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Buddhism is fascinating as a spiritual practice and as collection of rather sophisticated philosophies. There is something very manly about its emphasis on mental discipline and self awareness. I'll be posting discussions and links, enjoy!

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Started by EA Burt. Last reply by john evens Dec 27, 2015. 4 Replies

Hey guys. So I don't practice Buddhism(and likely know very little); I'm a member of a Christian faith, but from what I've seen of it, there's obviously something to be gained in this area and I find…Continue

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Comment by Kit on December 26, 2013 at 3:28pm

Delighted that there is a buddhism group here after trawling through the other pages of faith groups! Great to meet you all guys - Chris 18 london here :)

Comment by Steve_J on September 20, 2011 at 11:35am
Just got a copy of 'What Buddha taught' as recommended on here.
Comment by Steve_J on September 9, 2011 at 12:45pm
It's been a while since I posted on here. The meditation is going wonderfully well thank you.
Comment by Netza R. on June 28, 2011 at 6:15pm

hows that working out for you Steve? I started studying it as well and tried it several times before I regretably stopped doing it... I plan on getting back to it soon

Comment by Steve_J on June 22, 2011 at 11:25am
Hello. I've just started to learn about meditation and mindfulness.
Comment by William Stubler on November 8, 2010 at 11:34pm
Hey Netza, good call. Here's a scene from the Korean film "Spring Summer Fall Winter... and Spring." I was looking for something suitably manly and Buddhist. Of course, any other pictures are welcome. Btw, this is a great movie.
Comment by Netza R. on November 8, 2010 at 11:17pm
hey william just a suggestion but it be great if we can get a cool buddhist display picture to represent the group
Comment by Netza R. on November 1, 2010 at 3:17pm
Recently it´s been a lot of latin american history, since colonial times to the present, but generally I´ve been interested in everything, since ancient greece(especially ancient greek philosophy and politics) japanese history, and I´ve also had a great deal of interest in the French Revolution, mostly documentaries, but I´d like to read some books as well. I read a book a on religious history about a year or two ago when that was more of my thing... now a days mostly anything to do with revolution, philosphy and enlightening really grasps my attention
Comment by Netza R. on October 28, 2010 at 3:18pm
yeah, nothing like viewing things with the least amount prejudice in order to see more clearly. I saw in another discussion that your a history major, that´s really cool, i´ve been catching up on a lot of history myself, most recently on mexican history, but also in general... what history do you dig the most?
Comment by Netza R. on October 22, 2010 at 6:37pm
whats up guys, its cool we have a buddhist group even though were just getting started... just as a personal intro, im mexican and was raised catholic, which I still was up to about last year, I even took a trip to Jerusalem with a couple other guys... anyway my own personal journey lead me away from catholicism and toward a sort of lay-buddhism.. well, aren´t we all? As a foundation, i read What the Buddha Taught, The Teachings of Buddha (which i still read), the Dhammapada and a book on Mindfulness which Im still reading as well to learn the proper way to medidate.
anyhow, even though I like to keep an open mind and not get completely caught up in one philosophy, I think the buddhist view of the universe, looking at things as they are without distinctions, has really helped shape the way I view everything and others; you still strive to be the best you can be but your motivation is different, you no longer do things out of fear of some ancient law or trying to ¨save¨ your nonexistent individual self (although you experience things individually your actions are not isolated), you learn to view things in a more holistic and collective perspective even though at first its very hard...
theres a lot more, but what do you all think?
 

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