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Re: Interesting Article: does anybody know this guy?

RE:"Bourgeois Buddhists: Do Americans Miss the Point of Buddhism?" It's hard to know what's in the mind of another human being.  For this reason, I think it
BJ Soto
Sep 27, 2011
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Re: Interesting Article: does anybody know this guy?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/owen-flanagan-phd/do-american-buddhists-miss-the-point-of-buddhism_b_964188.html?ref=happiness good article.
vivek ramakrishnan
Sep 26, 2011
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Re: Interesting Article: does anybody know this guy?

Vivek, I've been watching this conversation for the past year or however long it's been going on and I've been biting my tongue, but now the time has come to
BJ Soto
Sep 25, 2011
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Re: Interesting Article: does anybody know this guy?

From what I understand, Buddha did not allow his monks to meditate for the first 3 years. The first 3 years were focused on keeping the precepts and the moral
vivek ramakrishnan
Sep 24, 2011
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Re: Interesting Article: does anybody know this guy?

Interesting dialogue on this subject. Whenever I read about these incidents of a teacher having inappropriate relations with a student - I come back to the
Bobbi
Sep 23, 2011
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Re: Interesting Article: does anybody know this guy?

http://nhne-pulse.org/genpo-roshi-admits-affair-disrobes-as-buddhist-priest/ Elizabeth, in this case the teacher gave Kyozen, the student with whom he had an
vivek ramakrishnan
Sep 23, 2011
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Re: Interesting Article: does anybody know this guy?

I wonder sometimes whether we have an overly romantic way of interpreting the stories about teacher- student relationships in buddhist lore of the past - which
Elizabeth Bourne
Sep 19, 2011
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I would to like to bring this up for discussion again. If you are breaking one of the fundamental precepts of Buddhism then how are you qualified to teach the
vivek ramakrishnan
Sep 18, 2011
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Re: The Buddha Wasn't A Buddhist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCaXeKVf9EM&feature=related This is an interesting guy. I like his style. ... From: vivek ramakrishnan
vivek ramakrishnan
May 8, 2010
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Re: The Buddha Wasn't A Buddhist

I agree with this, even though my primary school of study is Advaita Vendanta, I finally have come to the conclusion that commitment is important. I think
vivek ramakrishnan
Apr 18, 2010
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Re: The Buddha Wasn't A Buddhist

I received precepts 5 years ago. I think it is similiar to the public marriage commitment. In that you have an intention and a trust that you can live up to
Bobbi
Apr 15, 2010
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The Buddha Wasn't A Buddhist

Curt: Is this group still active? Please feel free to distribute to your mailing list if you see fit. Pretty good article in the Post.
Sukumar
Apr 12, 2010
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Re: introductions

This group is probably dead but I wanted to say that observer does drop away after an awakening experience. This is permanent and irreversible. It is obvious
vivek ramakrishnan
Mar 29, 2010
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about the ride

Hi Elizabeth, I am sorry but I won't be able to attend the retreat. Thanks nevertheless. Have a nice weekend and fun! JP
jlaforte@...
Mar 8, 2008
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Re: zen blog

thanks - any others out there.... To: principles_of_zen@yahoogroups.comCC: principles_of_zen@yahoogroups.comFrom: curt@...: Thu, 3 Jan 2008
Elizabeth Bourne
Jan 4, 2008
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