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by coldwater
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Monastic Ordination Resources
Replies: 31
Views: 9217

Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

https://www.heartwoodrefuge.org/residency/ Ven.Pannavati and Ven.Pannadipa are building a non-sectarian Buddhist retreat center and monastic environment. They embrace Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions. Located in Hendersonville, NC- I just visited them as they were hosts to the recent W...
by coldwater
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Tendai Buddhism Retreat : NYC 10/27-20/29
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Tendai Buddhism Retreat : NYC 10/27-20/29

https://www.facebook.com/events/281379435697052/ One of the more profound topics in Tendai philosophy is the view expounded by its founder, Ven. Chih-i, that each moment of consciousness contains within it three thousand distinct states of existence. To help us understand this in more detail, Rev.D...
by coldwater
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai & TienTai Resources
Replies: 29
Views: 7570

Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

California Tendai Learning Center / Kongosan Eigenji in Sacramento, California To promote an enhanced understanding of Buddhism in order to help all sentient beings, and to transmit the light of the Dharma - the teachings of Dengyo Daishi Saicho to encourage interfaith dialogue; to foster a compass...
by coldwater
Mon May 01, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Traditional East Asian Medicine + Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Traditional East Asian Medicine + Buddhism

Emceecombs: thank you for the resources and experience! I do wonder how much practicing and practices to be healed is counterproductive...but there are definitely therapeutic side effects from practice and improvement (contentment?) in lives. Rev.Jikan: Thank you, I definitely didn't forget about Re...
by coldwater
Mon May 01, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Traditional East Asian Medicine + Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Traditional East Asian Medicine + Buddhism

I am currently doing my dissertation on Buddhist perspectives of health and wellness within Traditional East Asian Medicine (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese). I am finishing my Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and am hoping to contribute to future Buddhist practitioner's who do a...
by coldwater
Mon May 01, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon in San Jose area California
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Re: Shingon in San Jose area California

Ah, I don't know much about their tradition or founder. I have only met the priest (in San Jose) once and we both gave lectures on Tendai and Shingon in the same Japanese history class at USF. So I only know of his activities peripherally. He is quite active in teaching "mikkyo zen" though. Ajikan, ...
by coldwater
Mon May 01, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Meditation in Tendai
Replies: 22
Views: 1375

Re: Meditation in Tendai

Well...it is all dharma- freeways, mountains, or buildings! Best is making effort, no matter the practice, and sounds like you are doing just that by visiting the communities and learning directly from teachers.

Gassho
by coldwater
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Meditation in Tendai
Replies: 22
Views: 1375

Re: Meditation in Tendai

Rory-san, There was a thread https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=4976&p=287323&hilit=kaihogyo#p52274 didn't really go very far...I think the best way to come close is to getting an idea of it is... take long hikes and remember the dharma. Even in the case of Keisho-sensei, he established th...
by coldwater
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Monastic Ordination Resources
Replies: 31
Views: 9217

Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

Yes, the monastery was ashes and now part of nature...and it appears the webmaster has taken the site down for some time. The internet remembers everything though! If you are looking for its information you can check internet archives or Rev.Keisho Leary's personal blog for his teachings http://vkle...
by coldwater
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Meditation in Tendai
Replies: 22
Views: 1375

Re: Meditation in Tendai

Hello Tatsuo, As Seishin-san says, and from my understanding...yes, the four samadhis are still intensively practiced in Japan. I have also met Gyosho Uehara a couple of times, a sennichi kaihogyo practitioner. In addition to hearing second-hand stories of meetings with the other types of specialist...
by coldwater
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Experiences from omine sennichi kaihogyo
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Experiences from omine sennichi kaihogyo

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by coldwater
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tiantai and it's relevance to "Western Buddhism"
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Tiantai and it's relevance to "Western Buddhism"

Rev.Heng Sure is the translator. The video appears to be posted in October 2014. The location appears to be Chuang Yen Monastery-http://www.baus.org/en/?cat=3

Not sure who the lecturer is, maybe someone from CTTB..? Sorry I can't provide more info.
by coldwater
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Saicho's Final Admonitions, Goyuikai
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Saicho's Final Admonitions, Goyuikai

I can't find this anywhere independently on the interwebs and have been using it as a bit of a "daily reflection" to see how I can work with the intructions given by Dengyo Daishi in my own daily life as I cultivate a 'bodhisattva life'. These admonitions continue to influence people and I am explor...
by coldwater
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tiantai and it's relevance to "Western Buddhism"
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Tiantai and it's relevance to "Western Buddhism"

Interesting lectures/retrospectives about Chinese Tiantai as a transformative practice and the development/integration of various streams of Buddhism in China, the long-term effect and how this could be applied to the current mix of many streams entering other countries. If these talks were reposted...
by coldwater
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Keisho Leary and California Tendai Monastery
Replies: 12
Views: 3271

Re: Keisho Leary and California Tendai Monastery

I visited yesterday. The center of the gomado exists- as it holds fire itself and is made of iron... so it resisted being destroyed. The structures around it are completely gone. Ash and scrap metal. As well as his journals, writings, notes, artwork, and carvings- vanished. Bare forest remains as we...
by coldwater
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8065

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

Agreed, and I think that observation is not unique but a given because the Internet and reality are not the same. The Internet isn't a dynamic experience of any situation. Were you intending to practice with them- thus the interest? I would say that site might be more representative of their founder...
by coldwater
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8065

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

The long posts between Abu were unfortunate and I kept responding to the series of her accusations about me. In retrospect I should have ignored it earlier or it could have been moderated. Also having experience with cults, almost all of the dharma organizations in the West are cult franchises and h...
by coldwater
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which school of Vajrayana do you practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 3564

Re: Which school of Vajrayana do you practice?

mostly the Tendai school but have a couple of things from the Tibetan schools. Not fixed to a school.
by coldwater
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Way of the Bodhisattva
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: The Way of the Bodhisattva

The translation of The Bodhisambara Treatise Commentary (one of those texts...) put out by Kalavinka press mentions that this text was more popular than Shantideva's text in China. Shantideva's text made it around at some point but not given much attention. The Bodhisambara came in earlier and is es...
by coldwater
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Vinaya Texts
Replies: 13
Views: 2401

Re: Vinaya Texts

Oh thank you- Sisters in Solitude I have seen and will definitely pick up. Having alternate texts, oral traditions, teachers and practices helps provide a more stereoscopic view as well as placing changes in a cultural/historical context- I believe. I recently met with an Abbot from a Chung Tai bran...