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by FairyFeller
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Drowning In Dharma, Structured Learning?
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Drowning In Dharma, Structured Learning?

:buddha2: I've been trying to get my head around this one for a long time but feel a bit overwhelmed by the amount of books, MP3, Dharma talks etc. There are lots of books about what Buddhism is, there are lots of books on people's philosophy on Buddhist teaching and the Sutras. Is there such a thin...
by FairyFeller
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online Sangha
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Online Sangha

I live in the depths of conservative England and my nearest access to a centre for Theravada is more than two hours away by car via a complicated route into the middle of nowhere serviced by no public transport. I only feel myself drawn down the Theravada path so wouldn't feel comfortable going to a...
by FairyFeller
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Audio/MP3/iTunes etc Canon
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Audio/MP3/iTunes etc Canon

Is there such a thing as an English audio translation of The Pali Canon? There are times when I can't relax enough to meditate or sleep and love listening to audiobooks. There are translations of The Bible etc. but I was wondering if there was an audio Canon. For me it would prove a nice lunchtime d...
by FairyFeller
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 80686

Re: Eating after midday.

I have been thinking about he eating after midday scenario for a while, please forgive my ignorance but at what point is the earliest you can eat after midday? For instance is it okay to eat just after midnight? Then what's to stop eating for the weave hours between midnight and midday? It would be ...
by FairyFeller
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Structured Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Structured Reading

Yes, there is probably no better primer than Bhikkhu Bodhi's "In the Buddha's Words". You can also read the Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of the Majjhima Nikaya along-side mp3 files of lectures he gives on the suttas in that collection. Google "Bodhi Monastery" and search through the menu to get to t...
by FairyFeller
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Structured Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Structured Reading

As a relative newcomer I am still finding the beginnings of my path through Buddhism. I am starting to get the hang of sitting still and finding my breathing but also want to do some reading. I was thinking about starting of with basics and reading translations of the Suttas before moving on to othe...
by FairyFeller
Sun May 26, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Canon
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Pali Canon

There are lots of sites with free downloads of Buddhist texts and books but can anybody recommend any good ebook versions of the Pali Canon in English? I've got Kindles that I use for reading at work or out and about and it would be nice to have something meaningful on the to read rather than some o...
by FairyFeller
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

Greetings

Hello Ths is just a short note to say 'Hi'. I'm new to the forum and relatively new to forums in general please forgive my bad netiquette from time to time. I'm also fairly new to Buddhism, I keep buying interesting sounding books that end up telling what Buddhism is and I'm having trouble finding s...