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by Justsit
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhism under persecution
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Buddhism under persecution

Is Buddhism illegal in Tibet? I am not sure. "Buddhism" as defined by the Chinese government is not illegal in Tibet. Buddhism as traditionally practiced in Tibet is frowned upon; images of and references to the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama, etc. are strictly forbidden and breaches of that policy can r...
by Justsit
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 1546

Re: The right to cause offense

Every right comes with a responsibility to use it wisely. In the Buddhist context of this discussion, the "right to cause offense" (assuming this discussion only refers to verbal offense, not other types) comes with the responsibility to speak within the guidelines laid down by the Buddha for Right ...
by Justsit
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 27
Views: 1044

Re: High Blood Pressure

What causes high blood pressure? https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/your-heart/know-your-risks/blood-pressure That's a good basic discussion, but I think OP might be looking for information a little more in depth. Here is a slightly more thorough explanation, still in laypersons' terms: https://www...
by Justsit
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 27
Views: 1044

Re: High Blood Pressure

At the bottom of your heart is your “atrium”. It is the natural pace-maker of the heart. In the interest of accuracy regarding human physiology, the human heart has two atria, right and left, at the top of the heart, and two ventricles at the bottom. The atria and ventricles are the chambers that h...
by Justsit
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 52
Views: 2588

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

What exactly did Noah Levine do?? According to this article https://jezebel.com/a-murky-scandal-involving-a-powerful-punk-rock-dharma-t-1827742746 , there have been "...sexual misconduct allegations...multiple women have stepped forward to accuse Levine of assault...“between seven and 10” accusers."
by Justsit
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 52
Views: 2588

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

The article points to financial woes: "While ATS has previously experienced precarious financial moments, this period has eroded core capacities of the organization. Fiscal impacts were immediate. A 10th anniversary fundraiser was postponed; a large foundation grant was returned because we could not...
by Justsit
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3205

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

you would be hard pressed to find any Westerner under the age of 15 who would be racist or mysoginistic or homophobic, I was a very racist 15 year old, and I grew up with liberal parents in a society that gets called "Progressivist" by people who don't like it (Canada) . Agree. "Any Westerner" cove...
by Justsit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 28
Views: 1260

Re: Vegetarians and depression

Becoming aware of the fact that animals experience intense suffering in the meat industry, and that the use of animals as food is extremely inefficient for modern societies, is what led me to become a vegetarian 36 years ago. My goal has been to eat wholesome foods, help alleviate suffering, and con...
by Justsit
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Venerable Dalai Lama teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Venerable Dalai Lama teaching

Like many other religious, spiritual, and even secular teachers and famous people, the Dalai Lama is misquoted extensively, and has many statements attributed to him that are not actual quotes. It is prudent to use caution when evaluating random "quotes" from the internet as they are often inaccurat...
by Justsit
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 3977

Re: Slandering buddha

AFAIK, there is no requirement to actually be a "Buddhist" in order to post on any of the DW sites. Is it reasonable to expect orthodoxy from non-Buddhists, or even non-Theravadan Buddhists, on a public forum dedicated to discussion?
by Justsit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Shambhala international
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: Shambhala international

My formal introduction to the Buddhist path was through Shambhala, a series of five weekend programs with extensive meditation practice, rather like Buddhist boot camp. It was a great foundation for my further studies. Trungpa was a unique master, using very unorthodox methods to convey very orthodo...
by Justsit
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 5577

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

https://dharmawheel.org/ If it is still redirecting to DWM or DWT, you may need to purge your cache. Just a few last minute things need to be added including logo and some other things, but you can go ahead and make an account and start posting, if you're interested. If you make an account and it r...
by Justsit
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Odd question for Kiwi friends
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Odd question for Kiwi friends

On Twitter I follow... https://twitter.com/CivMilAir Just passing through and checked out the twitter link. There's a photo of a huge US plane being refueled on flight, described as from Air Mobility Command at Dover AFB. I live about 10 miles from that base; the huge C5's shoot landings every Wedn...
by Justsit
Thu May 31, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 29
Views: 1366

Re: professional cuddling

.....Those things you mentioned which can be bought are still not commodities. Just because the choice exists for some in our current societal configuration between paying for it and not having it does't make the choice a legitimate one. A murderer forcing you to choose between a husband and a son ...
by Justsit
Thu May 31, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 29
Views: 1366

Re: professional cuddling

saddest thing ever Why? Both people got something they wanted and were happy about it, no one was hurt or injured, no one was taken advantage of or cheated. Some people rent a cuddler, some people keep pets (and spend beaucoup bucks on them) to fulfill a similar need. :shrug: Because human intimacy...