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by Dhammakid
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk for a Month?
Replies: 56
Views: 19610

Re: Monk for a Month?

Hi all, I've admired this program for a while now after hearing about it on facebook, although I do find the many drawbacks discussed here are really good points to consider. Anyway, I would love to do it if I can muster up enough money to make a reasonable donation. Does anyone know if a male wish...
by Dhammakid
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk for a Month?
Replies: 56
Views: 19610

Re: Monk for a Month?

Hi all, I've admired this program for a while now after hearing about it on facebook, although I do find the many drawbacks discussed here are really good points to consider. Anyway, I would love to do it if I can muster up enough money to make a reasonable donation. Does anyone know if a male wishi...
by Dhammakid
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dorm Room?
Replies: 8
Views: 1860

Re: Dorm Room?

Thank you so much for all the responses. Sadly the Buddhist community where I live is minimal and 40 minutes away. It would be hard for me to take that drive every day plus meditate. So I will try the library, I wish there was some way to know who else was a Buddhist on campus, every other faith ha...
by Dhammakid
Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Yoga in its Religious Context
Replies: 15
Views: 3618

Re: Yoga in its Religious Context

Hi Dhammakid, I practice and teach yoga. As far as Im concerned its a Satipattana practice. Mindfulness of postures. Its really quiet effective to watch what happens to you mind as you hold and move between the many postures of yoga. Metta Gabe Thanks, Gabe. That makes sense now that I think about ...
by Dhammakid
Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6950
Views: 964264

Re: the great rebirth debate

Hi nowheat,
Thanks for your comments. You've raised some good points I am not studied enough to counter, so I will have some good study questions to ponder for a while.

:anjali:
Dhammakid
by Dhammakid
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6950
Views: 964264

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

Would you cite a sutta to support the Buddha teaching rebirth as Right View? Yes, following the path is the best course even if we don't yet understand all of it. But what if developing a belief in rebirth keeps you from attaining liberation? Is that "no harm no foul"? How will you know, when will ...
by Dhammakid
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6950
Views: 964264

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

Plus, since he states rebirth as a part of Right View, I feel like I give myself a better chance at success in practice if I believe him. But hey, if it's wrong when I'm able to know so, then so be it. No harm, no foul. At least I lived a good life. That's the traditional view, yes, that the Buddha...
by Dhammakid
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Yoga in its Religious Context
Replies: 15
Views: 3618

Re: Yoga in its Religious Context

Hi all, I'm considering exploring yoga as a way to keep my body light and limber and able to sustain rigorous meditation practice. I find sitting full or half-lotus takes quite a toll on my joints and muscles, which can be a problem if I'm wanting to sit long retreats as a part of my practice. I'm ...
by Dhammakid
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Yoga in its Religious Context
Replies: 15
Views: 3618

Re: Yoga in its Religious Context

BD1 wrote:Hi Dhammakid,
Yoga Journal has a bunch of video podcasts on itunes that are free, not the same as having someone correct your poses and posture, but they can help and most last around 25 minutes more or less,

:namaste:
Ah, this definitely helps me get started. Thanks!

:anjali:
Dhammakid
by Dhammakid
Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6950
Views: 964264

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

Alex123 said: "I am not a big fan of re-interpreting the Teaching to make it fit one's preconceived beliefs. Rather, I think it is better to change oneself to conform to the Teaching rather than changing them to confirm to you. With metta, Alex" I understand what you're trying to say here, but it co...
by Dhammakid
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6950
Views: 964264

Re: Can Buddhism exist without the doctrine of reincarnation?

Hi Individual, If you come across a strange theory in biology that you don't understand, you wouldn't think, "Maybe I need to take this theory more literally," or "Maybe it's simply a metaphor." No, you would recognize your ignorance and either give up or try to better understand the theory. That's...
by Dhammakid
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Yoga in its Religious Context
Replies: 15
Views: 3618

Re: Yoga in its Religious Context

Hey poto, Thanks again for your advice. It is quite helpful. I know for a fact I don't have 2-3 hours per day to do yoga, and I think you're right about that being a bit extreme and ascetic. Who has that kind of time unless you're rich and/or working from home? Twenty to thirty minutes per day will ...
by Dhammakid
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Enlightenment in Theravada
Replies: 22
Views: 3451

Re: Enlightenment in Theravada

Is there a concept of sudden enlightenment or realization in Theravada? If so, how does this fit in with the Buddha's gradual path approach? Capacities? Capacities? Capacities? Consider these... http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel090.html#ii" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by Dhammakid
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Enlightenment in Theravada
Replies: 22
Views: 3451

Re: Enlightenment in Theravada

This sounds like it goes along with what Individual and David are saying about sudden realizations along the gradual path. I'm guessing we're supposed to assume Bahiya had been practicing in many former lives before being released upon hearing the Buddha's teaching. Well, we can only speculate. It ...
by Dhammakid
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Why hello there!
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: Why hello there!

Hello sunbear,
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! I hope you find the board a good source of information for your practice.

:anjali:
Dhammakid