Posts tagged ‘anger’

Jun 3 11

Chanting and Together-Action

by Zen Master Dae Bong

Zen Master Dae Bong speaks about chanting,together action and bowing.


Jul 1 94

Inka Speech

by Nancy Brown Hedgpeth JDPSN
[Raises Zen stick overhead and hits table]

Is this a good place or a bad place?

[Raises Zen stick overhead and hits table]

Is this no place? Is this a magic place? Is this a special place?

[Raises Zen stick …

Apr 2 94

Buddha’s Birthday Poem

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

Given April 2, 1994

A true person
leaps into the world
takes seven steps in each direction
“Only I am holy.”
Un Mun’s foul mouth
Cries “Mistake!”

Still, 2538 birthday candles
Have already burned up
Buddha, Un Mun,
and the …

Dec 1 92

Desires and Aspirations

by Zen Master Wu Bong
Question: Can we really help the world? Look at hunger, for example.

Zen Master Wu Bong: Yes, we can help. Consider hunger. We have hunger all over this world. Where does this hunger come from? It doesn’t come from economic …

May 1 91

Earth Soup

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

Each morning we say the Four Great Vows at the beginning of practice:


Sentient beings are numberless; we vow to save them all.
Passions are endless; we vow to extinguish them all.
The teachings are infinite; we vow to

Sep 1 88

Practicing in Our Situation

by Zen Master Dae Bong
Adapted from a talk given at Providence Zen Center in September, 1988.

One of the most famous stories in our Zen tradition is about a little girl in ancient China named Sul. She and her family lived about a thousand …

Jun 1 88

Try Mind Center

by Zen Master Su Bong

Letter to a student:

Dear Margaret,

Thank you for your beautiful card. You work is very beautiful.

You spoke about losing energy too fast and want to shut it off…. losing energy so you want to plug it up. After …

Apr 21 85

Dharma Talk with Ed Hathaway at Providence Zen Center

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang
Dec 9 78

Kill Your Eyes

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang
Bobby Rhodes, JDPSN, (now Zen Master Soeng Hyang) gave this formal Dharma Speech at the Buddha’s Enlightenment Ceremony at the Providence Zen Center on December 9th, 1978.

(Holding up the Zen stick.) Do you see?

(Hitting the table.) Do you …

Jul 26 77

Wild Dharma Scenes and Broken Precepts

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

July 26, 1977


Dear Soen Sa Nim,

I hope you are well. Please, as much as possible, try to take care of your body.

I have not seen you in awhile. I, too have been traveling around teaching the …

Nov 4 76

Four Kinds of Anger

by Zen Master Seung Sahn
Berkeley, California
November 4, 1976

Dear Soen Sa Nim,

How are you, and how is it to be back East again? We miss you here! I hope the seven-day Yong Maeng Jong Jin is going well.

It is strange how …

Aug 1 76

True Meditation

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

At a recent Dharma Talk, Zen Master Seung Sahn was asked what elements contribute to make a meditation practice strong and clear. He answered:

“True meditation comes from true cognition; true cognition comes from true meditation.

There are many schools …

Jan 1 75

Who is it that Sees these Leaves?

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

A Student wrote to Zen Master Seung Sahn:


In the Fall, there are leaves on the ground. If they are on a lawn, someone may come out of a house and sweep them into little piles. In the afternoon …