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by pink_trike
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

One doesnt have to contemplate philosophy in times of emergency but taking refuge in The Triple Gem, this will include alot cognitive and behavioral therapy, instruction, exercises, coaching and mentoring if needed, free of charge. Resulting in utter destruction of greed, anger, conceit, restlessle...
by pink_trike
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

Also, the concept of 'religion' is a very modern invention dating no earlier than the 13th century ... people have been dealing with the "meaning of life" you reference for at least a couple hundred thousand years and likely a million years or more. Oh? So Thomas Aquinas (13th century) might have b...
by pink_trike
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

These things fall in the domain of "meaning of life issues". Traditionally, religions deal with this domain, although not exclusively. I don't agree ... victims of child abuse, those who experience crippling depression, runaway patterns of thought, suicidal ideation, psychotic episodes, self-harmin...
by pink_trike
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. Chapter I. Right Understanding
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. Chapter I. Right Understanding

The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony “What, householders, is the Dhamma exposition applicable to oneself? Here, householders, a noble disciple reflects thus: ‘I am one who wishes to live, who does not wish to die; I desire happiness and am averse to suffering. Since I am one who wi...
by pink_trike
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Lost touch with breath
Replies: 13
Views: 3067

Re: Lost touch with breath

Hi, Just when I thought ( no pun intended ) I was getting somewhere in terms of nearing upacara-samadhi I've lost it. I now find that I am sat in my room doing little else other than, well, sitting there. Great if I was practicing Shikantaza - but I am not. Please refresh my memory and remind me ho...
by pink_trike
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

JohnK wrote:
pink_trike wrote:...84,000 paths to waking up ... all one path.
Just for another take on it (from Thanissaro Bhikkhu):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... icism.html
Thanks for this.
by pink_trike
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

it can be said that i view psychology doctrine There is no such thing as a general "psychology doctrine". There are countless schools of psychological thought. Specifically, what "psychology doctrine" are you referring to? it can be said that i view psychology doctrine as a terrible annihilist inte...
by pink_trike
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: extroverts versus introverts
Replies: 62
Views: 7489

Re: extroverts versus introverts

I think that in general it is questionable whether a therapist should extrapolate to people in general from their experiences with their clients. I think it can be said that a group of buddhist practicioners who you interact with seem to be as you described inre intro/extravertism.....but not much ...
by pink_trike
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: extroverts versus introverts
Replies: 62
Views: 7489

Re: extroverts versus introverts

....... ..........Neither extroverts or introverts suffer less, are confused less, are alienated less, therefore neither have an edge. ......../quote] Interesting ideas. Is there any support for these ideas?....or are they just your opinions and if so can you describe the basis for your opinions? I...
by pink_trike
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: extroverts versus introverts
Replies: 62
Views: 7489

Re: extroverts versus introverts

However, introverts also tend to have busier interior mindscapes ... they open a lot of chat rooms in the mind and tend to be more sensitive to environmental / emotional / somatic distractions. Extroverts, when they finally disengage from external stimuli and get around to sitting, tend to not have...
by pink_trike
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

Afaik Therapists are most prone commit suicide as well fwiw. Do you happen to have any data that supports this seemingly wild claim? :jumping: Us therapists tend to be a weird lot but having been in the biz for decades, I've never heard of a therapist committing suicide. I think you mean doctors an...
by pink_trike
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sex positive movement
Replies: 84
Views: 11913

Re: Sex positive movement

Then how do you comment on modern trends within Buddhism that promote a "very positive view of sexuality" (to put it mildly)? I've known people who claimed to be Buddhists who insisted that sex is a need, that sex is something which must be had, and that people who are freely celibate are somehow l...
by pink_trike
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sam Harris: The Happiness Experiment
Replies: 28
Views: 3215

Re: Sam Harris: The Happiness Experiment

"Dukkha" is usually translated as "suffering". What's your point? Popularly, yes. However, nearly all Buddhist teachers and scholars agree that the term 'dukkha' is a very tough nut to precisely crack. The term 'unsatisfactoriness' is generally agreed to be somewhere in the ballpark of actual meani...
by pink_trike
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

I've met a lot of psychotherapists and LCSWs at meditation retreats. A lot of the advice people told me their shrinks gave to them sounds a lot like secularized Buddhism and mindfulness. The practiced refinement of perception, the dissolving of the illusion of self-existence (and attendant self-obs...
by pink_trike
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: extroverts versus introverts
Replies: 62
Views: 7489

Re: extroverts versus introverts

The social is a necessary part of practice Is it really? In what way? I've got the impression that the path goes in the opposite direction to the 'social'. Nowhere in the suttas I read about the social being a necessary part of the practice. On the contrary solitude is a necessary part of the pract...