Category Archive: Rituals & Practice

Feb 01

Asian American Identities and Practices: Folkloric

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However, with the mind of purity, tranquility, control, and renunciation (the liberated mind), the mature effect from past deeds—whether painful or pleasant—is not powerful enough and no longer governs the life of your inner peace and tranquility. Deriving from a Sanskrit word for "meditation," the Ch'an/Zen tradition offers a stark contrast to the devotionalism of Pure Land. No matter how much knowledge we have, if we do not uproot defilements and doubt in our minds, we will remain in an unhappy state.

Feb 01

Vajrayogini: Her Visualization, Rituals, and Forms (Studies

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In Theravada Buddhism rebirth is believed to be immediate, whereas in Mahyana Buddhism there is an interval between death and rebirth when offerings can be made to earn good karma.. This strives to develop these two key aspects of Buddhahood together, side-by-side. In the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist tradition, the nianfo is reinterpreted as an expression of gratitude to Amitābha Buddha. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t wanting to become a Buddha, they are just working towards helping everyone become awakened first.

Feb 01

Dharma Drum: The Life and Heart of Chan Practice

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Thus for those needing the money to fund their children’s education, to buy a house for the family, to pay for hospital bills for instance… and you think through these needs of yours before doing the ritual then, it will establish a good and pure motivation that really adds great strength to the practice. The Middle Way is an important idea in Buddhist thought and practice. Song Xin suggested that the conventional values, because of their social, comparative nature incite competition and then violence.

Feb 01

The Sweet Dews of Ch'an - Lectures on Buddhist Meditation

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Shingon is a "purely" esoteric tradition for committed practitioners. The one who further elaborated on the two Paths was Donran (T'an-luan) of China, who wrote a commentary on Amatayur-sutro-padeca. Some are viharas, or monasteries, with cells for the monks around a central hall. By giving generously, we gain an ever broader realization of the equality of ourselves and others. These items are given and he departs in peace.

Feb 01

Embodying the Dharma: Buddhist Relic Veneration in Asia

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In any Buddhist temple there are many other places where lamps can be lit in that way. Rachel, Nic and team. “Correctly sourced Tea, drunk in a mindful way, can help us to connect to ourselves, others, and our beautiful planet.“ Come and drink tea with Prabhasvara (limited numbers). “When one considers the origins of the present Dalai Lama, his successes are remarkable. Consider silence – avoid a conversation for 30 minutes may be impossible in some families, especially with small children, but experts suggest that at least in the beginning there is a bit of silence.

Jan 31

Lady of the Lotus-Born: The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe

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Each names a region or part of the world. The most familiar statement of a widely shared implicit theory of names in ancient China is expressed beautifully in the Daode Jing. These formulas are extracted from the Pali Nikayas and have become the standard formulas with which the Three Gems are worshipped. [4] The physical posture adopted by the devotees when performing these acts of worship may vary according to the solemnity of the occasion or the degree of the devotion of the worshipper.

Jan 31

Sutra Of The Sixth Patriarch & The Infinite Life Sutra

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Nobody is able to achieve this completely but striving for such achievement is, in itself, a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.” If this article is abour Einstein’s thoughts about Buddhism, why is number 6 a quotation from Bertrand Russell? In his foreword to the book, the Dalai Lama writes, “This is an important and pioneering book, which seeks to find common ground between the teachings of Islam and of Buddhism. But while we’re still on the way to the ultimate goal, we might notice various other benefits.

Jan 31

Currents and Countercurrents: Korean Influences on the East

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Where does Diamond Way Buddhism come from? Thus, to stimulate the youth to practice spirituality, you should first be a strong shelter for them, a source of peace for them, and an actual inspiration for them. 96. In their origin they are, however symbolically they were subsequently explained, quite alien to the original, essential Buddhist beliefs. The corpse is bathed, wrapped in a plain cloth (called a kafan).

Jan 31

The Buddha in Everyone's Heart: Seeking the World of the

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The laity in particular can now enter the Pure Land with Amitabha's help, they do not have to get there on their own power. Gegenwaertige Entwicklung des Theravada-Buddhismus in England", in: Bodhi Baum, 1, 1987, pp. 35-37. [short report on the development of the English Forest Sangha; on Amaravati] Subhuti, Dharmachari (Kennedy, Alex), Buddhism for Today. The records of a Chinese Buddhist pilgrim named Xuanzang (Hsüan-tsang, 602-664 CE) state that in the ancient city of Pyu (the capital of the Kingdom of Sri Ksetra, present day Myanmar), a number of early Buddhist schools were active.

Jan 31

Zen Chants: Thirty-Five Essential Texts with Commentary

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You hold back nothing from me that I need: You are there, leading me onward and forward, Into the everlasting blessedness of Nirvana at this life's end. The kapurala is given a fee for his services. The authenticity of the enlightenment experience can only be tested by an enlightened. How do notions of nostalgia and pastness figure in projects of urban religio-spiritual renewal? Is this a way of acquiring good Kamma? They describe meditative practices and states that existed before the Buddha as well as those first developed within Buddhism.

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