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by KathyLauren
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: 2011

May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they not be bereft of the supreme bliss which is free from suffering.
May they rest in great impartiality, free from attachment and aversion to those near and far.
by KathyLauren
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas to Everyone!
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

Re: Merry Christmas to Everyone!

Happy Dec 25th. :tongue:
by KathyLauren
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Modern Buddhist Utopias & Alternative Communities
Replies: 57
Views: 4433

Re: Modern Buddhist Utopias & Alternative Communities

I think that utopian communities have fallen apart more often from degeneration at the bottom than corruption at the top. One of the common issues that any community, utopian or not, has to deal with is how to keep the riff-raff out. Someone always wants more than his fair share, to take without giv...
by KathyLauren
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Canadian Buddhist Radio
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: Canadian Buddhist Radio

Thanks for posting that, kirtu.

Before all you fellow Canadians rush to your radios, note that the 101.3 signal won't get very far outside the Toronto area. The streaming audio from the website will be more useful.

Om mani padme hum
Keith
by KathyLauren
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 113247

Re: interfaith christenity and buddhism

I have heard various rationalizations to make the Christian god palatable to Buddhists, such as that he isn't really the creator, he just thinks he is. That is fine if it makes it easier to relate to your Christian friends. But is is not what Christians believe. My view on the god that Christians be...
by KathyLauren
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it possible to have too much compassion?
Replies: 17
Views: 2745

Re: Is it possible to have too much compassion?

Too much compassion? Not possible. Compassion should be boundless and unlimited. Wrong type of compassion? That happens a lot. There is a lot of naive compassion, what Pema Chodron less charitably calls "idiot compassion". Things we think we ought to do because it's what we are "supposed to", withou...
by KathyLauren
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: interfaith dialogue
Replies: 15
Views: 2068

Re: interfaith dialogue

I like communication and focusing on similarities, but I think interfaith churches white wash things and try to make all religions say the same thing,.. whatever they want to say. Interfaith churches ? You mean like the UUs? I'm a bit skeptical of anyone who claims that all religions say the same t...
by KathyLauren
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Retro!
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Happy Birthday, Retro!! :twothumbsup: :applause: :sage: :anjali:

Om mani padme hum
Keith
by KathyLauren
Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Building an altar?
Replies: 26
Views: 1962

Re: Building an altar?

In the centre, there is a statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. At the left is Guru Rinpoche. At the right is Kuan Yin. In between them, there is a small Milarepa, and a small Shakyamuni Buddha that was given to me by H.H. the Dalai Lama. I also have photos of the Mahabodhi Stupa at Bodh Gaya and Karma Thinl...
by KathyLauren
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Statue honours patriotic monk Thich Quang Duc
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Statue honours patriotic monk Thich Quang Duc

Well isn't that interesting. So he was protesting American-led oppression of Buddhists? I hadn't heard that twist before. That is not new and not a "twist". It has been well known ever since 1963 that Ven. Thich Quang Duc was protesting religious persecution. That the regime that was responsible fo...
by KathyLauren
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: awakening myth?
Replies: 22
Views: 3124

Re: awakening myth?

Is awakening (in the Buddhist sense) a myth? It is assumed that many great teachers were awakened. But were/are they really? One is generally discouraged from making enlightenment the focus or goal of one's practice. But occasionally we find ourselves questioning why we are even practicing.There ma...
by KathyLauren
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: two of the most important stories media wont report on
Replies: 111
Views: 9949

Re: two of the most important stories media wont report on

unless I'm reading you wrong and you feel a program of infertility in humans is a good thing? No, I do not think a program of infertility in humans is a good thing. I was advocating sterility for the GMOs themselves, not for humans. So, your remarks really had nothing to do with mine. Quoting my po...
by KathyLauren
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: two of the most important stories media wont report on
Replies: 111
Views: 9949

Re: two of the most important stories media wont report on

I would like to see sterility be a compulsory feature of all GM products. Om mani padme hum Keith there are many studies about the accumulative effects of these GMO foods, on organ failure and infertility and sterile increases in mammals sperm counts and so on, .... those calling for it [emphasis a...
by KathyLauren
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: two of the most important stories media wont report on
Replies: 111
Views: 9949

Re: two of the most important stories media wont report on

sterility by design in food products While I am against genetic engineering in general, I am not sure that I am against designed sterility in genetic engineered products. I understand the objection - that it forces farmers to be dependent on the big M - and I do not support it if it is the sole "be...
by KathyLauren
Thu May 27, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: International Vesak Day
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: International Vesak Day

Happy Vesak, everyone!

Om mani padme hum
Keith
by KathyLauren
Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: hi

Howdy! Welcome!

I'm a recovering Calgarian. :D

Om mani padme hum
Keith
by KathyLauren
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From British columbia
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: Hello From British columbia

Hi, Terry! :hi:

I'm on one of the little islands next to the big island.

Om mani padme hum
Keith
by KathyLauren
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just call me Sönam
Replies: 24
Views: 3282

Re: Just call me Sönam

Hi, Sönam. :hi:

Om mani padme hum
Keith
by KathyLauren
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Pure Land, Nibbana?
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: The Pure Land, Nibbana?

My understanding is that Pure Lands are samsaric realms where the conditions are ideal for studying and practicing the Dharma. Someone born in a Pure Land is pretty much guaranteed of reaching enlightenment in that lifetime. Hence the wish of many people to be reborn there. It is not Nirvana, but it...
by KathyLauren
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Prayer Flags
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Tibetan Prayer Flags

Hi, Retro. Traditionally, they are hung outdoors, in a place where they are highly visible, and preferably where they will catch a lot of wind. The wind blows the prayers and blessings from the flags to sentient beings elsewhere, so the more wind, the better. That is why they are often seen at mount...

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