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by lost buddhist
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 28
Views: 3094

Re: Ajahn Brahm

He tells stories as an fact that simply are not true, like the one well known example of a near death experience which has been totally debunked long ago. He likes to remind his audience that he is a scientist, while he seems to lack any scientific objectivity quite often. He also seems to hold a na...
by lost buddhist
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 196
Views: 87045

Re: your home altar/shrine

A window sill shrine with a newly acquired brass statue, a lotus origami that I got from my sister some years ago, a scented candle + black carton background for a pleasant low key view/contrast. https://www.dropbox.com/s/lwijdhseprb2msw/IMG18224.jpg?dl=1 It's a small shrine in the corner of my livi...
by lost buddhist
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: First 10 day retreat?
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: First 10 day retreat?

Thanks Josh! Nice to hear you enjoyed your 10 day retreat.
by lost buddhist
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: First 10 day retreat?
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: First 10 day retreat?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:38 pm
I think if you stop drinking you find the reason for it.
I used to consume alcohol and stopped about six years ago.
You might be right. Thanks SarathW.
by lost buddhist
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: First 10 day retreat?
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: First 10 day retreat?

Thanks mate :)
by lost buddhist
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: First 10 day retreat?
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: First 10 day retreat?

Have you tried to stay without alcohol for ten days? Not lately. Not for a year. Been sipping beer about 2 or 3 times a week as I don't see enough of a reason to not. Wish I wouldn't but I've become somewhat nihilist. And after dealing with all sorts of addictions in this life, I know that being wi...
by lost buddhist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: First 10 day retreat?
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: First 10 day retreat?

Thank you for this very helpful advice Sam Vara.
by lost buddhist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: First 10 day retreat?
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: First 10 day retreat?

Thank you for the reply Sam Vara :)

There are two teachers, one of them is a former monk from Sayadaw U Tejaniya's monastry and the another one is also a long time practitioner in Mahasi lineage.
by lost buddhist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: First 10 day retreat?
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

First 10 day retreat?

So, I've been practicing Mahasi style meditation since 2010 without a teacher. The last few years my practice has been quite lacking though. Anyway, last friday while I was drunk I to got this brilliant idea to join a 10 days vipassana retreat in next september.. Today I got a confirmation that I'd ...