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by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: King Yama and rebirth
Replies: 1
Views: 87

King Yama and rebirth

I know in Theravada Buddhism reincarnation is typically said to take place instantly (there is no equivalent of the bardo), is a natural process and I can't say I've heard of King Yama being mentioned in Theravada Buddhism. However, I know that in Mahayana Buddhism (Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan at ...
by KiwiNFLFan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Treatment of scriptures and sacred objects in Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Treatment of scriptures and sacred objects in Chinese Buddhism

In my quest for an English chanting book, I came across this book by Lu Jun Hong. I've read other threads about him and I know that he is controversial. On the second page of the book, he has a list of rules for treating Buddhist scriptures, including not carrying them below the waist, not placing t...
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Copyright questions
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Copyright questions

FWIU regarding archive they only allow copyrighted material for which the copyright expired which is 70 years after authors death. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain The 'Community Texts' group has a lot of material that looks like it might be in breach of copyright. What shoul...
by KiwiNFLFan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Copyright questions
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Copyright questions

How does the modern notion of copyright fit in with the second precept? I'm guessing downloading a movie off a torrent site because you didn't want to pay the money would be a breach of the second precept. But I think there are some grey areas. What if a certain TV program isn't broadcast in your ar...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Are there any western lineages of Seon other than Kwan Um?
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Are there any western lineages of Seon other than Kwan Um?

Hanmaum Seon Center has one branch in Canada and 4 in the US (LA, NYC, DC and Chicago). I don't know if they are mostly Westerners or Korean immigrants. I visited their head temple in Anyang, near Seoul, to attend a Dharma talk given by an American monk, which he delivered in both English and Korea...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Are there any western lineages of Seon other than Kwan Um?
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Are there any western lineages of Seon other than Kwan Um?

Hanmaum Seon Center has one branch in Canada and 4 in the US (LA, NYC, DC and Chicago). I don't know if they are mostly Westerners or Korean immigrants. I visited their head temple in Anyang, near Seoul, to attend a Dharma talk given by an American monk, which he delivered in both English and Korean.
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Dharma name
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Dharma name

Hi, what is the process of getting a Dharma name in the Chinese Chan tradition (I think my local temple is in the Linji lineage)? Is it simply through taking the Five Precepts (which I already took when I took refuge in my local Thai temple)? And does it involve placing a burning incense stick on th...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online

This is my setup. I got the scroll of Amitabha from a Jodo Shinshu priest. The images from left to right are: Vairocana (replica of the Daibutsu at Nara), Shakyamuni and Guan Yin (Eleven-faced form I think). When you have a setup like this with a cabinet, is it perfectly form to perform, shall we s...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online

The second page of the book has a list of rules for treating Buddhist scriptures, including not placing scriptures in a bedroom unless it's the bedroom of a celibate single person. Do you think that the book is useful despite Jun Hong Lu's deviant teachings, and if all the rules have to be followed...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online

CTTB Daily Recitation Handbook.pdf Or if one prefers a link: https://www.dharmasite.net/cttb/CTTB_Recitation_Handbook.pdf Thanks. That one uses Yale romanisation which actually seems more intuitive than Pinyin. Chyau , for instance, gives an approximation of the Mandarin sound in English, whereas q...
by KiwiNFLFan
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online

Thanks for that. I'm not used to Wade-Giles, as I used Pinyin when studying Chinese.

Do you know of such a book with Pinyin instead?
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: similarities/differences between Zen and Korean Won?
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: similarities/differences between Zen and Korean Won?

The meditation method used by Won Buddhism seems very similar to that of Korean Zen (called seon in Korean). Both focus on a point called the tanjeon which is three finger-widths below the navel. Some of the teachings (eg sunyata) are also similar to Zen Buddhism. Won Buddhism was founded by a man c...
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Chinese Buddhist chanting book online

Hi, I went to a local Chinese Buddhist temple today, and the chanting book they had was only in Chinese. I didn't know a lot of the characters, and they were traditional characters (I learned simplified when I studied Chinese). Does anyone know of any online books that have the main texts of Chinese...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can bad karma from slander of the Buddha be erased through sadhana?
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: Can bad karma from slander of the Buddha be erased through sadhana?

Maybe it depends also on what level of Dharma teachings you have received in this lifetime too. In other words, if you’ve received Buddhadharma teachings other than Sutrayana or outer Tantra; then maybe you should do something more than Five Malas of Medicine Buddha, or maybe you need to do less th...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can bad karma from slander of the Buddha be erased through sadhana?
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Can bad karma from slander of the Buddha be erased through sadhana?

Yesterday I came across this article by Lama Zopa Rinpoche where he states that if you can recite 5 malas of the Medicine Buddha mantra every day, then you'll purify your bad karma and never be reborn in the lower realms. However, in the Samyutta Nikaya of the Pali Canon (6:9) , it states: For more ...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jodo Shinshu forum
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: Jodo Shinshu forum

If you have signed up, please let me know your usernames so I can keep them while deleting all the spam users.
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu May 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2542

Re: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?

I have heard this, but it appears that this is only in Korea. Koreans consider Catholicism and Protestantism to be separate religions too, whereas most Westerners (who are not fundamentalist Protestants) would disagree. I think the reason it is not considered Buddhism is because Sot'aesan did not r...
by KiwiNFLFan
Wed May 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: SGI had to "create" a new religion after excommunication for copyright/tax reasons?
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

SGI had to "create" a new religion after excommunication for copyright/tax reasons?

I was reading a discussion on the SGIWhistleblowers subreddit (a place for ex-SGI members to vent) about how Nichiren Shoshu held the patent/copyright on Nichiren Buddhism and that after being excommunicated in 1991, Daisaku Ikeda and the SGI had to create a "new" religion for tax purposes. How true...
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue May 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2542

Re: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?

By the way, SonamTashi, do you post on Reddit at ThuptenSonamTashi? If so, I remember your post criticising Dharmavidya of the Amida Shu group for practicing Vajrayana practices without the proper lineage.
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue May 21, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2542

Re: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?

Personally, I would avoid Won Buddhism. The view that it isn't Buddhism really isn't confined to Korea itself--it seems to be pretty commonly accepted by Buddhists in the West who are aware of it. Many say it is a cult--I'm not saying it is for sure, I'm just saying it is best to be safe. IMO, ther...

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