The Zen Gate is Straightforward

The Zen Gate is Straightforward

Short texts by Chan master and teacher of Dzogchen, Yogi Chen: Renounce Practices of Precepts, Meditation and Wisdom The Chan (Zen) gate is straightforward. No walking of devious path, no establishment of any path. Completely without path to proceed, completely...
Loving Without Conditions

Loving Without Conditions

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh said that, When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, Even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until see clearly that...
Naked Awareness Practice

Naked Awareness Practice

NAKED AWARENESS In this teaching on the mind instructions of the Dzogchen master Khenpo Gangshar, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche explains how the veil of thoughts and emotions is lifted when we rest in the nature of mind as it is, without trying to alter it in any way. A...

The whirlpool

From Sri Lankan Master Niyananda: “If, for instance, a whirlpool in the ocean comes to cease, can one ask where the whirlpool has gone? It will be like asking where an extinguished fire has gone. One might say that the vortex has ‘joined’ the ocean....
The Perfect Enlightenment Sutra

The Perfect Enlightenment Sutra

The Perfect Enlightenment Sutra is one of the most popular and influential sutras in Zen. It was held in the highest regards by some of the greatest Zen Master’s like Zongmi and Chinul. The sutra itself is twelve chapters and the introductory section describes...
Ten Vows of Samantabhadra

Ten Vows of Samantabhadra

Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, was so moved the first time he heard the Buddha preach the Dharma that he made Ten Great Vows right there on the spot: Ten Vows of Samantrabhadra Bodhisattva (Recorded in the Avatamsaka Sutra; aka the Garland Sutra) To venerate, pay homage...
What Am I Koan

What Am I Koan

“Do you have a Koan?” That was the first question Korean Zen Master, Venerable Hwasun Yangil Sunim asked me. I had heard about Koans before – mainly from books. I didn’t really think they were essential for Zen practice. But here I was, sitting...
Going for Refuge

Going for Refuge

The Buddha walked around a lot. He would go around from city, to village, to town – all over the countryside, making known the Dharma or truth that he had discovered. He didn’t read from a book – he spoke form his heart. He had an uncanny knack of...

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