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by humble.student
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Response to Bernie
Replies: 100
Views: 10937

Re: Response to Bernie

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:34 am
Let a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend!
... because that didn't end badly, right?
by humble.student
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "YUNDAN TRINLEY DORJE RINPOCHE"
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: "YUNDAN TRINLEY DORJE RINPOCHE"

He has no definite lineage, just a list of different teachers and schools. No word on how he got his title. The closest thing I could find was a mention of his 'ancestral home' being Zhaojue Temple, a temple famous for being a large Chinese Gelug institution. This group apparently considers the cur...
by humble.student
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chineasy
Replies: 9
Views: 1843

Re: Chineasy

Read sinologist Victor Mair's scathing reviews of this piece of work on his Language Log blog for five minutes of fun. Also, she'd hardly have been the first to have come up with such an idea: in fact, the very first Chinese etymologies were so derived, and dictionaries were largely based on these "...
by humble.student
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Looking for good books for learning classical chinese
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: Looking for good books for learning classical chinese

For those looking for an entry point into Classical Chinese, begin here: http://facultysites.vassar.edu/brvannor/ClassicalChineseEveryone.pdf I would then suggest reading through (and making notes) from Pulleyblank's grammar, and working through Rouzer fairly intensely. Barnes' "Chinese Through Poet...
by humble.student
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Looking for good books for learning classical chinese
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: Looking for good books for learning classical chinese

Those are all very good books. I have not read Schuessler's work though. You might also want to throw in Pulleyblank's Grammar, and perhaps Fuller's Introduction once you've finished Rouzer. Also have a look at Harbaugh's Chinese Characters dictionary, which is very useful, generally speaking, in lo...
by humble.student
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Wenchang Wang Good?
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Wenchang Wang Good?

Wen Chang is a Daoist/Folk deity of scholarly pursuits, he's seen in a quite a lot of Buddhist temples as a local god/dharmapala. Okay, then looks like he's safe. Does he by any chance, have a mantra or dharani, or not? I have taken a look at a Taoist talisman specifically for Wenchang, and the pra...
by humble.student
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: chinese ming dynasty book
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: chinese ming dynasty book

In no particular order, the following books and articles will help give a better idea of Tantrism in China. Chou Yi-liang: Tantrism in China Michel Strickmann: Mantras and Mandarins Robert Sharf: Appendix 1: ‘On Esoteric Buddhism in China’, in: Coming to Terms with Chinese Buddhism. Charles Orzech: ...
by humble.student
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: chinese ming dynasty book
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: chinese ming dynasty book

This is a beautifully written and illustrated book, preserved in the Palace Museum in Taipei. There has been some research done on it, and one article states that it comes from the Achali religion of Yunnan. See here for (slightly) more details on the latter: http://tibeto-logic.blogspot.com/2016/11...
by humble.student
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 5527

Re: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

On Shaolin, read Meir Shahar's academic tome, which covers the history and historiography quite thoroughly. There are a bunch of books on the legends and what not, as well as other works dealing with the martial arts-meditation connection, but nothing very serious springs to mind. Another interestin...
by humble.student
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 68
Views: 15957

Re: What are you looking for?

Am looking for the articles: "An Introduction to the Tibetan Dzogchen (Great Perfection) Philosophy of Mind" by David Higgins; and: KLAUS-DIETER MATHES: "BKA' BRGYUD MAHAMUDRA - CHINESE RDZOGS CHEN OR THE TEACHINGS OF THE SIDDHAS". The PDFs that were linked to previously are no longer available onli...
by humble.student
Thu May 11, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7161
Views: 836045

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks Malcolm.
by humble.student
Thu May 11, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7161
Views: 836045

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is this Barcelona retreat going to be webcast openly? I couldn't find any indication on the melong or dzogchen.net website. Thanks!
by humble.student
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mirror meditation in Vajrayana?
Replies: 19
Views: 2864

Re: Mirror meditation in Vajrayana?

These mirrors are still commonly available throughout Asia in Buddhist supplies stores since the practice is not restricted. However, modern reproductions based on later models (Yuan and later) tend to have the bodhisattva facing outward, rather than inward. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bVLiZjv7r_U/UwN...
by humble.student
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mirror meditation in Vajrayana?
Replies: 19
Views: 2864

Re: Mirror meditation in Vajrayana?

The Cundī-devī-dharanī practice (i.e. Chinese Tang-era Vajrayana) makes use of a mirror-altar. Usually the mantra would have been inscribed in both Siddham (and later, Lantsa) and transliterated Chinese around the obverse side of the mirror. Later manuals include further details, such as having the...
by humble.student
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mirror meditation in Vajrayana?
Replies: 19
Views: 2864

Re: Mirror meditation in Vajrayana?

The Cundī-devī-dharanī practice (i.e. Chinese Tang-era Vajrayana) makes use of a mirror-altar. Usually the mantra would have been inscribed in both Siddham (and later, Lantsa) and transliterated Chinese around the obverse side of the mirror. Later manuals include further details, such as having the ...
by humble.student
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Finding a Chinese sutra
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Finding a Chinese sutra

This scripture is mentioned at the beginning of chapter 10 of Nan Huai-chin's "To Realize Enlightenment."

No English translation, it would seem.
by humble.student
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7161
Views: 836045

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

@Miroku: Thanks. :thanks:
by humble.student
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7161
Views: 836045

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Couple of questions: Does one need to be a signed-up member of the DC in order to attend retreats in person? Also, is there a more detailed program of the retreats somewhere? http://melong.com/complete-schedule/ only gives the dates and places, but I'm interested in knowing the details, specifically...
by humble.student
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Translation Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Translation Help

This is not the Vajrasekhara Sutra; it is a ritual text translated by Amoghavajra on an esoteric practice associated with Avalokitesvara, based *on* the Vajrasekhara Sutra. And the opening lines indeed state that a would-be practitioner ought to seek out an acarya, request the precepts, enter the ma...

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