The Heart of Vajrasattva Prayer

Heart of Vajrasattva This prayer written by Guru Rinpoche protects those who have fallen prey to ignorance and impaired their samayas. This popular confessional prayer was structured around the short six-syllable Mantra of Vajrassattva, Om Vajra Sattva Hum. It was...
Right Samadhi Dharma Talk

Right Samadhi Dharma Talk

Right Samadhi Dharma Talk Video of the Right Samadhi Dharma Talk RIGHT SAMADHI (samyak-samadhi) At long last we finally come to the eighth stage or limb of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. Here once again we come across the gnarly issues that translators face in...

Look at the Great Light

Words of Blessings – Look at the Great Light (New Year’s Message, January 1, 1984 from Zen Master ToeongSeongcheol) As the brilliant sun rises in the blue sky, endless, eternal light pervades the entire universe. Heaven and hell, the noble and the evil all...
Right Mindfulness Dharma Talk

Right Mindfulness Dharma Talk

Right Mindfulness Dharma Talk Video of the Right Mindfulness Dharma Talk RIGHT MINDFULNESS (samyak-smrti) In Sanskrit the seventh stage or limb of the Eightfold Path is called Samyak-Smrti (Pali samma-sati). Smrti, or sati, is normally translated as ‘mindfulness’, or...
It’s So Easy – Zen Poetry

It’s So Easy – Zen Poetry

The soft smell of the pine trees floating on the breeze The birds shyly singing their songs The snow melting away And the earth is peaking through Everything is at ease Revealing the essence naturally What is there to be done? The sun shines And the snow melts...
Right Effort Dharma Talk

Right Effort Dharma Talk

Right Effort Dharma Talk Video of the Right Effort Dharma Talk This is an introductory talk on Right Effort from the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. For a full explanation of the path be sure to checkout: https://zenawakened.com/eightfold-path/ RIGHT...
Thich Nhat Hanh on Death

Thich Nhat Hanh on Death

“When you look a cloud… and then later the cloud is not there. If you look deeply, you can see the cloud in the rain, and that is why it’s impossible for a cloud to die. A cloud can become rain, or snow, or ice, but a cloud cannot become nothing. And that is why the...
Zen Teachings on Death

Zen Teachings on Death

Whenever someone we love departs from this life, our hearts are always touched by the untimeliness, shock and heartache we experience. We can’t help but ask, “Why did this happen?” We know that life is only with us for a short time, but we seek a reason for such...
A Zen Master on Death

A Zen Master on Death

This Body is Not Me by Thich Nhat Hanh This body is not me. I am not limited by this body. I am life without boundaries. I have never been born, and I have never died. Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars, manifestations from my wondrous true mind. Since...
Right Livelihood Dharma Talk

Right Livelihood Dharma Talk

Right Livelihood Dharma Talk Video of the Right Livelihood Dharma Talk RIGHT LIVELIHOOD (samyak-ajiva) This is an introductory talk on Right Livelihood from the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. For a full explanation of the path be sure to checkout:...

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