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by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Heatwave England
Replies: 13
Views: 323

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: 323

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: 399

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: 323

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: 399

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: 399

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: 168

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: 1414

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: 111

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: 828

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: 828

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: 828

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: 828

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: 828

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...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Doco - Hannah: Buddhism's Untold Journey
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Doco - Hannah: Buddhism's Untold Journey

Trailer https://filmsforchange.stream/programs/hannah-buddhisms-untold-journey Hannah: Buddhism's Untold Journey tells the story of Hannah Nydahl and her adventure bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. From her wild and idealistic roots as a hippy in Copenhagen, the film follows Hannah and her husb...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Let's talk about common misconceptions of Buddhism
Replies: 247
Views: 6093

Re: Let's talk about common misconceptions of Buddhism

And when we reject perfectly adequate equivalents (dukkha = suffering) which everyone understands immediately, it is hard to avoid the thought that we don't understand the dharma very well after all... That suggestion rests on a couple of assumptions which we have been disproving for half of this t...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Let's talk about common misconceptions of Buddhism
Replies: 247
Views: 6093

Re: Let's talk about common misconceptions of Buddhism

So if we Buddhists here can't, even when pushed, put those Sanskrit and Pali terms into other, i.e. English, words, it is hard to avoid the thought that we don't understand the dharma very well after all. ... And when we reject perfectly adequate equivalents (dukkha = suffering) which everyone unde...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Let's talk about common misconceptions of Buddhism
Replies: 247
Views: 6093

Re: Let's talk about common misconceptions of Buddhism

Yes - that's exactly the kind of thing you need to justify your preferred translation. However, I can't actually see the word 'suffering' there ... :thinking: :namaste: Kim Understanding Buddhism is difficult.It may take some time. And even then only if we want to understand it, not to interpret it...

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