Posts tagged ‘practice’

Mar 7 12

Don’t Be Distracted By Inner Peace

by Zen Master Bon Hae

Our minds are filled with confusion. We obsess endlessly. We anticipate, we regret, we brood and we scheme. We want what we don’t have, and we don’t want what we have. At times we feel under assault. At times we …

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Feb 23 11

How to practice Zen?

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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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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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Oct 1 99

Traveling Zen

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

Welcome everybody. We have our workshop in a very busy place here. That is quite good, because we are …

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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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Jun 1 99

Plenty of Nothing

by Zen Master Wu Kwang

Opening speech at Buddha’s Enlightenment Day ceremony, Providence Zen Center, December 5, 1998.

 

Once a student, while in a particular mind set, said to me, “If I hear one more talk about Buddha’s enlightenment, I think I’ll scream.” This …

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Mar 1 99

Inka Speech

by Yu Ma Sunim JDPS

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

Enlightenment is no enlightenment. No enlightenment is enlightenment.

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

No enlightenment. Not no enlightenment.

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits …

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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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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, …

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Oct 5 96

Become One

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

This is an excerpt from a talk given by Zen Master Dae Kwang on October 5th, 1996 at the Whole World is a Single Flower Conference. The gathering was held at the Sixth Patriarch’s temple on T’ao Che Mountain in

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Dec 1 92

Not Difficult, Not Easy

by Zen Master Wu Bong

Stories from the lay lineage


Adapted from a talk at Providence Zen Center in February, 1987.

Although we usually associate the transmission of Buddha’s teachings with a lineage of monks, it is very interesting that in China, India, and Korea, …

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Mar 1 91

Understanding it, doing it

by Zen Master Wu Bong
Recently, a friend of mine, while giving a Dharma talk, reminded me of an interesting figure in the history of Zen. This particular Zen Master was famous not only for his clear and simple teaching, but perhaps even more for…Read More...
Aug 1 90

Practicing is essential

by Zen Master Wu Bong
Recently I glanced through a book written by a spiritual teacher. The main point seemed to be that all religious teachings and practices are totally irrelevant because everyone already has “It.”

This is almost like Zen teaching, except for the …

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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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Mar 6 80

Providence Kyol Che

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang

http://www.kwanumzen.org/talks/SoengHyang/GB70=82-x-x_Bobby@KyolChe.mp3

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Dec 29 79

Everything is That Simple

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang
A formal Dharma talk given on December 29, 1979

(Holds the Zen stick and very slowly traces a circle in the air with its tip, then strikes the Zen stick vertically on the table.)

Very very slow.

(Quickly traces a …

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