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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:09 am 
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Honestly, what's better than coffee and good Dharma conversation, seriously?

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 Post subject: Re: Be honest
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For example: Tea and good Dharma conversation :)


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Pumpkin pie and dharma talk. :pig:

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I think coffee and Dharma talk is unbeatable. :twothumbsup:


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Tea and Dharma talks, with some sweets/snacks thrown in too!

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 Post subject: Re: Be honest
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"The Bhikkhu Ananda approached me, paid homage to me, sat down to one side, and said:
Venerable sir, this is half of the holy life, that is, good friendship, good companionship, good
comradeship." Then the Buddha said, "Not so, Ananda! Not so, Ananda! This is the entire
holy life, Ananda, that is, good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship. When one
has a good friend, a good companion, a good comrade, it is to be expected that he will develop
and cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path
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 Post subject: Re: Be honest
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David N. Snyder wrote:
"Then the Buddha said, "... When one
has a good friend, a good companion, a good comrade, it is to be expected that ...

... one may share tea and dhamma thoughts with her/him.

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 Post subject: Re: Be honest
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From what I've seen in several countries half of monastic life revolves around tea and cookies. :smile:

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 Post subject: Re: Be honest
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Huseng wrote:
From what I've seen in several countries half of monastic life revolves around tea and cookies. :smile:

butter tea included ... which is not what I meant when saying "tea" ... honestly ... although butter tea is certainly worth a drink ... intermittently :)


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 Post subject: Re: Be honest
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TMingyur wrote:
Huseng wrote:
From what I've seen in several countries half of monastic life revolves around tea and cookies. :smile:

butter tea included ... which is not what I meant when saying "tea" ... honestly ... although butter tea is certainly worth a drink ... intermittently :)


I've had butter tea, and I can't say I enjoyed it.

I imagine it is an acquired taste.

I can see the use of it for monks and nuns who can't consume anything after noon. The richness of it and the high calories I'm sure make getting through the afternoon and evening easier. :coffee:

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 Post subject: Re: Be honest
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There is a variety of tastes of butter tea. The main factor is the quality of the butter. The monks in the monastries that I visited used butter tea in nearly every puja and/or breaks during the puja. Little boys were quite busy fetching fresh tea and distributing it. :)


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malalu wrote:
Tea and Dharma talks, with some sweets/snacks thrown in too!

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a big piece of chocolate cake, a cup of tea, some cookies and dharma talk.


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A piece of pavement in a parking lot in the baking sun to sit on, a migraine, nothing to eat but raw jalapenos and habaneros, swarms of biting, stinging insects and a direct teaching from the Buddha himself.

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 Post subject: Re: Be honest
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Virgo wrote:
Honestly, what's better than coffee and good Dharma conversation, seriously?

Kevin


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the great master Padmasambhava, who was like a second buddha, said this:

Outwardly, practise according to the sutras,

Be meticulous about cause and effect, and what you adopt or avoid.

Inwardly, practise according to the unsurpassable secret mantra,

It is important to combine generation and completion.

Secretly, practise according to the great secret Atiyoga,

And gain liberation in a body of light within a single lifetime.

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Thus Have I Heard ...Once...
"Shut up and sit!".... :buddha2:

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 Post subject: Re: Be honest
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plwk wrote:
Thus Have I Heard ...Once...
"Shut up and sit!".... :buddha2:


Deep, deep, and profound is this Dharma. :tongue:

Ok maybe not but it works!

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Virgo wrote:
Honestly, what's better than coffee and good Dharma conversation, seriously?

Kevin


Perhaps a good meditation retreat which includes coffee and which ends with good Dharma conversation?
"Yum, many coffees, mmm."

Seriously, the Medicine Buddha retreat I did last summer was the happiest week of my entire life.


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