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by KiwiNFLFan
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Korean home altar
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Korean home altar

Hi, I'll be moving to Korea in just over a month or so, and I want to know about setting up a Buddhist altar in the Korean tradition. I haven't been able to find much information about Korean Buddhist altars online. Are they like Japanese butsudans or more like Chinese altars? Can you get the sort t...
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Introduction to Korean Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Introduction to Korean Buddhism

Thanks for the reply. I'll look into the resources. What do you know about Cheontae Buddhism? I know it's derived from the Chinese Tiantai school, which came to Japan as Tendai (although I think Japanese Tendai has esoteric practices that Tiantai doesn't). They believe the Lotus Sutra is the highest...
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Introduction to Korean Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Introduction to Korean Buddhism

I have accepted a job offer to go and teach English in South Korea. I'm a practicing Buddhist (kind of Japanese Pure Land with devotion to Kannon Bosatsu) but have no experience of Korean Buddhism. I know that Seon is the predominant sect of Buddhism in Korea, but that doesn't really tell me much. Z...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Breaking the law = bad karma?
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Breaking the law = bad karma?

Do you incur bad karma every time you knowingly break one of the laws of the land, even if it isn't harming anybody? What if it is an unjust law? I'm asking because I'm currently considering a job offer in China, which has an extensive internet firewall. The existence of this firewall is unjust beca...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Introduction to Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Introduction to Chinese Buddhism

I have a job offer in Changsha, and I have an interview for a position in Guangzhou. I see Guangzhou has some historic temples, including one commissioned by Emperor Wu of Liang.
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Introduction to Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Introduction to Chinese Buddhism

I have received a job offer in China and am thinking seriously about taking it. I'd love to live in a country that has been influenced by Buddhism for so long. I'm looking forward to having opportunities to visit temples and attend services with the monks and nuns. However, I don't actually know all...
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources

I am a Buddhist who is currently exploring Japanese Buddhism. I converted to Buddhism last year at my local Thai temple, but I went on a vacation to Japan late last year and really loved the Japanese form of Buddhism. I visited a number of temples, including Shoren-In (Tendai), Higashi Honganji (Jod...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jodo Shinshu forum
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Jodo Shinshu forum

As there is no forum (that I've found) specifically dedicated to Jodo Shinshu, I have created one.

https://jodoshinshuforum.tk/

As someone who is learning about Jodo Shinshu myself, I'd like somewhere to ask questions.
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jodoshu and Jodoshinshu difference on the attendent bodhisattvas
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Jodoshu and Jodoshinshu difference on the attendent bodhisattvas

Is it possible to follow Jodo Shinshu and yet practice devotion to these bodhisattvas? I'm interested in Japanese Pure Land Buddhism (leaning more toward Shinshu) but I have a strong devotion to Kannon-sama (Chinese Guan Yin).
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Differences between Chinese and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Differences between Chinese and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

I've just come back from a vacation to Japan, where I visited a number of Buddhist temples, including Higashi Honganji, one of the two head temples of Jodo Shinshu. I attended a morning service at another Jodo Shinshu temple in Tokyo and really liked it. On the other hand, I have very little experie...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Timing of Goma ceremony
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Timing of Goma ceremony

Hi, I'm a Buddhist from New Zealand who is currently visiting Japan. At the moment I'm in Kyoto. I've read about Shingon Buddhism and would like to attend a Goma ceremony. What time of day are they normally performed? Does anyone know of a particular temple in Kyoto where they know the time the Goma...
by KiwiNFLFan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 29
Views: 1088

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

There was an article in the New Zealand SGI magazine with this exact title. Unfortunately there is no online edition so I can't post a link. It basically said that Nam Myoho Renge Kyo could be considered as God (according to the definition of some Christians anyway). The Buddha talked about beings c...
by KiwiNFLFan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What tradition of Buddhism does Master Jun Hong Lu belong to?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: What tradition of Buddhism does Master Jun Hong Lu belong to?

So his teachings don't fit into Pure Land or Chan Buddhism? Is his focus on Guan Yin unusual for Chinese Buddhism?
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What tradition of Buddhism does Master Jun Hong Lu belong to?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

What tradition of Buddhism does Master Jun Hong Lu belong to?

I came across the website Guan Yin Citta , which is based on the teachings of Master Jun Hong Lu. I was wondering what form of Buddhism he practices. Is this standard Chinese Buddhism or a particular group with different teachings? He teaches, among other things, the practice of burning paper houses...
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice on thangka
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Advice on thangka

I thought it was White Tara. I think I'll get it - I like the representation of Tara on it. It comes from China so it may well have been made in Tibet. There are no online Buddhist stores in New Zealand, and one that I've found in Australia that will ship to NZ doesn't have any Tara thangkas.
by KiwiNFLFan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: A question on malas
Replies: 14
Views: 2102

Re: A question on malas

Absolutely, treat it with respect -- put it in its own bag, don't wear it as jewelry, and don't take it in the bathroom, put it on the floor or step over it. This would be showing disrespect to the role that it plays in your life, like any other Dharma item. Other than that, no need to get bent out...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice on thangka
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Advice on thangka

I'm looking to get a thangka of Tara to put in my small Buddhist shrine. I found this one on AliExpress. I'd just like to make sure it actually is a Tara thangka and whether it is White Tara or Green Tara (the description says Green Tara but it looks more like White Tara).
by KiwiNFLFan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treatment of Dharma texts, sacred objects etc
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Treatment of Dharma texts, sacred objects etc

Thinking on what my teacher said many times, it is your responsibility to keep your vajrayana items secret and safe under lock. Unless they are intended for the public sphere (objects of liberation upon seeing, smelling, and such) Afaik sutrayana items are not secret. :popcorn: I'm wrong? What are ...
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treatment of Dharma texts, sacred objects etc
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Treatment of Dharma texts, sacred objects etc

I saw an article by Lama Zopa Rinpoche about the treatment of Buddhist scriptures. He mentions that he doesn't place his iPad on the bed, because it has Buddhist scriptures on it. Is this attitude to Buddhist scriptures universal in Tibetan Buddhism, or it is just Lama Zopa Rinpoche's view? I know t...
by KiwiNFLFan
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 66
Views: 3568

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

I am a former Catholic. According to the Catholic church, baptism leaves an indelible mark or 'character' on the soul of the recipient. Confirmation and priestly ordination do so as well. Once one has been baptised in the Catholic church, they are considered to be a Catholic for the rest of their li...

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