Momentary Buddhahood: Mindfulness and the Vajrayana Path

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Several years ago I entered a traditional three year retreat. Buddhist practices, what the Dalai Lama calls the “science of mind,” are based on ways to train ourselves to well-being, mindful presence, ease, and joy, based on the fundamental dignity and value of every human being. This is not a commitment to a method of self-improvement like the Eight Fold Path or the Five Pillars, or meditation, or good works or even the Ten Commandments. Nichiren’s teachings assert that each individual, regardless of race, gender, capacity or social standing, has the power to overcome life’s inevitable challenges, to develop a life of great value and creativity, and to positively influence their community, society and the world.

The Intelligent Heart: A Guide to the Compassionate Life

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E.)—perhaps because of the all-embracing nature of Hinduism, Muslim invasions, or too great a stress on the monk's way of life—as a religion it has more than proved its viability and practical spirituality in the countries of Asia to which it has been carried. These practices, scriptures and theories were transmitted to China, Tibet, Indochina and Southeast Asia. For someone just starting out on the path (exploring or practicing Buddhism), this is by far your most difficult decision as you don’t want to feel like you wasted your time.

The Core Teachings: Buddhist Practice and Progress 1

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Throughout Vietnam religious beliefs are so interwoven in daily life that little can be envisioned that does not include them. Denying that it endorses a particular one is compatible with its allowing either many or none. At least four monks who have obtained higher ordination (upasampada) must participate for the dana to become valid as a full-fledged sanghika-dana. We want to keep our wealth, our property, our health, and our youth. The Buddhist, however, is not concerned with whether or not God exists, nor does he offer worship.

Studies in Japan Buddhism

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When you come across something you enjoy, Don’t take it as real. If one has taken up such a training and if one is properly qualified (as well if the teacher is properly qualified) one can quickly progress on the path – as long as one is not lead astray by oneself or the teacher. Buddhist thoughts in the primitive period were established on the foundational teachings of Dependent Origination and non-self, which were taught directly by the Buddha after his attainment of ultimate enlightenment.

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume 1: Born in

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Generally, however, Buddhist meditation requires careful control of the process of breathing and discipline of the mind. The beliefs of Buddhism deal with offering practical guidance on ethical and moral development in order to free one from unwholesome attachments and, finally, see clearly the nature of things as they really are, not as our delusions make us think they are. Secular art becomes the primary vehicle for expressing Japanese aesthetics, but it is tempered greatly by the "spontaneity" of Zen Buddhism and the "affinity to nature" of Shinto.

The Best Buddhist Writing 2011 (A Shambhala Sun Book)

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It is primarily a religion of India; although it was known in the countries to the west, its major influence outside India was in Southeast Asia where it at one time was the dominant culture as far east as Indonesia. The object of tong-len is all beings' three poisonous minds and diseases, but particularly the same disease as the meditator has. It is important to remember this fact and to avoid imposing Western values and opinions upon other cultures. The capital and largest city of South Korea is Seoul.

Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava: Essential Instructions on

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The Christian also sometimes voluntarily renounces certain possessions and desires which he believes to be incompatible with his Christian development. 5. In many Buddhist regions there are pilgrimages that include stops at a whole series of sacred places. The amount we can recall depends on this clarity, or it can be recalled in a dream. When speaking of monastic lifestyle, Southern Buddhism still maintains the primitive style for everyday activities, which were traditionally set up during the time of the Buddha.

Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for

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The above mentioned strange customs are still said to be followed by the followers of this religion for attaining spirituality in their death. Karma is only causation, without the mediation of any substance (apûrva, causal body, etc.). That said, Dharmacari Vessantara, our foremost authority on these matters, has been one of those expressing misgivings. The Dhamma in its entirety was like all the leaves in the whole forest. Cultures in Eastern African as well as the southern parts of the continent that share similar languages will sometimes have some marriage rituals in common.

The Infinite Mirror: Commentaries on Two Chan Classics

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A handful of firewalking customs exist in North Africa, Haiti, the Carribbean, and southeast Asia. You may also see maechees (8-precept nuns) on pindabat in central and northern Thailand and pakows (anagarikas, 8-precept laymen) in the northeast. Theravada Buddhism does accept Bodhisattvas, and in fact the Pali canon discusses the Bodhisattva. März 2000, Frankfurt: Peter Lang 2001, pp. 199-211. By merely resorting to external worship, ceremonies and prayers, one can never make progress in righteousness and inner development.

The Tibetan Buddhism Reader

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The Tree illustrates some of the contemplative practices currently in use in secular organizational and academic settings. The Tibetan religion that claims to be Buddhism, does the following: 1: Demands unswerving obedience and devotion to gurus, and indeed elevates gurus to a status of absolute supremacy, wherein they can get away with anything, because even the most debased, perverse behaviour is seen as a manifestation of the guru’s transcendental ability of using ‘skillful means’ to manifest their ‘benevolence’. 2: Demands ‘gold for the guru’, and anyone who dissents or leaves is threatened with kalpas of torment in tantric hell, and so forth. 3: Demands idolatry and deity worship, and actually denigrates the historical Buddha, calling his teachings inferior and claiming that he was never actually enlightened or liberated during his earthly life: apparently. 4: Demands initiation upon initiation into ever more secret teachings and techniques, and indeed claims that liberation is not possible without practice of ‘disciplines’ such as Highest Yoga Tantra. 5: Demands extremes in all of its manifestations.