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by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Meditators: How many hours a night do you sleep?
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Meditators: How many hours a night do you sleep?

Greetings,

10:30pm to 7:00am for me.

Interestingly though, I might sleep a bit less when on holidays. Being away from work seems to have more bearing on how much sleep I need than meditation.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 82 Ratthapala Sutta
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: MN 82 Ratthapala Sutta

Greetings,

No questions about this one... I do like the summaries and similes used.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New sub forum - Shrine Room
Replies: 7
Views: 2587

Re: New sub forum - Shrine Room

Greetings Thornbush, I'm not sure, and I'd be open to views from others on this. In the meantime, feel free to use your own discretion. Would seeing a Mahayana Buddha statue inspire me to practice? Yes, it would. Would seeing a photo of a Mahayana bhikshu or bhikshuni inspire me to practice? Yes, it...
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 73
Views: 34108

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

Greetings, Blogger won't let the picture be embedded in this post, but this link has a picture I took in the Shrine Room at FWBO HQ in Bethnal Green, London. It's interesting how the facial features on Buddha rupas often in time come to reflect the facial features of the locals. http://2.bp.blogspot...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Can you help me to help someone?
Replies: 12
Views: 2434

Re: Can you help me to help someone?

Greetings, The more suggestions the better The Power of Mindfulness An Inquiry into the Scope of Bare Attention and the Principal Sources of its Strength by Nyanaponika Thera http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel121.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Metta, Re...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Attention parents
Replies: 27
Views: 3317

Re: Attention parents

Greetings, See also: Buddhism for the 21st Century Parent http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=149" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I also recommend the book... "Buddhism For Mothers" by Sarah Napthali http://books.google.com.au/books?id=tl3vxxH-mH8C&dq=%22buddhism+for+mothe...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Attention parents
Replies: 27
Views: 3317

Re: Attention parents

Greetings, It seems though like it's one big tantrum with an occasional break, rather than an occasional tantrum. Is that how other parents felt? My son never really did that. For the most part he's always been pretty placid, but can still have a "junior moment" every now and then, bursting into tea...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 648182

Re: Word Association Game

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by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Attention parents
Replies: 27
Views: 3317

Re: Attention parents

Greetings Drolma, What works for one kid, may not work for the next... just as it is with adults. Even the "terrible twos" which TheDhamma mentioned aren't a universal phenomenon. Further to Bhikkhu Pesala's good advice, keep trying to learn and understand what makes your daughter tick. Remember tha...
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help! need Meals for Bhikkhus - vegetarian
Replies: 23
Views: 3493

Re: Help! need Meals for Bhikkhus - vegetarian

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by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: mailing list mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: mailing list mirror

Looks like we'll keep this one on the backburner for now.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 648182

Re: Word Association Game

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by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 648182

Re: Word Association Game

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by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation and Ambition
Replies: 18
Views: 2664

Re: Meditation and Ambition

Greetings Ashitaka21, No one is saying you should "throw away" or reject anything. The point is that with the increased mindfulness and wisdom that arises through Buddhist practice and mental development, your mind ( of its own volition ) will no longer cling to worldly dreams, goals and aspirations...
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 648182

Re: Word Association Game

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