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by no mike
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1136831

Re: Word Association Game

robe
by no mike
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1136831

Re: Word Association Game

associations
by no mike
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1136831

Re: Word Association Game

seasoning
by no mike
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1136831

Re: Word Association Game

red
by no mike
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed
Replies: 19
Views: 2725

Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Thanks. Last night I sat with hopes of improving my concentration, and along comes this cat in a derby flying through the clouds.

:D
by no mike
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1136831

Re: Word Association Game

canon
by no mike
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: sustained daily mindfulness for jhana
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: sustained daily mindfulness for jhana

[Jhānas!] “Abandoning these five hindrances which are defilements of the mind and which stultify wisdom; remote, indeed, from sense-desires and de-meritorious conditions, he lives abiding in the first jhāna... Just remember that the hindrances are the other side of the awakening factors. So, dealin...
by no mike
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: sustained daily mindfulness for jhana
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: sustained daily mindfulness for jhana

Well, the hinderances issue; that is why I ask about how far along one gets with "continued mindfulness" in relation to how much progress one may make toward jana. A few months ago I was at a wall with sitting meditation, and I took the pressure off my mind by putting my attention on the rest of my ...
by no mike
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: sustained daily mindfulness for jhana
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: sustained daily mindfulness for jhana

What does being "stuck" look/sound/feel/think like, in this case? Look like: When I reach out and put my hand on the wall I'm facing. Sound like: Feel like: Alone. Think like: How much longer can I sit like this. I sense a lot of progress with mindfulness this year, moral conduct, investigation, me...
by no mike
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: sustained daily mindfulness for jhana
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

sustained daily mindfulness for jhana

Is there a guideline or typical amount of sustained mindfulness throughout our days which is necessary before jhana development? I seem to be doing well in developing mindfulness, but I am still stuck at progress in my sitting practice. Maybe I am too hard on myself.
by no mike
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1136831

Re: Word Association Game

emoticon :woohoo: :woohoo:
by no mike
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PhD and Dhamma Study?
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: PhD and Dhamma Study?

Okay, I may have to rule out fellowships of religious studies, but apparently, my specific field has a great need for professors, and the feds offer funding. I would have to wait another year to apply, as I just missed deadlines. I'll continue self-study of the Dhamma :) I used to have the uneasy fe...
by no mike
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PhD and Dhamma Study?
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: PhD and Dhamma Study?

Mkoll, If you teach in high school in the u.s. You might have to lead the pledge of allegiance to the flag and enforce the rules surrounding it.......you also will be expected to take the choosing of cheerleaders as an important activity.......and that the pseudo nationalism called "school spirit" ...
by no mike
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PhD and Dhamma Study?
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: PhD and Dhamma Study?

daverupa wrote:Chaplaincy is perhaps worth considering, as you proceed.
Interesting, thanks.
by no mike
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PhD and Dhamma Study?
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: PhD and Dhamma Study?

You might also want to consider switching career to other fields in high demand, some only need certification without a full 4-year degree: nurse assistant, medical billing, radiology/ultrasound technologist, etc. and with very decent pay.. http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=ultrasound+technologist&l1...