lunes, 16 de abril de 2012

Do Budhhas cry?

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Do Buddhas Cry?
By Ari Setsudo Pliskin 

Cartoon by Greg Perry 


Today’s article reflects themes that I explored in Was the Buddha a Social Activist?—almost two years ago.  Zen Peacemakers January pilgrimage in the Buddha’s footsteps to India and Bernie's teachings reignited in me reflections on the role of the founder of Buddhism in my Buddhist practice. READ FULL ARTICLE


The Buddha says, Don’t Cry.

The Buddha’s response to his father’s death as portrayed in Thich Nhat Hanh’s biography of the Buddha, Old Path White Clouds, didn’t quite jive with my understanding of my Buddhist practice with regards to death:
The king smiled weakly, but his eyes radiated peace. He closed his eyes and passed from this life. Queen Gotmai and Yasodhara began to cry. The ministers sobbed in grief. The Buddha folded the king’s hands on his chest and then motioned for everyone to stop crying. He told them to follow their breathing… [At the funeral, the Buddha said] “A person who has attained the Way looks on birth, old age, sickness and death with equanimity.”

Becoming Suffering

This seems different from what my teachers teach.  From What is Bearing Witness? by Bernie Glassman:
It is the role of the Bodhisattva to bear witness. The Buddha can stay in the realm of not-knowing, the ream of blissful non-attachment. The Bodhisattva vows to save the world, and therefore to live in the world of attachment, for that is also the world of empathy, passion, and compassion.
At a workshop at Rowe Camp, a participant once asked Bernie if he cries...


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jueves, 12 de abril de 2012

El koan "MU"

'Un monje le pregunta al maestro Josshu:
- ¿El perro tiene la naturaleza de Buda?
Josshu respondió: 'no'.
En chino: 'mu'.

¿Cómo respondes?

Si respondes "SÍ", te equivocas.

Si respondes "NO". también te equivocas.

Entonces no tiene respuesta...o quizás sí la tenga.

La única forma de encontarla es consultando con tu naturaleza original en zazen...

¡¡¡Hacer que la pregunta se vuelva una masa candente que no puedas escupir ni tragar!!!

miércoles, 4 de abril de 2012

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Earth Day

Organize and synchronize a Chenrezik puja for the safeguarding of the Earth.
Please notify the Hartford Connecticut KTC organizers to participate in this groundbreaking Chenrezik practice-for-the-planet, on Earth Day, April 22: 
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Densal Dalai Lama    Traveling the Path    Densal Karmapa with Kehnpo and Bardor Rinpoche    Densal Karmapa
New Articles Online Soon

His Holiness the sixteenth Karmapa entitled Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery's newsletter Densal because it is the work of KTD, to bring the truth to people through the dharma with the greatest possible clarity.

 The Densal tradition continues this spring with:

Volume 20, Number 1

    Primordial Experience of Mahaudra, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
    Benefits of Buddhist Practice, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
    Eliminating Economic Hardship and Difficult Circumstances, Khenpo Urgyen Tenzin
    2010-2011 in Review

Densal: Nine Back-Issue Gift Packets
Suggested Donation: $54

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Bodhi Kids & Family Corner

We all have an extremely special opportunity to support a growing Sangha which includes many families!  Incorporating the Dharma into our lives can sometimes be challenging in a Western country where values often seem to be at odds with Buddhist practice.

    How might we:

        introduce the teachings of the Buddha to our children?
        model compassion and kindness within our family?
        encourage practice in the context of busy lifestyles filled with distractions?  
        support the Western Sangha so that Buddhism can flourish

We need your help to raise $3,000 for the Bodhi Kids and Family Corner which will include books for parents, picture books for young children, and readings for teenagers as they explore growing up with Buddhism in the West!  

Librarian Susan Sayre sees this as a wonderful cozy nook where families can spend time reading or checking out books.  She hopes that the family corner will bring young people into the library, and will support their parents as well. Susan says, "I can't wait to see those little chairs in that corner!" 

Our goal is to have the Bodhi Kids and Family Corner ready for the KTD Family Weekend May 18-20 during which Lama Dudjom Dorjee will teach on "Living in Harmony."

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Putting up Flags on the Dharma Path   

Prayer Flags   

Prayer flags spread good will and compassion into all pervading space. As breezes pass over the surface of the flags which are sensitive to the slightest movement of the wind, the air is purified and sanctified by the mantras which carry the blessings depicted on the flags to all sentient beings.

Shower blessings on your home, community and beyond.

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Stupa Partnership
Kalachakra Mandala Sand Blessing

Green Monastery sustainable development of the KTD campus will pave the way for Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's long awaited heart project: the Stupa of the Whole-Body Relic Treasure Chest Seal Dharani: The Heart Secret of all Tathagatas.

The Green Monastery - Stupa Partnership brings together a Friends of KTD Kalachakra Sand Mandala Fundraiser to support stupa installation, and Khoryug Sustainable Development Projects which lay the groundwork. .

His Hoiness Dalai Lama

KTD and Friends of KTD are offering a priceless packet of sacred sand blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his Holiness the Karmapa at the July 2011 and January 2012 Kalachakra ceremonies in Washington DC and India respectively. 
Suggested donation: $108.