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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: 737

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: 737

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: 457

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: 457

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
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 100
Views: 5683

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

It is pretty clear that Indian Mahāyāna Buddhists regarded arhats, pratyekabuddhas, and buddhas as equivalent with respect to liberation. From a Mahāyāna point of view difference between the three lies in cultivation of merit and the depth of their omniscience. Considering Mahāyāna to be a separate...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 26902

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Meanwhile in Australia ... Gun amnesty: Rocket launcher, automatic rifles among 57,000 firearms handed in Thousands of automatic rifles, handguns and a rocket launcher are among the weapons handed in during last year's National Firearms Amnesty. The final results, released today, show 57,324 firearm...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 26902

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

just a note here..in Canada you can apply for a gun license for hunting or for shooting holes in paper targets. BUT!!! if you say in the interview you need one for protection...finished! ..not a chance of receiving the license .. the words protection if used in any way ends any chance of getting th...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 26902

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

There's a bit of a joke getting around on Facebook at the moment. In Australia shark attacks are at a record high so they put nets around the beaches to keep the swimmers safe. In the U.S.A. they gave all of the swimmers a shark each to keep them safe. I posted it on the matching thread on the othe...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 26902

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Something a bit more positive - http://www.trueactivist.com/artist-melt ... N.facebook
Artist Melts 1,527 Guns And Turns Them Into Shovels For Planting Trees
:reading:

:meditate:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Famous American protestant teacher Billy Graham dies at age 99
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Famous American protestant teacher Billy Graham dies at age 99

:rolleye: Frankly, I thought he had died years ago. He was important in the US in the time of Nixon, as a somewhat reasonable leader of the religious right before it before the religious loony right. His successors have become steadily trashier, so from a 21st century perspective he looks pretty goo...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Chan Staff
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Chan Staff

I know it as the staff Jizo carries - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Jizo_Bosatsu,_late_12th_to_13th_century,_Japan,_wood_with_polychromy_and_gilding_-_Art_Institute_of_Chicago_-_DSC00176.JPG - but Wikipedia says - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khakkhara - its history goes back ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 26902

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

In case this hasn't come your way ... Walk Out of School to Demand Safer Gun Laws On March 14, 2018, a Wednesday, there will be a national school walkout for gun reform. It is being led by Women’s March Youth Empower, an initiative by the folks who organized the Women’s March. The call is for studen...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 26902

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

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:jedi:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 18253

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Acer to market 'smart prayer beads'
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Re: Acer to market 'smart prayer beads'

I count sheep. LIke Acer products, they are occasionally prone to viruses but the worst part is having to round up 108 of them each time. I found a short cut, though - round up 27 and count each leg, plus the sheepdog to allow for errors. ;) If you count the heads and tails as well as the legs, you...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 2502

Re: what do we mean by faith?

If the question is, as the thread title has it, What do we mean by faith? , it really needs quotation marks if it is to be meaningful, i.e. What do we mean by "faith" ? That highlights the fact that it is a question about terminology, and suggests that we should try to separate a group of related En...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 28
Views: 2256

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

My sympathy for your loss, Greg. May you and your family soon find peace.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pureland in Thailand
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Pureland in Thailand

Mainly because of my exposure to SGI, very early on in my experience with buddhism. Ah. That makes sense but I don't think you can generalise from it. From what I know, SGI stands in a (very roughly!!) similar relationship to broader Japanese Buddhism as the Pentecostal Christians do to mainstream ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pureland in Thailand
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Pureland in Thailand

In the city nearest to me there's a Thai Theravada temple and a Vietnamese Mahayana temple. The respective sanghas often go to the opposite temple to show support for things like special holy days and fetes etc. In the Thai temple there's a kuan yin statue, my guess on how it got there is from a Ch...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Did You Eat Today ?
Replies: 117
Views: 3733

Re: What Did You Eat Today ?

* Gastropubs are a fairly recent U.K. invention. They are pubs, but with restaurant standard food and a proper chef. The good ones are good. The bad ones a ripoff. :D The term is new to me. The phenomenon isn't. :toilet: Is the UK also suffering an infestation of baristas these days, or are we alon...

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