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by passel
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 35
Views: 336

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:36 pm
What about surf music covered by Norweigan Black Metal bands?



Including tunes by The Darkthrones, The Burzums and The Mayhems.
good stuff
by passel
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Rinzai Zen and Physical Practice
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Rinzai Zen and Physical Practice

Nm- I just looked at your "greeting" post- you're probably in GJ with Seido? You're in good hands, just trust the process. He knows the forms, those will be your primary teachers. Just stick to the schedule, and cue off of those practitioners senior to you, you don't really need to do more than that...
by passel
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Rinzai Zen and Physical Practice
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Rinzai Zen and Physical Practice

Yardwork is good. Walking. Picking up heavy things and putting them down. Keep your center of gravity low, don't be precious about it but pay attention. You would probably get some hot tips by going to zenembodiment.com and poking around, looking especially for "tanden". Meido's book of course. Zaze...
by passel
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 35
Views: 336

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

I'm afraid you're all mistaken when in fact clearly Neurosis.

by passel
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

oldbob wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:50 am
Wonderful picture and cascade of word images. :applause:

Many blessings and devotions. :thanks:

Showing up and practicing.

"red laser from the :heart: "
thanks, bro
by passel
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2095

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

detailed postural instruction in any of those texts, and if so, can you nail down any probable dates? The Discourse on the Essential Secrets of Meditation (Chan Miyao Fa Jing 禪祕要法經, T15n613) is dated to the 2nd or 3rd century in origin by Ven. Dr. Yuanci, and it does have a description of posture a...
by passel
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the best book on Nichiren Buddhism you can recommend?
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: What's the best book on Nichiren Buddhism you can recommend?

What about the Yampolsky edited volume of Nichiren Letters? Any good?

Or the Burton Watson Selected Letters?
by passel
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?
Replies: 22
Views: 1384

Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

When I’m at my neighborhood yoga studio, generally no.
When I’m getting instruction from a competent teacher with a serious and sustained practice history, generally yes.
by passel
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I believe the lower realms can be emptied in a day
Replies: 21
Views: 1007

Re: I believe the lower realms can be emptied in a day

I figure- just try it. There’s time. I mean what’s the alternative, just trying to live your life without bodhicitta? Impossible at this point. Just develop massive skillful means, massive paramitas. People will always be there to discourage you in your practice you just have to ignore them.
by passel
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2095

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

b) divergent evolution- a common body of probably early Indian textual sources that both are drawing from. Or, oral instructions. Meditation texts were translated to Chinese very early: Dhyāna sutras . For Dogen's sources, see "Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation" by Carl Bielefeldt. The "manuals" th...
by passel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2095

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Good discussion, two stray thoughts: 1) 7-point Vairocana posture and Dogen hit identical points- Fukanzazengi hits most of them I think, but I distinctly remember once reading some Dogen than presented all 7 of the points covered under the Vairocana rubric (sorry- can't remember where! see my signa...
by passel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2095

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Important koan, from an important early master who's the student in the story: "Reverend Ma was sitting in a spot, and Reverend Rang took a tile and sat on the rock facing him, rubbing it. Master Ma asked, "What are you doing?" Master [Huairang] said, "I'm rubbing the tile to make it a mirror." Mast...
by passel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5562

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Yeah, 1) learning how to effectively share power, not just from person to person, but across complex networks, and 2) learning how to use old tools for new tasks- those are the two central challenges that any society faces, not just TGIE. It's true on the individual level as well, at least for me.
by passel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5562

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

No one is not involved in politics. The tulku system is one form of recognition of that fact. We share this world.
by passel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5562

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Just a meta-comment on the overall conversation: Isn't the whole point of Karmapa, and the tulku system generally, that the spiritual and the political are not separate realms? So, yes, this is politics, but it's good politics. It's creative, generous, and forward-looking. It feels like the beginnin...
by passel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581700

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Playing off that last sentiment, I just want to express appreciation for all the vajra siblings on this thread. Rinpoche changed my life, and despite living near Seattle there’s no Ling remotely near me, so it feels good to be in touch in some way with other practitioners for help and support. Ofte...
by passel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Accuracy of internet koans
Replies: 31
Views: 1572

Re: Accuracy of internet koans

Meido wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:52 am
Here.
Oo. Cool book, I wasn't aware of it, thank you.

We should get an Abe thread going, and a Hisamatsu thread after that.
by passel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: One hand clapping
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: One hand clapping

What is the sound of one hand is truest to the original- Hakuin Ekaku made that koan. I
by passel
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 3384

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

passel wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:51 pm
I’d add ‘arid elitism’ to that list of weaknesses.
Also, longwindedness.

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