Posts tagged ‘experience’

Sep 2 13

If We Stay Awake

by Zen Master Wu Bong

One time when I was small child, I thought I would drown because I physically started to drown. At that time, I remember, I was intensely curious. What is it like? Well, I will die. What is it going to …

May 31 11

Trusting Your Experience

by Zen Master Bon Soeng

Apr 2 11

Inka Speech, Anne Rudloe

by Anne Rudloe JDPSN

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Zen is about experience, and yet it uses many words.

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Speaking is an experience, and yet experience transcends words.

Words …

Aug 20 08

This Clear Moment

by Zen Master Bon Shim

From a dharma talk during Summer Kyol Che at Warsaw Zen Center.
Student: It is very difficult to practice without expectation. Because we are putting in all the energy and time and… So how to do it?
Zen Master Bon

Jul 16 07

Volcano, Earthquake, Tsunami, War

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

[Raises the Zen stick over his head, then hits the table with the stick.]
Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.
Our world is always changing-sometimes fast, sometimes slow. When the change is fast, we suffer a lot. Our world …

Nov 8 01

Inka Speech

by admin

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Attainment is no attainment. No attainment is attainment.

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

No attainment, also no “no attainment.”

[Raises Zen stick over head, then …

Jun 1 98

Happy Buddha’s Birthday

by Zen Master Bon Soeng

When Buddha was born, he sprang out of his mother’s hip, walked seven steps, said, “Heaven above, earth below, only I am holy.”

[hits table with zen stick]

When you and I were born, we sprung from our mother’s uterus, …

May 22 88

A More Direct Route

by Lincoln Rhodes JDPSN

In response to a question about group practice vs individual practice on May 22, 1988

Most people start out by practicing by themselves. They read books, they do some things, they try doing it themselves, and that’s okay, but in …

Dec 6 86

The pilgrimage to awakening

by Zen Master Wu Bong

A formal dharma speech given on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day ceremonies at Providence Zen Center on December 6, 1986.

Holds the ceremonial Zen stick above his head,? brings the point of it down on the altar table with force.

Buddha saw …

Mar 1 83

Kyol Che: Together Completely

by Zen Master Su Bong

The following talk was given at the opening ceremony of winter Kyol Che 1983.

It’s very nice to be here in this brand new Dharma room at the beginning of Kyol Che. Soen Sa Nim gave us a 1983 New …

Feb 1 74

What is that Rock Saying?

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

One Sunday night at the Providence Zen Center, Seung Sahn Soen-sa told the story of Su Tung-po’s enlightenment. Afterwards he said to his students:

“What do we learn from this story? That Zen teaches us to cut off all discriminating …