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by Matylda
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Shouting, Hitting, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 407

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: 6510

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: 6510

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: 166
Views: 5263

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: 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 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: 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 Matylda
Wed May 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6199

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: 6199

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

so it is his voice finally...
now people may freely dump him :D
by Matylda
Mon May 13, 2019 5:30 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?

Since in Mahayana there are texts like the Avatamsaka Sutra and Brahama net Sutra , why the Mahavairocana Sutra does not take part of the Mahayna canon ? In my opinion the content is very symilar to these Mahayana texts . So, what is the explanation for it not being officially endorsed ? Taisho Dai...
by Matylda
Fri May 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6199

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

any clergy/congregant sex is classified as abuse if the congregant complains. That’s true even if the congregant initiates it and willingly participated for years. After it’s over, if they complain, it is abuse. if so then it leaves a space for serious abuse of position by one who participated will...
by Matylda
Fri May 10, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6199

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

any clergy/congregant sex is classified as abuse if the congregant complains. That’s true even if the congregant initiates it and willingly participated for years. After it’s over, if they complain, it is abuse. if so then it leaves a space for serious abuse of position by one who participated will...
by Matylda
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Than you very much for your effort to spread correct zen dharma in this world. gassho
by Matylda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Kwan Um School of Zen
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Kwan Um School of Zen

Was it actual koan practice, as in all the various cases of Blue Cliff Record, etc. or was it Hwadu? Kwan um basically does both. :smile: It was the "10 gates" but is now the "12 gates". :smile: https://kwanumzen.org/teaching-library/2010/01/16/seung-sahns-twelve-gates But there is also single Hwad...
by Matylda
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Kwan Um School of Zen
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Kwan Um School of Zen

When meeting Jogye teachers I asked how do they train monks in koan/kongan, and I was told few times that it is very different, and there is more stress on some insight with one single koan in the first place, and great duobt is major factor. I had to translate some of the exact koan instructions b...
by Matylda
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Kwan Um School of Zen
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Kwan Um School of Zen

I visited Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), a Zen temple in the Rinzai lineage, when I was in Kyoto last year, and on the grounds there was a small temple dedicated to Acala (Fudō Myō-ō), the wrathful Dharma protector who is worshipped in Shingon temples with the goma fire ritual! Such th...
by Matylda
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Kwan Um School of Zen
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Kwan Um School of Zen

it seems that approach to koan practice in chogye and ku is pretty different.
by Matylda
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students
Replies: 28
Views: 1358

Re: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students

If one received benefits from a teacher should be concerned basically with that if there is person who was abused by anyone - teacher included then has free choice to go to police and report if one is observing teachers behavior at the time of receiving benefit then in fact is not getting anything, ...
by Matylda
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Possible new association for Rinzai Zen teachers/ordained in the West
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Possible new association for Rinzai Zen teachers/ordained in the West

Thank you, Matylda. There are a lot of questions about it, and some obstacles. But at a minimum I think we can start to establish communication between students of the different masters who came here. I am aware that the whole project is not easy one. However is there any other way? Whatever will h...
by Matylda
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Possible new association for Rinzai Zen teachers/ordained in the West
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Possible new association for Rinzai Zen teachers/ordained in the West

There has been some discussion in Zen circles over the past year regarding the possibility of establishing an association for Rinzai Zen teachers and ordained folks in the West. A few of us are starting to explore this. As with similar associations established in other corners of the Zen world, we ...
by Matylda
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Is relative truth nullified in higher stages of Chan / Zen?
Replies: 20
Views: 871

Re: Is relative truth nullified in higher stages of Chan / Zen?

Is relative truth nullified in higher stages of Chan / Zen? In the removal of some mental conditioning and restrictions? The below 2 phrases actually makes a lot of sense to me for now! http://www.fgsbmc.org.tw/en/TalesFables.aspx?TFNO=201705020¤tPage=2 "In Chan there is no big or small, no l...

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