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by KiwiNFLFan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Korean Cheontae resources in English?
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Korean Cheontae resources in English?

Hi, does anyone know of any resources for Cheontae (Korean Tiantai) Buddhism in English? The nearest temple to me here in Korea is a Cheontae temple, but I've been able to find little information in English. I did get a book from a temple in Seoul but it's more about the Order itself and the head te...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Dharma name in Seon Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Dharma name in Seon Buddhism

How does one go about acquiring a Dharma name in Seon Buddhism (mainly Jogye but would also be interested to hear about Taego)? Is there a ceremony that you go through? If so, what is involved? Also, can you get a Dharma name if you already converted to a different form of Buddhism (my entry into B...
by KiwiNFLFan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Dharma name in Seon Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Dharma name in Seon Buddhism

How does one go about acquiring a Dharma name in Seon Buddhism (mainly Jogye but would also be interested to hear about Taego)? Is there a ceremony that you go through? If so, what is involved? Also, can you get a Dharma name if you already converted to a different form of Buddhism (my entry into Bu...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Facilitating breaking the law - but not actually breaking it?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Facilitating breaking the law - but not actually breaking it?

I'm wondering what the Buddhist view is on doing something that is not illegal itself but by doing so, someone else is breaking the law. Here in Seoul, there are a lot of street stalls selling food and clothing. From what I understand, most of them are illegal (health and safety standards and all th...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Electronic devices with Dharma materials on them = Dharma materials?
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Electronic devices with Dharma materials on them = Dharma materials?

What do you think about how to treat a tablet or electronic device with Dharma books on it? Lama Zopa Rinpoche said that it should be treated like it's a Dharma book.However, years ago, when mobile phones that could do more than call and text were gaining popularity, I remember seeing an article abo...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling

Tomorrow I'm leaving behind my life in New Zealand to start a new career in Korea. I'm wondering about travelling with Dharma materials (a mala) and books. I've heard that in Tibetan Buddhism, one should not take sacred objects into a bathroom. This thing about 'unclean areas' is one of the only thi...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Korean Buddhism and the Fifth Precept
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Korean Buddhism and the Fifth Precept

Hi, I'm wondering whether Korean Buddhists are strict at observing the Fifth Precept. Do they abstain from all alcohol or just make sure they don't drink enough to get drunk (I have seen that as an interpretation of the 5th Precept). I know that Korea has a big drinking culture. Workers are expecte...
by KiwiNFLFan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Practices for the dead
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Practices for the dead

After seeing the shocking news of the massacre in a mosque in Christchurch, NZ (around 200 miles to the north of where I am now), I was wondering what practices I can perform to benefit those killed in the attack. Reciting the Amitabha Sutra is one practice, but what other practices do Mahayana Budd...
by KiwiNFLFan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Korean Buddhism and the Fifth Precept
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Korean Buddhism and the Fifth Precept

Hi, I'm wondering whether Korean Buddhists are strict at observing the Fifth Precept. Do they abstain from all alcohol or just make sure they don't drink enough to get drunk (I have seen that as an interpretation of the 5th Precept). I know that Korea has a big drinking culture. Workers are expected...
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Simplest Most Effective Most Efficient Deity Yoga to Purify Negative Karma
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Simplest Most Effective Most Efficient Deity Yoga to Purify Negative Karma

Read, recite and copy the Ārya Saṅghāṭa Sūtra . Lama Zopa Rinpoche says: The very minute you hear it, the five uninterrupted negative karmas - the extremely heavy negative karmas that right after death, immediately without interruption of another life, you get born into hell; you get reborn in the l...
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Practices for protection while traveling
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Practices for protection while traveling

Hi, I'm moving from New Zealand to Korea next week. I'm very anxious about the flight over there and am worried I might have created some bad karma which could cause the plane to crash. Are there any Mahayana or Vajrayana practices to provide protection when traveling? Any specific mantras to chant ...
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to "make amends" to a Bodhisattva or Buddha?
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: How to "make amends" to a Bodhisattva or Buddha?

I suppose it's not located anywhere. But actions have consequences, right? That's the law of karma.

I'm don't even know if what I did was an 'insult' Inappropriate, yes, but I wanted to see what the remedy would be for something more grave.
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to "make amends" to a Bodhisattva or Buddha?
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: How to "make amends" to a Bodhisattva or Buddha?

I find it difficult to believe that a Buddha or Bodhisattva would take revenge on you for insulting them. A Deva, Asura, a Naga or a local protector? Yes. A Buddha or a Bodhisattva? Nope! I know, but would it generate a large amount of bad karma or not? Slandering the Dharma is supposed to generate...
by KiwiNFLFan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to "make amends" to a Bodhisattva or Buddha?
Replies: 17
Views: 546

How to "make amends" to a Bodhisattva or Buddha?

What do you do if you think you may have unintentionally "insulted" or "offended" a Bodhisattva or Buddha? Is saying sorry enough to offset the bad karma? Would chanting their mantra help? I'm worried because I think I may have done this - completely unintentionally of course. I recited the Vajrasat...
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Kwan Um School of Zen
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Kwan Um School of Zen

Kwan Um is Western Zen with Korean roots. Our founder was a Chogye monastic, but he did not force his tradition on the students he came in contact with. Okay thanks. Is Chogye practiced in Korea significantly different to the Kwan Um School of Zen practice? In their introductory book, it looked lik...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Lying: Is it Acceptable?
Replies: 44
Views: 2961

Re: Lying: Is it Acceptable?

What would you say about the classic Nazi conundrum - it's WWII and you're hiding Jews in your house. Some Nazi officers come to your door and ask you if you're hiding any Jews in your house. What do you say? As an ex-Catholic, I remember a Catholic answer being along the line of "there are no Jewis...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Ethics of selling gifts
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Ethics of selling gifts

Hi, I was wondering what the Buddhist view was on selling something that was given to you as a gift. On the one hand, ownership is transferred to you so you should be able to do with it as you please. On the other hand, you acquired it for nothing so by selling it you are essentially making a 100% p...
by KiwiNFLFan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2764

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

Wow, conflicting answers here! Do you think it would be okay to simply put the mala in my pocket when I go to the bathroom? And what about mala apps on your phone ? Lama Zopa Rinpoche stated that an iPad with Dharma texts on it should be treated like a Dharma text. Should a phone with a mala app on ...
by KiwiNFLFan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2764

Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

To those who carry a mala on your wrist or in your pocket in daily life, what do you do with it when you go to the toilet? I've heard that Tibetan Buddhists don't take sacred objects into bathrooms, which is also practiced by some Hindus. East Asian Mahayana Buddhists don't seem hung up on this - wh...
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which practices require empowerment/initiation?
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Which practices require empowerment/initiation?

What about the prayers in the book The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment) by Lama Zopa Rinpoche? This book is freely available on the FPMT website. I'm especially interested in the Holy Name Mantra that Fulfils Wishes on page 21.

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