Posts tagged ‘karma’

Dec 16 12

Karma Is Relentless. Everyone Here Is Buddha.

by Ken Kessel JDPSN

From a question-and-answer session at the New Haven Zen Center on December 16, 2012. 

Question: This is kind of a big one. I was having a conversation with my friend. He’s a very rational, pragmatic person. Very smart. And I

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Jun 3 11

Why Do a Retreat?

by Zen Master Dae Bong

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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.]
BOOM!
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 …

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Jan 26 05

Dharma Talk with Kimball Amram at Providence Winter Kyol Che

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Aug 15 04

Try Mind

by Zen Master Dae Bong

Some years ago in Korea, there lived a very devout Buddhist family. In his home, the father had a small room set up for meditation. He also had two teenage daughters. The older one was very responsible and always did …

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Oct 1 01

Around and Around

by Tim Lerch JDPSN

On September 11th our country and this whole world experienced a trauma of inconceivable magnitude. In this time of loss and confusion, with all of the emotions that arise, it is important to consider the Buddha’s teaching. The following story …

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Dec 1 00

Inka Speech

by admin
Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.

Sound is silence. Silence is sound.

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

No sound, no silence.

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

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Sep 1 00

Inka Speech

by Andrzej Piotrowski JDPSN
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Coming empty-handed is going empty-handed. Going empty-handed is coming empty-handed.

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

Originally — no coming, no going.

[Raises Zen stick over …

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Oct 1 99

Psychotherapy and Zen

by Zen Master Bon Soeng
Excerpted from a workshop at the 5th Whole World is a Single Flower Conference held at Providence Zen Center in October 1999.

This is the workshop on Zen and psychotherapy. First of all, be aware that this is about Zen …

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Jun 1 99

In Search of Neon Nirvana

by laura

“Everybody comes into this world carrying nothing,” Zen Master Seung Sahn has said. “Everyone leaves for someplace, also carrying nothing. We cannot take anything with us. Yet in between, everybody wants things, chases things, and is attached to things very …

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Dec 21 98

Why do I have to finish this?

by Zen Master Su Bong
A talk given in January 1984, during the ninety-day Winter Kyol Che meditation retreat at Providence Zen Center.

So, someone left the retreat last night. That’s not unusual in a retreat. It’s part of growing up. Whatever we do in …

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Dec 1 98

Clear Mary

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Clear Mary


The stories of Zen Master Dok Sahn and Zen Master Guji are very interesting. They tell us about the purpose of Zen practice and Zen teaching. Both of these monks were great sutra masters. Both of them completely…Read More...
Sep 1 98

Inka Speech

by Paul Park JDPSN
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Sky is earth. Earth is sky.

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

No sky. No earth.

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

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Sep 1 98

Bomb Enlightenment

by Zen Master Dae Kwang
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

This point is the birthplace of all Buddhas and Patriarchs, but Buddhas and Patriarchs do not understand this point. So, this point completely kills them.

[Raises Zen stick over head, …

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Jun 1 98

Common Ground

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

A discussion with Zen Master Dae Kwang and Father Kevin Hunt


Last summer, the Institute for World Spirituality in Chicago hosted a weekend Christian – Buddhist retreat led by Father Kevin Hunt OCSO and Zen Master Dae Kwang. Two days

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Nov 1 97

How to Do It

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

In Florida they have dog races. It is a very popular betting sport. People go to the dog track and bet money on the greyhounds, and if their dog wins, they win a lot of money. It is very simple. …

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Jun 9 97

Broken Consciousness

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Broken Consciousness

From a talk given by Zen Master Seung Sahn at Hwa Gye Sah Temple, Seoul, Korea on June 9, 1997

Q: Twenty years ago I was a soldier in Vietnam. At that time I had some bad experiences. …

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Jul 1 96

Conversation with a Great Sutra Master

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Conversation with a Great Sutra Master

Zen Master Seung Sahn: If one perceives their true self for one second it’s better than reading sutras for ten thousand years.

Sutra Master: I vowed to read the Diamond Sutra ten thousand times. …

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Feb 1 96

Kill Cow – Get Enlightenment

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Question: My husband has an idea to open a seafood restaurant in China. He has a very good plan and it seems that we can make money from that business. But having a restaurant, especially a seafood restaurant, means that …

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Jul 2 95

Inka Speech

by Zen Master Dae Kwan
(Holding the ceremonial Zen stick above her head, and then bringing it down and hitting the table.)

Life is death, death is life.

(Hit)

No life, no death.

(Hit)

Life is life, death is death.

KATZ!

Today is July 2, …

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