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KissTheMiMes

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Buddhism
« on: December 06, 2010, 03:35:52 PM »

My girlfriend is very interested in Buddhism, but cannot seem to find any good solid information directly about the religion and their practices. I was just wondering if anyone here knows any good books or even websites that she can check out!
Thank you so much! =}
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Re: Buddhism
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 03:52:02 PM »

A good friend/coworker of mine is a Buddhist.  I could ask him next time I see him.
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Re: Buddhism
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 03:53:42 PM »

That would be very kind and much appreciated! ^_^
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Re: Buddhism
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 06:03:54 PM »

Ogma--  I love your current signature picture.   ;D
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Re: Buddhism
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 11:29:39 AM »

Was I forgotten? Did your friend know anything?
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Re: Buddhism
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 12:15:31 PM »

Was I forgotten? Did your friend know anything?

Haven't seen him in a while.  I've been laid off from December 21-January 17.  Soon as I get back to work, when I catch him, I'll ask him.
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Re: Buddhism
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 06:19:38 PM »

Try this one. If he don't know about....who does?
http://www.dalailama.com/

But keep in mind, there are a number of forms of Buddhism, Tibetan and Zen being just two.
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Re: Buddhism
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011, 01:25:52 PM »

Oh okay! Sorry Snake-Man! =} And thanks for the link DM
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Re: Buddhism
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 07:53:34 PM »

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Re: Buddhism
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011, 08:29:36 PM »

I'm kind of a "casual buddhist" myself. I'd be happy to explain what I can. Buddhanet, as the above poster linked to - is a great resource.

The funny thing about buddhism, is that it is in some ways more of a philosophy than a religion if that makes sense (though the Mahayana schools tend to be more dogmatic and religious like)

I myself, find that it blends well with pagan ideas, and I even know a couple people who consider themselves buddhist christians if you can believe that!

Threre are a few good "primer" books out there I've read also. I'd recommend What Makes you NOT a Buddhist by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse or if you like a more irreverent memoir type style, Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner is a fun read!

I also really recommend reading the Great Heart Sutra - whether interested in Buddhism or not - it's a beautiful piece! Here's a link to a version that's both easy to understand and beautifully written: http://www.fodian.net/English/HeartSutra.pdf
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Re: Buddhism
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011, 03:58:30 PM »

Thanks guys =} I will relay the information and check out the Great Heart Sutra myself!
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