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by Mason
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Who are you?

Mason asks Enver, what is Buddha?

(They didn't have cars back in the day, so there were lots of sweating horses for the pilgrimage).
by Mason
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 402
Views: 13043

Re: Music

Btw fuki, this is what was actually playing at the book store:

by Mason
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 57
Views: 919

Re: Where is Joe?

desert_woodworker wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:11 am
hiya, Fuki, et al.,

Thanks!
Where the hell is Mason? :102:
by Mason
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 402
Views: 13043

Re: Music

by Mason
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 402
Views: 13043

Re: Music

by Mason
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 138
Views: 3392

Re: Dear Members

Mainly I'm wary of this forum becoming just another "dharma" argument place, which would be really unfortunate. Maybe this time we can steer in a new, more wholesome direction? That's what I'd like to see. :110:
by Mason
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 57
Views: 919

Re: Where is Joe?

I'm about to begin zazen.What are your thoughts on? Great! I think it's a good idea to consult with a teacher or teachers on how to begin (or continue) the practice. For me it's been very helpful to use Youtube to find guided meditations (though that's not necessarily in keeping with the spirit of ...
by Mason
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 57
Views: 919

Re: Where is Joe?

I've been looking for Joe! Happy to see him back. :115:
by Mason
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Humor Awards
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Zen Humor Awards

"Zen is the devil. D'uh." - KeithA

"Looks good, a bit dark." - [james]
by Mason
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 15
Views: 393

Re: Beginner Question

Are you looking for a meaning with your mind? As most people, I do try to understand things with my mind And growing up in the United States, study has always meant to use the mind. BodhiDharma presents this quote to say there is another way to learn the truth of oneself and reality. However, he do...
by Mason
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Uplifting Chan/Zen Buddhist Texts for Beginners
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Uplifting Chan/Zen Buddhist Texts for Beginners

I'd like for this thread to be a place where we can share books that we find positive, wholesome and peaceful as introductions to the Chan/Zen schools of Buddhism. These might be texts that we, ourselves, encountered at an early point in our practice. They can be scholarly works about Chan/Zen Buddh...
by Mason
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 57
Views: 919

Re: Where is Joe?

desert_woodworker wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Where is Mason? :?: ;)

:101:
by Mason
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Weight of Pottery...
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: The Weight of Pottery...

“Now, if anyone would develop these four establishings of mindfulness in this way for seven years, one of two fruits can be expected for him: either gnosis right here & now, or—if there be any remnant of clinging-sustenance—non-return. “Let alone seven years. If anyone would develop these four esta...
by Mason
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Koans that you have made
Replies: 30
Views: 850

Re: Koans that you have made

Enver M. wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:32 pm
having fun.
Love you, Enver!! :111:
by Mason
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Why is there suffering?
Replies: 19
Views: 424

Re: Why is there suffering?

This thread is beginning to get a bit Lounge-y, what with all the refried beans and farting going on.
by Mason
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Science

Thank you, Mason. That's clear now. And now, why do you want to do that? For fun, relaxation, humor, and seeing my dear friend Joe teach the dharma and sing his song of the stars and the planets. Above all, to be awed and inspired by the mystery of things, as an inspiration for strong Buddhist prac...
by Mason
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Science

What I mean is: results obtained from the scientific method which resonate with Buddhist theory and practice. That there is a black hole at the center of galaxies reminds me of the profound and fundamental emptiness of space and time. What arises in dependence on another (for instance, space depends...
by Mason
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Science

I'm interested in the parallels between science and dharma. Been looking at this page for a bit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermassive_black_hole

Of course I don't understand any of it, but it is certainly poetic and awe inspiring.

I bet Joe could throw some tiles into this thread!
by Mason
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 402
Views: 13043

Re: Music

Here's one for our local Hindu kitten.


by Mason
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Mission
Replies: 35
Views: 602

Re: Mission

From my learning and interpretation/translation of the ancient Buddhist texts: The Buddha talked about three fabrications: body, voice, and mind. Bodily fabrication is breathing; how you breathe will create certain states (results) in the body. Vocal fabrication is inner and outer speech. How you vo...