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  • Yesterday whilst some feel their religious duty is to ram people with a car and stab police, I was developing my Puppy Linux based Prayer wheel . . . I tuned into the radio today to hear the latest and got only silence (it was a minutes silen…
  • I haz befriended. Friends who meditate is good karma ... Meditating together is good practice. Supporting others is sadhana.
    in Insight Timer Comment by lobster 7:44AM
  • Thanks @Shoshin Westminster bridge is usually very crowded. The palace of Westminster is a beautiful, stunning, historic building. My sister may have to work from home as the area is still cordoned off as a crime scene. My father worked on the So…
  • I can not be bothered to watch the 'terror' unleashed on London. Cobra meetings. Pompous politicians. SAS on standby. My sister goes to work next to Westminster Bridge terror attack tomorrow without fail. Grip. Get. Actually will have to read th…
  • @Tony1853 said: Hello all, Hello Now, the ultimate goal of the Dharma is to end all suffering, which seems to also be the equivalent of ending all karma. So...if that happens....then what? Then it gets ... interesting ..…
  • Now we spread the Peace. I used the standard timer on my Ipad yesterday. It takes a little more effort to use the Insight Timer but I am up for a bit of group participation and resonance ... once again. No rest for the wikid, bodhi or Mahayana ...
    in Insight Timer Comment by lobster 3:30AM
  • I will be joining Internet Timer shortly. Just need to download app ... oops ... I already have it, just not been visiting ... ... and now back to the juggling ...
  • Indeed @Lonely_Traveller What is our 'sound'/disturbance/dukkha? When you can sit/be present/remain undisturbed by disturbance, Jedi will you be ...
  • @federica said: Would that some unseen power of wisdom would penetrate the thick skulls of those hell-bent on destruction, and manipulate the sorry number of braincells therein, toward a more kindly disposition.... That would be us. Th…
  • I go past Westminster Bridge a lot. My sister who I have just facetimed works in Westminster and was part of the lockdown. She is home and safe and had to take an alternative route.
  • @SpinyNorman said: I've just bought a small sit-on-top kayak. First try out yesterday, and managed not to fall in! I nearly bought an action cam yesterday. If you get one @SpinyNorman, we can share the kayak adventure. Purchase proced…
  • We are books. Thanks for writing.
    in ye olde book Comment by lobster March 22
  • ^^. Improve your diet. Eat more Jambhala
  • I am poor as the dervish, which means poor. I am a beggar, like the Buddha. I am Bankei. Rich am I?
  • ^^. Tee Hee! Here is my organiser: * Yesterday - fail * Today - Be good (so far so good) * Tomorrow - Be good
  • I used to regularly visit the shops (two at the time) in Croydon run by Triratna. They were OK but behind the scenes who knows or cares? Well some who were perverted no doubt. I use the word perverted deliberately. The founder was a conflicted…
  • The sticks/vajra/dorge have power ... Here is their mantra Om Vajrapani Hum Phat
  • @dhammachick said: I'm not willing to live without caffeine. And it's not safe for people if I'm deprived from caffeine either. Your compassion is an example to us all ... @grackle is another alternative boddhisatva OH MAN I JAH V…
    in Coffee ??? Comment by lobster March 21
  • @shanyin Hope these links are of interest ... https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/step1.htm https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_behavioral_therapy http://www.aware.ie/help/life-skills-online-programme-information/ I am going through such …
  • @Mingle said: No affect, in fact I read somewhere that some Buddhist monks drink green tea in order to keep them alert whilst meditating. Indeed. Relaxed. Attentive. Awake. http://thedragonswell.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/bodhi-dharmas-eye…
    in Coffee ??? Comment by lobster March 21
  • Very insightful and revealing posts everyone ... Peace and quiet outside, is remembered inwardly. @Fosdick gives an example. The Buddha eventually chose a secluded, quiet spot. So in a sense we take a step away from our environment and its a…
  • I liked The Night Manager. Will look into Marley Many years ago I saw a documentary about Rastafarians living in small huts on their own in the Jamaican mountains. Growing their food and sacrament (ganga). Writing poetry and leading simple, asce…
  • @kerance said: @lobster - I take uncomfortable meditations as they are, a teaching coming from me - just with the actual teacher giving me a scenario - if that makes sense. It makes sense. It is I feel very important to understand that w…
  • @Fosdick I am not a very political person. It is not something I am involved in too directly. I was shocked by Brexit and Trump. I like Americans. A lot. I trust them. I trust their diversity. 'We the people.' Good plan. Everything will be…
    in Trump Comment by lobster March 20
  • Trump worries you? Or you worry yourself? She is a politician. A noisy non-importance. Focus on activism by all means. Good plan but despite Rump not because of ... Iz my quiet plan ...
