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by Ben
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Re: Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams

Activists are becoming more and more aware that we need to challenge inequity and privilege within progressive movements. This is tough and necessary work if we're going to win our fights in real and lasting ways. White supremacy, privilege, and the legacy of racial injustice permeate our culture, ...
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 210
Views: 12895

Re: Unconditioned

“There is that sphere where there is no earth, no water, no fire nor wind; no sphere of infinity of space, of infinity of consciousness, of nothingness or even of neither-perception-nor non-perception; there, there is neither this world nor the other world, neither moon nor sun; this sphere I call ...
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 210
Views: 12895

Re: Unconditioned

cappuccino wrote:Nirvana is not annihilation. It's selflessness.
Please attribute authorship when quoting, as per the TOS.
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams

An announcement... At Stand our mindfulness practice helps us confront privilege and inequity and strengthens our organization and our campaigns. One of our teachers is our board of directors co-chair Reverend angel Kyodo williams. angel is lead author of the new book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, L...
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 210
Views: 12895

Re: Unconditioned

cappuccino wrote:I think we can conclude Nirvana is a state, an aferlife as well.

All we call self is inconstant.
Please provide textual support for your assertion that "Nirvana" is an afterlife.
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 7027

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

tiltbillings wrote:
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote: . . .
Ven Pesala's above msg should neatly wrap it. It probably won't, but it should. Thankyou, bhante, for taking the time to write this.
Thanks Venerable Pesala and Tilt. At this point, I'll close the thread.

Ben
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 7027

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

Just a note to say that the link to the Dalai Lama quote I provided was from an article in Lion's Roar magazine. The link santa100 has given for the same quote is from an interview with the Dalai Lama in the New York Times. It includes the following section which wasn't in the quote I found, and I'...
by Ben
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: UNESCO declares Nalanda Mahavihara World Heritage Site
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: UNESCO declares Nalanda Mahavihara World Heritage Site

David N. Snyder wrote::thumbsup:

Finally!

:buddha2:
Absolutely agree.
by Ben
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 7027

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

ihrjordan, Tiltbillings provided a link to a vedic website which contained your quote. Is that where you found it? Can you tell us what school of buddhism presents this quote?.....specifically, is it theravadan? chownah No its not, Chownah. Its a new age presentation of "Ayurveda", Traditional Indi...
by Ben
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Buddhist monks are battling deforestation in Cambodia
Replies: 0
Views: 786

How Buddhist monks are battling deforestation in Cambodia

Cambodia has one of the world's highest deforestation rates. But a group of Buddhist monks are stepping up efforts to save forests by publicly revealing wrongdoings and mobilizing local villagers. Ate Hoekstra reports. Buntenh is on his way to a workshop, in which he and other monks teach the local...
by Ben
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 7027

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

Why should abortion be the only solution in case of gang rape? Since we are talking about state laws, another solution would be to help the mother take care of the child, or if she really doesn't want him, he could still be taken care of in an orphanage. A comment from the Dalai Lama: “Of course, a...
by Ben
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 7027

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

A comment from the Dalai Lama: “Of course, abortion, from a Buddhist viewpoint, is an act of killing and is negative, generally speaking. But it depends on the circumstances… I think abortion should be approved or disapproved according to each circumstance” and from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: .. if t...
by Ben
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?
Replies: 91
Views: 7027

Re: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion?

The title has it all: Should Engaged Buddhists militate against abortion? The question is problematic. I think there is an implicit assumption that you are making that one is a hypocrite if one doesnt 'militate' against abortion while at the same time seeking action on climate change. And if I am c...
by Ben
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.
Replies: 13
Views: 1985

Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

:candle: For all those who have been victims of this terrible tragedy. I would like to also light e-candles for all those who have been experiencing over the past few days in Zimbabwean prisons what president Mugabe means by "full wrath of the law"; for the Turkish soldiers who have been or are bei...
by Ben
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What to do when a precept is broken
Replies: 12
Views: 2187

Re: What to do when a precept is broken

Hi everyone, Did the Buddha give advice for what to do when we break a precept? And if not, what is the proper way to discipline ourselves and also not end up beating ourselves up over it? Thank you for your replies, Jackson Retake your precepts. Preferably in front of a monk or if not, with your B...