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by Kim O'Hara
Sat Feb 04, 2023 11:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshi's really back!
Replies: 165
Views: 6970

Re: Yeshi's really back!

We have locked this topic mainly because DW does not seem to be the right place for discussing DC's internal affairs. We can't moderate these discussions properly because they are too specific to the DC community. Also, we feel that some of these discussions would be better on a members-only forum ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Feb 04, 2023 11:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rudra
Replies: 14
Views: 3594

Re: Rudra

Topic locked in order to prevent necro posting as per our Posting Rules at https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=30555. If you really want to revive this old conversation, please cite it (with a link) in a new thread, or PM a moderator asking for this topic to be re-opened.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: the fifth precept, alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: the fifth precept, alcohol

...Becks offers a NA beer that is a possible substitue. The bottle is green and the label resembles regular beer, just with the NA spelled out. Heineken NA is horrible. Clausthaler NA not as acceptable as Becks. Pauli Girl NA not too bad. There are also "Light", as in low-alcohol, beers. ...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Geological knowledge in Hui Neng's Commentary (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Geological knowledge in Hui Neng's Commentary (?)

By whom? Just because geologists developed scientific methods that revealed the causes of erosion, that doesn’t mean others couldn’t figure it out, especially in the east where mudslides often reshape mountainsides many times within the span of a single lifetime. :good: ...We are told in the histor...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi to all
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: hi to all

Ryahat wrote: Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:27 pm Hi to all!!
I am a newbie here :)
:hi:

Please tell us more. We all have better conversations when we know something about the people we're talking to.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Geological knowledge in Hui Neng's Commentary (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Geological knowledge in Hui Neng's Commentary (?)

We are told in the history of geology By whom? Just because geologists developed scientific methods that revealed the causes of erosion, that doesn’t mean others couldn’t figure it out, especially in the east where mudslides often reshape mountainsides many times within the span of a single lifetim...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no business like religion business.
Replies: 123
Views: 4021

Re: There is no business like religion business.

That brings us full circle, with a post from the OP and a rational response to it. As a couple of us have noticed that this thread appears to be endlessly spinning its wheels, so let's give it a rest for a while. If anyone has anything *new* to add, please PM any mod to ask for it to be re-opened. ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no business like religion business.
Replies: 123
Views: 4021

Re: There is no business like religion business.

Should dharma texts also be free? If there is any consistent message in the 80+ posts already in this topic it is that what worked elsewhere a long time ago needs to be adapted to the very different conditions of the modern western world. In an ideal world, all dharma teachings and books would be f...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Masonry- compatible with Buddhist practice?
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Masonry- compatible with Buddhist practice?

:buddha1: A lot of freemasons I know are obssesed with power and they are ver y abusive corrupted people I prefer to stay away Masons were instrumental in the formation of liberal democracy in England, the Americas, and on the Continent. Masons in Australia today are mostly very conservative but go...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: DW hang a while before showing
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: DW hang a while before showing

:thumbsup:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 29, 2023 6:37 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 210479

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:55 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: DW hang a while before showing
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: DW hang a while before showing

It seems like something couldnt finish loading or too slow to load cos after like 30 seconds, u press stop loading the page, everything shows up but some parts r missing or incomplete. It’s very difficult to surf this site for reading or participating in the discussion. Every page takes long time t...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:03 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: DW hang a while before showing
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: DW hang a while before showing

I'm sorry this has happened to you but it hasn't happened to me (Firefox on iMac or Android phone).
We would like to hear from others experiencing problems before we assume it's a problem with the site. Anyone?

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 27, 2023 11:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm Back...
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: I'm Back...

:hi:

Nice to have you back. Relax, settle in, rejoin conversations...

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 27, 2023 11:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Synchronicity
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: Synchronicity

No, you're not the only one to notice it - not by a long way. Some people interpret it magically or religiously, while others just say, as you did, that your mind gives meaning and relations where there are none. If you look up 'synchronicity' online you should very quickly find Carl Jung's theory a...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:38 am
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: How are you preparing for death?
Replies: 106
Views: 4319

Re: How are you preparing for death?

... in the Zen tradition I have composed a Death Poem, actually Death Poems as I’ve rewritten them over the years (which is also traditional). ... Death Poems are important in one of the series by Pattison which starts with Skull Mantra - https://www.bookdepository.com/Skull-Mantra-Eliot-Pattison/9...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Masonry- compatible with Buddhist practice?
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Masonry- compatible with Buddhist practice?

The stream of Masonry that included Cagliostro, John Yarker, Rudolf Steiner, Kellner, Hartmann, and Blavatsky & Olcott, included women in their lodges; and according to them, their 'lineage' of Masonry would be more in line with the original Masonry than 'UGLE' Freemasonry that's commonly follo...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no business like religion business.
Replies: 123
Views: 4021

Re: There is no business like religion business.

i learned, in this very forum, that it's traditional to charge a fee for vajrayana teachings. that's ok also imo, it is correct. but imo, it's definitely a horrible crime to charge for sutrayana teachings. Everyone has been explaining that events do cost money to run, and presenters do need to pay ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no business like religion business.
Replies: 123
Views: 4021

Re: There is no business like religion business.

Malcolm wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:25 am
jet.urgyen wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:43 am
in vajrayana the guru owns the teaching. in sutrayana the preceptor doesn't.
No, that’s not the principle.

The principle is that the guru is embodiment of the three jewels, so,offerings to the guru is of greater merit.
Fine.
But that's gifts, not charges.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no business like religion business.
Replies: 123
Views: 4021

Re: There is no business like religion business.

I'm a bit with the OP on this. Not all the way. I like HHDL's approach - there is a big cost to big events that he holds, and attendees pay a fee. But at the end, the organisers read out a painstakingly boring balance sheet, and if there is any leftover, it is donated. Yes there is tendrel and this...

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