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by Lindama
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center

I'll second Kim.... "excellent attitude" .... and confirm... I have years on zen and chan yet appreciate nyingma/vajrayana/bon centers. I don't mind the devotional thing either.... I make no comparisons. Someone mentioned Chagdud... I'd like to read his book. Yrs ago I was at a Red Tara retreat/fest...
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: What is this?

on the subject of what is this .... hi-jacked this from facebook tho it's not about oranges. In the early 1970s, two Buddhist masters met in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of them, Kalu Rinpoche, was a renowned Tibetan meditation master who had spent many years in solitary retreat in the remote mount...
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 7753

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

if that doesn't do it for you.... bokki said it all.... "keep it simple"

several eons ago when I was in hi-tech.... it was known as the KISS principle... keep it simple stupid. if only I had heard it then :tongue:
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: and because they are synonymous with Mind, they are sentient beings
Replies: 18
Views: 1358

Re: and because they are synonymous with Mind, they are sentient beings

lol .... this mind does not belong to me/myself and I or you/yourself and us. Even Dogen says... even grasses, trees....

I know less about Dogen than Hakuin... but love Dogen... he says it above.... no need to know more
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 3164

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

well, this must be a scene from the movie, Being There :tongue: you're too late! My props are starting to dissolve... and I"m forgetting those ummon koans which I could recite so faithfully. The essence of the rice cake story is about drinking tea or the pages from Amazon about the tea.... just as y...
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 3164

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

lol, love you bokki .... do you know the one about the rice cakes?
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 7753

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

DGA, don't know if I can "set you straight"... all I can try to do is tell you what I see. I hope I can articulate this.... first point, really the only point, since everything follows this. In zen, ordinary mind is not associated with what we would call ordinary in this so-called samsaric everyday ...
by Lindama
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 3164

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

do you refrigerate in between? somebody told me to put used tea in the refrigerator overnight between brews because it's like a vegetable. this advice was not specific to puerh. just discovered "The Spice Lab" on Amazon.... so many pages of tea, many puerh.
by Lindama
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Wall Gazing
Replies: 39
Views: 6229

Re: Wall Gazing

I've sat in and out regarding walls.... no diff... nor, stirring soup. sooner or later, the props fall away.
by Lindama
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2375
Views: 193669

Re: Music time

el G got me onto BG way way back at zfi..... don't need to know the language :heart:

Boris Grebenshikov.... aka BG



by Lindama
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 100540

Re: Yes or No ...

internet too addictive? .... what time is it? at least there aren't any commercials. I haven't watched TV in 30 years.

Master Bokki says it best.... keep in touch from time 2 time.

u have no idea how you use that stick to good advantage.

linda
by Lindama
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Turkey practices?
Replies: 21
Views: 1537

Re: Turkey practices?

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by Lindama
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: An Interesting Book to share
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: An Interesting Book to share

Thanks for this Fortyeightvows, I will spend time with this tomorrow... just what you quoted opens the field... I always did a double take, relating to clear light and then hearing the talk about vexations. I suspect it's partly the languaging... yet it's a diff orientation too. Zen expresses it as ...
by Lindama
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: An Interesting Book to share
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: An Interesting Book to share

I remember this being discussed on zfi.

not so strange for me.... I know zen and Tibetan teachers who have taught together.... I was there. They offered a collaboration of their traditions... not so diff and yet we can learn from each other. We need more of this IMO.
by Lindama
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I lost my job today...
Replies: 54
Views: 3478

Re: I lost my job today...

Minobu, you misquoted me on your last post.... it seems to be the source of your discontent. sorry gents, I was responding to someone who lost his job, nothing else. Everyone seems to agree that chants will not produce job security.... am I wrong about that. Coemgenu correctly tracks what I said... ...
by Lindama
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I lost my job today...
Replies: 54
Views: 3478

Re: I lost my job today...

thank you very much, I have no complaints
by Lindama
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Forum International status
Replies: 62
Views: 7266

Re: Zen Forum International status

Wild Fox koan.... good for this friday morning/afternoon/evening... Tanahashi gives the following rendering of the koan:[1] Every time Baizhang, Zen Master Dahui, gave a dharma talk, a certain old man would come to listen. He usually left after the talk, but one day he remained. Baizhang asked, "Who...
by Lindama
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Forum International status
Replies: 62
Views: 7266

Re: Zen Forum International status

i c... for purity sake. nothing new under the sun.
by Lindama
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Forum International status
Replies: 62
Views: 7266

Re: Zen Forum International status

el G,
does it mean that zfi is not coming back?
by Lindama
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I lost my job today...
Replies: 54
Views: 3478

Re: I lost my job today...

then, take credit for the message in the picture you posted.... the classic samaric nightmare of power and it's long implication.

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