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by anjali
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Community Round Table Sub-Forum Status
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Zen Community Round Table Sub-Forum Status

As the moderator at the time who championed the ZCRT, I'm of the opinion it should be removed. The original intent was to let the Zen community have more voice in structuring its subforum and how it should evolve. It never served it's intended purpose. Former ZFI folks eventually preferred a separat...
by anjali
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Stepping Down
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: Stepping Down

Always appreciated working with you as admin when I as a mod. Thank you for herding us cats and dealing with all the behind-the-scenes drama that comes with the job description. May your life be more peaceful, as you set sail from the DW port! :smile: https://www.thenational.ae/image/policy:1.871198...
by anjali
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Piercing the empty sky
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Piercing the empty sky

Continuing a theme from the OP... A monk asked, "Master, of what house is the tune you sing? To whose style of Chan do you succeed?" The master said, "When I was staying with Huangbo I questioned him three times and was hit three times." The monk hesitated. The master gave a shout and then struck hi...
by anjali
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)
Replies: 11
Views: 2910

Re: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)

Why is Ocean of Certainty restricted whereas Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā and Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance are not? I thought it might be because Ocean is written as a manual for masters, with scripted pointing-out instructions and teacher-student dialogue, but Clarifying the Natural State has th...
by anjali
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: As It Is, Vol 2 paperback availability?
Replies: 0
Views: 162

As It Is, Vol 2 paperback availability?

Does anyone know what's going on with the print version of As It Is, Vol 2? It seems to be out of stock or very expensive--and getting more expensive almost every day (currently on Amazon it's $134 USD). I'm guessing it's out of print. Hopefully a new printing is own the way. I sent email to Erik a ...
by anjali
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nonbuddhists taking the bodhisattva vow
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Nonbuddhists taking the bodhisattva vow

Usually in the empowerment there is a part where one takes a refuge and also creates the motivation to help all sentient beings. I am pretty sure it was present there as I myself have not seen an empowerment without this part. But Buddha knows. The only two things participants were asked to recite ...
by anjali
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nonbuddhists taking the bodhisattva vow
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Nonbuddhists taking the bodhisattva vow

Thanks you all for the responses so far, especially Sādhaka. (The dissolution ceremony this afternoon was beautiful. All present got a little bag of mandala sand afterward, then the monks took the remainer across the street to scatter it in the bay.) The Medicine Buddha empowerment was interesting b...
by anjali
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nonbuddhists taking the bodhisattva vow
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Nonbuddhists taking the bodhisattva vow

The monks from Gaden Shartse have been in my local town for several days of teaching and creating a Medicine Buddha sand mandala. It's been a lovely week of events. The mandala dissolution ceremony is this afternoon. Last night, a Medicine Buddha empowerment was given. It was open for anyone to atte...
by anjali
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)
Replies: 11
Views: 2910

Re: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)

How does some one get Elizabeth Callahans translation of ocean of certainty, I got it right after it was printed by going to Seattle and getting it , but. After if one wrote to the publisher they would just ignore any letters. It's a highly restricted text. There is very little mention of it on the...
by anjali
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)
Replies: 11
Views: 2910

Re: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)

Is it nicer than the Traleg version? I have that one. In my opinion, yes. I have all three versions now, and this will be my go-to translation moving forward. It has a lot of support material in the appendices, and it also has a modern translation of Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance . Basically...
by anjali
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)
Replies: 11
Views: 2910

Re: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)

Indeed it is. I got my copy on the 12th. Haven't had a chance to spend any time with it yet, but from a quick perusal, it looks to be an instant classic, and will be considered the definitive translation for a long time to come. :thumbsup:
by anjali
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 211
Views: 16301

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

For those who are data nerds ;) : https://ourworldindata.org/war-and-peace This entry presents an empirical perspective on war and peace. We also published a data visualization history of human violence here on OurWorldInData.org which presents empirical data showing that we are now living in the mo...
by anjali
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Zen Koan - Buddha statue
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Zen Koan - Buddha statue

by anjali
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The all pervasive lamp of wisdom
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: The all pervasive lamp of wisdom

I got my copy from Gyaltsen Publications out of Singapore. You can request current availablity and pricing info from enquiry@gyaltsenpub.com.
by anjali
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Royal seal of mahamudra - volume two?
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Royal seal of mahamudra - volume two?

No news either way on a Vol 2, but wanted to offer this video of Gerardo briefly discussing Vol 1.

by anjali
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 82
Views: 4233

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

... When Kamala Harris and Corey Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand start with their focus group tested lines at the debates... I just can't wait for all the vapid focus group tested lines designed to appeal to (or at least not offend) potential voters. :zzz: I watched Kamala Harris when she did her tow...
by anjali
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 76
Views: 2906

Re: Pete Buttigieg

by anjali
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 82
Views: 4233

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:50 pm
For me, if it aint Bernie, its Pete Buttigieg.
I've seen Buttigieg interviewed a couple of times now, and I like what I've seen so far. I'd definitely vote for the guy.
by anjali
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas

Seems to me that they are synonyms. Possibly, but the two terms do seem to point to different aspects of a single process. At least from what I can understand regarding the root meanings of the words. In the context of yogacara and the alaya-vijana, there is this quote that seems to show the compli...
by anjali
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas

From the Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (I've added paragraph formatting), saṃskāra . (P. saṅkhāra; T. ’du by ed; C. xing; J. gy ō; K. haeng 行). In Sanskrit, a polysemous term that is variously translated as “formation,” “volition,” “volitional action,” “conditioned,” “conditioning factors.” In i...

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