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  • Re: Is Western Buddhism even possible?

    Would Eastern Buddhism even exist without Greco-Buddhism?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greco-Buddhism

    The term 'yogi' is often used by Tibetan monks to describe their practice even though they may only practice Padmasana/vajra position/lotus posture in meditation.

    herberto
  • Re: Supporting Sports Teams

    This team can probably advise you on your nearest supporters club (Sangha)
    http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/

    Buddha! Buddha! Buddha!
    Goal!

    Snakeskin
  • Re: Worldly Achievements and Enjoyment

    @WesternBuddhism said:
    Hello, how can I incorporate achieving things in the world- e.g. money, sporting, as well as enjoying these things fully without attachment while practicing Buddhism?

    Who is stopping you? B)

    adamcrossley
  • Re: Hope and buddhism

    Having no hope is not hopeless for the advanced Nowist (which I hope is taken to mean someone in the present) Where does any intention arise? It arises from past experience to instigate future action.
    Live or Be The Hope is a useful way to be. Hope that makes sense ... ;)

    Shoshin
  • Re: Magickal Thinking

    I feel science has useful insights into our nature. For example it might explain how bias is a problem as much for wizards, Buddhas and scientists.

    We have to 'learn to think'. In dharma, just as in science we have to develop critical and objective thinking. For example can we jump out of our identities as Neo-Buddhists, Neo-Alchemists, Neo-Samsara devotees or other comfort zones ...

    I find magical thinking useful for manipulating mental states

    Snakeskinpersonyagr