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by Seishin
Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"

Myoren left SGI and is now working very hard to create a traditional and official Tendai Sangha in Peurto Rico. He is receiving official training at the North American HQ for Tendai, Mt Hiei approved. So, personally, I can't see how his work and his sangha can be said to be "another nichiren-new rel...
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"

The Tendai in US link I gave?
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tantric Art and Meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Tantric Art and Meditation

I'm sure there must have been such studies done in Japan, given their penchant for scholarship. However I don't know of them. Jikai sensei may be a better person to answer.
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Responsibilities of Western Priests.
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Responsibilities of Western Priests.

^^ :twothumbsup: this ^^ Hi Varis, Sorry it has taken me so long to give a reply. The answer depends on a few things. For example, what lineage you come from; simply put who your teacher is. They will have their own way of approaching those responsibilities. In Japan there is the blue-print if you l...
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tantric Art and Meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Tantric Art and Meditation

Not sure if anyone can answer... When do the rituals described in Michael Saso's Tantric Art and Meditation date from? To be honest, I don't really know. From what little I know these rituals originate in India, and then moved to China. I'd imagine there were some minor additions made to these ritu...
by Seishin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Is punishment of children required?

This thread got me thinking, and I was talking with my mum about it at the weekend. She said to me that she never had to discipline me and my brothers as kids and we were all good... however I remember (and reminded her) of the amount of times she'd slap us across the legs, and the times she'd shout...
by Seishin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Is punishment of children required?

those who also do not believe in discipline and boundaries I often wonder if its actually just a form of neglect. Some cases, maybe. But I think others have been so hurt by their parents that they can't separate discipline, boundaries and consequences from violence, anger, hatred etc. But I honestl...
by Seishin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Is punishment of children required?

I'm also amazed at the amount of people who feel discipline = violence, hitting and anger. It is possible to discipline a child without resorting to these.
by Seishin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Is punishment of children required?

One of my neighbours do not believe in discipline and boundaries. They let their children climb (and often break) other people's cars. They've thrown mud balls at peoples walls and windows. They've gone through the trash and thrown it around the road. They've even stolen my daughters toys a few time...
by Seishin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Precisely Lukeinaz. if they've been naughty. They sit in time out, even when out and about. More importantly, they get treats for good behaviour and no treats for bad behaviour. what is "naughty". i mean in terms of buddhism, do you mean self-centered? Not in terms of Buddhism, whatever that means. ...
by Seishin
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Every child is different, every parent is different. Social environments, life at home, money etc all these things have an impact on the child and on how best to raise them. There is no one right way in my opinion and I admittedly roll my eyes when a parent is telling me I'm doing it all wrong. Alth...
by Seishin
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 84
Views: 3409

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

I'm still plowing through my copy of the Maka Shikan so I'm a little bit behind, but catching up. So I may be quiet for a little while just yet. A million thanks to Rev Jikai Sensei for taking the time to do this for us. It is invaluable to all of us, not just us English speaking Tendai folk. Thank ...
by Seishin
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Samatha and vipassana in Seon
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Samatha and vipassana in Seon

According to the Jogye Order's website, the Seon master Choui Uisun practiced shamatha and vipassana (jigwan) for 40 years and advocated the practice of jigwan and studying scriptures alongside Seon practice. From what I understand jigwan practice comes from Tiantai. Does anyone know more about thi...
by Seishin
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Ayya Yeshe
Replies: 11
Views: 862

Re: Ayya Yeshe

Atleast what I understood she had ordained nuns. She says it probably in few places, internet and youtube "Of the thirteen people I ordained with, only three others are still ordained." http://awakeningbuddhistwomen.blogspot.fi/2014/02/the-road-less-traveled-nun-who-carved.html "ordained with ", in...
by Seishin
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1384

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

Not entirely. It depends where we draw the line between esoteric and otherwise. The Tiantai tradition did absorb esoteric practices in China over the centuries which are esoteric. A good example of this would be the Hungry Ghost Rites(施餓鬼供養) which developed in the Song period. It is true that these...
by Seishin
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 29
Views: 1337

Re: Tiantai Meditation

To clarify a point, if I may; Zhiyi did not receive transmission in Ox-head Chan, as the school didn't exist at that time. The school was founded by Niutou Farong 牛頭法融 (594-657). Zhiyi (538-597) may have known Farong's teacher, Dayi-Daoxin (580-651), but I can't find anything to support this, and Da...
by Seishin
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1384

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

Does China's Tiantai today have the esoteric tradition like Japan's Tendai? No. The esoteric aspects were added by Saicho and then further by the likes of Ennin and others in Japan. I don't know what Tiantai is actually like in China these days, as I've heard mixed reports. Some tell me its no diff...
by Seishin
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1384

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

Although not Makashikan, here is a case in point of a Tendai priest in Japan teaching lay people to meditate. Whilst not the norm I am encouraged by his endevours

by Seishin
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1384

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

I generally agree that it is about determination and not necessarily about ordination. However, there are two things to consider. First, monastics often have more time available for practice compared to many lay followers. Of course there are lay practitioners who are really dedicated to practice a...