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by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

Who was the Chan teacher that Sumedho studied with? Many great Chan masters to read. Some favorites are Huangbo, Huineng, Zongmi, and Hongzhi. Mazu, Bankei, so many others. Venerable Master Hsu Yun . :namaste: I am not sure that Sumedho studied personally with Hsu Yun. The story I heard was that he...
by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

Will wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:33 pm
Of course there is the Chan sutra of Hui Neng's teachings - Sixth Patriarch's sutra or Platform Sutra are some of the titles in English. Master Hua has a wonderful commentary in the BTTS version.
I have Red Pines translation and commentary.

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

Essentials of Chan Practice by Master Hsu-yun http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/Master_Hsu-Yun_Discourses_and_Dharma_Words.pdf EMPTY CLOUD The Autobiography of the Chinese Zen Master http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/Translations/Empty-Cloud_The_Autobiography_of_Xu_Yun.pdf "The Zen Teachi...
by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

Saengnapha wrote:Who was the Chan teacher that Sumedho studied with?
Many great Chan masters to read. Some favorites are Huangbo, Huineng, Zongmi, and Hongzhi. Mazu, Bankei, so many others.
Venerable Master Hsu Yun .

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

Historically there have been differences of opinion about the relative merits of Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism and, if you read much of the literature, they would seem to be quite divergent in their approaches toward Buddhist practice - yet there also seem to be some tremendous affinities. When I...
by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

I like Chan too! If I were not Theravada / Modern Theravada, I'd probably be practicing Chan. Hey David I have always said that as well. I use sort of a combination of the two in my meditation practice which is influenced by Ajahn Sumedho's instructions. In turn Ajahn Sumedho's teachings are heavil...
by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

I've been doing some reading lately on Chan Buddhism. I have always had a deep affinity for Soto Zen practice as that was the tradition I started in. I have noticed that Chan Buddhism, despite the focus on the Bodhisattva path, also emphasizes key Early Buddhist concepts like the four noble truths,...
by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

The Chinese Chan Buddhists are much more likely to refer to the Agamas than the Japanese AFAIK. The Vietnamese too, possibility because of their closeness to Theravada countries (and the fact that there is Vietnamese theravada). Also Thich Nat Hahn is one of the few Zen folks I've seen actually cit...
by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

Has anyone here experience with practicing in the Chan tradition? Any recommended books? I feel Chan can be a complimentary to my meditation practice. Thanks. :namaste: Master Hsuan Hua taught whatever practice would benefit beings, but his roots and main practice was Chan. There are several of his...
by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

Greetings, Has anyone here experience with practicing in the Chan tradition? Any recommended books? I feel Chan can be a complimentary to my meditation practice. I've read a book or two, and found them to be quite interesting... and what I found overlaps with your observations. The only thing that'...
by bodom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Re: Chan Buddhism

Hi Bodom, Perhaps you could be a little more specific about what you are asking. In broad terms "Chan" encompasses quite a lot of East Asian Buddhism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Buddhism I have not had specific experience of practice, but I know a few Fo Guang Shan people though various con...
by bodom
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 248

Chan Buddhism

I've been doing some reading lately on Chan Buddhism. I have always had a deep affinity for Soto Zen practice as that was the tradition I started in. I have noticed that Chan Buddhism, despite the focus on the Bodhisattva path, also emphasizes key Early Buddhist concepts like the four noble truths, ...
by bodom
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Lurker, now creating account
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Lurker, now creating account

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?
Replies: 109
Views: 1476

Re: Phassa and the cessation of phassa?

L.N. wrote:My understanding is that some suttas were delivered to lay persons and some to monastics. I have read that dependent origination was taught to monastics..
It was taught to both monastics and laypersons. See the Vera Sutta AN 10:92.

:anjali:
by bodom
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Abhayagiri Community is safe
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Abhayagiri Community is safe

Abhayagiri Residents Safe at CTTB We want to let everybody know that the Abhayagiri community is safe and is currently staying at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. :thumbsup: :anjali: The fire is now within miles of the monastery as per posted from Abhayagiri facebook page. Looks like it might be l...
by bodom
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?
Replies: 23
Views: 1941

Re: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?

I understand. I was incredibly delighted to source a hardcopy of Nanananda's Nibbana Sermons. Particularly when a book is especially relevant to one's practice it's great to have it electronically for searchability purposes and physically, for general readin Exactly. (... and yes, my son will be fi...
by bodom
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?
Replies: 23
Views: 1941

Re: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?

binocular wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:05 am
I was curious, so I looked up the books:
http://traderoption.org/book/1227962637 ... apanyo.pdf (requires registration, free)

http://www.dhammatalks.net/ (scroll down)
Thank you. Dhammatalks.net is a treasure trove.

:anjali:
by bodom
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?
Replies: 23
Views: 1941

Re: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?

Greetings Bodom, Greetings, I was wondering where you were able to find this book? I am trying to find a physical copy to buy but can only find one on Amazon for $56 !! I can't remember now to be honest! I'll try to remember to dig out my archival box of Dhamma books next time I'm at home and see i...
by bodom
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?
Replies: 23
Views: 1941

Re: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?

binocular wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:55 pm
ryanM wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:45 pm
http://watsanfran.org/
Can anyone click the "Engage your mind during our daily sermons and weekly dhamma talk discussions. Check out our books and media resources available online." section?
It wouldnt open for me either.

:anjali:
by bodom
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?
Replies: 23
Views: 1941

Re: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?

Greetings, I was wondering where you were able to find this book? I am trying to find a physical copy to buy but can only find one on Amazon for $56 !! I can't remember now to be honest! I'll try to remember to dig out my archival box of Dhamma books next time I'm at home and see if I can work it o...