Dharma Wheel

A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism
It is currently Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:03 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 am
Posts: 2776


Prof. Charles Willemen is currently rector and teaching professor at the International Buddhist College, Thailand.
He studied Latin, Greek, Chinese, Japanese and Sanskrit. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of East-Asian Studies (University of Gent, Belgium).
He was assistant, guest professor and professor at different universities in Belgium, China, Canada, Japan and Thailand.

Interview with Professor Charles Willemen, IBC, Thailand and Raymond Lam, Editor, Buddhistdoor International
Filmed on location at HKU Buddhist Meditative Praxis Conference, Hong Kong, August 2013

Video editing: Stanley Tung
Music by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/
"Resignation" & "Easy Lemon"

Produced by Buddhistdoor International (2013)

Very interesting stuff although it's not the first time I have heard of such assertions but gives another take on how and what 'Mahayana' is and related to the Early Schools

_________________
TWTB BIES OCB DDM BWF


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:38 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 1:41 am
Posts: 2845
I appreciated watching this, if for no other reason than as a reminder
of Buddhism's incredibly vast history and development.
So very often someone will pull a quote, very narrowly, from a book they have picked up,
or will think the Buddha absolutely said such and such in exactly the words they are reading (in English?).

Nobody knows who it was who first rubbed two sticks together and made a fire.
But we can replicate that today, and get the same results.
Likewise, with The Dharma, we can never know, with absolute certainty, what the Buddha said.
But we can study the teachings as they have been preserved,
and test them out, and see what kinds of results we get.

I wish I had the kind of academic background that so many great scholars and researchers (and excellent teachers) have.
.
.
.

_________________
Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: smcj and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group