Zen Buddhism Resources

Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:50 am

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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby mettafuture » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:37 am

Introduction to Zen

Books / Audio
* The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

Video
* The Zen Mind by Jon Braeley


Zen Teachings

Books / Audio
* The Art of Mindful Living by Thich Nhat Hanh
* No Death, No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh
* The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma by Bodhidharma

Soto Sect
* Everyday Zen Foundation by Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Rinzai Sect
* Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin by Hakuin Ekaku


Zen Practice

Books / Audio
* Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
* Finding the Still Point: A Beginner's Guide to Zen Meditation by John Daido Loori

Webpages
* Zen Meditation Instructions by Zen Mountain Monastery
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Dorion » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:11 pm

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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Bodhi » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:58 pm

Wherever you are, that is where the mind should be. Always be mindful, and be your own master. This is true freedom. - Grand Master Wei Chueh
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Quiet Heart » Mon May 23, 2011 9:22 am

:woohoo:

Here's something I came acoss in my rambling about the net looking for "Zen" related items.

http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/ ... Rinzai.pdf

It is an English translation of "The Zen Teachings Of Rinzai (the Lin-Chi-Lu).
Please read the preface...it explains what it is and how it came about.
It is in PDF format and will load on to your computer when you go to the site. Don't worry it"s NOT loading a virus or such to your site.
At least it didn't on mine.
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in your baby's laughter?
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Quiet Heart » Tue May 24, 2011 5:47 am

:smile:
For anyone who wants to read it, here is some info on Zen Master Bankei....and
Unborn!
or the Way of the Unborn as I guess Bankei would want it to be called.

http://www.enlightened-spirituality.org ... aster.html

Read it slowly, carefully, and think about it as you read.
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Shame on you Shakyamuni for setting the precedent of leaving home.
Did you think it was not there--
in your wife's lovely face
in your baby's laughter?
Did you think you had to go elsewhere (simply) to find it?
from - Judyth Collin
The Layman's Lament
From What Book, 1998, p. 52
Edited by Gary Gach
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Wesley1982 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:44 am

Thank you ~ might order one or two of these affordable books and narrow some of the stuff down to a specific school.
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Will » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:15 am

Zen roots are in Chan: The Chan Handbook - http://www.cttbusa.org/chan/chan.asp
One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Sara H » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:41 am

Shasta Abbey (Soto Zen) offers almost all of their books for free now as a pdf. download.

You can still get hardcopy's available though online stores through Throssel Hole Abbey and various online retailers.

Scriptures are also available for free as are Dharma Talks.

For Publications and Books:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings-publications.html

For Scriptures:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings-scriptures.html

For Ceremonies:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings-ceremonies.html

For Dharma Talks by Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennet:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings-RMjiyu.html

For Dharma Talks by Rev. Master Dazui MacPhillamy:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings-RMdaizui.html

For a top-level general index of Teachings including talks by RM Meian Elbert, RM Daishin Yalon, and other Senior Teachers, past teachers, archives and others:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings.html

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IT IS OUR CHOICE
We can stand in our shadow, and wallow in the darkness,
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We can turn around.
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby gordtheseeker » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:36 pm

Has anyone read Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice by Kosho Uchiyama. Reading it now and I have enjoyed it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Fu Ri Shin » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:18 am

gordtheseeker wrote:Has anyone read Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice by Kosho Uchiyama.

I really need to get a copy of it. Over time I've seen it very consistently recommended. I certainly don't doubt its quality given what I know of Uchiyama Roshi.
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:32 am

Here are two beautiful zen garden live webcams,
from a small temple in Japan.
Keep in mind the time difference. If the screen looks black, it is night time in Japan.

http://www.teishoin.net/

To get to the the webcams, if you don't read Japanese,
go to the navigation box on the right of the screen,
follow the 5th an 6th little green buttons up from the bottom.
the text is followed by a 1 and a 2
those are the webcams.
Camera 1 is stationary.
camera 2 you can control from your own computer!!!
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The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Fu Ri Shin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:46 am

PadmaVonSamba wrote:http://www.teishoin.net/

Thanks for this, PVS. That camera number 2 is in a great spot and controlling it is even more engaging than I expected.

If people are so inclined, they can also click "English Menu" on the top of the navigation box.
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Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Postby Luke » Sun May 11, 2014 10:45 am

The Soto Zen school's official website:
http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/index.html

The Official Site of the Joint Council for Japanese Rinzai and Obaku Zen
http://zen.rinnou.net/index.html
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