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by VictoryInTruth
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Questions for those who have travelled to India
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Questions for those who have travelled to India

Dear Dhamma Wheel members... I am contemplating visiting India within the next 2 months and wanted to know if any of you have visited the sites related to Buddhism in India? I am going to renew my passport soon and wanted to know of reputable Buddhist pilgrimage companies online that I can look into...
by VictoryInTruth
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

Re: Need suggestions

Hi ViT :hello: I have been in a similar situation in my life and I have also been fortunate enough to have altars in several rooms in my last home. Here I have altars in my bedroom as I live with Christians. Should be moving though in the near future and look forward to doing a Buddhist and nature ...
by VictoryInTruth
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

Re: Need suggestions

You could find a portable Buddhist shrine, popular in other countries. Maybe try eBay? Open and close the doors as needed. http://www.seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2012/11/07/2019626907.jpg I was thinking about getting a portable shrine and have already looked on Ebay but then I changed my mind b...
by VictoryInTruth
Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

Re: Need suggestions

Thank you all for your responses. :anjali: Its hard when you live with family that are very strict in their beliefs....but I have to respect that this is not my home and I can't go around doing whatever I want. I have decided that on the small table I will use for my meditation shrine I will just pu...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

Need suggestions

Dear DW forum members... I need your advice in how to set up a shrine in a way that only I will know the significance of each item in the shrine. You see, I live with my cousin and her family. They are non-denominational bible Christians and don't want me to have any images or statues in their house...
by VictoryInTruth
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1504

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Thank you all for your compassion and kind words. I have taken them all to heart. I wish that I could respond to each post individually but I am not feeling that well today and my mind feels scattered... if that makes any sense. Hopefully tomorrow I will be better and can give a response to each pos...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1504

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Modus.Ponens wrote:I'm sorry to hear of your loss and your illness.

May you be free from suffering as soon as possible. :heart:
Thank you for your kind words. I too wish to be free of suffering very soon.

:anjali:
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1504

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Greetings Victory Grief and illness really suck. Be sure that you are in my thoughts. However painful and difficult your situation, please do everything you can to look after yourself. with metta, Ben Yes indeed... grief and illness can suck at times. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I am...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1504

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Hi VictoryInTruth, I'm so sorry to hear about your difficulties. My mother died from cancer, so I can understand how you are feeling. Just take things very gently and give yourself some time to re-adjust. Sending lots of good wishes for your health and happiness. With metta, Aloka Thank you Aloka f...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1504

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Hi VictoryInTruth, I'm sorry to hear about your recent tragedies. Sometimes samsara just totally sucks. I hope you don't mind some Mahayana-flavored compassion right now! :) Teyata Om Bekandze Bekandze Mahabekandze Radza Samugate Soha http://www.tonglen.oceandrop.org/buddhapix/MedicineBuddha.jpg Tr...
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1504

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

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Thank you for the videos they help calm my mind down. :anjali:
by VictoryInTruth
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1504

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Hi VictoryInTruth You have metta and compassion from me – I honestly know how you feel. I nursed my wife on and off for more than 10 years before she passed away from cancer and the effects of many years of treatment. Lets start with your grief – depression is a very common aspect of grief, so you ...
by VictoryInTruth
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1504

Please send some good thoughts my way

Dear forum members... even though I mostly lurk in these forums I would like to ask that if you are able to...to please send some good thoughts my way. You see, almost a month and a half ago my mother died of cancer whilst I was taking care of her in my home...her cancer had spread from her lungs to...
by VictoryInTruth
Sat May 04, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 182
Views: 60347

Re: your home altar/shrine

Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali: Simplicity = beauty. Very nice, friend. :) Thanks as well. :anjali: I don't like my meditation s...
by VictoryInTruth
Sat May 04, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 182
Views: 60347

Re: your home altar/shrine

Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali: Beautiful! I like the sort of antique look. The gesture also looks like the "teaching pose" or m...