Posts tagged ‘meditation’

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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Dec 10 13

Effort: My Father Walking to the Other Shore

by Koen Vermeulen JDPSN

When I started meditation I was very determined. So, when I was sitting in meditation I was giving all I had. After some time I noticed that there was something not in balance. So I started to check: Maybe I’m …

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Feb 23 11

How to practice Zen?

by Gye Mun Sunim JDPS YouTube Preview ImageRead More...
Feb 16 11

Great Question of Life and Death

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

At the heart of Buddhism and Zen lies the great question of life and death: What am I? What is a human being? Why do we suffer so much? Why are we here on the planet earth? Are we here …

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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 1 01

Good Actors

by Zen Master Bon Shim
A dharma talk in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Here’s a question for everybody: How can you get out of samsara, how do you get out of suffering? We’re really lucky because we have a good practice situation. We can help and …

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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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Mar 1 99

Mountain Dew

by Zen Master Dae Kwang
Question: Besides the meditation practice we’re doing here in this retreat, is there any other way we can save the world?

Zen Master Dae Kwang: Yes, do something. The practice of meditation isn’t special: it means, whenever you do something, …

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Sep 1 98

Inka Speech

by Zen Master Bon Hae
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

When Buddha was born he said “in the heavens above and the earth below only I am holy.” But William Blake said “Everything that lives is holy.”

[Raises Zen stick …

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Sep 1 98

First Kyol Che

by Nancy Brown Hedgpeth JDPSN
Kyol Che is the ninety-day retreat that is held twice a year (winter and summer) in Korea. Three-month winter Kyol Ches and three week summer Kyol Ches are also held at the Providence and Warsaw Zen Centers.

The meaning of …

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Aug 6 98

Inka Speech

by Andrzej Stec JDPSN
On August 6, 1998, Andrzej Stec JDPSN received inka from Zen Master Seung Sahn at the Seoul International Zen Center.

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

Dead words are live words, live words are dead words.…

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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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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 …

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