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by Kim OHara
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Saint Symeon on Watchfulness
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Saint Symeon on Watchfulness

Yes - very good - maybe better for sila than for samadhi.
:smile:
I had to look up the saint - https://orthodoxwiki.org/Philokalia
and the book - https://orthodoxwiki.org/Philokalia
so I will save others the trouble. ;)

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Re: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard

Greetings, I cannot measure how much time I have spent staring at my meditation cushion, crying on my meditation cushion, crying on other meditation cushions while in public, feeling completely misunderstood by meditation teachers, and having an overall misperception of myself as a “bad meditator.”...
by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Creating a Practice When Life is Hard

I just came across this and the advice in it is so sensible that I thought I should share it. On Creating a Mindfulness Practice When Just Showing Up To Life is Hard Laura Khoudari I am on a mission to increase people’s capacity to practice self-care, and normalizing the difficult aspects of self-ca...
by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1458
Views: 108028

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Here is another take on the issues raised in the MIT Technology Review opinion piece reference above: http://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/USStatesWWS.pdf This study presents roadmaps for each of the 50 United States to convert their all-purpose energy systems (for electricity, tr...
by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1458
Views: 108028

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

FYI: A attempt was made to to start a new thread for this type of topic that is only partly climate related but it was denied ... The "climate change debate" falls naturally into three topics: climate science + climate change mitigation + climate politics and opinion This thread seems to cover the ...
by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: tweaking font colors
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: tweaking font colors

Yes, I know.
It's not great.
On the other hand, we're using words to communicate, and changing their colour doesn't change their meaning.

:juggling:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Hello!

:hello: Welcome. Your situation isn't uncommon. The Tibetan schools have reached out to the West far more than Theravada groups, mostly (I think) because the Chinese pushed them out of their homeland, and most migrant groups establishing their own temples in the West are from East Asia, i.e. Mahayan...
by Kim OHara
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: tweaking font colors
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: tweaking font colors

I can see all the colours, although some are too pale to read easily. Perhaps you need to turn down your screen brightness?

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Edit option disappearing
Replies: 30
Views: 447

Re: Edit option disappearing

I do not see the upside in this change other than preventing someone from deleting a bunch of their own posts. Now everything people type will be permanently stored unless edited within an hour because a US based forum is not under any legal obligation to delete the content. Basicly admin gets full...
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: suggestion: make this site better (i'm not badmouthing)
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: suggestion: make this site better (i'm not badmouthing)

add a subforum for posting suttas Huh? There's no point in duplicating what's already freely available. Most of them are already online in decent translations, in which case all you need is a link. Or do you mean posting suttas and personal commentaries? If so, they would be a good fit for the Ther...
by Kim OHara
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 152
Views: 6392

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

:twothumbsup: Majority of Australians support phasing out coal power by 2030, survey finds 50% of Coalition voters and 67% of Labor voters want to phase out coal, and majority also support striving to cut greenhouse gas emissions A majority of Australians would support phasing out coal power by 2030...
by Kim OHara
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: graphic content
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: graphic content

When I was a small child, not an infant anymore, but not yet much able to understand much of the language my parents spoke, I was worried that I might become so wrapped up in my identity like they were. It seemed to me that I was much freer because I was not yet bound so much into this arbitrary id...
by Kim OHara
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: mudra/mudda
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: mudra/mudda

is there support for mudras in early buddhism, you know the hand gestures that are on buddha statues like vitarka mudra where he is having a discourse or hands folded in lap or one raised palm to me personally i believe they are real because i find myself naturally doing them; they're very specific...
by Kim OHara
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Regarding a Tibetan chant
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Regarding a Tibetan chant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j3akwctH4A is a pretty version and comes with words :smile: but Lama Yeshe seems to be putting an extra word at the start.

Asking on the :spy: other :spy: Wheel may be more productive.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1458
Views: 108028

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Electricity generation in the US is going green one city at a time.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovati ... 180968410/

:twothumbsup:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 6252

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

From facebook, fwiw ... compare.jpg Shout out to all the kids that walked out today. It's truly inspiring to see these kids fight for their safety. And the safety of all future generations. I used to skip school to play golf or go to the beach. Never once did I skip for it to mean something greater...
by Kim OHara
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 6252

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Most Americans will have seen most of this, I hope.
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/24/us/m ... index.html

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 6252

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

From facebook, fwiw ... compare.jpg Shout out to all the kids that walked out today. It's truly inspiring to see these kids fight for their safety. And the safety of all future generations. I used to skip school to play golf or go to the beach. Never once did I skip for it to mean something greater ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1458
Views: 108028

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Anyone here live in Phoenix? Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s 'least sustainable' city survive? Phoenix gets less than eight inches of rainfall each year; most of the water supply for central and southern Arizona is pumped from Lake Mead, fed by the Colorado river over 300 miles away. Ant...
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 100
Views: 7035

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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The funniest thing about this may actually be the idea that a doctor would offer such a prescription instead of drugs.
:thinking: