May 6th, 2013
|bradincabot||06:57 am - New to Buddhism|
I'm newly researching/discovering Buddhism and am wondering if any of you can direct me where to go. I have found a free audiobook on iPhone with Buddhist readings and a free podcast for mindfulness of breath meditation but wonder if any of you have further recommendations?
Brad. In Cabot.
April 16th, 2013
|helliongoddess||01:24 pm - Meditation on the Boston Tragedy|
It always highlights the limitations in my progress as a "baby" Buddhist when these horrendous things like Newtown and the Boston Marathon bombing occur. I feel so much anger towards the people that are capable of inflicting so much senseless harm and suffering on others: children, people they don't even know. It is almost impossible sometimes for me to find any compassion in my heart for the instigators. I do not like holding that kind of hate in my heart for anyone: I know it's very toxic, and it accomplishes nothing but to poison me.. (It's not helping me that today is the anniversary of the VA Tech shootings, an incident that was particularly close to home for me..) I think to a certain extent, the emotional impact of all of these kind of violent events on our psyches can be cumulative: as these things keep happening, we either get a little more angry each time, or we get a little more burned-out and numb inside, neither of which is healthy.
Lodro Rinzler, who if you don't already know, is the author of a wonderful book (one of my favorites) titled "The Buddha Walks into a Bar - A Guide to Life for a New Generation," as well as a great blog on Huffington Post, where he often poses theoretical "What Would Sid (as in Siddhartha) Do?" speculations about issues that arise for Buddhists living in the modern world - often dealing with things like sex, drinking, dating (all of which, I might add, he is in favor of, within moderation, unless you are a monk or an addict.) He has a great sense of humor, a fine grounding in and grasp of Buddhist canon, and a great way of making it much less esoteric and more accessible to those of us (like me) that are not quite ready to dive headfirst into the more mind-twisting, heavier aspects of Buddhism.
Anyway, he posted a great article on his HuffPo blog today, titled "A Buddhist Meditation Practice for the Boston Marathon Tragedy." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lodro-rinzler/a-buddhist-meditation-practice-for-the-boston-marathon-tragedy_b_3088724.html?utm_source=Alert-blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%2BNotifications It's well worth taking a look at, I think, especially if (like me) you are having a hard time processing the whole thing. It's also basically an excellent sort of "boilerplate" for how to meditate in the face of all such senseless tragedies, and it certainly seems like there's a never-ending stream of them in the last ten or fifteen years. I think his ideas are very useful, even if you are not a practitioner of Buddhist meditation, to help face these kinds of events and get through them, and hopefully head off some of that ever-increasing anger or creeping numbness. I'm going to give it a try, at any rate. As my dad used to say, "it couldn't hurt!"
I wish you all equanimity, peace, and healing, to both everyone here on our LJ community, and to all those affected by the events in Boston.
(cross-posted to my LJ journal and buddhistgroup community)
Current Mood: melancholy
April 15th, 2013
|acteonputation||12:34 pm - help with transgender meditation|
I could use a mindfulness program specifically designed for gender acceptance, specifically to help me with urges and help me accept them in a healthy way. Any suggestions either for visualization or for conventional mindfulness?
March 7th, 2013
March 5th, 2013
|jayyy||02:14 pm - with practice|
The clarity of a good and dedicated mind brings with it spiritual fruits,
the hearing of thought and intention, the knowing of thought and intention,
both of yourself and others (your Selves),
pure sight, even in darkness,
timelessness, to be able to bring to yourself the people and places of other eons and worlds,
to walk through the other worlds as if they were this world, and to know the futures of this world and the next,
the mastery of motion and emotion,
and personal world-craft.
January 30th, 2013
|soixantequatre||06:28 pm - Ryōkan (1758-1831)|
Buddha is your mind
And the Way goes nowhere.
Don’t look for anything but this.
If you point your cart north
When you want to go south,
How will you arrive?
January 17th, 2013
|jayyy||01:11 am - A moment interruption from your daily daily.|
As there has not been anything in this space for a long enough time, I would like to bring you THIS~!
You are loved,
You are blessed,
Thank you for being.
October 28th, 2012
|jayyy||10:11 am - :-)|
To quote a Buddhist master:
"If you threaten others, you will be reborn a centipede!"
What do you think?
|grayvoge21||10:33 pm - Free Will Anyone?|
Is free will a myth? It seems to be...Things are just arising I'm not making them.
September 15th, 2012
|leontoi||03:20 pm - my introduce and about Japanese Buddhism|
My name is leontoi. I'm Japanese(I live in Chiba prefecture).
Nice to meet you every one.
I'll tell about Japanese Buddhism easily.
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