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by rory
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Which school...?
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Which school...?

Here is a nice link to an explanation of the Tendai school:
https://www.tendai-usa.org/what-is-tendai-buddhism if you are interested write to them in the "Contact" there are priests in Europe and Brasil.

Jake, are you in France?
gassho
Rory
by rory
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Where to purchase Butsugu accessories.
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Where to purchase Butsugu accessories.

Do you mean something commercial like Rakuten Global Market? As they have buddhist altar accessories: https://global.rakuten.com/en/ or are you looking to support a small Nichiren Shoshu business? In that case I'd ask a priest, also ask the priest if a parishioner's family turned in altars, altar se...
by rory
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Which school...?
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Which school...?

The Japanese Tendai ( Ch: Tiantai) school, the Lotus Sutra school, is a multi-practice school: meditation, sutra study, Pure Land, esoteric practices are all done I'm a Pure Lander with a big devotion to Kannon-sama, I chant ch. 25 Kannon's chapter of the Lotus Sutra all the time. It might help to g...
by rory
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is the Pure Land an actual place?
Replies: 17
Views: 669

Re: Is the Pure Land an actual place?

I'm new to Pure Land. Your mind is a place, therefore wherever you find a mind is a place. If there are minds "in" the Pure Land, how can it not be a place? what you and Johnny D are doing isn't really helpful to someone just starting to learn about Pure Land. I'd suggest he read the great Chinese ...
by rory
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Which language should I learn first, classical Chinese or Tibetan?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Which language should I learn first, classical Chinese or Tibetan?

If you want to study Shingon, then first you need to study Japanese or classical Chinese and then modern Japanese. It's an absolute necessity.
I hope this helps.
gassho
Rory
by rory
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is the Pure Land an actual place?
Replies: 17
Views: 669

Re: Is the Pure Land an actual place?

this post isn't for Pure Land beginners , but for those who have an interest this quote is from the Robert F. Rhodes's book on Genshin: Genshin's Ojoyoshu and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan Genshin was the famous Pure Land Master in the Tendai sect. https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by rory
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 359
Views: 24983

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Yup! It can get pretty expensive especially the nuts, but man that is the best snack of 'em all. Healthy and tasty. :good: It definitely can. But peanuts (preferably dry roasted) tend to be cheap, as are sunflower seeds. Yup those two are the best. Peanuts (even salted) are great in salads too. Plu...
by rory
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Where to start Shingon Buddhism?
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Where to start Shingon Buddhism?

find a Shingon priest to teach you.
gassho
Rory
by rory
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Trans surgery on children

This is extremely worrying. Here is a link to the the Daily Mail (broadsheet) but read what the former Governor of the Tavistock, the UK's premier gender identity clinic trust weighs in on his deep concerns: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6762379/Former-governor-says-fears-hurrying-childre...
by rory
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 95
Views: 4985

Re: boring questions about losing weight

Oy, because of twitter (that cesspool), it's good? Instead why not look at the medical data on 2 NIH long term studies of Seventh Day Adventists here: https://publichealth.llu.edu/adventist-health-studies Adventists are a 19th century Christian sect that promotes veganism, think Kellogg. They are es...
by rory
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 95
Views: 4985

Re: boring questions about losing weight

Not sure about that, my dear friend. Being a woman one meal only may have disturbing impacts on the hormone System and other feminie cyclicities. I think the right answer (for me) is patience. It's one KG actually, in 4 months… (and cutting a little further on carbohydrates) Kindly send my and Inje...
by rory
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: [5min video] Hieizan , Enryakuji temple , Mt Hiei
Replies: 38
Views: 491

Re: [5min video] Hieizan , Enryakuji temple , Mt Hiei

Amazing! thanks RJ for the beautiful photos, I so want to make a pilgrimage. I really thank you and From the Earth for sharing yours with me. It just adds to my faith:)

Just in case if this is helpful to some: Jikaku Daishi = Ennin, Ganzan Daishi = Ryogen.
gassho
Rory
by rory
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Guanyin-centric practice
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Guanyin-centric practice

Gassho Sko; I hear you, being a lesbian and I have a big devotion to Guanyin/Kannon-sama too ( I follow Japanese tradition). A great practice is to recite ch.25 of the Lotus Sutra which is all about Guanyin: "Good man, if any of the limitless hundreds of thousands of myriads of kotis of living being...
by rory
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: [5min video] Hieizan , Enryakuji temple , Mt Hiei
Replies: 38
Views: 491

Re: [5min video] Hieizan , Enryakuji temple , Mt Hiei

I've never seen that film, thank you so much From the Earth, and I also enjoyed the detailed journey to Hieizan, from DifficultDharmaName (can you at least use romaji/hiragana for the less adept). I cannot wait to go one day.
It is a kindness to share this here, I'm very appreciative!
gassho
Rory
by rory
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 1875

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

SonamTashi: If you're interested in Amitabha practice/Pure Land Buddhism, you should visit the Pure Land forum and maybe ask some questions there. Of course if you're more interested in Tibetan Buddhism, then you could ask about Amitabha practices on the Tibetan forum as well. In general, the langua...
by rory
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 1875

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

These are two simple and common practices: You could chant ch. 25 at an altar with a statue of Guanyin and when you are finished, transfer the merits and vow to be born in the Pure Land. And you chant Guanyin's name. Or if you prefer chant the smaller Pure Land Sutra etc.,and chant Amida's name. Bot...
by rory
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 1875

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

At the moment I'm reading 'The Teaching of The Buddha', produced by Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai. It talks about the Eternal Buddha, If you have not done so, read the Lotus Sutra. That's about the Eternal Buddha you find in East Asia - the one that is referred to in BDK's outline of Buddhism. Read the sutra...
by rory
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Any independent Nichiren Buddhists here?
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Any independent Nichiren Buddhists here?

He calls that everyone. Don't worry. :D It's his way of saying it does not have to be as it seems, but it might. Even his own students. I did wonder if something like that might be the case. Especially as I myself don't like the term 'buddhist' at all. It just puts people into a little box. Unfortu...
by rory
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?
Replies: 30
Views: 924

Re: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?

Here is a genuine reply that I am (sadly) sure will make those acquintances utterly avoid you:

"I agree; you need to make reparations now Give 25% of your spending money/income to historical black colleges and tribal colleges and universities."

gassho
Rory
by rory
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do you practice with Nichiren Shu, SGI or Nichiren Shoshu?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Do you practice with Nichiren Shu, SGI or Nichiren Shoshu?

I am actually OK with any group claiming they are right above others, so far as that leads to intelligent and civil discourse. The real problem I have is the tendency to pepper even the most benign conversation with belligerent claims against the other, that righteous mission that some feel (on bot...

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