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by hornets
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Studying The Heart Sutra (Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya)
Replies: 21
Views: 5562

Re: Studying The Heart Sutra (Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya)

Resurrecting an old thread.... I have very much enjoyed Mu Soeng's two commentaries - 'Heart Sutra: Ancient Buddhist Wisdom in the Light of Quatum Reality' and 'The Heart of The Universe: Exploring The Heart Sutra' I am currently re-reading and referring back to Mu Soeng's books and they also have i...
by hornets
Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: BBC Radio 4 In Our Time 'Zen'
Replies: 0
Views: 538

BBC Radio 4 In Our Time 'Zen'

For anyone who can use BBC iPlayer BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time' Zen http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04sxv29" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Zen. It's often thought of as a form of Buddhism that emphasises the practice of meditation over any particular set...
by hornets
Thu May 08, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Pure Land Meditation centre near Newark UK query
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Pure Land Meditation centre near Newark UK query

No worries, glad I can be of some help some times to fellow Dharma Wheelers. Osho, I'm sure you'll love it. :twothumbsup: It's definitely not a tourist trap, but he's clearly quite savvy and you get to visit a 'real' Japanese garden with the added extra of it being a long-established and successful ...
by hornets
Wed May 07, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Pure Land Meditation centre near Newark UK query
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Pure Land Meditation centre near Newark UK query

Can't help re lineage but really can't recommend enough as ONE OF THE MOST BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL GARDENS WE'VE EVER VISITED IN BRITAIN! Koji Takeuchi is a really nice man - talking to him I think he has been a university lecturer over some years, as well as some kind of zen monk. And his scones a...
by hornets
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nirvana Sutra 'real book' recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Nirvana Sutra 'real book' recommendations?

...I've just ordered the last copy of the Bdk version on Amazon UK. Thank you for your replies. It sounds like I may have a currently untapped resource that is the University library a few miles away from here. Thanks Jikan. May well be worth a visit and a chat with the librarians after the Easter h...
by hornets
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nirvana Sutra 'real book' recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Nirvana Sutra 'real book' recommendations?

Many months ago I started having a really big wobble regarding Dependent Origination and (An)atman. I'm better now. Son of Buddha was kind enough to point me in the direction of the Nirvana Sutra, which I have been dipping in and out of here http://www.nirvanasutra.net/ when I can. I like it. It's h...
by hornets
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who are the best teachers of non-duality?
Replies: 153
Views: 9071

Re: Who are the best teachers of non-duality?

MP3 download links or utube videos or website would be appreciated. I have taken a lot from Peter brown's talks mainly because he predominately answers audience questions most of the time and so manages to present a great deal from multiple perspectives. Any personal recommendations please share, T...
by hornets
Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: without these = no buddhadharma, right?
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: without these = no buddhadharma, right?

[quote="Son of Buddha] And the True Self which is Buddha Nature is championed as the correct teaching/path. [/quote] Am I right in thinking Buddha Nature is nothing like Atman or whatever it's known as in other Philosophies because it is constantly in flux so is therefore impermanent and always chan...
by hornets
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: without these = no buddhadharma, right?
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: without these = no buddhadharma, right?

I'm confused again! :shrug:
by hornets
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: without these = no buddhadharma, right?
Replies: 9
Views: 898

without these = no buddhadharma, right?

No Dependent Origination & no Anatman means no Buddhadharma, and you're probably going to be veering off towards advaita/non-duality, is this correct? If someone just can't get on with the concepts of Dependent Origination and Anatman, is it fair to say that they're probably just not wired up for Bu...
by hornets
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the West
Replies: 171
Views: 18652

Re: African Americans & people of Color, & Buddhism in the W

In my broad and chequered personal history of checking out Buddhist groups in England, the few 'non-white' people I met who were regular attendees were either students or graduates in Professional jobs and from an Asian rather than an African dominant DNA setting. I've discussed this topic quite a b...
by hornets
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?
Replies: 30
Views: 4750

Re: Sukhavati & Heaven: The Difference?

Hi Porkchop, I found http://www.amazon.com/Sukhavati-Western ... =sukhavati much easier to read than other Chinese Pure Land books I've read. I actually finished it and have dipped back in several times. Lots of general Mahayana stuff in it too that I found really helpful as well as a breakdown of t...
by hornets
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Delurking
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: Delurking

Hello!

There are great Pure land links, posts and resources here.

Gassho
Paul
by hornets
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: new Kadampa Buddhist Primary School, Derbyshire, England
Replies: 1
Views: 840

new Kadampa Buddhist Primary School, Derbyshire, England

Hello all, Maybe of interest to some of you. Certainly the first Buddhist school I've ever heard of in Derbyshire! http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/pioneering-new-Buddhist-school-invites-pupils/story-16943892-detail/story.html#axzz2L3sAd7oX The school's literature states that children will "learn t...
by hornets
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives
Replies: 154
Views: 17549

Re: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

Wow. Going to seishin's link makes me feel bad for how flippant my previous post comes across. I'll not delete it so you can all bask in one foolish beings ignorance. I will stick to my main point, however- I really enjoy going to Serene Reflection Meditation and have really liked everyone I've met ...
by hornets
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives
Replies: 154
Views: 17549

Re: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

I'd like to know this, too. I've been going to a weekly Serene Reflection Meditation group that's affiliated to the OBC for quite a while now. I haven't seen or heard of anything weird going on. No one's tried to have sex with me, asked me for money, showed me how to make Sarin gas or tried to take ...
by hornets
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Doing zazen but drawn to Pure Land,
Replies: 29
Views: 3937

Re: Doing zazen but drawn to Pure Land,

Just to add, I didn't know that Jodoshin folk 'weren't allowed' to recite the Heart Sutra. I recite it when I feel like reciting it, but then again, I wasn't born into the culture that produced Jodoshin and Zen, so how would I know? I don't have a priest or minister telling me how to be 'correct'. I...
by hornets
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Doing zazen but drawn to Pure Land,
Replies: 29
Views: 3937

Re: Doing zazen but drawn to Pure Land,

What a superb website Illuminaughty, thanks for posting the link. I found this article on that website very interesting, I hope that Mr Ulrich who wrote it will be okay with it being presented here Maybe the Pure Land teachings can help us better understand the Heart Sutra in its total meaning? Mayb...
by hornets
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Doing zazen but drawn to Pure Land,
Replies: 29
Views: 3937

Re: Doing zazen but drawn to Pure Land,

Hi gavinowl Have you checked out any online sanghas? I find TreeLeaf Zendo really good http://www.treeleaf.org/ - it's Soto and very welcoming although one of the main dudes, Jundo Cohen, seems to be really disliked by some webbuddhists.I think he's funny and very (non)thought-provoking. I'm not so ...
by hornets
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Doing zazen but drawn to Pure Land,
Replies: 29
Views: 3937

Re: Doing zazen but drawn to Pure Land,

I like the concept of 'foolish beings' best. That's me, that is! Glad you're managing to plough through Thich Tien Tam book- i'm definately putting it on hold for now. I'm still doing zazen when I can (foolish beingness notwithstanding) but am doing nembutsu a fair bit, especially when I get up, and...