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by Feathers
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Christmas accounts, gifts, thoughts...
Replies: 16
Views: 1246

Re: Christmas accounts, gifts, thoughts...

Hi Modus.Ponens . . . I'm really sorry you had a rough time. Christmas just seems to bring out the worst sometimes.
by Feathers
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: choice of two evils?
Replies: 16
Views: 1363

Re: choice of two evils?

I agree, sometimes we do have to make difficult choices. But a lot of times when it comes to talking and I find myself being evasive/lying because otherwise I would hurt someone in some way, I did actually have the option of shutting up and not saying anything - if you try to avoid gossip (something...
by Feathers
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Christmas accounts, gifts, thoughts...
Replies: 16
Views: 1246

Re: Christmas accounts, gifts, thoughts...

Congratulations on all your amazing news :-) I got a dehumidifier (extremely useful) I also got some shower gel from my Nan, which wouldn't be a big deal - except she died in November. She was always super organised, and had already given my Mum some cash in September to get everyone a little someth...
by Feathers
Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thailands' Tainted Robes
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Thailands' Tainted Robes

Interesting video.

Using state law to enforce the vinaya seems a little drastic . . . a criminal record for giving in and eating a sandwich at 5pm?
by Feathers
Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum back up and running again
Replies: 36
Views: 6429

Re: Forum back up and running again

Wow! Well done on the very fast transition! And thanks again for all the effort you put into these boards.
by Feathers
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I'll Ride With You
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: I'll Ride With You

:thumbsup:
by Feathers
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Internal Server Error, General Error
Replies: 36
Views: 6441

Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Just got this error this morning - love it! :smile:
by Feathers
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I'll Ride With You
Replies: 5
Views: 727

I'll Ride With You

If people haven't seen this yet, they should.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-30479306
by Feathers
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: vipassana vs zen
Replies: 9
Views: 1988

Re: vipassana vs zen

All the instructions I read for zazen and for vipassanna make them sound pretty different in terms of technique. e.g. Zazen - eyes open - counting / Vipassana - eyes closed - following breath (NOTE: massive oversimplification) So I should think it would be pretty confusing to try and mix and match. ...
by Feathers
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Positive Teachings/Aspects of (non-Theravada) Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Positive Teachings/Aspects of (non-Theravada) Buddhism?

I have based my metta practice on the instructions given in this bookI'm not sure how much it will answer your questions, as it is more a practical how-to than a theoretical discussion, but perhaps it may be helpful.
by Feathers
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Northern Vietnam Meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Northern Vietnam Meditation

Hmm, what about retreat centers or similar? Or even day courses, and I'd stay in a hostel nearby?
by Feathers
Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Northern Vietnam Meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Northern Vietnam Meditation

I am planning a trip to northern Vietnam next year, and wondered if anyone could recommend any meditation centres for a 2-3 day stay? I am fairly open minded - I don't mind sitting with Mahayana dudes :tongue: I know Vietnam isn't the top destination for retreats generally, but I have limited time o...
by Feathers
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

Some of us have been trying to assemble a sort of resources thread: Tools for managing depression

It's a bit thin, but there might be something useful in there - and it would be wonderful if you could add anything useful that you find.
by Feathers
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sending metta to the dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 1886

Re: Sending metta to the dying?

It seems my Nan has taken a turn for the worse. My parents, and her other son and his wife, are all down with her, and it seems to be a matter of days at most. [Edited to remove lengthy question] The deleted question is no longer relevant - my Mum phoned about half an hour ago to say my Nan has died.
by Feathers
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 19
Views: 1471

Re: What is the meaning of life?

42 (somebody had to)
by Feathers
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Books - where do you get yours?
Replies: 18
Views: 2584

Re: Dhamma Books - where do you get yours?

Ooh nice find andeybarnes67, thank you for sharing!
by Feathers
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sending metta to the dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 1886

Re: Sending metta to the dying?

I went to see her yesterday - about 6hrs door-to-door each way, but am glad I made the trip, as she was glad to see me. She is clearly ready to die - she keeps saying she wishes she could go to sleep and not wake up. I think all I can do at this point is hope for her to go peacefully. Regarding Ajah...
by Feathers
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sending metta to the dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 1886

Re: Sending metta to the dying?

Thanks all - I have read that book of Ajahn Brahm's, and heard his views on grief a few times. It's one of the few points where I disagree with him a bit. I do think sometimes it's helpful to just have a good cry, feel all the emotion, and just live through it.
by Feathers
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sending metta to the dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 1886

Re: Sending metta to the dying?

Thank you! Normally when I do metta for others it is for those I will see that day, because I feel it improves my behaviour to them - so sending it long distance is a bit of a change, hence my first question.
by Feathers
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sending metta to the dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 1886

Sending metta to the dying?

Hi, My Nan is dying. She is 88, and has had a good life - until she went into hospital about a week ago she was still living independently, going out to the shops and to socials, seeing her neighbours etc. So I am trying not to be too bleak about it. But I am not very 'good' with death - all my fami...