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by Zack
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attitudes of Western Buddhists: 5 Questions to Answer
Replies: 47
Views: 9207

Re: Attitudes of Western Buddhists: 5 Questions to Answer

1.Are you a Buddhist? ?, I have not taken formal refuge, I endeavor to follow the Buddhas teachings. 2.Are you interested in Buddhism because of the meditation? No, I am interested in meditation because of Buddhism. 3. Do you see ‘ meditation’ as most relevant to the Dhamma practice rather than othe...
by Zack
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: For those in relationships...
Replies: 16
Views: 2477

Re: For those in relationships...

Is your spouse or significant other also practicing Buddhism? If not, how does he/she regard your practice? Do any concerns come up, and if so, how do you address them? How easy do you find it to integrate your practice and your relationship? Thanks in advance for your thoughts on this.. :namaste: ...
by Zack
Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Awareness of Aging as a spiritual practice
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

Re: Awareness of Aging as a spiritual practice

The Five subjects for frequent recollection are one of the few forms of practice I have been able to maintain consistently over the years. I find it to be most beneficial to start every day with them. There are these five facts that one should reflect on often, whether one is a woman or a man, lay o...
by Zack
Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Houston.
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Hello from Houston.

I feel Like I already know most of you here from a few years of lurking on the other forum but since few know me, an introduction seemed appropriate. Anyway 42 year old Service Technician with a family trying to figure out how to fit Buddhism into my daily life in a meaningful, committed way. I some...
by Zack
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Chah biography - narrated by Ajahn Jayasaro (video)
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Re: Ajahn Chah biography - narrated by Ajahn Jayasaro (video)

I was not aware of these videos.
Thank you very much.
by Zack
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism For The Modern Skeptic
Replies: 21
Views: 3623

Re: Buddhism For The Modern Skeptic

Thanks Retro
I seem to recall it being a beneficial work, I'll read it again.
by Zack
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum
Replies: 26
Views: 9241

Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

I hope our Mahayana friends find their new forum as appealing as I have found this one,

Well-done.
by Zack
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Livelihood: Other certain careers.
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: Right Livelihood: Other certain careers.

Aside from the military, a few careers occur to me that aren't often mentioned in the context of Right Livelihood. Criminal defense attorney: You're sometimes expected to be deceptive in order to help criminals go free. Policeman: You may be expected to kill, the same as a soldier. Also, in some co...
by Zack
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pilgrimage NittyGritty
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

Re: Pilgrimage NittyGritty

Greetings, Whilst not directly related to a traditional pilgrimage, it looks like I might be visiting Thailand next year... which will be very exciting as I've never had the opportunity to visit a traditional Buddhist country before. May those who go on pilgrimage find what they're looking for! :bu...
by Zack
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: From little things big things grow...
Replies: 50
Views: 11501

Re: From little things big things grow...

To all those responsible, Thank You.