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Revisiting the Mirror of Zen (Dharma Talk)

Revisiting the Mirror of Zen: Finding Stability in a Culture of Distraction Jishin Sensei: – Dharma talk given at SPZG on 5/16/2015 Download mp3 Talk Notes: Southern Palm Zen  Group, October 15 2016 In this dharma talk, Jishin Sensei, looks at how our culture keeps us so distracted and makes it difficult for us to focus […]

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More from Choki

II How did this happen? Ordinary concepts… So futile. A self…a bubble popping. How many are there? This one was so hidden, so close that it over layed all my vision. So near that I viewed through it…a filter. I thought I knew this, that I understood it. I knew nothing, understand nothing. Wow.  What […]

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Eventuality by Kakushin

Poems from Behind the Fence: Eventuality Life is but a dewdrop Reflected in a dewdrop We are born Into a world of tears No future…No Past… Only the eternal now We remain asleep Dreaming of dreams Until we realize somehow Myriad Dharmas Through sudden awakening! Right here, right now! All at once The moment between […]

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Constancy (Zen Mind, Beginners Mind) page 83 Comments by Wilbur Mushin Sensei

Dozan’s landscape is famous for its misty mountains and rivers.  But when you go there, you see only rocks and water. Empty of all attributes.  That’s it. The real beauty is in the mysterious flow of life, the constant coming and going. Mona Lisa’s smile is frozen for half a millennium. Capturing the image of […]

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“Holding up empty space scooping up valley water”

“Holding up empty space scooping up valley water to build a stupa and create a Buddha image.” Commentary on Dogen’s chapter Space page 96. All endeavors arise from energy.  But this energy is not ours  it’s the universal energy which flows through us.  We give it direction.  Our intentions decide which form that energy will […]

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