Posts tagged ‘Sixth Patriarch’

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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Mar 25 05

Providence Zen Center, Platform Sutra Class Part 3

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

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Mar 18 05

Providence Zen Center, Platform Sutra Class Part 2

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

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Mar 11 05

Providence Zen Center, Platform Sutra Class Part 1

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

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Apr 1 02

Let Your Universe Become Large

by Zen Master Bon Haeng

Excerpts from a dharma speech in April 2002 at Cambridge Zen Center

It is amazing there is anything left to say. Fortunately, we can hear the same things over and over again, because we all forget. So the dharma is …

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Jun 1 94

It’s Not a Thing

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

When Zen Master Huai Jang first visited Hui Neng, the Sixth Patriarch, he was already an experienced practitioner. After he bowed, Hui Neng asked him, “Where do you come from?” Huai Jang replied, “From Sung Shan.” The Patriarch then asked, …

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May 1 94

No Dharma

by Zen Master Dae Kwang
In China during the Seventh Century, Zen Buddhism was divided into two schools. The sudden school of the south gathered around the Sixth Patriarch Hui Neng at T’sao Ch’i mountain just north of Canton. The gradual school of the north…

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Mar 1 94

Finger Wrestling

by Zen Master Dae Kwang
One time Un Mun Zen Master was visiting the capital city. Because of his fame as a teacher, a high government offical wanted to meet with him. During the audience the offical asked, “What is the meaning of the Hwa…

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Sep 1 93

Outside It is Raining

by Zen Master Dae Bong

Zen Master Seung Sahn Visits the 6th Patriarch’s Temple

In 1985, Zen Master Seung Sahn and twenty-one students traveled through China, visiting Buddhist temples and engaging in Zen dialogues and conversations with Chinese Masters and abbots.

In 1992, the Venerable …

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Jan 10 81

Kyol Che Dharma Speech – 1981

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

The following is a condensed version of the formal speech given by Zen Master Seung Sahn at the Kyol Che Opening Ceremony on January 10, 1981. In accordance with Korean tradition, Providence Zen Center Head Dharma Teacher Louise Sichel bowed

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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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