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by JMGinPDX
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 9761

anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

For sake of context, when I began my Buddhist practice, I took the time to research the various traditions and history to see which lineage might be a good fit for the way I tend to operate - I settled on the Theravada Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah, and still practice within it. However, I hav...
by JMGinPDX
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza

You may want to take a look at Sheng-yen's teachings on silent illumination. He has some techniques for easing into silent illumination that are very satipatthana-like, but gradually become less object oriented. You may want to take a look at Ajahn Munindo's teachings as well, whom I feel does a go...
by JMGinPDX
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza

infact shikan taza is unique practice, which is preserved within zen, and only zen.. looking for similarities is waste of time and kind of amusement... Thank you, but I tacitly disagree with that, as all Buddhist traditions emanate from the same roots and have more similarities than differences. To...
by JMGinPDX
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza

infact shikan taza is unique practice, which is preserved within zen, and only zen.. looking for similarities is waste of time and kind of amusement... Thank you, but I tacitly disagree with that, as all Buddhist traditions emanate from the same roots and have more similarities than differences. To...
by JMGinPDX
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza

reflecting on satipatthana during shikantaza practice? I don't know what exactly you mean by satipatthana, as that practice has various approaches in Theravada itself, and there are other forms preserved in Mahayana traditions too. If you want to see a Zen take on it, check out Dogen's Sanjushichih...
by JMGinPDX
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza

The Way of Mindfulness: The Satipatthana Sutta and Its Commentary https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/soma/wayof.html The Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, is generally regarded as the canonical Buddhist text with the fullest instructions on the ... The Fo...
by JMGinPDX
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza

infact shikan taza is unique practice, which is preserved within zen, and only zen.. looking for similarities is waste of time and kind of amusement... Thank you, but I tacitly disagree with that, as all Buddhist traditions emanate from the same roots and have more similarities than differences. To...
by JMGinPDX
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pointing-Out-Instructions and Zen
Replies: 36
Views: 4109

Re: Pointing-Out-Instructions and Zen

Thanks for your detailed post, Astus. That clarifies a LOT for me. As I mentioned above this was more of an academic question. I've never felt particularly inclined to pursue Dzogchen formally, but I find the similarities interesting all the same, and examining these helps me to understand my own p...
by JMGinPDX
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza

I started out in and have a strong affinity for Theravada Thai Forest (Ajahn Chah), but have lately been studying Zen (emphasis on STUDYING - while I have been experimenting with zazen as somewhat different from the "meditation" I've learned from the Ajahns, I do not yet practice with a Zen sangha n...

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