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A person who discovers the direction of his life in zazen, who vows and at the same time lives by …   *Excerpt from the book Opening the Hand of Thought by
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Zazen Archives – The Zen Universe
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Masters Resources The Practice Zen Quotes by Kodo Sawaki   “Practicing zazen is like a tiger taking to the mountains. It’s like a dragon diving … Mondo
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Z – Zazen – The Zen Universe
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Zazen is a Japanese term. “Za” literally means to sit or sitting; “zen” means to meditate or concentrate. Zazen literally means sitting meditation.
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Ritual and Form in Zen Buddhism – The Zen Universe
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Ritual traditions have changed over historical time and differ from sect to sect and from region to region throughout East Asia. Descriptions of Zen ritual
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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 10 Perfections – The Zen Universe
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Ten Qualities Leading to Buddhahood. Pāramitā (Sanskrit, Pali) or pāramī (Pāli) is “perfection” or “completeness”. While technically pāramī and pāramitā
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Taisen Deshimaru – The Zen Universe
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Taisen Deshimaru (Yasuo was his given first name) was born in on November 20, 1914, near the town of Saga, on the isle of Kyushu. His mother was a fervent
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“Tosui’s strong practice” – Unedited texts of Master Zeisler – The Zen Universe
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During mondo, somebody asked: „You always say strong, strong, strong.” Strong decision! In history, the monk Tosui is an example of a strong decision of
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Exercises of Yoga helping the practice of zazen – The Zen Universe
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This asanas (postures) can be practised in series, or you can also choose one of them and practice it. If you go through this series, the best is to keep
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Why Practice Zen?
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Embarking on the Buddha Way, or in other words, starting Zen practice, is in many ways a journey of discovery. The first few months, years even, could
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