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by ItsRaining
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5687
Views: 504520

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

You should go through the materials related to the transmission that are on the webcast page. Maybe visit the local DC sangha near you to get your questions answered. :) Unfortunately there are no DC sanghas around me :( Then I bet you can PM people here. :) Haha I guess that's why I commented here...
by ItsRaining
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5687
Views: 504520

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If I want to attend the World Wide Transmission is there anything I need to know beforehand? I read that a Guru yoga book was recommended but then I found it was restricted to those who were already members... You should go through the materials related to the transmission that are on the webcast p...
by ItsRaining
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5687
Views: 504520

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If I want to attend the World Wide Transmission is there anything I need to know beforehand? I read that a Guru yoga book was recommended but then I found it was restricted to those who were already members...
by ItsRaining
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Emptiness

Wayfarer wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:11 am
pretty heavy-duty academic reading, though. Thanissaro's is a better introduction for someone trying to get the basic drift.
He asked for the meaning of emptiness in the Mahayana not the sravakayana.
by ItsRaining
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 48
Views: 1323

Re: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path

Nice try. The 4 noble truths are very rarely discussed in Zen texts; I suspect this may relate to the fact that they are a shravaka teaching per the Mahayana sutras. The Four Noble Truths are not just Sravaka teachings, in the Tiantai school from the Sravakayana to the Perfect teaching each one has...
by ItsRaining
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 48
Views: 1323

The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path

Does Zen follow the Four Noble Truths? If so what texts do they get it from? Zen is buddhism so it follows them, and they'll come from the Dharmacakrapravartana Sūtra (The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of the Dharma Sutra). Nice try. The 4 noble truths are very rarely discussed in Zen texts; I sus...
by ItsRaining
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 2420

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

When you prove the existence of your second mind, then you can argue that, for you, myriad phenomena arise in two minds. Phenomena are only manifestations of the mind, which is the one, all-encompassing, absolute mind, the Buddha-nature. It is a metaphysical or ontological thinking of the mind, acc...
by ItsRaining
Sat May 26, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharmavidya's Authorization to teach
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Dharmavidya's Authorization to teach

Who's Tai Shi Chi?
by ItsRaining
Sat May 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm also samsarictravelling at Dhamma Wheel.
Replies: 16
Views: 1009

Re: I'm also samsarictravelling at Dhamma Wheel.

samsarictravelling wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:58 pm
Here is an example of one book, which I think (correct me if I am wrong) is from the Sutra Translation Committee:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/buddhi ... d-practice
I really liked that book probably one of the best ones on the Mahayana I've read.
by ItsRaining
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2201

Re: Zazen and breathing

Bhikshu Dharmamitra translated: Zhiyi: Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime: A Classic Meditation Manual on Traditional Indian Buddhist Meditation In that work Zhiyi modifies and expands on one of the Indian methods of anapanasmrti. It does not include any sort of "energy" (qi/prana) practices. I rememb...
by ItsRaining
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Samatha and vipassana in Seon
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Samatha and vipassana in Seon

The first two books in this link are Tiantai Meditation manuals mostly based on Zhiguan. I’m not aware of a text called 止观法门 though there are two works by Zhiyi known as 小止观 which is th first book in that link (an introduction to meditation on Zhiguan) and 圆顿止观 “Greater Stopping and Seeing”which is ...
by ItsRaining
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 11345

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Huayan says the same of phenomena/dharmas as they arise only in the mind so they are all of the same nature. Being identical in nature is why it is said the "one" (nature) is the same as the "all" (phenomena). But like you said the nature or the one isn't a Vedatin notion of a single monolithic and...
by ItsRaining
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 11345

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

The crypto-Vedanta view of "one mind" is treating the "singular" aspect of the principle as an entity rather than a quality or characteristic. "One mind" does not mean there is "one" singular, transpersonal mind. "One" in this context means "same" in the sense that the nature of mind as non-arisen ...
by ItsRaining
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Meido Moore Interview
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Meido Moore Interview

Cooool!

Also, is Meido Roshi's book been published now?
by ItsRaining
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 8773

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

Though by the end it is no longer just a verbal recitation. That's the thing, it changes into a different sort of practice than repeating the name, hence it is no longer recitation. Such a practice of buddha-remembrance was already taught by Daoxin (see this excerpt ), and in the Pure Land traditio...
by ItsRaining
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Assist a fellow Mahamudrist this Holiday season! I need Ganges Mahamudra DVD's!!
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Assist a fellow Mahamudrist this Holiday season! I need Ganges Mahamudra DVD's!!

I didn't realise Ganges Mahamudra was a traditional practice. I read a little bit about it from an old Chinese master 元音老人, I thought he formulated it himself from the Chan, Mahamudra and Dzogchen he learnt. Or maybe they are different things and the name is only a coincidence?
by ItsRaining
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 8773

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

A lot of teachers do use recitation as a Chan practice though, I think Chinul and Hanshan Deqing both wrote a short text on recitation from a Chan perspective. Of course, recitation can be used for meditation. But for what purpose is the important question. There are two goals one can reach with it...
by ItsRaining
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 8773

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

My particular favorite are these words from the Tientai and Ch'an master Ou-i That quote does not say that simply reciting the name is equal to the realisation of buddha-nature. In fact, Ouyi writes about the practice, just before explaining its two levels: "If you hear [the Buddha-name] and believ...
by ItsRaining
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1651

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

No worries :twothumbsup: I'm probably just being pedantic. Do you know nay articles/sources that talk about esoteric practices in China? I remember reading some Ming Dynasty Chan masters talking about using mnatras to invoke the assistance of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to help breaking through great ...
by ItsRaining
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 2420

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Hi Dharma friends, Both schools TianTai and HuaYan are considered the doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism. How and why Buddhism in the Chinese traditions has grown from a purely Indian import to a distinctly 'Chinese'? Thanks Thomas I think it had been becoming less Indian before that. Fo...

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