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Spring – Summer (and the rest of the movie) – The Zen Universe
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The basic story speaks about the relationship between a hermit monk and an orphan left in his charge. Together they care for a temple in the middle
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Avalokitesvara
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KANNON BODHISATTVA, KANNON BOSATSU, LORD OF COMPASSION, GODDESS OF MERCY Avalokitesvara is possibly the most popular of all Buddhist deities, beloved throughout
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Nama-Rupa, Mind and Body – The Zen Universe
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Nama-rupa, sometimes spelled namarupa, is a Sanskrit and Pali term that comes up frequently in Buddhism. It literally means “name and form,” although it
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The Z files – Case 1 – Joshu’s “Mu”
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 A monk asked Joshu, “Has a dog the Buddha Nature?” Joshu answered, “Mu.” In order to master Zen, you must pass the barrier of the patriarchs.
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The Dhammapada – The Zen Universe
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The Dhammapada is one of the most popular Buddhist texts in the world, the most famous and most read Buddhist scripture comprising the sayings of Buddha.
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Shodo or Japanese calligraphy
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Shodo – sho – to write and do – way, hence “The way of writing.” Like many other Japanese traditions shodo has roots in China. During the 6th and 7th century
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Hekiganroku – The Blue Cliff Record – The Zen Universe
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Boundless wind and moon – the eye within eyes, Inexhaustible heaven and earth – the light beyond light The willow dark, the flower bright – ten thousand houses;
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Clouds In Each Paper, by Thich Nhat Hanh – The Zen Universe
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If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the
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What is Zen? – The Zen Universe
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Today we start to post Zen illustrations or comics that will hopefully bring a new understanding of what Zen is all about. At this very beginning, we propose
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The 10 Oxherding – The Zen Universe
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From ancient time, all traditions have set up “paths” of spiritual development.  The Zen Oxherding Pictures show the passage from initiation
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