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by marc108
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thanissaro Bikkhu and manipulation of the breath
Replies: 107
Views: 14566

Re: Thanissaro Bikkhu and manipulation of the breathe

I would have to strongly disagree with phil, especially in saying "most people who study Dhamma seriously are able to see past Thanissaro Bhikkhu pretty easily". Feeling the subtle breath energy in the eyes is no different than feeling the physical breath energy raising the abdomen, imo... One is ju...
by marc108
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 682
Views: 135980

Re: Why one meal a day?

thanks for the clarification on one meal vs on period. i will do a search, thanks :)
by marc108
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Udo's Oil - blend of Omega 3, 6, & 9 Essential Fatty Acids
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

Re: Udo's Oil - blend of Omega 3, 6, & 9 Essential Fatty Acids

You're welcome. Just get a bottle of good flax oil and you will be set! You can grab a 32 ounce of flax oil (jarrow brand on iherb.com) for about 19$.
by marc108
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 682
Views: 135980

Re: Why one meal a day?

Thanks for merging my thread into this one, I hadn't seen this thread before. I just want to prefix my part in this discussion by saying that I have the utmost respect for the Vinya rules, and what I'm saying is simply meant to be a friendly discussion and a respectful inquiry, not an admonishment o...
by marc108
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 682
Views: 135980

eating once a day and nutrient deficiencies in Monastics.

Since I learned that Monastics only eat once a day, and generally are eating a moderate sized meal, I cant help but wonder how they are able to survive with long term nutrient deficiencies? I'm a nutrition student and have done extensive dietary analysis and planning, and it is not possible to eat 1...
by marc108
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Udo's Oil - blend of Omega 3, 6, & 9 Essential Fatty Acids
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

Re: Udo's Oil - blend of Omega 3, 6, & 9 Essential Fatty Acids

hi friend, i'll give you a quick lesson in human needs for fat and my opinions on udo's oil: the human body only has an actual requirement for 2 fats, what are commonly referred to as omega-3 and omega-6. using a supplemental flax oil like udos oil is not doing 'something extra' for your body, it is...
by marc108
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Yogurt
Replies: 26
Views: 3626

Re: Yogurt

hi friend, i just wanted to add that i would be cautious with the recommendation to use unpasteurized milk and let the naturally occurring bacteria do the fermentation... i would say this puts you at severe risk for contamination, especially if you using conventionally raised dairy. what you can do ...
by marc108
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chakras and Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 4351

Re: Chakras and Buddhism

I think the reason the Buddha didn't include the Chakras in his teachings is because purposefully manipulating them is not relevant to awakening. I have heard Ven.Thanissaro talk about using them as focal point during Anapanasati, but not in the sense that of using the Chakras or maniplating them fo...
by marc108
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas
Replies: 242
Views: 54214

Re: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas

Thanks for those links, marc108 :) You're welcome. I really really enjoyed the talks on Jhana by Richard Shankman. He really gives an extremely detailed and precise description of the Visuddhimagga Jhanas vs the Sutta Jhanas both from their respective texts and his own experience. There is probably...
by marc108
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: first trip to a monastery, some questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: first trip to a monastery, some questions.

thank you all for the replies.

my other question is in regards to meditation guidance, with regards to more intermediate/advanced meditators... do monks teach lay people one-on-one? can I just show up and explain where I am with my practice?

:anjali:
by marc108
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 244695

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Bach, man. :heart:

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by marc108
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: first trip to a monastery, some questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

first trip to a monastery, some questions.

Hey Friends :) I'm planning to visit local monasteries, all Theravada, most within the Thai Forest Tradition. I've never been before and was hoping someone could either answer a few questions for me or direct me to some appropriate reading. 1. How does a visit work? Can I just show up and walk aroun...
by marc108
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas
Replies: 242
Views: 54214

Re: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas

Hi Friends, These links may be useful for anyone interested in learning about and practicing Jhana according to the Pali Nikayas: Richard Shankman has a bunch of great teachings on this. He gives unbiased fact based information on the differences between meditation & Jhana in the Suttas vs. the Visu...