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  1. I use to think "inner winds" were silly... Now...

    Lately I have been in an intensive practice of meditation.

    I have found that the body/mind difference may be an illusion or greatly misunderstood at least in my own practice.

    In Buddhism (I...
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    Adventure Time!

    Namaste,

    Some things have recently happened that have given me the insight of how I will probably feel when I am on my death bed dying Lol

    And I have decided that truly what lays at the heart...
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    Hurricane Harvey & Zen Centers

    Namaste,

    Many here know that I deeply respect Shoryu Bradley & Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery in Arkansas.

    Many that know the Zen and or Buddhist scene in general in the Southern United States know...
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    Zen Monastery in America

    Namaste,

    Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery - Intensive Zazen Focus, Styled after Antai-ji in Japan.

    Abbot - Shoryu Bradley, Student of Shohaku Okumura Roshi.

    Located in America.

    Open to all,...
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    Longest period of Meditation!

    Namaste!

    Many of us know about places of intensive meditation and practice.

    On the Zen side places like Antai-ji in Japan & Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery in America come to mind.

    For Theravada,...
  6. Thread: The Donald

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    Re: The Donald

    Namaste,

    Sometimes the South gets to closely acquainted with certain ideas and politics.

    For instance Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery is the American version of Antaiji in Japan.

    Who would ever...
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    Re: WHAT'S THE USE OF BEING A HINDU?

    Namaste,

    Although I come from a North American Buddhist perspective (In particular the teachings of Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery, and Thai Forest Theravada - Ajahn Chah lineage) I can say that the...
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    Re: Meditating with Krishna?

    Namaste!

    Although I come from an American Buddhist perspective (Influenced by places and traditions like Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery & Thai Forest Theravada - Ajahn Chah lineage)

    There is a saying...
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    Re: Rebirth - Reincarnation

    Thank you friend for sharing that with me :)
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    What does everyone practice :)

    Namaste :)

    I practice Zazen (Simply sitting) method that is taught in the Kosho Uchiyama-Shōhaku Okumura lineage at places like Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery in America, Sanshin Zen Community, and the...
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    Re: Great Hindu Temples?

    Thank you for the clarification :) That is very good to know that important distinction.
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    Re: Great Hindu Temples?

    Thank you for sharing I will try and check that out sometime :)
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    Rebirth - Reincarnation

    Namaste :),

    I am familiar with the Theravada view on Rebirth and also the Zen portrayal.

    As someone that has pursued strong meditation based traditions such as Thai Forest and Antai-ji -...
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    Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

    Namaste!

    Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama!:)
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    Re: Great Hindu Temples?

    Eastern Mind, I think that's a very honest and true answer so I gave some reputation points :)

    I was more wondering if there are some that really stand above for everyone. In Theravada though...
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    Great Hindu Temples?

    I just finished doing a post in the Buddhist section about great places of practice like Ajahn Chah monasteries, Sayadaw U Pandita's Panditãrãma Center, Venerable Pa-Auk's Forest Monastery in...
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    Best Buddhist Monasteries

    I thought it would be cool to make a list of Monasteries/Centers with great reputations and that are examples of intensive practice.

    Additional benefits we get to learn from each other, know...
  18. Re: Fundamentals of Advaitha - Request from a newbie

    I would say the basis as far as my exposure with people practicing in that path is non-duality. But I can't say I have spent a lot of time exploring it and going indepth. I am sure it is...
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    Re: Hello from Canada :-)

    From Canada too! Welcome :)
  20. Thread: Federalism?

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    Federalism?

    Was talking to a friend of mine and he was saying that one of the big problems right now is there isn't enough federalism and co-coperation across India.

    What does everyone else think here? Good...
  21. Thread: Raw vegan

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    Raw vegan

    Anyone ever attempt any raw veganism and how did it go and how long?

    Do some people cycle with it just for penance and some more care towards other living beings and the natural world?
  22. Re: Human life as highest birth or just an Egocentric view.

    Personal view is ego centric view.

    I think there are many realms above us just like so many below.

    But it's a pretty great birth in a lot of ways. Very good for practice I think because it has...
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    Re: Which temples are open to everyone?

    Just makes me want to travel and see cool temples :)
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    Re: Meditation - The breath

    Although breath meditation through the pali sutta in a Theravada context I would recommend Ajahn Geoffs guide.

    Incredible monastic and I know many hindus enjoy his work too I believe :)
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    Youtube channels

    What do you guys think is the best youtube channel to get a basics for postures done correctly etc.

    I am trying to add in either yoga or tai chi just to keep body in decent straights :)
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    Buddhist Question

    I would associate myself with Buddhism but I think this post deserves this section rather than the Buddhist Subreddit.

    In one of the biggest posts on the Buddhist subreddit is about how the atman...
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