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by AlaskanDhamma
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"
Replies: 91
Views: 12590

Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

So sorry for not getting back with everyone here sooner. Yes, unfortunately James did pass away a few days after my origin post. So many things have been going on in my personal life that I never got the chance to post again here. Thanks again for all your support and comforting words. James' wife A...
by AlaskanDhamma
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"
Replies: 91
Views: 12590

Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Thanks to everyone for all your support. I'm going to print this out and give it to his wife. I appreciate you all taking the time to say something.
by AlaskanDhamma
Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"
Replies: 91
Views: 12590

Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Hello all, I regret to inform you all of some bad news. James Brand aka "JCSuperstar" is currently in the local hospital's Intensive Care Unit. He was found at work in an unconscious state and is now currently in a comatose state. He is now only living off of a breathing apparatus and the doctors sa...
by AlaskanDhamma
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Confused about Buddhism
Replies: 44
Views: 2869

Re: Confused about Buddhism

I believe that suffering comes from the fact that a person is resisting how things really are. InTheravada Buddhism, there is the basis of our belief system which are the "Four Noble Truths" or the reason for human suffering. They are (simplified) as follows: 1. Life is Suffering. 2. The origin of ...
by AlaskanDhamma
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is enlightenment possible without a teacher?
Replies: 24
Views: 3354

Re: Is enlightenment possible without a teacher?

Well, didn't the Buddha reach enlightenment by himself after failed attempts to find a teacher?
by AlaskanDhamma
Fri May 15, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shrines...
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: Shrines...

Thank you, Bhante. :anjali:
by AlaskanDhamma
Thu May 14, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine
Replies: 41
Views: 20245

Re: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine

Hmmm...ok I'll get working on that...;P
by AlaskanDhamma
Thu May 14, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine
Replies: 41
Views: 20245

Re: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine

So is that what we are calling this collection? Google Saffron?

Me thinks we need a better name. Maybe that just me though. :tongue:
by AlaskanDhamma
Wed May 13, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 27. Cūḷahatthipadopama Sutta
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Re: MN 27. Cūḷahatthipadopama Sutta

I'm glad I started my first session with this sutta. It seems nice and basic. :)
by AlaskanDhamma
Wed May 13, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali wiki
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: Pali wiki

Te he..... Pali geeks....as if it were comparable to Star Trek. I just want to be able to chant correctly! hahaha :jumping:


But thank you for the useful link!
by AlaskanDhamma
Fri May 08, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wishing everyone a Happy Visakha Puja...
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Wishing everyone a Happy Visakha Puja...

I apologize if a thread like this has already been created. I'm just wishing everyone well on this auspicious day. Have a good Visakha Puja Day everyone! :woohoo:


Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhasa. :anjali:
by AlaskanDhamma
Tue May 05, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?
Replies: 47
Views: 6195

Re: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

LOL. Good to know that story. I never knew that about them thinking it was illegal. I guess it makes sense, considering the laws here about beggars, but yes as you said, they aren't begging. And yes, Ajahn asked me to show Trevor a copy of Fearless Mountain. It is a good video for beginners seeking ...
by AlaskanDhamma
Tue May 05, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?
Replies: 47
Views: 6195

Re: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

Here in Alaska, it is much too cold in the winter for bindabaht(spelling may be off there, sorrry). So most of the lay community comes and offers food in the mornings indoors. Then I think even in the summer as it got warmer, it just became habit, so we keep it that way. I know of a Wat in Californi...
by AlaskanDhamma
Mon May 04, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shrines...
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: Shrines...

Can someone please remind me of the name of the Wat with the large Buddha outside (the second picture)?

:anjali:
by AlaskanDhamma
Mon May 04, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Thai Rupas...
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Re: Thai Rupas...

He would think "I thought I told you not to idolize me, but my teachings instead. Therefore create statues of Dhamma wheels."

At least that's my view. ;P
by AlaskanDhamma
Mon May 04, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visuddhimagga (Availability)
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: Visuddhimagga (Availability)

You can also read it here for free and instantly. :)


http://www.online-dhamma.net/anicca/dow ... cation.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by AlaskanDhamma
Mon May 04, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Hello

:anjali:

Welcome Flying Ox,

And good luck with your search.


Metta,
AD
by AlaskanDhamma
Fri May 01, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The 'aids temple' in Lopburi Thailand
Replies: 5
Views: 1607

Re: The 'aids temple' in Lopburi Thailand

I think if your intentions were to go to offer donations or assistance in some way, it would not be viewed as disrespectful.

Chok dee.

:anjali:
by AlaskanDhamma
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sawat di ka
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Sawat di ka

:anjali:

Sawat di ka! Welcome to our online community, please check in often if possible!

Chok dee,
Julia