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  1. http://www.padmasana.hr/exebitionOfRelics.htm
  2. Testi (zimskih in metinih) čajev so bili objavljeni v decembrski številki revije, ki jo izdaja Zveza potrošnikov Slovenije (članek je plačljiv, razen za člane): http://www.zps.si/hrana-in-pijaca/kakovost-zivil/test-metini-in-zimski-caji.html?Itemid=414 Nekoliko poenostavljeno je test obsegal okus in vsebnost pesticidov. Najslabšo oceno je prejel "Sadni čaj fratra Bernarda z okusom gozdnih sadežev", ki ga izdeluje Herba medica d.o.o. Fotografija čaja: http://www.herba-medica.si/caji-in-ostalo/ Ta čaj (z največjo vsebnostjo pesticidov na testu in "slabim" okusom) naj bi bil sicer izbran na javnem razpisu in naj bi ga večkrat dnevno pilo več kot 8.000 otrok v vrtcih v Ljubljani! Kasneje so nekateri mediji poročali, da so omenjeni čaj umaknili iz vseh vrtcev v Ljubljani: http://24ur.com/novice/slovenija/sporni-caj-umaknili-iz-vrtcevskih-kuhinj.html
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    Buddhism And Political Views

    It seems that there are two ways of connecting "the political" with "the Buddhist". At some point religious ideas can also be applied on the wider, societal level (like the question of abortion, euthanasia, spread of wealth, use of military force etc.). E.g. Gandhi being a good example of this. And secondly, there are some characteristics that in a simplified version of political reality can be attributed to the people of left or right-wing political orientation, as the latter is somehow based also on individual's psychology. Some good some bad, depending mostly on the concrete application, I guess. But in any way, this question is not to be generalized on the concrete political situation, as politicians from all sides can be (or even tend to be) corrupt.
  4. Good evening , Each person has a kind of set of values that are eventually also societal (i.e. they relate also to the arrangement of common matters in the society), so they are also political. There are various ways of theoretical distribution of such political beliefs, more or less conceptually complicated, the most simple being two-sided: left-wing or right-wing orientation. Beside the dogmatical systemization of political views, more interesting seems their psychological origin - and above mentioned right v. left wing orientation seems to be primarily based on the relation of each individual towards the authority. To simplify: left-wing rejects authority, right-wing accepts authority, in its extreme left-wing is anarchism (no authority at all), right wing fascism (completely blind adoration of authority). I.e. one can easily see this pattern in Slovene right and left wing (why some parties on the left dissolved, how the right wing is under one man's command - united and more dedicated). Left-wing is more about thinking (reason), self-depreciation (humor), ressentiment, social causes, rights of minorities and human rights, right-wing is more about faith, loyalty, respect, taking oneself (too) seriously and about being able and willing to take care of oneself, not depending on others. So, where do Buddhist beliefs fit in this simple(st) political specter? Thank You . Best regards, Draftsman
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    Vegetarijanski Obroki

    The law about food in schools is now at the government: judging by the quick check (ctrl+f vege) the ministry completely ignored our remarks . To find the proposal of the law, go here http://www.vlada.si/si/delo_vlade/gradiva_v_obravnavi/ and then search a part of the name of the law (Zakon o šolski prehrani) with ctrl+f. ---- Zakon o šolski prehrani je zdaj na vladi - sodeč po hitrem pregledu (ctrl+f vege), je ministrstvo povsem ignoriralo naše pripombe . Predlog zakona poiščete tako, da greste sem http://www.vlada.si/si/delo_vlade/gradiva_v_obravnavi/ in potem iščete del imena zakona (Zakon o šolski prehrani) s ctrl+f.
  6. Good morning , I recently stumbled upon this information: "Mipham, a great Tibetan master who lived around the late 1800s, was a kind of Himalayan Leonardo da Vinci. He is said to have invented a clock, a cannon, and an airplane. But once each of them was complete, he destroyed it, saying it would only be the cause of further distraction." So, do You think that the text above should be understood as if given the inclinatios of the human beings, better that the technical progress never happened? Thank You . Best regards, Draftsman
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    Vegetarjanstvo V šoli

