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by Wayfarer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Illuminated Buddhist manuscripts British library
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Illuminated Buddhist manuscripts British library

I also love that their web address is bl.uk. :twothumbsup:
by Wayfarer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen

Yeah that makes sense. There were links to a few recent feature articles on them which mention their change to a more corporate-facing posture but didn't mention it being sold. Michael Murphy is 88 and looks 30 years younger.
by Wayfarer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A Fundamental Practice?
Replies: 67
Views: 1533

Re: A Fundamental Practice?

I agree that the idea of 'no-practice' can often be, how shall we say, exploited by the lazy (note to self :smile: ). What I think it's getting at is not to get fixated on technique or how-to or method. Bhikkhu Bodhi has a useful article called Vision and Routine.
by Wayfarer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A Fundamental Practice?
Replies: 67
Views: 1533

Re: A Fundamental Practice?

But the practice of no practice should also be born in mind. So many people seem impressed by the idea of ‘practice’ - like ‘follow these steps’. Then the mind begins to cling to the idea of practice. I think it’s because we like to think it’s something we can do , something we can get good at . It’...
by Wayfarer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Zen/Attain True Self
Replies: 33
Views: 766

Re: Zen/Attain True Self

These kinds of questions invariably create very confused discussions with many conflicting replies. (There is a true self! Oh, no there's not!) Start with the basic point that you won't learn about actual Zen practice from any possible interaction via the Internet. It's just words on a screen, and i...
by Wayfarer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen

There’s nothing in the coverage I’ve read about Esalen being sold, although there’s plenty of stories about it catering to the Silicon Valley technorati.

I’ve only ever read a couple of articles by Jeffrey Kipal. Information about his book on Esalen is here.
by Wayfarer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen

Yeah I was reading about Perls one day and suddenly it all just clicked!
by Wayfarer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen

Always been interested in Esalen. I’ve had that Kripal book on my Wishlist for a while.
by Wayfarer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 165
Views: 4433

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

In philosophy, the Absolute is "the sum of all being, actual and potential".[1] In monistic idealism, it serves as a concept for the "unconditioned reality which is either the spiritual ground of all being or the whole of things considered as a spiritual unity".[2] Article goes on to say that it is...
by Wayfarer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen

Long interview with Michael Murphy, co-founder of Esalen, with Jules Evans. Interesting social history.
by Wayfarer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 165
Views: 4433

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

Well, I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. :smile:
by Wayfarer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Monastic Academy
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Monastic Academy

From the times yesterday: A Latter-Day Rip Van Winkle Emerges, Blinking, Into the Post-Virus World https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/us/coronavirus-meditation.html That's the story that lead me to it. I only spent about 20 min. perusing their site but from everything I see, it seems a pretty inter...
by Wayfarer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Soto zen and problem of satori
Replies: 43
Views: 1869

Re: Soto zen and problem of satori

I have been attending a Jodo service, or had been, until the virus came along and put everything on hold. I started attending a Pure Land sangha because I realised if enlightenment was dependent on my own rather slapdash efforts then I was going to be in deep trouble. When services start up again, I...
by Wayfarer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Soto zen and problem of satori
Replies: 43
Views: 1869

Re: Soto zen and problem of satori

this view is prevalent nowdays in soto monasteries and means just nothing to do, we are already enlightened, what is not true in our situation and conditions which we experience. Unfortunatly people stick to that kind of views thniking that all is all right. But the bitter exam will come together w...
by Wayfarer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Getting bugs off lettuce
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Getting bugs off lettuce

Put coffee grounds around your plants. It’s organic and bugs don’t like it, or so I’ve been told. There are also natural herbicide sprays, non-chemical, that likewise keep insects off without polluting the environment, although it probably doesn’t do ‘em a lot of good. :smile:
by Wayfarer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Monastic Academy
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Monastic Academy

Members might be interested in this site.

https://www.monasticacademy.com/
by Wayfarer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Engaged Buddhism and Monastics
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Re: Engaged Buddhism and Monastics

there are some monks who post here from time to time who may want to address your question. Myself, I am also simply a layman who is interested in and tries to practice Buddhist principles and meditation. So, philosophically speaking, there's a few different responses to this perceived dilemma. Firs...
by Wayfarer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Apple tree
Replies: 51
Views: 1142

Re: Apple tree

Before I had studied Ch’an for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and rivers as rivers. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and rivers are not rivers. But now that I have got its very substance, I am at rest. For it...
by Wayfarer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Apple tree
Replies: 51
Views: 1142

Re: Apple tree

Across the street from us there is a big old apple tree. It’s been there since we moved into the neighborhood. It changes appearance from day to day, season to season, year to year. Sometimes subtly, sometimes dramatically. But it’s always there. Does the apple tree exist? Here are some spontaneous...
by Wayfarer
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sex and Samaya
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Sex and Samaya

Varis wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:56 am
From a sutric view, for laypeople it doesn't matter as long as you're not harming people
I’d be interested seeing a supporting reference for that.

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