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by jonno
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I can't relate...?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: I can't relate...?

Hi Ryan. What I find useful is to realise that the Dhamma is meant to enable us to interact with and communicate with all beings rather than cut us of from them. We do not have to shun idle chatter with our friends but using skilful speech we can inject a quality of compassion into the conversations...
by jonno
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beautiful video on Myanmar
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Beautiful video on Myanmar

Hi LB.so glad to see you again,hope you are happy in your new home. Love as always BB.
by jonno
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Fly By Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: A Fly By Hello

Hi lb.Great to see you, hope you are settling in well and enjoying your new home. Glad to see you've got access to the Internet. Hope to hear from you soon. As usual much love. BB
by jonno
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

Hi lb, oops! Forgot your birthday. Still it's good to hear you had a lovely time. As always my love and prayers are with you lil one. Will write soon. Love BB.
by jonno
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pope Francis kisses a disfigured man
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: Pope Francis kisses a disfigured man

Jesus's teachings were all about love and compassion. The beatitudes embrace all the marks of a truly enlightened being. This pope seems to be embracing the true teachings of all enlightened masters including our own Buddha. We should be open to learn from all. May the powers that be allow him to co...
by jonno
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please send some good thoughts my way
Replies: 20
Views: 1261

Re: Please send some good thoughts my way

Dear friend. I work as a volunteer in a hospice counselling the bereaved, but I could not put it so well as Dagon has. All I can add is to cherish the rare love you and your mother had and still have for each other, don't try and push the pain away, instead hold it tenderly in your arms as you would...
by jonno
Mon May 06, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: A resolve
Replies: 21
Views: 15096

Re: A resolve

Hi Manas. Best wishes on your journey. I'm 31 days into my stop smoking attempt , it's been hard but worth it. I found this website ( nosmoking.org.uk ) to be of great support , it's not a buddhist site of course but the people who use it are very compassionate and caring. There is a forum where you...
by jonno
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Meal Replacement shakes
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

Re: Meal Replacement shakes

Hi lb, hope you're feeling better. I came across this site which has a list of savoury protien powder plus recipes .try googling ... Thefitwriter.wordpress.com savoury protien powder. Worth a try anyway. However I would heed bens advice and consult your doc or dietician.Love and prayers as always . BB
by jonno
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sattva Needs our prayers
Replies: 22
Views: 3476

Sattva Needs our prayers

Hi all, our dear friend and sister Sattva is extremely ill . At present she's just been released from hospital and is currently on dialysis. She needs all the support and prayers we can offer at this trying time. Please can you dedicate your prayers, meditations and sangha meetings to this dear bein...
by jonno
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: If you couldn't be a Buddhist, what would you be?
Replies: 43
Views: 5365

Re: If you couldn't be a Buddhist, what would you be?

Hi all. When I examine the basic teachings of all the masters of all religions, I find that their core message is one of love, compassion , and respect for all beings.At the time that's all that existed, the tag of a religion came after their deaths whereupon all the beliefs dogmas etc. we're added....
by jonno
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign
Replies: 45
Views: 4853

Re: Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign

Hi all.I've no intention to enter into any contraversary , or to criticise anyone. I simply feel that as Buddhists we should practice forgiveness understanding and compassion for all beings. Namaste Jonno
by jonno
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Interesting Thought - Painkillers? Anti-depressants?
Replies: 44
Views: 9830

Re: Interesting Thought - Painkillers? Anti-depressants?

Hi all. Just a few thoughts.on antidepressants.not all depression/mental illness is caused by our actions, many are the result of chemical imbalances ,not caused by diet,karma etc but by the body either underproducing or overproducing certain chemicals,hormones etc.medications can in certain illness...
by jonno
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?
Replies: 27
Views: 5430

Re: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?

Hi. I recall that when someone said to the DL that the life of a monk must be very hard, he replied with his customary laugh,"oh no! Now marriage is really hard". Perhaps you should be thinking about what you can Give to other beings in either role rather than what you can gain. Personally I have fo...
by jonno
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: BANG!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: BANG!!!!!

Bang!!!!!. There are no answers cause there are no questions. :juggling: love Jonno
by jonno
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Newtown Shootings
Replies: 132
Views: 10294

Re: Newtown Shootings

Hi all. My first reaction was that of horror and deep sadness for the children and their families, also anger towards the perpetrator. However on reflection, for every action there is a cause however incomprehensible that may be. The killer must have felt that his actions were justified even though ...
by jonno
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Sattva!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: Happy Birthday Sattva!!!!!!

Oops seemed to have forgotten your birthday LB. Hope you are recovering and I wish you all the love that the universe can give, cause you deserve it . Love and blessings BB. :woohoo:
by jonno
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Sattva!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: Happy Birthday Sattva!!!!!!

Oops seemed to have forgotten your birthday LB. Hope you are recovering and I wish you all the love that the universe can give, cause you deserve it . Love and blessings BB. :woohoo:
by jonno
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Tea on Retreats
Replies: 5
Views: 1883

Re: Tea on Retreats

Being British tea is not only a tradition but is also COMPULSORY :woohoo: Thich nhat hanh teaches the benefits of sharing tea with someone and to sip it mindfully. In my little sangha we have a simple tea ceremony after Zazen and we find the sharing a beautiful experience kind of a group mindfulness...
by jonno
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sattvas health
Replies: 11
Views: 1695

Sattvas health

Hi all. just heard from Sattva/Louise, she went to hospita
Re her injured foot. Whilst there she fell and fractured bones in her elbow "ouch!,". Having surgery soon so please pray for the lIttle accident prone Buddha. Love to her and all.
by jonno
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Jogging
Replies: 37
Views: 6264

Re: Jogging

Hi, fitness fanatics. I jogged about 4miles 5days a week, also ran a few half marathons, attended gym twice a week for many years. Even though I followed all the rules re warm ups ,correct running shoes , etc. I now find at age 65, My hip is painful due to wear and tear caused by those many miles po...