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by tingdzin
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bon Religion by Samten G. Karmay
Replies: 1
Views: 930

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: 1898

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: 6058

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: 38338

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: 8308

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: 2089

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: 896

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: 1012

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: 896

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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