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Tipping Over a Water Vase

Hyakujo wished to send a monk to open a new monastery. He told his pupils that whoever answered a question most ably would be appointed. Placing a water vase on the ground, he asked: “Who can say what it is

Posted in Health and Wellness, Life Strategy, Meditation, Newsletter, Niei Chi, Philosophy, Zen Story

Gautama to Bhodidharma

by Allan Watts

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Hanshi’s Note

Zen and the art of non-attachment. This is a concept highly misunderstood and I think worth reviewing at this moment in time to help everyone with the daily chaos we all encounter. Everyone has been observing and dealing with erratic

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Zen Consumerism

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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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Zen Email

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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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