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by LuisR
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 46
Views: 975

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

Oh wow that's pretty bad.

I used really enjoyed listening to their talks on facebook live.
by LuisR
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 46
Views: 975

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

What exactly did Noah Levine do??
by LuisR
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 46
Views: 975

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

I used to watch their live streams on facebook. I have to say I find it weird they had a separate group for POC (people of color). I don't know why they hade to segregate things by race. Seems like a very American thing to do these days.
by LuisR
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Mailing a book to death row inmate
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: Mailing a book to death row inmate

I want to give away my dhamma books. I thought that a prison would be the best place to send them. Can some please tell what would be the best way to go about this?
by LuisR
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 24
Views: 5632

Re: Why Read the Suttas?

... Thank you Johnk, i apprecaite the reply. :anjali: You're welcome. Here is another about which Thanissaro Bhikkhu has this to say: "The topic treated in greatest detail concerns the differences among the castes of the Buddha's time, and the Buddha's remarks can profitably be applied to issues of...
by LuisR
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 24
Views: 5632

Re: Why Read the Suttas?

Are there specfic suttas that might help me teach me how to deal with racism? Here is one possibility -- this sutta contains the simile of the saw (at the end of the sutta). However, "racism" is a broad term that can apply to many things, so this simile may or may not be relevant to your particular...
by LuisR
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 26
Views: 726

Re: Compassion fatigue

Clearly a lot of people on these forums have lost compassion. Not only that, instead of helping each other learn, so many are quick to use their knowledge of the suttas to put others down .
by LuisR
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 24
Views: 5632

Re: Why Read the Suttas?

Are there specfic suttas that might help me teach me how to deal with racism?
by LuisR
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon
Replies: 47
Views: 4183

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon

Ok thanks for the reply. :guns:
by LuisR
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon
Replies: 47
Views: 4183

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon

Do followers of Pure Land meditate a lot or does practices consist of mostly chanting? Pureland practice consists of a short service in reverence to Amitabha Buddha, the recitation of the shorter pureland sutra followed by chanting Namo Amitabha Buddha. Along with meditation, observation of the pre...
by LuisR
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Places to do retreats in Canada?
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Places to do retreats in Canada?

I know of Birken Monastery in British Columbia. Does anyone know of any other places?

Here is the link to Birkens.
http://birken.ca
by LuisR
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon
Replies: 47
Views: 4183

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon

Do followers of Pure Land meditate a lot or does practices consist of mostly chanting?
by LuisR
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2366

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

A friend of mine just back from the Ukraine and said most people were quite nice but he it was quite common to see young men with white supremacist tattoos or paraphernalia. If racism is something Eastern European don't think about it is probably because they have no one to call them out as much as ...
by LuisR
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]
Replies: 18
Views: 477

Re: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]

I didn't want to open another thread so I will ask in here. Is samadhi supposed to lead to Jhana? If so why doesn't the Goenka branch of vipassana talk about it? During the the Goenka retreat you do three and a half days of pure anapana meditation. After getting concentrated wouldn't this lead to Jh...
by LuisR
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Saludos. From Mexico.
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Hello, Saludos. From Mexico.

Saludos pismak. Bienvenido al foro.