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by Seishin
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?
Replies: 42
Views: 2921

Re: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?

but it sound like Kakuban was their source Thanks The "五輪" Gorin of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism originated in India, not Japan and not with Kakuban. I just used his text as an example of "五輪" being translated in to English as "Five Chakras". Reference to them can be found in the Tantras used by the ...
by Seishin
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?
Replies: 42
Views: 2921

Re: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?

crazy-man wrote:in germany, you can learn Shingon Reiki 真言靈氣. http://www.markhosak.com/shingon-reiki.html and become a shingon monk http://www.markhosak.de/ausbildung-zum- ... oench.html ;-)
To be clear though, 'Shingon Reiki' was created by Mark Hosak and is not actually part of Shingon Shu. :smile:
by Seishin
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?
Replies: 42
Views: 2921

Re: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?

I think what Shineeseoul is referring to is the 五輪 or Five Rings which I see quite often being translated as "Five Chakras". A prime example is Kakuban's text 'Gorin kuji myo himitsushaku' (五輪九字明秘密釋) which was translated by the BDK as "The Illuminating Secret of the Five Chakras and Nine Syllables. ...
by Seishin
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Taisho translations
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Taisho translations

The BDK (Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai) is doing just that. See here: http://www.bdk.or.jp/english/english_tr ... _list.html and here http://www.bdk.or.jp/bdk/digital/index.html

They also have some digital copies for free download http://www.bdk.or.jp/english/english_tr ... nload.html
by Seishin
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: How many type of Shamatha meditation in Tendai?
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: How many type of Shamatha meditation in Tendai?

and is there any tendai buddhist that is never practice shamatha meditation? or it mean they practice other type of meditation as alternative? As a lay person, this would depend on whose temple you attend and what teaching/instructions one receives. As Tendai Buddhism is fairly eclectic you will fi...
by Seishin
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: How many type of Shamatha meditation in Tendai?
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: How many type of Shamatha meditation in Tendai?

Hi ShineeSeoul, as I explained in the last thread on the same subject http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=23304 the various forms of shamatha can be found outlined in Smṛtyupasthāna Sūtra 念處經. Zhiyi outlined these practices in his text 四念処 (Shinenjo). Sadly, there isn't an English translatio...
by Seishin
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: O-Higan
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: O-Higan

KanseCapon wrote: Yes it is. :namaste:
Its beautiful :twothumbsup:
by Seishin
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: O-Higan
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: O-Higan

KanseCapon wrote: I hope everyone can enjoy this video of pictures from Japan with English chanting of the Lotus Sutra, Chapter II, Expedients, and think of the Buddha's enlightenment.
https://youtu.be/OAdD0Gb1lvY
Is this you chanting Kanse san?
by Seishin
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Primordial Buddha
Replies: 194
Views: 9671

Re: Primordial Buddha

Does this sound familiar to you in the Tendai context? Whilst being mindful that the OP has requested this remain a Nichiren topic, I realise that my link was posted in haste and probably not relevant. My understanding of Tiantai teachings of trikaya is that Zhiyi did not view them as separate, but...
by Seishin
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Primordial Buddha
Replies: 194
Views: 9671

Re: Primordial Buddha

I hope no-one minds if I join in.

I think the first step to understanding the Primordial Buddha is to understand the Dharmakaya http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhis ... 0Kayas.htm
by Seishin
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: A sutra wherein demons suck out your energy
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: A sutra wherein demons suck out your energy

I could be wrong, but this sounds like a Taoist teaching, rather than a Buddhism one :shrug:
by Seishin
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Nature Spirits
Replies: 19
Views: 1507

Re: Buddhism and Nature Spirits

Buddhism isn't monolithic, so you'll find some schools (such as some Tibetan Buddhism sects and some Japanese sects) will accept the existence of other worldly beings and include them in their practice. Other schools of Buddhism don't.

In gassho,
Seishin
by Seishin
Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Ohigan - UK Tendai Sangha, 22nd September
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Ohigan - UK Tendai Sangha, 22nd September

You are invited to attend the Autumn Equinox service at Shikan Do, in Hythe, Hampshire. The service starts at 7pm sharp with a short traditional liturgy followed by meditation. Higan 彼岸 means ‘the other shore’, which connects with the Sanskrit word ‘Paramita’. It is celebrated twice a year at the Au...
by Seishin
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The "Lotus tradition"
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: The "Lotus tradition"

Well.. in practical terms, LS is part of eeryday recitation, the longest part... if one still sees it only as prefume, it is ok. But LS is really important.. as for Diamong and Lanka.. yes Diamond plays some role.. Lanka from that point of iew almost as if being nonexistant... I mean in everyday pr...
by Seishin
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: origin of japanese buddhist vestments?
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: origin of japanese buddhist vestments?

In Tendai we use several types of incense. A fine powdered type incense called zukō 塗香 is not burnt but rubbed on specific points of the body for purification. A coarse/chipped variety shōkō 焼香 is used as described by Meido sensei, but is also burnt on trails made from makkō powder 抹香 during specifi...
by Seishin
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren monastic morning service
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Nichiren monastic morning service

Yes a few differences in terminology - 三宝礼 seems to be called 三礼/帰依三宝 in Tendai Shu, and Tendai Shu has 十方念仏 where Nichiren Shu has 十方礼仏. By the way, I noticed that in the Tendai Shu Hokke Senbo that is on YouTube https://youtu.be/vX_K8c_eLN0?t=1m34s they chant the Heart Sutra (Hannya Shingyo)...do...
by Seishin
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren monastic morning service
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Nichiren monastic morning service

Thanks Kanse san. Taking a quick look, it looks almost identical. I noticed the kanji differs slightly. Do you know if there is anything on YouTube for this? It will be interesting to see whether the shomyo is similar. I'd guess it is different, but would still be interesting to compare. Thanks agai...
by Seishin
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren monastic morning service
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Nichiren monastic morning service

I had read somewhere, a long time ago now that I can't remember where, that Nichiren schools chant the Hokke senbo. Is this true Kanse-san?