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by tantric
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: bringing pfunk mythology and ecstatic dance to buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: bringing pfunk mythology and ecstatic dance to buddhism

iki , 粋, is japanese for 'zen cool'. Iki is an expression of simplicity, sophistication, spontaneity, and originality. It is ephemeral, romantic, straightforward, measured, audacious, smart, and unselfconscious. Iki is not overly refined, pretentious, complicated, showy, slick, coquettish, or, gene...
by tantric
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: bringing pfunk mythology and ecstatic dance to buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: bringing pfunk mythology and ecstatic dance to buddhism

something's happening....something wonderful!

this is a video of a japanese (pureland) techno-buddhist funeral.



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by tantric
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Monotheistic religions are the productions of Mara (Devil)
Replies: 32
Views: 2891

Re: Monotheistic religions are the productions of Mara (Devil)

does everyone get a theory? :tongue: this is the history of the Ohsaycanyousea people, who are the aboriginal pygmies of north america, related in kind and story to the !kung of the kalahari and little men of the congo. these are the most ancient peoples,the realpeople, who walked the earth long bef...
by tantric
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How did historical Buddha looked like?
Replies: 14
Views: 1796

Re: How did historical Buddha looked like?

unfortunate but true....thanks to 'the little buddha' i see keanu reeves.

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by tantric
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: sociobiology of altruism - hawks and doves
Replies: 0
Views: 1201

sociobiology of altruism - hawks and doves

In biology, altruism refers to behaviour by an individual that increases the fitness of another individual while decreasing the fitness of the actor.[1] Altruism in this sense is different from the philosophical concept of altruism, in which an action would only be called "altruistic" if it was don...
by tantric
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: bringing pfunk mythology and ecstatic dance to buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: bringing pfunk mythology and ecstatic dance to buddhism

wow, nice

it's good to be here

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hmmm - technical difficulties
by tantric
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The next evolution is the evolution of consciousness?
Replies: 24
Views: 2251

Re: The next evolution is the evolution of consciousness?

hmm - i used to be an ecologist, and i did my share of evobio classes. i'm a fan of Teilhard de Chardin. the idea of directional evolution is just anathema to current evobio...but oh, my, i just found a new paper....The direction of evolution: The rise of cooperative organization

later.
by tantric
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: bringing pfunk mythology and ecstatic dance to buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

bringing pfunk mythology and ecstatic dance to buddhism

historically, every time buddhism has encountered a new culture, it has resulted in a sort of revigorization as new schools are born. but so far, all the west has to offer is secular buddhism...which is a bit lame. for the utterly clueless, parliament/funkadelic were/are a group of bands that came t...
by tantric
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: looking for a forum to discuss western/american buddhsim
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: looking for a forum to discuss western/american buddhsim

xiexie. you raise a good point. 'western buddhism' isn't proper - as there has already been a western buddhism, furthermore, what is being created does not exclude anyone. 'american buddhism' is worse. but i don't like the sound of 'modern buddhism' - that implies that other schools are outdated. ho...
by tantric
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello i'm tantric
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

hello i'm tantric

'tantric' is just a nickname, i'm not particularly into tibetan buddhism. i became buddhist in 1992 while taking a class as part of a japanese literature major in college. the class was called 'the vision of buddhism' and used a text of the same name by roger coreless . it's a fantastic book, struct...