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 Encyclopedia: Dharma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dharma is cognate with the Latin firmus, the origin of the word firm.
Dharma transmission is the act of passing the Zen or Chan Buddhist doctrine from a master to student.
The eight-spoked dharma wheel is a common symbol in Buddhist iconography, representing the collective teachings of Buddha, known as the dharma.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dharma   (7665 words)

 Coming Down from the Zen Clouds
First, let us consider the meaning of the term "dharma transmission." According to the widely held view, dharma transmission is the recognition by the teacher that the student has attained the "mind of the Buddha" and that his understanding is equal to that of the teacher.
From the point of the Zen tradition it is dharma transmission that justifies regarding the teacher as the Buddha, which is what the Ch'an tradition has done since the Tang dynasty.
This interpretation would imply that dharma transmission is given solely on the basis of the spiritual attainment of the student.
www.darkzen.com /Articles/uszen3.html   (4611 words)

 Face to Face: the Meaning Comes Alive
So Dharma Transmission is about two people using the form of the ceremony as a vehicle, bringing forth their effort, and equal to the effort that is made, the meaning comes forth.
So another way is to see it as transmission of the untransmittable or transmission as identification of teacher and disciple, identification rather than something going from one person to another.
Transmission, not as something from A to B, but as identification, points directly to the teaching that each of us is already Buddha.
www.intrex.net /chzg/LindaC.htm   (2560 words)

 Dharma transmission -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dharma transmission -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
(Basic principles of the cosmos; also: an ancient sage in Hindu mythology worshipped as a god by some lower castes;) Dharma transmission is the act of passing the (A Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight) Zen Buddhist doctrine from a master to student.
This one-to-one transmission is said to be traced over 1,500 years back to (Founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)) Gautama Buddha.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/dh/dharma_transmission.htm   (92 words)

 Establishing Hierarchy in Ch'an/Zen Buddhism in America
Dharma transmission, according to convention, is the formal recognition on the part of the Master that the student has attained an understanding equal to that of the teacher.
This view implies that Dharma transmission is given solely on the basis of the spiritual attainment of the student and further that Dharma transmission is received from one's living teacher, rather than in a dream or in some other fashion.
That is, the content of the transmission is not so important as is the performance, the transmission and the re-creation of the social fact of lineage.
www.h-net.msu.edu /~buddhism/aar-bs/1999/lachs.htm   (16689 words)

 COMING DOWN FROM THE ZEN CLOUDS: A Critique of the Current State of American Zen
On investigation, the term "dharma transmission" turns out to be a much more flexible and ambiguous term than we in the West suppose.
In the later Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1280), at least, dharma transmission was routinely given to senior monastic officers, presumably so that their way to an abbacy would not be blocked.
Kapleau himself has explicitly stated that he is not a dharma heir of his teacher, Yasutani Roshi, and did not receive the title roshi from him or anyone else.
www.geocities.com /jiji_muge/uszen3.html   (4623 words)

 The Dharma of Mind Transmission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dharma students should harbor no doubts concerning the body, and they should realize that, comprised, as it is, of four elements, there is within it no self or master to be found.
To the enlightened ones, the Dharma is void-ness and nothingness.
During this Dharma-ending age, when the Dharma has almost disappeared, there is a good opportunity and the perfect time for those monks who have taken a Great Vow to spread Dharma and to bear and transmit to future generations, for continued use, the wisdom-life of all Buddhas, not to let their Vow weaken or die.
www.buddhistinformation.com /dharma_of_mind_transmission.htm   (14527 words)

 Still Point January February 2000
Dharma transmission is the facet of the master-disciple relationship that preserves the identity and integrity of the master's lineage.
With this type of transmission, there was the distinct possibility of no direct contact between a nominal disciple at a new temple and his new master or even between the disciple and any lineage representative of that master.
Soto monks desiring to uphold the principle of face-to-face transmission from master to disciple were faced with either converting to Rinzai or subjugating their own abilities and desires to contribute to the welfare of others.
www.dharma-rain.org /StillPoint/archives/SPjan_feb00.shtml   (4689 words)

 Roshi and his Teachers
Very briefly, the purpose of the system of Dharma transmission is to ensure that the mind-seal of enlightenment is passed on from teacher to teacher.
Because Dharma transmission is a prerequisite to becoming the head priest of a Soto branch temple, virtually all Soto priests meet this ritual requirement at a relatively early stage in their careers.
So in the Soto school, which is what almost all Japanese Zen is, Dharma transmission lacks the criterion of realization that ensures the continuation of an enlightened mind-seal from generation to generation.
www.rzc.org /html/abc/roshiteachers.shtml   (4435 words)

 Dharma Transmission by e-mail!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The person who did this would certainly be taken to task by his (or her, but let's pretend only a man would be this slimy) teacher or the other members of his group.
Accepting Dharma Transmission was one of the hardest decisions I ever made.
To qualify for Dharma Transmission you simply have to demonstrate that you are ready to take full and complete responsibility for the whole Universe all the time -- every single second of every single day.
homepage.mac.com /doubtboy/dharmabyemail.html   (967 words)

