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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
Languages Spoken
English, French


  • @Bunks said: That was a poor decision made in 1982 when they'd just won two flags due to my beloved South Melbourne heading north to Sin City!! My husband shares your pain and POV hugs
  • @lobster said: Are Buddhist practices verified by science. Yes, so it would seem ... What is your understanding? My non scientific answer is - yes I believe very strongly they are verified by science. I always accepted it intellectuall…
  • @Bunks said: I’ve collected many bad habits over the years. You forgot Carlton..... runs away
  • @Bunks said: @Kundo said: Do you have experiences with collecting things and letting go? Crystals, Oods and sonic screwdrivers are my weakness. Seriously. I had to google wha…
  • @Kerome said: There is always a question with new religions whether they truly lead anywhere. There are always cults but for a cult to grow organically into a new religion would be quite difficult these days I think. $cientology anyone?...
  • Do you have experiences with collecting things and letting go? Crystals, Oods and sonic screwdrivers are my weakness. Seriously.
  • @Kerome said: I’m not quite sure what to think of this, because I do feel that dealing with ones addictions is quite high up there as a sign of competency in the spiritual path. The fact that he hasn’t addressed this sign of clinging makes me won…
  • @Vimalajāti said: Ugh. I just bought another cursed pack of cigarettes. I despise them as much as I enjoyed my first of the pack. What finally got you to quit smoking? What was your first step away them cigarettes? About 15 years a…
  • @person said: @Kundo said: I broke my mala 😶😶😶 Tibetans say that a mala breaking is an auspicious sign. Better buy that lotto ticket 😎😎
  • @lobster said: @Kundo said: I broke my mala 😶😶😶 Hardcore puja! Did they catch fire from speed mantraing? Lol I wish. They were my first ones. I think it was age but I’ll take harcore puja ✌🏻✌🏻
  • I broke my mala 😶😶😶
  • @federica said: @Kundo? C'mon honey. you know you're sometimes apt to have a short fuse. @ColinA is a new member. Try to be a little more welcoming and a little less... 'bristly'. Play nice. Ok? Sure, but it goes both ways 👍🏻👍🏻
  • @ColinA said: So do you have special permission to use bad language on a buddhist forum or are you just the only one who does? I'm new to buddhism but not far off 70 years old. You seem to have taken my repectful disagreement quite poorly and blu…
  • I’m a mix of Tibetan and Zen
  • @tom_hitt said: I have started using a string of mala beads to count breaths. I DO NOT move to the next after a yawn (even though technically it's a breath). Not looking for an in-depth discussion- just curious how others use their mala beads. …
  • @ColinA said: @Kundo said: @person said: I too wonder if the source of that kind of harmful behavior has more to do with ignorance than selfishness. ...but for good people to do evil — tha…
  • @person said: I too wonder if the source of that kind of harmful behavior has more to do with ignorance than selfishness. ...but for good people to do evil — that takes religion. Religion is easy to blame because a lot …
  • @yagr said: @Kundo said:As a mother, I put my children's wellbeing ahead of my happiness on a daily basis. From the rest of your post, I am leaning toward believing that your children's well being IS your happiness. …
    in Being Happy Comment by Kundo January 30
  • @federica said: Sending blessings and good wishes, @Kundo. I shall use my gifted mala ( ) to recite mantras in her memory, tonight. Thanks Fede 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️💋💋
  • @JaySon said: Meditating on death and impermanence is what keeps me motivated. Speaking of meditation on death..... We lost our beautiful dog Jessi on Sunday morning. She had a seizure during the night which left her paralysed. We took…
  • @adamcrossley said: @Kundo said Being ethical reminds us to do no harm and therefore we place others' wellbeing above our own happines. I see where you’re coming from, and I’ve heard that before. But I personally see b…
    in Being Happy Comment by Kundo January 29
  • I am currently re-reading "Ancient Wisdom, Modern World" by His Holiness Dalai Lama. In Chapter 4 (Redefining The Goal) he explores being happy and the takeaway from it that I get is: 1 - every action has a reaction. Being ethical reminds us to d…
    in Being Happy Comment by Kundo January 28
  • Thay is an amazing person. His writings drew me to Buddhism (followed by Lama Surya Dad). I to will be sad when his time here ends. I hope he has comfort, and an easy passing. 🙏🙏
  • Sometimes when I get really overwhelmed I flit back to the past but I try not to stay too long because it’s done and can’t be undone or redone 🙏🏻🙏🏻
  • Stage right
  • Nice to meet you @Amanaki . My family are from Kristiansund and Oslo 🙏🏻🙏🏻
  • @Amanaki said: What some call mediumship today is a inborn quality that arise when a person cultivate example the buddhist teachings to a higher understanding. But one should not attach to the ability, if it does open up it means you also have op…
  • @Fosdick said: Immortality, rebirth after death - these are beliefs, metaphysical speculations. They can be tools, or they can be obstacles, but in either case it is unwise to cling to them or attach to them. We can use them where they are ne…
  • All the time. I get pins and needles when I sit, so I changed when in sitting meditation so the monkey mind stays occupied. If I lie down, I have to avoid meditating at night or I'll fall asleep 🙏🙏🙏
  • My head hurts following this conversation, but I'm really enjoying it 🙏🙏👌👌
  • @Kerome said: I’ve never been able to locate a chakra in my inner or outer worlds... perhaps they are fantasy? Perhaps they are elusive because you don't believe or hold them in any regard? (Not that you have to). I think in all things in…
  • I tend to be more heart and throat chakra myself ,🙏🙏
  • @federica said: I understand there is an global argument for the legalisation of cannabis for personal use. I can certainly see the advantages on many levels, although my own personal opinion on its use with regard to Buddhism, specifically, rema…
  • @David said: She was off topic as the thread is about psychedelic drugs, not cannabis. I was just answering you mate. And I deleted my answer because you've fallen back into the same pattern. Any non pot smoker is automatically attacking …
  • This topic rears its head regularly and ALWAYS ends with the two camps "hotly debating" the issue around the fifth precept. And really, we all know how this will end but still go ahead - nice example of samsara in action 😐
  • *deleted due to expected response 🙄🙄
  • @David said:. For you, you mean. Some people use it medically and in many cases it makes dharma easier to practice. At the risk of another sh!tfight...... Cannabis is a depressant (and I know you’re knowledgeable on its properties …
  • @federica said: If things get tight, let us know. "We take care of our own", I think Mr. B. Springsteen sang.... As a govt employee in Australia..... Indeed. ❤️❤️❤️
  • Anything by TNH is a winner IMO. Personally I’d go for number 2 first. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
    in Book Choice Comment by Kundo January 12
  • @Vastmind said: The 2 cannot go hand in hand. The 5th precept is there for a reason. How can you become more aware and mindful when you’re high? I spent many years smoking lots of weed, and never tried to sugar coat it to myself. I knew it wasn’t…