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by Goob
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Karma and Bourdieu's concept of habitus
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Karma and Bourdieu's concept of habitus

I was reading a section on the french sociologist Pierre Bourdieu's concept of habitus - which can be roughly explained as our dispositions inherent in our mind and bodies, determined by our histories and social positions, which determine our outlook and possibilities - and was struck by how similar...
by Goob
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Samatha/concentration focused retreat centers in Asia?
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Samatha/concentration focused retreat centers in Asia?

Thanks for the info! Ah yes, it seems like the Pa-Auk camp has been prolific in establishing monasteries. Has anyone practiced in this tradition and care to offer some opinions about it?
by Goob
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Samatha/concentration focused retreat centers in Asia?
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Samatha/concentration focused retreat centers in Asia?

Hiya! Does anyone know of any suitable retreat centers (or other places) in South or Southeast Asia where one can do a longer retreat (say between two to six weeks or more) where the focus is on developing concentration and Jhana to a solid degree? I know of some various centres in the Mahasi and Go...
by Goob
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Buddhist 'Burmese Bin Laden'
Replies: 23
Views: 4777

Re: The Buddhist 'Burmese Bin Laden'

islam = concept muslims = people who were burn to a world where this concept is and those "muslims" who try to oppose this concept and risk there lives to oppose it and change its meaning - have a much harder time doing so when people in the peaceful west give support to this concept just so they c...
by Goob
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Body Scanning and Jhana...
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Body Scanning and Jhana...

If you ask me tho, the Goenka tradition ties in a lot of unique interpretations and later commentarial things that I don't find very useful, but hey, to each his/her own. Take care! Could you please elaborate on these interpretations and commentarial things Goob? Hiya, I'm by all means no expert or...
by Goob
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Body Scanning and Jhana...
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Body Scanning and Jhana...

Yeah, I never really got why either. It seems so much more awkward to to make the technique comform to the Satipatthana-sutta and ideas about momentariness than to the anapanasati-sutta, but it probably has to do with being connected to the Burmese lay-meditation movement in the beginning of the 20t...
by Goob
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Body Scanning and Jhana...
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Body Scanning and Jhana...

It struck me a while back that concentrating on the breath and concentrating on bodily sensations are actually quite similar activities. This is probably why the in and out breath is classed as a body among bodies: MN 118 On whatever occasion a monk breathing in long discerns, 'I am breathing in lo...
by Goob
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Buddhist 'Burmese Bin Laden'
Replies: 23
Views: 4777

Re: The Buddhist 'Burmese Bin Laden'

Purple Planet : My friend, by saying "i support the words the monk said in the quote" and "like I said it myself" you are in fact saying that you think that muslim minority groups fabricate stories of abuse and discrimination in order to gain international support and they are in fact advocating a ...
by Goob
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Buddhist 'Burmese Bin Laden'
Replies: 23
Views: 4777

Re: The Buddhist 'Burmese Bin Laden'

no sorry i cant - i am not sure if its ok with TOS for me to say stuff like this myself - but if his words can be brought to this forum and be criticized - the minimum that i expect to be ok to do is to show support for at least this monk - even though i dont know if monks should have anything to d...
by Goob
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Buddhist 'Burmese Bin Laden'
Replies: 23
Views: 4777

Re: The Buddhist 'Burmese Bin Laden'

but this is golden - golden - so true - painfully true its like i said it myself
Can you elaborate on what you mean here exactly? If it means what I think it means it's almost too predictable..
by Goob
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Buddhist 'Burmese Bin Laden'
Replies: 23
Views: 4777

The Buddhist 'Burmese Bin Laden'

An article on and interview with the Burmese monk refered to as the 'Burmese Bin Laden' on political violence in Burma. Scary stuff.

http://www.vice.com/read/burmese-bin-la ... a-good-guy
by Goob
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Experimenting with different meditation techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 757

Re: Experimenting with different meditation techniques

You might find this of value in your exploration: http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Six-Guided-Practices-Awakening/dp/1622030842/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390504314&sr=8-1&keywords=Mindfulness%3A+Six+Guided+Practices+for+Awakening Thanks buddy! Eventually you'll probably find awareness takes over and...
by Goob
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Experimenting with different meditation techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 757

Re: Experimenting with different meditation techniques

Thanks for the answers guys. I see what you're saying about finding a centre and a teacher in order to learn the Mahasi techique and I am in fact thinking about attending a longer retreat in this tradition, that's basically why I asked the question. And I agree, long-term commitment to a style is th...
by Goob
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Experimenting with different meditation techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 757

Experimenting with different meditation techniques

I have in the past couple of years developed a fairly stable daily routine of sitting (2x45 mins) informed by mainly Ajahn Lee/Thanissaro Bhikkhus meditation instructions which have worked fairly well for me considering I don't have steady access to a retreat environment. I have however lately been ...
by Goob
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Deep psychological issues and meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Deep psychological issues and meditation

Yeah, a lot of things that LB is saying in the video strike me as important. I think we, and especially young men, succumb to the lone hero toughing it out narrative common to our culture. Having sat a couple of popular retreats in a tradition that I feel doesn't really offer any emotional or psycho...
by Goob
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Deep psychological issues and meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Deep psychological issues and meditation

I found this video interview with Leigh Brasington on meditation practice and its relation to deep psychological issues that may come up during practice. Some interesting points being made.

http://vimeo.com/61893225
by Goob
Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 'Buddhists Are Making Life Hell for Sri Lanka's Muslims'
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: 'Buddhists Are Making Life Hell for Sri Lanka's Muslims'

Although I've only read parts of it I can recommend the book 'Legends of People, Myths of State' by Australian anthropologist Bruce Kapferer who discusses and compares state discourses, nationalism(s) and social hierarchies in Sri Lanka and Australia and in what ways they are produced and maintained...
by Goob
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 'Buddhists Are Making Life Hell for Sri Lanka's Muslims'
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: 'Buddhists Are Making Life Hell for Sri Lanka's Muslims'

Not only is this obviously unjust, the consistent poor reporting in many such articles is quite damaging as can be seen by some of the responses here. So in your eyes the fact that companies had to comply to new regulations to ensure that everyone could practice their religion is justification for ...
by Goob
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Which Mahasi centre should I go to in Myanmar?
Replies: 7
Views: 3363

Re: Which Mahasi centre should I go to in Myanmar?

If one were to summarize in only a few sentences the main differences between Mahasi Sayadaw's and Sayadaw Pandita's approach and method, what would they be? SP was a student of MS right?