 Training Staff and Dharma Teachers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He is also president of Dharma Communications, a right-action enterprise devoted to making Buddhist teachings widely available through the production of video tapes, books, meditaion supplies, and a quarterly journal, the Mountain Record.
Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei received Dharma transmission from John Daido Loori, Roshi in 1996, becoming his first dharma heir and a second generation Zen teacher in the Mountains and Rivers Order.
Dharma talks by Myotai Sensei are available in the Mountain Record, the Fire Lotus newsletter, on this website, and on audio tapes available from Dharma Communications.
www.mro.org /zmm/trainingstaff   (671 words)

 TOKUBETSU SESSHIN TALK: Transmission of the Light   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When I mentioned "transmission of light," she said, "Oh, so you're not going to talk about anything that would be of interest to someone at my stage of training." Obviously, she assumed that the transmission of the light is something that happens only at the end of training.
The light that is transmitted is precisely the Buddha wisdom we are born with.
The aspects of the transmission ceremony that reverse the role of teacher and student beautifully punctuate this fluidity of role, this unity of the light of teacher and student.
www.mro.org /zmm/dharmateachings/talks/teisho02.htm   (4490 words)

 Dharma Realm Buddhist Association - Dharma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The term Dharma-transmission has two meanings: 1) It refers to authentic transmission of a certain teaching or Dharma from master to student or from master to master.
2) It can also refer to the transmission of the responsibility for the life of the Buddhadharma from one enlightened master to another in a particular school or lineage of enlightened masters.
The receivers of such transmissions are often called "patriarchs".
www.drba.org /dharma/btts/9xxentrydetail.asp?wid=91   (68 words)

 Still Point March April 2000
(This is the transcript of a Dharma talk given by Sallie Jiko Tisdale in November, 1997, shortly after her transmission ceremony and the beginning of her move into the role of lay teacher.
Later, she ran a bathhouse and wrote Dharma poetry on the walls with signs demanding that her customers "demonstrate that they understand the meaning of dirt and washing" before they enter.
While Dharma Transmission is usually reserved for ordained priests, Lay Transmission is a very old tradition that has been done in both China and Japan.
www.dharma-rain.org /StillPoint/archives/SPmar_apr00.shtml   (3620 words)

 Kwan Um Zen School Teachers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He was the 78th Patriarch in his line of Dharma Transmission in the Chogye order of Korean Buddhism, and founded temples in Japan and Hong Kong.
Zen Master Bon Yeon (Jane McLaughlin-Dobisz) received Transmission in 2000 and is a guiding teacher of Cambridge Zen Center, where she was abbot for four years and where she lived for ten years.
She teaches out of the Dharma Centre in South Africa, and on a regular basis co-lectures a course for Executive MBA students at The Graduate School of Business--University of Cape Town.
www.kwanumzen.org /teachers/teachers-body.html   (4097 words)

 Ordinary Mind Zendo
This case tells the legend of the first transmission of the Dharma - a story that for centuries has served as the model of master - disciple intimacy.
Of all the disciples, only Mahakasyapa, recognized that this simple gesture was the teisho, and that with the Buddha had fully revealed the Dharma.
Dharma transmission isn't a matter of giving and getting, but an acknowledgement of intimacy, an acknowledgement of One Mind, Buddha smiling at Buddha.
www.ordinarymind.com /koan_honored.html   (696 words)

 Buddhist Studies: Profiles of Zen / Chan Buddhists
Dharma successor of all five Ch'an schools; main reformer in Chinese Buddhism revival (1900-50).
Dharma Heir: disciple to whom a Master has given Dharma Transmission.
Dharma Transmission: the transmission of Truth or the One Mind from master to disciple heart to heart (i.e.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/history/zen-chan.htm   (2174 words)

 San Francisco Zen Center Abbots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He received dharma transmission in 1983, served as abbot from 1986 to 1995, and is currently senior dharma teacher.
She was priest ordained in 1977 by Zentatsu Baker-roshi and received dharma transmission with Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1988.
She received dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1996 and became co-Abbess of Zen Center in February of 2000.
www.sfzc.com /Pages/Zen_Center/abbot.html   (986 words)

 Dharma Punx & Hardcore Zen (2.4)
These discussions rest on two assumptions: one, that the younger generation should be practicing the Dharma and, two, that their Dharma will be the same as that of those speaking.
While it may be that everyone can benefit in some way from hearing the Dharma, it may not be that the language of the Dharma is the same generation to generation.
Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, is the son of meditation instructors Patricia Washko and Stephen Levine.
www.ashe-prem.org /four/dharmapunx.shtml   (669 words)

 KTD--Kagyu Forefathers' Role--   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This transmission is known as Kagyu, which means the "lineage of precept" or "lineage of command." It originated when Buddha Shakyamuni assumed the form of the sambhogakaya, which is the Buddha Vajradhara or Dorje Chang, and transmitted the Vajrayana Dharma of tantra.
The tradition of the Kagyu, therefore, is the transmission of tantra in an unbroken succession, or lineage, of the command or precept of Vajradhara.
Of the various ways that this transmission has come down to the present day, one is known as the long lineage, which began when it was received from the Buddha Vajradhara by the bodhisattva Lodro Rinchen, or Ratna Mati.
www.kagyu.org /monastery/ktd/ktd02.html   (1597 words)

