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by jake
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: University of Hawaii Press book sale
Replies: 0
Views: 909

University of Hawaii Press book sale

There are a lot of titles for sale at Uni. Hawaii (65 pages worth of titles). Here are a few that may be of interest to those here: The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: https://www.uhawaiipress.com/p-9780824831233.aspx $15.60 USD The Gates of Power: Monks, Courtiers, and Warriors in Premodern Japan ht...
by jake
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's lineage, what is it for, & how does it work?
Replies: 72
Views: 9691

Re: What's lineage, what is it for, & how does it work?

As I suggested before, you might wish to recheck the narrative on Saicho's appeals to the Emperor late in his life, when he was attempting to establish a training temple on Hiei. Was it indeed the strength of esoteric practice that he relied on, or was it...something else? He knew better than to ex...
by jake
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's lineage, what is it for, & how does it work?
Replies: 72
Views: 9691

Re: What's lineage, what is it for, & how does it work?

The fact is Saicho was never interested in esoteric rituals which was not a part of the Tiantai school but the Emperor and court were as they rituals were for the preservation of the state and things like ensuring a male heir. So he brought some back. Hi Rory, on what basis do you make this claim? ...
by jake
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Buddhist monk mail-order service via Amazon
Replies: 43
Views: 5698

Re: Buddhist monk mail-order service via Amazon

What is the counter proposal? How should a temple keep its door's open? Maybe those temples should close and the "monks" should go out and get jobs. Sad to see Japanese Buddhism reduced to something so petty and pathetic but :shrug: so it goes. Dear Queequeg, Thanks for the effort and your answer. ...
by jake
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Buddhist monk mail-order service via Amazon
Replies: 43
Views: 5698

Re: Buddhist monk mail-order service via Amazon

I sincerely doubt that it costs a Nichiren Shu temple $8000 for a funeral service. I wonder if the only reason this Amazon service may offend some people, because it may cut into some (huge) profits. I'm always fascinated with how Americans react to this topic and frankly it baffles me. Where do yo...
by jake
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Places to visit near Osaka and Kyoto?
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Places to visit near Osaka and Kyoto?

Hi Kim, I strongly recommend visiting Mt. Koya. It is a 2 hour train ride from KIX. If you visit in October then you can participate in the Kechien Kanjo ceremony. I had this opportunity in 2011 and found it very fascinating. http://www.koyasan.or.jp/en/kongobuji/event.html You can stay in a temple ...
by jake
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon Esoteric Buddhism: A Handbook for Followers
Replies: 11
Views: 5723

Re: Shingon Esoteric Buddhism: A Handbook for Followers

Hi, Jake. I'm fortunate to have a Shingon temple here in Seattle that I've been attending. This particular book seems to be a good reference for beginners, covering some of the terminology and practices. The priest at the Seattle temple has been very friendly and helpful, as have a few other people...
by jake
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon Esoteric Buddhism: A Handbook for Followers
Replies: 11
Views: 5723

Re: Shingon Esoteric Buddhism: A Handbook for Followers

Looking for this book is what brought me to Dharma Wheel! I can't find an e-version anywhere, and the cheapest copies I can locate are on Amazon for about $80. Does anyone know if the Shingon International Institute still exists? They offer the book through their website, but the e-mail I sent them...
by jake
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon daily practice
Replies: 21
Views: 9450

Re: Shingon daily practice

What is the daily practice for a lay practitioner of Shingon Buddhism? What are the common practices done outside the temple? I appreciate your sharing. For what it's worth, I'm trying to get copies of the English version of the Koyasan Shingon-shu daily practice which I understand is appropriate f...
by jake
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Consciousness On/Off Switch
Replies: 39
Views: 5385

Re: Consciousness On/Off Switch

My intension is to see how the Buddhist 'science' of the mind can integrate this sort of insight. I'm not trying to blow up people's notions of what they're engaged in during their meditation practice. Do you see a conflict with what this experiment appears to demonstrate with Buddhist hypothesis o...
by jake
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: AAS Annual Conference
Replies: 1
Views: 1100

Re: AAS Annual Conference

Since the topic was moved from Academic Discussion to Dharma Events I should clarify that this is not a Dharma event but is an Academic conference covering a number of topics related to Asia, some include Buddhism but not all.
by jake
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: AAS Annual Conference
Replies: 1
Views: 1100

AAS Annual Conference

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference will be held in Seattle this coming March/April. There are a number of panels that sound interesting for those who enjoy academic study of Buddhism. More here: http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-Annual-Conference-Program-Page I'm particul...
by jake
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Importance of a Dharma Teacher/Oral Transmission
Replies: 157
Views: 16874

Re: Importance of a Dharma Teacher/Oral Transmission

Five kāyas: dharmakāya, sambhogakāya, nirmanakāya, svabhavikakāya and the vajra or mahāsukha kāya. Thanks. I'd not heard of the "vajra or mahasukha kaya". Abhidhāna-uttaratantra states: The dharmakāya pervades everything, the sambhogakāya enjoys Mahāyāna, The nirmanakāya tames whoever is to be tame...
by jake
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Importance of a Dharma Teacher/Oral Transmission
Replies: 157
Views: 16874

Re: Importance of a Dharma Teacher/Oral Transmission

Five kayas? I know of the three or four kaya schema. Five kāyas: dharmakāya, sambhogakāya, nirmanakāya, svabhavikakāya and the vajra or mahāsukha kāya. Dear Malcolm, Would you expound a bit on the five kayas you've listed above? I'm somewhat familiar with the four/five from Japanese Buddhism but la...
by jake
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: sravakayana et pratyekabuddhayana in ancient japan
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Re: sravakayana et pratyekabuddhayana in ancient japan

Hello, To further my research on japanese buddhism I need to understand what does "sravakayana" ans "pratyekabuddhayana" was meaning for a japanese monks of yore. I assume it revolved around the vinaya, abidharma and dependent origination but i fail in getting a more precise sketch. Any pointer ayn...
by jake
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Hosso/Yogacara vocabulary
Replies: 11
Views: 2875

Re: Hosso/Yogacara vocabulary

I'm gratefull for your proposition, but for now the scope of my research is too vague to deprive you of your time ;) Thank you none the less. Please bear my awfull english. Hi Phyllobius, I've sent you a private message regarding this dictionary. Just letting you know here in case you don't know wh...
by jake
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Chang Sik Kim & Shim Gum Do
Replies: 12
Views: 2529

Re: Chang Sik Kim & Shim Gum Do

I enjoyed the watermelon scene...though I guess in Zen they're called water mu-lons?
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by jake
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: How did you find Shingon?
Replies: 1
Views: 1698

How did you find Shingon?

It is a quiet day here while I wait for some rain and discovered that the Shingon group on FB has a wide range of participants. So, I would like to ask: 1. How did you first learn of Shingon? 2. Where and with whom do you study? (e.g. Koyasan Shingon-shu Temple in L.A.) 3. What are your favorite res...
by jake
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Heart Sutra
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Heart Sutra

I don't think those other links are for Sanskrit recitation, This link has some excellent Sanskrit recitations, http://deerpark.in/siddhartha-s-intent/si-publications/dhih/ They have the Heart Sutra and a number of other Mantra and in both a singing style of recitation and a direct recitation in whi...

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