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
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
Zazen is a Japanese term. “Za” literally means to sit or sitting; “zen” means to meditate or concentrate. Zazen literally means sitting meditation.
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
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.
Ten Qualities Leading to Buddhahood. Pāramitā (Sanskrit, Pali) or pāramī (Pāli) is “perfection” or “completeness”. While technically pāramī and pāramitā
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
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
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