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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:48 pm

PorkChop wrote:This website is a video site that's been used to broadcast 24 hour Nembutsu marathons from Japan & Hawaii. The info doesn't look to have been updated since 2013, but I was told it's still the site to go to in order to learn about & participate in (view) upcoming events.


Here's an updated link for this that seems to be more recent (2014):
http://canchiin.net/special/24tokyo/watchall.html

This link seems to be even better (just look for 24時間):
http://canchiin.net/
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Saoshun » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:07 pm

Anyone have info about sadhana that Tulku Migyur Dorje received from Buddha Amitabha?

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:52 pm

Saoshun wrote:Anyone have info about sadhana that Tulku Migyur Dorje received from Buddha Amitabha?
Is it this one? http://www.khandro.net/deity_Amita_TengaR.htm

About This Sadhana

This Amitabha sadhana is a terma teaching called "The Space Dharma" (Tib. nam chös), revealed by a tertön, Mingyur Dorjé. It is a 'realisation-terma' that arose within his mind, with visions of Amitabha, from whom he received these teachings. Rigdzin Minjur Dorjé was an emanation of the translator Vairocana (8th C.), and of Shubu Palji Sengé. Karma Chagmé brought the tertön to his residence at Nédo, and when these visions and instructions from Amitabha came to Minjur Dorjé, Karma Chagmé wrote them all down. There are 13 volumes of these teachings.
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Saoshun » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:51 pm

Thank you PorkChop, yeah that's it, I was just curious, how other pure landers view on this practice?

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:06 pm

Saoshun wrote:Thank you PorkChop, yeah that's it, I was just curious, how other pure landers view on this practice?
Looks like a very interesting practice. It's at the same time both similar and yet very different from the way Amitabha and Sukhavati are portrayed in east asian Pure Land (though perhaps more consistent with Shingon). Kind of hard to explain without going into a lot of detail, but even some of the apparent differences are reconciled when you take a wider look at various points of doctrine. As a practice, it definitely looks a lot more involved than even the Meditation Sutra (佛說觀無量壽佛經). I imagine having a teacher to help you get started with this practice is an absolute must. I couldn't imagine trying to do it just from reading the description (though I'm not a good practitioner).
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:04 pm

Sacramento Betsuin has been posting a lot of Dharma talks lately.

https://www.youtube.com/user/sacbuddhistchurch/videos
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Re: Buddhism Resources

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Re: Pure Land Resources

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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Monlam Tharchin » Sat May 16, 2015 10:59 pm

A collection of Zen talks. Those on "The Fukanzazengi Revisited" I found to be very lucid and helpful: http://www.chzc.org/talklist.htm
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Re: Tibetan Buddhism Resources

Postby Luke » Sun May 17, 2015 2:16 pm

Here is a free book by Lama Zopa Rinpoche: "Virtue and Reality: Method and Wisdom in the Practice of Dharma"

http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhis ... eality.pdf

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Losal Samten » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:17 am

Prayer for Rebirth in Sukhavati by Lord Jigten Sumgon.

http://vajrapub.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... achen.docx
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Re: All Things Chod--Links and Upcoming Events

Postby ManiKarnika » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:30 pm

http://www.padmasambhava.org/cal.html
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Empowerment of Yeshe Tsogyal according to the lineage of Tsasum Lingpa
Teachings on Chod: Bellowing Laugh of the Dakini by Jigme Lingpa

Deepen your understanding, appreciation, and practice of the profound bodhichitta practice of Chod ritual practice according to the lineage of the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches.

Chod is a special Vajrayana practice that removes suffering instantly by targeting our most sensitive delusions and immediately cutting through all types of attachment and ego-clinging without any hesitation, hope or fear.

Note: Everyone is welcome to attend the Chod Retreat - no previous empowerment or any other background is required.

Learn more about Chod practice:

1. Introduction to Chod Practice by Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche
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On June 14, 2014 at the PBC Padma Gochen Ling Retreat Center in Monterey, Tennessee, Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche gave an introduction to Chod practice, where we target and release our most sensitive habits of ego-clinging with our natural awareness of love, compassion, and wisdom. Khenpo Rinpoche is specifically giving a commentary on Jigme Lingpa's terma, the Bellowing Laugh of the Dakini.

2. The Essential Meaning of Chod
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On August 18, 2014 at Padma Samye Ling, Venerable Khenpo Rinpoche taught the essential meaning of Chod Practice to everyone gathered for the 2014 Chod Vajrayana Ritual Retreat.

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Re: All Things Chod--Links and Upcoming Events

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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby joy&peace » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:14 pm

Came across today
Bankei Zen: Translations from the Record of Bankei

I've only read 'The Unborn,' so it was nice to come across this.

enjoyed this passage;


'The crows go kaa-kaa, the sparrows, chuu-chuu

The Master addressed the assembly: "Just as always, every day when I come out to talk, toady too the crows go kaa-kaa, the sparrows, chuu-chuu, and I haven't anything different to say myself. All the same, when you really acknowledge this one word ['unborn'], you'll find everything is smoothely managed.

"The proof of this is that, while all of you here are turned toward me, intent only on hearing my sermon and wondering, 'What's Bankei going to say?' you aren't trying either to hear or not to hear the cawing of the crows and the chirping of the sparrows out in back. But, even so, once they start to chirp and caw, you recognize and distinguish the crow's kaa-kaa and the sparrow's chuu-chuu. And it's not only for crows and sparrows: everything here, when you perceive it with the Unborn, will be simultaneously distinguished, and you won't overlook even one thing in one hundred or one thousand. In the meanwhile, if a gong rings outside the temple, you know it's a gong, if a drum sounds, you know it's a drum. Your distinguishing everything you see and hear like this, without producing a single thought, is the marvelously illuminating dynamic function, the Buddha Mind that is unborn."
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Serenity509 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:41 pm

Which two or three books are the best explanation on the origins of Pure Land devotion?

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby sth9784 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:19 am

Serenity509 wrote:Which two or three books are the best explanation on the origins of Pure Land devotion?


I do not know if you are familiar with the Pacific World Journal which can be found here http://www.shin-ibs.edu/publications/pacific-world/, but starting with the Third Series Number 1 there is a history of Pure Land Buddhism in China. That particular article may not focus on devotion per se, but you may find some references to it in the articles. You may find many other articles of interest throughout the whole collection of journals, but the one I listed is what first came to mind. Scattered throughout all of the journals, I am sure there will be some articles on devotionalism, but as there is so many articles I have been unable to read through them all as of yet. I figure I would mention it, because over all it is an excellent source for knowledge of Pure Land Buddhism.
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Serenity509 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:28 am

I am thinking more about how the idea of invoking the name of Amitabha for one's enlightenment originated in ancient India. Though the exact origins of Pure Land Buddhism may be shrouded in mystery, it's clear that the earliest Mahayana Buddhist writers such as Nagarjuna and Vasubandhu endorsed Pure Land practice.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pure_Land ... ly_history

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:14 pm

Just going to toss this out there as a collection of a bunch of different PL related info in one place, regularly updated. I feel sorry for the pure schlep who's maintaining it... ;)
http://www.reddit.com/r/PureLand
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Serenity509 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:04 am

This book at least partially delves into the origin of Pure Land Buddhism:

http://www.amazon.com/Mahayana-Buddhism ... 0415356539

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Serenity509 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:17 am

This is the first time I've read a step by step explanation of how Pure Land Buddhism originated:

http://www.ahandfulofleaves.org/documen ... lliams.pdf

It's on page 251.


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