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by Sunrise
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Time Management Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Time Management Experience

Hi, modern lives can be quite messy and full of activities and it is really hard to find time for anything with all these distractions. So since I am failing in many tasks and my daily practice is as irregular as it can be I want to ask you about advice. How do you manage your activities? Do you ha...
by Sunrise
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Being healthier
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: Being healthier

Now that I've established the goal of losing weight and getting healthier as I move into my next decade of life, I am finding it hard to stick with it. I struggle with eating too much sugar on certain days. Have you tried replacing the sweets with fresh fruit? Helps me a lot. I like plain yogurt wi...
by Sunrise
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Non-attachment in Buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Non-attachment in Buddhism

But I don't understand non-attachment as buddhism seems to suggest when it comes to being in the world. It sounds like we aren't supposed to like anything or dislike it and then to proceed to live life in some gray manner. If I love my family that is attachment, if I love a certain field of study t...
by Sunrise
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Time Management Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Time Management Experience

Hi, modern lives can be quite messy and full of activities and it is really hard to find time for anything with all these distractions. So since I am failing in many tasks and my daily practice is as irregular as it can be I want to ask you about advice. How do you manage your activities? Do you ha...
by Sunrise
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 1813

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

I understand both sides of this. I have had no money and have missed seeing my own root teachers. Because of centers having cash only no-pay no-play policies, or quite expensive tuitions that I couldn't even put on a card. I have had a center unwilling to postdate a check. On the other hand, I've b...
by Sunrise
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 1813

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

I found this article from Lion's Roar that I thought was interesting. It's an older article about American Buddhism, but I think it still has relevance: https://www.lionsroar.com/forum-next-gen-buddhism/ One of the issues discussed is affordability. Many centers have prices for teachings and retreat...
by Sunrise
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 1813

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

My experience is that people often don't "see" the younger people in the sangha. The older silverbacks really have little use for them. They like to chat amongst themselves. Basically in a private language about teachings, practices, lamas, retreats, histories that the younger people know nothing a...
by Sunrise
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 1813

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

Interesting responses everyone, thank you. I live in the American Southwest. People are pretty religious in general, most is Christianity. I've been to some more modern style Christian services where there's a good distribution of all ages. By modern style, I mean there's minimal imagery, the pastor...
by Sunrise
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 1813

Where are the younger Buddhists?

Something I was curious about is the age distribution in Buddhist communities. Do you have younger Buddhists in your sanghas? I don't know if it's just my area or indicative of a larger trend, but there are relatively few younger (<40) practitioners in the places I've attended. Most folks are in the...
by Sunrise
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to kindly and mindfully complain and express an issue to someone
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: How to kindly and mindfully complain and express an issue to someone

There are a few people in my life, such as my housemate, my mum, my sister, certain support workers, whom I have issues with. I would to complain and express my issues with them to them, and to others who would be able to help, but I don’t want to be unkind or un-compassionate. I don’t want to brea...
by Sunrise
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner
Replies: 45
Views: 2766

Re: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner

What is your favourite meal? What is your favourite treat? What made you go vegetarian/vegan? Did it help you? Please feel free to ask your questions, post recepies here or anything veggie related. :namaste: I like this thread! Thanks for starting it. 1. My favorite meal is Mattar Paneer with basma...
by Sunrise
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Practice question
Replies: 32
Views: 2493

Re: Practice question

Is practice more to establish new 'right' habits or drop old 'un-right' habits? If the former, does this run the risk of trading one form of non-freedom for another? Thanks! Ajahn Sona describes Buddhist practice as a matter of 'mind gardening'. We develop and cultivate skillful ways of being, and ...
by Sunrise
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 4037

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

I hold Dzogchen as the highest yana and I believe mahamudra is just as good.I would describe myself as rime,even being accepting of the Bon religion.but my practice is entirely Nianfo practice.I want to change that.I have trouble meditating and visualizing because of Brain fog and OCD racing negati...
by Sunrise
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Practicing during crazy times
Replies: 29
Views: 2044

Re: Practicing during crazy times

Any updates Sunrise? How are you doing, any better during these crazy times? Have you reduced your watching of the tv news? How is your practice going? Thanks for asking, krish5! I started a little rule for myself to either read or listen to something positive before I drive into the news. Every mo...
by Sunrise
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Practicing during crazy times
Replies: 29
Views: 2044

Re: Practicing during crazy times

All good advice, thank you everybody! On the one hand, I feel like it's part of my civic duty to stay informed, but on the other hand, the news riles me up so much that I don't have the stillness to meditate. Focusing on uplifting things first thing in the morning makes a lot of sense. That's were I...
by Sunrise
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Practicing during crazy times
Replies: 29
Views: 2044

Practicing during crazy times

Lately, the world's been a pretty crazy place. First a worldwide pandemic, and now massive protests against police brutality towards people of color. On top of it, I feel my country's leadership is inflaming on already tense and volatile situation. I find myself glued to the news, and not wanting to...
by Sunrise
Wed May 20, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 3711

Re: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge

Everything is relative, including diet. It is very stupid to base one's diet on religious idealism. You have no idea how many patients I have seen who have ruined their health following unhealthy vegetarian and vegan food regimens. What goes wrong for them? Do they become too thin or too cold, or t...
by Sunrise
Tue May 19, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 3711

Re: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge

Sunrise: Contrary to your assumptions about yogic diets, you will frequently find in Tibetan yoga manuals recommendations to eat meat and also drink a little alcohol, and other nutritiously-dense foods, because these stimulate metabolism. The kind of diet recommended in the advice you have posted h...
by Sunrise
Tue May 19, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: kick-starting meditation anew
Replies: 15
Views: 1374

Re: kick-starting meditation anew

Sirius wrote: Fri May 15, 2020 9:14 pm Hi my friends! There was a time when I meditated effortlessly each day for about an hour or so.

Then I became lazy and now my meditation practice doesn't seem to work anymore.
What kind of meditation where you doing?
by Sunrise
Tue May 19, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 3711

Re: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge

I love Yogic Diet. I became a vegetarian about 1-2 weeks ago. 2-3 days ago I learned Yogic Diet from Swami Sivananda's book and started to apply. I think it's a great way of eating too! I first learned about Yogic diet from a book called "Yoga Mind & Body" by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. Mayb...

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