Buddhism in Vietnam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjvGopI52_M / JAMES K POWELL II·692 videos / Uploaded on Jul 20, 2008 / 8:20 minutes
by Sheehan and Skora through Professor Rev. Dr. James Kenneth Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org
This 30 minute long video chronicles the advent and transformation of Buddhism in Vietnam. We see the transition from early Southern Theravada Buddhism dominated by the propagation of the Chinese “Buddho-Daoist” Hybrid, Ch’an, known to Vietnam as “Thi’en” or Dhyana – Meditation – Buddhism.
In fact, the “Theravada Buddhism” in Vietnam only is practiced amongst the Khmer (Cambodian) community themselves, not by the Vietnamese
*Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhism Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aC8oGkW5Oc / Christian Hermida·17 videos / Published on May 7, 2012 / 11 minutes
Phenomenological approach to Mahayana Buddhism (Vietnamese and general) documentary. Mahayana Buddhist Documentary HD. READ MORE…
Filmed on: Canon 60D, Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Edited: Adobe Premiere CS5.5 , Magic Bullet Looks, Easyvideo Noise Reduction
Filmed, Produced, and Edited by: Christian Hermida Music “Asian tea ceremony” By:http://www.Footagefirm.com Royalty Free License.
Alan Watts: Mahayana Buddhism – Pt. 1 of 2 (Archival Tapes from the 60’S)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4phzx2XOL0M / 87SilentSpace·40 videos / Uploaded on Oct 5, 2010 / 14:05 minutes
Alan Watts: Mahayana Buddhism – Pt. 2 of 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8jzEPXgc4Q / 87SilentSpace·40 videos / Uploaded on Oct 5, 2010 / 14:54 minutes
Vietnamese Buddhist Monks Chanting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOdqhWcY3BI / umbillikal·15 videos / Uploaded on Sep 19, 2009 / 5:10 minutes
Vietnamese Buddhist monks praying-chanting in a pagoda close to hue the old Vietnamese capital. Photgraphed at Từ Hiếu– Thich Nhat Hanh’s pagoda
Quan yin – Kuan Yin – Quan’Am – Kanin – Kannon
For centuries, Kuan Yin has epitomized the great ideal of Mahayana Buddhism in her role as “bodhisattva (Chinese “p’u-sa)–literally “a being of bodhi, or enlightenment,” who is destined to become a Buddha but has foregone the bliss of Nirvana with a vow to save all children of God.
Quan Yin carries the Goddess and Divine Mother aspect of Buddhism. The same Goddess and Divine energy carried by the Virgin Mary in Christianity. In the Egyptian mysteries it is carried by Isis. In Hinduism it is carried by Shakti, wife of Vishnu, by Parvarti, wife of Shiva, by Radha, wife of Krishna, and by Sita, wife of Rama.
Quan Yin’s name is a translation of the Sanskrit name of her chief progenitor which is Avalokitesvara, also known as Avalokita. In its proper form it is Kuanshih Yin, which means “She who harkens to the cries of the world.”
In Korea, Japan, and China she is called Quan Yin. She is a celestial bodhisattva and an ascended master. One of her jobs in the celestial spheres is to sit on the board of the Lord of Karma.
Buddhist mythology tells of Avalokitesvara’s being born from a ray of light that sprang from Amitabha Buddha’s right eye. He immediately said, “Om Mane Padme Hum”. This is one of the mantras by which he can be invoked in Buddhist tradition.
Avalokitesvara came to be known by most Tibetans as Buddha’s earthly representation and as chief gusrdian of the dharma (doctrine) until the advent of Maitreya Buddha.
Avalokitesvara and Quan Yin are embodiments of compassion.
She is roughly equivalent to Green Tara in Tibetan Buddhism.
In Tibetan Buddhism Quan Yin is seen in her male form as Avalokitesvara. Some feel that the current dali Lama is an incarnation of Avalokitesvara. It is thought that the female form of Avalokitesvara, Quan Yin, originated in the twelth or thirteenth century in both China and Japan.
The Saddharma Pundarika Sutra affirms that Avalokitesvara had 357 incarnations. http://www.DeDiamantenPoort.com
Kuan Yin’s Prayer
To those who withhold refuge, I cradle you in safety at the core of my Being. To those that cause a child to cry out, I grant you the freedom to express your own choked agony. To those that inflict terror, I remind you that you shine with the purity of a thousand suns. To those who would confine, suppress, or deny, I offer the limitless expanse of the sky. To those who cling and grasp, I promise more abundance than you could ever hold onto. To those who must frighten into submission, I hold you in the bosom of your original mother. To those who cause agony to others, I give the gift of free flowing tears. To those that deny another’s right to be, I remind you that the angels sang in celebration of you on the day of your birth. For those who have forgotten the tender mercy of a mother’s embrace, I send a gentle breeze to caress your brow. To those who still feel somehow incomplete, I offer the perfect sanctity of this very moment. Music: Enya “On Your Shore” Kasha Mama Creations http://www.facebook.com/KashaMama
The Story of Kuan Yin, The Sutra, and The Golden Rule
Abraham Murrell’s Project for EDCI 246 – Teaching Narratives for Peace and Justice. Professor Joseph Mccaleb