Posts Tagged "Zen Master Seung Sahn"

Neo Surangama Five

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, then called to the audience. “I want...

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Neo Surangama Four

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 Mantagi fell.” The difference between knowledge and...

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Samadhi Dharma Talk For Hwagyesa

  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 had to find my own way to...

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Out Of Darkness..

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 .. “all dharmas such as those purporting to...

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Are We Human?

“Meditation practice teaches us the larger pattern, revealing the true self. In this endless sea, can we say the fish are wrong?” Notes from the talk: If we look at society, we see the same effect on a broad scale, but putting things in order, organizing, lining up, the...

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The Flow

Dharma talk from the Seoul International Zen Center, September 14, 2014 Notes from the talk: Meditation is external Alignment – reason for practice life, structure of practice: design/mandala reflects this – Outward striving to create harmony – Conflict/disharmony (waste energy) “As soon as you become aware of gradually conserving...

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