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by Alexander____
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: not pooping everyday
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: not pooping everyday

The normal medical range is roughly once every three days to three times a day. However, any major change in bowel habit should be investigated if it's not simply down to a change in diet or minor infection.
by Alexander____
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

Just use a dating website and filter by religion or search for keyword Buddhist. As long as you're in a large enough city there is almost definitely other meditators/Buddhists about.
by Alexander____
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If you could meet the Buddha
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Kill him of course!
by Alexander____
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Home Weightlifting Workouts Without a Bench
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Home Weightlifting Workouts Without a Bench

You can get very far with no equipment at all. I've met guys in prison who only do press ups, pullups, dips in different variations and are ripped/huge.
by Alexander____
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Facts VS fiction: Buddhist themes in Yuval Noah Harari's writings
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Facts VS fiction: Buddhist themes in Yuval Noah Harari's writings

I'm halfway through Homo Deus which has pretty much been a recap of the first book. Not that I'm disappointed as it's still a great read. Christopher Titmuss doesn't seem too keen https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/homo-deus-a-brief-history-of-tomorrow-by-yuval-noah-harari-a-critique although I ...
by Alexander____
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 449
Views: 13438

Re: Trump turns Boy Scouts event into political rally

I'm no Trump fan, but any Hitler or Nazi comparisons are absurd and merely detract from any kind of serious political discussion or criticism of Trump's ridiculous approach.
by Alexander____
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 449
Views: 13438

Re: Trump turns Boy Scouts event into political rally

Not sure it came across as that calculating. A lot of it seemed to be the ramblings of someone either out of their depth or in the beginning stages of dementia.
by Alexander____
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is Coconut Oil Overrated?
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Is Coconut Oil Overrated?

It's a very on trend foodstuff.

This is a good article

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -fats-lard

Has links about the medium chain fatty acid stuff.
by Alexander____
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Practioners of Thanisarro's Meditation Method - What Is Different?
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Practioners of Thanisarro's Meditation Method - What Is Different?

Thank you for those explanations. They confirm some of my experiences. I think I also get a bit hung up on perceiving some of the sensations I experience probably being associated with blood flow rather than the breath itself. Then of course the changes in blood flow associated with inspiration and ...
by Alexander____
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Practioners of Thanisarro's Meditation Method - What Is Different?
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Practioners of Thanisarro's Meditation Method - What Is Different?

It took me a long, long time to work out what this 'breath energy' business is, but now that I understand what it refers to, it makes a lot of sense, and is a great method. I too have found this and still am slightly uncomfortable with it. I do find Thanissaro's teachings immensely useful and inspi...
by Alexander____
Mon May 29, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Whose Buddhism is the "truest"?
Replies: 37
Views: 1255

Re: Whose Buddhism is the "truest"?

Thanks for that post. Very interesting.
by Alexander____
Fri May 05, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Virtual Reality app for Color Kasina Meditation
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: Virtual Reality app for Color Kasina Meditation

Yes that article id pretty Mills and Boonish, whenever I've heard teachers talking about it it is in terms of the experience being a hindrence and how to deal with it as such. You'll never find true love through VR! Only through Samatha Romance will you reach the stability of mind to get the insigh...
by Alexander____
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What century is there in France ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1867

Re: What century is there in France ?

Dogmatic wrote:80% of them support sharia law, similar percentages support death for those who leave their religion, etc.

Polls show that the vast majority of muslims support ISIS
Do you have any references to back these statistics up?
by Alexander____
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What century is there in France ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1867

Re: What century is there in France ?

What with the holocaust revisionism and associates who are Nazi sympathisers it does get a bit suspicious.
by Alexander____
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What century is there in France ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1867

Re: What century is there in France ?

Ha, I thought Le Pen is the fascist one!
by Alexander____
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Facts VS fiction: Buddhist themes in Yuval Noah Harari's writings
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Facts VS fiction: Buddhist themes in Yuval Noah Harari's writings

The first book is excellent. I saw him speak in London a few weeks ago and was very impressed. My partner speaks very often about the second book too which I've started. The second one is actually dedicated to Goenka. The first book has a section on Buddhism which as you'd expect is fairly complimen...
by Alexander____
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bay Area dhamma instructors compatible with Thanissaro/Lee
Replies: 39
Views: 1686

Re: Bay Area dhamma instructors compatible with Thanissaro/Lee

Ajahn Geoff visited us last summer for a non-residential weekend retreat, and I was fortunate enough to record the whole thing and post it to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PortlandFriendsoftheDhamma Ah great thanks for that. The only other youtube series with Ajahn Thanissaro is the...
by Alexander____
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Watching the docu Samsara by Ron Fricke.
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Watching the docu Samsara by Ron Fricke.

I'm more inclined towards Baraka but this is a worthy sequel The only trouble with Baraka, for me, is that I can't figure out what is being said with all of the footage of staring faces. Ron Fricke seems to be making some kind of statement about anthropology, and about a certain voyeurism inherent ...
by Alexander____
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 3079

Re: Psychotherapy

However, I'm sure that there are elements of psychotherapy that tie in well to Buddhism. Could you list some? Well not really, that's why I started this topic. From seeing some books about Buddhism and Psychotherapy at the library of the Buddhist Society in London I expected there to be some links....
by Alexander____
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 3079

Re: Psychotherapy

Yeah I see where you're coming from.

I get the feeling most people here aren't too keen on psychiatrists and the medical model.

However, I'm sure that there are elements of psychotherapy that tie in well to Buddhism.

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