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by palchi
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Those irritating neighbours :)
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Those irritating neighbours :)

Another approach: rejoice that this little boy has loving grandparents and the chance to have some fun in the garden. Too many children don't have that. Rejoice that these grandparents have a child in their lives that keeps them busy and loved. Too many older people become lonely. If you can send go...
by palchi
Sat May 31, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does the card game "cheat" break the fourth precept?
Replies: 28
Views: 1892

Re: Does the card game "cheat" break the fourth precept?

Most card games require concealment and subterfuge. Is this lying by omission....? Well, I'm more in the don't overthink camp… there are plenty of great board or card games around that are not built around the concept of cheating and more and more board games also requiring collaboration rather tha...
by palchi
Sat May 31, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does the card game "cheat" break the fourth precept?
Replies: 28
Views: 1892

Re: Does the card game "cheat" break the fourth precept?

Playing games as a family is great - nice for bonding and much better than slumping down in front of the TV. If you don't like playing the current family favourite - why don't you just go an buy a new one or introduce a new game using the same cards. UNO, Rommee or whatever - there are many that are...
by palchi
Tue May 20, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditatio

I think MBCT was originally developed from Jon Kabat Zinn's MBSR in the USA: http://mbct.co.uk/ There are some guided mindfulness meditation practices with Jon Kabat Zinn at this link: http://www.mindfulnesscds.com/ I think he also has some videos on YouTube. :anjali: Thanks for providing the links...
by palchi
Tue May 20, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditatio

This one is a wonderful 8-week course including a CD with guided meditations: Mark Williams and Danny Penman, Mindfulness. A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. Mark Williams is professor at Oxford University and one of the developers of Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Highly r...
by palchi
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 258461

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Interesting attitudes around the world 20 of your tales of Vegetarian Woe http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21122072" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; with metta Chris hahaha this reminds me of a dinner in a very good restaurant in Istanbul. We had all these fantastic little things fo...
by palchi
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Rude People, Frequent Unpleasant Encounters - Kamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 6370

Re: Rude People, Frequent Unpleasant Encounters - Kamma?

Much of it might be down to perception and expectations. If you expect people to be unpleasant you are more likely to interpret their response that way. If you expect a certain response and you get a different one, you may take things as personal, directed against you rather than just a neutral resp...
by palchi
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Computer Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

Re: Computer Help

probably too obvious a question, but just in case.... have you checked the trash folder?
by palchi
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Nature
Replies: 15
Views: 2055

Re: Nature

And do you suppose that all those furry and winged fellow denizens of this planet as they hunt and are hunted are also recharging their batteries ? Or is that a luxury afforded only to humans who find it all terribly romantic ...? Luxury? Romantic? As a development aid worker it is a luxury for me ...
by palchi
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Nature
Replies: 15
Views: 2055

Re: Nature

I also love to be out in nature.... And since I am currently posted in one of the most beautiful and least populated countries in the world (Namibia) there's lot's of nature and wilderness and empty space and animals.... There's a game park just 30 min from here where I go hiking and I regularly enc...
by palchi
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Precious Being and a Burden
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Precious Being and a Burden

The health care you get is your basic human right Sattva. Many of the internationa human rights treaties - including those the US has signed up to - repeat that every human being has the right to the 'highest attainable standard of health'.

Wishing you all the very best!
:hug:

palchi
by palchi
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Clean Funny advertisments
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Clean Funny advertisments

another oldie but one of my all time favourites... herding cats....

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by palchi
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The world will end (again) on Friday night
Replies: 16
Views: 921

Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Don't underestimate the value (if not the probability) of predictions - Harold Camping et al just won the 2011 igNobel price of mathematics: MATHEMATICS PRIZE: Dorothy Martin of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1954), Pat Robertson of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1982),...
by palchi
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Did Buddha Teach Mantra Meditation?
Replies: 44
Views: 5682

Re: Did Buddha Teach Mantra Meditation?

Did the Buddha teach mantra meditation? I don´t think so. Why? A mantra its one of many games where u lock the mind in some specific task to create a hindrance free zone by means of narrowing your field of perception-cognition-experience (u could do the same thing counting sheeps, staring at one ob...
by palchi
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: U.N. Declares Famine in Somalia
Replies: 39
Views: 4005

Re: U.N. Declares Famine in Somalia

This is the UNICEF emergency appeal to donor countries: http://www.unicef.org/emerg/files/UNICEF_HAU-_Horn_of_Africa_Crisis-_24_July_2011.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It has the hard data as of 24 July - description of the crisis in the different countries, number of children a...
by palchi
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: U.N. Declares Famine in Somalia
Replies: 39
Views: 4005

Re: U.N. Declares Famine in Somalia

Thanks Sattva and Ben. It is indeed a deplorable situation - children dying at the roadside from hunger in this day and age. The UN has been in emergency mode for a while but the situation has reached unspeakable dimensions. Please everybody, give whatever you can to support the people of Somalia, E...
by palchi
Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Need some positive thoughts for today
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Need some positive thoughts for today

Don't worry - people are just people even politicians and UN folks. Guess they will enjoy and appreciate your recitation. Don't go in with too many expectations about what people may feel or think about the content of the sutta. As Ben said, just try and generate metta for them all...

Viel Glueck!
by palchi
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism & Business
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Buddhism & Business

Sounds to me like you are doing just fine. Buddhist precepts and ethics are not against earning money (unless it's from wrong livelihood such as trade in people, weapons, poison etc.). You are not cheating your customers but are clear about what you are charging for what. Marking up prices for mater...
by palchi
Sat May 28, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Power of Data Visualization
Replies: 11
Views: 1033

Re: The Power of Data Visualization

Also check out http://www.gapminder.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - some of the best presentation of human development data & trends I've seen....
by palchi
Mon May 09, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhamma propagation - most effective form?
Replies: 56
Views: 16572

Re: Dhamma propagation

One of the things that draw me into Buddhism (apart from the teachings hitting home of course) was the complete lack of missionary zeal. During my very first meditation course in a Tibetan temple the teacher even refused to answer questions on Buddhism during course time. His response was along the ...