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Where can I find buddhist porn?

December 18, 2014 - 10:56am

I'm looking for hot sweaty buddhist action, porn made by buddhists for buddhists.

Google only returns questions of what the buddha would think of porn.

The following subreddits do not exist. /r/buddhismgonewild /r/buddhistgonewild /r/buddhistsgonewild /r/gonewildbuddhism /r/gonewildbuddhist /r/gonewildbuddhists /r/zengonewild /r/nsfwzen /r/NSFW_Zen /r/nsfwbuddhism /r/NSFW_Buddhism

My "long body of buddha" is the "hard body of buddha" and I can't get no release.

Help a brother out. Peace.

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Question - is there a name for the calming gaze of a Buddhist master?

December 18, 2014 - 10:10am

I seem to recall that certain Buddhist teachers have a practice where they look a person in the eye, and the experience can have a serene effect on the person.

For example, before giving a talk in an auditorium, the speaker may stand up front and look at each person in turn, to get a sense of their presence and acknowledge them.

Does anyone know of this practice? Is there a name for it? Sorry if I'm not explaining this well. Basically, I'm referring to being able to put someone at ease just with eye contact and a sense of openness.

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Question

December 18, 2014 - 8:40am
  1. As a Christian, I've always admired Buddhism and the focus on the betterment of humanity. Is there a possible way to combine these religions?

  2. I've fallen off the path. I'm starting to resent positivity, nature and the unknown. Any suggestions how to get back on the path?

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Help coming to peace with impermanence and non attachment

December 18, 2014 - 6:56am

I struggle with the concepts of non attachment and impermanence in many aspects of my life, despite appreciating the freedom that would come being able to, and the practice and trying to open to this way of being as inspired by Buddhist concepts. Even though I would like to think of myself as embracing change, it brings me suffering, and I especially have trouble accepting these concepts in regards to my relationships with people of all nature. It hurts me to see people come and go from my life, and enjoy each moment with them for what it is.

I would love to hear any thoughts or stories/advice anyone might offer :)

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Humility as a trait one can't be proud of: Recursive ego

December 18, 2014 - 3:50am

When I was younger I sometimes used to think being humble was a kind of game to score points or otherwise take pride in. Then I realized that genuine humility can neither be proud nor ashamed of itself, and adds nothing nor detracts from a person's inherent value.

Has anyone here had a similar realization where the ego of taking pride in humility is leveled, only then revealing an essential truth?

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Reasons to stay in / get out of a friendship

December 18, 2014 - 3:19am

So, after a short rough patch where I did some soul searching and tried to achieve some emotional balance / control, I've stayed friends with my ex.

I have always been trying to learn more things and experience new activities to better myself, something which gives me a certain sense of balance / humility / confidence.

She on the other hand is caught up in the home-work-home cycle and has some family shit to deal with so she's basically not "growing" as a person, not reflecting much etc.

Hence, when she is faced with "tough" decisions, she sometimes comes to me for advice. I don't mind but I try to maintain some balance between outright telling what to do (which she may actually want some times but is not good for her) and just blurting out some platitude to pretend I care. Thing is though that we usually end up with her saying we don't see things the same way and the conversation sort of ends there cause I don't want to push her any further. Of course we may see things differently and she doesn't have to do things the way I do them, but it's usually an excuse to just end the conversation there and she takes no further steps to tackle her issue.

This applies to other friends of course, I'm just citing an example here. If you have few things in common and they don't share your thirst for inward and outward knowledge, what is left for you to "do" with people you "are friends" with?

Do you just remain present in case they need something? I get that offering help when asked might also be an ego boost to me, but the result of the person being helped outweighs the negativity of narcissism, no?

I also catch myself sometimes wanting to share something funny or discuss a matter that concerns me or taking out my frustration etc. and the usual outlet is to text a friend, when I could just as well sit for a bit and think things through.

Maybe I'm being too strict on myself or it's just as simple as I get lonely some times?

Thoughts? :)

Thanks!

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Question about good behavior

December 18, 2014 - 2:41am

Lately I have the feeling that entertainment such as porn, music with violent lyrics, violent video games/comics/tv show, indulge ourself with sugary food... does not help us as human being. I have the feeling they appeal to the animal part of our brain and don't help us to fulfill our potential as human being.

Is there a text in Buddhist literature about this?

