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by Hae Min
Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: The real truth behind Zen masters' self-mutilation?
Replies: 26
Views: 3723

Re: The real truth behind Zen masters' self-mutilation?

[quote]We hear legends of Zen monks doing horribly painful and unhealthy things to themselves: Bodhidharma cutting off his eyelids, Huike chopped off his hand and tossing it at Bodhidharma... And that koan I heard once about the monk who chopped off a guy's finger for mocking him. How much actual tr...
by Hae Min
Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: State of Japanese Buddhism
Replies: 42
Views: 10366

State of Japanese Buddhism

Not just Tendai, but Shingon likewise in Japan has married priests. Enjitsu claims to have some kind of purported connection to Shingon (which is suspect as Eijo earlier has pointed out and Eijo indeed is a recognized authority), yet he's saying one can't be ordained while married (this is contrary...
by Hae Min
Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taego Lineage Seminary
Replies: 91
Views: 13738

Re: Taego Lineage Seminary

Related, for consideration & comparison: the University of the West's chaplaincy M.A. program, which seems to be designed to transform a rote beginner into a professional. This is an aspect we haven't discussed yet, the role of professionalization in public institutions for Buddhist clergy, as dist...
by Hae Min
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taego Lineage Seminary
Replies: 91
Views: 13738

Re: Taego Lineage Seminary

I am a Buddhist monk (ordained for just over nine years as a celibate Bhiskhu, but a new transfer into the Taego Order--still celibate). I've been perusing the posts here and it seems like there is a lot of guess work going on. Despite the fact that I'm new to the Taego Order, I'd like to put in my ...

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