    English version Taken from the website of one kindergarden: http://vrtec-vrhnika.si/articles.php?lng=sl&pg=68 The opinion of the experts of the Paediatric clinic is that the institutions like kindergarden are not obliged to prepare or provide vegetarian food, since vegetarian food after the second year can be perhaps harmless under strict controlled and expensive preparation (while there are no scientific evidence that it is beneficial). In practice the structure (variety) of vegetarian food is often insufficient (lacking something) due to expert or economic reasons and as such even harmful for the health and that's why it is not recommended in general. (source: Opinion on the suitability of vegetarian food in educational-caring foundations, 32nd regular session of the RSK for paediatry, 24.5.06) Slovene version S spletne strani enega izmed vrtcev: http://vrtec-vrhnika.si/articles.php?lng=sl&pg=68 Mnenje strokovnjakov pediatrične klinike je, da ustanove kot je vrtec niso dolžne pripravljati /zagotavljati vegetarijanske prehrane, saj je vegetarijanska prehrana po drugem letu morda lahko ob strogo nadzorovani in dragi sestavi neškodljiva (nobenih znanstvenih dokazov pa ni, da bi bila koristna). V praksi je sestava vegetarijanske prehrane zaradi strokovnih in ekonomskih vzrokov pogosto pomanjkljiva in kot taka zdravju celo škodljiva in je zato splošno ne priporočajo. (vir: Mnenje o primernosti vegetarijanske prehrane v VVZ, 32.redna seja RSK za pediatrijo, 24.5.06)
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    Vegetarjanstvo V šoli

    Good morning/Dobro jutro, English version: There is an article about this in today's Dnevnik. They checked a few schools, some have around 40 vegetarians (out of 400 pupils). Some schools adapt others don't, so I guess there is no clear rule. OŠ Ledina has vegetarian snack, but no vegetarian lunch (since lunches are prepared elsewhere, where they don't cook vegetarian), some schools have both vegetarian options (OŠ Trnovo, OŠ Karel Destovnik Kajuh, OŠ Fužine - the latter without tofu and such "special foods"). The champion of anti-vegetarianism is the principal of OŠ Prule, Dušan Merc: "Special food needs are for us only needs, which are derived from health reasons, not out of world view or belief of the parents. We wouldn't prepare special meals even for extra payment. Food must be in accordance with the doctrine of eating, which is based on the needs of people, who are growing up." Last time I checked the Constitution the right of parents to raise their children in accordance with their beliefs was above the opinion of a principal . Parents have the right to provide their children with a religious and moral upbringing in accordance with their beliefs (41st article). As long as both meat eating and vegetarian eating diet can be healthy for children, state should allow parents to choose among both options, no? In a connected story - I just found out that the remarks to the proposal of the Law on school food are accepted tomorrow latest by email. . Slovenska različica: O tem je članek v današnjem Dnevniku. Pregledali so nekaj šol, nekatere imajo okrog 40 vegetarijancev (od 400 učencev). Nekatere šole se prilagodijo, druge ne, torej očitno ni jasnega pravila. OŠ Ledina ima vegetarijansko malico, a ne kosila (kosila pripravljajo drugje, kjer ne kuhajo vegetarijansko), druge šole nudijo oba vegetarijanska obroka (OŠ Trnovo, OŠ Karel Destovnik Kajuh, OŠ Fužine - slednja brez tofuja ipd. "posebnih jedi"). Prvak anti-vegetarijanizma je ravnatelj OŠ Prule, Dušan Merc: "Posebne prehranske potrebe so za nas le potrebe, ki izvirajo iz zdravstvenih vzrokov, ne pa iz svetovnega nazora ali prepričanja staršev. Posebnih obrokov ne bi pripravljali niti za dodatno plačilo. Prehrana mora biti v skladu z doktrino prehranjevanja, ki temelji na potrebah odraščajočih ljudi," Zadnjič, ko sem preveril Ustavo, je bila pravica staršev, da vzgajajo otroke v skladu s svojimi prepričanji nad mnenjem ravnatelja . Starši imajo pravico, da v skladu s svojim prepričanjem zagotavljajo svojim otrokom versko in moralno vzgojo (41. člen). Kolikor je tako mesna kot tudi vegetarijanska dieta lahko zdrava za otroke, bi morala država dovoliti staršem, da izbirajo med obema različicama, mar ne? V povezani zgodbi - ravnokar sem ugotovil, da je pripombe k predlogu Zakona o šolski prehrani možno podati še jutri po e-pošti . Best regards, Draftsman
  9. A 25 minutes documentary, a compilation of statements from the ordinary Tibetans about His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Olympic games, China in general. Filmed by two Tibetans, amateurs, who traveled around Tibet on a motorbike and asked people for their opinion. The tapes were smuggled to the West. Both film-makers were consequently imprisoned in China and are now awaiting trial. A documentary can be viewed here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8048230761996582635# The website about the project: http://www.leavingfearbehind.com/index.php About the film: Leaving Fear Behind (in Tibetan, Jigdrel) is a heroic film shot by Tibetans from inside Tibet, who longed to bring Tibetan voices to the Beijing Olympic Games. With the global spotlight on China as it rises to host the XXIX Olympics, Tibetans wish to tell the world of their plight and their heartfelt grievances against Chinese rule. The footage was smuggled out of Tibet under extraordinary circumstances. The filmmakers were detained soon after sending their tapes out, and remain in detention today. In a remarkable coincidence, filming concluded in early March 2008 on the eve of the eruption of unprecedented mass Tibetan protests across the Tibetan plateau. Shot primarily in the eastern provinces of Tibet, the film provides a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the Tibetan people and their longstanding resentment of Chinese policies in Tibet. The filmmakers traversed thousands of miles, asking ordinary Tibetans what they really feel about the Dalai Lama, China, and the Olympic Games. The filmmakers gave their subjects the option of covering their faces, but almost all of the 108 people interviewed agreed to have their faces shown on film, so strong was their desire to express themselves to the world. Excerpts from twenty of the interviews, including a self-recorded interview of the filmmaker himself, are included in the 25 minute film. The footage reveals with stark clarity that Tibetans are frustrated and embittered by the deterioration and marginalization of Tibetan language and culture; the destruction of the lifestyle of Tibetan nomads through Chinese forced settlement policies; the lack of religious freedom and the vilification of the Dalai Lama; and the broken promises made by the Chinese government to improve conditions in Tibet in the run up to the Olympic games. All are united in their reverence for the Dalai Lama and long for him to return, and as some even dream, to attend the Olympic Games.
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    Tv Oddaja Sveto In Svet - 11. 11. 2009

