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by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Theravada for Beginner

For getting started with Sutta's, many recommend Bhikkhu Bodhi's Anthology called In The Buddha's Words . He has fairly long introductions to the chapters which are helpful. (There is a beginner resource thread at the top of the beginner forum section.) :goodpost: You will probably find that modern...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

I think Budo summarized the feelings of many already, so no need to add to that as to why anyone would be interested in joining dhammaboard.co . I believe that everyone in this world would like to be, and deserves to be, treated with dignity and respect. This includes not being condescended to with...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

I didn't get a PM (and I think that using one board's PM system to recruit for another is a bit dubious) but I found it immediately with a search and had a look. I can't see that it offers anything very new except (for better or for worse) different admins. In general I think that splitting the pote...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the oldest religion in China?
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: What is the oldest religion in China?

Did I say, "totally untrustworthy" ?
I think I did.

:smile:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the oldest religion in China?
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: What is the oldest religion in China?

What is the oldest religion in China? Was it more close to Hinduism or the Abrahamic religion? https://youtu.be/WCG8yrJskRk From the Intro on YouTube: " Can it be that the supreme God of China, who was worshiped by the Chinese people throughout most of their history, is the same Creator God of Juda...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)

:candle:

I valued his contributions here very much.
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Meister Eckhart
Replies: 23
Views: 462

Re: Meister Eckhart

:thanks:

...although I'm not sure that your substitution is very convincing in Theravada terms. (It works better in Pure Land, where "other power" is central.)

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Meister Eckhart
Replies: 23
Views: 462

Re: Meister Eckhart

And that is relevant here on DW because ...

:popcorn:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Merry Christmas to you and yours
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: Merry Christmas to you and yours

S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn khris̄t̒mās̄

:candle: :candle: :candle:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravadan Europe - A comprehensive Resource
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Theravadan Europe - A comprehensive Resource

There are 2800 results for Europe on Buddhanet's directory - http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/region.php?region_id=5 - but not all Theravada. The search tools should let you home in on them if you're keen.

Good luck!

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 229
Views: 34504

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Anyone can develop any opinion he wishes, but according to the Buddha in the Mahanama sutta AN 8.25, those who have taken refuge are Buddhists, and those who keep the 5 precepts well are virtuous Buddhists. Almost every Buddhist I know do not keep the precepts to perfection but I would consider the...
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?

It’s very difficult at times to see the intention of posters because we can’t really put a tone to our words online. That’s why a little of emoji use at times can show your intention when the post may seem harsh otherwise.. :smile: Agreed, but there is also the case where someone might use emojis t...
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?

ctcrnitv wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:59 am
Where do you find many opportunities to practice right speech online?
Everywhere - even facebook. :jawdrop:

No exceptions.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence

Is one allowed to wish that the Tweeter-in-Chief follows his example?

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Nocturnal Meditations
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Nocturnal Meditations

I was introduced to it in the Tibetan tradition, under the name "Sleeping Yoga" (yoga nidra), but I don't know enough about it to guide anyone else. You might have more luck with your enquiry on our sister site DW Mahayana.

:coffee:
Kim