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by Veer-Zinda
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada Traditions
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Theravada Traditions

I've seen a list of different Theravada traditions but have no idea what the differences are. Could someone please give me a summary of how they differ?

I've seen mention of Classical Theravada, Modern Theravada (Suttanta), Sri Lankan, Thai, Thai Forest, Burmese, and Goenka Vipassana.

:namaste:
by Veer-Zinda
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist Movies
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Buddhist Movies

Thanks for any additional suggestions :namaste:
by Veer-Zinda
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist Movies
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Buddhist Movies

mikenz66 wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:20 am
Here is a long thread:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1054

:heart:
Mike
Great! Thanks :clap:
by Veer-Zinda
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you could ask the Buddha one question
Replies: 47
Views: 1918

Re: If you could ask the Buddha one question

I'd ask for an ELI5 on how rebirth works. The whole concept still baffles me, no matter how many candle and mango tree analogies I'm given :shrug:
by Veer-Zinda
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Attachment To Physical Comfort
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Attachment To Physical Comfort

I have become more acutely aware of the fact that my willingness to deal with physical discomfort is very limited. Other than having sinusitis right now, I'm fortunate to have good health in general. That being said, I enjoy my food too much and lead too sedentary a lifestyle, so there is room for i...
by Veer-Zinda
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist Movies
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Buddhist Movies

I recently watched "Seven Years In Tibet" and really enjoyed it, especially Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk's portrayal of HH The Dalai Lama. I realised it was the only film about Buddhism I had seen although I have seen films that people find to have Buddhist themes. Are there any films you can recommend ...
by Veer-Zinda
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pronunciation of 't'
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Pronunciation of 't'

This might be a little technical, so I will try to be clear. If you use the tip of your tongue to feel behind your upper teeth, you will feel there is a ridge. This is called the alveolar ridge. Further back is the palate. The "t" sound in English is alveo-dental, which means that it is pronounced w...
by Veer-Zinda
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What are you attached to?
Replies: 24
Views: 995

Re: What are you attached to?

My health (which only goes so far as not being ill, rather than a healthy lifestyle); physical comfort; personal space and freedom from nuisance or intrusion of any sort; friends and family; books, films, TV and music; and my opinions. I think my attachment to some of these is greater than others, b...
by Veer-Zinda
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Los Angeles
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Greetings from Los Angeles

Welcome, c.smith :hello:

:namaste:
by Veer-Zinda
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 205710

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

India Waale from the Happy New Year soundtrack.

Love Bollywood music :heart:
by Veer-Zinda
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 134
Views: 54997

Re: Where are you from?

I'm from the UK... which is in Europe... and Brexiters can't do much about that, at least! :woohoo:
by Veer-Zinda
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Hi :)

Hello, feel free to tell us about your practise:) Thank you for all the welcomes, everyone! :group: As far as my practice goes, I try to meditate regularly (mostly samatha meditation) and have varying degrees of success with maintaining the habit. I try to remain mindful throughout everything I do....
by Veer-Zinda
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Hi :)

Hi everyone :hello:

I've been a non-affiliated Buddhist for about 3 years. Looking forward to lots of interesting discussions and getting to know you all :twothumbsup: