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by Matylda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Kwan Um School of Zen
Replies: 14
Views: 721

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: 721

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: 721

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: 721

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: 11
Views: 591

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: 456

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: 456

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: 15
Views: 453

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...
by Matylda
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and patriotism
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Zen and patriotism

non-attachment as people understand it now leads to pure negativism and finally to nihilistic views.
it is for sure not mahayana teaching. neither zen mahayana.
by Matylda
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and patriotism
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Zen and patriotism

Is Zen Buddhism compatible with patriotism: after all, in the Buddhism context, patriotism is only a kind of affection? I am not a Zen buddhist but I would be astonished if loving one's own family/tribe and homeland should be ethically 'bad'. :D i remember meeting well known Tibetan Rinpoche who in...
by Matylda
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Warriors Mindfulness Every Second
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Buddhist Warriors Mindfulness Every Second

I have some problem with English word mindfulness or awareness... actually are we not aware all the time when we do not sleep? I wonder why it is so important in the West.. actaully people should learn how to be relaxed to be able to focus on anything.. this awarness/mindfulness business I have nev...
by Matylda
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and patriotism
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Zen and patriotism

everyone has attachments. To the country or to the view it does not matter. humankind is sick by its nature, isnt it? One who by chance is zen buddhist or any other budhist is no exception. when there is a feeling of possession there will be always problem and it is. I have never met anyone free of ...
by Matylda
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and patriotism
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Zen and patriotism

Is Zen Buddhism compatible with patriotism: after all, in the Buddhism context, patriotism is only a kind of affection? P.S. Did Zen Buddhists participate in the Second World War? As human beings? of course they are... most Americn zen buddhist whom I met, were very much patriots. Very American wha...
by Matylda
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Warriors Mindfulness Every Second
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Buddhist Warriors Mindfulness Every Second

I have some problem with English word mindfulness or awareness... actually are we not aware all the time when we do not sleep? I wonder why it is so important in the West.. actaully people should learn how to be relaxed to be able to focus on anything.. this awarness/mindfulness business I have neve...
by Matylda
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Empowerment needed for tummo?
Replies: 17
Views: 1172

Re: Empowerment needed for tummo?

yagmort wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Sennin wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:51 am
...In Lamdre there are 18 different methods of tummo but they all depend on initiation.
Sennin, could you please elaborate? if possible, list all 18, please, or give a link?
Sennin do not do it...
by Matylda
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Chan Staff
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: Chan Staff

In Japanese it is called shakujo. It is carried by senior monks during takuhatsu in soto monasteries who walk in the end of line. Indeed it is used in different schools in different way.
In fact it has Indian origin.
by Matylda
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Katsu?
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: Katsu?

As ar as I remember stories about foriegners training in Japan at Morinaga Soko roshi place, where there were also non Japanese practitioners, roshi at once kicked out anyone trying to discuss dokusan/sanzen or koan. But it was much much smaller group then f.e. Sogenji, so much easier o control and ...
by Matylda
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Katsu?
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: Katsu?

F air enough, and I agree that people shouldn't discuss what is happening in their own dokusan experiences. I don't think anyone at Sogenji is doing that; these are just empty images and sounds. But I don't see any harm though in discussing the context in which this is occurring, especially if it m...
by Matylda
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Katsu?
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: Katsu?

My experience in zen is irrelevent as for the confusion such videos make. As for Sogeji roshi I guess he approved however certainly he does not read this forum neither is probably not aware of the confusion it makes on this forum. And there is beyond any doubt that dokusan is a prvate matter not pub...
by Matylda
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Katsu?
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: Katsu?

for the reason of extremely stupid commentscoming out of ignorance and basic misunderstanding it is why such things should never be open or disclosed to public...

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