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Now broader Esoteric Buddhism ~ Chan, Zen, and Rimey ~ Rime; movement is not exactly eclectic but universalistic, rimed meaning unbounded, all-embracing, unlimited, and also impartial. Other Tibetan traditions I've grouped in the topic Vajrayana
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Neela Saraswati or Blue Saraswati a form of Tara Maa...

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NEELA SARASWATHI or Blue Saraswathi is a form of Tara devi in her fierce form. Tara or Taresi is the goddess that causes bhava tarana, so She is also called Bhava Tarini or crossing the ocea
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Buddhagupatnatha | Ganachakra

Buddhagupatnatha | Ganachakra | Esoteric Buddhism | Scoop.it
Posts about Buddhagupatnatha written by Repa Dorje Odzer
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#Universality ~ So many Stars, but only One Sky

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Bankei—Noble Prince of the Unborn - UnbornMind Zen

Bankei—Noble Prince of the Unborn - UnbornMind Zen | Esoteric Buddhism | Scoop.it
No series would be comprehensive here without a study of Bankei Yōtaku (1622-93). Bankei’s Zen was eloquent in its simplicity. He was forever the quintessential iconoclast, riding against all the excessive material formalism that infested the zen of his time, … Continue reading →
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In the midst of having to study the Confucian classics, one line in particular preoccupied him: “The way of great learning consists in clarifying Bright Virtue”. For Bankei, endeavoring to discern what constituted “Bright Virtue” became his rallying cry for some time to come.

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Rimé - Rigpa Wiki

Rimé - Rigpa Wiki | Esoteric Buddhism | Scoop.it
Riméy— the ecumenical, non-partisan or non-sectarian movement begun by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgön Kongtrul and their disciples in Kham in the nineteenth century.
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Shingon Buddhism - Wikipedia

Shingon Buddhism (真言宗 Shingon-shū?) is one of the mainstream major schools of Japanese Buddhism and one of the few surviving Esoteric Buddhist lineages that started in the 3rd to 4th century AD that originally spread from India to China through traveling monks such as Vajrabodhi and Amoghavajra. The esoteric teachings would later flourish in Japan under the auspices of a Buddhist monk named Kūkai (空海), who traveled to Tang Dynasty China to acquire and request transmission of the esoteric teachings. For that reason, it is often called Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, or Orthodox Esoteric Buddhism. The word "Shingon" is the Japanese reading of the Kanji for the Chinese word Zhēnyán (真言), literally meaning "True Words", which in turn is the Chinese translation of the Sanskrit word mantra (मन्त्र).

Shingon Buddhist doctrine and teachings arose during the Heian period (794-1185) when a Buddhist monk named Kūkai traveled to China in 804 to study Esoteric Buddhist practices in the city of Xi'an (西安) (then called Chang-an), at Qinglong Temple (青龍寺, Blue Dragon Temple) under Master Huiguo, a favorite student of the legendary Amoghavajra and returned to Japan as his lineage and Dharma successor. Shingon followers usually address Kūkai as Kōbō-Daishi (弘法大師; lit. "Great Master of the Propagation of Dharma") or O-Daishi-sama (お大師様; "The Great Master"), the posthumous name given to him years after his death by Emperor Daigo.

Before he went to China, Kūkai had been an independent Buddhist monk in Japan for over a decade. He was extremely well versed in classical Chinese prose, calligraphy and Buddhist sutras. Esoteric Buddhism was not considered to be a different sect or school yet at that time. Huiguo was the first person to gather the still scattered elements of Indian and Chinese Esoteric Buddhism into a cohesive system. A Japanese monk named Gonsō (勤操) had brought back to Japan from China an esoteric mantra of Akasagarbha known as the Kokūzō-gumonjihō (虚空蔵求聞持法, lit. Akasagarbha Memory Retention Practice) that was translated from Sanskrit into Chinese by Śubhakarasiṃha (Zenmui-Sanzō 善無畏三蔵). When Kūkai was 22, he learned this from Gonsō and would go into the forests of Shikoku (四国) regularly to practice this mantra for long periods of time. He persevered in this mantra practice for seven years and mastered it. According to tradition, this practice brought him siddhis of superhuman memory retention and learning ability. Kūkai would later praise the power and efficacy of this Kokuzō-gumonjiho practice, crediting it with enabling him to remember all of Huiguo's teachings in only three months.

