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by Alexander____
Thu May 31, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation for Migraines
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Meditation for Migraines

Thanks everyone.

The Bikkhu Bodhi talk was particularly useful

With metta...
by Alexander____
Tue May 29, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation for Migraines
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Meditation for Migraines

Thanks for that.

These are useful in terms of the end point I would like to achieve, but I think as you suggest I'm more after practical means, what specific meditation technique may help to achieve this?

Thanks
by Alexander____
Tue May 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation for Migraines
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Meditation for Migraines

I have been experiencing headaches for a while and just had a neurologist diagnose me with chronic migraines. Putting aside any other issues of treatment, cause etc., I was wondering if anyone could recommend which meditation techniques may be most useful to alleviate migraines. I seem to recall Goe...
by Alexander____
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: London murder rate higher than NYC?
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: London murder rate higher than NYC?

If it is a disease then CCTV and increasing prison sentences doesn't make a difference. It might make sense that it would, but the evidence doesn't show that. To treat a disease you have to treat the cause not the symptoms
by Alexander____
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: London murder rate higher than NYC?
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: London murder rate higher than NYC?

Well like I said before what they need is more CCTV and higher sentences. They also need more education for the youth on how harmful crime is. Additionally they need programs to educate and re-assimilate criminals more after prison. Like all nations, England - and the whole UK - need to take a page...
by Alexander____
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do I deal with samvega while being a householder?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: How do I deal with samvega while being a householder?

Is it common for householders to observe the 8 precepts everyday not just on the moon cycle observant days
by Alexander____
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Fake News Awards
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Fake News Awards

Isn't it ironic given the amount of false facts Trump tweets and speaks of?

http://www.politifact.com/personalities ... ing/false/
by Alexander____
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Paranoid-schizoid position
Replies: 41
Views: 1165

Re: Paranoid-schizoid position

I have been in analysis for nine months now with a therapist who has partly a Kleinian approach. While it was challenging to begin with I have found it very helpful and plan to continue.
by Alexander____
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 1341

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Isn't the internet pretty highly censored in Thailand? Any inferences from what's posted on facebook can't be too strong to suggest political viewpoint.
by Alexander____
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 1341

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Like a white supremacist.

Where's Brian Ruhe when you need him? He's the equivalent of Godwin's Law here no?
by Alexander____
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Nationalism/Patriotism vs Globalism
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Nationalism/Patriotism vs Globalism

DNS wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:58 pm

He also talks about suffering and the sentience of animals and the difference between consciousness and intelligence and how often people confuse consciousness and intelligence as being the same thing. He has done some Goenka retreats.
He does a sixty day retreat every year.
by Alexander____
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Ringo has been knighted!
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Ringo was the funniest Beatle too, just watch them messing around in those old interviews which were conducted so formally.

Don't forget the influence of George Martin either, he played on numerous tracks and wrote much of the orchestral and backing parts.

My favourite band too!
by Alexander____
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Israel calls on world Jewry
Replies: 62
Views: 2331

Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

I'm no great Zionist, but I'm not sure how ignorance of the extent or objectives of Nazi antisemitic violence in the 1930s figures in this narrative. Unless you're suggesting that's part of a greater scheme to promote violence.
by Alexander____
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: DhammaWheel UK Retreats
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: DhammaWheel UK Retreats

Keep me posted!
by Alexander____
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: not pooping everyday
Replies: 8
Views: 701

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.