    Okrogla miza o predlogu Družinskega zakonika (vključno z: uvedbo zakonske zveze istospolnih, posvajanja otrok s strani istospolnih parov itd.) Eden izmed gostov je bil Lama Shenpen Rinpoče. Oddajo si lahko ogledate tule: http://tvslo.si/predvajaj/v-korist-otroka/ava2.50067443/. Rinpoče je podal dve izjavi - prva se začne ob 11:03, druga pa ob 69:55 (obe sta v angleščini s slovenskimi podnapisi).
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    H1n1 Influenza (swine Flu)

    The website of Jane Burgermeister, the woman who filed criminal charges against some top politicians, UN and WHO, claiming that the swine flu (and the "accidentally" lethal bird flu vaccine) are actually a part of a conspiracy created in the elite circles in order to decrease the world population. Interestingly, in the past she wrote for magazines like Nature and British Medical Journal, so she must know something about the topic in question. An article about her actions: http://www.naturalnews.com/026503_pandemic_swine_flu_bioterrorism.html
  12. Good evening, Among the most popular toys for young girls nowadays are dolls called Winx. Similar to Barbies. As one can see http://www.winxigre.org/winx-make-up.php these dolls are build completely unproportionately - their legs are almost 2/3 of their whole body, they are very slim, tall, supposedly good looking with perfect figure, heavy make-up, they can wear only high-heels, have an abundance of clothes etc. It's no secret that toy manufacturers invest millions in "profiling" children, in creating ways of "hooking them" (since children tend to love kitsch ), knowing that the easiest way to seal the deal is by getting the child to pressure the parents to buy him or her something . Once the product-doll is sold, the girls are given the image of an unrealistic womanhood, with lots of subliminal "commercial" messages, aimed to transform them in avid consumers. I wouldn't be surprised, if there is a connection between playing with such dolls in early childhood and developing eating disorders like bulimia in adolescence or later on . No to say that all toys-dolls are inappropriate. Many are very nice and can help the child to develop some beneficial characteristics, like caretaking etc . The question would be: what if a child gets acquainted with such "perversely commerciall" dolls either through friends or through gifts from other people - and likes it - should one just take the toys away, although the child might not be able to understand such act as beneficial (due to attachment ), or is it an exaggeration to think that playing with such dolls can be psychologically damageful in the long term ? Thank You . Best regards, Draftsman
  13. Good morning , It seems that when we try to observe our mind, we can eventually notice "gross" aspects of tricks our ego is playing with us. Yet, since ego seems to be so strong, even in this self-critical reflection, the ego is already present, saying to ourselves how good we are for being so self critical. The question would be: when we indulge in such self-reflecting dialectics (a sort of analytical meditation, I guess) does this represent spiritual progress (since we make effort to notice ego tricks, yet are unable to completely irradicate them through analysis, and instead ego trick surface on a new level), or is it all just a waste of time (i.e. the ego is just trying to grab it's tail - a fruitless game intended to give ourselves the false feeling of spiritual progress). If the latter answer is correct, I wonder, what is the right way to progress through analysis on our level, when we are not yet developed enough to out-root the ego completely. Thank You . Best regards, Draftsman
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    Sand Painting

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    Tv Oddaja Duhovni Utrip - 16. 10. 2009

    Budistična kongregacija Dharmaling je organizirala dobrodelno predstavo tibetanskih menihov iz Sera Jhe samostana v Indiji (informacije o dogodku z nekaj fotografijami najdete tukaj: http://www.napovednik.com/dogodek114822_svete_pesmi_in_plesi_tibeta). Tv oddaja Duhovni utrip je posnela nekaj izsekov nastopa in intervjujala Lamo Shenpen Rinpočeja (http://tvslo.si/predvajaj/duhovni-utrip/ava2.47480839/) (glej prvih 7:20 minut, Rinpočejeve izjave so v angleščini s slovenskimi podnapisi).
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