    in Trump Comment by lobster March 20
  • Very good question @Mingle I had very good meditation teachers. I partly learned to meditate in a temple which was being extended with noisy building work. Noise is no different to mind arisings. Allow. Be attentive to and return to the breath, m…
  • The Buddha took refuge too. Under a tree ... and he committed himself to awakening. Purifying yourself AND preparing is important. It does not matter how but the intention and genuine commitment is key. Here is one we did earlier ... http://new…
  • Yes I saw episode 1 of Iron Fist, that was enough for me ... There is pop-dharma and popped dharma. I preferred Daredevil - a blind superhero? Yep seems possible
  • ^^. Gate, Gate, Paragate, Para Sam gate Bodhi svaha Gone, Gone, Gone beyond Gone utterly beyond Heart Sutra PS. I likes fish
  • Tee Hee. @federica puts on her stomping boots ... I never get's a real chance to play with them naughty trolls ...
  • I seem to remember watching one or two episodes of Human and then probably got distracted by dharma, AI robot liberation or similar. Will check it out again @person Will also try Samurai Jack, thanks @Omar067 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
  • Coffee with no sugar. Good plan. ... well how about coffee with cocoa, ginseng (indian ginseng if you can find it) or goji berries ... Yep it might just be good for you ... http://www.mydomaine.com/healthy-latte-recipes
    in Coffee ??? Comment by lobster March 19
  • Hah!! That will take some doing.....! I am so used to the naughty corner, I send myself there ... I try to be good It is the wise option ...
  • Great musical tributes guys. As an encore or finale, Chuck Berry would play this. Wonderful. Live on Chuck ...
  • ^^. Bodhi/Daka/St Patrick ridded Ireland of snakes/nagas/pagans. Ay caramba, Our beloved grammar nerd may be on temp vacation. Should have said 'rid'. Talking of Dharma punks and our moderator ... Time for a reminder on the levels of i…
  • Yes - in the search option at the top, click on the arrow and you can search by author and then go to connect with them. I suggest you join Jundo's Treeleaf forum, as you will get speedier feedback in all likelihood.
  • Being nothing but trouble I was refused refuge. On the same day I performed a personal commitment/refuge ceremony. I have a dharma name. A mantra. A pledge. A connection to Maitreya. As your commitment is to zen, I suggest you get the counci…
  • Below is another prayer wheel written as a web page with javascript. Can be saved as a text file and loaded into most browsers call the text file mantra.html It has comments so you can change the repetition number and mantras used . . .
  • ^^. Music should surprise us. It can alter moods, calm us, move us, heal us. It is wonderful, apart from bagpipes No wonder Hadrian built a wall to keep those heathen hordes safe to hunt haggis, invent kilts and eat porridge ... (naughty corner…
  • @satcittananda said: - which works... This is the only experiential claim, @satcittananda, I, the Sangha and millions of practitioners make: Buddhist Dharma works! Our open source teachings provide for confirmation of our psycholog…
  • Soaking oats (@kerance) now we are cooking ... In the body/Shingon cult I was indoctrinated/taught to believe food is potentially medicine. The Sangha are in some schools not permitted garlic. Pah! Nun the Wiser? Eat like a None/monk. Fru…
  • I like what @satcittananda had to say. Some of us rely on our connection to our future selves, our limited present or ungodly mind constructs ... The 'dharma ocean' is our Nirvana home. Sometimes we are near the turbulence, sometimes the curre…
  • Powerful, impressive, magickal art meditation, like the pigs, cockerels and snake flames. The three stooges ... eh poisons https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_poisons I have devoted practice to her darkininess ... I Love wrathful deities. Del…
  • ^^. Bodhi/Daka/St Patrick ridded Ireland of snakes/nagas/pagans. He is a Green Man. An immortalized human like Khidr, Padmasambhava, Yudhishthira, Robin Hood and William Tell. Just because they do not exist does not mean (Spoiler) * In h…
  • Tee Hee. Agree with @Omar067 it is a good question. However like much initial Christian Mysticism it is back to front ... It is not how much 'Buddha or Jesus Loves You'. It is how much you love. In dharma this is achieved through devotion …
  • @Hozan said:. I would be interested to hear peoples experience with social media and if they found it "addictive". It is designed to be addictive. It is clickbait. It feeds the commercial database engines, that allow for targetting advert…
    in Twitter Comment by lobster March 16