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One of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Emphasis on strict obedience to teacher.
Tibetan sect of Buddhism founded by Drokmi. Main point: inseparability of samsara and Nirvana.
Oldest of the four major Tibetan Buddhist schools. Goal is the true realization of the Buddha Nature within the mind.
Sect of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Tsongkhapa. 'yellow hat' sect; focuses on ethics and monastic discipline of the vinaya as the central plank of spiritual practice.
Don't kill, steal, engage in sexual misconduct, lie, or consume intoxicants.
Enables the individual who is teaching to find precisely the method of instruction that is appropriate for the person being instructed.
Alternate meditation practice that aims to quiet the mind as a prerequisite to the events of of vipassana or insight.
Love without clinging, loving kindness, benevolence. Can be found by meditating
Insight into the nature of reality. Transformation through self observation
Buddhist teaching that nothing can be by itself alone, that everything in the cosmos must “inter-be” with everything else.
Focuses on three areas: Awareness in daily life, Social service, Social activism; inner change
Originally the Buddhist Mission of North America. HQ in SF. Associated with the Pure Land School of Jap Buddhism.
Lay Buddhist organization that promotes peace and individual happiness based on the teachings of Nichiren.
Phrase repeated in order to be saved by Amida Buddha (Pure Land School)
Peacemaker & Zen abbot Bernie Glassman. Consists of bakery, health services, family inn, pathmaker program.
Founded by Bernie Glassman. 3 Tenets: not knowing, bearing witness, healing.
Quiet sitting meditation: suspending all judgmental thinking, etc. to understand Buddha nature.
Japanese enlightenment. 'Understanding'. Flash of sudden awareness/awakening
Western Zen that has features of Jap Zen with defined hierarchy, rigid discipline & specific satori tests.
Form of Western Zen less concerned with strict rules or monastic training, more spiritually experimental.
Introduced to Japan by Dogen. Emphasizes “just sitting” (zazen) and gradualism.
Goal is satori. Practice is zazen, meditation on koans solved with gut.
In Tibetan Buddhism, can choose their manner of rebirth. Recognized as kids.
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