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    Buddhist Mummys

    There are many Buddhist mummies across Asia. The Chinese Ch'an (Zen) Buddhists were the first to do it. One of the oldest mummies I know of is that of the Sixth Patriarch of Ch'an, the great Master...
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    Thank you Satori, I might just add that over...

    Thank you Satori,

    I might just add that over the past 7 years that I have been interacting with Buddhists on the Internet, I have met a boat-load of charlatans out there. They call themselves...
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    Yes... I also go by Hui Kung, and it was me who...

    Yes... I also go by Hui Kung, and it was me who posted at e-Sangha. I followed the link you had left here, and posted a similar answer there. The moderator has apparently taken issue with a couple of...
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    The Official Answer.

    Having been a monk myself, and currently looking into it again, I can tell you the following.

    Monks of Japanese Zen, Pure Land, Tendai, Shingon, Nichiren, etc., etc. (all denominations of Japanese...
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    I guess no one got my little joke about the Tea...

    I guess no one got my little joke about the Tea Cult.

    Oh well... I thought it was funny.

    In Gassho, Kakuzen
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    There appears to be some ancient Buddhist cult in...

    There appears to be some ancient Buddhist cult in Japan known as the "Cha-no-yu" that we should all be aware of. The cult has something to do with the ritualistic consumption of a powder stimulant....
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    Sticky: Poll: Lets think more reasonably... shall we? The...

    Lets think more reasonably... shall we?

    The J-ref Tokyo Tour 2003 is quickly approaching!

    Lets spend our energy looking for a place to stay in the Tokyo/Kamakura area. The Ida Ryogokudo Zazen...
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    Sticky: Poll: Thomas

    How about this beautiful place for our J-ref Tokyo Tour 2003?

    http://www.dogensangha.org/images/Dojofront.jpg

    2,000 yen ($16.25) per day @ the

    Ida Ryogokudo Zazen Dojo
    5-11-20 Minami...
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    Sticky: Poll: Thomas

    I just checked the Tireste Castle website out and must say that if you are kidding about the "modest" thingy... then I completely understand. This castle would be perfect for J-ref... but they don't...
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    Sticky: Poll: Palacio da Pena - the new headquarters for J-ref?...

    Palacio da Pena - the new headquarters for J-ref?

    http://www.footloosetravel.com/pena.jpg
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    Poll: Lazy Gaijin

    Well... we talked about George... you remember... the "Gaijin language snob." And I don't want to be categorized as the polar opposite of George, because I am not snobbish, but I must admit that I...
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    OK... I have just read through the entire text of...

    OK... I have just read through the entire text of "The Japan that Can Say NO" document written by Ishihara & Morita. While this is clearly political and economy based commentary (border-lining...
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    The point I was trying to make was that while...

    The point I was trying to make was that while renting these things may be big business, public libraries will let you check them out for free.
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    Banning smoking on Tokyo sidewalks?

    What a ridiculous concept. OK... OK... maybe the stray ash or a puff of smoke might meet a passer by on the incredibly congested sidewalks of downtown Tokyo, but I hardly think that there are many...
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    Checkout New DVD's for FREE in the USA!

    Japan was one of the very first to jump on the DVD bandwagon. I remember going with my wife into a public library in her hometown, and finding that they would let you borrow DVD's, but only to watch...
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    Maciamo

    I just want to say how incredibly factual all of the information you have offered here actually is. On my multiple travels to Japan I had also witnessed practically everything you and Jeff Laitila...
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    A little-known Zazen Dojo in the suburbs of Tokyo

    http://www.dogensangha.org/images/Dojofront.jpg

    "apperances may be deceptive"

    http://www.dogensangha.org/images/zendo2.gif

    "Can you sit down and shut up like this?"

    Visit Brad Warner...
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    Maciamo

    I just want to say how grateful I am for much of what you have posted both here and on your website regarding Buddhism. I have studied "philosophies" and practices of the many different traditions of...
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