• Your True Home: The Everday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh

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    In Ceylon the Sangha was partially fused with existing feudal institutions, forming a monastic landlordism pre-empting more than one-third of the land. Catholic icons are common in Puerto Rican households, often intermingled with photographs of family members and clusters of ceramic and porcelain figures. The buddha who is expected to come in the future, known to all schools of Buddhism. Because wrong conduct can not be tolerated due to its inconsistency with Buddhist ideals, such conduct must be opposed, and if necessary resisted by force.
  • Buddhism: Buddhism For Beginners: Your Guide to Incorporate

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    S. it is generally known just as "Tibetan Buddhism" and is becoming more popular here along with support for Tibet. We are part of the Triratna Buddhist Community - an international network of public centers, communities and projects. The multifacetness of Buddhist traditions throughout Asia and over its 2600 year history derives from the great variety of meditative techniques and methods offered under the rubric of the "Path."
  • Jamgon Mipam: His Life and Teachings

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    Awareness of the transience of life and the melancholy of impermanent beauty was coupled with symbolism of withdrawal and a nostalgia for the tranquillity of the past. At least as far as the sokui kanj6 is concerned. he did inherit the advantages of being part of the powerful temple family of Kanchi-in. and reflects the strong association between the emperor and the temples. The Tokugawa Shogunate was to rule Japan from its bastion in Edo (Tokyo) for over two and a half centuries.
  • Record of Traces and Dreams: The Heart Sutra

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    The Way to Buddhahood: Instructions from a Modern Chinese Master. So when the LTTE, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, tried to separate a portion of that 'teardrop island' it was analogous to attacking the mother," Jerryson said. Kūya left the monastery to preach to the masses and promote charitable public works. My own recent efforts have involved collaboration with a Dutch colleague to develop a series of exercises called "Ending Hate", which help us to recognize our individual prejudices (about ourselves and others) and to transform them into more positive views and behaviours.
  • The Eye Never Sleeps: Striking to the Heart of Zen

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    These three aspects of this path of practice always supplement one another. Some Buddhists might question the premise that a human being exists from the time of conception onward. How should an aged person practice the Dharma, particularly when his or her time of life is shortened? 89. This is done so that no one sees the coffin in a mirror. This post, resembling a mace in more ways than one, is attractively decorated and serves as a symbol of authority and protection for the officiating monks.
  • Theory & Practice of Mantra

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    The rulers of Katmandu are in the main list at left. Everybody knows I am a practicing Buddhist. Would you say that you’re still evolving spiritually? Répertoire des Centres Bouddhistes en Suisse, ed. by Marianne Périer-Chappuis, Yverdon: Fleury 1993. [list of the about 80 Buddhist centres in Switzerland; arrangement according to geographical distribution, i. e. cities and towns; contact address: Mme Marianne Périer-Chappuis, avenue de la Harpe 17A, 1007 Lausanne] Van Dyke, Mary, "Grids and Serpents: A Tibetan Foundation Ritual in Switzerland ", in: Frank J.
  • Phoenetic Gongyo: Using American Spelling for Easier

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    Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life." Even to recite or just to think of the name of the bodhisattva is very, very powerful. Suffering occurs in part by grasping and clinging to a self that does not, according to Buddhism, exist. Thailand beholds the highest rate of Transsexuals throughout the world. If it is lunch, it would be the usual rice-and-curry meal and is invariably offered before noon.
  • A Little Book of Love: Heart Advice on Bringing Happiness to

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    Since my intellect is only feeble and I have studied but a little, This is not a composition likely to delight the connoisseurs, I feel these are indeed the genuine trainings of the buddhas’ heirs. Doctrinally similar to the Perfection of Wisdom texts, another major theme is the Buddhafield (Buddha-kshetra) which was influential on Pure Land schools. The Rime Center now has smartphone Apps for our Dharma talk Podcast subscriptions for sale ($1.99) for either Android or iPhones.
  • Ancestor-Worship and Japanese Law

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    It is time to pay one's respects with the whole body to the Teacher. Right Meditation (or Concentration), samyaksamâdhi. You can also pray as you have been doing for them and dedicate as you have been doing for them. While the breaking of sexual taboos is perhaps the most recognized of tantric practices, it is not considered generally beneficial. When one finds what the real sickness is, one needs to take the right medicine to cure that sickness.
  • Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 4: The Collected

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    We are not concerned here to analyze in detail the content and expressions used in these accession protocols. Theravadans maintain that the ideal Buddhist is the “one who is worthy” (Sanskrit: arhat; Pali: arahant), the perfected person who attains nirvana through his own efforts. As we noted, the “inner chapters” of the Zhuangzi rarely mentions the slogan. Those lower in the hierarchy initiate Wai and superior may wai or simply smile in return.