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Hi ZenLunatic! Where have you been???
School, work, and other commitments have kept me busy. But I check in on your guys from time to time
Hope all is well with you and the rest of the boards!
Read the Dalai Lama's acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize and you will see that all assertations by this author are false.
Simon, do you happen to know if there are any planned in the UK? All I got was America, Alaska and Australia.... no follow-on page or further news... :wtf:
Thanks for re-focusing this topic!
I don't think the ent…
I've often wondered if farting would be so taboo if it smelled fruity or sweet. Can you imagine being in an elevator and cracking one off, and someone saying, "mmmm, what's the sweet smell?" and you nodding "That was me!"
Thank you all for confirming my thoughts. I didn't want to feel like a bad person for feeling that way!
P.S. does anyone know when Katrina became so huge? I remember seeing a blurb about it a couple of days ago and it was like a category 1 hurri…
We pay over 1000/month to have 2 in day care. Luckily, florida has started a voluntary pre-K program, so starting next month, half of my 4 year old's tuition will be reimbursed by the state. It's still a heavy load to carry, though, but we've looke…
That's why they call it Buddhist 'practice'... if we were good at it, we wouldn't need to practice any more
You can also think of it this way... how would you want you children to react in the same situation? My 4 year old is kind of going th…
I think at the heart of this matter is an attachment problem. You seemed to be attached to the label of 'fighter' and the connotations that come with it. If there is no "I", there is no one to be a 'fighter'
One of the hardest things I've found…
I'd say study what you can, meditate when you can, and save up for a trip. Maybe find friends who are also interested, and perhaps one of them can drive!
Is this something that's not being supported by the parents?
I had a student once who told me that God was an alien, because in the bible it says that "God came from Teman". Her father was a preacher. On looking up that quote, i found this interesting site. http://www.bibleufo.com/index.htm
I was bitten by a mosquito whist meditating once.
I let him/her do their thing and go on their merry little way.
In the end I am happy to sustain their lives.
It was a 'she'; male mosquitoes don't bite. Females need the blood for th…
Gotta be careful of books/propaganda that only define an "attachment parent" as being a she.
Had this said "he," would you have made the same assertion?
I didn't read it as 'only' being a she.... the author was keeping grammatically corre…
Glad to see you're in good spirits! Like I told you before, my wife when through the same thing as you, and over 10 years later, is still happy she did it.
Treat yourself to the Melting Pot or something when you fully recover!
And it always keeps me thinking of the poster in my Theology class saying "Don't join the crowd" with an enlarged picture of the Nazis hailing their Fuhrer Hitler.
I don't know if they still show it in schools, but there is a movie called "Th…
I'm a parent!! That's dharma practice in and of itself!
But I also help people with Flash problems on a few forums. Many times it works like the 'mutual polishing' effect... I learn from the experience as well!
I found this on tricycle.com's dharma center page. There are many others in the area
I'm sure if you offer to do work for them, depending on the center, they'll be able to arrange something. good luck!
wow, lot's of tool fans! Love that Maynard!
A Perfect Circle
The Tea Party
Dead Can Dance
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Try a more naturally calmer moment in the day - before sunrise, later in the evening, whenever there are the least distractions. Counting to 10 breaths is hard enough with all of the internal distractions (monkey mind!) to have to worry about exter…
I like that story. We definitly live in a microwave society and its easy to forget that good things come in time. I have decided after everyones input and my own feelings that I am not going to call myself anything. I was so wraped …
And maybe drop your desire to see the cow
I, for one, have never been able to see those 3D images on the posters that were popular in the 90s. I'd get close, realize it, then lose (or regain, as the case may be) focus.
If you haven't, read my little zen story here http://www.newbuddhist.com/forum/showthread.php?t=183&page=2&pp=10
Here's a little bit what enlightenment might be like (I don't know, I haven't been there). I got this from Steven Hagan'…
First, congratulations on putting forth the effort to understand something that your partner believes in. Many wouldn't go so far as you have.
Second, it might be helpful to know what books you've read, what your partner has told you, and how th…