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Gosei Yamaguchi – The Constant Innovator Part 1

Sensei Gogen YamaguchiIt was near the end of the interview when we realized it. I asked when his father had passes away, and he gave me the date, May 20, 1989. “Come to think of it, what a coincidence!” said Gosei Yamaguchi. “In Japan they are a day ahead.” The date in San Francisco, where we spoke, was May 19, 1995.
Yet the conversation, while beginning with Mr. Yamaguchi’s famous father Gogen Yamaguchi and his life in Japan, had also traveled across the ocean, to the large, sunlit Goju-Kai dojo where we sat. For Gosei Yamaguchi has not merely carried on his father’s ways, but has continued them. Think of it” To follow the ways of an innovator, you, too, must innovate, and this Mr. Yamaguchi has done.

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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? 5

BY LION’S ROAR STAFF| MARCH 29, 2017 If karma implies that people’s situations are the result of their own actions in the past, do we still work to alleviate what we see as injustice? Jeffrey Hopkins: It is a huge mistake to take

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What is Kama and how does it work ? 4

BY LION’S ROAR STAFF| MARCH 29, 2017 Many Westerners have trouble accepting the doctrine of karma. Others say it is not essential. How central is the doctrine of karma to Buddhism? Is it possible to call oneself a Buddhist without believing

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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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What is Kama and how does it work? 2

BY LION’S ROAR STAFF| MARCH 29, 2017 What is the medium by which karma is carried from moment to moment, and lifetime to lifetime? What is it that creates this continuity? Bhikkhu Bodhi: It is a stream of consciousness, a

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Maestro Urban

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What Is Karma and How Does It Work? 1

BY LION’S ROAR STAFF| MARCH 29, 2017 The Buddha taught that because of karma, beings are bound to the ever-turning wheel of rebirth. Only when a person stops believing in the existence of a permanent and real self can he or

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Hanshi’s Note

The truth can never be televised only realized, is something that I tee everyone when I start to hear them forming beliefs and opinions from what they are fed on the television. Learning to develop  a discerning mind is a

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