Neo Surangama Five

Export to PDF | Export to DOC Ananda continued, “How can the sense organs cause me to transmigrate in samsara and be happy in absolute nirvana?” “Bondage and liberation are not two different things.” Ananda was still unsatisfied. The Buddha looked at him, probably smiled for half a second,...

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Neo Surangama Four

Export to PDF | Export to DOC The Buddha told Ananda, “Bodhi and Nirvana are still very far away and cannot be attained without eons of practice and experience.” Though Ananda was known for his wide knowledge of the Dharma, he was, “unable to avoid the pit into which...

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Neo Surangama Three

Export to PDF | Export to DOC The Surangama is a tangled pull through many forks and branches. There’s a clean line through, but it’s broken into a hundred pieces. The Buddha asked Ananda, “Why did you decide to give up love and affection and follow me?” Ananda mentioned...

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Neo Surangama Two

Export to PDF | Export to DOC The Surangama, with its religious overtones, has a molten core that forces one to continue, regardless. There are enormous lists of sense data and a laborious process of refuting their existence, 100 pages of it. Love is also dismantled, but subliminally. It...

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Neo Surangama One

Export to PDF | Export to DOC The whole weight of the Surangama, written thousands of years ago, was to pry Ananda from Mantagi’s sensual bed. Of course I labored over it. It’s thoroughly steeped in old science and hell and brimstone, a direct blow to the senses, all...

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Samadhi Dharma Talk For Hwagyesa

Export to PDF | Export to DOC   From a lifelong pursuit that, for most of the time, remained on the surface, I found a deep practice. Although I have a great deal of respect for the structure, the practice form of the Kwan Um School Of Zen, I...

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Some Other Burning

Export to PDF | Export to DOC The work of Some Other Burning has been censored. Contact me directly if you want to know more about this. It was my struggle to understand the things going on around me — however, the world is not always what it seems.

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The Eternal

Export to PDF | Export to DOC   The act of meditation, largely obscured in mysticism, is easy to describe. The trend toward a momentary awareness, being in the moment; in a simple, blue-collar mindset the act itself becomes a self-perpetuating enlightenment. If so, are we content to remain...

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Out Of Darkness..

Export to PDF | Export to DOC A Dharma Talk, from Seoul International Zen Center, where I compare the tough discipline of haengja (novice Zen monk) training with the elemental forces that proved liberating, with teachings from Huang Po and Zen Master Seung Sahn. notes from the talk .....

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Haengja Drum 2015

Export to PDF | Export to DOCvlog .. introducing a new haengja to the big drum at Hwagyesa.

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