This is an inspiring book and I think all should have a listen.
Alchemist is a novel by Paulo Coelho first published in the year 1988.
Originally written in Portuguese by its Brazilian-born author, it has
been translated into at least 56 languages as of September 2012.
#3: Discovery of the “Pure Land”
This episode looks at the Kamakura Period of Japanese history (12th-14th
centuries) and the ways Buddhism of the time influenced so much of the
art of the period, particularly statues of Buddha, statues of prominent
monks, painted scenes reflecting Buddhist beliefs, and a new kind of
portrait painting that emerged during that period. Temples in Japan that
are visited include: Todaiji, Jingoji, Higashi Honganji and
Sanjusangendo, with its rows of statues of Kannon. Monks referenced
include Chogen, Zendo Daishi, Ikkyu Sojun and Shinran. We see
contemporary artists at work, including Shiko Munakata, a woodblock
artist. Shuichi Kato comments from time to time and points out the
influence of Japanese monk portraits on a much later school of European
artists, most notably Vincent Van Gogh. Ashley Thom provides the English
narration. Akira Mitake composed the music. This series is an NHK
production from 1989.
The Japanese tea ceremony is a
special way of making green tea (matcha 抹茶). It is called the Way of
Tea. It is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial
preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered tea. People who study
the tea ceremony have to learn about different kinds of tea. They also
have to learn about kimono (Japanese clothes), flowers, and many other
things. It takes much practice to learn the tea ceremony. Zen Buddhism
was a primary influence in the development of the Japanese tea ceremony.
On this edition of BEGIN Japanology our theme is Tea Ceremony.
interviews with world-renowned monastics and lay teachers including
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Jetsuma (Ven. Master) Tenzin Palmo, Ven. Bhante
Gunaratana (Bhante G), Christopher Titmuss, Ven. Geshe Phelgye, teachers
from Spirit Rock Meditation Center and many others.
Fazia algum tempo que eu procurava pelo documentário, já que o que havia sido anunciado no canal BUDA VIRTUAL estava offline. Estou
compartilhando-o para que as pessoas que procuraram pelo vídeo e ainda
não tiveram a oportunidade de vê-lo, enfim, aproveitem. Vocês podem encontrar diversos estudos, vídeos, mensagens de pura luz no site: http://www.budavirtual.com.br/
OBS: Ativem a legenda.
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o Dalai Lama fugiu do Tibete em 1959, após a revolta de Lhasa sem
sucesso, a dispersão do povo tibetano começou em massa. Em seu novo
documentário, When the Iron Bird Flies, Victress Hitchcock, um antigo
praticante budista, traça talvez o resultado mais inesperado desta
trágica historia, a chegada do budismo Tibetano no Ocidente. “Tudo tem
dois lados”, disse o professor tibetano Rinpoche Tsoknyi sem muita
emoção em uma cena. “Lado triste é que perdemos país. Lado da sorte é
que o dharma percorreu todo o mundo. “
When the Iron Bird Flies é
um retrato convincente do moderno budismo tibetano fora do Tibete. Nós
assistimos monges e monjas vestidos de carmesim usando telefones
celulares e andando em carros de golfe, e inúmeros convertidos
ocidentais em vestes – alguns em mantos de monges e outros em jeans –
praticando o dharma em casas, templos, escolas e prisões da Índia para a
Grã-Bretanha ou para a América ou para o México.
In The Meaning of Life the Dalai
Lama presents the basic worldview of Buddhism while answering some of
life's most profound and challenging questions: Why are we in this
situation? Where are we going? How should we live our lives? Do our
lives have any meaning? Basing his explanation on the twelve links of
dependent-arising as depicted in the Buddhist image of the Wheel of
Life, His Holiness vividly describes how human beings become trapped in a
counterproductive prison of selfishness and suffering, and shows how to
reverse the process, changing the limiting prison into a source of help
and happiness for others. Suffused with the Dalai Lama's intelligence,
wit, and kindness, these teachings address such issues as how to deal
with aggression from within and without; how to reconcile personal
responsibility with the doctrine of selflessness; how to face a terminal
illness; how to help someone who is dying; how to reconcile love for
family with love for all beings; and how to integrate this practice into
Japanese Buddhist Statues - Japanology Plus ( 仏教 )
Published on Oct 19, 2014
Japanese Buddhist statues come in
countless shapes and forms, and they are not just objects of prayer but
also meticulously crafted works of art in their own right. When Buddhism
reached Japan in the mid-6th century, religious statuary came with it,
and in thickly forested Japan, the statues began to be made mostly in
wood. This time on Japanology Plus, we explore the deep appeal of
Buddhist statues with our expert guest Yasumi Miyazawa. And in Plus One,
keeping the Buddhas in your own home.
Professor Jin Y. Park delivers the 2014 Ahnkook Lecture on Korean Buddhism.
Buddhism has been criticized for its seeming lack of social engagement.
In this talk, Professor Jin Y. Park examines potential social
dimensions of the Korean Sŏn Buddhist tradition known as hwadu
meditation. Professor Park asks: what forms of social theory does Sŏn
Buddhism offer and what are their potentials and limitations as a social
theory in our secular world?
