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SpinyNorman · It's still all old bollocks · Veteran

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  • Re: Happy Pagan Fest

    Blasted Christians, pinching Easter from the Pagans. Pah!

    Hozan
  • Re: Is Triratna still a cult?

    @Kerome said:
    It is certainly true that groups have a persona. I spent some time in the Osho communes and it's amazing how quickly your standard greeting goes from a handshake to a hug, when everyone does the same.

    But honesty in groups is a really interesting subject. I recently came across a American Indian tradition called the 'talking circle' which was fascinating as a way of resolving conflicts and getting people to air the things they care about. Worth reading up on.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_circle

    TNH groups do "mindful listening", where only one person is allowed to talk at a time, and nobody interrupts until they indicate they have said all they want to. Unfortunately in the group I attended there was one very garrulous individual who would hold the floor and rabbit on self-indulgently for absolutely ages...people would start looking at their watches and shuffle around a lot. :p

    The TNH group also had obligatory hugging...yuk!

    KeromeHozanlobster
  • Re: Low Carb High Fat...

    In my opinion obesity is basically a result of eating too much and exercising too little.

    More walking, less Neapolitan! :p

    HozanTosh
  • Re: Mothers Day

    Pah, next we have Easter coming up, bah humbug to that too! :p

    Hozanlobster
  • Re: Personal Truisms

    @DhammaDragon said:> Especially in an age where people's attention span lasts the seconds it takes reading a twitter.

    Sorry, what were you saying? :p

    lobster