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by Kim O'Hara
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Is this normal?

Welcome to the forum :hi: This bit - ... I now just feel a bit bored and empty. I have been meditating on the emptiness of the self, but it doesn't give me a sense of freedom and peace, it makes me just generally feel empty and alone. ... - sounds as though you may be drifting towards nihilism, whic...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 703

Re: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

There is no genuine form aristocracy in America. There is sort of a Hollywood glitter version of it, but no one takes it seriously. There is a burgeoning billionaire class that has benefitted through a tax code that benefits them and against discriminates people who make far less than they do. Time...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 703

Re: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

What america does have, which is at the core of its society, is an aristocracy. Large parts of society are organized in such a way as to entrench it. There is no genuine form aristocracy in America. There is sort of a Hollywood glitter version of it, but no one takes it seriously. There is a burgeo...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 703

Re: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

I know I'm coming late to the this thread but ... ...What america does have, which is at the core of its society, is an aristocracy. Large parts of society are organized in such a way as to entrench it. I was going to say something like that in response to an earlier post. America has dynasties and ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chöd dance
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Chöd dance

There's quite a long description in Magic and Mystery in Tibet https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=97&t=36798, if you're interested enough to track it down.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Olympics

Fun fact for those who like watching table tennis but don't play it: the regulation size of ball was increased some years ago (for the 1996 Olympics, from memory) to slow the game down enough that people could actually follow it on TV. Bigger ball = more air resistance = slower play (still very fast...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Heatwave England
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Heatwave England

That works if it’s dry heat. But if it’s humid… As Bristollad has just said, it still works a bit, but not as well. It depends how humid, of course, and how hot. Mid - 30s temps don't demand any particular care - just stay hydrated, stay in the shade, and catch any breeze (or fan) that's going. Tha...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Heatwave England
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Heatwave England

Schrödinger’s Yidam wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:17 am
But unfortunately none of us has control over the weather… [emphasis added]
Speak for yourself. One of Malcolm’s teachers was HHDL’s appointed rainmaker for Tibetan farmers in India.
:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are forums still a thing?
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: Are forums still a thing?

... I think people still prefer the semi-private nature of forums. ... Not just that, but the fact that we don't have to find matching times of day to communicate. Live chat or video meetings would have Australians or Americans or Germans bleary-eyed and resentful, no matter when they were schedule...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Heatwave England
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Heatwave England

Currently in a week long heatwave in England Any dharmic advice on how to cope with it? 5 days in more or less Practice equanimity. Practical advice? You have had some already. Something else we do here, depending on the house, is close it up during the day and open all windows and doors when the t...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are forums still a thing?
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: Are forums still a thing?

That's true, although I wasn't really meaning old threads but current threads which have ben running for days or weeks.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are forums still a thing?
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: Are forums still a thing?

I agree with much of what others have already said but I would like to go back to the OP. I'm a bit of a technology dinosaur. I love forums, I'm from the "olden days" of the early internet, when forums were basically one of the main ways for communicating with others online... certainly fo...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Eighteen Guilds in Ancient India
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: The Eighteen Guilds in Ancient India

Europe had similar guilds in mediaeval and renaissance times and they were associations of skilled workers. As such, they oversaw apprenticeships and admission to various ranks of the trades. There was no real need for them in unskilled and semiskilled occupations, so the gaps Rhys Davids mentioned ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Young Asian American Buddhists are reclaiming narrative after decades of white dominance
Replies: 45
Views: 1482

Re: Young Asian American Buddhists are reclaiming narrative after decades of white dominance

I think alot of 'cultural appropriation' that people seem so offended by tends to happen because, for a lack of better term "White Americans" don't really have much of a culture of their own. Sure there is Christianity, and Catholicism, and even Judaism, (Not all of these are traditionall...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greeting from Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Greeting from Australia

:hi:
Welcome, Max. You will find a few more Aussies here and a lot of good people who are not Aussies. :smile:
Lockdowns? We've had a few, of course, and we gradually get better at dealing with them.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Extinction as a result of global warming
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Extinction as a result of global warming

Hi, SilenceMonkey, You may be right about where I came across the footprint article. If so, thank you (again?) for it. It's important. As for your uncle, I agree with his list but would like to add RealClimate as a place where real climate scientists hang out and discuss the most recent stuff. This ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Extinction as a result of global warming
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Extinction as a result of global warming

Here it is - https://news.mit.edu/2008/footprint-tt0416 Leaving our mark MIT class tracks carbon footprint of different lifestyles; finds even the smallest U.S. footprints are relatively large Whether you live in a cardboard box or a luxurious mansion, whether you subsist on homegrown vegetables or ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Extinction as a result of global warming
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Extinction as a result of global warming

You've touched on one of the keys to progress - activism. It's mentioned a few times in How to Decarbonize Your Life, a two-page thread here a few months ago - https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=36147&start=20 - along with other good ideas. I came across that while looking for ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Extinction as a result of global warming
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Extinction as a result of global warming

. The slightly less-bad news is that we can still make it all less bad than it otherwise would be. :jedi: Kim IDK, I read the news about Bezos and Branson's competing space tourism ventures, then I read another article about how all the fire crews are quitting because some of them were getting paid...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Extinction as a result of global warming
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Extinction as a result of global warming

I'm wondering about the extinction of the human race... and how to prepare for the coming apocalypse. (only half joking) Any thoughts? Or perhaps good books on what to expect and how to prepare? We already have a long (but still active) thread on the science and politics of global warming. There ar...

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