Search found 19 matches

by bulhaeng
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 144
Views: 9141

Re: Western Myth of Zen

Astus wrote:Could you give some examples of those Zen communities where they give a well rounded Buddhist teaching?
Well, I offer a sunday school in buddhist teaching in a Kwan Um centre that I run in my town. It's an example.
by bulhaeng
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: When Right Speech seems to give bad fruits
Replies: 23
Views: 1572

Re: When Right Speech seems to give bad fruits

Non-Violent Communication? Never heard..., but thanks for the tip ;) Hi Nostam I second those who advise NVC. For me it was the second most powerful thing after I found Dharma. I am sure that the creator - Marshall Rosenberg has some kind of spiritual insight. In my country probably half of the NVC...
by bulhaeng
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mechanism of retribution
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Mechanism of retribution

I think that what you wrote falls under the category of the fruit of karma being modified by other karma. I try to find the answer whether any of these people's past actions could cause a chain of events that lead to what happened with cars and flowers. I am starting to suspect that it might be a fo...
by bulhaeng
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mechanism of retribution
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Mechanism of retribution

@catmoon I used the word retribution because it seems accepted among some scholars. Sure, there is no judge acting and what you wrote is true. @futerko Of course, the largest part is internal and the emphasis in the teachings is put on the internal aspect. But there is also another 'field' of the wo...
by bulhaeng
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Essential Zen Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 4375

Re: Essential Zen Practice

Sitting meditation is just a small part of a Zen monastery's programme, initially assuming a sitting posture is helpful for beginners. Not in Korea it's not :P A seon monastery runs two 3+month angos + additional shorter angos in between longer angos. A meditation monk can literally spend half of h...
by bulhaeng
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mechanism of retribution
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Mechanism of retribution

Hello, I have a problem with understanding some aspects of link between karma and karma-phala especially as taught in the Mahayana. Can anyone explain how is it exactly that my past deeds are able to cause external events to become their fruit. In is common to hear teachers talk that if I experience...
by bulhaeng
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: are the jhanas taught in zen/chan?
Replies: 49
Views: 7827

Re: are the jhanas taught in zen/chan?

OK, you have a point there but Buswell writes about Chinul's thought in terms of syncretic or "ecumenical" approach to buddhism and eclectical approach to meditation which seems to support my argument.
by bulhaeng
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: are the jhanas taught in zen/chan?
Replies: 49
Views: 7827

Re: are the jhanas taught in zen/chan?

Maybe what I'll say is too general but there seems to be too much importance given to Zongmi here. Zongmi seems to be really appreciated by historians and intellectuals because unlike the Honhgzhou masters he gives some insight to the theory and some framework to work with. Today his classifications...
by bulhaeng
Fri May 25, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: are the jhanas taught in zen/chan?
Replies: 49
Views: 7827

Re: are the jhanas taught in zen/chan?

I would agree with Astus on this one. Btw, I think that OP's question isn't limited to jhanas as in the Pali Canon but also to corresponding dhyanas, am I right? Of course in the countries where mahayana assumed a more syncretic form like China and Korea it is not easy to distinguish which practice ...
by bulhaeng
Tue May 22, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 99644

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Malcom, you're like the chan master Te-Shan who burned the Diamond Sutra commentaries that he had written. Sounds very sincere and very inspiring. Best wishes on your path.

Piotr
by bulhaeng
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Varieties of Ganhwa Seon Teachings in Contemporary Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Varieties of Ganhwa Seon Teachings in Contemporary Korea

I would assume it is a "borrowed" practice because it was Hakuin who organised the Rinzai curriculum in the way it is today with many levels of koans. The guy didn't really say that there was a curriculum, just that he went through the major collections. Seung Sahn's gates are also not really a cur...
by bulhaeng
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Varieties of Ganhwa Seon Teachings in Contemporary Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Varieties of Ganhwa Seon Teachings in Contemporary Korea

For instance, Seon masters in Korea generally do not ask their student to resolve a series of different gong’an gates. I used to repeat that thought to many people until I read an interview with a student of Seongcheol Sunim in the last issue of "Budddhism & Culture". Seongcheol Sunim also asked hi...
by bulhaeng
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddhahood in Chan
Replies: 203
Views: 22598

Re: Buddhahood in Chan

Also note that like in the case of Seung Sahn, mantras are only used as objects for meditation without any extra value, unlike in tantric teachings where mantras have a meaning. Hi Astus, The mantras and other practices were taught by Seung Sahn in two different ways. There is always the core zen a...
by bulhaeng
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 3+ year retreats in europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Re: 3+ year retreats in europe

There is also a karma kagyu retreat centre in Poland:
Drubkhang

I don't know anything about processs of being accepted there, though.
by bulhaeng
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Non-tantric sleep practices
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Non-tantric sleep practices

Hi :)

I have a question - have you heard about sleep practices in EA buddhism? I remember Ven. Yin Shun mentioning visualizing white light berfore falling asleep. Does anyone know more about this? What school or scripture does it come from? What's its purpose?

Thanks,
Piotr
by bulhaeng
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Pointing out instructions
Replies: 113
Views: 14445

Re: Pointing out instructions

Basically every buddhist school created a chart which clearly prooves that a) it's teaching are the best b) the author can trace his lineage back to Shakyamuni Buddha. Zen also has quite a few of them. For instance classification proposed by Zongmi - it clearly prooves that zen is definitely better ...
by bulhaeng
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi (again)
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Hi (again)

Elo, ziom
by bulhaeng
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Hi

Hi everyone,

I'm Piotr, Kwan Um School of Zen practicioner from Poland.
I used to write as xiwanx on the old e-sangha but chose to go by my dharma name here. I can see many familiar nicks here...

:anjali:
by bulhaeng
Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Book explores 30 wonders of Korean Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Book explores 30 wonders of Korean Buddhism

Apparently, prof. Mason published the articles gathered in the book on his website.

If you follow the links they'll direct you to the articles beautifully adorned with plastic surgery ads. Ah, Korea :)

Best,
Piotr