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–the leader of a monastery
–A Buddha to be –stays to teach others
–sitting with an abbot and discussing life, goals, progress
–Pain –As a living thing, you can’t avoid it
–“Lesser Vehicle.” –Because it takes fewer people at a time –Name for...
–Stories of the Buddha’s prior lives –Part of 2nd Basket
–“Greater Vehicle” –Because it carries more passengers. More successful sect...
–the Buddha to come at the end of the age prophesied in Mahayana Buddhism
–Circular symbol, part of rituals in Mahayana and Vajrayana sects.
–Chant used in meditation
–between self indulgence and extreme asceticism –Eightfold: •Study: –Attitude –View...
–Hand position for meditation –expressing the desire of the meditator
–the Buddhist order of monks
–Zen term for enlightenment
–concentrated period of meditiation –5-7 days – quiets mind –Mnemonic:...
–Concept of reality –emptiness, space –undescribable
–The five constituent elements of being •Physical body •Feelings •Perceptions •Responses •Flow...
–Remembering; particularly the mantras and the mudras
–A raised platform around the edge of the zendo upon which sitting cushions are placed...
–“hidden treasures” –Often texts –in Vajrayana Buddhism
One who finds terma and brings it to light, translating it when necessary.
–means “way of the elders.” –called Hinayana –No deities provide...
Three baskets: Rules for monks; teachings of the Buddha; esoteric knowledge
–means “vehicle of the thunderbolt” or Tibetan Buddhism. Also found in Mongolia....
–first section of tripitaka –Monastic rules
Rounds of rebirths
–large sitting cushion
–Small sitting cushion
– Sitting meditation
–the meditation hall of a Zen monastery
Four Noble Truths
•1) Life is painful (Duhkha) •2) Root of suffering is desire/grasping (upadana) •3)...
•Karma –Works •Individuals achieve release by working off their own mistakes •Knowledge –Jnana •Individuals...
–(563-483 BCE) •Born into Kshatrya caste •Legend of the four sights –Old...
•1) Non-injury: discipline of not harming any sentient being (not to the degree of Jainism) •2)...