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by Buddho93
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bodhi's 'Meditation in Theravada Abhidhamma' is free
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Bodhi's 'Meditation in Theravada Abhidhamma' is free

Just wondering if anyone has completed this course and/or has any thoughts on it?

Im currently on the second lesson and have found it very informative and accessible.

Mettā,

Tom
by Buddho93
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Chaplaincy at Local Prison
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Chaplaincy at Local Prison

So about a month and a half ago I sent off my form and a cheque for £10 to become a member of the Buddhist prison chaplaincy service in England and Wales. I stumbled across the organisation when I got curious about the chaplaincy service after watching a documentary with Ajahn Pabhakkaro (sorry if n...
by Buddho93
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Non Sectarian group
Replies: 21
Views: 3622

Non Sectarian group

I went along to a non sectarian group today whom, I believe, were all practitioners of Zen or Tibetan Buddhism. I have followed only Theravada for four years and I struggled to understand a lot of what they were talking about. I know I am ignorant of other Buddhist paths but it seemed to me like the...
by Buddho93
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?
Replies: 34
Views: 5175

Re: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?

In western culture (or at least in the UK) it’s usual to give alcohol as a gift for adults but this always makes me feel uncomfortable. I now try to find alternatives to give as a gift, like a nice photograph or something personal instead. One has to be careful though I find not to make too much of ...
by Buddho93
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Luang Por Sumedho open retreat May 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Luang Por Sumedho open retreat May 2020

Luang Por will be holding an open retreat at Amaravati in the UK in May from 23rd- 31st. Check out the link https://www.amaravati.org/may-2020-open-retreat/?utm_source=Amaravati+-+News+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=298772557c-Mailchimp_NewsAndAnnouncements&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c77de269e4-298...
by Buddho93
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does anyone feel like it’s an uphill battle at times?
Replies: 24
Views: 3155

Re: Does anyone feel like it’s an uphill battle at times?

Thank you everyone, some really helpful posts 🙏🙏🙏
by Buddho93
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does anyone feel like it’s an uphill battle at times?
Replies: 24
Views: 3155

Re: Does anyone feel like it’s an uphill battle at times?

Hi Tom On thing that helps, in my experience, is joining a Sangha and meeting like-minded practitioners. What one needs is support by kalyana-mittas (spiritual friends) and with sufficient support, in time, it becomes easier to see your family and friends in a positive light, nonsense notwithstandi...
by Buddho93
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does anyone feel like it’s an uphill battle at times?
Replies: 24
Views: 3155

Re: Does anyone feel like it’s an uphill battle at times?

Just to clarify I am not criticizing anyone. I don't judge anyone for going out and having a drink with their friends, smoke marijuana or have more than one sexual partner... all of these are common in society and do not mean you are a 'bad person' or incapable of doing good. I just mean that when y...
by Buddho93
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does anyone feel like it’s an uphill battle at times?
Replies: 24
Views: 3155

Does anyone feel like it’s an uphill battle at times?

Just wondering if anyone else feels like they are surrounded by people who don’t follow the 5 precepts and feel that it’s making the practice so much more difficult than it should be. I sometimes feel that I’m surrounded by people resorting to drink and drugs, indulging in idle chatter and talking a...
by Buddho93
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)
Replies: 51
Views: 3259

Re: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)

The first thing I’ll do is tell everyone on Dhammawheel :guns:
by Buddho93
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Own Uposatha Practice
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Own Uposatha Practice

Thank you for introducing this thread

I would be interested in people’s replies as I have tried to uphold some kind of Uposatha observance for the last couple of years with varying degrees of fervour but could never get it right.

With Mettā

Buddho
by Buddho93
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sensual desire as a Layman
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: Sensual desire as a Layman

I was at work today and a colleague put a rap video on the tv and it was very sexual with lots of flesh on show. It was probably not that bad to most people but I found it very disturbing. I was overcome with desire and my mind became filled with sexual thoughts. It was very unpleasant. It did pass ...
by Buddho93
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hallo to all
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Hallo to all

Hello and welcome to Dhammawheel it’s a great website... much better than Facebook 😂
by Buddho93
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 41
Views: 9371

Re: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?

I’ve occasionally gone back to smoking after quitting for a good couple of years. I always justify it by thinking ‘ well it doesn’t technically break the precepts... even Ajahn sumehdo has been known to enjoy a cigar. It’s much better than drinking’ All of these make sense but I have realised are no...
by Buddho93
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Moderation in eating
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Re: Moderation in eating

I think it has been a red flag as you say. Last night I had a complete lapse in mindfulness and consumed alcohol.
I really do feel ashamed of myself. There’s a lot of effort I need to put into sorting my life out. Some old patterns of behaviour creeping back in.
🙏