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by DGA
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: OBC Connect: fascinating reading
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: OBC Connect: fascinating reading

http://obcconnect.forumotion.net/t215-my-telephone-conversation-with-rm-meian" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This should be required reading for persons interested in how legitimacy is understood in Soto Zen in North America: both in terms of lineage, but also in terms of institution...
by DGA
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Language
Topic: "stress" in translations from Pali & Sanskrit
Replies: 21
Views: 2726

Re: "stress" in translations from Pali & Sanskrit

Hi Retrofuturist, Thanks for the word of caution. It seems to me that Thanissaro Bikkhu chooses his words with great care. His concern for accuracy and his respect for the Canon are obvious and commendable. When he explicitly uses the word stress in its contemporary meaning as a translation for dukk...
by DGA
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: "stress" in translations from Pali & Sanskrit
Replies: 21
Views: 2726

"stress" in translations from Pali & Sanskrit

Some time ago I read Thanissaro Bikkhu's book _The Wings to Awakening,_ where, if I remember correctly, he translated the Pali word dukkha as "stress" rather than the more conventional terms "suffering" or "sorrow" or "dissatisfaction." Anyone know if this is isolated, or if other translators partic...
by DGA
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ask A Teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: Ask A Teacher

:stirthepot: I'm not convinced the answers given by the teachers present at ZFI are necessarily more accurate, useful, or authoritative than answers given by committed, experienced students of the Dharma with no teaching credentials here at Dharmawheel. And in my opinion the conversation at that boa...
by DGA
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Ekayana Working Group
Replies: 0
Views: 623

Ekayana Working Group

I've started a Google Group for discussion of the Ekayana teachings and the Lotus Sutra. Interested parties can find it here:

http://groups.google.com/group/ekayanaworkinggroup" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

everyone's welcome.
by DGA
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all! A little help for a newbie :)
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Hi all! A little help for a newbie :)

Read Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations by Paul Williams (2nd Ed). This is a good choice for reading material. Sooner rather than later, if you want to understand Mahayana, you're best served by finding a group that practices Mahayana. This is where the rubber meets the road. This forum c...
by DGA
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anita Feng: Zen teacher & sculptor
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Anita Feng: Zen teacher & sculptor

thanks rainbowtara!
by DGA
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon Shu Hawaii
Replies: 7
Views: 3112

Re: Shingon Shu Hawaii

tktru's post raises a number of questions. It's significant that the congregation approved; did the idea rise from the bottom, so to speak, or was this something proposed by the leadership of the temple that met with the agreement of the membership? If so, then what was behind the sentiment behind t...
by DGA
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anita Feng: Zen teacher & sculptor
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Anita Feng: Zen teacher & sculptor

Hi Mods,

I messed this up: should be posted in the Lounge. My apologies! Kindly move the thread?
by DGA
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anita Feng: Zen teacher & sculptor
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Anita Feng: Zen teacher & sculptor

She has an etsy store. Thoughts on the images she makes?

http://www.etsy.com/people/thebuddhabui ... ls_profile" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by DGA
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon Shu Hawaii
Replies: 7
Views: 3112

Re: Shingon Shu Hawaii

Hi mrdharma,

Is this the group you're speaking of?

http://www.shingonshuhawaii.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

they have a relatively detailed wikipedia entry, fwiw.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii_Shingon_Mission" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by DGA
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What can you afford?
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: What can you afford?

It's true that some have investments, equity in a home... even gainful employment! Others are saddled with debt (from education or attempts at home ownership or "retail therapy," all imperatives in our culture), a mortgage you'll never live in. Others have nothing and are nothing, and get by however...
by DGA
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Forms of Practice in Tendai Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Forms of Practice in Tendai Buddhism

Here is a flier for this retreat. If you're anywhere near Washington, DC (from Philly to Raleigh, really), I'd appreciate it if you could post a few of these.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49773328/RetreatPosterFlat" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

thanks.
by DGA
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pureland newbie!
Replies: 24
Views: 5125

Re: Pureland newbie!

the BCA idea is a nice one, but guessing from the spelling, I would conjecture gingercatni is from the UK or the Commonwealth.
by DGA
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pureland newbie!
Replies: 24
Views: 5125

Re: Pureland newbie!

Which is easier (or, rather, more appropriate) *for you* to work with, may well depend on where you are geographically and where you can find a teacher you can learn from, and a sangha you can practice with. that's a general principle across Buddhist traditions. To get to the broad question you pose...
by DGA
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Washingtin, DC
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Greetings from Washingtin, DC

Welcome from another DC area body
by DGA
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Don't understand Zen
Replies: 24
Views: 5711

Re: Don't understand Zen

Kirt (I think it was Kirt...) brought up the question of Dogen's relationship to Tendai doctrine and practice in the time of the birth of the single-practice schools. One thing all of them had in common (Soto, Rinzai, Nichiren, Jodo...) was some relationship to the doctrine of hongaku shiso, which i...
by DGA
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sigh...
Replies: 23
Views: 1873

Re: Sigh...

It would also be good (in my opinion) to check your own commitments, strengthen your own resolve, practice repentance, and so on.

It would also benefit to practice some and dedicate the merit to your friend.
by DGA
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Street party for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 38
Views: 3307

Re: Street party for the Royal Wedding

In his brilliant (and hilarious) study The Encyclopedia of Stupidity, Matthjis van Boxsel offers the best explanation of the objective need for useless royal families as pictures of sovereign in liberal democracy. You can infer it from the title of his book, but it's very much worth the read. If you...
by DGA
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: What should you do when you don't have a Zen teacher yet?
Replies: 43
Views: 5739

Re: What should you do when you don't have a Zen teacher yet?

There's a more pragmatic reason for seeking a teacher and a group of other committed students to learn from and work with: Never underestimate the power of the mind to delude itself! If you are on your own, and you are a beginner, then you are in the position of having a deluded person for a leader....

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