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by Druniel
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon fire ritual
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: Shingon fire ritual

There is a book from vajra publications called "Buddhist Fire Ritual in Japan" which is basically a manual on how to do it yourself. It includes photos step by step and all of the mantras and mudras. Then you can buy all the ritual utensils from rakuten and start out. https://global.rakuten.com/en/...
by Druniel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Are there esoteric schools of Mahayana in Chinese tradition?
Replies: 12
Views: 3180

Re: Are there esoteric schools of Mahayana in Chinese tradition?

Robert Sharf, summing up his ideas outlined in "Coming to Terms with Chinese Buddhism" (p. 263-278), says in his essay "On Pure Land Buddhism and Ch'an/Pure Land Syncretism in Medieval China": "The historiography of Chinese Pure Land turns out to run parallel in many respects to the historiography ...
by Druniel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Are there esoteric schools of Mahayana in Chinese tradition?
Replies: 12
Views: 3180

Re: Are there esoteric schools of Mahayana in Chinese tradition?

Astus wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:13 pm
plwk wrote:TangMi
That is a good example of Shingon imported back to China.
Thank you!
by Druniel
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Tilopa and Matangi
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Tilopa and Matangi

It occurs to me that not only could Matongha and Matangipa be different figures not to be conflated, but that the opposite may well be true. I think it's safe to say that even hagiographies of great masters have been subject to patriarchal bias, so perhaps Matangipa was really a dakini but those wh...
by Druniel
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Tilopa and Matangi
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Tilopa and Matangi

From the book, Karmapa;The Black Hat Lama of Tibet; Tilopa travelled throughout India, meeting many fine teachers from whom he received initiations into many esoteric practices. Sometimes he pounded sesameseed (Skt: Til) to earn a living and it is said that his name derived from this. His main teac...
by Druniel
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon resources?
Replies: 18
Views: 4912

Re: Shingon resources?

Hi Ylee, the links are legit, but not what you had originally asked for. Mudras, mandalas rituals and most Mantras in Shingon are only for the ordained. There are some mantras available for lay people but compared with Tibetan Buddhism, Shingon Vajrayana practices (mikkyo) is for ordained members o...
by Druniel
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: First mahayana sutras, when?
Replies: 29
Views: 5474

Re: First mahayana sutras, when?

This line of thinking presupposes that there were no arhats, no practicers of dhyana, no ascetis, no living bodhisattvas, no persons who had attained the psychic masteries, the supernormal powers, the five eyes etc... who possed oral instructions, who could see past, present and future like the pal...
by Druniel
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon daily practice
Replies: 17
Views: 5874

Re: Shingon daily practice

HI Jack,
please could you let me know how to get that Shingon Book?
or maybe you could send a copy to me?

Or in some other way?
thank you a lot

I can write my mail here if you guess.
best regards


Dan

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