Thich Thanh Tu

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Thich Thanh Tu

Postby Astus » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:43 pm

Ven. Thích Thanh Từ (1924- ) is a modern Vietnamese Zen teacher of the Truc Lam tradition with monasteries in Vietnam, Australia, USA and Canada.

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Sources for his teachings and more:

Truc Lam Vietnamese Zen
Dieu Nhan Zen Convent

An introductory work by him: Keys to Buddhism (PDF)
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Thich Thanh Tu

Postby JKhedrup » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:18 am

Thanks for posting this Astus, I am reading with great interest. Does Ven. Thich Than Tu have any Western monastic disciples?

It seems unfortunate that the Viet Namese tradition is not really known outside their community in any major way with the exception of Thich Nhat Hanh. I often wonder if it is because of the language difficulties of many of the Viet Namese Sangha.

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Re: Thich Thanh Tu

Postby Astus » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:55 pm

I can't really tell, but it seems there are Western disciples if you look at their websites, the different community locations and the photos where you can see white lay people.
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Thich Thanh Tu

Postby Admin_PC » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:44 pm

JKhedrup wrote:Thanks for posting this Astus, I am reading with great interest. Does Ven. Thich Than Tu have any Western monastic disciples?

It seems unfortunate that the Viet Namese tradition is not really known outside their community in any major way with the exception of Thich Nhat Hanh. I often wonder if it is because of the language difficulties of many of the Viet Namese Sangha.


Venerable,
Don't sleep on Ven Thich Thien Tam
He left behind some great books
Lot of very strong Vietnamese-American Buddhist communities in the west, so it's probably just a matter of time.
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