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In the early days of the Meiji era there lived a well-known wrestler called O-nami, Great Waves. O-nami was immensely strong and knew the art of wrestling.
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Dzogchen is an ancient spiritual teaching developed in Tibet within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It does not belong to a school or religious system.
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Anecdotes and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan – The Zen Universe
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The Zen Poet Ryokan Taigu (1758–1831) is one of the most beloved figures of Japanese Soto Zen, regarded also as one of the greatest poets of the Edo Period
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Zen Stories – Finding a Diamond on a Muddy Road – The Zen Universe
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Gudo was the emperor’s teacher of his time. Nevertheless, he used to travel alone as a wandering mendicant. Once when he was on his way to Edo, the cultural
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Short Zen Stories: LIVING IN THE HERE AND NOW – The Zen Universe
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 Tenzo Kyokun was compiled by Dogen Zenji when he was thirty-eight and was living at Koshoji in Uji. This is a book of instruction for the “Tenzo”, who
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Nichiren Buddhism – The Zen Universe
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Nichiren Buddhism is a Japanese Buddhist movement in the Mahayana tradition. Nichiren Buddhism differs from other schools of Buddhism in focusing on this
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Myoken Roshi – The Zen Universe
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Yvon Myoken Bec is a Soto Zen Master and the founding abbot of Mokusho Zen House in Hungary and Romania. Just before his death in 1990, Master Mokusho
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No Teacher of Zen by Norman Fischer – The Zen Universe
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*by Norman Fischer (originally published at Buddhadharma Magazine – Spring 2014.) From the beginning, Norman Fischer never had much use for Zen teachers—and
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Zen Stories – Obedience – The Zen Universe
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Obedience The master Bankei’s talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. He never quoted sutras nor indulged in
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The Bodhisattva Chronicles I – The Cucumber Sage
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Anyone who is familiar with Mahayana Buddhism, in general, and Soto Zen, in particular, is also familiar with the term Bodhisattva. 
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