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by DC2R
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Observing the 5th Precept
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: Observing the 5th Precept

Imagine you like playing golf. Every week you and your golfing friends go out to play golf. One day, you lose interest in golfing, and start playing tennis instead. Do you go golfing with your golfing friends even though you no longer enjoy it? Wouldn't it be better to associate with new people who ...
by DC2R
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 63
Views: 3538

Re: How much happy are you?

Now I think your happiness is related to your knowledge of Buddhism and how you practice it. If you are unhappy (Dukkha) means you do not have a good understanding of Buddhism. For many of us it is not easy to measure the happiness as a percentage. As a guide say your are awake 16 hours and if you ...
by DC2R
Sat May 26, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Is looking at pornography considered sexual misconduct?

In short, no. Looking at pornography is not considered sexual misconduct. There was little to no pornography in the Buddha's time, so it makes sense that there is no reference to it in the precepts or suttas. However, a specific reference is unnecessary to understand what the Buddhist view towards p...
by DC2R
Sat May 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Attachments in human life.
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Attachments in human life.

It is important because when a person dies, they have no choice but to let go of everything. If there is still attachment, they will be reborn again. For example, people are born with physical form and mind. In the beginning these things are born, in the middle they change and in the end they are ex...
by DC2R
Thu May 10, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Missouri!
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Hello from Missouri!

Welcome! I am also from the Midwestern United States.
by DC2R
Thu May 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 75
Views: 17871

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

This talk is called "How to Gradually Reduce Sensual Desires", and it covers this important aspect of Buddhism in a simple and clear way.

I have found that Ajahn Brahmali has a great voice for giving talks.

by DC2R
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Television non-watchers - have you noticed positive effects?
Replies: 29
Views: 1374

Re: Television non-watchers - have you noticed positive effects?

As a teenager, I watched YouTube and played video games quite frequently. Over the past 6 years (after discovering Buddhism and minimalism online), I have gradually weaned myself off these entertainments. I stopped watching television more than 6 years ago; nothing on TV was appealing to me. However...
by DC2R
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Buddha Bodhivana Monastery website
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Buddha Bodhivana Monastery website

The Buddha Bodhivana Monastery in Warburton has just released it's new (first) website. It is great to see another monastery sharing its teachings and resources with the online community, so that more people can benefit from the Buddha's words. Many monasteries in the Forest Tradition do not have a...
by DC2R
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all!!
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Hello all!!

Welcome Ethan! We are glad to have you here.
by DC2R
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Hello

Welcome! Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu runs an online meditation group, and it may be the kind of sangha you are looking for.
by DC2R
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Lay Resident Opportunities
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Lay Resident Opportunities

Not exactly opportunities to stay at a monastery, but here are some wholesome volunteer positions for those in the UK:

Buddhist Prison Chaplain

Volunteer at the Amaravati Kathina festival 2017
by DC2R
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Lay Resident Opportunities
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Lay Resident Opportunities

Another one at Amaravati in England: http://www.amaravati.org/long-term-lay-resident-opportunity-gardener-2017/ The community at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery has a space for a female long-term resident who would appreciate living within a Theravadan monastic community to further their practice. We a...
by DC2R
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Walk bare foot to improve your heart health!!
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Walk bare foot to improve your heart health!!

Interesting findings! Also saves money because your shoes do not wear out as fast.

It is a tradition for monks, at least in Thailand, to go barefoot on almsround.
by DC2R
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sleeping on the floor
Replies: 14
Views: 7305

Re: sleeping on the floor

Sleeping on a hard (but not too hard) mattress on the floor (without a frame or anything to lift it up) is a good alternative to sleeping completely on the floor.
by DC2R
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: hello

Hello! Welcome!