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by Travis
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?
Replies: 34
Views: 2406

Re: Where do you guys fall along the MBTI scale?

I am an INTP. I think the most practical way to use this information is that it describes the dominant trend of your habitual tendencies. It is also useful to understand that the other factors or letters also express themselves in another dynamic, such as for an INTP, ESFJ (the opposite) is referred...
by Travis
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana
Replies: 91
Views: 10458

Re: mahasi vipassana vs goenka vipassana

As for monastics, venerable Analayao stated that he practices the Goenka method as one of his meditation practices. Kind regards That's interesting. In the talks I've heard from Ven Analyo I recall him saying that he used metta as a daily practice and elements for formal sitting. However, it's been...
by Travis
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Influence Diagram
Replies: 57
Views: 6233

Meditation Influence Diagram

Hello, I am not able to open the pdf-file. It says, it is broken. Does anyone else encounter the same problem? And has a solution. Kind regards, Florian I have the same problem, but no ideas for a solution. Not sure what is going on with the broken pdf. Here is a fresh copy with a new name for the ...
by Travis
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism resources
Replies: 163
Views: 54154

Re: Early Buddhism resources

I just get the feel that his thesis is largely built on his understanding of "English-translation jhānas", instead of "Pali jhānas". In quotations, I have decided to use popular and widely available translations of the Suttapitaka which are now in circulation. I wanted to avoid the possible impress...
by Travis
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism resources
Replies: 163
Views: 54154

Re: Early Buddhism resources

Hi, “Reexamining Jhāna: Towards a Critical Reconstruction of Early Buddhist Soteriology” — Grzegorz Polak, Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2011 Hi Piotr, Thanks for sharing this. I found It to be a very interesting and thought provoking book. He loses me a little in the "Aftermath" section, but I'll definitely k...
by Travis
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Influence Diagram
Replies: 57
Views: 6233

Re: Meditation/Lineage Diagram

Thanks all! Hey Retro , great suggestion. Do you have any better background info other than the same blurb that is repeated all over the internet about him? Their omission would be discrimination because their omission would infer that "dissemination of ideas" "on the study of meditation" is only va...
by Travis
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Influence Diagram
Replies: 57
Views: 6233

Re: Meditation/Lineage Diagram

Hello everyone. Version 2 is complete. Let me know what you think.
by Travis
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Influence Diagram
Replies: 57
Views: 6233

Re: Meditation/Lineage Diagram

tiltbillings wrote:Keep in mind that Kornfeild does not list Munidraji as a teacher. His primary practice and training.was as a monk under Ajahn Chah.
Sorry Tilt, I fixed it in my previous post.
by Travis
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Influence Diagram
Replies: 57
Views: 6233

Re: Meditation/Lineage Diagram

Here are some of the additions/revisions I plan on making, anyone who has any info, suggestions, corrections, etc. let me know. I will probably start a new diagram soon. *teachers included in Kornfield's "Living Dharma" Ajahn Chah>Ajan Sumedho>Ajahn Sucitto Ajahn Brahm & Ajahn Maha Chatchai>Sujato A...
by Travis
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Influence Diagram
Replies: 57
Views: 6233

Re: Meditation/Lineage Diagram

I said ordained, that is different from being a disciple, or training under someone. I guess we may be talking past each other here a bit. Just to be clear, the connections I would like to illustrate are more "trained/mentored in meditation under" and lacking this detail I rely on "Ordained Under" ...
by Travis
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Influence Diagram
Replies: 57
Views: 6233

Re: Meditation/Lineage Diagram

1. I'm thinking about reformatting the diagram with diagramly using uragamuni's alt. version as a reference for figuring out the layout. 2. Ben about Mahasi Sayadaw's lineage, I haven't been able to find any other reference (besides the book you provided) to a connection with Ledi>Monyin>Mahasi. In ...
by Travis
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Influence Diagram
Replies: 57
Views: 6233

Re: Meditation/Lineage Diagram

Wow, thanks everyone. This is great. The way it's laid out makes it look like the Thai Forest tradition is subordinated to the various Burmese traditions Yeah, that is unfortunate, but just a result of needing to connect Kornfield with Ajahn Chah. The Thai forest tradition was orignially in the top ...
by Travis
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Influence Diagram
Replies: 57
Views: 6233

Re: Meditation/Lineage Diagram

Thanks for all the positive feedback! manas , I agree, reformatting would help to make things more clear. I would also like to have the teachers above the students whenever possible, so that definitely could happen if I do a version 2.0. I would also like to make room for a finer break down of the g...
by Travis
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Influence Diagram
Replies: 57
Views: 6233

Meditation Influence Diagram

Purpose: An illustration of the dissemination of ideas among prominent figures in the Theravada tradition, with special emphasis on the study of meditation. Translation: I made a diagram because I am interested in the different different ways that meditation is taught and practiced, and this is one ...
by Travis
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravadin Resource guide
Replies: 73
Views: 40143

Re: Theravadin Resource guide

:jawdrop: Thanks RobertK!
by Travis
Thu May 31, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can Meditation stand against the forces of reality?
Replies: 38
Views: 3808

Re: Can Meditation stand against the forces of reality?

RS, In principle the answer is the same regardless of the severity of the suffering, in practice the previous examples you gave were a lot easier to discuss in this format. ...how could you justify a non-judgemental attitude towards things that are so OBVIOUSLY bad? Wouldn't I feel like betrayer to ...
by Travis
Thu May 31, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can Meditation stand against the forces of reality?
Replies: 38
Views: 3808

Re: Can Meditation stand against the forces of reality?

Hi RS, This might be a bit of an over-simplification, but maybe it would help to think of it like this: Cause = unpleasant situation + unpleasant emotions --> Effect = suffering. Unpleasant emotions are inseperable from unpleasant situations. The situation is unpleasant because of the unpleasant emo...
by Travis
Wed May 30, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can Meditation stand against the forces of reality?
Replies: 38
Views: 3808

Re: Can Meditation stand against the forces of reality?

Hi RatherSkeptic, ... maybe it's time for me to admit that I have no interest in becoming Buddhist just for Meditation practise. I would suggest Bhante G's 8 Mindful Steps . You seem to be confused about what practicing the Eightfold Path entails. Given what you have said I would also agree that a t...
by Travis
Wed May 30, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Recommended reading
Replies: 46
Views: 27324

Re: Recommended reading

Ñāṇa wrote: The link goes to a page on Scribd. I had no problem going to the page, and have never had any difficulties with the Scribd website.
Ditto

P.S.
Buddhist Meditation: An anthology of texts from the Pali canon by Sarah Shaw
by Travis
Tue May 29, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Recommended reading
Replies: 46
Views: 27324

Re: Recommended reading

ancientbuddhism wrote:Reinterpreting the Jhānas, by Roderick S. Bucknell

Jhāna and Buddhist Scholasticism, by Martin Stuart-Fox
:goodpost: :clap:

BTW Thanks for numerous other texts you have shared (including those in the "Early Buddhism Resources" thread), as well.

Metta,
Travis