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  • You are guilty. Ask for a home visit from Geshe or a senior student who likes doing laudatory laundry sadhana ... In the words of Rinpoche Yoda: Class or no Class Learning there is
  • One more step ... https://www.insightstate.com/uncategorized/1809/ One more step ... Success!
    in Run Comment by lobster October 18
  • What do you want/require? * Healing? * Enlightenment? * Technique? * Sadhana? * Chanting? * Non-sitting? * Mindfulness? etc, etc. Ask the retreat director what they recommend ...
  • Taking up. In other words focussing on other things. It is natural to struggle. Where we place our attention is where we find our being ...
  • @person said: Can you articulate that any further? I'm not really sure what that means. Your response @Kerome proves you are not meditating. I have no idea what you think meditation is? What on earth are you doing? Is it some Bog1 R…
  • I take refuge in the Buddha Lobster ahem ... start again ... https://www.urbandharma.org/udharma2/chanting.html I take refuge in the Maha Lobster Yana ... gone wrong again ... no refuge for the wikid 😶 I haven't got a prayer. Only Manibh…
  • @Buddha-Dude said: I’m follow the Theravāda tradition but also enjoy learning about tantric and zen. I have friends who practice in the Mahayana tradition. Excellent. The lama who lives on my street (Have not seen him for a few years but…
  • Some people run into pain ... Ay carumba! When I was running, too many injuries. Now I am doing yoga again. The first time I taught yoga a bee got trapped and confused in my hair, crawled in my ear and stung me. I taught the class. By the end …
    in Pain Comment by lobster October 16
  • Are we all positively done now?
  • NAMO SAPTANAM SAMYAKSAMBUDDHA KOTINAM. TADYATHA: OM! CALE, CULE, CUNDI SVAHA!
    in Blessing Comment by lobster October 16
  • There are traditions? Ooh I gets to break things! Buddha Akbar (Buddha is Greater) Lawdy Buddha have mercy on me a Bodhisattva (based on Jesus Prayer) Blessed Be Buddha (non traditional wicca dharma) 🌙 http://newbuddhist.com/discuss…
  • @newlotus said: I am a very good procrastinator. We use what we have. Don't meditate! Sit and procrastinate. You can probably get many short fits of sitting pro-crusty-natures in a day, with little effort ... or ... https://cundi.wee…
    in I'm back! Comment by lobster October 15
  • @newlotus said: Have you tried Ti-Training? This is another way of dealing with physical pain. I have just started it and it does seem to work. Even though Im in the early stages. Not sure if its good for child birth, I haven't done that yet! …
    in Pain Comment by lobster October 15
  • Welcome to NewBuddhist. How long have you been dry? We have alcoholics here. I am addicted to meditation. Whilst most are trying to increase their fix, I am trying to unfix the broken mentality that @person mentions. We also have power addic…
  • No time these days, unfortunately. Time is capital money. Bring back the sangha! and now back to RL and leaving money cultism, lurking etc.
  • I was doing a little meditating before going to bed last night You think? @Kerome said: it is an example of what one can encounter in meditation You meditate? When did this start? I thought you just mused ... [too wikid?…
  • Not quite sure where you were headed to, but it appears that where ever it was, it was your destination that was lost, not you - you knew where to find you the whole time...different versions of 'here' et al. LOL quite right too We are…
  • Not published yet @federica Ordering from the library may entail a long wait as she is a popular author. As a consolation her outstanding website ... https://charterforcompassion.org
  • Peace Be Upon You!
    in Blessing Comment by lobster October 13
  • @Vimalajāti said: Venerable Zhìyǐ calls bodhicitta "道心", which can be translated as the "dao heart". Seems like a good plan. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhiyi Even though some vikings were possibly early western Buddhists ... a…
  • @Jono5 said: Sorry for the inconsistant spelling, the keyboard is very temperamental! Maybe it is possessed? Here to help.
