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by justsit
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 3733

Re: Cold Showers

justsit wrote: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:44 pm
boda wrote: Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:57 am
I haven’t tested it myself, but it’s scientifically proven, I’ve heard, that putting your face in cold water slows the heart rate.
Try an experiment. Get a pan of ice water, put your hand in for 1-2 minutes. See what happens to your heart rate.
by justsit
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 3733

Re: Cold Showers

boda wrote: Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:57 am
I haven’t tested it myself, but it’s scientifically proven, I’ve heard, that putting your face in cold water slows the heart rate.
Try an experiment. Get a pan of ice water, put your hand in for 5 minutes. See what happens to your heart rate.
by justsit
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 3733

Re: Cold Showers

For those with a scientific bent, here's a link to a controlled study in which some participants were coached by Hof. Very interesting results, not a large sample size and limited to healthy young (19-27) subjects, but nevertheless intriguing. Also interesting that meditators were excluded from the ...
by justsit
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Bug
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: Zen Bug

Some quick googling came up with a book called Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage To Cold Mountain by James P. Lenfestey. It includes a reference to the Chinese character for "cicada" being made of the character for "Zen" plus the character for "bug." Several other sites referenced the sound of the cica...
by justsit
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender
Replies: 50
Views: 4697

Re: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender

I can say that Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is fully supportive of LGBTQ students. Citation or specifics please From the Tergar (Mingyur Rinpoche's organization) website in "Guidance on Tergar Code of Conduct" section: "Tergar is committed to making the teachings and community accessible to all. Acknowl...
by justsit
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma in Taos/Northern New Mexico
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Re: Nyingma in Taos/Northern New Mexico

tingdzin wrote: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:39 am Unfortunately, a lot of that Tricycle information is no longer operative.
Do you mean that the stupas are no longer there?
by justsit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 95
Views: 13648

Re: boring questions about losing weight

Interesting. I suppose bodies are different. I'm a grazer, rarely eat what others would call "a meal," total maybe 1200cal/day. Been vegetarian for 37 years with a tiny bit of lacto/ovo, do some cardio-type exercise daily, do yoga, physically active at home (gardening, moving firewood, etc). My body...
by justsit
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 95
Views: 13648

Re: boring questions about losing weight

I have been doing intermittent fasts continuously for more than 20 years now. I eat only once a day (every day except weekends) and feel no hunger during the day. I am now 60 years old and have the same weight I had when I was 20.... You didn't mention, but I am assuming you are not vegetarian? Als...
by justsit
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Mindfulness Conspiracy
Replies: 11
Views: 1468

Re: The Mindfulness Conspiracy

Nemo wrote: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:27 pm Is Caitlin Johnstone Kagyu? She certainly sound Kagyu.
Self-described as "Rogue journalist. Bogan socialist. Anarcho-psychonaut. Guerrilla poet. Utopia prepper." :rolleye:

Doesn't sound like any legit Kagyu folks I ever met.
by justsit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 29
Views: 2827

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

My only caveat would be, when you quote the Buddha or a text, make sure you quote accurately from a reliable source. Do a google search for "Buddha quotes" or "Dalai Lama quotes" and almost everything you find is new age BS.
by justsit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 10617

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Yes, you would think that those opposed to abortion would get behind Planned Parenthood , an organization that actively works to prevent unplanned pregnancies, and thus abortions - but no, that's sacrilege as well. Every intercourse must be open to reproduction. Thus, funding for PP has been cut und...
by justsit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 10617

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Pro life? Then let's work on abolishing the death penalty together, caring for people, making the loving society we all want. Let's do it. There is a non-partisan non-denominational group called Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) that does just that. It promotes a "consistent life ethic" https://en.w...
by justsit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 10617

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

But taking up the logic of that line, riddle this... women outnumber men in the United States. If abortion were an issue that broke on sex lines, women should win that vote. It doesn't break that way because its not just a women's issue, I suspect. Its bigger than that. Or maybe smaller than that. ...
by justsit
Sun May 19, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 5326

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

Lhasa wrote: Sat May 18, 2019 7:43 pm Does Ponlop Rinpoche ever live-stream teachings?
Yes, occasionally. Check out the Nalandabodhi website.https://nalandabodhi.org/, sign up for the mailing list.
by justsit
Sat May 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 5326

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.



ETA The first video "Interview with Ponlop Rinpoche" is the one I'm referencing. Can't figure how to isolate it from the playlist, sorry.
by justsit
Fri May 17, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 67
Views: 5127

Re: Trauma and the public mind

My impression is that it began in the public school system, maybe around the time when mainstreaming began. Children with widely varying abilities of all kinds started sharing classrooms; it became necessary to teach children that children who are otherly-abled, for lack of a better term, are still ...
by justsit
Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best Trek The Next Generation episodes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2280

Re: Best Trek The Next Generation episodes?

What, no Darmok??
by justsit
Thu May 16, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 10617

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

I really don't understand why this is such an issue in America, in particular. America operates on an underlying basis of Puritan morality, in which the totally natural human sex drive is subverted as dirty and immoral. This leads to the schizoid behaviors wherein we give lip service to so-called "...
by justsit
Wed May 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 10617

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Men Cause 100% of Unwanted Pregnancies. https://medium.com/s/can-we-talk/men-cause-100-of-unwanted-pregnancies-eb0e8288a7e5?fbclid=IwAR2zHJYy72aBp7fGzZ9T6FVntHLz_87qa-gPPSKSI-U9eI5jVocJAINWD9E P.S some of you guys sound like sexist assholes trapped in a past century. Grow up. Great article, thanks ...

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