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The Oldest Traditional Buddhist Lineage?

Every "official" Chan/Zen master (that is, a master recognized and authorized by an older master) keeps a list of his ancestral teachers going back all the way to the Buddha Shakyamuni. I have such ...
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Training with both Zen and Rimé

The traditional view on this is negative. One explanation I heard, is that a particular teaching is like a raft made of simplifications and approximations - which has all kinds of holes and ...
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Mindful meditation, problems with anger. Where do I find other Buddhist for learning support?

First of all here is a place for you to go and learn Buddhism. You will find good friends there. This is the monastery where i learned from and that's why i mentioned it so as it might be a bit far ...
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Mindful meditation, problems with anger. Where do I find other Buddhist for learning support?

In an answer to another question, Buddhist Centres in Paris?, Andrei said that he had success with http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/ when looking for local communities. Here is a link to all its ...
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Mindful meditation, problems with anger. Where do I find other Buddhist for learning support?

The 2 components to this: the 1st case that made you angry what kept you rolling in anger Initially when some unwanted thing happens you get angry. The subject of anger can be towards a person of ...
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First Lay Teachers

The problem with "lay dhamma teachers" is that people don't take you seriously as a spiritual guide, if you are still a householder who's unable to give up sexual activities, gold etc. There might ...
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How can I find a teacher who is a stream entrant?

Mirror of Dhamma: Stream-entry is often called the arising of the Dhamma eye. What stream-enterers see with this Dhamma eye is always expressed in the same terms: "Whatever is subject to ...
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How can I find a teacher who is a stream entrant?

Into the Stream -- A Study Guide on the First Stage of Awakening and The Power of Judgment might help. It's all a matter of having done what leads to blessings -- and "dwelling" in ...
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Meditation - how to practice it?

OP: Is it more important to develop one's own meditation skills or follow a prescribed method of a teacher? Both. You should follow a teacher, who teaches not just meditation, but also the rest of ...
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Meditation - how to practice it?

First, the Buddha learned much from his teachers. See Ariyapariyesana Sutta: The Noble Search. Eventually he noticed that their approach didn't really reach the goal, so he discovered another approach....
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The Oldest Traditional Buddhist Lineage?

The Six qualities of the Dhamma: Svakkhato: The Dhamma is not a speculative philosophy, but is the Universal Law found through enlightenment and is preached precisely. Therefore it is Excellent in ...
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How can I find a teacher?

If you have an interest in learning the Burmese system of Insight or Vipassana Meditation, which was popularized the world over by the Burmese Monk, Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, recommend his magnum opus ...
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Finding a Meditation Teacher

FWIW, the simple fact that someone is a monastic does not mean they are an advanced meditator or even that they meditate. Where I am, we have loads of monasteries and Buddhist centers every one of ...
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Where to go after Meditation apps

💚The Dhamma isn't religion, it's reality, moment by moment. Yes, there are wild & redundant teachings in Buddhist scriptures but a good teacher with a good approach will find it useful to pick ...
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Where to go after Meditation apps

If you're not into the religious side of things that poses a problem for the quality of your meditative practice. Studying meditation without a visceral understanding of Buddhism, or more specifically ...
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The Oldest Traditional Buddhist Lineage?

I found this interesting passage from this Wikipedia page: There are several rules in the Theravada monastic code by which a bhikkhu is "defeated" - he is no longer a bhikkhu even if he continues ...
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Getting out of a rut when your sick and dying

Buddha once visited an infirmary for monks and advised to practice satipattana (Maha Satipattana Sutta, Deega Nikaya) Bojjangha Sutta is well known to be contemplated by monks who are sick and known ...
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my meditation practice question

Would like to ask if my method of meditation(Mahasi method rising-falling) is correct. If you try to validate this against the teaching of the Buddha as per the Pali Canon, this is not a valid or ...
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Proper way to ask a teacher to become their student

Once you find the right teacher, your search for one is over, and there is no need of thinking about how you should approach him or her, as this will happen like that of a reflex action. The big ...
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First Lay Teachers

Citta is a famous lay householder who has even taught monks, for example, in SN 41.1, SN 41.5 and SN 41.7. The monks he taught, stated: “You’re fortunate, householder, so very fortunate, to ...
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