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by BlkMettaCat
Fri May 06, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 146525

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

suriyopama wrote:Open yourself deeply & widely and embrace the new Dhammakaya Deluxe Plug:

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:alien: :jawdrop: :alien:
:shock:
by BlkMettaCat
Fri May 06, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 75
Views: 7453

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

I plan on voting for Jill Stein. I'm not in a swing state so my vote doesn't count for much nationally. California doesn't get to vote until June anyway.

And as far as the "spoiler" effect is concerned, that's been disproved.

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/polisci/facu ... eform9.pdf
by BlkMettaCat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday SDC!
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Happy Birthday SDC!

Happy Birthday SDC :jedi:
by BlkMettaCat
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Cutting Through the Corporate Mindfulness Hype
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Cutting Through the Corporate Mindfulness Hype

In fact, post-test results showed that mindfulness training was associated with increases in both work exhaustion and disengagement. One could speculate that mindfulness training increased an awareness of just how exhausted these employees really were; their response was to withdraw and disengage f...
by BlkMettaCat
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Western Theravda organisations - propagation?
Replies: 34
Views: 7663

Re: Western Theravda organisations - propagation?

I've been following Buddhist Insights and Bhante Suddhaso on Instagram. They are doing a lot of great things :anjali:
by BlkMettaCat
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The secret for losing weight - finally solved
Replies: 49
Views: 4909

Re: The secret for losing weight - finally solved

Ben wrote:Remember, you heard it first here.
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The more you know....
:rofl:
by BlkMettaCat
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Most want Supreme Patriarch appointment deferred
Replies: 44
Views: 4045

Re: Most want Supreme Patriarch appointment deferred

I apologize for giving the impression of having taking over the thread. I would be very pleased if someone else contributes with further information or different points of view. I will provide the latest news update without pictures or links, to avoid hurting sensitivities. The situation today is l...
by BlkMettaCat
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Sexual fluidity
Replies: 39
Views: 3145

Re: Sexual fluidity

Perhaps gender fluidity is a better term than sexual fluidity. Possibly it is more to do with identification and roles rather than sex (the act). I think you are correct. I remember reading somewhere that there are some people out there who don't identify with any gender at all. I forget what the w...
by BlkMettaCat
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Sexual fluidity
Replies: 39
Views: 3145

Re: Sexual fluidity

I think sexual fluidity is all about encouraging straight people to be more gay, and not at all about encouraging gay people to be more straight. Putting it that way presupposes that there are only two sexual identities, 'gay' and 'straight', and that everyone fits neatly into one or the other - an...
by BlkMettaCat
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Sexual fluidity
Replies: 39
Views: 3145

Re: Sexual fluidity

Kim OHara wrote:I guess this would be out of the question in any major US city, then?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-27/g ... ey/7205162

:tongue:
Kim
They might be able to get away with it in San Francisco or LA or NYC maybe

:rofl:
by BlkMettaCat
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Sexual fluidity
Replies: 39
Views: 3145

Re: Sexual fluidity

Would there be much difference in this regard between East Coast and West Coast? :coffee: Kim My family and I are East-Coasters, Kim (Northeast, to be precise). My sense is that one could find attitudes similar to the author's in more abundance on the West Coast. That is just my impression, though,...
by BlkMettaCat
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Valentines day thread - romantic relationships
Replies: 12
Views: 748

Re: Valentines day thread - romantic relationships

Yes, luckily we still have the suttas so that we don't need to pay attention to publications that consistently pour out such literature. Despite what we're told these days, we don't need to look outside of the suttas, or to those whose teachings contradict them, for guidance. Some good examples of ...