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by tobes
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pre-Buddhist Chan
Replies: 35
Views: 3456

Re: Pre-Buddhist Chan

I'm sorry to be so :offtopic: but what do people on this thread think of Bernard Faure? He does Foucauldian type genealogies of Chinese Buddhism. My understanding of Chinese Buddhisms is very poor, so whilst I find his work interesting, I'm not sure either way about his scholarship (which is always ...
by tobes
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: H.H. Dalai Lama - A Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - Australia
Replies: 20
Views: 5011

Re: H.H. Dalai Lama - A Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - Australia

Hmmm, Okay I think I will ask my Boss (wife) if I can go to this. I think I can justify a C grade ticket. I think it may be my last chance to see His Holiness in action. :namaste: Just go. I remember a few years ago I was umming and aahhing about it, and my girlfriend at the time (who was, I suppos...
by tobes
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: H.H. Dalai Lama - A Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - Australia
Replies: 20
Views: 5011

Re: H.H. Dalai Lama - A Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - Australia

No doubt the prices will be ridiculous. I never went last time, because the 'cash grabbing' was ridiculous. People can buy the special place seats of course. Sigh, it's just so anti-buddhist. It costs a huge amount of money to host something like this, often in excess of a million dollars. HH insis...
by tobes
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Free Bhikku Bodhi audio course.
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Free Bhikku Bodhi audio course.

I've been working my way through Bhikku Bodhi's lectures on the Majjhima Nikaya.

He has a very nuanced approach which is well founded both philologically and philosophically: I highly recommend him.

It's great to have some help navigating through Pali canon.

:namaste: