SHIN BUDDHISM IN A NUTSHELL A Brief History Originally, in the 13th century, Shin was a lay reform movement during a decadent age of monastical spiritual materialism that focused more on power, fame and gold than the original intent of Buddhism. In those days, women, butchers, samurai, fisherman, merchants etc. were forbidden to practice the dharma. It was Shinran Shonin and others who dared to challenge the religious elites, by returning the Buddhist religion to the original intent and teachings of the Buddha who stressed universal salvation, compassion and simplicity of practice. As a result, Shin opened the gates of the way to the suffering masses. For a longtime after that, Shin was relegated as a minor fringe group and was even oppressed by the government and the elites.
Start Here to Learn About Buddhism This section introduces the foundational doctrines of Buddhism. What do Buddhists believe? What does Buddhism teach about God, karma, life after death, and who you are in relation to everything else? 7 Lessons From 7 Great Minds Have you ever wished you could go back in time and have a conversation with one of the greatest minds in history? Well, you can’t sorry, they’re dead. Unless of course you’re clairaudient, be my guest. Diamondway-Teaching.Org This site has been translated to norwegian. English videos are back in improved quality. Search function is finally up and running.This site is now also available in german. Added basic search funtionality. www.dharmaoverground.org - RE: A General, All Purpose Jhana Thread - Discussion How Others Have Experienced Absorption — Part One What follows in this section are a few of the alternative descriptions of the process of absorption that I have personally found helpful. They are by no means the only descriptions available, just a few that I have come across in my own struggle to better understand these processes.
The Three Vehicles: Hinayana, Mahayana and Tantrayana "The difference between the wise Buddhist and the sectarian Buddhist is like that between the vastness of space and the narrowness of a vase." Kongtrul Rinpoche In order to clarify the variations between the many different schools and traditions of Buddhism, the schools are often divided into the three Yanas (Skt.), meaning 'Vehicles' or 'Paths'. These three are; the Hinayana, Mahayana and Tantrayana. Within the various vehicles, much variation can still exist, which is further explained in the pages that deal with the traditions, like Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.
An Introduction to Buddhism An Introduction to Buddhism To do no evil; To cultivate good; 30 Amazingly Creative Examples of Designer Resumes It’s extremely hard to find a job these days! The market is slow, the economy is bad, and the competition is fierce. To get a job you will have to stand out of the crowd. The following resumes go against everything my business teacher taught me. She taught us to never place a picture of yourself, use clip art, use icons, graphics, or make it colorful.
Om Mani Padme Hum: The Meaning of the Mantra in Tibetan Buddhism Glimpsing a Few More Facets of the Mantra There are many ways to understand the meaning of the mantra. Here are a few of them: The Transformation of Speech [An excerpt from The Dharma, by Kalu Rinpoche, from a chapter on The Four Dharmas of Gampopa. ] Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings When individuals becoming members of the organization, they take the vows of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings in a formal ceremony. The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings are the very essence of the Order of Interbeing. They are the torch lighting our path, the boat carrying us, the teacher guiding us. They allow us to touch the nature of interbeing in everything that is, and to see that our happiness is not separate from the happiness of others. Interbeing is not a theory; it is a reality that can be directly experienced by each of us at any moment in our daily lives. The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings help us cultivate concentration and insight which free us from fear and the illusion of a separate self.
BUDDHIST PHENOMENOLOGY Henk Barendregt University of Nijmegen Toernooiveld 1 6525 ED Nijmegen The Netherlands Proceedings of the Conference on Topics and Perspectives of Contemporary Logic and Philosophy of Science, Vol II, Cesena, Italy, January 7-10, 1987, (Ed. M. dalla Chiara), Clueb, Bologna, 1988, 37-55. Contents