Be Real-Get Real

Dharma Talk – Sunday 9/19/21 Welcoming the Fall Equinox with a poem… The yellow leaves of a thousand trees fill the empty ground. Leaves are very good for writing a living zen poem. On the endless leaves are an endless poem. Doubling, doubling, there is no end to IL-bung’s poem. –Il-bung

Mastering the Art of Your Life

Dharma Talk 9/12/2021 Are you mindful of each step you take or are you always thinking ten steps ahead and never getting there?

Groundless Ground

Dharma Talk Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. How can we be comforted by knowing there is nothing we can hold on to or grasp?

Il-Bung’s tea

The Dharma talk today starts with a Zen Masters poems from my days at the American Zen College. I sit quietly in the looking-for-ox room. A cool wind blows on my face from the open window. A bell rings across the dharma tower. A lamp quietly illuminates the Lotus platform.

This is Zen

Abbot Will Rauschenberger’s Dharma Talk – 7/25/2021 Morality, meditation,  and wisdom as defined by Hui-neng in the Platform Sutra. Feature Image – “The Five Buddhas” oil painting by  Robert Dika.