Posts tagged ‘suffering’

Mar 9 13

Inka Speech

by Koen Vermeulen JDPSN

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

Mountain is water and water is mountain.

This is opposites world. Everything is changing, changing, changing, and suffering is everywhere. You and I cannot make it …

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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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Nov 17 12

The Five Desires

by Zen Master Dae Bong

Dharma talk given in Hong Kong, November 17–18, 2012 for the Twentieth Anniversary Ceremony of Su Bong Zen Monastery

We were introduced as Zen Master Dae Bong is sitting on the right and Zen Master Wu Bong is sitting on …

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Oct 10 12

Pilgrimage to India, 2011

by Zen Master Bon Soeng

Pedestrians, bicycles, scooters, tuk-tuks, bicycle rickshaws, cars, trucks, buses, cows, goats, pigs and dogs vie for limited street space. Everyone and everything within one inch of disaster, going in every direction with horns blaring . . . if you are

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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 16 12

Lost in a Drunken Stupor

by Zen Master Bon Soeng

Buddhism teaches us that we make our own life. We’re quick to blame other people. We’re quick to make a dream life of our likes and dislikes. We fall into a fantasy, and sometimes it’s said, “like a drunken stupor”. …

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Oct 25 11

The Original Bubble

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

Our school’s Whole World Is a Single Flower conference occurs every three years. Starting in 1987 at Su Dok Sa Temple in Korea, it has convened in many different locations around the world. This year, we are meeting in India,

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Jun 3 11

Attachment = Suffering

by Zen Master Dae Bong

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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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Aug 2 08

Dharma Talk with Kwan Sahn Sunim at Providence Summer Kyol Che

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Jun 1 02

Inka Dharma Talk

by laura

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]
Cloud is mountain, mountain is cloud.
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]
Originally no cloud, no mountain.
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with …

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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

Death, Dying, and Kong-Ans

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Zen Master Soeng Hyang and Kwang Myong Sunim, JDPS


Excerpted from a workshop at the Whole World is a Single Flower Conference, Providence Zen Center, October 1999.

Kwang Myong Sunim JDPS: This workshop is entitled “Death, Dying, and Kong-ans.” Maybe …

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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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Sep 1 00

Inka Speech

by Merrie Fraser JDPSN
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Don’t know mind is compassion mind, compassion mind is don’t know mind.

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

No don’t know mind, no compassion mind.

[Raises …

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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

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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Sep 1 99

Transmission Speech

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

Transmission is no transmission. No transmission is transmission.

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

Originally, nothing. What is transmission?

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits …

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Mar 1 99

Inka Speech

by Dae Won Sunim JDPS

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

The whole world is suffering. Sickness and death everywhere. For what purpose do we come into this world? Only to suffer?

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

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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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