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by tamdrin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Quitting Coffee - my experience
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: Quitting Coffee - my experience

The only thing I drink that's "bad" is mineralized gas water. I don't drink tea, juice, soda or anything else. Sometimes in the summer I will cut mint leaves and slice a lemon and make a refreshing flavoured water. It's amazing how dehydrated you realize you are once you cut out 90% of foods and dr...
by tamdrin
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 21767

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

In most cases schizophrenia is, unfortunately, a lifelong illness. There are some cases where people have made recoveries and don't need medicine but as far as I understand the majority of people need medicine and therapy for life. My own schizophrenia developed some 13 years ago. It started while I...
by tamdrin
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 21767

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

I also found this (my own post) by searching google for "Schizophrenia and Vajrayana buddhism", I had almost forgotten that I had made this thread some 8 years ago. Looking back I realize I was rude to Peter B, who actually, is someone who is probably very qualified to help me. He is a psychiatrist ...
by tamdrin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)

Hindu's have an advanced tradition of yoga and meditation. They also have sila, samadhi, and wisdom. Liberation is not the exclusive domain of buddhism.
by tamdrin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)

Hi friend Tamdrin, don't be offended but I'm extremely sceptical about many of these so-called Hindu man-gods. Many of them are wolves in sheeps clothing whose purpose is power and to fleece the masses like gypsies do in a crowded festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwx9nqknu-c This guy Osho ...
by tamdrin
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)

I recently came across this yogi through seeing a picture of my friend who visited his temple on facebook. The Tibetan teacher of my friend had learned of this Hindu yogi's biography and make a statement about him that "Although he was from a non-buddhist tradition, he attained Buddhahood" He defini...
by tamdrin
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Know of any good places to practice in China?
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Know of any good places to practice in China?

That documentary posted above is very nice to watch. I saw it some years ago.
by tamdrin
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did you stop using drugs and what have become better in your life?
Replies: 20
Views: 264

Re: Why did you stop using drugs and what have become better in your life?

I drove home completely hammered one night, I remember being in the kitchen and my wife was yelling at me. Usual stuff, “you could kill someone, how much did you drink, why won’t you come home straight after work.” As I was basically existing in a state of complete dissatisfaction with the world, m...
by tamdrin
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.

https://www.bbc.com/news/46548994


I heard about this happening in Thailand in the past, it appears it just happened recently in India!
by tamdrin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Understanding Panic attack.
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Understanding Panic attack.

There is a Tibetan lama named "Mingyur Rinpoche" who suffered panic attacks when younger and was able to cure them through meditation. You might want to check out his youtube videos.
by tamdrin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 28
Views: 1553

Re: Ajahn Brahm

I just picked up his book "mindfulness, bliss, and beyond". I hope it's good because it was kind of pricey at 715 baht.


Maybe I'll get into a jhana if I follow his steps... I can always hope :)
by tamdrin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My first jhana
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: My first jhana

How long had you been meditating when you reached your "first jhana"


Both in terms of that particular session of meditation (ie 20 minutes)

And in terms of your life (ie 2 years)

Thanks. :broke:
by tamdrin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My first jhana
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: My first jhana

Hello,

I enjoyed reading your descriptions of the jhana. Which one of Ajahn Brahm's books is very good? I saw one at the bookstore.. Maybe I will pick it up.
Are there any available online?
by tamdrin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My Jhana Slump - help request
Replies: 34
Views: 1905

Re: My Jhana Slump - help request

My family went through several traumatic incidents, one was where my daughter almost died of a grave sickness, and we were uprooted from any semblance of routine that had existed prior: this was also during the greatest economic slump since the Great Depression, and procuring a material existence t...
by tamdrin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My Jhana Slump - help request
Replies: 34
Views: 1905

Re: My Jhana Slump - help request

It is, technically, but in the end it's just another way I use to focus my mind.

Buddho
Amitabha buddha.