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I am a Mahayana practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism in the Gelugpa lineage (the lineage of the Dalia Lamas) I took refuge with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In addition to my refuge vows, I also have lifetime lay vows and bodhisattva vows. I've studied extensively all the major areas including the Lam Rim; the Perfection of Wisdom (prajnaparamita); Vowed Morality (vinaya); Middle Way (madyamika); Higher Knowledge (abidharma); Logic and Perception (pramana).

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I am a Mahayana practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism in the Gelugpa lineage (the lineage of the Dalia Lamas) I took refuge with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In addition to my refuge vows, I also have lifetime lay vows and bodhisattva vows. I've studied extensively all the major areas including the Lam Rim; the Perfection of Wisdom (prajnaparamita); Vowed Morality (vinaya); Middle Way (madyamika); Higher Knowledge (abidharma); Logic and Perception (pramana).

One thing that strikes me about Sparkpeople.com is how closely the "practice" of successful weight loss and getting fit and healthy coincide with successful Buddhist practices. If I were to pick one thing that makes Sparkpeople work it's the tracking - this makes you aware of your daily even hourly and minutely activities - this awareness alone will bring things into balance. If I were to pick an over all effect that I would attribute to the success of this program it would be the retraining of your self perception.

To me "practicing" sparkpeople.com is just another aspect of my entire Buddhist practice.
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YOGIJUDE
10/18/2007 11:27:21 PM

Hi,
Just wanting to know if this Buddhist group is still active. I seem to be having a difficult time posting anything. I've been a practicing Tibetan Buddhist for 7 year and really like what you had to say about this health journey having so much to do with karma. I do hope this group is still active. Thanks



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NITAINMN
8/29/2007 1:21:27 AM

Hello:) I found you on Jouletep's page giving directions to cook steel cut oats which I myself love to eat with soy milk along with avocados and got my interest up to pay you a house call! Your page is very interesting. I love the way your thoughts flow so smoothly. I'm looking forward to getting to know better and being friends.



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JOULETEP
8/24/2007 5:57:42 AM

Thanks for the comment! I am taking as much smart balance as I can to get those plant sterols. I have added flaxseed to my diet too. I am eating fruits and vegetables, but I know I am not hitting the daily requirements. I need to add more... I have tried steel cut oats but just didn't like them as much as regular oatmeal. Any suggestions for making them taste better? I hate brown rice, but do love basmati. Is basmati considered brown or do you have to get a special kind? I've started eating oranges again, as of yesterday. I'm not a huge fan of avocado but just tried it this summer for the first time. I cannot eat it plain. Any suggestions? Thanks so much for your help - I really appreciate it.



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NATUREGIRL71
8/22/2007 2:57:58 PM

I appreciate your encouragement on my blog :)
And I'll keep my eyes open for that fructose. Best wishes with your health efforts too!



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KAGEKI
8/14/2007 2:42:18 AM

Thank you for your mail! I'm very curious whether this will really be what fits my views most. As you are futher down this road I trust your insights :)

I checked out the site and it contains a lot of interesting information. A whole lot of information, even just in the first course! How long did it take you to do the whole course (as you're almost finished)?
It looks like something that will take many years -which is of course to be expected from something that is condensed from a training of than 20 years ;)

It's great that they have those audio files - that way I can take it with me when I'm going to London in a few days :D



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