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by Journey
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 18935

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Please excuse my presumption for jumping in at this late stage with a possibly irrelevant reference. But Bhikkhu Bodhi's 1997 review of "Buddhism Without Beliefs" in the J.B.E. was one that I found very interesting. In case anyone hasn't read it ... : http://www.buddhistethics.org/5/batch1.htm" onc...
by Journey
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 18935

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Maybe it was stuff like this that Wallace was criticizing? http://www.amazon.com/Buddhism-Without-Beliefs-Contemporary-Awakening/dp/1573226564/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277096799&sr=1-2 Alan, right in the beginning of Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi's response to Wallace - [see link below] - he menti...
by Journey
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 18935

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Maybe it was stuff like this that Wallace was criticizing? http://www.amazon.com/Buddhism-Without-Beliefs-Contemporary-Awakening/dp/1573226564/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277096799&sr=1-2 Alan, right in the beginning of Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi's response to Wallace - [see link below] - he menti...
by Journey
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dalai Lama criticises anti-whaling protesters
Replies: 100
Views: 6837

Re: Dalai Lama criticises anti-whaling protesters

http://dalailama.com/news/post/545-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-in-japan---day-2 "His Holiness said the group is trying to protect living beings and environment, this is good, but the method should be non-violent and peaceful." That is all. http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-100621-1.htm...
by Journey
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dalai Lama criticises anti-whaling protesters
Replies: 100
Views: 6837

Re: Dalai Lama criticises anti-whaling protesters

Hello Anna, all, I also need to say that I have a great deal of respect for the Dalai Lama as a buddhist practitioner, and in the position he holds as the visible face of the Tibetan people. As a Buddhist practitioner, I have attended three separate week-long Teaching sessions with the Dalai Lama o...
by Journey
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 18935

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

You are more than welcome. I added a thought, but you were too quick for me, and had replied by the time I posted it. My thought that was added: Perhaps you could ask Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi what he objects to with regard to Christopher Titmuss's views, after all it was the Venerable that brought up...
by Journey
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 18935

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

A couple of things. Ven Bodhi is simply a lot more polite than I am. The sniper/Green Beret comment is way out of line and ignorant on any number of levels and speaks of axe-grinding. While the exchange was polite, Ven Bodhi did a nice job of dismantling Wallace's objections about "bare attention" ...
by Journey
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 18935

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Also Wallace needs to drop the sniper ("Green Beret") business. With that he makes himself look uninformed and a bit of an axe-grinder. One of the differences between Theravada Abhidhamma and the Sarvastivada Abhidharma (which I understood most of the Mahayana schools use) is that in Theravada Abhi...
by Journey
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 18935

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

A Correspondence between B. Alan Wallace and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi - "The Nature of Mindfulness and Its Role in Buddhist Meditation" http://shamatha.org/sites/default/files/article/Bhikkhu_Bodhi_Correspondence.pdf Having now carefully read through this, I find Ven B's analysis quite good, tho...
by Journey
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 18935

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi & Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Looks like the Ven. Bhikkhu agrees with Wallace: I [B.B.] understand your [A.W.] exasperation with the tendency, in the “neo-Vipassana movement,” to adopt (as you put it) “a kind of ethical neutrality that acknowledges no significant difference between wholesome and unwholesome mental states and re...
by Journey
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: see ya later
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: see ya later

Well zac it's the internet--what can you expect? You have to take this into account when you deal with internet forums. It isn't "real life." I used to become frustrated with the ubergeekiness myself until I realized that this was typical of the media. If you tried to communicate like this in real ...
by Journey
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 18935

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

tiltbillings wrote:
Journey wrote:A Correspondence between B. Alan Wallace and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi -
"The Nature of Mindfulness and Its Role in Buddhist Meditation"


http://shamatha.org/sites/default/files ... ndence.pdf
Thanks. That is worth looking at.

Sure is.
by Journey
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 18935

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

A Correspondence between B. Alan Wallace and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi -
"The Nature of Mindfulness and Its Role in Buddhist Meditation"


http://shamatha.org/sites/default/files ... ndence.pdf
by Journey
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: If You Meet Jesus on The Road...
Replies: 39
Views: 2729

Re: If You Meet Jesus on The Road...

:rofl: Thanks for the laughs, bubbabuddhist! :spy: "This, O Atula, is an old saying; it is not one of today only: they blame those who sit silent, they blame those who speak too much. Those speaking little too they blame. There never was, there never will be, nor does there exist now, a person who i...
by Journey
Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: E sangha temp relocate to www.buddhist-community.com
Replies: 21
Views: 2850

Re: E sangha temp relocate to www.buddhist-community.com

As far as Mahayana Vajrayana forums on the web go - I miss E-sangha! :cry: :tantrum: :toilet: