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The Heart Sutra Will Change You Forever By Karl Brunnholzl Part 1

Finding Wisdom in the Emptiness Penetrate the true meaning of the Heart Sutra, says Karl Brunnhölzl, and nothing will be the same again. The secret is making it personal. There is no doubt that the Heart Sutra is the most

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Learning to be Silent – a Zen Story

Learning to be Silent The pupils of the Tendai school used to study meditation before Zen entered Japan. Four of them who were intimate friends promised one another to observe seven days of silence. On the first day all were

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No Loving Kindness

~a Zen Story There was an old woman in china who had the support of a monk for over twenty years. She had built a little hut for him and fed him while he was meditating. Finally she wondered just

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Three Gates of Tosotsu

~A Zen Story Tosotsu built three barriers and made a monk pass through them. The first barrier is studying Zen. In studying Zen the aim is to see one’s own true nature. Now where is your true nature? Seondly, when

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The Taste of Banzo’s Sword

A Zen Story Matajuro Yagyu was the son of a famous swordsman. His father, believing that his son’s work was too mediocre to anticipate mastership, disowned him. So Matajuro went to Mount Futara and there found the famous Banzo confirmed

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The Story of the Jewel

There was the most precious of jewels placed in the sea near the shore so that all could see it and marvel at it’s beauty. Over time and the passing of many generations, the climate changed and the large winds

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Hanshi’s Note

In zen it is said if you try to grasp movement you are met with stillness; when you attempt to grasp stillness you are met with movement, like a fish under water creating a ripple on the surface…very elusive indeed.

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What is Kama and how does it work? 3

BY LION’S ROAR STAFF| MARCH 29, 2017 Should one try to convince a Westerner just coming to Buddhism to accept the principles of karma and rebirth fully? Bhikkhu Bodhi: I wouldn’t begin by trying to impose the full weight of

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