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by KeithA
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism
Replies: 29
Views: 1300

Re: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism

Yikes...I tried to read it, but all that pointing of fingers and harumphing is just a big yawn for me. The Dharma is just fine. All that "they" and "them" stuff is so precious.

Sorry, I don't have citation for that. It's just an opinion. Probably not a very good one, at that. :tongue:

_/|\_
Keith
by KeithA
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pittsburgh massacre
Replies: 48
Views: 2200

Re: Pittsburgh massacre

Do people still want to insist . . . that Fascism can be countered by peaceful resistance? The Buddha is reported to have said, “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.” Thanks Clyde. :heart: This thread is nothing but an excuse to b...
by KeithA
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Buddhist Cuisine - Shojin Ryori Recipes
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Buddhist Cuisine - Shojin Ryori Recipes

This isn't Japanese, but it may be worth a peak:

Un Mun's Cake

It's a collection of recipes we use during retreats, plus some discussion of various health/food topics. Some of that stuff veers close to food dogma for me, but that's just my idea. :)

_/|\_
Keith
by KeithA
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 4554

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

:good:
passel wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:47 am
Except. The kids.
by KeithA
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zazen
Replies: 17
Views: 1993

Re: Zazen

How do I practice zazen? I have heard that focus on breathing meditation can be called samatha, jhana, mindfuless of breathing (anapanasati). Is zazen sitting in lotus or half lotus and doing nothing? The typical (excellent) advice is to find a Sangha/Teacher who can help you with your questions. I...
by KeithA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Information about Bodhisattvas and other Buddhist teachings
Replies: 35
Views: 1336

Re: Information about Bodhisattvas and other Buddhist teachings

A koan from the Kwan Um School: Haha! I like that one. Not sure it's a KUZ one, though. It may not be exactly but it's one put to me by Soeng Hyang in a retreat during interview. Actually I think she used this as a starting point for a teisho. Kirt I am glad you got to practice with ZMSH, she is bo...
by KeithA
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 44
Views: 1947

Re: boring questions about losing weight

My Doctor recommended intermittent fasting, but I have to say, I feel like it would only be possible for me on days where I do no activity, which is not many. Despite being a little tubby, i'm really physically active and it seems like that would really be a problem with fast days. Still, I may jus...
by KeithA
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 44
Views: 1947

Re: boring questions about losing weight

I really enjoyed a book called "Buddha's diet". It is basically 16/8 intermittent fasting but from a buddhist perspective. Quite a nice read and also great form of eating to stay healthy I'd say. I was going to suggest this, as well. I generally don't eat until noon and stop between 6 and 8 pm. I d...
by KeithA
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Information about Bodhisattvas and other Buddhist teachings
Replies: 35
Views: 1336

Re: Information about Bodhisattvas and other Buddhist teachings

kirtu wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:30 pm
A koan from the Kwan Um School:
A man was imprisoned and sentenced to death. He spent the day and night before his scheduled execution chanting Kanzeon Bodhisattva's name. Was he executed the next day?
Haha! I like that one. Not sure it's a KUZ one, though.
by KeithA
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Information about Bodhisattvas and other Buddhist teachings
Replies: 35
Views: 1336

Re: Information about Bodhisattvas and other Buddhist teachings

There are other chants but these three would be found at almost any Zen center in North America. Also the Kwan Um School of Zen is kind of more chanting based and they have a remarkable chanting liturgy replete with mantras taken from Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism. They tend to mention Bodhisattvas ...
by KeithA
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Koans and Kensho
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Koans and Kensho

Passel wrote:
...so, you know, disappointments galore.
That made me smile.

May we continue to be disappointed. :thumbsup:

_/|\_
by KeithA
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Koans and Kensho
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Koans and Kensho

My question is about Koans and Kensho. I have solved a few Koans and received verification from a Zen master that because of distance I currently don't have access to. After solving these Koans, I discovered that I also knew the solutions to a lot of other related Koans. Although, there are many mo...
by KeithA
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Masters in whose presence peace is experienced?
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Masters in whose presence peace is experienced?

The only Master that can do that is to be found in the mirror.

_/|\_
by KeithA
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 1640

Re: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

This is old news. He still practices and teaches, in Germany if I remember correctly.
by KeithA
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 3206

Re: Zazen and breathing

There is some basic instruction in the book for "belly breathing" (fukushiki kokyu), which is something necessary to practice zazen (it's not "Zen" breathing per se, just normal human breathing, but many people lose the habit of breathing this way). Is this universal in Zen? Do Soto practitioners u...
by KeithA
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades

Thanks for the sources cited comments and additional stories folks. Does the modern practice still involve the process of checking with the teacher to make sure understanding is correct, or when the student finally breaks through her doubt in the process of wrestling mightily with the cognitive dis...
by KeithA
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades

Thanks for the sources cited comments and additional stories folks. Does the modern practice still involve the process of checking with the teacher to make sure understanding is correct, or when the student finally breaks through her doubt in the process of wrestling mightily with the cognitive dis...
by KeithA
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades

Guji's Finger was the first koan I was assigned to work with by my teacher. It's consider an "easy" one by most, but I struggled mightily with it. My favorite Zen story isn't a koan, but a story from " Dropping Ashes on the Buddha ", by ZM Seung Sahn: Once a student came to Zen Master Hyang Bong and...
by KeithA
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 168
Views: 9120

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

Hi jinglebell (what was your previous nik?) Yes, I agree. Although I was never on the E-Sangha staff, I remember a great deal of displeasure and censure of things like a modern Zen understanding of "monk", notions like post-mortem rebirth and permanent nirvana and the like. Truth be told, there is ...
by KeithA
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Soen Yu, breathing exercises taught by Zen Master Dae Bong
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Soen Yu, breathing exercises taught by Zen Master Dae Bong

Nice. I'm curious about the origins of Seung Sahn's breathing exercises. Zen Master Seung Sahn's body was always giving him trouble, so this was something he came up with to help with that. It's not meant to be as heavy as chi kung or the like, although if you have a background in that, it is basic...

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