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by Cloudy
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma & intention
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Karma & intention

Hello. I still don't completely know what intention is. In one buddhist post on the topic of harsh speech I read that (this was a post by a buddhist nun), if you accuse someone of something innapropriately --- and then upsets them then you have committid harsh speech. But surely in the scenario, you...
by Cloudy
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 2 novice Buddhist questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1594

2 novice Buddhist questions

Hello, Sorry I am quite new to Buddhism and want to descover and understand 2 things, 1. Can you retake the 5 Precepts as many times as you need / want? and 2. What does intention mean with the 5 Precepts - can you only break them if you intend for something to happen i.e. hurt someone / steal / sex...
by Cloudy
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Can you Renew Precepts on your own in Zen / Chan Buddhism?
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Can you Renew Precepts on your own in Zen / Chan Buddhism?

Hi.... I would love to know if in Zen or Chan Buddhism can you Renew your Precepts at home / on your own without a teacher / temple....? ... such as if you were to do it ceremonaly / with true intent / incense / calling upon the Buddha.....etc. (..as in my situation there is no teachers / temple...)...
by Cloudy
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What does it entail to Renew your Precepts?
Replies: 20
Views: 2977

What does it entail to Renew your Precepts?

Hello Has anyone here ever renewed their precepts. I took mine originally some time ago (not particularly seriously) and have never deliberately broken them, but I would like to Renew them. But I want to understand what it means to renew your precepts (but from a Buddhist point of view) - because I ...
by Cloudy
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Ch'an groups in the West.
Replies: 10
Views: 3592

Re: Ch'an groups in the West.

Hi, all. So, I was wondering, are there any Chan groups here in the west? Specifically the United States, Canada, and the UK? If so, are they "Western" Chan groups (with Western practitioners) or are they mostly in the asian communities? Thanks in advance! In Gassho, Sara H Hi this reply is rather ...

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