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by AlanI
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 18345

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

I was talking about the big stir that was caused in the Treeleaf community when they learned more about Taigu's real life. Like I said, it's like no one really knows him there, and that's not a surprise being that they only know him through the filter of digital technology, where everything that's ...
by AlanI
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Health Impact of Celibacy
Replies: 301
Views: 28891

Re: Health Impact of Celibacy

I was in Catholic seminary for a time back in the day, celibate for several years. It was wonderful, but also as a young man, caused me great psychological confusion. I left, and found Trungpa. Hung around his circle in the day where for the first time I discovered that one could have serious religi...
by AlanI
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Precepts in China and Japan
Replies: 111
Views: 11976

Re: Precepts in China and Japan

Maybe when it comes to people's precepts, we can just say that there is no standing in front or behind. Some people for monasteries and some not, some for celibacy and some not. It is not that Chinese or Japanese Precepts are better or worse. I gave up the bullshit about whose practice or precepts a...
by AlanI
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 18345

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Getty back to the topic, I saw an interesting couple of articles published at Sweepingzen.com this week which I believe touch on the core issue of the Treeleaf controversy. The core issue is apparently that online sangha cannot be a substitute for in-person sangha, and I believe the articles posted...