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by Stephen18
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Learning more about the tenet systems
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: Learning more about the tenet systems

OK, thank you.
by Stephen18
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Learning more about the tenet systems
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: Learning more about the tenet systems

Are there any other tenet systems?
by Stephen18
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Learning more about the tenet systems
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: Learning more about the tenet systems

Thanks, SteRo! That's very informative.

Have a I missed any Mahayana tenet systems or have I listed them all?
by Stephen18
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Learning more about the tenet systems
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: Learning more about the tenet systems

Are these all the tenet systems? Is there any I've missed listing here?

Cittamatra, Mādhyamaka, Prāsaṅgika, Sautrantika, Svātantrika, Vaibhāṣika, Vijñānavāda, Yogācāra
by Stephen18
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Learning more about the tenet systems
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: Learning more about the tenet systems

Thank you all for the valuable input!
by Stephen18
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Learning more about the tenet systems
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Learning more about the tenet systems

Where can I learn more about the Mahāyāna tenet systems? Suggestions about books, websites and videos on this topic are most welcome!
by Stephen18
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Introductory books on basic or general Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna (Tibetan Buddhism)
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: Introductory books on basic or general Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna (Tibetan Buddhism)

I have been an eclectic Buddhist for some time now but need to know more. I know Theravāda very, very well, but need to know far more Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna than I do now. I plan to study and practice from all the schools of Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna (and continue to study and practice Theravāda) exce...
by Stephen18
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Introductory books on basic or general Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna (Tibetan Buddhism)
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Introductory books on basic or general Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna (Tibetan Buddhism)

Hi, I am still fairly new to the Mahāyāna tradition as I have been busy with other things. I know some things, but I'd like to learn the basics or general Mahāyāna AND Vajrayāna (Tibetan Buddhism) from introductory books. I have Paul Williams' Mahāyāna Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations and have ju...
by Stephen18
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What do you think about Triratna?
Replies: 1
Views: 381

What do you think about Triratna?

What do you think about Triratna (former Friends of the Western Buddhist Order)?
by Stephen18
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada the same thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada the same thing?

Are Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada exactly the same thing?
by Stephen18
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Greatest Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers alive
Replies: 15
Views: 1390

Greatest Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers alive

I am posting this thread in order to learn more about the greatest teachers in the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions and their teachings. Who are the most reputable? Who do you think are the greatest or the best? Not necessarily monks or nuns but you can also list great lay teachers along with monks...
by Stephen18
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to develop Bodhicitta?
Replies: 33
Views: 3137

Re: How to develop Bodhicitta?

Thank you all for the replies! :anjali:
by Stephen18
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to develop Bodhicitta?
Replies: 33
Views: 3137

How to develop Bodhicitta?

I want to generate Bodhicitta but I don't know how to do that since I come from a Theravada background (now following Mahayana and Vajrayana as well). Could you recommend any materials on Bodhicitta? Thank you.
by Stephen18
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana commentaries to the sutras
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Mahayana commentaries to the sutras

Are the commentaries to the Mahayana sutras called "shastras"? If not, what are they (the shastras)?
by Stephen18
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Eclectic Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 2193

Re: Eclectic Buddhism

It just seems an incredibly long and ambitious list, Stephan. Personally, I like to keep things simple, so that I can focus and do my best. I don't mean to practice ALL of that -- I don't have the time for that anyway. Just study and practice the most important things and choose a few of the perfec...
by Stephen18
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Eclectic Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 2193

Re: Eclectic Buddhism

£$&^@ wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:51 am
Eclectic Buddhism could be useful for many. That’s great.

However if we try to fit specific teachings into our eclectic model by removing that which distinguishes those teachings...not so great.
Just choose the good teachings and dismiss the bad or not so good ones.
by Stephen18
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Eclectic Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 2193

Eclectic Buddhism

I have realised that I must be an eclectic Buddhist: picking and choosing whatever I think is great and beneficial from any Buddhist tradition, including some things of my own such as my own divisions of Dhamma (based on original Buddhist teachings) and more perfections than the 10 or 6 perfections....
by Stephen18
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha Knows Best rap song
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Buddha Knows Best rap song

by Stephen18
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 31
Views: 2014

Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?

Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?

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