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by James the Giant
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking meditation, says Sayadaw U Silananda
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Re: Walking meditation, says Sayadaw U Silananda

It seems to me that there are many aspects of satipatthana that are quite difficult to practise by just sitting. There is less opportunity to see intention (sankhara) and even less to see what happens as you act on it if you're sitting still, whereas walking is a continuous sequence of intentions a...
by James the Giant
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking meditation, says Sayadaw U Silananda
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Re: Walking meditation, says Sayadaw U Silananda

When I've been on retreats, I have noticed that Walking Meditation naturally starts to happen, as people become more focussed throughout the course. On my Vipassana retreats we are urged to maintain our mindfulness unbroken from sitting-session to sitting-session, so in between sessions we still mai...
by James the Giant
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Rename the Board
Replies: 11
Views: 1559

Re: Rename the Board

Dhamma Wheel... well since a lot of people are now using this as a backup to esangha, how about
Spare Wheel?
by James the Giant
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddharupas and the real Buddha
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Buddharupas and the real Buddha

I have read that all the little bumps or curls of hair all over his head were sculpted there by Greek architects, who came along in the tail of Alexander the Great. They were contracted by temples to make statues, and they put many curls on his head to make the Buddha more familiar to their Adriatic...
by James the Giant
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What are some good hobbies?
Replies: 18
Views: 3742

Re: What are some good hobbies?

My newest hobby is CHAINSAWING! and then splitting wood. It's wonderful, and a bit scary. I cut huge cypress and pine trees into rounds, then split them with the axe into bits the right size for the log fire. Then, when winter comes around, I can sit in my shack and meditate, while outside it is sno...
by James the Giant
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Kiwi says hi!
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Another Kiwi says hi!

I'm in touch with a doctor down here who is planning to resurrect a meditation group in the city Is that Neeraj Gupta, from the Department of Anatomy? I tried emailing him but no reply. I should call him next week and offer my services again. Are you here at uni? The other active Buddhist groups I ...
by James the Giant
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Kiwi says hi!
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Another Kiwi says hi!

Hi, I'm James, I'm pretty tall. Not a giant, but hey, a username has to be catchy. I am here fleeing the Great E-sangha Crash of '09. I hope they'll be up and running again soon, but it had the benefit of encouraging me to search for other forums, and thus I am here. I have met some of you on e-sang...