A recent conversation inspired me to post this question:
Do you spend more time meditating or on the computer?
Meditating (in this context) can include any 'formal' practice (sitting/walking meditation, chanting, ngongdro, etc.)
Time on the computer excludes anything related to work, school, or other obligations. I am talking about "free time" .
Don't calculate time spent on buddhist web forums into the equation!
Not necessary to reply to this, just something to look at.
I used to spend way more time online, especially forums, than I do now.
I started Ngondro in March and things have kinda changed. I'm not that interested in the forums any more. I wasn't getting anything positive, even on Buddhist boards. My practice takes around 90 minutes to complete, so there isn't as much time left over for things like online nonsense.
I have some Facebook duties for my sangha, and a vintage sportscar racing club I belong to, and I maintain my meditation instuctor's business web site. That adds up to a few hours a week online working on that stuff.
I still check the boards I'm subbed to once in the evening, but seldom if ever post anymore. Not much I'm interested in reading and even less that I want to contibute to.
And why not calculate the Buddhist forums into it? They can be as big a waste of time and an excercise in idle chatter as any other forum out there.
Call me a killjoy if you must .......