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Virtual Hangout #45 - Shared screen with speaker view
Tim Hawk
16:03
Hi
Andy K. - Moderator
17:21
[LINK] Follow the live transcript —> https://otter.ai/u/facGRhkQVd4jsb_ejwOx9yROIrY
Peter Rossner
19:03
Hi everyone … greetings from Montreal.
Stephanie Savage
19:27
Hi from Bennington, Vermont
Andy K. - Moderator
19:34
Hi Peter, greetings from Boulder! :)
Quilley Powers
20:13
Mickey Hart says “God is Sound.”
Marianne Kreissig
20:23
Oh so much looking forward to this interview about music and mantra!!
64210
20:32
Hello dharma friends from Jane In New Zealand.
Andy K. - Moderator
20:50
Hi Jane! Glad you can make it :)
64210
21:10
Thank you AndyK <3
64210
21:57
What is spiritual bypassing? Keep on hearing the phrase but no comprende.
Donna ElHayek
25:11
Kind of make it your state of being, in constant conscious giving of the light? I like that.
Hangout Guy
28:59
Link to Korean presentation tomorrow night?
Andy K. - Moderator
29:44
Hey Hangout Guy - I’ll ask Andrew for it during the Q+A. Thanks! :)
Norbu
33:39
Merit - spiritual bitcoin?
Donna (Lornaj)
34:32
Q for the Q&A time. (should we hold our questions?) Can the being transferring their merit tell how much you may already have? I realize that this is kind of asking along the lines of having a bank account of merit, so this may be an irrelevant question.
Linda Beutner
35:37
please repeat the informationfor Andrews program with
Linda Beutner
36:08
KD
Wendy Lund
37:40
Is merit adversely affected when we do something to gain merit for yourself rather than acting selflessly?
Nicole Miccio
38:07
Is accumulating karma the same as accumulating merit?
Wendy Lund
38:11
When we send "blessings" to someone are we giving our merit to them?
Peter Rossner
40:14
It is literally by virtue of merit that one takes precious human birth.
Hangout Guy
41:57
Recommended by someone during the Pure Land retreat about merit:https://smile.amazon.com/Morphic-Resonance-Nature-Formative-Causation/dp/1594773173/ref=pd_ybh_a_9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=X4GXV3PSYGATPKG919KE
Bower, Virginia
43:13
I think we must consider industrialized animal production, esp. in terms of planetary health--we've been advised that factory farming is a huge contributor to climate change
Linda Borland
43:25
I heard there's a mantra you can say and blow on meat that encourages a human rebirth for the animal you consume.
Peter Rossner
43:39
Impossible burger!
David Wimberly
44:04
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche ate meat.
Louisa G Bruguier
44:16
temple
Louisa G Bruguier
44:25
Graydon
Kirsten Roth
44:31
Temle grandon
Kathy Rhyne - Indianapolis
44:31
Temple grandin
Jill Dunphy
44:34
Grandon
Cassandra Nelson-Torres
45:11
Temple Grandin
Linda Borland
45:42
kosher makes an attempt at minimizing the pain to the animal.
Kirsten Roth
45:58
My first teacher a Rinpoche said that eating meat was all about intention and one’s level of appreciation of the life they’re giving.
David Wimberly
48:48
Eating any food grown via industrial agriculture involves an astonishing amount of harm and suffering. So very many small organisms killed by plowing or by using agrochemicals or by destroying/damaging the homes/habitats of animals and plants, etc., etc.
FUSION’s iPad
48:49
our society’s acceptance of factory farming must somehow be contributing to the state of the world today,including being so susceptible to the virus
Andy K. - Moderator
49:18
Norbu to EveryoneBuddha's advice to his sangha: it's OK to eat meat, as long as the animal is not slaughtered specifically for the individual. No supermarkets back then...
Cassandra Nelson-Torres
49:43
What is the Tibetan view of euthanasia?
David Wimberly
49:46
I suggest most vegetarian food causes more suffering than eating meat grown in a family farm. It is certainly all about suffering!
Vegetarian Hangout Guy
50:15
In my experience Buddhists in Nepal today say the same thing as Norbu (via Andy) said.
Bower, Virginia
51:16
Harvesting veggies doesn't produce blood and overt/observable suffering! Granted, there are many ways to "grow vegetables," some superior to others, some which cause lots of harm
Linda Borland
52:58
Trungpa Rinpoche spoke of the numbers of insects killed in harvesting grain. it's impossible to be free of killing, but what's important is not to be inured to it.
