Ayu wrote:Thank you both very much.
Are there Lamas teaching tibetean Buddhism in mainland China?
Or are the teachers of different traditions also called "Lama" ?
Jinzang wrote:Bill Porter wrote a book a year or two ago called "Zen Baggage." He visited monasteries and other historical sites across mainland China to report on how monastic Buddhism is faring there. And the answer is, pretty well. There are monasteries for monks and nuns with qualified teachers where genuine practice is going on that are not just museums for the tourists.
plwk wrote:Quick question to the OP: Is this thread about a 'Dharma event'? Perhaps, the East Asian Buddhism Forum would be more appropriate for this discussion?
This gives the cause for some hope. Apparently the practitioners in these mountains were so isolated that they were unaffected by many of the social and political upheavals of recent Chinese history.
I found it very touching because it shows in a very tangible fashion that where there is a will to practice there is a way, no matter what conditions one is up against.
Back to Ayu's question, there is a huge influence lama, Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche. he has a ...college that have hundred thousands students in shanghai, beijing, guangzhou...you may find more information here http://www.khenposodargye.org/ and I have some friends, one server in the army, are his students. Also Master Jiqun also have similar college but in Mahayana tradition. What's more, Master JingHui hold summer retreat of college students for 19 years! BTW, as far as I know, there was 31 summer retreats last year. http://www.douban.com/group/topic/39257209/
too long and too late...
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