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Old 13-05-2018, 08:11 AM
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" Today, I also invite Mother Mary to walk with me. After all, she is my spiritual ancestor and I am blessed with her spiritual DNA — the Christ-consciousness in me. Today, holding my hand, Mother Mary no longer walks “with haste.”

The divine feminine energy of Mary is very much with me in this Zen Buddhist monastery. (Buddhists know Mother Mary as Avalokita or Quan The Am or Kwan Yin.) Many of us can experience Mary’s spiritual DNA through our practice of touching the earth, when we lie on Mother Earth and reflect on the presence of her healing energy in each of us and in the body of our community. We chant Namo Bo Tat Quan The Am and send her healing energy to people around the world. This chant often brings tears of joy and gratitude to the listeners. To me, it feels like it generates the same energy that’s found in Lourdes and Fatima, energy that once seemed lost to me "



This is an excerpt from Plum Villiage Dharma Teachings given by a Catholic Zen Monk. I think it's Beautiful.





https://www.mindfulnessbell.org/arch...n-plum-village
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Old 15-05-2018, 01:50 PM
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Hi.

I very much enjoy a Buddhist awareness, silent meditation called zazen, and have been reading about Soto Zen when I find time.

I however, am pagan. A practitioner of witchcraft, but not Wicca.

I was wondering if I wanted to mix some Buddhism into my faith, which I do, if it is alright to do this in a Buddhist perspective?

I know already that the eclectic pagan perspective is that if it helps you and you respect and enjoy a faith, mixing of faith is fine.

But that is only the eclectic pagan side of the coin.

I was wondering Buddhists thoughts on this?

I practice paganism, but use a Buddhist meditation at times. It helps me center, focus, and brings me peace when otherwise my path is not the easiest, and there are times, I sorely need this rest and peace.

Thoughts?

I would suggest you look at Bon.

Bon also was really shamanistic and gradually incorporated Buddhism. It has it's own fork of Dzogchen as well.

Here is a very cool article on it.

https://studybuddhism.com/en/advance...betan-buddhism

Hope that helps,

Tom
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Old 19-06-2018, 11:48 AM
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Old 21-06-2018, 12:43 PM
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Didn't want to start a thread with this article - thought this would be a good place to share it. It strikes me that what's said in it is right in synch with, and augments, 'Buddhist' wisdom:

https://qz.com/1309242/the-most-impo...dy-taught-you/
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