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Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute

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Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute, for the non-sectarian Rime approach of Tibetan Buddhism, the Jonang tradition, the shentong view and Kalachakra practice...
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Jamgon Kongtrul - Rangjung Yeshe Wiki - Dharma Dictionnary

Jamgon Kongtrul - Rangjung Yeshe Wiki - Dharma Dictionnary | Esoteric Buddhism | Scoop.it
Jamgön Kongtrül (1813-1899). Also known as Lodrö Thaye, Yönten Gyamtso, Padma Garwang and by his tertön name Padma Tennyi Yungdrung Lingpa. He was one of the most prominent Buddhist masters in the 19th century and placed special focus upon a non-sectarian attitude. Renowned as an accomplished master, scholar and writer, he authored more than 100 volumes of scriptures. The most well known are his Five Treasuries, among which are the 63 volumes of the Rinchen Terdzö, which contains key texts from the terma literature of the one hundred great tertöns.
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Rime movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rime movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Esoteric Buddhism | Scoop.it
The scholars and siddhas of the various schools make their own individual presentations of the dharma. Each one is full of strong points and supported by valid reasoning. If you are well grounded in the presentations of your own tradition, then it is unnecessary to be sectarian. But if you get mixed up about the various tenets and the terminology, then you lack even a foothold in your own tradition.
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Goddess Tara - Crystalinks

Goddess Tara - Crystalinks | Esoteric Buddhism | Scoop.it
Adopted by Buddhism from Hinduism by the 3rd century B.C. , Tara appears in Buddhism, Jainism, and particularly, Tibetan Lamaism, as a complex array of manifestations: goddess of ascetism and mysticism, mother creator, protectress of all humans as they cross the sea of life.
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Adopted by Buddhism from Hinduism by the 3rd century B.C. , Tara appears in Buddhism, Jainism, and particularly, Tibetan Lamaism, as a complex array of manifestations: goddess of asceticism and mysticism, mother creator, protectress of all humans as they cross the sea of life.
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How to Practice Kalachakra — Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute

Although some Tibetan traditions offer Kalachakra Tantra, the Jonang tradition is the only tradition which has preserved the entire Kalachakra system o
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"Hui-neng — Patriarch of Zen Buddhism" by Eloise Hart

"Hui-neng — Patriarch of Zen Buddhism" by Eloise Hart | Esoteric Buddhism | Scoop.it

Although Bodhidharma is considered to be the first Patriarch of Cha'an or Zen, the most famous Zen Patriarch is Hui Neng who lived in the 7th and 8th centuries and was responsible for Zen flourishing in China as never before.

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It is said that Hui Neng was an illiterate wood gatherer who made his living selling firewood. After hearing a recitation of the Diamond Sutra, Hui Neng had a realisation. Hearing that the Fifth Patriarch, Hung Yen, urged his students to study this Sutra, he decided to visit his monastery. Here's the rest of the enlightening story. One of my favorites

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Bankei's Song of Original Mind - Free Dharma: Sutta, Sutra, Teachings

Bankei's Song of Original Mind - Free Dharma: Sutta, Sutra, Teachings | Esoteric Buddhism | Scoop.it
Bankei's Song of Original Mind hosted by Free Dharma: Buddhist Sutras and Dharma Texts:
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In 1652, when he was 30, Bankei was meditating along with Dōsha’s congregation and he suddenly experienced irreversible enlightenment (anuttara-samyak-sambodhi).

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Chinese Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chinese Buddhism (simplified Chinese: 汉传佛教; traditional Chinese: 漢傳佛教; pinyin: Hànchuán Fójiào) refers collectively to the various schools of Buddhism that have flourished in China since ancient times.[note 1] Buddhism has played an enormous role in shaping the mindset of the Chinese people, affecting their aesthetics, politics, literature, philosophy and medicine.

At the peak of the Tang Dynasty's vitality, Chinese Buddhism produced numerous spiritual masters.[1][2] Scholars classified Chinese buddhism into 7-15 schools,[3][4][5] commonly into 10 schools, called the Ten Schools of the Han Transmission of Buddhism (汉传佛教十宗).

After the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, Chinese Buddhism is growing again, with ancient monasteries being rebuilt, and more people choosing to take ordination as monks and nuns.[6]

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Original Mind

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Perspectives of a Zen Buddhist Priest, including book reviews, reflections on practice and parenting, and practical ways to apply the Dharma in our lives.

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Rime Buddhist Center

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The Rime Buddhist Center, Monastery & Tibetan Institute of Studies is a non-profit (501c3) religious and educational organization located at 700 West Pennway in Kansas City, Missouri.
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