Buddism Trailer (Monk gets married, Film by Olaf de Fleur)

2 Buddism Trailer (Monk gets married, Film by Olaf de Fleur)Buddhist Monk gets married and monk again – new film by Olaf de Fleur – Filmed for over 10 years.
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A Trip to KPC (Tibetan Buddhist Temple) Part 2

2 A Trip to KPC (Tibetan Buddhist Temple) Part 2http://tara.org

Kunzang Palyul Choling of Maryland
The KPC-Maryland temple is situated on 72 pristine acres in rural Montgomery County, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC.

Every Sunday you can attend an instructional class in various Buddhist meditational practices, in-depth teachings in which the Buddhas wisdom is applied to everyday living, and ongoing classes for new Buddhist practitioners.KPC Maryland often hosts special workshops including training in the Bodhisattva way of life, stabilizing the mind meditation and foundational Buddhist thought. Bodhisattva instruction is also available for pre-teens and teens upon request.

Special empowerments, teachings, and retreats are offered throughout the year by Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo and visiting teachers. They include such subjects of interest such as instruction in Phowa, the transference of consciousness at the time of death, as well as empowerments to engage in preliminary Buddhist practice.

In the early 1990′s KPC-Maryland acquired 65 acres of unspoiled land adjacent to the temple. Over time, a number of stupas, walking trails and meditation gardens were developed on the land and it is now a beautiful peace park with wonderful walking trails, meditation benches, gardens and 28 consecrated stupas

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Water Buddha – Zen Bamboo Flute (Shakuhachi)

2 Water Buddha   Zen Bamboo Flute (Shakuhachi)The Spirit of Shakuhachi – Debbie Danbrook

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Debbie Danbrook is a performer, composer and recording artist who comes from the renowned Watazumi-Do line of Shakuhachi Masters. Danbrook is carrying on the tradition passed on to her in Japan by Tadishi Tajima with the teaching of the first Shakuhachi Master class at the university of Toronto. Danbrook specializes in the healing properties of music. The shakuhachi’s revitalizing and powerful sound vibrations lead to a relaxed meditative state where healing can take place for both the player and the listener. Danbrook has released eleven CD’s and performs concerts and presents workshops throughout North America and Japan.

A Brief History of the Shakuhachi
by David J. Duncavage


Shakuhachi Master David Duncavage studied with Ronnie Seldin in America and Yoshio Kurahashi in
Japan. David was Robert Jonas’ first Sui Zen teacher.

The shakuhachi is an end-blown bamboo flute varying from 1.3 to over 3 feet in length. It came into Japan from China at the end of the 7th century. From this period until as late as the 12th century it was used in gagaku (court music). Little is known of the music that was played on the shakuhachi at this time, although there are some flutes from this period preserved at Shoso-In in Nara, Japan. These flutes have 6 finger holes, and were made from thin walled bamboo.

During the period between the 12th and 16th centuries, the shakuhachi is reported to have been played by a wide range of people, including: mendicant monks, the Emperor Go-Komatsu (1408), and the famous Rinzai Zen Master Ikkyu of Daitoku-ji in northern Kyoto (1394-1482). This shakuhachi was later referred to as the hitoyogiri to distinguish it from the longer, heavier, and bigger bore flutes that the mendicant monks eventually developed. These mendicant monks were later called komosô (straw mat monk), a name descriptive of their life of homeless poverty. Their numbers gradually increased, due in large part to an influx of rônin (lordless samurai) who grew in number during the period of civil wars (15-16th centuries), and especially after the Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, solidified his rule over Japan in the early 17th century.

It was during the rigid, but peaceful order of Tokugawa rule known as the Edo Period, that the komosô banded together and formed a formal religious sect claiming ties back to Fuke, an eccentric Chinese Zen monk who lived during the 9th century. The government went along with the story and the Fuke sect was established in 1614 as a branch of Rinzai Zen. At this time the komosô changed their name to komusô (monks of empty nothingness), and through a special arrangement with the government, won the sole right to solicit alms by playing the shakuhachi . During this period the shakuhachi began to be made from the root section of bamboo. This method of construction greatly improved the acoustic properties of the flute as well as making it a suitable means for self-defense while on solitary pilgrimages.