 Western Chan Fellowship :: About Us :: Teaching :: Teachers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Our Teacher is Dr John Crook, teaching in the Dharma Drum lineages of Linji and Caodong Chan, transmitted through Chan Master Sheng Yen who is based at the Chan Meditation Center in New York, and also in Taiwan.
To pass the Dharma to a European Westerner, a layman without the training of a monk, a man without rank in the Dharma, living far from either of the Chan centres in New York or Taiwan, may appear premature, if not unwise.
In the case of John Crook the transmission is not something accidental.
westernchanfellowship.org /teachers.html   (1716 words)

 Dharma transmission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dharma transmission (Chinese: 傳法, Chuánfǎ or 印可, Yīnkě, Korean: Inka) is the act of passing the Zen or Chan Buddhist doctrine from a master to student.
This one-to-one transmission is said to be traced over 2,500 years back to Gautama Buddha.
This page was last modified 18:42, 1 November 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dharma_transmission   (67 words)

 Kansas Zen Center - Our Teachers
The 78th patriarch in his line of dharma transmission in the Korean order of Chogye Buddhism, he has founded Zen centers all over the world.
Zen Master Seung Sahn has given dharma transmission to about a dozen Zen Masters, and inka (authorization to teach) to about two dozen Dharma Masters (in Korean, Ji Do Poep Sa Nim) spread all over the world: Asia, North America, Europe, and Africa.
He received inka in 1981, was ordained a monk in 1983, received dharma transmission in 1992, and died suddenly in 1994.
www.kansaszencenter.org /teachers.html   (369 words)

 The Master List of Masters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dogen’s radical Transmission of the saijo (easy and perfect) practice and his recorded Teachings are the basis of all Soto Teachings.
Gave Transmission to Ciming Quyuan and is thus the Ancestor of all surviving Linji Lineages.
A Dharma-heir of Huguo Jingyuan (n.d.), thus grandson in Dharma of Yuanwu Keqin, the editor of Hekiganroku.
www.wwzc.org /translations/masterList.htm   (6751 words)

 Yeshe De Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While Tibetans struggled to survive and rebuild their culture, the texts they had worked so hard to rescue were in danger of being lost forever.
The Yeshe De Project has continued the work of text preservation, simultaneously supporting the translation of Dharma texts, scholarly research in Buddhist studies, and other projects that lay the groundwork for Dharma transmission in the West.
Yeshe De focuses its translation efforts on texts that form the foundation for the transmission of Buddhism to the West rather than esoteric works intended to be studied directly with a traditional teacher.
www.nyingma.org /ydold/yd.html   (1305 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Catherine Genno Pagès is a Frenchwoman who is the first dharma heir of the American Zen master Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi in the lineage of the late Taizan Maezumi Roshi, founder of the Zen Center of Los Angeles.
In July 2004 she gave dharma transmission to Amy Hollowell.
Maezumi Roshi (1931-1995) was an early pioneer in the transmission of Japanese Zen Buddhism to the West.
www.danasangha.org /welcome_en.htm   (401 words)

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With the Dharma at its height in India, the teachings are systematically transmitted to the Land of Snow.
The Inner Tantras of the first transmission are preserved and transmitted only by the Nyingma School.
The fundamental Hinayana and Mahayana texts, relied upon by all schools, are preserved in their original translations with only minor revisions in grammar and spelling.
www.nyingma.org /yd/bkth2.html   (848 words)

 Zen Buddhism: Harada-Yasutani School
However, there are also teachers, who are dharma heirs of Yamada Roshi, that have refused to be subjected to such re-confirmation procedure, and in most of the cases are not recognised as teachers of Zen by Kubota Roshi.
[Dharma heir of the Soto master Harada Sodo Kakusho (1844-1931) and a Dharma heir of the Rinzai master Dokutan Sosan (a.k.a Dokutan Toyota) (1840-1917), 31st teacher within Soto generation since Dogen Kigen (1200-1253), and 8th teacher within Rinzai generation since Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769)]
In 1999, Ancheta Sensei was installed as abbot of Hidden Mountain Zen Center, Albuquerque, NM][59] and received his second dharma transmission from Glassman Roshi.
www.ciolek.com /WWWVLPages/ZenPages/HaradaYasutani.html   (3299 words)

 Zen Buddhism: Harada-Yasutani School: References
Instead of "sometime student" please state "was student and disciple of Philip Kapleau for 14 years, from 1967 to 1980, and received Transmission in November 1976." Philip Kapleau cannot deny this.
Coincidentally, Jack's spouse and partner, Eileen Kiera, was acknowledged as a dharma heir by Nhat Hahn in 1990.
he received transmission a few years ago, and he current teaches at the san diego zen center with joko and his wife elizabeth hamilton (also a successor of joko's, as you noted in your page).
www.ciolek.com /WWWVLPages/ZenPages/HaradaYasutani-refs.html   (3894 words)

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