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- Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:22 pm
- Forum: Meditation
- Topic: Trauma and mindfulness, Gary Van Warmerdam
- Replies: 3
- Views: 355
Depends on your skill as a meditator. Many Tibetans lived in murderous concentration camps and maintained their sanity. Experienced meditators know thoughts lead feelings and feelings lead thoughts. Overcoming limbic trauma would involve feeling those compartmentalized emotions and letting them pass...
I find when people with the same pathology get together it can make them both worse. Anxiety plus anxiety or depressive plus depressive are terrible combos particularly romantically. Anger plus anger being the most problematic. Know your personal strengths and weaknesses and have healthy boundaries....
I think with the economy tanking and Tibetan Buddhist centres having such elderly Sanghas many will go bankrupt in the next 10 years. Many are little more than private clubs for aging hippies now. Tibetan teachers who grew up in India are really not the same. Things will change rapidly now. And most...
- Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:46 pm
- Forum: Ethical Conduct
- Topic: Filing a police report against spouse for domestic violence as a Buddhist?
- Replies: 9
- Views: 1370
Time for the unpopular hot take. How much damage will getting the police involved do versus how much damage was done to you? Having been stabbed by a significant other(just the shoulder) I lied to the police to make it go away. We eventually agreed on locking her up for 12 hours to let her cool down...
- Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:55 am
- Forum: Lounge
- Topic: The Wire and other TV/Movies - From After the Protests
- Replies: 23
- Views: 1522
I loved the Wire. Omar is a hero, but I always preferred bank robbers to used car salesmen. Sheeeeeeeeeet. I can't wait till my daughter is old enough to watch it.(Maybe 30, lol) It's an education into how things actually work. Did you also watch Generation Kill? Simon did an amazing job on that one...
- Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:58 am
- Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
- Topic: Unconsecrated thangkas
- Replies: 15
- Views: 1133
Dharma objects are quite magical. Their manifestation in this realm is already a blessing. Often obtaining one takes incredible sacrifice. There are merely consecrated and more consecrated images IMO. It is not much talked about but owning dharma objects and how you treat them can change your life.
- Sat May 30, 2020 7:24 pm
- Forum: Dying and Death
- Topic: What happens after suicide?
- Replies: 40
- Views: 4750
Maybe not so natural. The global Covid lockdown is causing many suicides. I know 2 people who have had Covid. Both are fine now, but one young man in my extended circle committed suicide. Probably because of financial problems. Nepal seems to have been hit quite hard. http://www.xinhuanet.com/englis...
I do find trying to get my house to net zero incredibly fun. It's definitely not cost effective sometimes though funky tax credits have made some things worthwhile like the triple pane space windows with silver IR reflective coatings. One thing I didn't factor in is comfort. It can be minus 30C and ...
It's getting ridiculous how many people claim to understand how solar is perfect yet they have never done it. I did it for years. It doesn't work for transport or heating. Physics doesn't care about your politics. If it's so easy DO IT. If not stop pontificating.
- Mon May 11, 2020 7:02 pm
- Forum: Dzogchen
- Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
- Replies: 71
- Views: 6388
You pray to god for a long time, then get the direct introduction? Why not? Plenty of people come to the teachings from other religious backgrounds. So there is a causal link to praying to god and then getting direct introduction? How does that work? Basically Pero, if you go to receive Dzogchen te...
Most of ecological activism, not just ecological, is crowded with second intentions, strong ideals and extremism. They fell they have a need to save the planet, and, with a certain hostility against the human race, because they see human nature as a defect, deformed entity, and nature as perfection...
Malcolm you do realize those statistics are for generating grid electricity. Alternative energy was great for that 20 years ago and a no brainer today. Making the car go vroom vroom and burning stuff so I don't freeze in winter is 70-85% of my annual usage. That is with a 4cyl Japanese vehicle, a he...
I can do it all on renewables except heat and transport. Right. But many of the things I buy, including solar panels, have insanely huge energy inputs and have limited lifespans. Right. I'm getting very tired of their being only 2 allowable views on every subject. That's the price one pays for livi...
I can do it all on renewables except heat and transport. But many of the things I buy, including solar panels, have insanely huge energy inputs and have limited lifespans. I'm getting very tired of their being only 2 allowable views on every subject. Heat and transport are only 70 to 85% of my annua...
- Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:39 pm
- Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
- Topic: Tibetan Lamas and wealth
- Replies: 40
- Views: 2971
For many it is the family business. Basically you get an academic degree in Dharma and start earning. They put on an exotic show for the gullible. Then invent theories why capitalist Buddhism is OK. Which doesn't fit well with the Buddha who forbade his monks from touching money or owning property. ...
There were some necro threads where it was appropriate but they were all locked. Plus the documentary simply states what is obvious to anyone who has actually lived on solar. You won't be heating your home or driving your car on solar panels. *Edited by Mod. Removed meta discussion. Comments regardi...