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by DGA
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taego Order: 2011 Bikkhu Ordination
Replies: 52
Views: 7258

Re: Taego Order: 2011 Bikkhu Ordination

In terms of Zen this isn't necessarily the case. Many Zen priests are non-celibate. The issue here isn't who is celibate or who isn't (look at how well that is working for the Catholic Church!) but that the Taego Order discriminates against certain groups of people. In this day and age, none of tha...
by DGA
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taego Order: 2011 Bikkhu Ordination
Replies: 52
Views: 7258

Re: Taego Order: 2011 Bikkhu Ordination

<<<NO bhikkhu can have any physical / sexual relationship, be it straight, gay, or otherwise.>> Yes, so by the Vinaya rules all of the Taego Order monks (including the Overseas Taego Order Bishop, Jongmae Park) are breaking vinaya rules. This would be so, if Taego ordinands are indeed ordained by &...
by DGA
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taego Order: 2011 Bikkhu Ordination
Replies: 52
Views: 7258

Re: Taego Order: 2011 Bikkhu Ordination

I'm confused on the role of the Vinaya in the Taego ordination. From the links jrzen posted, it seems as though the Vinaya is relied on as an authority, but it is also clear that the ordinands are not bikkshus. Any insight on this will be appreciated. EDIT: I should also say that the claims jrzen pr...
by DGA
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Jargon
Replies: 11
Views: 1422

Re: Buddhist Jargon

I think it would be outstanding if there existed a consensus for English-language translation of Dharma concepts, as there is in Tibetan for instance. It'll take time before this settles out, though, because it takes time to figure out what works well and what does not. Tibetan translators were able...
by DGA
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taego Order: 2011 Bikkhu Ordination
Replies: 52
Views: 7258

Taego Order: 2011 Bikkhu Ordination

I'm interested in the way this is becoming an international sangha, and fast. Two Americans among the new ordinands:

http://taegojong.blogspot.com/2011/12/2 ... ation.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by DGA
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Myth of Chan
Replies: 99
Views: 8221

Re: Tibetan Myth of Chan

Dzogchen and Chan are two completely different systems of teachings. However, all the teachings that Dzogchen teaches, Chan also teaches. No, since the basis is different, than path is different, and since the path is different, the result is different. Do both paths lead one to Buddhahood? (even i...
by DGA
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Meetup for Buddhist activities
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Meetup for Buddhist activities

Six months on, here's what I've learned from Meetup: *It may well be going the way of MySpace or Friendster at this point. There's just less activity than there used to be. I may be wrong and they may be able to turn it around, but I suspect the sun is setting on Meetup. *Many of the people who find...
by DGA
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The hardest thing in the world
Replies: 20
Views: 2475

Re: The hardest thing in the world

i can definately see why people may think Buddhism is a negative practice though. Facing your ego, warts and all is very unsettling. I guess that once one gets over the realization that this is not YOU but your EGO then the misery turns to bliss and maybe thats where the real work starts and the en...
by DGA
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The hardest thing in the world
Replies: 20
Views: 2475

Re: The hardest thing in the world

dumbbombu wrote: yes, i found a teacher, went on retreat and and was shown that i am a fake. but held in the arms of Great Compassion all the same. without a teacher, i'd be in a far worse condition.
My experience has been this way as well.
by DGA
Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: End times propaganda in Buddhism?
Replies: 78
Views: 8685

Re: End times propaganda in Buddhism?

It certainly means conscious memorizing. The culture was to a large extent oral and thus dependent on memory. Even when writing existed, like in India, memorizing was the norm. Writing down of sutras began quite late. Before that sutras had been in an exclusively oral form for five hundred years or...
by DGA
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: End times propaganda in Buddhism?
Replies: 78
Views: 8685

Re: End times propaganda in Buddhism?

The reflection of dharma as teaching, the buddhas teaching in a conventional fashion..of course that is of the nature of samsara and can deminish or grow. Maybe it makes sense to look at this potential decrease of Dharma just like an evolution of its forms?.. The outer forms of Dharma do not degrad...
by DGA
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Coffee Substitutes
Replies: 23
Views: 3166

Re: Coffee Substitutes

I think you'll get divergent opinions on chicory. Among my friends are some Louisiana expatriates who love the stuff, but even they admit it doesn't taste much like coffee. It's its own thing.
by DGA
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Coffee Substitutes
Replies: 23
Views: 3166

Re: Coffee Substitutes

Sometimes at the import store you can find a product called Inka. It's made in Poland and the best of the non-coffees I have tried for taste and texture (not gritty or bitter).
by DGA
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: End times propaganda in Buddhism?
Replies: 78
Views: 8685

Re: End times propaganda in Buddhism?

It's true that Buddhism does not have an optimistic view of the present or the future of this world. Samsara. It's also true that this view of time informs the rationale for practice in many Buddhist schools (you can see this readily in the way the doctrine if Mappo affects different forms of practi...
by DGA
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Greed in New Zealand
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: Greed in New Zealand

Sheesh.

Frodo lost the ring after all.
by DGA
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 7158

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

Thanks, ArtScott.

More specifically, I'm interested in how this practice of healing massage is taught. Where did your lama learn how to do this? I don't know if this is something you have access to, but do you know what the methodology might be?
by DGA
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Lobsang Palden
Replies: 98
Views: 7158

Re: Lama Lobsang Palden

Since we have so many students of this teacher here: I'd like to know a bit more about Tibetan Healing Energy Massage.

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

How does this work?
by DGA
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Purelands
Replies: 21
Views: 2700

Re: Purelands

well what ever issues I had have been dispelled. A few days ago I, in complete confusion decided to pray to Amitabha. I asked for him to remove my confusion, to settle my mind and show me the path to follow. Next day, confusion gone, Amitabha constantly in my mind and since! So there you have it, a...
by DGA
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: shingon info
Replies: 8
Views: 2424

Re: shingon info

Hi Ginger Cat & I, I hope you find a situation in which you can learn and practice authentic Buddhism. I'm not sure where you are geographically (US? UK? &c); your best approach may be simply to find a teacher you can work with, rather than making the tradition or body of doctrine the primary concer...
by DGA
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Karl Max, Communism, and Socialism
Replies: 48
Views: 3372

Re: Karl Max, Communism, and Socialism

Pro wrestling ay?!! Oh dear. I suppose if we're going to be strict about critiquing Corgan, we could probably look at that old lyric from Zero "Emptiness is loneliness and loneliness is cleaniness and cleaniness is godliness and god is empty just like me!" Can't say I thought very deeply about that...

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