David Wimberly
59:50
We often don’t see the shocking harms of growing fruits and vegetables because they are more subtle and we are not trained to notice this. Even the carnage caused to living beings by our methods of transportation and distribution of foods is astonishingly huge, ominous, even an enormity.
Norbu
01:03:14
Tibetan word for meditation: Gom, repetition, habituation.
David Wimberly
01:03:39
This enormity of harm and suffering caused extends to most every sector of modern life - but it is hidden from most of us. It is so large that it is unraveling the integrity of the biology of Earth. Hence climate catastrophe and environmental devastation that threatens all. So this is a super important issue to investigate deeply and to work with with an open mind of compassion and wisdom.
Sonja Pettingill
01:07:48
RigPaTony
Carina Notivoli
01:11:44
Thanks so much for tonight! I need to go to another class.
Tim Hawk
01:13:45
Thank you so much Andrew for addressing all our questions so thoughtfully with patience and understanding
Tony Reis
01:17:54
Hi guys. This is Tony Reis if you'd like to talk about what I mentioned a moment ago contact me at tonyreishealer@gmail.comBig thanks to all this neat sangha
Donna (Lornaj)
01:18:50
Thank you so much.
Linda Borland
01:18:56
Andrew I really love what you said at the beginning about applying Tonglen to watching the news. you're right-there is so much suffering that comes to our attention. thanks for the means of responding to it instantly.
Norbu
01:22:14
Personal merit can lead to birth in the God Realms - still within samsara and eventually exhausted, leading to birth in a lower realm.
Louisa G Bruguier
01:25:25
Thank-you Tony.
Stephanie Ramer
01:25:42
Andrew, your “bar” isn’t (set) low— it only appears that way because you truly are tall! :)
Vegetarian Hangout Guy
01:26:14
She’s right. He almost dissolved
Maureen Christine
01:26:54
what is the relationship between paramis and merit?
Louisa G Bruguier
01:26:55
I saw that too. Funny!!!
Kimberly Amatullah
01:28:26
hi, was wandering where I can find the pure land sutras?
Peter Rossner
01:28:59
Wondering if/when the teaching with Robert Thurman will be available in recorded form.
Peter Rossner
01:29:59
Will there be access through NC?
Sonja Pettingill
01:30:31
… it’s recorded - available immediately for those that signed up… write to Justin at frontdesk@menla.org and ask if you can purchase
Sonja Pettingill
01:30:40
purblind teachings that it
Sonja Pettingill
01:30:45
pureland!!!
wendy lund
01:31:34
I was unable to attend last weekends workshop. Will it be made available as an online class?
Quilley Powers
01:34:32
super beautiful sharing, Andrew
Laura Kelly
01:35:07
ye! Love that one!
Mary Rose Redlin
01:35:23
Andrew, thank you for being you and sharing.
Tony Reis
01:35:27
I've had some difficulty responding to some folks on chat I apologise. but contact me at tonyreishealer@gmail.com. sorry for my difficulty navigating the chat.
Kimberly Amatullah
01:35:43
thanks
Norbu
01:36:28
Thank you Andrew for sharing this inspirational gratitude to past incarnations.
berylmallinson
01:41:04
Will Johnson focuses on working with contractions through breathwork
Kimberly Amatullah
01:41:21
sounds like ton ling meditation where you touch so
Kimberly Amatullah
01:41:44
touch someone with your mind
berylmallinson
01:41:53
Will Johnson uses among other techniques Hollow Bamboo breathing
David Wimberly
01:41:59
The Otter live transcript is hilarious! So many wrong assumptions of what Andrew and others have actually said. Particularly the Buddhist and such terms are often mis-transcribed.
Norbu
01:43:11
When a Tibetan master touches foreheads with you it's a truly exceptional experience.
Ralph Goodrum
01:44:14
kum nye massage might be something to explore
Katy Wolf
01:44:16
So much gratitude for everyone’s heartfelt sharing. What a blessing to be here with you all!
Eveline
01:45:06
thank you, Andy and Andrew! have a wonderful day, everyone : )
Tim Hawk
01:45:10
Thank You All-Namaste!
Quilley Powers
01:45:20
great gratitude
Kathy Sun
01:45:21
thank you so much Andrew and andty! amazing
Kimberly Amatullah
01:45:29
thanks everyone, Andrew🙏
Bower, Virginia
01:45:31
Merci beaucoup, Andrew, Andy, and all of you--lovely spending time with you all today--uplifting, insightful!!
Linda Rae
01:45:51
Thank you! 🙏🏼
Sonja Pettingill
01:45:51
thanks again for your brilliance and kindness!!