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by ushi
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

okay, here's what i've got at the moment: this link , which is a persistent Google Hangout. basically, if you click on it it will connect you with anyone else also clicking on that same link at the same time. what i am not sure about is how long it will last if no one is in it, but it's worth experi...
by ushi
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

I have been strongly considering doing something like this for a while, but using a Google Hangouts platform so it's the equivalent of an "always on" video chat room, so different people could log in at whatever times and you would be able to see others practicing. Is this something I should move fo...
by ushi
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 193
Views: 76236

Re: your home altar/shrine

I hope it's okay to resurrect this thread a bit, but here's my home shrine. Nothing much, a few nice personal objects. homeshrine.jpg The top poster and the small laminated card are from a Pure Land group that offered Buddhist resources through the mail for free, which I ordered more than a decade a...
by ushi
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: greetings

:hello: I like your tee shirt. I rather say "All (black) lives matter" :D Hi SarathW! I respect your point and agree to the underlying assumption that all human lives are of equal worth, but choose (and made a conscious choice to represent myself on these forums with that picture) to highlight ineq...
by ushi
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?
Replies: 32
Views: 4917

Re: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?

I was initially trained in Vipassana meditation through an SN Goenka course, where we were instructed to keep our eyes closed, gently. I have also studied with an osho in the Rinzai zen tradition, and the instruction there is to leave the eyes about a third of the way open and gently unfocused on th...
by ushi
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

greetings

hi friends! my name is Andy but i go by "ushi" (japanese for "ox"; think Year of the Ox, strong as an ox, the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures, etc. the ox is a noble animal!). i am from western Colorado in the USA, right on the border between the mountains and the desert. i work in a public library and have...