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I am a self confessed sports nut!
AFL (Aussie Rules) - Carlton
English soccer - Newcastle United
Aussie soccer - Melbourne City
Baseball - Colorado Rockies
American Football - Denver Broncos
Cricket - Australia and Melbourne Stars
If you are in London, go to the Buddhist section of the British Museum. It is incredible. Any treasures near you?
Nice @lobster - there is indigenous rock art not so far from me believed to be about 3,500 years old.
Bunks I spent 12 months travelling and working in your beautiful country between 2003 and 2004. Happy memories.
Nice! I dated an Irish girl from Tuam in Co Galway when living in London a life time ago. Had a
In the preparatory practices before meditation in Tibetan Buddhism we're encouraged to visualise the Buddha and the Merit field in front of us and then imagine rays of light coming from the Buddha into us.
The idea is that we're …
I'm not a noob persay, I have just been away for a few years and am back again, hopefully to stay.
For those who don't know me;
I live in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am a Behavior…
I love coffee but I do have to be careful. One or two cups in the morning is ok.
Not really sure how it affects my meditation as I've always had it!
I am a bit like @Tosh - pretty much given up everything but coffee is another story.....
What you can reasonably afford and then a pinch more for a day's teaching. Is lodging included?
No. 9.30am to 4.30pm same day.
There is actually already a charge for the course ($40) but the dana for the teacher is over…
@Bunks Iam 31 iam not so young Its easier to go with the flow when absolute everyone is drinking in my group, anyway I only drink when we have this kind of trips with my work, and thats 1 time in year, rest of the year Iam sober.…
not trying to be nosy, but do some people find it easier to meditate in daylight or darkness?
Hi @Sophie101 - welcome!
I am always impressed to hear young people taking an interest in meditation. I didn't discover this…
At work we have this kind of trips few times in the year, where you have to drink beer or wine.
Just so you can be social accepted. So its kind of peer pressure from my colleges,
then I will take one drink or two. Normaly, I…
Ahhhhh @Tosh - I know why don't drink anymore and hats off to you.
But we drink a glass of red or a pint of ale for the same reason you have a slice (or two) of Chocolate Gateau - because it's lovely!
Knowing when to stop is the trick........
going from a high or higher carb "diet" to a low carb one, you can expect to feel off for a few days. Tired, headaches, just generally icky. It takes a few days to work that out. It takes longer for your body to adapt to using fats…
I started this on Saturday......so far so good.
I had scrambled eggs with vegies and tuna this morning for breakfast. I ate too much but I am still trying to work out portion sizes.
I found by lunch time I was craving something sweet (I normal…
From my (limited) experience, attempting to undertake a retreat at home is difficult when the TV / interweb is only a click away.
I nred to be away from that in a group environment at my current level of practice.
Good luck to those who can be…
Yeah. We looked at each other and he said "did you see that?" and we started talking about what it might be.
I googled but all I really got was that it was a ghost or my angel which I'm a little dubious about for the obvious reasons...
The main problem I've had with visualisations is that they seem to last a very short time... I call to mind a certain image, and it fades over the course of about 3-5 seconds. So to visualise a single image and keep it in mind for t…