Presented by Melissa Mills<br />Mahayana Buddhism<br />
Etymology<br />Mahayana- Skt. “great vehicle”<br />mahājāna– Prakrit “great knowing”<br /> synonym for Bodhisattvayānain t...
Goal of Training<br />Mahayana- liberation for all beings from suffering<br />Theravada- personal liberation from sufferin...
Pure Land buddhism<br />Shin, Amidhism<br />
How Pure Land came to China<br /> originated in India- became popular in Kashmir and Central Asia<br />The Pure Land Sutra...
The Pure Land Practices<br />Not centered on nirvana (impossible)- faith to Amitabha<br />Meditation- chanting Amitabha’sn...
Controversy<br />psuedo-Buddhism<br /> not The Holy Way- eliminate ignorance and self-attatchment<br /> “The Easy Path” – ...
Zen buddhism<br />
How Zen Came to China<br /> “The Flower Sermon” – Guatama Buddha & disciple Mahākāśyapa<br />I possess the true Dharma eye...
The Bloodstream Sermon<br />Buddhasdon't save buddhas. If you use your mind to look for a buddha, you won't see the Buddha...
Buddha Nature<br />Natural in all beings- universal wisdom<br />Essential nature of the mind itself<br />Goal of Zen is to...
References<br />http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/fastfacts/differences_theravada_mahayana.htm<br />http://buddhanet.n...
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  1. 1. Presented by Melissa Mills<br />Mahayana Buddhism<br />
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  4. 4. Etymology<br />Mahayana- Skt. “great vehicle”<br />mahājāna– Prakrit “great knowing”<br /> synonym for Bodhisattvayānain texts<br /> following path and teachings of bodhisattvas<br />References to term first appeared in The Lotus Sutra(Skt. SaddharmaPuṇḍarīkaSūtra) 1st century BCE - CE<br />Theravada- Pali“teachings from the elders”<br />
  5. 5. Goal of Training<br />Mahayana- liberation for all beings from suffering<br />Theravada- personal liberation from suffering<br />
  6. 6. Pure Land buddhism<br />Shin, Amidhism<br />
  7. 7. How Pure Land came to China<br /> originated in India- became popular in Kashmir and Central Asia<br />The Pure Land Sutras were brought from Gandhara region 147CE<br />Kushan monk Lokakṣema translated into Chinese<br />The Pure Land School founded in China at Donglin Temple<br />HuiYan of monastery in 402CE<br />
  8. 8. The Pure Land Practices<br />Not centered on nirvana (impossible)- faith to Amitabha<br />Meditation- chanting Amitabha’sname: "NamuAmidaButsu”came from Pratyutpanna SamādhiSūtra<br />Visualization of the Buddha- become one with Amitabha<br />devotion to Amitabha= karmic merit<br />Sukhavati- not eternal destination (Realm of Bliss)<br />born into The Pure Land- never reborn again<br />karma diasppears- reach Nirvana through Amitabha and bodhisattvas<br />AvataṃsakaSūtra- most difficult Mahayana text<br />
  9. 9. Controversy<br />psuedo-Buddhism<br /> not The Holy Way- eliminate ignorance and self-attatchment<br /> “The Easy Path” – Mahayana vs. Theravatafaith + recitation = enlightenment<br />Amida provides salvation for the unliberated<br />
  10. 10. Zen buddhism<br />
  11. 11. How Zen Came to China<br /> “The Flower Sermon” – Guatama Buddha & disciple Mahākāśyapa<br />I possess the true Dharma eye, the marvelous mind of Nirvāṇa, the true form of the formless, the subtle Dharma gate that does not rest on words or letters but is a special transmission outside of the scriptures. This I entrust to Mahākāśyapa.<br />Concentrated on direct experiences<br />Bodhidharma came from India to Luoyang, China (Longmen Grottos)<br />- Taught outside of scripture what words could not explain<br />
  12. 12. The Bloodstream Sermon<br />Buddhasdon't save buddhas. If you use your mind to look for a buddha, you won't see the Buddha. As long as you look for a buddha somewhere else, you'll never see that your own mind is the Buddha. Don't use a buddha to worship a buddha. And don't use the mind to invoke a buddha. Buddhas don't recite sutras. Buddhas don't keep precepts. And buddhas don't break precepts. Buddhas don't keep or break anything. Buddhas don't do good or evil. To find a buddha, you have to see your nature<br />
  13. 13. Buddha Nature<br />Natural in all beings- universal wisdom<br />Essential nature of the mind itself<br />Goal of Zen is to discover this in all beings through meditation and Buddha’s teachings<br />Sumi E is a form of mediation- seeing things as they truly are<br /> sitting meditation- schools practice intensivelyLotus Flower position<br />
  14. 14. References<br />http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/fastfacts/differences_theravada_mahayana.htm<br />http://buddhanet.net/e-learning/history/b3schmah.htm<br />http://www.jodo.org/about_plb/what_plb.html<br />Buswell, Robert E., ed. Encyclopedia of Buddhism. 1. Macmillan. pp. 57, 130. ISBN 0028657187.<br />Suzuki, D.T. (1935). Manual of Zen Buddhism. http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/mzb/mzb00.htm.<br />Amidism", Britannica Online Encyclopedia, http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9007174/Amidism<br />

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