Letter to the Layman

Letter to the Layman

BASSUI’S LETTER TO THE LAYMAN IPPO (HOMMA SHOKEN) You are meeting him face to face, but who is he? Anything you say will be wrong. And if you hold your tongue, you will be equally wrong. Who is he, then? On top of a flagpole, a cow gives birth to a calf. If you come...
Leaving Home – Coming Home

Leaving Home – Coming Home

Click to listen to The Awakened Podcast on one of your favourite platforms • Apple Podcasts • Google Podcasts • Spotify • Breaker • Overcast • Pocketcasts • Radio Public • Anchor Leaving Home – Coming Home Student: So I’ve had a challenge. Zen master e: Hi!...
Charyapada

Charyapada

The Charyapada – Mystic Poems of Eighth Century India Charyapada 1 Luipada The body is like the finest tree, with five branches. Darkness enters the restless mind. Strengthen the quantity of Great Bliss, says Luyi. Learn from asking the Guru. Why does one...
On Red Thread Zen

On Red Thread Zen

RED THREAD ZEN – THE TAO OF LOVE, PASSION, AND SEX’ This text addresses some of the most fundamental and delicate religious issues. Therefore, it should be read, quoted and analysed in a mindful way. Most of us have arrived at this particular point in our...
What is this?

What is this?

Click to listen to The Awakened Podcast on one of your favourite platforms • Apple Podcasts • Google Podcasts • Spotify • Breaker • Overcast • Pocketcasts • Radio Public • Anchor What is this? Student: Things are happening and things are moving along in my life and...
Buddha Knowing Buddha

Buddha Knowing Buddha

The Buddha saw clearly. This clear seeing helped him with the direction of his life and then everything became easier because everything became anchored there in that clear seeing. What gave him clear seeing? His burning wish to free all beings. Bodhicitta. Bodhicitta...
You’re Never Gonna Be Good Enough So Stop Trying

You’re Never Gonna Be Good Enough So Stop Trying

Click to listen to The Awakened Podcast on one of your favourite platforms • Apple Podcasts • Google Podcasts • Spotify • Breaker • Overcast • Pocketcasts • Radio Public • Anchor Never Good Enough Student: The thing that I work on the most is just a feeling of not...
Showing Up to Your Life

Showing Up to Your Life

Click to listen to The Awakened Podcast on one of your favourite platforms • Apple Podcasts • Google Podcasts • Spotify • Breaker • Overcast • Pocketcasts • Radio Public • Anchor Showing Up to Your Life Any insights revelations challenges frustrations, since the last...
Zen Fart

Zen Fart

A single fart brings you across the river. Su Dongpo (a famous Buddhist poet) of the Song Dynasty was assigned to an official post at Guazhuo. Across the river, on its southern shore, was Jinshan (Golden Mountain) Temple where Chan Master Foyin presided. One day, Su...