What are the gates of Zen? Where does liberation take place?
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Words and No Words
A non-Buddhist asks Buddha a question.
The Dreamer’s Dream
When you are identified with the dream, you don’t know you are dreaming. If you are not identified with the dream, you know you are dreaming.
What are we doing here?
Ram Dass Meets a Koan
Michael Marsicano gives the Dharma Talk on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
Original Light Zen Temple 90 day retreat – Dharma Talks
Chong An Sunim – 01/15/2022 Original Light Zen Temple 90-day retreat
Visiting with an old master of Zen – Linji
Today’s Dharma Talk includes a reading from “The Record of Linji” – translation and commentary by Ruth Fuller Sasaki. “I believe that Zen, particularly Rinzai Zen, has a significant role in the present world. Modern people are adrift amid the great confusion and uncertainty of contemporary life. The Linji lu can give us a foundation on which to construct a new and powerful view of human existence.” –Yamada Mumon
I, Me, and Mine
According to the Buddha, there are three poisons that cause suffering. We examine how the conception of a self and our identification with I, me, and mine is at the root of our suffering.
What Zen Masters Do
Before thought = Don’t Know Mind.