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by Matylda
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso

Tashi delek, Have published this topic also elswhere here aboard, but i guess to place this topic here too, would not be bad. Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso / 5th and 6th Dalai Lamas, were Dzogchenpas, see the kLa Kang murals. Asked myself always why he /they did not integrate Dzogchen in the Gelug as high...
by Matylda
Fri May 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Should a mother who is emotionally neglectful and indifferent be honored on Mother's day?
Replies: 38
Views: 1060

Re: Should a mother who is emotionally neglectful and indifferent be honored on Mother's day?

So my mother has just never really been there for me throughout my life in the way that I needed her to be. She has always been indifferent and distant and also abusive and/or allowed my step father to abuse me. Yet, she wonders why I haven't seen her in over 15 years. She doesn't want to talk abou...
by Matylda
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2098

Re: Zazen and breathing

It's helpful to realize that scholars now agree there weren't sects as we imagine them in pre-Tokugawa Japan, rather it was more like temple faculties with monks freely travelling and studying at other temple centers. There was a great dissemination of information, teaching and practices. This was ...
by Matylda
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2098

Re: Zazen and breathing

In fact it always surprises me how people try to find all sorts of origins of zen practice, as if it had any real meaning, maybe it has just intelectual value or is only information. But still it has no influence on current zen practice. There is none in fact. More surprising is repeating about conn...
by Matylda
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2098

Re: Zazen and breathing

Soto has lost a lot of its original instructions.. but if you look into teachings of Hara Tanzan or Keido Chisan you would have a lot of these instructions.. with the 50th abbot of Eiheiji in the very end of the XVIII cent. who oppossed koan within soto which was completely unjustified there was mo...
by Matylda
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_entertainment/755201.html I think Venerable Hyongak made a very good decision. Korean Buddhism is falling into corruption, political fights in the Jogye Order (Largest Zen (Seon) order in South Korea. Majority of Korean Buddhists I've met were just p...
by Matylda
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2098

Re: Zazen and breathing

There is some basic instruction in the book for "belly breathing" (fukushiki kokyu), which is something necessary to practice zazen (it's not "Zen" breathing per se, just normal human breathing, but many people lose the habit of breathing this way). Is this universal in Zen? Do Soto practitioners u...
by Matylda
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2098

Re: Zazen and breathing

There is some basic instruction in the book for "belly breathing" (fukushiki kokyu), which is something necessary to practice zazen (it's not "Zen" breathing per se, just normal human breathing, but many people lose the habit of breathing this way). Is this universal in Zen? Do Soto practitioners u...
by Matylda
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2098

Re: Zazen and breathing

I have recently (re)learned to do so-called belly breathing, and now I would like to learn what I understand is called tanden breathing. How/where can you get instructions on this? From the zen teacher like Meido Roshi I read he comes to Europe each year.. there was somewhere on DW info about sessh...
by Matylda
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2098

Re: Zazen and breathing

I have recently (re)learned to do so-called belly breathing, and now I would like to learn what I understand is called tanden breathing. How/where can you get instructions on this? From the zen teacher like Meido Roshi I read he comes to Europe each year.. there was somewhere on DW info about sessh...
by Matylda
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2098

Re: Zazen and breathing

47635 wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:30 pm
I have recently (re)learned to do so-called belly breathing, and now I would like to learn what I understand is called tanden breathing. How/where can you get instructions on this?
From the zen teacher like Meido Roshi
by Matylda
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Shinnyo-en?
Replies: 26
Views: 5529

Re: Shinnyo-en?

The danka system in Tokugawa era, then Meiji restoration made Japanese Buddhism much of a priestly-family oriented business. Having Tokudo in many lineages without family connections has been next to impossible for many generations. Thankfully many teachers both in Japan and West are doing a good j...
by Matylda
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 67
Views: 3916

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

Dragged. Basically (and vis a vis the other thread where this was raised): beginning Dharma practitioners commonly seek out specific practice methods, lineages, styles, schools, cultural aspects, ideal environments, etc. that they find fascinating. In some cases their attraction to these things has...
by Matylda
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More
Replies: 55
Views: 6641

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cogs.12590/full Abstract: It is an old philosophical idea that if the future self is literally different from the current self, one should be less concerned with the death of the future self (Parfit, 1984). This paper examines the relation between attitude...
by Matylda
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Seeking enlightenment (satori/bodhi)
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: Seeking enlightenment (satori/bodhi)

Most people nowdays are just very beginners and are like blind cubs still... though they believe in their intelectual power of understanding buddhism or zen... So they end up in bubbling about no attainemnet, no goal, or whatecer they read and believe to understand.. then there is a lot of talk abou...
by Matylda
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?
Replies: 39
Views: 1825

Re: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?

Hello. I've been practicing Zazen for about 3-4 years now. I try to sit for 30 minutes twice a day (but a lot of times it's more like once). I go to a local (Soto) Zen center on and off, but I've mostly just been practicing on my own from what I read in books. I would like to go deeper into Buddhis...
by Matylda
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: “My Three Years on the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board: a Brief Reflection”
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: “My Three Years on the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board: a Brief Reflection”

Thanks Matylda, that looks much like what I am hearing. Maybe some day a true master might emerge in the West that captures everyone attention. But to be honest, this is what’s been tried and tried, and maybe the humble path of tending to and building the temple is a greater good? Temple is not bad...
by Matylda
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: “My Three Years on the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board: a Brief Reflection”
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: “My Three Years on the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board: a Brief Reflection”

Probably I do not understand everything what was written on that blog. But let me say from the perspective of situation in Japan. Yes, most priests received so called dharma transmission or shiho in Japan. But it means no more then to be a priest. A priest who can help in the temple or run the templ...
by Matylda
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Gangteng Rinpoche: Buddha really was a giant
Replies: 54
Views: 4125

Re: Gangteng Rinpoche: Buddha really was a giant

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:28 pm
I don't see how any of this is relevant to whether Buddhas was a giant or not.
Indeed :)
by Matylda
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Gangteng Rinpoche: Buddha really was a giant
Replies: 54
Views: 4125

Re: Gangteng Rinpoche: Buddha really was a giant

I do not understand the values or the importance of Bhutanese heritage or artifacts and so will not tolerate unruly shoving down the throat. perhaps, as bhutanese gov, they understood best what it stands for and should be in the forefront in preserving these...Shoving all heavy work to a citizen is...

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