  • @person said: Don't feel intimidated or afraid of sharing your thoughts and feelings we like to be helpful, it generally makes most of us happy, even excited to offer advice and comfort to people. Wot a plan! We are all Mahayanists now? …
  • AMITABHA
    in Blessing Comment by lobster October 11
  • @person said: Three or more asterisks * in a row creates a line. I tried snorting it ... until I realised there is no such thing as virtual cocaine Lobster goes to back of class ... again 🤐
  • @Dakini said: That still seems like a time-consuming way to find whatever emoticons one may be looking for. I wonder if there's a better way, to access all the options at once, to scan for an appropriate one? Not available to everyone…
  • type a colon : followed by a character to get extra emoticons ... eg. :k = skull
  • Run! oh ... you mean to get them attached? mmm ... Free sex, free drugs. Buddhist Rock and Roll ... I think I gone wrong again ... Hopefully more useful insights shortly 😌
  • I like the idea/word 'value'. It is why I feel the scientific evaluation of what really makes us happy, PREMA is of value. In a similar way economic models, spiritual models or fashion models may have different values dependent on our priorities.…
  • Well said @Dhammika Being independent of our situation is a great wealth. The Maitreya Buddha and Dzambhala the Wealth Buddha are free ... https://www.lamayeshe.com/advice/dzambhala-practice-increasing-wealth OM DZAMBHALA DJARDIN DJAYA SOHA
  • @federica said: Acceptance. And Ibuprofen. Acceptance? I would rather take morphine. Unfortunately, none available. No aspirin. No Ibuprofen. The pain was karmic. Too vigorous brushing with a new tooth brush, a whole packet of sw…
    in Pain Comment by lobster October 9
  • Depends how you perceive society and success @Kerome : * The Buddhist Path requires strength to meet challenges. Of course the pretend easy path requires no effort, no challenge and gets ... nowhere but its own cleverness. Who noticed? * No Pa…
  • Bye Hozan, Remember to mantra ... I am one with the Force, the Force is with me. Still on personal retreat. Eating meat (that is all there is), using my Ipad, watching Dr Who (what a gal) and doing a bit more yoga and meditation (not too much,…
  • But the idea of a mental model to increase happiness seems a bit, well, over engineered. The fact that it was used first on soldiers rather than on those who suffer depression is perhaps a pointer, if you have to force it is it a way to real happine…
  • Indeed @paulyso In many ways we have to create a secular bubble, much like the sangha bubble of inspiration. In other words, the difficulties of this world, the social media and chattering news are only a partial reality ... There is another j…
    in Maximum Tao Comment by lobster October 8
  • @Kerome said: It seems reasonable to assume, from a Buddhist perspective, that you are the sole proprietor, the suprememost sovereign of your internal space. One might also assume that the other things that speak can be purely temporary, that jus…
  • Tee Hee, insatiable aquisition is 'the hungry ghost realm'. Futile and unsatisfying. However here is another view from an alternative inner wealth tradition ... https://www.timesheadline.com/economy/money-matter-sufi-view-wealth-6228.html ge…
  • Stillness is no doubt good advice. Focus and concentration have long been difficult for me. The first Buddhist focus and concentration exercise I employed was from the five element practice https://buddhaname.org/5-elements-practices/ Ot…
    in Maximum Tao Comment by lobster October 7
  • @person If we take ‘movement’ and ‘stillness’ as our yin-yang extremes, what happens? Perhaps a couple of examples from my practice: Extreme but natural stillness, non fidget meditation was part of my stilling. It allows the mind to move. With …
    in Maximum Tao Comment by lobster October 5
  • Martin Seligman is not very engaging as @kerome says but the data is genuinely useful and hopefully helpful. Seligman also used his PERMA model to improve the well being of US troops. Which maybe is related to The First Earth Battalion Field Manual,…
  • Outstanding @person According to the video and Nietzsche, Buddhism would be a camel mentality ... ? I went to the wrong website mentioned in the video but prefer it ... http://authentic-happiness.com Here is the good doctors website https:…