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by Cilla
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More teaching nuns are needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: More teaching nuns are needed

I met only a few women who were really interested in Dhamma. I have a Youtube channel deals with the philosphical subjects found in Buddhism. I have about 1,400 subscribers but only 2% of them are women. And I know that at least a few of those are male to female transsexuals. There are a number of ...
by Cilla
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More teaching nuns are needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: More teaching nuns are needed

Cilla, It seems that you have stayed off topic.....the topic here is about the attractiveness of teachers I guess....or at least something to do with teachers and their gender and how this impacts students I guess......you are not even mentioning teachers at all now..... You talk about going to the...
by Cilla
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More teaching nuns are needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: More teaching nuns are needed

Thanks for replying buddhasoup. (funny name). :-) Anyway yes i see your point however, here is another aspect to it that is currently on my mind in my own little sangha. Its become obvious and irritating to me that there is a double standard for men and women's dress code. Women can dress with sleev...
by Cilla
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Would anyone like to comment?
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Would anyone like to comment?

Thanks retro. But just to be a little picky, it would have been easier to read if you had retyped or posted the whole paragraph that i had posted in quotes. To get the gist of the whole paragraph, i had to go back and patch the first part with your revised part because the revised part made no sense...
by Cilla
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Would anyone like to comment?
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Would anyone like to comment?

Whether he's a strawman or not, I couldn't say, I've only read this one document. And i took it at face value.

Jhana as always yours posts are most helpful and useful.
by Cilla
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Would anyone like to comment?
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Would anyone like to comment?

Jeffrey's a bitter dude with a superiority complex. (I like him!) Is jeffery the guy who wrote the piece. I found his text very objective and dispassionate. I am inclined to trust his version of his experience. That said, i did think it unnecessary for him to tell the head teacher there the detail ...
by Cilla
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Would anyone like to comment?
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Would anyone like to comment?

Greetings, Setting aside the author's authority (or lack thereof) for the moment, could the statement "Mr. Goenka, or his teacher U Ba Khin, has actually constructed a meditation technique that is specifically designed to prevent the meditative absorption states (jhanas) from arising" relate to his...
by Cilla
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Would anyone like to comment?
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Would anyone like to comment?

What is most disturbing about my experience at the California Vipassana Center is the possibility that Mr. Goenka, or his teacher U Ba Khin, has actually constructed a meditation technique that is specifically designed to prevent the meditative absorption states (jhanas) from arising. It is, howeve...
by Cilla
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Would anyone like to comment?
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Would anyone like to comment?

In the videotape Mr. Goenka gave basic instructions in breath meditation (Anapanasati), and he happened to say, "Vipassana meditation is the most perfect meditation technique invented by the Buddha himself." This is of course not true. There are four basic discourses on meditation in the Discourses...
by Cilla
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More teaching nuns are needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: More teaching nuns are needed

The poor lesbians have zillions of male monks to choose from if they are bothered by sexual attraction.
by Cilla
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana for anger management? Please help!
Replies: 58
Views: 9536

Re: Vipassana for anger management? Please help!

I think you are a) depressed and thus in need of medication. Anger or irritation is often a symptom of depression instead of tears. A psychologist told me this. She'd seen both cases often enough. I myself am more the type to show irritablity than teariness when depressed. b) attitude change helps u...
by Cilla
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More teaching nuns are needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: More teaching nuns are needed

What are you watching? And why are you watching it? It does happen, even at a well run retreats, that people will act out, but again, the feelings it generates are your feelings which gives you something potent to work with. I'm not talking about watching other people. I am talking about watching m...
by Cilla
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More teaching nuns are needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: More teaching nuns are needed

I would prefer not to even have to watch it. I'd prefer it just not to be there at all. Of course i wouldn't act on it. That would be inappropriate.
by Cilla
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More teaching nuns are needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: More teaching nuns are needed

to the point of the thread, the lay group that I sometimes attend is led by a woman, and I don't really see any place for any kind of sexual tension. We are sitting in meditation with a talk and chanting afterward - not really the kind of place for that sort of thing, in my mind anyway. Perhaps on ...
by Cilla
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More teaching nuns are needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: More teaching nuns are needed

Or maybe it is better just to find a boyfriend ? )) (By the way this is quite a wide-spread situation when women attend dhamma/dharma lectures, temples, monasteries not to understand the teaching and work with their own mind, but to find "some good man" over there ,) But if you point on that - the ...
by Cilla
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: moment to moment meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: moment to moment meditation

That's a lovely little video. Thanks for sharing it.
by Cilla
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More teaching nuns are needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: More teaching nuns are needed

I am not even talking about sexual urges because that's not the issue that comes up for me. Its more about basic attraction. I suppose at some point that translates into sexual urges. Or does it. I suppose i see it as similar to a hungry person sitting in a room where there's a bbq going on. You kno...
by Cilla
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: moment to moment meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: moment to moment meditation

I understand your post but I don't understand why you are trying to do it. Why not just focus on your breath. You will be in the moment if you do it. As soon as you realise that your mind wanders you just come back to the breath. You mention having a thought but meditation is supposed to not encoura...
by Cilla
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: lotus sutra debate
Replies: 41
Views: 2485

Re: lotus sutra debate

Hello, befriend, I think you misunderstood me. I didn't mean that you or your teacher does say to them that they are fools. But if your teacher says to you ... It's best to just smile at them forgive them for there ignorance, and leave them alone. ... then he is saying to you that they are foolish ...
by Cilla
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More teaching nuns are needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: More teaching nuns are needed

Thanks all for your input. I do understand that one must deal with the issue in oneself. But my initial reason for making the suggestion was that i noticed that the buddha himself suggested setting things up so that it would be easier to avoid temptations to help make the mind for free from these th...