Welcome and introduction by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor
of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity
07:40 Jin Y. Park, Associate Professor and Director of the Asian Studies Program, American University
At a fundamental level, as human beings, we are all the same; each one of
us aspires to happiness and each one of us does not wish to suffer.
This is why, whenever I have the opportunity, I try to draw people's
attention to what as members of the human family we have in common and
the deeply interconnected nature of our existence and welfare.
We all know that mindfulness and meditation are increasingly
taught as ways of coping with stressful situations. But what about other
forms of Buddhist practice? A research study led by Dr. Russ Phillips, a
Buddhist and professor of psychology at Missouri Western State
University, identified 14 Buddhist coping strategies by asking Buddhist
practitioners what coping mechanisms they used and by examining the
Why are so many people stressed
out... people who work normal job hours and have normal-sized families?
Most people assume that chronic stress is due to having too much work
and too little time.
In my experience the answer is not quite as straightforward. Yes,
people who are stressed often have a diary bulging with urgent
appointments and their personal life is also chock-a-block with a
massive amount of things which do not allow for a minute’s rest. But
that alone does not explain why people are so stressed. In order to find
the answer to chronic stress we have to look a little deeper than time
management and organisation tools.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Buddhism/Articles/Destress-the-Buddhist-Way.aspx#4uXFxfTqkvqcfe12.99
BOULDER – What Angie Mays remembers most about last Thursday’s lunch was not so much how it tasted, but how it sounded.
She and her fellow students in her “Mindful Teacher” class at Naropa
University were honing their sensory awareness skills by having a
“mindful” lunch together. They ate in silence, carefully chewing and
chewing and chewing each bite, noticing the subtle flavors and textures
of their foods.
How to set up altar, make offerings, prostrate to the Buddha, meditate etc.
Published on Sep 27, 2014
It is a universal truth that all
beings seek fulfillment and happiness in their lives. The Buddha taught
and embodied this truth and hence many find solace in his teachings and
his image. That is why for Buddhists, setting up an altar to the Buddha
is of paramount importance for their spiritual practice. An altar to the
Buddha is the focal point from which one ushers in fulfillment,
happiness and wealth into their homes and lives.
This video guide
explains in a clear and modern way how to set up an altar to a holy
Buddha image. It also explains how we can make offerings on the altar,
how to prostrate to the Buddha and the basic meditation posture. All
these practices are essential towards a fulfilling and successful
Venerable Wangdrak Rinpoche is a native Tibetan and overseer of Gebchak
Gonpa, which is the largest Buddhist nunnery in Tibet. Rinpoche will be
speaking about the cultural and spiritual role of women meditators in a
tradition that is typically very male-identified. His talk will reveal
the rich cultural heritage and important role women play in Tibetan
Buddhism and culture.
Wangdrak Rinpoche the third is the
reincarnation of Wangdrak Dorje. Along with the Gonpa's founder,
Tsangyang Gyamtso, Wangdrak Dorje was instrumental in building Gebchak
and was renowned for his total mastery of profound yogas and meditation.
The present incarnation holds the Khenpo degree in Buddhist philosophy,
and has received a remarkably broad training in the almost all of the
His Holiness Sakya Trizin formally recognized
Rinpoche as the reincarnation of Gebchak Gonpas Wangdrak Dorje, with an
extraordinarily clear prediction letter describing his name, his
parents' names, the place and year of his birth, and a unique birthmark
on his back. This prediction letter was issued in accordance with the
signs he received in meditation. Every detail in the letter proved to be
correct. This recognition was also verified by His Holiness Gyalwang
Drukpa, the head of The Drukpa Lineage, and His Eminence Tai Situ
Rinpoche.At the age of nine he entered Chodrak Gonpa, a monastery of the
Karma Kagyu and Barom Kagyu traditions, where he received the
traditional training in all ritual practices. At the remote hilltop
retreat place of Trachok Gon, he received the experiential instructions
from Trachok Karma Tseten, the most renowned Karma Kagyu Dzogchen and
Mahamudra lama in the vast provinces of Eastern Tibet. There Rinpoche
spent three years in isolated meditation retreat, gaining experience and
realization of the instructions he'd received.
in Derge is where Rinpoche undertook his formal studies in Buddhist
philosophy and scripture, and is well-known as the best college in all
of Tibet for non-sectarian scriptural study. Rinpoche undertook the
entire nine-year course, consistently placing first to third in his
class and graduating with the Khenpo degree. From the highly respected
Drukpa Kagyu lama Adeu Rinpoche, Wangdrak Rinpoche received all the
transmissions of the Gebchak lineage. Rinpoche has been fortunate to
receive many great empowerments, from many great lamas. His teachers
include Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, His
Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche, the late Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dzongsar
Khyentse, and others.
When he had completed his studies,
Rinpoche returned to Chodrak Gonpa to teach Buddhist philosophy for
three years. After moving to teach at a branch gonpa in Nepal, Rinpoche
was repeatedly requested by Tsoknyi Rinpoche and the Gebchak nuns to
accept formal responsibility for the spiritual and material well-being
of Gebchak Gonpa. Along with caring for his students from all over the
globe, this is the end to which he continually works.
For more information about Wangdrak Rinpoche and his activities, please visit Rinpoche's official website: www.gebchakgonpa.org