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by paulus_germanus
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Kwan-um: How to work with a koan?
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Kwan-um: How to work with a koan?

Hello to All! I've been practising zazen for years now :meditate: - few of those in Kwan-um school of zen - but only about a year ago I got to disentangle my first koan, given to me by a zen teacher during a private talk. Here it is kongan: WASH YOUR BOWL A monk told Joshu, "I have just entered the ...
by paulus_germanus
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: HALP! in sewing a small-5 precepts-kasa (rakusu) Kwan-Um
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: HALP! in sewing a small-5 precepts-kasa (rakusu) Kwan-Um

Thank you Seishin :) I really appreciate your help :namaste:

But unfortunately Korean-style Kasa (and subsequently it's manufacturing) is quite different from Japanese-style Rakusu. I'd watched all the instructional vids by Ven. Taigu, but regrettably haven't found the answer I was looking for :(
by paulus_germanus
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: HALP! in sewing a small-5 precepts-kasa (rakusu) Kwan-Um
Replies: 5
Views: 859

HALP! in sewing a small-5 precepts-kasa (rakusu) Kwan-Um

Hello ppl :) I'm about to take the 5 precepts during a ceremony in a Kwan-Um School of Zen centre and I always planned to sew my own kasa (rakusu) was this occasion to take place. BUT :///////// I've spent 7 hours yesterday deciphering these kasa-sewing instructions composed by Merrie Fraser Ji Do P...
by paulus_germanus
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Koan practice in the light of the Nikāyas?
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Koan practice in the light of the Nikāyas?

I practice zazen with koans - or more like Kong-Ans, since it's the Kwan Um School of Jogye Zen. I've been recently doing some reading of the Majjhima Nikaya and listening to Ven. Boddhi's lectures on it, and questiona arose: 1. What are the Therevada Buddhism's views on Zen koan meditation? 2. How ...