffee: My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together. ... We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the fa...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 84522

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

If energy is available, it will be used . Political and social forces will see to it being used one way or another if it is affordable and needed.. Hi, Huseng, You said something like this a few pages back and I asked you about the source of your 20/20 foresight and you shut up for a while ... can ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 84522

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

From the New York Times today: "WHETHER in Davos or almost anywhere else that leaders are discussing the world’s problems, they are missing by far the biggest issue: the rapidly deteriorating global environment and its ability to support civilization. The situation is pretty much an endgame. Unless...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Apologies, if deemed necessary by the e-sangha
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: Apologies, if deemed necessary by the e-sangha

Hi, Jainarayan, For my part, you are very welcome here. :smile: Your thread title made me wonder what your post was about, however, for a reason which you may not be aware of: "e-sangha" was in fact the name of a Buddhist forum and some folk here are still somewhat traumatised by its acrimonious dis...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 84522

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

I have just come across a web-site that is relevant and positive - The Context Insitute, http://www.context.org/ Its guiding principles are: Transforming our cultures to fit our new reality is the core challenge of our times. We have inherited most of our institutions, values and concepts from a ver...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Correction to subforum heading
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Correction to subforum heading

retrofuturist wrote:Done - thanks.

Maitri,
Retro. :)
:bow:
Thank you, Retro!
You do a wonderful job here (I promised you a compliment so I had to say that - but I do mean it, too).

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Correction to subforum heading
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Correction to subforum heading

mi tyni request languyshes iet ...
:crying:

Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Access to Insight: An Incomplete Canon
Replies: 22
Views: 10701

Re: Access to Insight: An Incomplete Canon

... Access to Insight and other (kindly provided) free and legitimate Dhamma and Dharma sources. :namaste: There are *lots* of other resources, often free, some as real dead-tree books, many more online. Some of the people over at Dhamma Wheel have been compiling a list, with links, for a couple of...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?
Replies: 19
Views: 3486

Re: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?

Chua Phuoc Hue where I go is strictly Mahayana: TianTai, Thien/Chan/Zen, and Pure Land are the only practices taught. Aside from Shakyamuni Buddha and Amitabha Buddha, the Bodhisattvas recognized are pretty standard for East Asian Mahayana: Kwan Yin form of Avalokiteshvara, Ksitigarbha, Samantabhad...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?
Replies: 19
Views: 3486

Re: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?

Not sure I agree with the previous poster. It looks like a Buddhist temple to me, and the few words of Vietnamese I know suggest that too. Still, this might clear up something that has long been a mystery to me: the shopkeeper of my local Vietnamese market has both Confucius and Buddha on her shop ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 84522

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Yes, it's sad, but I don't know that that attitude is spreading. I think extreme weather events are going to focus people's minds rather quickly, and people who noticed the problems earlier have gained knowledge and put in place structures which will allow surprisingly quick turnaround of all sorts ...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?
Replies: 19
Views: 3486

Re: Anybody know what Chua Dieu Quang is?

Hi, DaftChris, I think you're on the right track ... definitely Vietnamese :tongue: and probably connected to the other two - Sacramento and Santa Ana: http://chuadieuquang.org/ Maybe contact one of them (details on website)? My idle curiosity grew from my visit to Hanoi last year. What I found ther...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 84522

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Hi, Keith - long time no see! You're basically right but IMO your freight train metaphor is not such a good one. Climate change - global warming - is on us now, has already happened to a degree (some puns are irresistible :toilet: ) and will keep on happening for the foreseeable future. It's not a s...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How sane are you?
Replies: 64
Views: 6809

Re: How sane are you?

Thank you Kim and Megha! :smile: I had heard about the Niyamas, but have never come across an actual teaching (Sutta/Sutra/Tantra) on them. :namaste: Hi, Greg, I don't think you will find a sutta/sutra listing them as a group, although I'm sure they pop up individually. The Abhidhamma is somewhat f...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist ‘Iron Man’ found by Nazis, from space
Replies: 22
Views: 3176

Re: Buddhist ‘Iron Man’ found by Nazis, from space

Interesting article! A Buddhist statue brought to Germany from Tibet by a Nazi-backed expedition has been confirmed as having an extraterrestrial origin. http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/09/buddhist-iron-man-found-by-nazis-is-from-space.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Resembles...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How sane are you?
Replies: 64
Views: 6809

Re: How sane are you?

The forces that could be at work are traditionally summarised as the five niyamas: the physical inorganic, the biological, the psychological, the karmic, and the dharmic (transcendental). And his one please! No I am not doubting your source, I am merely interested in seeing the context of the teach...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 84522

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

I think the only thing that can awaken and mobilize the whole of humanity to act is when the whole system tips over and the current ecological chain collapses and undergo irreversible change. Millions upon millions will perish from environment catastrophe, starvation (due to collapse of the food ch...