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by Queequeg
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: To all Nichiren Shonin practitioners and friends
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: To all Nichiren Shonin practitioners and friends

gohonzon wrote:Stick with Soka Gakkai and be content there. :twothumbsup:
1. Nothing in this thread reflects Soka Gakkai teachings.
2. What are you adding to the thread other than your expression of disdain?
3. You ought to take the spirit of your own advice to heart for yourself.
by Queequeg
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

I was with you right up until you started talking about the need for stable society. While there's an element of truth to this institutionally speaking, I think it paints too simplistic a picture for the environment in which Dharma has thrived and penetrated the cultural consciousnesses of societie...
by Queequeg
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

Off topic conversations moved:
"Direct Introduction Always Works https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=24944
"Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate" https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=24943
by Queequeg
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?

I don't know much about Nichiren - but I'd like to gain an understanding of few things; 1) Nichiren as a Tendai reformer: I'm struggling to understand this. I get told this by Nichiren Buddhists, but I'm not seeing it. Any help here? 2) the primacy of the Lotus Sutra: it seems to me this means diff...
by Queequeg
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?

IIRC reading some of the events after his death at least one of his senior disciples, under pressure from other sects referred to himself as a "tendai reformer" to avoid lynching. Although one cannot draw too many parallels and still be on solid ground, this is a common theme in religious...
by Queequeg
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

I take Westernized Buddhism to be a way of 'decreasing anxiety and stress' so as to make the best of the many comforts that modern life now offers. This does seem to characterize how practices derived from Buddhism are being applied within a Western context - "meditation" and "mindfu...
by Queequeg
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

Except that they would have found out about the multiple murder crimes concealed in his past sooner or later. ;) But cool script for an indie film, definitely. Go for it, someone. Realistically though, "numerous sages" of high calibre are not going to start popping up in America any time ...
by Queequeg
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?

this Reading with the Body is the most important practice of the Lotus Sutra. can you please decribe this a bit In the Chapter on Sadaparibhuta, the practice of Shakyamuni in a previous life is related. He was an ordinary monk in the middle day of a Buddha in a far away land long ago. His entire pr...
by Queequeg
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?

In Nichiren Buddhism, is Tiantai believed to be infallible in the same way that certain writings of Nichiren are considered infallible? I don't know if "infallible" is the right word. As best I can surmise, in Nichiren's view, Tiantai provides the theoretical foundation. In Zhiyi's exposi...
by Queequeg
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

Coëmgenu wrote:This video struck me as relevant:


weird? cool? I want to ask so many questions, and at the same time... complete loss for words.

FWIW - its Shinnyo-en.
by Queequeg
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

In the way I conceptualize "indigenizing Dharma", I don't imagine people intentionally crafting a creed... I imagine Milarepa's emanation, born into an East St. Louis family of corn rowed gang bangers. After his brothers are killed off in a turf war, he takes revenge by burning down the ho...
by Queequeg
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf Schools, &c
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf Schools, &c

Maybe you can relate to this to some extent, Q. Yes. Definitely. I would add the following as a consideration - 1. The really good, exclusive private schools these days seem focused on developing warm, collaborative and supportive environments - real life Sesame Street or Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. ...
by Queequeg
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

DGA wrote:If not us, then who?

If not here, then where?

If not now, then when?

We have the opportunity to practice here and now. We must do so. Some of us have more ability and opportunity than others; we should support them. From among us, leaders will emerge.


:applause:
by Queequeg
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 67
Views: 1470

Indigenizing Dharma

I mentioned indigenizing Dharma in another thread in the context of discussing a controversial group who has been active in bringing Buddhism to the West. I'm curious to see what people think... What could it mean to indigenize Dharma? By 'indigenizing' Dharma I mean making Buddhism a Western religi...
by Queequeg
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

appeared to be one of the successful efforts to indigenize Buddhism in the West. We need realized Western teachers, and a lot of them, sooner than later. IMO, our best bet is to establish the institutional support for them to appear and develop within. WBO seemed like a good start. I agree 100% on ...
by Queequeg
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

It has always been clear. Vajrayāna, because we like technology and methods. :stirthepot: Not Vajrayana because its too weird with all the demons and fornicating gods. :stirthepot: Definitely, Vajrayāna because it has fornication built right in. The demons are a bonus. Yeah, after I pressed send on...
by Queequeg
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

He explained to me that WBO (now Triratna) drew on all Buddhist traditions because it is not clear what path or paths will be productive for Westerners. . It has always been clear. Vajrayāna, because we like technology and methods. :stirthepot: Not Vajrayana because its too weird with all the demon...
by Queequeg
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

WBO seemed like a good start. FWBO was deeply flawed from the start. Not only is Lingwood's understanding of Buddhadharma idiosyncratic and partial, he has been lying about himself for decades, since the 1950's. Discomfort with him in normative Buddhist circles is the rule, rather than the exceptio...
by Queequeg
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 79
Views: 1735

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

It's a shame, because FWBO ought really to have been a good model for the propogation of Buddhism in the West. would you mind elaborating on your point here? I don't know enough about FWBO and its leadership to think it through adequately, but it seems to me that the persistence of this issue speak...
by Queequeg
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 120
Views: 3411

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

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