Posts tagged ‘mind’

Mar 8 08

Dharma Talk with Dan Dill at Providence Winter Kyol Che

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

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Dec 1 00

Inka Speech

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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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Feb 6 00

Inka Speech

by Zen Master Ji Kwang

On February 6, 2000, Roland Woehrle-Chon received inka from Zen Master Wu Bong at Berlin Zen Center.

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

In the 30th case of the Mu Mun Kwan, the famous Zen Master …

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Oct 1 99

The Birth of Zen

by Gye Mun Sunim JDPS

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

One day, 2500 years ago, the Buddha sat on the peak of Vulture Mountain with a vast assembly …

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Dec 1 98

Trusting In Mind

by Zen Master Hae Kwang

A New Translation of the Hsin Hsin Ming, the classic poem by the Third Patriarch of Zen, Seng T’san
Zen Master Hae Kwang

The Great Way is not difficult,
Just don’t pick and choose.
If you cut off all likes …

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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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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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Mar 1 88

A Kong-An is Nothing Other than the Present Moment

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang
The function of a kong-an is to spark a question, to give rise to that which in the Zen tradition has been called the Great Question. When the mind “questions,” it awakens and opens. This moment of questioning, however fleeting…

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Dec 1 84

The Bodhisattva Ideal

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang
A talk given during the winter 1982 Kyol Che intensive meditation retreat at Providence Zen Center.

People often ask me what does the Bodhisattva vow – to save all people from suffering – really mean? A student said to me …

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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 …

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Jul 1 75

The Whole Universe is Plastic

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

One Sunday, while Seung Sahn Soen-sa was staying at the International Zen Center of New York, there was a big ceremony marking the end of one hundred days of chanting Kwanseum Bosal. Many Korean women came, with shopping bags full …

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May 18 75

The True Buddha

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

A Dharma Speech given by Seung Sahn Soen-sa at the International Zen Center of New York on Buddha’s birthday, May 18, 1975

 

(Holding up the Zen stick and hitting the table)

An eminent teacher said, “Before Buddha was born …

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Apr 1 75

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

One morning after chanting at the Providence Zen Center, Seung Sahn Soen Sa gave a Dharma talk, and afterwards one student asked, “What is Buddha?”

Seung Sahn Soen Sa said, “The walls are white. The rug is blue.”

“I don’t …

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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 …

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Jun 1 74

The Great Way is in Front of the Door

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

On June 16, 1974 we held an opening ceremony for our new home. On this occasion Zen Master Seung Sahn delivered the following Dharma message:

(Striking the table) Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.

(Striking the table) No form, no …

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