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by Mary50
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1752
Views: 148483

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

György Ligeti - Piano Concerto, I-II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5SJDLkE7Tg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Mary50
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 76397

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

And now steady sitting practice at 45 minutes in the mornings and again in the evenings, also using 20-minute video guided meditations a few times during the weekfor added motivation. A time of quietening down, bouts of sleepiness but getting re-acquainted with the body and breath.
by Mary50
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The 10 computer-use precepts
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: The 10 computer-use precepts

This is really interesting angryrika. I'm the moderator on a large writers forum (a closed group) and while I'm not sure the suggestions there are distilled enough to be precepts, we do look at them closely. To rephrase: Refrain from entering every argument you're invited to join Refrain from gossip...
by Mary50
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 76397

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Thanks Norman, I want to build a very steady stable sitting practice this year.
by Mary50
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 76397

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Settling into daily practice and meditating for 20 minutes, spending an hour or more reading resources, did 30 minute walking meditation.

From now on I'll post once a week, see if I can increase the times of meditation to 30 minutes and then 45 minutes each day.
by Mary50
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 1359
Views: 120683

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

This may have been posted before but as a newcomer, please indulge me. “…When we’re meditating, it’s not as if we’re clamping down and shutting things down. We simply keeping tabs on this one level of awareness, this one level of energy that’s here in the body, and we allow everything on this level ...
by Mary50
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 76397

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Sat for two morning and evening meditations of 20 minutes each, less distracted. Also did 15 minutes and 30 minutes of guided meditation following videos from Ajahn Brahm and Joseph Goldstein. Read articles by Joseph Goldstein and Ven Thinissaro Bhikkhu.
by Mary50
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Psychiatrist Who Survived The Holocaust Explains Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: A Psychiatrist Who Survived The Holocaust Explains Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness

David, I'm not sure Ricl Warren has even heard of Victor Frankl! Frankl's work is a classic and will always be read by those wanting to think about how human beings survive extreme dehumanising conditions under tyranny, inhumane incarceration or torture. He drew on his experience as a Jewish inmate ...
by Mary50
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist response to Muslims
Replies: 218
Views: 15962

Re: Buddhist response to Muslims

As Anagarika said, many of us live with Muslim families as neighbours and friends, we work side by side with Muslim colleagues. I keep thinking about the family of the slain police officer, Ahmed Merabet, who was described by the spokesperson for the Unité police union as a “very discreet and consci...
by Mary50
Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Very new to this
Replies: 30
Views: 3341

Re: Very new to this

Thanks Retro -- connecting with this forum has really helped me begin again with a meditation practice. Anagarika -- I DO like Thinissaro Bhikkhu very much, austere in some ways but as you say, fine nuance and an indication to me of how much depth and good questioning can be found in the attention t...
by Mary50
Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 76397

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Friday morning -- yesterday very sleepy during the morning meditation of 20 minutes. Guided meditation (10 minutes) from an Ajahn Brahm video. Evening meditation of 20 minutes also sleepy, distracted. Reading a guide to meditation, Finding the Missing Peace by Ajahn Amaro, and articles by Thinissaro...
by Mary50
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Very new to this
Replies: 30
Views: 3341

Re: Very new to this

Right Mike -- a mix of 1960s London and contemporary Australia perhaps?

Thanks for the Joseph Goldstein link, tiltbillings.
by Mary50
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Very new to this
Replies: 30
Views: 3341

Re: Very new to this

Anagarika, is this the website you meant with regards to Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Wat Metta site?

http://www.dhammatalks.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Mary50
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 76397

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

I am going to post my meditation intentions and activities here each day so as to strengthen my new practice, since I found reading through this thread so helpful. Reflecting for a few moments each morning on the Four Noble Truths and the Five Precepts., just familiarising myself with these. Yesterd...
by Mary50
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Very new to this
Replies: 30
Views: 3341

Re: Very new to this

Thanks again Anagarika -- I'm a little taken aback at times by Ajahn Brahm's brash & breezy Aussie manner! But some very good pointers there. I also had a look at online talks by Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield whose books and articles I read years ago. Like many from an academi...
by Mary50
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Very new to this
Replies: 30
Views: 3341

Re: Very new to this

Thanks for this Paul, I am getting re-acquainted with 'monkey mind' and just coming back again and again to the breath. Because I am meditating alone, I keep it as simple as possible for now. I'm also reading translations of the Pali texts and watching YouTube talks. Although my motivation is high, ...
by Mary50
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Very new to this
Replies: 30
Views: 3341

Re: Very new to this

Many thanks again for the welcomes and suggestions. I've begun sitting for two 20-minute meditations a day (morning and evening) as well as half-an-hour study on basic reading, just to familiarise myself with the traditions. The resources here are tremendous and I thought I'd post this link from Aja...
by Mary50
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Very new to this
Replies: 30
Views: 3341

Re: Very new to this

Thanks Anagarika, this is very encouraging. I listened to a guided meditation by Joseph Goldstein earlier and looked at some links and resources. I will go very gently here and find out what is the best way to establish some kind of morning and evening sitting practice with time for study. Fortunate...
by Mary50
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Very new to this
Replies: 30
Views: 3341

Re: Very new to this

Paul, I will do both those meditations this week.

Mike, I am geographically isolated and only able to access online support. That is a start though.

Metta,

Mary