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by tktru
Wed May 02, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon fire ritual
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: Shingon fire ritual

By the way. Always consult a teacher before attempting these things. It could be dangerous not to do so. Not to make anyone play around on their own.. I can’t tell whether your last post was meant to be in jest, but I’ll just point out that in Shingon, without the proper abhiseka and instruction fr...
by tktru
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Dāna for Dharma
Topic: Petitioning for assistance in my training
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Petitioning for assistance in my training

Hello, I would like to seek your kind assistance in funds for offering Dana for my sponsor temple in Japan where I will be training as a Shingon priest. Airfare, housing, food, and other essentials have been partly pledged to be covered. Any support is appreciated. https://www.theofferingbowl.com/pe...
by tktru
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon in San Jose area California
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: Shingon in San Jose area California

Not to beat a proverbial horse to death, but the six Shingon temples on the West Coast and Hawaii have official or semi-official status, either from Koyasan Kongobu-ji or another auxiliary organization. I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the San Jose organization since I don't have any further i...
by tktru
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Usnisa Vijaya Heart Mantra
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: Usnisa Vijaya Heart Mantra

Uṣṇīṣa Vijaya is only one of three long, fundamental mantras that practitioners (often who are ordained, rarely laymen) recite and memorize in their daily otsutome/gongyo at the temple. The other two are the Karaṇḍamudrā Dhāraṇī (also known as the Casket Seal Dharani) and the Amitāyus Dhāraṇī. The l...
by tktru
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Japanese shrine at a Chinese temple
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Japanese shrine at a Chinese temple

A priest friend of mine and I visited a Chinese temple in Los Angeles. Among the many shrines in this temple, this particular shrine, which is part of the Shingon Buddhist tradition, caught our eye. Apparently the shrine is generally not opened to the public, but an exception was made for the visiti...
by tktru
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Opinion of Chen Hsiongcai and Shan Guang Buddhist Vihara?
Replies: 10
Views: 2248

Re: Opinion of Chen Hsiongcai and Shan Guang Buddhist Vihara

I have met this individual before, and much of the time our conversations were simply one sided arguments with him always claiming to be the winner. Claims to be a follower of the Lotus Sutra, but perverses the teachings to superimpose his view of Buddhism as an evangelistic teaching, condemning any...
by tktru
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist leaders convene at White House
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

Re: Buddhist leaders convene at White House

Is there a full list of the delegates available?
by tktru
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: mantra for xiao fang zhi
Replies: 5
Views: 18257

Re: mantra for xiao fang zhi

I don't understand what you're trying to say. Are you trying to say that you want to do a blessing for your house (小房子) using these mantras?
by tktru
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Kshitigarbha Sutra - Chinese phonetics
Replies: 7
Views: 2206

Re: Kshitigarbha Sutra - Chinese phonetics

If you are looking for a hard copy of the Ksitigarbha Sutra with phonetics, the Buddhist Text Translation Society has a few copies in their inventory. http://www.bttsonline.org/chinese-original-sutra-texts-%E5%8E%9F%E6%96%87%E7%B6%93%E5%85%B8%E7%B3%BB%E5%88%97/earth-store-sutra-%E5%9C%B0%E8%97%8F%E8...
by tktru
Thu May 30, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Adopt-a-Butsudan: The Butsudan Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: Adopt-a-Butsudan: The Butsudan Project

There are several temples in the LA Little Tokyo area (Koyasan Betsuin included) that are unofficially undertaking some form of Butsudan adoption program as well.
by tktru
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon Monasticism
Replies: 10
Views: 3235

Re: Shingon Monasticism

Here's a video on the lay service order to accompany you on your practice (posted by another Shingon temple in California which also offers training):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADzToYOrxug
by tktru
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Ven. Huifeng appointed Vice Abbot of FGS
Replies: 20
Views: 4099

Ven. Huifeng appointed Vice Abbot of FGS

佛光山寺自開山以來,遵循佛教叢林制度,已傳法至第九任住持,由美國佛光山西來寺住持慧濟法師晉山陞座,並由北京弟子西來大學博士慧東法師接任西來寺住持。   慧濟法師,一九六四年出生,一九八六年來山,一九八八年於西來寺受三壇大戒,二○○四年擔任西來寺住持,二○一二年當選佛光山宗委會主席,二○一三年繼任為佛光山第九任住持。   並有副住持五位,分別為:慧傳法師(兼任都監院院長)、慧倫法師(原台東安樂精舍主管)、慧開法師(兼任南華大學副校長)、慧昭法師(兼任佛光山修持中心主任)、慧峰法師(紐西蘭籍博士,兼任佛光大學副教授);及海內外、大陸受法弟子比丘、比丘尼七十餘人,由 星雲上人親自傳法,同為臨濟宗第...
by tktru
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anti-Tibetan Buddhism Signs
Replies: 242
Views: 28928

Re: Anti-Tibetan Buddhism Signs

Their claims of the anti-orthodoxy of Tibetan Buddhism stenches of religious and racial intolerance, nearly at the level of the Westboro Baptist Church.
by tktru
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Yoga Flaming Mouth Translation
Replies: 6
Views: 2290

Yoga Flaming Mouth Translation

Hi all, In collaboration with Dr. Hun Lye of Davidson College and Urban Dharma in North Carolina as well as the local Sangha members and lay Buddhist friends in California, we have nearly completed translating the Yoga Flaming Mouth rite (yuqie yankou), one of the few remotely Tantric texts used wit...
by tktru
Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Kwan yin/Avalokiteśvara
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Kwan yin/Avalokiteśvara

Guanyin/Avalokitesvara is Amitabha's most senior disciple, not a consort of Amitabha. Much like how Amitabha Buddha vowed to bring those who call out to him in nianfo/nembutsu to the Pure Land, Avalokitesvara's role is to "observe the sounds of the world", i.e. listening to the cries of suffering be...
by tktru
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: For Venerable Master Xing Yun
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: For Venerable Master Xing Yun

A message from Venerable Hsin Ting (one of Venerable Master's dharma heirs) via Facebook: 大師身體欠佳,讓我們一起來誦藥師灌頂真言迴向給他,企求諸佛菩薩加持,讓大師身體健康。 English Translation: "Venerable Master's health is not too good. Let us all recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha and dedicate the merits to Venerable Master, praying t...
by tktru
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: In need of help...
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: In need of help...

To elaborate, precepts in general are guidelines for practitioners to assist in their practice and well being. All Buddhists in general make a pledge to not commit these deeds in one's present life. It may not always be easy, but by just continuing to practice, gradually it will help us to be better...
by tktru
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingonji Temple Project in California
Replies: 0
Views: 839

Shingonji Temple Project in California

Hello everyone, perhaps this does not conform to forum rules in DharmaWheel, but I'd like to introduce to those interested in esoteric Buddhism a new temple project started in California. We are hoping to establish a new training center in the United States: The purpose of Shingonji is to provide gu...
by tktru
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon Temple in UK
Replies: 20
Views: 7669

Re: Shingon Temple in UK

Mark.Yorkshire wrote:Eventualy they sent me a weblink this morning and it directed me to a mail order Viagra site!
A group of musical vikings once told me about that. I believe it was called spam (which might have possibly gone past its expiration date, if you catch my drift).