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by DGA
Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mice in my kitchen.
Replies: 21
Views: 2229

Re: Mice in my kitchen.

muni wrote:http://journal.chrisglass.com/2005/09/h ... ch_a_.html Maybe this. Put enough tissue or old piece of cloth in the bucket. Free it in safe area.
Oh, that's a great idea. Thanks!
by DGA
Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Ottawa/Renfrew: Intro to Buddhist Practice
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Ottawa/Renfrew: Intro to Buddhist Practice

"Entering the Dharma Path," at the Red Maple Sangha, on 4 December 2010. Details and contact: http://www.realperson.com/home.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The sangha leader at Red Maple, Innen Parchelo, is a friend and colleague. This is a highly recommended opportunity for begi...
by DGA
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suggestions please
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: Suggestions please

Hi Trevor,

If you're still around... how's it going with the studies and the practice?
by DGA
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How evolution relates to dependent origination?
Replies: 31
Views: 3085

Re: How do monks put up with celibacy?

I feel that one might argue that Buddha taught the evolution of consciousness Shaun Hi Shaun, On what basis might one make the argument that the evolution of consciousness is a Buddhist teaching? My take: if you look at it historically, the doctrine of the evolution of consciousness has its roots i...
by DGA
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Tea or coffee?
Replies: 29
Views: 3644

Re: Tea or coffee?

Coffee. Black. Context: Every morning during gyo*, hours before dawn, we get up in silence and quickly assemble in the kitchen, preparing for the cold-water purification and, after that, a silent and vigorous walking meditation in the woods, by sipping coffee together. These have been among the most...
by DGA
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Differences in Jodo practices
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: Differences in Jodo practices

I think you have it right there, Tatsuo. It's a bit dated, but the volume _Traditions in Chinese Meditation_ (ed Gregory) collects some interesting scholarship on this question, particularly on the tension between Ch'an and Pure Land practices early on and how Chih-i resolved that tension doctrinall...
by DGA
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mice in my kitchen.
Replies: 21
Views: 2229

Mice in my kitchen.

Backstory: I live in a converted garage next to someone else's house, in a suburb near Washington, DC. It's cozy and affordable, but also a bit drafty, and our neighbors are not the tidiest people on the block. Consequently, we have friends. Raccoon friends outside, rodent friends now in our kitchen...
by DGA
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Differences in Jodo practices
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: Differences in Jodo practices

First of all thank you for your answer, Jikan, and sorry, that I didn't reply earlier. Is it still practised, that Tendai monks meet with lay practitioners twice a year for a night long ceremony to recite the nenbutsu? Genshin established this practice groups (called Kangaku-e 觀學会) to establish a k...
by DGA
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Too much prostrations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Too much prostrations?

Generally speaking, normal people do not do enough prostrations, definitely don't tell them to do less. But some of the more fanatic practitioners damage their knees,.. so be careful of that or you'll end up in a wheel chair like Chagdud Tulku. The key is to do them mindfully in a spirit of devotio...
by DGA
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: KIVA - Microloans
Replies: 20
Views: 3802

Re: KIVA - Microloans

Thought experiment: If one consistently loans to persons in countries where Buddhism predominates, what kinds of possible outcomes may ensue? I can think of many good things that might come of it. Just from glancing at the Kiva site, it appears there are many opportunities to loan in Cambodia and in...
by DGA
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 100% Enlightenment Guaranteed!
Replies: 16
Views: 1789

Re: 100% Enlightenment Guaranteed!

It's because of this sort of quackery that I think not only is it foolish to pay for dharma, it is unethical to sell it. A master of dharma should be powerful enough to be capable of sharing his knowledge freely and compassionate enough to be willing to share his knowledge freely. Well yes but this...
by DGA
Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bliss in Mahayana
Replies: 38
Views: 3713

Re: Bliss in Mahayana

:coffee: Yeah, well that's Zen for you. Zen people don't know what they're talking about. Time and time again I am disappointed by their hearing their bad advice and teaching nonsense. :crazy: Of course I'm always up for changing my opinion of them, I just don't think their teachings and practices ...
by DGA
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 100% Enlightenment Guaranteed!
Replies: 16
Views: 1789

Re: 100% Enlightenment Guaranteed!

I don't disagree with you, Individual. Here's what I'm getting at: Yes, It's quite alright to make a career out of teaching. I teach for a living myself, although my role as a Buddhist teacher is not something I do for pay, obviously (and I'm in an entry-level gig as it were). Just so we're clear on...
by DGA
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Divergences from the Jodo Shinshu Teachings
Replies: 103
Views: 15204

Re: Divergences from the Jodo Shinshu Teachings

What's the difference between Amida's enlightened nature and the practitioner's enlightened nature?

Reflecting on this question is a useful way to work out different approaches to Pure Land practice, IMO.
by DGA
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Arizona KTC
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Arizona KTC

thanks Cone! I'd lost track of that contact.
by DGA
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Arizona KTC
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Arizona KTC

There has been a KTC in the Phoenix area for a long time, but now I can't find it in the intarwebz. Erma Pounds ran it under the direction of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche. Is this group still meeting someplace or maybe affiliated some other way...? Or did it dissolve? Anyone know?
by DGA
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 100% Enlightenment Guaranteed!
Replies: 16
Views: 1789

Re: 100% Enlightenment Guaranteed!

It's because of this sort of quackery that I think not only is it foolish to pay for dharma, it is unethical to sell it. A master of dharma should be powerful enough to be capable of sharing his knowledge freely and compassionate enough to be willing to share his knowledge freely. Absolutely. Reall...
by DGA
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rule regarding Tattoo's in Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 5938

Re: Rule regarding Tattoo's in Buddhism

Don't Feed The Trolls.

It's good advice. I'll be taking it from here on out in this case.
by DGA
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha-nature
Replies: 195
Views: 10528

Re: Buddha-nature

But what if it leads to the kind of joy which involves smashing kittens? Don't worry, it doesn't. And my apologies if my earlier comment offended. To the point: try not to worry about it or manufacture problems with words and concepts. If you really want a handle on Buddha Nature, find yourself a q...
by DGA
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 100% Enlightenment Guaranteed!
Replies: 16
Views: 1789

100% Enlightenment Guaranteed!

Check out the hard sell:

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Frank Zappa wrote a song about it:

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