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by It'sYa1UPBoy
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Saunas, bath houses (and cannabis) in Vinaya texts
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Saunas, bath houses (and cannabis) in Vinaya texts

I know that cannabis use in Buddhism can be a controversial topic (not necessarily here, but definitely in other places), but if bhangodaka does mean cannabis, then I can understand why the Buddha would recommend it specifically for medicinal use. There's a vast difference between using steamed leav...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:48 pm
Forum: Thien
Topic: It has been one year since Thay's passing.
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: It has been one year since Thay's passing.

Hey! I just got an email from Parallax Press about the anniversary! Today they are offering the eBook version of At Home in The World for free with the coupon code Legacy in commemoration. I've gotten my copy but I thought I'd share the good news. It will come in an EPUB file format, so you just nee...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:35 pm
Forum: Thien
Topic: It has been one year since Thay's passing.
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: It has been one year since Thay's passing.

That sounds lovely, that dream. I wish I could have met him before his passing, but I only really got serious about Buddhism in the past year. Sure, I'd heard of Thay in the past, but I hadn't read him closely. Nonetheless, it is his teachings that are important, and I do have access to those, for w...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How can I get my Gohonzon replaced?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: How can I get my Gohonzon replaced?

This store on Etsy, run by a Zen priest who makes various devotional objects and images, also offers handmade Gohonzon.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShrineSpace?r ... y=gohonzon

:anjali:
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:54 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Test message
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Test message

I see your message, Lingpupa! :hi:
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:50 pm
Forum: Thien
Topic: It has been one year since Thay's passing.
Replies: 4
Views: 174

It has been one year since Thay's passing.

May his memory be forever blessed. His writings have truly elucidated the Dharma for me and remind me daily to cultivate compassion and nonattachment, and I am far from the only person whose life he has impacted. https://plumvillage.org/articles/three-precious-memories-of-thich-nhat-hanh/ In gassho,...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:30 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: What are Vietnamese altars like?
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: What are Vietnamese altars like?

It is, yes. But my point with the pressboard was more to do with the sturdiness of the wood than the quality. In any case, something I've noticed about a lot of the altars is that they're very symmetrical, which looks very satisfying. When it comes to other styles they often aren't as evenly arrange...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:56 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: Buying Onenju in Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Buying Onenju in Europe

You could do DIY nenju or you could maybe look at the SGI-Italia store. I know the Nichiren juzu look different than the Shin nenju, but if the style doesn't matter much to you, you could get that instead.
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:05 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: What are Vietnamese altars like?
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: What are Vietnamese altars like?

In my area they throw up a lot of hotels and apartments because collegiate sports are very popular here--- hotels for the tourists and apartments for the university students. And I promise you I've seen them making the walls of these quick builds out of pressboard and chalk. (The patterns of pressbo...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 15, 2023 4:32 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: What are Vietnamese altars like?
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: What are Vietnamese altars like?

I probably could get a small cabinet at some point, just a matter of looking for one that will fit in my corner (and that I can put hanging hooks on because I have a wall hanging of a tree behind my Shakyamuni statue). I see them at Walmart sometimes and I think, "If I could reach up there with...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:21 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: What are Vietnamese altars like?
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: What are Vietnamese altars like?

Thank you for the tip about translations. I'll do that now.

And, while I have considered DIY cabinets, my hand tremors make it unfeasible most of the time.
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:19 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: What are Vietnamese altars like?
Replies: 8
Views: 400

What are Vietnamese altars like?

I've tried googling "Vietnamese Buddhist altars" but all that comes up for me are results for Ban Tho, ancestral altars, and one page that really only mentions having statues of Quan Am. I thought it would be nice to give my altar more of an...established layout (or at least use them for i...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen (Vinaya) Monasteries for Westerners
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Zen (Vinaya) Monasteries for Westerners

I've never heard of Thich Nhat Hanh "watering down" his teachings. He describes them in terms that Westerners might more easily understand--- he wrote various introductory books to general mindfulness and Buddhist fundamentals ---but cultural adaptation is not necessarily corruption, it de...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Wed Nov 09, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen (Vinaya) Monasteries for Westerners
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Zen (Vinaya) Monasteries for Westerners

There's a Plum Village monastery in Mississippi as well, Magnolia Grove. They also allow short stays, weekend/2wk/etc. so you can see if the lifestyle is right for you before starting an extended/monastic stay. They also seem very open and accepting, like any other order of Thay's I suppose. I hope ...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there such a concept as "collective karma"?
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Is there such a concept as "collective karma"?

I see... This is all very helpful, thank you all. What PadmaVonSamba referred to as "shared karma" is akin to what I was thinking of, I think. In any case, there's some things shared here today, for me to think about. I'm grateful for this space, which works with my current circumstances, ...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there such a concept as "collective karma"?
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Is there such a concept as "collective karma"?

Norwegian, I did indeed read through the thread you posted. I've just woken up so I do hope this isn't incoherent or nonsensical. Would it be closer to right view, to say that what I perceived as a "special karma" ("special" as in "of species" rather than "unusual ...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there such a concept as "collective karma"?
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Is there such a concept as "collective karma"?

I'm not entirely sure what term to use, but this has more to do with evolution than anything, so let me see if I can find the right words... So, the ancestors of humans were "animals" rather than "human-tier" in terms of the realms of rebirth. They exhibited less intelligence, le...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Fri Oct 21, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Does it matter what Pure Land school I follow?
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Does it matter what Pure Land school I follow?

Generally speaking, if you go by the sutras, cultivating faith and chanting the Name are enough. But then certain other sutras also mention mystical, meditative practices focused on Amitabha. In any case, any school will do; most Buddhist schools aren't super sectarian, and accept that there are man...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Tue Oct 18, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: PMS makes me accumulate negative karma
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: PMS makes me accumulate negative karma

I am trans AFAB with much the same issue. View this not as a detriment to your practice, but as an opportunity--- an opportunity for stronger mindfulness of your emotions and actions, an opportunity for strengthening your self-control, and an opportunity to cultivate metta against difficult adversar...
by It'sYa1UPBoy
Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shedding the blood of Buddha
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Shedding the blood of Buddha

There's a certain story which I find helpful, about Shakyamuni's death. His last meal came from a layperson, and he got sick after eating and died. Now, whether this was due to food poisoning or general old age--- Shakyamuni was 80 when he died, after all ---isn't clear, but everyone was worried it ...

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