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by Dhammakid
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation without timers
Replies: 26
Views: 4379

Meditation without timers

Hey everyone, Because I'm am currently without an audio device to use during sits, it's hard for me to know when my designated 15 or 30 minutes have elapsed. I have a computer at home but it's not mine, for one, and it's a desktop and it's located on the first floor in our office - so I can't bring ...
by Dhammakid
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Thought I'd Join In
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: Thought I'd Join In

Hi Paul! :hello: I too am ex-eSangha. I still miss it sometimes. I really loved that site, even though so many people had issues with it. I think you will find Dhamma Wheel quite a pleasant place to be. Very intellectually and spiritually stimulating. I find that when I'm away from such great conver...
by Dhammakid
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Music, lay life, and monastic life
Replies: 18
Views: 2521

Re: Music, lay life, and monastic life

I absolutely love music. I have at least one favorite artist/band in nearly every genre. I've made a habit of taking a break from television by escaping to my room and listening to my iPod while playing solitaire... Because of this habit, I've become somewhat attached to my iPod. It's something I wo...
by Dhammakid
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An American Buddhist Temple
Replies: 22
Views: 3703

Re: An American Buddhist Temple

As others have said here, there are American monastic organizations currently operating. And Facebook will only reach facebookers, definitely something to consider. But in any case, it's a great idea and I'm all for it. Check out the facebook link below in my signature. It's a group I created for Am...
by Dhammakid
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forgotten Pathways of Buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Forgotten Pathways of Buddhism

Hello Dhammakid, 102 pages is a lot to read - what is your opinion, and which points seemed particularly striking to you? with metta Chris Hey cooran, I guess I didn't think about how long it is before posting. I have yet to get through it all but so far it's interesting. Kinda cool to see all of t...
by Dhammakid
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forgotten Pathways of Buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Forgotten Pathways of Buddhism

Hello all, I wasn't sure where to post this... Just thought I'd mention a wonderful research study on Buddhism's contact with Ancient Greece and Egypt. It's made available free online by the Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation (which many of you know offers free books on their websit...
by Dhammakid
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to basics
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Re: Back to basics

As already seen, most users here will say something along the lines of "we shouldn't wish for such a thing, but instead consider how we can change our life in each and every moment" or something similar. So I won't continue that trend, and will instead bite your hook... If I could consciously start ...
by Dhammakid
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Hey everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Re: Hey everyone

Hey everyone, thanks for the welcome back!

Yes, my recruiters were upset, but it's okay. I invited everyone to our family restaurant once we can actually open it. They were totally cool with it all.

:anjali:
Dhammakid
by Dhammakid
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Hey everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Hey everyone

Hello, I'm not sure if this is relevant or even within the parameters of valid discussion on this board, but I'll give it a try and the mods can delete it if they think otherwise. Just wanted to apologize for being away for so long and I hope everyone is doing well and following the path. I've been ...
by Dhammakid
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Batchelor's "Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist"
Replies: 67
Views: 11981

Re: Batchelor's "Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist"

Hey clw, thanks for your thorough reply! I figure if I'm going to debate, I might as well not half-ass it. clw: "What's wrong with Buddha being Atheist/Agnostic?" I never said there's anything wrong with Buddha being atheist/agnostic. To be more specific, I never said anything about the Buddha's spe...
by Dhammakid
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Batchelor's "Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist"
Replies: 67
Views: 11981

Re: Batchelor's "Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist"

Thanks for your comments, clw. clw: "They are arguing against faith so this would apply to organised religion as awell as private beliefs. Its not elitist to say that the emperor has no clothes is it, your just showing a fact. I also have never heard them say that only "educated westerners have all ...
by Dhammakid
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist Horror Story
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Buddhist Horror Story

I don't like outlines. Contrary to western English teachers' opinions, I think having preconceptions about what you'll write beforehand often ruin it. What you're telling us now won't likely resemble the final piece all that much. I suggest writing it and asking what we think about it after it's do...
by Dhammakid
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist Horror Story
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Buddhist Horror Story

Hello all, So I would like to get your opinion on a story I'm starting. I'm calling it "Karaniya" and it will be somewhat of a horror story in that it involves a young adolescent boy in a coming-of-age tale who discovers he has the ability to communicate directly with restless beings and comfort the...
by Dhammakid
Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi.
Replies: 14
Views: 1811

Re: Hi.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel :smile:

Apparently Australians are the new cool kids, haha.

:anjali:
Dhammakid
by Dhammakid
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Batchelor's "Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist"
Replies: 67
Views: 11981

Re: Batchelor's "Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist"

Hey everyone, Thanks so much for your comments. Please keep them coming. Buddhist Geeks also seems to have a problem with Batchelor's approach on the issue: http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/2010/10/a-difficult-pill-the-problem-with-stephen-batchelor-and-buddhism" onclick="window.open(this.href);return f...