Is there a way to discriminate good behavior/bad behavior? Is that even a thing in buddhism?

What do you think about it?

Thanks.

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Buddhists do not worship a deity do they?

December 18, 2014 - 2:25am

Just wondering if Buddhists have a deity that they worship. I don't believe Siddartha is one.

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I want to spend a month on a monastery

December 18, 2014 - 2:24am

Hello /r/Buddhism i would love to spend a month on a real monastery. Does anyone has some tips on how to choose one, getting admission to one or in general how to plan the trip?

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What is your daily routine? Weekly routine?

December 18, 2014 - 2:06am

I am curious to know what time you wake up and go to sleep on an average day? When and how long you meditate? How much do you work? How much exercise? How many meals, prep time? Leisure and relaxation time? Reading and writing time?

On a weekly basis, how time total working? How much total time meditating? Yoga? Exercise? Socializing? Shopping?

Why? You may ask, I am starting to take waking up at 5-6am to meditate seriously and right after doing my 'power hour' of exercise, cook breakfast, and check my email. I can start my work for the day before 7-8am. I am still very new to actually living a mindful life, I have only been interested up until recently without practicing much.

Thank you for honesty and being open.

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Christmas bums me out. Wonder why?

December 18, 2014 - 1:24am

I've never had any real good reason - no bad experiences around the holiday season and whatnot. The whole thing just makes me sad and frustrated. Other than the obvious stuff - not having enough cash for gifts, not having enough time for everyone - I wonder if this is just a symptom of being stuck with living in a materialistic society, with no realistic means to get out of it.

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Drip... Drip... Drip...

December 17, 2014 - 8:31pm

My IV bag drips. My future is uncertain. My heart swells with love.

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Vajrapani in the Pali?

December 17, 2014 - 8:02pm

Hello,

I read that Vajrapani was mentioned as a deity in the Pali but couldn't find where. Can anyone expound on this?

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New to Buddhism and I have a question about attending a Buddhist centre in my town?

December 17, 2014 - 6:45pm

Never having been a religious person, my curiosity was peaked about Buddhism and a while ago I went to the library and picked up a whole lot of Buddhist reading material. I particularly identified with the ideas of meditation and mindfullness.

About a year ago I attended a Sunday gathering at a local Buddhist temple that practiced Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. Everyone was super nice and there was a thought provoking reading, however there was a whole lot of 'worshipping the Buddha' and speaking about Buddha like a God who is watching over us and who we must thank in our every day lives. While I would have liked to learn about mindfullness and other Buddhist teachings more, my non-theistic beliefs put me off going back.

Fast forward one year and I am still very interested in the Buddhist teachings, I have moved cities and found that there is a Buddhist centre in my town. On their website it says they offer weekly meetings with guided meditation, and teaching and discussions. They say that they teach Kadampa Buddhism. I would like to attend but I am worried that they too will waste an hour of my time telling me that "I should be thankful to the Buddha etc etc."

Does anyone here have any experience with Kadampa Buddhism and is able to tell me what I should expect? Thank you.

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What are my options regarding studying Buddhism professionally?

December 17, 2014 - 5:56pm

Hi all, new here and apologies if this is a bad question, but I'm not sure where to start.

I'm going to be finishing my undergrad studies soon, and I'm starting to look at what I might do afterwards. I'd like to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, but I'm trying to keep an open mind. Recently, I've gotten interested in the work of Joseph Campbell and Alan Watts, and by extension, I've become rather interested in eastern religion (Shintoism, Hinduism, Taoisim and of course, Buddhism). I'm wondering what sorts of options there are for studying things along those lines in grad school or seminary? Is there a Buddhist equivalent for a masters in divinity? What programs should I be looking into?

Some quick background: I come from a Christian household, grew up in a evangelical church, and am attending a private Christian liberal arts college and majoring in philosophy. I am not opposed to Christianity, but I'd like to try expanding my horizons, and find eastern thought interesting.

Any advice/suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!

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New to Buddhism and searching for some insight and help.

December 17, 2014 - 5:00pm

I've been taking sociology at my school recently, and during our study of world religions Buddhism has really caught my eye. My teacher went on to explain that Buddhists have many religious texts, and that was a but daunting for me. I know that this subreddit has a small reading list in its sidebar, but I'm curious as to what actual users suggests as good texts for beginners, can anyone help?

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