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by seahorse
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sanskrit
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Sanskrit

Hello All,

If anyone speaks Sanskrit, please would you kindly PM me? A friend of mine would be very glad to have something short translated from English.

Many thanks.
by seahorse
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the North East (England)
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: Hello from the North East (England)

Wahoo to Whitley Bay! Hello from Manchester, Ellis. This board is great - hope you enjoy it.
by seahorse
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Your favourite contemporary teachers
Replies: 89
Views: 23926

Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Ooo good thread.

Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Ayya Khema
Jack Kornfield
SN Goenka
Alan Watts
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

All fab!
by seahorse
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: drowsiness in meditation
Replies: 19
Views: 2671

Re: drowsiness in meditation

:goodpost:
by seahorse
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: drowsiness in meditation
Replies: 19
Views: 2671

Re: drowsiness in meditation

Do tell?[/quote]
varies day to day, but I can have anything upto 6 hours. some of which is spent meditating.[/quote]

That's cool. I'm happy for you that you have that, it sounds great.
by seahorse
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: drowsiness in meditation
Replies: 19
Views: 2671

Re: drowsiness in meditation

Hi Marc, some great suggestions there, thank you.
Had the bloods done....all came back fine thankfully. I'm a vegetarian so can't do the fish supplement thing, but walking meditation is a fantastic idea and I am going to trial that from tomorrow - brilliant! :anjali:
by seahorse
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: drowsiness in meditation
Replies: 19
Views: 2671

Re: drowsiness in meditation

guess how much time I have to relax and do nothing or meditate![/quote]


Do tell?
by seahorse
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: drowsiness in meditation
Replies: 19
Views: 2671

Re: drowsiness in meditation

Thanks chaps, much obliged, Ben that link is just what I needed. You're both right, some schedule re-adjustment needs to take place, I'm just not sure how or what will get the chop. There are lots of demands upon my time. Most people I know seem the same - the pace of life in the Western world reall...
by seahorse
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases
Replies: 9
Views: 2556

Re: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

tiltbillings wrote:Having attended an autopsy, watching a film of it is a bit sterile. The one thing that is missing is the smell.
Hello Tilt, that sounds interesting, mind if I asked how you managed to gain access to an autopsy? I'd like to do that one day too.
by seahorse
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases
Replies: 9
Views: 2556

Re: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

Very interesting thread. I was searching for stuff like mesentery, sinews etc recently, because I was reading the suttas about contemplating the body and I didn't know what these things really looked like. I nearly heaved when I saw some of the pics! I also attended the very good 'Death' exhibition ...
by seahorse
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: drowsiness in meditation
Replies: 19
Views: 2671

Re: drowsiness in meditation

Fastest response ever! Hello Cittasanto.
After all the jobs and whatnot are done, I'd say between 30 and 45 minutes a day, which I try to spend reading Suttas and meditating. But I keep accidentally wasting the opportunity by crashing!
by seahorse
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: drowsiness in meditation
Replies: 19
Views: 2671

drowsiness in meditation

The main hindrance which crops up for me time and again is dullness and drowsiness in meditation. I'm a full time worker in a very intense job, helping people in crisis and managing emergency situations. Much of my time is spent either at work, traveling to and from work, recovering from work, and g...
by seahorse
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 593
Views: 88422

Re: Joke!!!

Chris these are just brilliant! Loving the moggy haikus best.
by seahorse
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anyone tried the Samatha Trust (UK)?
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

Re: Anyone tried the Samatha Trust (UK)?

Hi Puppha,
I am also about to book a weekend with them in Wales. I have recently started attending a weekly class and really rate it. The teacher knows his stuff and all seems coolio at the moment.
Hope it goes well for you.
by seahorse
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma
Replies: 59
Views: 6181

Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

'Requiem For A Dream' by Hubert Selby Jnr. I read the whole narrative through a dhammic lens. It's a very powerful example of the varying attachments (narcotics, TV, food, greed for money and an 'easy life') of four people, how these slowly corrode their ability to relate meaningfully, annihilates t...
by seahorse
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma
Replies: 59
Views: 6181

Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

'Requiem For A Dream' by Hubert Selby Jnr. I read the whole narrative through a dhammic lens. It's a very powerful example of the varying attachments (narcotics, TV, food, greed for money and an 'easy life') of four people, how these slowly corrode their ability to relate meaningfully, annihilates t...
by seahorse
Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: RIP, Jacintha Saldana
Replies: 20
Views: 2607

Re: RIP, Jacintha Saldana

I have held the nurse and her family close in my thoughts today. The depth of suffering Jacintha must have experienced to end her life must have been horrendous. I also read that the two presenters have been shattered by events, and been referred to a counsellor. So whilst I can see it was they who ...
by seahorse
Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1778
Views: 150659

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

I echo Ben's comments regarding Peter Gabriel. The man is a treasure, and his live concert DVDs are especially impressive. I am currently listening to Eliane Radigue, a modernist French composer working primarily with ecstatic drone frequencies. Drones are frequently used in sacred Hindu music and h...
by seahorse
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: vipassana craziness
Replies: 169
Views: 18073

Re: vipassana craziness

Thank you, everyone, for these helpful and insightful replies. This board really is of high quality. Ben, your words give me much reassurance - I am grateful. Nibbuti, that's wise advice indeed. I have most of that in check but could certainly do with dropping the caffeine and certain foods. I will ...
by seahorse
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: vipassana craziness
Replies: 169
Views: 18073

vipassana craziness

Hello all, I left a 10 Goenka retreat today after only making it to day 3. I'm so disappointed. It was a 3 day trip to my own personal hell. Sila was fine, I had no bother with that. The difficulty was cultivating Samadhi. I was dismayed to find my mind thrashing about like a fish thrown on dry land...