The special relationship between the Fuke sect and the Tokugawa government led to the sect’s dissolution in 1871 following the government’s collapse during the Meiji Restoration begun in 1868. Fuke shakuhachi went underground only to surface in 1883 in the establishment of the Myoan Society at the Fuke Temple, Myoan-ji, in the old capital city of Kyoto. This society and its many players are responsible for the transmission of the Fuke shakuhachi tradition to this very day.

Komuso Sprituality

The komusô played the shakuhachi in conjunction with the practice of zazen (sitting zen) and called this suizen (blowing zen). Playing the shakuhachi was a form of sutra chanting in the Fuke Temples. As such, the shakuhachi was not considered a musical instrument but a religious tool. What resulted from this practice was a large body of music called honkyoku (original music). In the purest honkyoku, primary attention is given to each breath-sound rather than to various musical elements like melodic progression. The komusô centered their practice of shakuhachi on developing what they called their kisoku (spiritual breath) to such a degree that they would enter the state of tettei on (absolute sound) with the bamboo and everything else. Their aim was to experience enlightenment through the shakuhachi . This goal is perhaps best expressed in a komusô saying, Ichion Jobutsu: Become a Buddha in one sound.

Although there are a number of common honkyoku, many still exist which have characteristics peculiar to the Temple of origin. Regardless, however, of what Temple a honkyoku comes from, they are all a testament of the komusô ‘s search to blow that one sound which would lead the monk, and those listening, they believed, to enlightenment.

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What are some popular philosophies other than philosophical buddism?

I know of some such as nihilism and paeganism, but I was wondering what other types of spirituality are popular.

some of my favorite philosophies are those of existentialism and philosophical Tao . though these have some ideas contradicting one another, they all make very good points. Soren Kierkegaard’s existentialism states that every man will inevitably fall into a state of malaise, but through repetition of the best past experiences and putting yourelf in new situations, then you may make your life a truly free experience. the philosophy of Tao can truly be summed up by the Tao Te ching of Lao Tzu. One must never do anything, for only when nothing is done is nothing left undone. Tao may be compared rather closely to buddhism but they are actually quite different. but read the Tao Te Ching, The sickness unto death, either/or and repetition for a background on both of these

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what is the name of a judge goddess in eastern religon?

i was wondering what the name is for a judge goddess in either hindu or buddhist eastern religion origin… and what she stands for. does anyone know?


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Balancing Buddhism With My Western Teenage Lifestyle?

I have friends that like to drink and do some drugs. I have a girlfriend that I am sexually active with. I frequently go out with my friends and hit on other women. I know these behaviors must end, but how can I keep my friends and live a Buddhist lifestyle?

Any advice would be appreciated. I need to make big changes in my life for my emotional health and happiness.

Buddhism does not really prevent you from have the fun you are having. So do what ever you want and knock your self out.

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Is it possible to commit terrorism in the name of Buddism?

Since it’s possible to do it in the name of christianity and islam.

I don’t believe in the name of Buddhism but yes you will get people who are Buddhist taking direct action
In the case of the Tibetans for example after almost sixty years of suffering while that fraud of a poor excuse for a leader leads the high life is it any wonder the young people of Tibet feel so frustrated and of course there are other examples too but this has more to do with the awfully circumstance they find themselves in

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Why do Western converts to Buddhism take it more seriously than most Asian laypeople?

It’s common that converts try to outdo the established members to show just how converted they are. Or it’s one-upmanship. This applies to all faiths.

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Buddhist Dr. Robert Thurman on Tiger Woods Apology and Buddism

2 Buddhist Dr. Robert Thurman on Tiger Woods Apology and BuddismBuddhist Dr. Robert Thurman on Tiger Woods Apology and Buddism

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Kabbalah Meditation Hindu Buddhist and Christian Rituals and Practices

2 Kabbalah Meditation Hindu Buddhist and Christian Rituals and Practiceshttp://tinyurl.com/meditate21 – SAVE 50% on Meditation Books and CD’s NOW

The 5 Elements Meditation Practice Manual

Most all the cultivation schools of the world say that the human body is composed of 5 elements — an earth, water, wind (chi or prana), fire (kundalini), and space element, and purifying them is the process of internal alchemy. It’s actually possible to cultivate these five separate elements to transform your chi and enter into samadhi. Here’s the full details of these unusual meditation techniques in just 56 pages.

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