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by jmlee369
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for basic advice/resources/experiences on Lung Imbalances
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Looking for basic advice/resources/experiences on Lung Imbalances

This article by Paula Chichester (formerly Ven. Nyingje) has a wealth of experiential knowledge from her many years spent in retreat. It is a more in-depth and extensive version of the Mandala article listed on the OP's linked website.
by jmlee369
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 73
Views: 1610

Re: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"

For what it's worth, given the context of the original query, this is what Lama Zopa Rinpoche has to say on the matter: "My dear students looking for liberation and enlightenment for sentient beings, "It is extremely important to have an image of this stupa with mantras because its benefits of givin...
by jmlee369
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Name for a certain category of text
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Name for a certain category of text

Thank you. It doesn't look like the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā is included in the Tengyur (nor is the Lamrim Chenmo). There are some commentaries on it that are included. The Mulamadhyamakakarika is included in the Tengyur, see for example here . The Lamrim Chenmo is too late a Tibetan work to be include...
by jmlee369
Wed May 29, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6199

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Someone is putting in money to publicise this issue, and emphasising the FPMT connection.
by jmlee369
Wed May 29, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1141

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

If its in the canon. How they cant even study and discuss the contents of the tantra (even if without ritual practives) ? Because in tantra, the oral lineage of instructions and transmission is important. Tantras do not use language in a literal way, and each word can have many different levels of ...
by jmlee369
Mon May 27, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Q: Emptiness mantra origin
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Q: Emptiness mantra origin

There are many texts in the Chinese canon that teach this mantra, such as 妙吉祥平等祕密最上觀門大教王經, which is a tantra.
by jmlee369
Fri May 24, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1141

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

It is fairly common notion that laypeople should not study vinaya across traditions. For example, there is a restriction on Vinaya study material provided by Sravasti Abbey , this Korean master mentions it here with the standard reasoning that it is to prevent laypeople from criticising the sangha, ...
by jmlee369
Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2275

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

I was thinking of getting involved with them, mainly because they have a regular service, but I'm not so sure now. You said that regular Korean Buddhist temples have a Sunday service? Does it have a special name, or is it just referred to as 일요일 불공 (iryoil bulgong)? Would asking a monk or nun "스님, ...
by jmlee369
Thu May 23, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2275

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

It's also worth noting that only a minority of Jogye monks and nuns (and even fewer lay people) are seon practitioners. Most of the practice in the running of your average temple is liturgical devotions and rituals. The talk that I linked to will make this clear.
by jmlee369
Thu May 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2275

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 jmlee369
Thu May 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1141

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

Even though there is no lineage transmission. Do the non-vajrayana schools in east asia still read,study and do at least some pratices using the Mhavairocana tantra or is it just formally in the canon ? The Mahavairocana Tantra is just formlly in the canon for non-Vajrayana schools. They might talk...
by jmlee369
Thu May 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bumpa
Replies: 31
Views: 2321

Re: Bumpa

Konchog1 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:17 am
Arise arise thread!

Are both bumpa the same? I see some sets where le bumpa has a spout and the tso bumpa doesn't.
That is standard practice at least for Gelugpas, the action vase has a spout, the victory vase does not.
by jmlee369
Tue May 21, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samayic Oxymoron?
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Can one break their samaya for the sake of sentient beings?

It means you don’t associate with them spiritually. It does not preclude one from being kind, helping etc., by my understanding. Is it possible to break your samaya in order to save beings from Avici and follow along the bodhisattva path? If you have the ability to save beings from Avici, I don't t...
by jmlee369
Tue May 21, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1141

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

Even though there is no lineage transmission. Do the non-vajrayana schools in east asia still read,study and do at least some pratices using the Mhavairocana tantra or is it just formally in the canon ? The Mahavairocana Tantra is just formlly in the canon for non-Vajrayana schools. They might talk...
by jmlee369
Tue May 21, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2275

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

The reason I asked was because I'm currently in South Korea and was looking for a new job. One of the main reasons I came to Korea was to learn more about Buddhism and practice it better (Buddhist population here is about 20% compared to the 1.5% of NZ). However, I have been unable to find a Buddhi...
by jmlee369
Mon May 20, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2275

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

What is the best country to live in if you're a practicing Mahayana Buddhist (any school), and want to practice the Dharma? I know that Mahayana is the dominant form of Buddhism in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, but most of these countries have their drawbacks. China : Communist governmen...
by jmlee369
Sun May 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1141

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

And what is the explanation for it not being practiced? there was transmission of the texts but no explanaition to practice, or if it was it got lost entirely in E Asia, like Japan or China and Korea. Though Chinese version was shortened by the emperor himslef for too controversial passages in the ...
by jmlee369
Sun May 19, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1141

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

The oldest, complete Tripitaka in Chinese that we still have access to is the Tripitaka Koreana. It is based on the no longer extant Northern Song and Khitan Tripitakas. You can look it up in this catalogue of the canon, where it is sutra no. 427. Where in the post does it say that it was not part ...
by jmlee369
Sat May 18, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1141

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

(i) Mahāvairocana(abhisaṃbodhivikurvitādhiṣṭānavaipulya)-(sūtra) (ii) Rnam-par-snaṇ-mdsad chen-po mṅo-par-rdsogs-par byaṅ-chub-pa rnam-par-sprul-pa byin-gyis-rlob-pa śin-tu rgyas-pa mdo-sdeḥi dbaṅ-poḥi rgyal-po (iii) Ta p'i lu che na ch'eng fo shen pien chia ch'ih ching (7 chüan) 大毘盧遮那成佛神變加持經 대비로차나...
by jmlee369
Thu May 16, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1141

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

its just that in my view general mahayana like chan buddhism in china, it makes no sense that mahavairocana tantra is not in the canon but avatamsaka and bhrahma net sutra is. the content of mahavairocana sutra is perfectly compatible with both. If you ask a Chan practitioner if the Mahavairocana T...

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