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Linda Blanchard
Linda Blanchard
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RE: Hello from Oak Creek, Wisconsin!

Hi Mark, great to hear from you. It's been pretty quiet around here for a while now, I think ever since the website got hacked a year or more ago. Th...

3 months ago
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Re: Western practice of Tibeten Buddhism

Interesting questions, Ryokan. I hope some Westerners who have or have had a Tibetan Buddhist practice will come by and answer from their personal exp...

1 year ago
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Notes on Doug Smith's Video on Dependent Origination

It's about time, I guess, that I got around to watching this video of Doug's on my favorite subject, and I'm sorry I didn't do so much earlier. I may ...

1 year ago
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RE: Hello from Japan

Regarding all that, Ryokan, two things:First, when trying, as a native English speaker, to explain Buddhism to other native English speakers, I have t...

1 year ago
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RE: Welcome to the new community

@cmcosmos Sounds like you've got a great family, as well as a challenging job -- built a great life.

1 year ago
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RE: the use “sexual preference”

Hi Brian. Thanks for pointing this out. I've updated the term to "sexual orientation" as you suggested.

1 year ago
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On writing, and family

I love Scrivener, too!Not sure if Linda is your second wife or if she is the first, from whom you are divorced. I am divorced, too, and people find it...

1 year ago
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RE: Hello from Japan

All that made good sense, so you have no problem I can see with your translation into English.I think you are right that the Buddha doesn't tell us --...

1 year ago
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RE: Hello from Japan

Yes, that did answer my question, thanks. The idea of growing up in a culture with Buddhism in the foreground instead of Christianity fascinates me, s...

1 year ago
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RE: Welcome to the new community

@cmcosmos Thanks for asking about my writing. Since I'm not sure which sort of writing you'd like to read I'm going to go overboard and list several p...

1 year ago
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How we practice

@cmcosmos Honestly, I meditate way less these days than I used to, though it slips into my life almost daily a little bit at a time, just when I need ...

1 year ago
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RE: Secular Buddhist Ministry Certifications?

I have no official status around here so I'm just going to share my thoughts on certifications. While I can see how useful it would be, I lean more st...

1 year ago
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Just Saying NO to dead forums!

@jason Yep, the Secular Buddhist forum has been pretty dead, you're right. But I've set the intention to check in regular in the hope that we can kick...

1 year ago
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RE: Welcome to the new community

@cmcosmos Hi Carlos! Like you, it was reading Batchelor's Buddhism Without Beliefs that really drew me in to investigate Buddhism. And like you, it's ...

1 year ago
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RE: Lotus Sutra

I'm not particularly familiar with the Lotus Sutra, since my practice and study of Buddhism centers around the older talks passed on via Theravada, bu...

1 year ago
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