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by Matylda
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Zen Commitments
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Zen Commitments

idea of a teacher falling out of his own path is rather funny, since if disciple says so, then it means that he does not need a teacher at all. Not if you find that your teacher is doing something completely inappropriate like taking sexual advantage of women, etc, etc. Then, most everyone can see ...
by Matylda
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Zen Commitments
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Zen Commitments

As old Koan story show, in old day young monk travel teacher to teacher. Dogen travel teacher to teacher. So, what you describe is rigidity that came to Japanese Zen during Tokugawa period when people need loyal to one teacher. For example, when Obaku came, many Soto and Rinzai went to check out. T...
by Matylda
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Sesshin
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Sesshin

Is there any real need to prepare for sesshin? Or should i just go for it as a beginner? It seems to me like its not something you can really prepare for? In a way you are right and you do not need any special preparation for sesshin. But generally it is very advicable to keep quiet, stay more alon...
by Matylda
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Zen Commitments
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Zen Commitments

What are the commitments associated with studying with a Zen teacher in the formal sense? I understand from reading about various lineages of Buddhism that sometime there are requirements to stay with the same teacher, never speak out against them etc....even of they have fallen from their own path...
by Matylda
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Zen Commitments
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Zen Commitments

What are the commitments associated with studying with a Zen teacher in the formal sense? I understand from reading about various lineages of Buddhism that sometime there are requirements to stay with the same teacher, never speak out against them etc....even of they have fallen from their own path...
by Matylda
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shushogi
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Shushogi

"The Shushogi was written in the 19th century at a time when Soto-shu decided that lay people needed just to undertake the Precepts to express their faith, and that lay folks had neither the time nor inclination for Zazen, so never once mentions Zazen. It is also something of an amazing cut and pas...
by Matylda
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shushogi
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Shushogi

narhwal90 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Is it not the case that the Shushogi is composed of excerpts from the Shobogenzo?
Yes it is in fact based on Shobogenzo
by Matylda
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shushogi
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Shushogi

I’ve always liked it quite a bit, and find it sort of amusing that Soto Zen’s distillation of Dogen’s teachings for lay Buddhists makes no mention of zazen, shikantaza, or meditation at all and focuses instead largely on repentance, karma, and future births. as for this part, we have to notice that...
by Matylda
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shushogi
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Shushogi

I don’t know how that’s reconciled with the secular bent and near-denial of traditional Buddhist teachings on karma and rebirth that’s prevalent in American Zen. Perhaps it isn’t. In fact this misunderstanding may come directly from teachings of Japanese roshis who did teach in the USA or in the We...
by Matylda
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shushogi
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Shushogi

Is this text discussed much in American Soto Zen? I don’t remember it ever being discussed at the Soto Zen center I attended years ago. I know it’s held in high regard in Jiyu-Kennett Roshi’s lineage, but outside of that, I don’t recall hearing it discussed much. I’ve always liked it quite a bit, a...
by Matylda
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does zen have anything similar to dream yoga?
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Does zen have anything similar to dream yoga?

btw people do often ask if in zen is this or that, calling other traditions, answers may vary but generally i answer. NO. for many reasons, one of them are terms. most terms used for example in tibetan yogas do not occur in zen at all, and of course specific zen terms never come up in other traditio...
by Matylda
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does zen have anything similar to dream yoga?
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Does zen have anything similar to dream yoga?

From what I gather "dream yoga" in Tibetan Buddhism is something that involves learning to lucid dream so that you can practice in your sleep as well as while you're awake. This seems like a pretty useful thing, but I'm a zen practitioner and I don't want to have to deal with all the vows, empowerm...
by Matylda
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Shouting, Hitting, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: Shouting, Hitting, etc.

So the gong ans (koans) are filled with records of masters enlightening others via shouting, hitting, and dialogue. They seemed to know the exact right moment and right thing to do and/or say to push someone into enlightenment. Today, many Zen (Chan) schools practice observing phrases from these go...
by Matylda
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon daily practice
Replies: 20
Views: 6784

Re: Shingon daily practice

I don't know if there's an "official nenbutsu practice" in Shingon, but the feeling that i gather from frequenting my teacher is that the Shingon worldview is compatible with many many forms of buddhists practices. Until the Edo period there wrerent intersectarian barriers. I've read here: http://d...
by Matylda
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon daily practice
Replies: 20
Views: 6784

Re: Shingon daily practice

I don't know if there's an "official nenbutsu practice" in Shingon, but the feeling that i gather from frequenting my teacher is that the Shingon worldview is compatible with many many forms of buddhists practices. Until the Edo period there wrerent intersectarian barriers. I've read here: http://d...
by Matylda
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 6514

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

For sake of context, when I began my Buddhist practice, I took the time to research the various traditions and history to see which lineage might be a good fit for the way I tend to operate - I settled on the Theravada Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah, and still practice within it. However, I ha...
by Matylda
Mon May 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1419

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 Matylda
Sun May 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1419

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 Matylda
Wed May 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 7014

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Update from FPMT and Rinpcohe's advice: Dagri Rinpoche has for many years been one of the Tibetan teachers on FPMT’s Tibetan Teachers List. The Indian police last week received a formal complaint from a woman who was on a commercial airline flight with Dagri Rinpoche in India, accusing Dagri Rinpoc...
by Matylda
Mon May 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 7014

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

so it is his voice finally...
now people may freely dump him :D

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