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by tingdzin
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Receiving Longchen Nyingtik
Replies: 20
Views: 5027

Re: Receiving Longchen Nyingtik

There are indeed a lot of teachers who can bestow these practices. However, I would beware of trying to get a read on a teacher (very important before you commit) in a group that is already very large, because 1) such organizations are often poisonous, and 2) you will have very little contact with t...
by tingdzin
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bon Religion by Samten G. Karmay
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

Re: Bon Religion by Samten G. Karmay

Karmay's credentials are impeccable, and for a long time he wrote on important subjects that few others were interested in.
by tingdzin
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What was Hashang's position, really?
Replies: 9
Views: 2284

Re: What was Hashang's position, really?

As Van Schaik's (limited) bibliography points out, modern scholars have spent oceans of ink in discussing the Ho shang controversy it is doubtful whether we can really know what the monk in question really knew, or meant in his explications. It is also doubtful that the Chinese that he communicated ...
by tingdzin
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Nyingma
Replies: 27
Views: 6775

Re: The Nyingma

It is my impression that in Tibet, whether you were judged as a good Ngakpa or not was based on whether you could deliver the goods in terms of such things as stopping hail, getting rid of concrete negative influences, performing death rituals and getting proper signs, etc. Tibetans seem (or seemed)...
by tingdzin
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 67711

Re: The Nyingma

It is my impression that in Tibet, whether you were judged as a good Ngakpa or not was based on whether you could deliver the goods in terms of such things as stopping hail, getting rid of concrete negative influences, performing death rituals and getting proper signs, etc. Tibetans seem (or seemed)...
by tingdzin
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: KANGLING
Replies: 24
Views: 9562

Re: KANGLING

Better not use a pig bone.
by tingdzin
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does Zen even have monasteries!
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: Does Zen even have monasteries!

Google Joshu Sasaki Roshi
by tingdzin
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese conceptions of "soul" vs. Buddhist terminology
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: Chinese conceptions of "soul" vs. Buddhist terminology

Thanks a lot -- seems exactly what I'm looking for
by tingdzin
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Mt. Omei (Emei)
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Mt. Omei (Emei)

I am interested in any histories in English or French of Mt. Emei in Szechuan. Does anyone know of any?
by tingdzin
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese conceptions of "soul" vs. Buddhist terminology
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Chinese conceptions of "soul" vs. Buddhist terminology

Can any academically-oriented students of Chinese Buddhism point me to studies on how Chinese Buddhism adopted previously-existing terminology dealing with "souls" (hun?) or other concepts of post-death existence, after the introduction of Buddhism? In particular, is there any pre-Buddhist terminolo...

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