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3 years 6 months ago #107412 by Chris Marti
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Is there a Buddhist Geeks resurrection on tap? Listen:

www.buddhistgeeks.org/
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3 years 6 months ago #107441 by every3rdthought
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Not really 'random dharma' per se - more like random adharma - but the accusations around Sogyal Rinpoche which have been around for quite a while look like they may be coming to a head, and he has 'stepped back':

www.lionsroar.com/letter-to-sogyal-rinpo...s-abuse-allegations/

Matthieu Ricard has also written a blog piece (which I find a bit victim-blamey) on this and on the silence of the Dalai Lama:

www.matthieuricard.org/en/blog/posts/a-point-of-view--2
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3 years 6 months ago #107463 by Andy
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The Buddhist Geeks podcast is showing some signs of life again. Vincent has a new episode up: www.buddhistgeeks.org/
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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #107465 by Chris Marti
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Dude - look up-thread three posts ^

:P
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3 years 6 months ago #107470 by Andy
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Chris Marti wrote: Dude - look up-thread three posts ^

:P


Yeesh! You miss a post, you miss a lot!

Actually, I'm wondering if there might be an AN "feature" that caught me. I've often noticed that if I open AwakeNetwork to /forum so that it shows the unread items indicators on topics, then close the page and reenter the site, the unread indicators go away.

I would expect the unread indicator to go away only when I enter the thread. I suspect that's what I did and therefore missed Chris's post.

Anyone else see this behavior?
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3 years 6 months ago #107471 by Chris Marti
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Yes.

What happens to me is that all the unread indicators vanish once I've visited the site and accessed the forums. Even if I don't visit or read the unread topics the formerly unread item flags will disappear and those topics will appear as read items on my next visit.

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3 years 6 months ago #107472 by Andy
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With this setup, it's sometimes the case that I miss posts (as I demonstrated above :blush:) If I'm coming back to AwakeNetwork after a few days, I don't always have the time to look through the topics in one shot, so I try to leave a browser tab open to work around this issue. If I forget, and open another tab, it clears out the indications.

My experience on other forums is that unread indications only go away once I visit a particular topic. Also, there is often a "Mark All Topics Read" button. This helps when you want to catch up on very busy sites, but don't want to visit each topic to flag it as read.

I'm curious if such a thing is available here, and if so, would there be an interest in turning it on?

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3 years 6 months ago #107474 by Chris Marti
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Tom will know a helluva lot more than I do but a bit of Googling around I just did tells me "fixing" this might require an upgrade of the AN forum software.
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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #107478 by Chris Marti
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New Buddhist Geeks podcast: Meditating on Psychedelics
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3 years 6 months ago #107479 by Andy
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Chris Marti wrote: New Buddhist Geeks podcast: Meditating on Psychedelics


That appears to be some sort of weird error. This is an old episode, as far as I can tell: soundcloud.com/buddhistgeeks/bg-377-meditating-on-mushrooms

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3 years 6 months ago #107480 by Noah
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The new ones called stirrings from the bardo. I like it. Vince sounds more dark & cynical than before.
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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #107481 by Andy
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The latest post is actually the one on psychedelics. It turns out that there's an accompanying article on Medium that gives some context around the series. It's not on the web page. It's only listed on the show note in the podcast itself. I spoke with Vince about it yesterday, and he's now put up the link to that article on the main page: www.buddhistgeeks.org

Re: "darker Vince". I agree--I like that tone too. I'm really looking forward to see where he goes with it.
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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #107494 by every3rdthought
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I don't always love neuroscience but this was a great piece problematising the idea of 'emotional intelligence,' the concept of a 'lizard brain,' and the idea that we can use cognition to control emotion - with a discussion of 'emotional granularity' and, in particular, the benefit of using varied words for emotion that made me a bit thoughtful about noting practice (though it's not explicitly mentioned):

nautil.us/issue/51/limits/emotional-inte...ence-needs-a-rewrite
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3 years 6 months ago #107495 by Chris Marti
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Great article - thanks!
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3 years 6 months ago #107530 by every3rdthought
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Another interesting neuroscience piece, which despite being ostensibly about psychedelics is mainly about the self:

aeon.co/essays/psychedelics-work-by-viol...f-self-and-the-world

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3 years 6 months ago #107532 by cedric reeves
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thehermitage.ca/retreats/winter/schedule
this may be of interest to people here. Daniel announced it on the DhO, as well. I am planing on going on this retreat in November. Shannon is a great teacher.
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3 years 6 months ago #107567 by every3rdthought
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A great koan resource -

www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/2017/07...mons-koan-index.html

This index lists the koans of the three central collections used in Harada-Yasutani lineages of Zen:

GG: Gateless Gate (a.k.a. Wumenguan, Wu-men-kuan, Mumonkan) – 48 cases
BCR: Blue Cliff Record (a.k.a. Biyan Lu, Pi-yen Lu, Hekiganroku) – 100 cases
BOS: Book of Serenity (a.k.a. Book of Equanimity, Congrong Lu, Ts’ung-jung Lu, Shoyoroku) – 100 cases

Some koans appear in more than one collection, and the total number of different koans is 210.* This index, when complete, will list all 210 cases, with links to posts providing the text of each case, plus a number of comments and verses. The order of the koans is roughly chronological with koans that have the same “main character” grouped together.

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3 years 6 months ago #107571 by Andy
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Thanks! This is a fantastic resource.

If you're interested in koans even a little bit, it's hard to go wrong by checking out John Tarrant and his fantastic Zenosaurus koan course.

Read Why Play with Koans for an introduction, then visit Zenosaurus itself. Click on "View Zenosaurus Index" near the top of the page. Then, start at the bottom of the list with "0 – Introduction: What Zen 2.0 Means"
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3 years 6 months ago #107575 by Chris Marti
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I love koans. I have the Blue Ciff Record, the Book of Serenity and all of Dogen's koans in print form. I'm a koan nerd.

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3 years 6 months ago #107584 by Tom Otvos
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Chris Marti wrote: I love koans. I have the Blue Ciff Record, the Book of Serenity and all of Dogen's koans in print form. I'm a koan nerd.


Are the answers at the back of the book?

-- tomo

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3 years 6 months ago #107585 by Philip
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Are the answers at the back of the book?

Only for the odd numbered ones :silly: .

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3 years 6 months ago #107586 by Chris Marti
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Are the answers at the back of the book?


There are answers?

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3 years 6 months ago #107592 by shargrol
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There is a grilled cheese sandwich.
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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #107684 by Kacchapa
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Monkeys shown to posses meta-cognition
(Not an inspiringly insightful interpretation by the researchers though.)
I wonder if they could be rewarded for and taught concentration and mindfulness practices, and if that would be humane?
www.rochester.edu/newscenter/monkey-sees...etacognition-266392/
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3 years 5 months ago #107704 by every3rdthought
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More on Jim Carrey's enlightenment... he's currently at the 'embarass yourself in public by talking about your spiritual awakening inappropriately' phase :)

consequenceofsound.net/2017/09/there-is-...pet-interview-watch/
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