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by Buddho93
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Luang Por Sumedho open retreat May 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 54

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: 526

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: 526

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: 526

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: 526

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: 48
Views: 900

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: 176

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: 1720

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: 330

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: 5635

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: 357

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.
🙏
by Buddho93
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: 5 precepts

With deeds of lovingkindness, I purify my body. With open-handed generosity, I purify my body. With stillness, simplicity, and contentment, I purify my body. With truthful communication, I purify my speech. With mindfulness, clear and radiant, I purify my mind. [/quote] I like that, as a companion ...
by Buddho93
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Everyday mindfulness/ Vipassana practice
Replies: 0
Views: 349

Everyday mindfulness/ Vipassana practice

[html]https://www.satipanya.org.uk/tip-o-the-day/#work03[/html]

Just thought I’d share this web page from Satipanya which has loads of insights/ recollections for practicing throughout the day.

🙏
by Buddho93
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Moderation in eating
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Moderation in eating

Thank you for your advice. I think not eating after 6 is a good idea. I’ve tried not eating after 12 but it simply does not fit in with my lid at the moment. I generally don’t snack around meals so that is good.
by Buddho93
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Moderation in eating
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Moderation in eating

I think this happens whenever my practice lapses . I tend to over focus on food... either eating too much on one go, especially at night or not eating at all for long periods. I need to find a middle ground I think.