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by Chi
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In what do you work? How do you spend your money?
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: In what do you work? How do you spend your money?

I have recently been helping people create websites. The work actually ends up taking wildly different forms -- it's a lot of listening to people and their stories on what they want their life and/or business to look like, so in this way it resembles a life/business coach. People tend to open up abo...
by Chi
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Any suttas or resources on developing humility?
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Any suttas or resources on developing humility?

Service, prostration, being around masters all helps. Ultimately, not trying to be humbled is probably the best way. Just observe the sense of a person trying to be humble and realize it's just an idea. Smile and laugh (internally or externally) at the sense of a self when it arises. Reality is what...
by Chi
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living among fools
Replies: 56
Views: 1995

Re: Living among fools

Practicing compassion helps. If we understand all judgments to be simply perceptions coloring reality, we can soften around them instead of taking them to be real and permanent. We all have aspects of the fool within ourselves so it's beneficial to be kind and compassionate to seemingly outside obje...
by Chi
Sun May 14, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Traveling to Nepal/india: seeking recommendations, tips, tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Traveling to Nepal/india: seeking recommendations, tips, tricks

Both India and Nepal are large countries with a vast number of Buddhist temples so it is difficult to know where to start. But since you mentioned Ladakh, in addition to the must-see Tibetan temples on the tourist maps, I suggest you visit MIMC. https://www.facebook.com/MIMCladakh/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIM...
by Chi
Sun May 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Traveling to Nepal/india: seeking recommendations, tips, tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Traveling to Nepal/india: seeking recommendations, tips, tricks

R1111 wrote:If you walk in the forest or at night where there are snakes around, be noisy as in tramping ie.
Thanks for the tip. Would have never thought of this.
by Chi
Sun May 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Traveling to Nepal/india: seeking recommendations, tips, tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Traveling to Nepal/india: seeking recommendations, tips, tricks

Ooh what an exciting time! You Americans can get 10 year visas to India? I would move there immediately if I had that kind of visa, but unfortunately I can only get a 6 month visa and have to leave the country every 90 days. Enjoy! Nepal is friendlier than India, and there are a lot of fascinating ...
by Chi
Sun May 14, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Traveling to Nepal/india: seeking recommendations, tips, tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Traveling to Nepal/india: seeking recommendations, tips, tricks

Hi Everyone, After a recent retreat, I was reminded how essential Dhamma and Sangha are to being a happy human being. I'm flying into Kathmandu, Nepal on the 27th of May. Have loose plans to get an Indian visa, spend some time visiting monasteries and temples in the area. In India, I'd like to live ...
by Chi
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Find the Buddha within yourself.
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Find the Buddha within yourself.

Yes sincerity is beautiful. Here are some qualities I look for teachers and in people in general: lightheartedness, humility, brightness, softness, gentleness. Everyone needs different teachers at different times. Some of us are too lazy and soft and we need more of a disciplinarian or warrior teach...
by Chi
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Find the Buddha within yourself.
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Find the Buddha within yourself.

I think it's important to realize all these subtle imperfections we see are projections of the mind. All our teachers are human beings with conditioned minds and bodies. Perfectionism is a disease that compels us to judge instead of to love. This is not to say every teacher is great or teaches perfe...
by Chi
Fri May 27, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

What kind of work do you do?: Provide physical, emotional and behavioural care for sick elderly people and people with disabilities according to my employer. Practise Brahma-vihara, explore The 4 Noble truths and associate with Theravada Buddhist co-workers according to me. :smile: How do you spend...
by Chi
Fri May 27, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

I work in the rail industry, not a rewarding career but pays bills for now. In my free time, I meditate, read Buddhist books, mountain and road cycling, hiking and enjoy knife collecting. I don't really have any close friends but most people I know are not into Buddhism. I am a lone wolf in that re...
by Chi
Fri May 27, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

What kind of work do you do? Medical writer (pharmaceutical sales training) How do you spend your time outside of work? Caring for my elderly mother and disabled brother; hiking; walking; meditation/Dhamma study; connecting with my family; biking; spending time with the cats; Tai Chi/Qigong; canoei...
by Chi
Fri May 27, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

What kind of work do you do? Landlord. How do you spend your time outside of work? Meditation, walking meditation, fitness activities (cycling, walking, stairclimbing, weightlifting), watching tv (news, documentaries, some sports), participating in Dhamma groups around town. And of course posting o...
by Chi
Fri May 27, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

What kind of work do you do? Currently, I work as a guide - I take people walking and canoeing in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. How do you spend your time outside of work? Meditation, administrating DW, research, spending time with family doing various things and photography. Do you...
by Chi
Fri May 27, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

It can feel lonely, yes. I don't live near a practice-compatible monastery but I do find friends/spiritual seekers within a local Unitarian Universalist church. There is an international subgroup of Buddhists within the UU but there are no sanghas near me. What kind of work do you do? I was a part-...
by Chi
Fri May 27, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

What kind of work do you do?: I work at a tech startup in healthcare leading a software development team and running a pilot of it. I trained and practised as a doctor but that wasn't the life for me. This is my last go to try something fairly conventional... How do you spend your time outside of w...
by Chi
Wed May 25, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

Keith wrote: If no, how do you deal with it?:
Don't really understand the question.
Thank you for taking the time to respond Keith!

By this question, I think I meant how does it affect you mentally and emotionally.
by Chi
Wed May 25, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

(cross-posting from another meditation forum) Hi Dhamma Friends, Let's start a discussion / survey about our day-to-day lives and how we pass our time as "people." I'm in my late 20's and I feel like I lack worldly direction. Other than the Dhamma (maybe minus right livelihood), I have no other burn...
by Chi
Wed May 25, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oxford
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Hello from Oxford

Welcome back Paul! I'm sure your mother is smiling somewhere :)
by Chi
Sun May 22, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: So glad this board is here
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: So glad this board is here

Welcome Tony!

Hoping you find the rides you are looking for :)