Posts tagged ‘don’t know’

Dec 10 13

Meditation

by Igor Pininski JDPSN

Zen means meditation. Dhyana also means meditation. So practicing the dhyana paramita means perfecting our Zen practice. How can we perfect our Zen practice, how can we perfect our meditation?

When the eighth patriarch, Ma Tsu, was a young monk, …

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Jun 3 11

Why Do a Retreat?

by Zen Master Dae Bong

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May 31 11

Trusting Your Experience

by Zen Master Bon Soeng

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Jun 1 00

Kong-An Workshop

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Excerpted from a workshop at the Whole World is a Single Flower Conference

Zen Master Soeng Hyang: It’s great that so many people came for the kong-an discussion. For me, kong-ans are the root of our practice. Kong-ans are like …

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Apr 1 99

Throw That Book Away

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

From talks in Cambridge on April 1, 1999 and Providence on April 2, 1999

 

Question: In your book, Compass of Zen, you say that “Mu practice” is not a correct practice. But Mu is the same as Kwan Seum …

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Nov 1 98

This Trivial Tail

by Nancy Brown Hedgpeth JDPSN

Oh Jo said, “It’s like a water buffalo passing through a window. Its head, horns, and four legs have already passed through. Why is it that its tail cannot?”

Commentary:
If it passes through, it falls into a ditch;
If

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Sep 1 93

Finding Your Compassion

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

From a talk at Providence Zen Center on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day, 1991

 

Throughout the ages people have written commentaries on the Buddha’s enlightenment using many different perspectives. But from the point of view of history, the Buddha’s enlightenment is …

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Sep 1 90

Commentary on Hyang Eom’s “Up a Tree”

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang

It is taught that this kong-an has only one answer that will truly release all the tethers that tie us to our ignorance. Only one response will be universally received as correct: “Ahi, that’s it, that’s how you stay alive!”…

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Dec 1 88

A New Zen is Appearing

by Zen Master Seung Sahn



What are the Kwan Um School of Zen’s roots in the past? What is the Kwan Um School of Zen today? What is its future?

1. Only practicing

First in the Kwan Um School of Zen history is the fact …

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Jul 21 88

Providence Zen Center

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang

http://www.kwanumzen.org/talks/SoengHyang/BR70=88-7-21_BR@PZC.mp3

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Feb 15 82

Doubt

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang
A Dharma Talk given on February 15, 1982 to Winter Kyol Che, a 90 day retreat held at the Providence Zen Center each winter, led by George Bowman.

George asked me to speak about doubt. If you don’t understand doubt, …

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Dec 5 81

Bodhidharma Will Kill You Too

by Zen Master Su Bong

Dharma Talk given at the Providence Zen Center Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Ceremony on December 5, 1981

Thank you all for coming. I’m very happy to be here. The only trouble with these ceremonies is when you have to give a …

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Jan 1 76

Zen is Understanding Yourself

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

One day a student from Chicago came to the Providence Zen Center and asked Seung Sahn Soen-Sa, “What is Zen?”

Soen-sa held his Zen stick above his head and said, “Do you understand?”

The student said, “I don’t know.”

Soen-sa …

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