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Re: All Things Chod--Links and Upcoming Events

Postby Fa Dao » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:36 pm

good one! but sadly I am not that advanced..
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Losal Samten » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:49 am

Karma Chagme’s Aspiration Prayer of the Pure Realm of Sukhavati

http://www.kagyulibrary.hk/cms/uploads/ ... /58-en.pdf
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Losal Samten » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:45 pm

Mother's Lap wrote:Karma Chagme’s Aspiration Prayer of the Pure Realm of Sukhavati

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Drukpa Kagyu chant of the Aspiration Prayer for Sukhavati.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dkibm9fmue59x ... havati.mp3
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ཨོཾ་ཧ་ནུ་པྷ་ཤ་བྷ་ར་ཧེ་ཡེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ།།
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Losal Samten » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:02 am

Medicine Buddha (Sk: Bhaishajyaguru, Tib: Sangye Menla, Jp: Yakushi Nyorai, Ch: Yaoshi Fo) Sutra

http://web.singnet.com.sg/~alankhoo/HealingSutra.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/az2/karmadorje ... uddha.html
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Losal Samten » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:12 am

The Gateway to Sukhavati by The Fifth Dalai Lama (1617-1682)

https://static.squarespace.com/static/5 ... itabha.pdf
Lacking mindfulness, we commit every wrong. - Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
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Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

Postby seeker242 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:11 pm

Curious, is The Bodhidharma Anthology considered to be a definitive account of Bodhidharma and his teachings? I read that previously Bodhidharma actual teaching and life, etc. were somewhat suspect of being genuine Bodhidharma. Does the finding of this text settle the matter once and for all?
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Re: All Things Chod--Links and Upcoming Events

Postby DechenNamdrol » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:15 pm

http://www.machigling.ca/announcements/ ... o-calgary/

Empowerment, transmission and teachings in January 2015 to be given by Ven Chodpa Lama Rinpoche.

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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Redfaery » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:08 pm

I have a couple of recommendations, if I may?

The stereotype of the "souhei" of Late Classical and medieval pervasive and damaging, and it's also entirely inaccurate. So I'd recommend reading a couple of works by historian Mikael Adolphson.

The first deals directly with the "warrior monk" image, and comes to the conclusion that it was a politically inspired, anachronistic urban legend of sorts. Monasteries did indeed become militarized as Japan's middle ages progressed, but Adolphson points out that this was part of a trend in which society as a whole became increasingly militarized and dominated by warriors. It's called The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sohei in Japanese History

The second one is a history of Japanese monastic institutions and their political influence from the beginning of the Heian period to the end of the Kamakura period. It is refreshingly impartial, and also debunks the "warrior monk" stereotype at some length. This book also deals with the delicate web of politics and religion in Classical and Medieval Japan without being judgmental or preachy. It's called The Gates of Power Both books are put out by the University of Hawai'i Press.
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Re: Online Philosophy & Buddhology Resources

Postby Vajratantrika » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:58 am

Beginning 19 January 2015 and running for 13 weeks, 'Buddhist Meditation and the Modern World'; a free MOOC on Coursera.

More info here
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby plwk » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:46 pm

Ongoing Lecture Series on The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra by the Venerable Guan Cheng

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Re: Tibetan Buddhism Resources

Postby madhusudan » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:45 pm

Great podcasts, translations and original writing:

http://www.unfetteredmind.org

Good for comparing alternate translations:

http://www.naturalawareness.net

Already posted, I believe, but wouldn't hurt to point to this particular page of teachings:

http://www.tersar.org/teachings-4/teachings-archive/

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Re: Pure Land Resources

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Re: All Things Chod--Links and Upcoming Events

Postby plain » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:37 pm

Lama Tsering Wangdu will be conducting the Tsogley Rinchen Trenwa and giving empowerment this Saturday (Nov 22nd, 2014) in Queens, NY.

http://www.shijay.org/news-updates

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Re: Pure Land Resources

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Re: Great Sakya Books

Postby Loren » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:17 am

kirtu wrote:"To Dispel the Misery of the World: Whispered Teachings of the Bodhisattvas", by
Ga Rabjampa, translated by Rigpa Translations. The late Khenpo Appey has a foreword.

This is a good book.

Also there is this pdf http://internationalbuddhistacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Parting-From-the-4-Attachments.pdf

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Losal Samten » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:37 am

Lacking mindfulness, we commit every wrong. - Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔
ཨོཾ་ཧ་ནུ་པྷ་ཤ་བྷ་ར་ཧེ་ཡེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ།།
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Re: Pure Land Resources

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Losal Samten » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:49 pm

Mother's Lap wrote:Medicine Buddha (Sk: Bhaiṣajyaguru, Tib: Sangye Menla, Jp: Yakushi Nyorai, Ch: Yaoshi Fo) Sutra

http://web.singnet.com.sg/~alankhoo/HealingSutra.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/az2/karmadorje ... uddha.html

Sanskrit Bhaiṣajyaguruvaiḍūryaprabharāja Sutra
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8sictpcdhteid ... a.pdf?dl=0

Tibetan Concise Bhaiṣajyaguruvaiḍūryaprabharāja Sutra
http://buddha-nature.com/2013/04/23/the ... dha-sutra/
Lacking mindfulness, we commit every wrong. - Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔
ཨོཾ་ཧ་ནུ་པྷ་ཤ་བྷ་ར་ཧེ་ཡེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ།།
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Monlam Tharchin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:49 am

I have a blog where I post Pure Land quotes, poetry, and passages. I also try to translate things into Esperanto for the international community. I'll soon begin adding French translations as well.

http://thenarrowwhitepath.tumblr.com/
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:49 pm

duckfiasco wrote:I have a blog where I post Pure Land quotes, poetry, and passages. I also try to translate things into Esperanto for the international community. I'll soon begin adding French translations as well.

http://thenarrowwhitepath.tumblr.com/

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Awesome blog!
I'm tempted to offer translation into Japanese, but I really don't have time.
The good news is that for some of the quoted works, Japanese & Chinese may already exist somewhere online.

Since I'm posting on this thread again already I figured I'll add some of the links I posted last night:

Interesting article & video (that I got from Greg K) that gives insight to an eldest son expected to take over as high priest as his family's Jodo Shin Shu temple.

Rev Kosen Ishikawa has started doing live Jodo Shu dharma services.
I think the standard start time will be 4pm EST (8pm GST) on Sundays.
Future Dharma services and his previous Dharma Services can be accessed at his youtube channel.

This website is a video site that's been used to broadcast 24 hour Nembutsu marathons from Japan & Hawaii. The info doesn't look to have been updated since 2013, but I was told it's still the site to go to in order to learn about & participate in (view) upcoming events.
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