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by Justsit
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are Mahayana monks allowed to marry?
Replies: 40
Views: 496

Re: Are Mahayana monks allowed to marry?

The "scam" was exposed many years ago, this is old news, although perhaps new to you, or maybe just more personal? Not saying his personal failings were laudable or trying to defend his actions here; he, like all of us, was imperfect. But perhaps it is news to some readers at Dhammawheel that Trung...
by Justsit
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are Mahayana monks allowed to marry?
Replies: 40
Views: 496

Re: Are Mahayana monks allowed to marry?

Dan74, as a disciple wannabe of the Buddha, it is a natural duty to expose all the scams of con artists done under the name of the Dhamma. He might be a dead "Tibetan teacher" to you, but to me, he's a Tibetan man who was " so dead ". It is what it is. The "scam" was exposed many years ago, this is...
by Justsit
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are Mahayana monks allowed to marry?
Replies: 40
Views: 496

Re: Are Mahayana monks allowed to marry?

The person in the video is Sakyong MIpham Rinpoche; the sangha he heads is called Shambhala. "Rinpoche" in Tibetan means "precious one" and the Sakyong is a lama (teacher), not a monk. Lamas are permitted to marry, Tibetan Buddhist monks do not marry; I'm not sure if monks in other Mahayana groups a...
by Justsit
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, and requesting advice about wandering dhamma life practicalities
Replies: 24
Views: 561

Re: Hello, and requesting advice about wandering dhamma life practicalities

There is an American wandering monk who posts sometimes, you might find some useful info there. Here's a link where you can find his posts, his FB link, etc. memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=6441
by Justsit
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do people like Dancing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1541

Re: Why do people like Dancing?

... What nonsense, I'm English and when I was a student, I used to dance to popular music with my friends - and none of us ever had sex after dancing! Yes, I seem to remember the dancing per se wasn't what led to the sex, but the drugs and alcohol (often mass quantities!) that were involved. :smile:
by Justsit
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do people like Dancing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1541

Re: Why do people like Dancing?

Many religions include some type of sacred dance, which is a form of moving meditation. The Sufi dervishes come to mind - their clothing represents a shroud, their hats tombstones, their movements represent the death of self and union with the divine.

by Justsit
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why is the Dalai Lama so much against Dorje Shugden?
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Why is the Dalai Lama so much against Dorje Shugden?

I know members here will say "Why don't you pose this question on Dharma Wheel Forum, they are more familiar with Tibetan Buddhism". My answer is a big No because their answer will be biase and because they are very much into this Sect. You are misinformed. Discussion of the being you mention is ex...
by Justsit
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What advice would you have given yourself when you began meditating?
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: What advice would you have given yourself when you began meditating?

Not specific to Theravada meditation; there are many types of meditation, but in general...

Relax. Breathe. Watch thoughts go by like clouds in the sky. Let go of trying to achieve something.
Not too tight, not too loose.
by Justsit
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1881

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Any religion that is based on falsehood and lies cannot possibly do much good. Regardless of what religion one believes is true or false, I take issue with your statement. Based on my personal experience in the US (I can't speak for the rest of the world), Catholic Charities (and many other Christi...
by Justsit
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: slightly swollen knee after long meditation sessions
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: slightly swollen knee after long meditation sessions

Yes, see an orthopedist. Vajrasana can be very stressful on the knees, using it for very long sessions can be harmful. You might want to consider using a meditation bench, which opens the angles of the knees slightly. Be sure the bench slants slightly downward in the front to keep the pelvis tilted,...
by Justsit
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction and musings about Christianity and Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 2130

Re: Introduction and musings about Christianity and Buddhism

If you haven't already read them, you might find the writings of Thomas Merton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Merton of interest. Some others - Fr. Robert Kennedy, SJ, a Jesuit priest and Zen Roshi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kennedy_(Jesuit) , Anthony DeMello https://en.wikipedia.org...
by Justsit
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 34
Views: 1585

Re: How to recover after heartbreak

Expensive but important lesson! Many of us have been there. On the bright side, it was 45 days, not months or years. You're old enough to have known better, and still young enough to try again if you want. Chalk it up to gullibility and move on. Fall down seven times, get up eight. Back to practice.
by Justsit
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet

Is it possible what he is doing is just an acrobat? Is it possible?? Sure, how you interpret his actions depends on your view. Some will say yes, it's just acrobatics; others will say it's authentic practice on the path. Like any other dhamma/dharma teachings, one must test it like a goldsmith. In ...
by Justsit
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet

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by Justsit
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet

Aloka wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:52 am
More here:

https://www.shambhala.com/snowlion_arti ... hist-yoga/

and probably a better place to discuss it would be at the Dharma Wheel website: https://dharmawheel.net/
Great link, Aloka, thanks.