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by rory
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: April 20 8:50 pm EST Mt. Hiei Taizokai Mandala livestream
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: April 20 8:50 pm EST Mt. Hiei Taizokai Mandala livestream

It's an esoteric ritual involving the Taizokai Mandala. Here this public link might be helpful:
http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/m ... ebook.html
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Rory
by rory
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: April 20 8:50 pm EST Mt. Hiei Taizokai Mandala livestream
Replies: 2
Views: 48

April 20 8:50 pm EST Mt. Hiei Taizokai Mandala livestream

4/21 10:00am (Japan Time)

Hieizan Enryakuji, Sange-e Mandala Li-hoyo Service, Broadcast live on the internet.
You can watch it here live!
https://www.tendai-usa.org/single-post/sange-e-mandala

gassho
Rory
by rory
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1495

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

I may have something unique to add here, being transsexual… Do you know why the ratio is skewed? If most women are like me, they despise arguing. There is entirely too much of that on this forum. Discussion doesn't require cantankerousness. I'm a woman and enjoy arguing as a child my pro-women pare...
by rory
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1495

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

There is modern scholarship that illuminates the subject. A great deal in Japanese. This is an interesting book about monastic revival, https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt6wr0s2 Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan Lori Meeks This one is also very fine: Engendering...
by rory
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai nenbutsu for lay practitioners
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: Tendai nenbutsu for lay practitioners

Here is the classic text from the great Pure Land master Genshin: Thanks to Rev.Jikai Dehn who made the translation: The Collection on the Mental Contemplation of Amida (Buddha) by Sramana Genshin of the Eshin-In. The Sanskrit character A 1 is none other than the Principle of Emptiness. 2 The charac...
by rory
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 808

Re: Help with Japanese

I spoke with Indrajala, who just got his doctorate in East Asian Studies about this. He said it would take me about 5 years to be able to read scholarship. I'm finishing Genki 1 in one year, I'll do the same with Genki 2. I suggest you when you are finishing year 1, have your teacher find a Shinshu ...
by rory
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Help with Japanese
Replies: 22
Views: 808

Re: Help with Japanese

I'm studying Japanese, with the plan to speak and to eventually read Japanese texts on Buddhism with studying Classical Chinese as a goal. I'm using a great textbook "Genki" and have a tutor. Genki does a good job of explaining grammar and teaching characters. Go through Genki 1 and Genki 2 then, di...
by rory
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 1534

Re: American Circumcision

So you would be opposed to prescribing antidepressants to children who need then, then? The idea that children "need" anitdepressants is aother example of parental negligence (except perhaps in very severe cases which may be organically rooted), and another example of the culture of "two in the mou...
by rory
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 1381

Re: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?

An actual attempt at a discussion would be welcome. Drive by opinionating is shit. Thanks for setting me straight, friend. I won't venture into your precious domain again. :coffee: _/|\_ Keith There is a fruitful discussion to be had about what Zhiyi found lacking in the Chan of his time https://ww...
by rory
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources

Here is the Tendai California Learning Center: https://www.tendai-usa.org/education It's international.There are priests from Europe, Australia, South America and all over the US who have studied with the TCLC! PRACTICE EDUCATION For those new to Buddhism or wishing to learn and practice in Tendai s...
by rory
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Shughendo
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Shughendo

This looks like a good scholarly book on Shugendo: https://www.press.umich.edu/9438986/shugendo Shugendo Essays on the Structure of Japanese Folk Religion Volume 32 Miyake Hitoshi Edited and with an Introduction by H. Byron Earhart A comprehensive work on Japanese asceticism and folk religion. This ...
by rory
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 1534

Re: American Circumcision

Transition treatment for children consists only of hormone blockers, the purpose of which is to preserve the childs right to choose when they become an adult. If natural puberty is allowed to occur, a transgender child's eventual transition options are restricted to painful ones. I am appalled that...
by rory
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 1400

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

we make rice for dinner. This raises a concern for me. Is that explanation excessively material? It addresses the offering from the perspective of Nirmanakaya, but what about the Sambhogakaya and Dharmakaya? Am I in danger of foreclosing interest in the deep mysteries by explaining the offering in ...
by rory
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 1400

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

/quote] To be clear, my primary view, as my signature suggests, is that the Dharma should be caused to be heard because there are those who are open and receptive. If they don't hear it, they will miss the opportunity presented by this precious life and fall away in samsara, very likely not encount...
by rory
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Introduction to Korean Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Introduction to Korean Buddhism

Yes, there is Chontae, which is the Korean school of Tiantai/Tendai. Here is their website: http://www.cheontae.org/ and of course you will find Kannon-sama 관세음보살 is very important.( Gwanseeum Bosal) Because of the famous ch. 25 of the Lotus Sutra devoted to Kannon. from their website in English: he...
by rory
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 1400

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

First have you checked the sect sites Nichiren Shu and Tendai Shu for children's pages? My Japanese isn't swift enough yet to find them for you. until then here is one in English, this is traditional, it's from the of City of 10,000 Buddhas And here is a link to their collection of Children's books ...
by rory
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: 33rd Annual Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: 33rd Annual Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Watch Enryakuji's New Year's Ceremonies' broadcast streaming from Mt. Hiei Watch the new year's ceremonies at the main temple of Tendai-shu on Mt.Hiei December 31st at 5:15 am PST. https://www.tendai-usa.org/single-post/Enryakuji-New-Years-Live-Broadcast - event schedule link Youtube: https://www.yo...
by rory
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Differences between Chinese and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Differences between Chinese and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

Don't forget Tendai; Genshin was a great teacher of Pure Land Buddhism! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genshin The Japanese Tendai tradition continued the common trend of syncretism practiced by the Chinese T'ien-t'ai tradition and most schools of Chinese Buddhism... In such a way, Pure Land thought ...
by rory
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1711

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

Sung-Bae Park Buddhism and Sudden Enlightenment p. 110 Chapter Fourteen Faith and Enlightenment in the Hua-yen Sutra Hua-yen Buddhism is based on the idea of dharmadhatu* (Chinese: fa chieh), or the "dharma realm." In the dharma realm, there is li shih wu-ai, or "unobstructed mutual penetration betw...
by rory
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1711

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

Paul Swanson Vol 3 T'ien-Tai's Mo-Ho Chih-Kuan: Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight p. 1998 Glossary: inter-inclusiveness of the ten realms: .. Frn. les dix mondes qui se contiennent mutuellement Def. the ten destinies from hell to buddhahood all interpenetrate each other and all include the other nine. s...

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