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by Bakmoon
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Starting a Shrine and Puja
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Starting a Shrine and Puja

I have a question that is rather simple (I hope).

First, What are the nessisary components of a home shrine? (statue, flowers, incense, etc...)

Second, what is the standard procedure for preforming Puja? What order are things offered in, what is chanted, and when?

Thanks in advance!
by Bakmoon
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Shamatha in Five (not nine) Stages?
Replies: 23
Views: 5383

Re: Shamatha in Five (not nine) Stages?

So what does the Theravada tradition have to say about the tenets Hearers hold to? Is there any reference to how shamatha and vipashyana were practiced by them? I actually recall that they were not practiced separately from one another back then, but I am trying to fit that in with what the Tibetan...
by Bakmoon
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Shamatha in Five (not nine) Stages?
Replies: 23
Views: 5383

Re: Shamatha in Five (not nine) Stages?

Are you (and Dave) suggesting that the Nyingma tradition (and I assume this may be true of the other Tibetan Buddhist schools as well?), having only an "idea" of what tenets shravakas hold to, are completely off the mark ( =/= )? So what does the Theravada tradition have to say about the tenets Hea...
by Bakmoon
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Interpretations of Jhana
Replies: 7
Views: 2739

Re: Interpretations of Jhana

Thank you so much for your answer :anjali: Vipassana jhanas are states of concentration similar to the sutta jhanas but which were attained through the continuous practice of mindfulness/vipassana. Are the Vipassana Jhanas described as having all the main factors of the sutta jhanas (e.g. piti, sukh...
by Bakmoon
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Interpretations of Jhana
Replies: 7
Views: 2739

Interpretations of Jhana

There is currently a discussion going on in this forum about the valididy of a Bifrucated theory of Jhana (i.e. Samatha Jhana and Vipassana Jhana). I would like to be able to participate in the discussion, but I am not sure if I am knowlegable enough about what exactly these terms mean and whether o...
by Bakmoon
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone.
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Hello Everyone.

Hello everyone. I am Bakmoon and I am very happy to be here. I have been following Theravada Buddhism for about four years now, and have decided to join this online community. I am looking forward to get to know you all.