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by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu May 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What did Nichiren think of Confucianism and Shintoism?
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: What did Nichiren think of Confucianism and Shintoism?

:thanks: It might be of your interest also doing some research on Hokke Shinto, or the syncretism of Lotus Sects and Shinto. This kind of practice is still done in some Nichiren sects and Lineages, specifically in Nichiren Shu (more so in Nakayama Lineage). I also think you must be aware that two K...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Mon May 14, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 813

Re: Shodaigyo

Just got my copy of the Shodaigyo book today- very technical and interesting from the brief mailbox-to-kitchen-counter walk. That tri-fold brochure suggests a combined practice well aligned to my taste at the moment, looking forward to elaborations on it that the book may offer. If you contact Sens...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu May 10, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 813

Re: Shodaigyo

Here are Shodaigyo instructions as per Enkyoji Network, led by Kanjin Cederman Shonin. Anyone who is interested in delving more deeply into shodaigyo may also contact him on facebook, Sensei is a very accessible person. He also webcasts shodaigyo practice instructions on Facebook every month. http:/...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Yeongsanjae
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Yeongsanjae

Doc on Yeongsanjae ritual, a uniquely Korean Buddhist ritual based on the Lotus Sutra, intended to generate benefits for the country and all beings.
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Obstacles to Bodhicitta
Replies: 60
Views: 4807

Re: Obstacles to Bodhicitta

I have experienced great love from the Medicine Buddha practice that makes me feel great compassion for Tibet and Buddhists in general because they discovered and revealed these teachings for the world to receive healing and love. They didn't, they received it from Indian master originally, as a ma...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Obstacles to Bodhicitta
Replies: 60
Views: 4807

Re: Obstacles to Bodhicitta

One aspect that helped me with Bodhicitta, is Atisha's approach on it by generating and cultivating it in "stages".
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Shinnyo-en?
Replies: 26
Views: 5208

Re: Shinnyo-en?

I did a little bit of my own investigative work on line for this sect shinnyo en. The plus side was that I could find no mention of any scandals they are involved in. Personally I'm a big fan of married clergy in Japanese Buddhism but I do know that a lot of people don't agree with me. Honen, shinr...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: A history question
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: A history question

The common translation for Buddhadharma, or Buddha's doctrine is also 佛法 or Fo Fa, the second character meaning Dharma.
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Morning Sun Gosho
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Morning Sun Gosho

Can someone please point out which Gosho addressed to Shijo Kingo, Nichiren talks about paying homage to the morning sun? Thank you so much!
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: A history question
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: A history question

If it leads you anywhere, the Vietnamese term is either "Phat giao" or "Phat dao" (not bothering with diacritics cause I don't know them). I am not entirely sure what the first version means, but the second one seems to just be "way of Buddha(s)". The first comes from 佛教 or Budda's Teaching, the la...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1971

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

Saigoku Kannon...Chichibu My wife and I did about half of the Saigoku when she was doing her dissertation research (she wrote on a genre of pilgrimage mandalas). Two weeks or so driving and walking around Kii peninsula. It was a lot of fun. My sister has been visiting Chichibu sites over the course...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1971

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

In Southern Brazil we have the first Tibetan Buddhist temple of South America, it was once the residence of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. It has become not only a center of prilgrimage to Brazilian Buddhists but also a tourist attraction. It also features a 3d representation of Guru Rinpoche's Copper Colo...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1971

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

Yes, and I also believe that pilgrimage creates a sort of Devotional mindset that is overall very positive to one's practice and confidence in Dharma. Besides creating a connection with the virtuous activities of Buddhas and past time masters!
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Some questions on Karma and Merit
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: Some questions on Karma and Merit

The accumulation of Wisdom and Merit are the prerequisites for enlightenment in the common Mahayana. Accrued merit is not an impediment or obstacle to Buddhahood, quite the opposite. Thanks for the reply. That actually makes sense of the passage in Sūtra of the Garland of a Bodhisattva’s Primary Ka...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 28
Views: 1999

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

My heart goes out to you and your family Greg! :anjali:
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Nichiren Yamabushi
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Nichiren Yamabushi

I wonder if his hand mudra while chanting is characteristic? I see the Nichiren statue on his altar, perhaps thats a 4 statue configuration. The same mudra is used in both Shinto and Yamabushi waterfall purification practices! He is chanting the daimoku and also features Nichiren Shonin in his alta...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Nichiren Yamabushi
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Nichiren Yamabushi

Can somebody please provide a light on which sect does the monk on 4:19Min belongs? He seems to be a Nichiren Buddhist, and is also chanting Daimoku while doing takigyo under the waterfall, but also uses a garb that resembles that used by Yamabushi sect! What sect is this one? [media]https://www.you...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Koryu Shugendo
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Koryu Shugendo

But from what I can sense from the article, the lineage is a "reconstructed" one, and not one that derives from a living transmission between a contemporary teacher and student!
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Koryu Shugendo
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Koryu Shugendo

Gaynor Sekimori did some research on the post-war rebirth/revival of various Shugendo traditions that I have found interesting. Among others it has examined the one in question, which apparently was a family tradition able to preserve an archive of ritual manuals and other documents: For example: h...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Koryu Shugendo
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Koryu Shugendo

The lineage seems to be authentic, but there are some problems with Mr. "Ninja" Stephen Hayes My Disassociation From the Koryū Shugen Honshū http://shugendo.org/node/18 https://www.facebook.com/koshikidake/posts/1557038831010084?pnref=story Thanks! It seems that their head teacher also is not an ea...