Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!

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Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!

Post by Fa Dao » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:05 am

nice to see some positive stories about Buddhists in the news for a change:
https://www.foxnews.com/world/buddhist- ... to-charity
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Post by ford_truckin » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:48 am

I was reading this the other day. Crazy.

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Post by passel » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:59 pm

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Post by Queequeg » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:09 pm

ford_truckin wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:48 am
I was reading this the other day. Crazy.
I thought you don't get your news from fox...

Just teasing.

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Post by Malcolm » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:49 pm

Clearly, the result of Gesar practice.

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Post by PSM » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:32 pm

passel wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:59 pm
Here's the guy: http://www.rebelbuddha.com/profiles/scott-wellenbach/
Interesting guy. And such a generous act. :namaste:
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Re: Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!

Post by justsit » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:46 pm

I know Scott through Nalandabodhi, very nice guy, good practitioner.
Maybe he'll help pay off the Nalanda West mortgage? :thumbsup:

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Post by Tenma » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:56 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Clearly, the result of Gesar practice.

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Proof?

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Post by passel » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:14 am

CLEARLY
"I have made a heap of all that I have met"- Svetonious

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Post by Tenma » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:05 am

passel wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:14 am
CLEARLY
I don't understand. What does Gesar have to do with this?

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Post by cyril » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:19 pm

He said he's had an ongoing pact with the poker gods. They let him win and he donates his profits to charity, no matter what.

"The deal that I have with them ... has been an excellent one and I will do nothing to change it. I might start losing."
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-sco ... -1.4958844


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Post by Mönlam Tharchin » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:00 pm

:twothumbsup:
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that
to guide me, I simply say Namu-amida-butsu.
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Post by passel » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:50 am

Tenma wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:05 am
passel wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:14 am
CLEARLY
I don't understand. What does Gesar have to do with this?
right
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