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by Matylda
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 33
Views: 710

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Do you know sutras that discuss physical practice? Or is it discussed only in Rinzai works? Not in terms of specifics. There are sutra passages that - in Zen oral instruction - are used to point out specific body usage, yes. But that is not in the sutra itself...it's just Zen. This is not the case ...
by Matylda
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 19
Views: 514

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
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monks and Tigers
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Monks and Tigers

amanitamusc wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:12 pm

I would not consider the ones involved as monks or even Buddhist.
well there are many business oriented monks in Asia... and many misguided buddhists in the west.. both funny just different type of dellusion.
by Matylda
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monks and Tigers
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Monks and Tigers

Yeah, there is also long time allegations, that they simply drug the animals, since it is not natural behavior for tigers.. Westerners naive in their thinking often fantasize about this romantic connection 'buddhist monks and tigers' thinking how wonderful buddhism is.. and how peaceful mind is tran...
by Matylda
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monks and Tigers
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Monks and Tigers

Tashi delek, Amazing these monks. They have the power to walk with tigers, feed them and ride even on them. The most tigers are rescued. The Chinese like the medicine of the tiger paws for some "medical" reasons / applications. Like we know , Chinese are very cruel to animals and they don´t care if...
by Matylda
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 133
Views: 9492

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

Who is left in this modern world now? One of the great masters has gone off. We have Lama Tsultrim and Garchen Rinpoche left of the modern world from what I know, and perhaps his successor. Is there anyone else out there left of this era? Khenpo Namdrol. This one? http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php...
by Matylda
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

This article by Robert Sharf, who was mentioned earlier, has just been uploaded, and while it is not directly about the thread topic, it contains some incidental material on the Sanbokyodan and related topics. https://www.academia.edu/37431629/Why_Buddhists_Taught_Zen_Meditation_to_Christians_1 Yea...
by Matylda
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

Madam, thank you very very much again. in a few posts, i have learned so much. Madam, this thread has made me question a few things, and your knowledge makes me want ask you. please excuse me if im out of line. 1. so, the teachings of mahamudra, dzogchen, silent illumination, shikantaza meditation ...
by Matylda
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

Madam, may i ask? Have not Daiun Sogaku Harada Roshi, and his students, Yasutani, Ban Tetsugyu, and others made the spine of american zen? kaplau? Madam, who cares about scol\ars? let them twirt or twerk but, the facts u show,,hhmmm...yes , a rereading is now in place anyway, may i just say a few, ...
by Matylda
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

Valid criticisms to raise. I think the main value of that paper is the perspective it provides regarding Sheng-Yen's experiences and evolving intent...written by his former attendant and an accomplished heir, who was in a position to have intimate knowledge of his thinking. But yes, as you know the...
by Matylda
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

If I remember correctly, it was only after studying in Japan that he started teaching, and before going to Japan he had already spent a lot of time in retreat after receiving yinke. 1961 - six years solitary retreat 1969 - six years in Japan, obtains PhD at Rissho University 1975 - goes to the US t...
by Matylda
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

I would want to ask of your opinion, you did already stated it, that there is no or little practice of shikantaza, or silent illumination (though i believe they are not the same) in China Caodong or Linchi. Madam, is that your opinion based on the current practice the caodong and linchi use in chin...
by Matylda
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

From wiki: In the thirteenth century, Dōgen Zenji who introduced the Soto School in Japan, used much of Hongzhi's writings on silent illumination to help shed light on what he termed "shikantaza". While silent illumination is in theory a "methodless method", it is important to realize that, the Dog...
by Matylda
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

Greetings Zen Bodhisattvas and Dharma Practitioners, General Question: Besides being brought to Japan from Dogen, what are some of your thoughts on the differences between the China practice of Caodong and the Japanese practice of Soto? Are the historical and cultural differences severe in the meth...
by Matylda
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

Greetings Zen Bodhisattvas and Dharma Practitioners, General Question: Besides being brought to Japan from Dogen, what are some of your thoughts on the differences between the China practice of Caodong and the Japanese practice of Soto? Are the historical and cultural differences severe in the meth...
by Matylda
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4239

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

They both had flashbacks for years and one ended up hanging himself. Damn. That sounds horrible. Once I met a woman and we were sort of frineds for some time, she seemed to be normal and ok.. later on after really long time I learnt that she was into psychodelics and many of her friends - seemingly...
by Matylda
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4239

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

monktastic wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:25 pm
Matylda wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:07 pm
are you using psychodelics???
Not recently. I did many times when younger, and discussed my experiences with my guru. This forum seems like the wrong place to share anything about those conversations.
I see. Now I understand you better...
by Matylda
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4239

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

monktastic wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:20 pm
I regret having created this thread. It was meant only to find out the name of the teacher mentioned. But while I'm here, I might as well clear up some apparent misconceptions.
are you using psychodelics???
by Matylda
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4239

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Loppon-la, "LSD, Mushrooms, etc., all cause agitation and completely interfere with one-pointedness." Is this statement based on personal experience, Tibetan medical theory, or both? If Tibetan medical theory, based on what evidence and/or whose opinion? Just curious from a professional point of vi...
by Matylda
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 4239

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Maybe the experience is profound, but your capacity to stay with the experience, to remain aware is rare, hence of no value and possibly harming. I really do not care which teacher is against psychodelics.. common sense and knowledge of dharma, very basic, are against psychodelics.. profound experi...

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