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by Matylda
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 988

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: 988

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: 988

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: 988

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: 988

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: 988

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: 988

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: 988

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: 988

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: 3815

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: 3815

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: 3815

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: 3815

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: 3815

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...
by Matylda
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3815

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Personally I met 3 people, wstern buddhists, who told me about ayahuasca, and who took it.. no sorry 4 persons altogether.. and they were very very talkative about how wonderful it was how much they understood etc. etc. etc. all real bullshit.. I felt that nothing good would come out of it.. and ind...
by Matylda
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3815

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

No, this is not another thread about whether psychedelics are good or bad. In a recent Lion's Roar piece , they mentioned: And last year, a prominent Vajrayana teacher convened a gathering in Portland called “Dzogchen and Psychedelics” to explore whether psychotropics could play a role in sadhana p...
by Matylda
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 2826

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Japanese zen has always been somewhat intertwined with Shingon, Tendai (and even Shinto). I think someone was telling me that a famous Korean master in the past couple hundred years was a great master of Tibetan Tradition and came back to Korea to teach. So I'm sure there's interest in those two co...
by Matylda
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Emanations in East Asian Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: Emanations in East Asian Buddhism

In Tibet indeed, some kids for any reason are recognized as nirmanakaya or tulku in Tibetan.. in Japan it is said about some masteres to be ikihotoke - living buddha, but they deserve it due to their achievments [it does not mean mundane achievments like position or abbotship etc.], merit, and power...
by Matylda
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kenshō the first Bhumi?
Replies: 22
Views: 1006

Re: Kenshō the first Bhumi?

I have very rarely seen the Ten Ox Herding Pictures used in a traditional Chan other than in the last 50 or so years so it is also to say that are universal since the Song Dynasty. During that time I believe the classifications if the class Five houses were more popular e.g the Lords and Officials ...
by Matylda
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kenshō the first Bhumi?
Replies: 22
Views: 1006

Re: Kenshō the first Bhumi?

So when trying to compare Kensho Bhumi's it makes it very difficult, what schema are these Zen masters using? One relying on the Tiantai and Huayan schools? Or one they created for them selves upon study of the sutras? It is very simple.. in China of the Sung dynasty and later on in Japan the Ten O...

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