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by Kokoro
Tue May 15, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 52007

Re: your home altar/shrine

Where do you guys get your Buddha statues (I live in UK)? I got my Rupa at a flea market one weekend a couple years ago. I live in an area that is 99.9% Christian so I was very surprised to see this Rupa there, and for such a good price. You never know when or where you may find a Rupa for yourself...
by Kokoro
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 52007

Re: your home altar/shrine

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by Kokoro
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from Canada!
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: Newbie from Canada!

Hello and welcome! I'm about an hour from you so it's cool to see someone near my area on here! This is a great place to get to know some awesome Buddhists and learn a lot. Feel free to ask questions and I hope this begins a great chapter in your life.

With great respect, and metta,

Jay
by Kokoro
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Your favourite contemporary teachers
Replies: 89
Views: 23841

Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

For me it would be:

Ajahn Brahmavamso
Ajahn Chah
Ajahn Punnadhammo
Ajahn Brahmali
Bhikkhu Samahita
by Kokoro
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11945
Views: 570721

Re: Word Association Game

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by Kokoro
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dealing with grief
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Dealing with grief

Thank you to everyone who has posted, sent kind messages, or sent a kind thought or metta in my direction. I am very grateful to all of you. Jeff, yes I am familiar with Ajahn Punnadhammo! As a matter of fact, he was the first Theravada Bhikkhu I began learning from, mainly by following his blog. It...
by Kokoro
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dealing with grief
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Dealing with grief

Thank-you. I will take your advice on dana. It would also serve as a tribute to my girlfriend, because she was an advocate of helping others and giving. I think the hardest part for me is feeling like I'm letting her down, because I know she would not want me to hurt so much. She was an eternal opti...
by Kokoro
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dealing with grief
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Dealing with grief

Thank-you. I absolutely will see about talking to a counsellor. As far as a teacher is concerned, I can't seem to find any where I live, but I have already been provided with quite a few names of teachers who interact with students online from some very kind people. Thank-you everyone who sent me a ...
by Kokoro
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dealing with grief
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Dealing with grief

Hello. I may but posting this in the wrong forum but I don't know where else to go, and I'd like to have feedback from other Buddhists rather than Christians (nothing against Christians, just I'm not one). Last month, on the 28th of December, my girlfriend died. She was only 21 at the time and her d...
by Kokoro
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1758
Views: 149052

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Right now I'm listening to a song called Tabidachi no Uta by a Japanese pop/rock band called Mr.Children. In English it means "A Song for Setting Off."
by Kokoro
Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Formally going for refuge
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Formally going for refuge

Thank you Ben and Nanadhaja for your advice. I will indeed contact the Centre to find out when there are some programs or talks going on.

Metta to you both and all who visit this forum.

:anjali:
by Kokoro
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Formally going for refuge
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Formally going for refuge

Hello to all, I have been studying and following the Buddha Dhamma since last December, and all is going well in that regard. Recently I got a new vehicle; one much better suited for long-distance traveling in comparison to my last one, and today I remembered there is a Dhamma Centre about an hour's...
by Kokoro
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"
Replies: 34
Views: 2224

Re: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"

I consider De Silva's book to be not so much for providing one with ammo in case a group of fundamentalist Christians appear and push their religion, but rather to provide comfort and assurance to Buddhists who perhaps may have been Christian and are now having some doubt, or perhaps for Christians ...
by Kokoro
Mon May 31, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: locking topics?
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: locking topics?

Kokoro I don't think that's such a good idea. At Dhamma Wheel we encourage our members to self moderate and to be mindful that every member is responsible for their right speech. I'm heartened when members, after realizing they've said something they later regret, go back and remove the comments th...
by Kokoro
Mon May 31, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: locking topics?
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: locking topics?

I know this is somewhat off topic but I would like to make a small suggestion if possible. My suggestion is that you do not delete your own posts, however you may feel about them. The reason I say this is twofold: first, once you say something, it is done and even if you remove it later the people w...
by Kokoro
Fri May 14, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Questions About Re-birth
Replies: 18
Views: 1827

Re: Questions About Re-birth

One of my favourite concepts regarding the Dhamma is "Ehipassiko," (Come and See). I regard myself a Buddhist simply because I believe there is suffering, that suffering exists because of craving, that removing craving will remove suffering, and that the Eightfold Path is the way to remove craving. ...
by Kokoro
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If a stream-winner...
Replies: 89
Views: 10710

Re: If a stream-winner...

Personally I don't think it would be to the benefit of anyone for one to claim stream-entry on a forum or to anyone for that matter other than to an ordained member of the Sangha for the purpose of seeking further instruction or advice. Such a claim, in my humble opinion, is likely to invoke jealous...
by Kokoro
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Theravada...?
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Why Theravada...?

I was very attracted to the analytical aspect of Theravada Dhamma. Theravada Buddhists I spoke with encouraged me to investigate things honestly and sincerely without shame or the stigma of being called faithless which is often associated with many religious teachings in the world today. I have stud...
by Kokoro
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Steward needed at Arrow River, Ontario, Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Steward needed at Arrow River, Ontario, Canada

In case it hasn't been mentioned already, I have come to learn the Arrow River Forest Hermitage near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada is currently in need of a Monastic Steward. If anyone would be willing to commit to a minimum three-month stewardship there I have included a link to the website below. :...
by Kokoro
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is holding you back from ordaining?
Replies: 114
Views: 13262

Re: What is holding you back from ordaining?

It is my hope to ordain some day, but before I do that I must settle my debts, financial and otherwise, and if this life should end before I am able to ordain, then I hope to be able to do so in the next life as early on as possible once any remaining debts from this life if left unsettled upon its ...