Posts tagged ‘transmission’

Sep 2 13

Mind Cures

by Zen Master Wu Bong

Question: Can my Buddhist name be picked by my guiding teacher instead of just going by the list?
Zen Master Wu Bong: In Zen we don’t like special that much.
-
Question: What is beyond all doubt?
Zen Master Wu

Read More...
Apr 6 13

Transmission Speech

by Zen Master Bon Hae

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

Sosan Taesa said there is only one thing from the very beginning, infinitely bright and mysterious in nature. It cannot be described or given a name.…

Read More...
Apr 27 12

Transmission Speech

by Zen Master Ji Kwang

[Raises the Zen stick over his head, then hits the table with the stick.]
The nature of dharma is complete. So we hear in the Avatamsaka Sutra.
The nature of dharma is the name for universal nature, which actually has …

Read More...
Oct 23 11

Please Come Back

by Zen Master Bon Haeng

The Buddha said if you rub sleeves with somebody walking down the street, you’ve had an energy interaction with that entity for ten thousand generations. So, not much happens by chance. Even the monkeys—yeah, they’re listening to the dharma talk. …

Read More...
Sep 1 06

Transmission Speech, Zen Master Bon Shim

by Zen Master Bon Shim

(Raises the Zen stick over her head, then hits the table with the stick.)
Before Buddha has appeared in this world, this one thing was pure and clear. So what did Buddha transmit to Mahakasyapa?
(Raises the Zen stick over

Read More...
Apr 9 05

Transmission Speech, Zen Master Bon Yo

by Zen Master Bon Yo

(Striking the table with her Zen stick.)
Coming empty handed
(Striking the table with her Zen stick.)
Going empty handed
(Striking the table with her Zen stick.)
This is human.
What that does mean?
KAAATZ!
A newborn baby cries: WAAAAaaaa!! …

Read More...
Apr 15 01

Transmission Dharma Talk

by Zen Master Bon Soeng
On April 15, 2001 Zen Master Bon Soeng received transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn at Kye Ryong Sahn International Zen Center/Mu Sahn Sah.

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

Appearing is disappearing.

Disappearing is appearing.…

Read More...
Apr 15 01

Transmission Dharma Combat

by Zen Master Bon Soeng
On April 15, 2001 Zen Master Bon Soeng received transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn at Kye Ryong Sahn International Zen Center/Mu Sahn Sah.

Question: Since the ceremony is being held in Korea, your family could not come, and they …

Read More...
Sep 1 00

Transmission Speech

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

You are the universe, the universe is you.

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

In this sound, you and universe disappear.

[Raises Zen stick over head, …

Read More...
Apr 1 00

Transmission Speech

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

Ready?

If you want it, go get it.

If you don’t want it, it will get you.

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

Return to the …

Read More...
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 …

Read More...
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 …

Read More...
Feb 1 98

Dharma LOTTO

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

Last week I stopped into our local ma and pa donut shop, the Donut Wagon, for some coffee. They offer up the usual tongue-pleasing fare: donuts, bagels, sticky buns, etc. They are also our local over-the-counter gambling establishment – there’s …

Read More...
Apr 1 96

Inka Speech

by Ken Kessel JDPSN
(raises stick and hits table)

Do you want to see this? If you want to see it, your eyes fall out.

(raises stick and hits table)

Do you want to hear this? If you want to hear this, your ears …

Read More...
Dec 1 93

Transmission Speech

by Zen Master Su Bong

In the clear clear, stillness stillness
True face stands revealed.
All dharmas originally empty.
Pine tree is green, rock peak is white.
- Zen Master Seung Sahn

(Hits the platform with his Zen stick)

Originally Buddha and eminent teachers never …

Read More...
Aug 1 93

Every Day is a Good Day

by Zen Master Su Bong

On August 1, 1993 Zen Master Seung Sahn gave dharma transmission to two Ji Do Poep Sa Nims, Jacob Perl and Richard Shrobe. Here is the opening talk by Zen Master Su Bong:

Thank you all for coming here today …

Read More...
May 20 90

Only Keep “Don’t Know” Mind

by Zen Master Wu Bong

Excerpted from a talk at the Foundations of Zen Retreat on May 2 0, 1990.

One of the most famous kong-ans refers to an incident from the Buddha’s own lifetime. Once the Buddha was staying on Vulture Peak mountain. It …

Read More...
Dec 1 88

A New Zen is Appearing

by Zen Master Seung Sahn


What are the Kwan Um School of Zen’s roots in the past? What is the Kwan Um School of Zen today? What is its future?

1. Only practicing

First in the Kwan Um School of Zen history is the fact …

Read More...
Sep 1 87

Inka Means Strong Center and Wisdom

by Zen Master Seung Sahn


In the old Chinese tradition there are two kinds of transmission: secret transmission and public transmission. The sixth patriarch had secret transmission, because at that time seven hundred monks were living in the Zen Master’s home temple. The head monk …

Read More...
Oct 1 83

What Have We Got to Hold Onto in this Life?

by Zen Master Su Bong

This talk was given during a retreat at Providence Zen Center, October 1983.

Adeline: I have a friend named Terry who is missing. She was in a small plane that crashed in the sea. So everyone assumes she died. …

Read More...