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by 如傑優婆塞
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist teacher accused of sexual abuse dies
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Tibetan Buddhist teacher accused of sexual abuse dies

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/3CAD/production/_108533551_mediaitem108533550.jpg Sogyal Lakar, a Tibetan Buddhist teacher accused of widespread physical and sexual abuse, has died aged 72. "I sympathise with everyone who is bereaved by his passing but have to say that his death does no...
by 如傑優婆塞
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Four Noble Truths in Shingon Buddhism.
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Re: Four Noble Truths in Shingon Buddhism.

It's important enough to be mentioned in several treatises by Kūkai that's interpreted through Shingon lenses like in the seminal work known as the 'Treatise on the Ten Stages of the Mind' (J: 十住心論 ; Jūjūshinron [Note: I haven't come across any full vernacular translation of this work but snippets o...
by 如傑優婆塞
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Dhammachai Tipitaka Project: A New Critical Edition of the Pali Canon
Replies: 10
Views: 388

The Dhammachai Tipitaka Project: A New Critical Edition of the Pali Canon

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/upload/file/20190821/21853/a5ef95c1d8261c57b028188c453f60f8_715__2.jpg In April 2010, Wat Phra Dhammakaya (Thai: Dhammachai), a Buddhist temple in Thailand’s Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok, launched an ambitious initiative named the Dhammachai Tipitaka Project ...
by 如傑優婆塞
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: National Museum of China Exhibits Extensive Collection of Ancient Buddhist Figures
Replies: 0
Views: 149

National Museum of China Exhibits Extensive Collection of Ancient Buddhist Figures

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/upload/file/20190822/21873/437e0830e5555e6c005e7a5a2f2dbd92_715__2.jpg The National Museum of China in Beijing is hosting an extensive exhibition of hundreds of Buddhist artifacts excavated at Yecheng, an imperial city of the Northern Qi dynasty (550–77) in Linzhang Cou...
by 如傑優婆塞
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2756
Views: 259573

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by 如傑優婆塞
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Why Many Vietnamese Workers Die In Japan
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Why Many Vietnamese Workers Die In Japan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMxIx1z6Xn4 In Japan, there are over 320,000 foreign technical trainees and Vietnamese technical interns accounted for about 50% of them. These Vietnamese trainees often work in harsh conditions, which lead to many work-related deaths. Why does this keep happening? W...
by 如傑優婆塞
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Cruelty To Elephants During ‘Peraharas’?
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Cruelty To Elephants During ‘Peraharas’?

https://i0.wp.com/www.colombotelegraph.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Ancient-perahara-photo-in-Sri-Lanka-.jpg The first Buddhist procession with sacred tooth relic commenced during the time of King Keerthi Sri Megavarna (301 – 238 BC). Then onwards the Dalada procession was held every year. But el...
by 如傑優婆塞
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kyoto Temple Puts Faith In Robot Priest.....
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Kyoto Temple Puts Faith In Robot Priest.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgqU4QyWM4 ...drawing praise from Japanese but scorn from Westerners... A 400-year-old temple is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion — despite critics comparing the android to “Frankenste...
by 如傑優婆塞
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2756
Views: 259573

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara

I am unsure if this link will be helpful to you but the difficulty of your question lies in the crossing of two starkly divergent traditions, hence the list of past, present & future Buddhas have to be tread on with care, even with the near shared legacy of the Āgamas that are preserved in the Tripi...
by 如傑優婆塞
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2756
Views: 259573

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by 如傑優婆塞
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Which school...?
Replies: 16
Views: 1244

Re: Which school...?

I understand, but I'd prefer to follow strictly the teachings of a school. Jodo Shinshu doctrine says that to pay homage to Amida is enough because it means to pay homage to all buddhas and bodhisattvas. So I couldn't say "Om Mani Padme Hum" anymore? A bit difficult to me. This is something that no...
by 如傑優婆塞
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2756
Views: 259573

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Which school...?
Replies: 16
Views: 1244

Re: Which school...?

Before I practiced Vajrayana, I have a Chenresig empowerment and bodhicitta vows. I don't want to show disrespect to any buddhist traditions (I admire all the Buddha's ways to Enlightenment), so up to now I've made a mixed practice. There are no sanghas (of any schools) next to me, I should have to...
by 如傑優婆塞
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2756
Views: 259573

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by 如傑優婆塞
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Calming the mind
Replies: 28
Views: 912

Re: Calming the mind

Back then, when I practiced with Dharma Drum Mountain , these were recommended preliminary practices developed by DDM's Founding Master before an actual sitting. There are 2 types and anyone can try it out for themselves to calm both body & mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl78LH5R9k8 https://w...
by 如傑優婆塞
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies
Replies: 49
Views: 1908

Re: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies

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by 如傑優婆塞
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies
Replies: 49
Views: 1908

Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies

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A French television presenter is making international headlines for urging people to allow mosquitoes to bite them... "There is good reason to have a bad conscience if you kill a mosquito" More here
by 如傑優婆塞
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Is Śūraṅgama Sūtra authentic?
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: Is Śūraṅgama Sūtra authentic?

I'm not entirely sure if it matters if the sutra itself is authentic. The dharani exists independently of the sutra, in many different versions, including Sanskrit copies, and Tibetan versions. I think it's quite likely that the dharani itself is of Indic origin. Since it was circulating independen...
by 如傑優婆塞
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Where to start Shingon Buddhism?
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Where to start Shingon Buddhism?

If you know any, could you say the name? I am new to Shingon Buddhism and I don't know many priests. For starters, try here & here Pay close attention to the rules in each group to avoid rookie mistakes where possible and best of luck. Since you're in Brazil, check out this place It's hoped that th...

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