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


Customized Truth

While sitting on the wellspring, looking out into the desert at a mirage expecting it to quench our thirst.

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.


Samsara is life and death, past, present, and future, measurement. Satori is the boundless, endless, clear-like space, timeless moment.

Your not lost, your here

Zen is a Label

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