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by Meido
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

FWIW, social media (primarily Fb) has been the primary way in which people have learned that our group exists. Posting images of our place, reports from events, the occasional related quote or article, etc. have all been useful. No proselytizing...just letting people know that such things as the tea...
by Meido
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Shugendo Introduction & Empowerments: Sept. 11-13 in Wisconsin
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Shugendo Introduction & Empowerments: Sept. 11-13 in Wisconsin

And here is the info the for the Sept. 16-18 program in Seattle, which has the same plan of instruction. Please contact via the email shown for details and to RSVP.

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by Meido
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Shouting, Hitting, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: Shouting, Hitting, etc.

Satistics and math say a lot. Yes. I think it was the late Ven. Sheng Yen who wrote something to the effect that everyone fixates on unusual occurrences like Nansen's cutting a cat in two, or Ummon's leg being broken by Bokushu...but in all the centuries of Zen history only one Zen master cut a cat...
by Meido
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Shouting, Hitting, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: Shouting, Hitting, etc.

1. if any modern schools are identical with the masters in the gong ans and don't use gong an study at all, but rely on pushing students into enlightenment with shouts, dialogue, etc., as opposed to relying mostly on sitting meditation and Dharma study? And 2. Why gong an study was added in the fir...
by Meido
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Shugendo Introduction & Empowerments: Sept. 11-13 in Wisconsin
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Shugendo Introduction & Empowerments: Sept. 11-13 in Wisconsin

September 11-13 in Wisconsin, USA: Join us for the rare opportunity to enter the Shugendo path. Shokai Koshikidake, Headmaster of the Mt. Koshikidake tradition of Shugendo (Yamagata, Japan), will give an introduction to Shugendo training, the instructions and empowerment for practices related to Fud...
by Meido
Fri May 31, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Dogen Hosokawa Roshi June Events in WI and at Korinji
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Dogen Hosokawa Roshi June Events in WI and at Korinji

Dogen Hosokawa Roshi, a dharma heir of the late Omori Sogen Roshi, author, and for many years a Zen teacher in the West, will visit Wisconsin for two events in June. All welcome: HosokawaRoshi.jpg JUNE 26 in MADISON Public Talk: "Zen Practice in Daily Life" 7- 8:30pm Join us for this dharma talk wit...
by Meido
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Happy to announce that I've signed a contract with Shambhala Publications for my second book. The working title is "Hidden Zen." I had originally thought to do a book examining selected psycho-physical methods of "direct pointing," i.e. practices that can aid one to experience clarity, enter samadhi...
by Meido
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Cross-Zen Dialogue 6/28 in Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Cross-Zen Dialogue 6/28 in Chicago

boda wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:41 pm
I'd like to see the dialOgue between you guys. Think a video will be posted on youtube or something?
Possible, it's up to the hosts. But if something is done I'll post a link here.
by Meido
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Cross-Zen Dialogue 6/28 in Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Cross-Zen Dialogue 6/28 in Chicago

Looking forward to participating in this. If any DW folks show up, please say hello... REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 6/28 in Chicago: A Cross-Zen Dialogue with 3 Teachers from: Chan, Rinzai Zen & Soto Zen Panel Participants: Guo Go, Meido Moore, and Taigen Dan Leighton Full info at: https://mailchi.mp/7ed0...
by Meido
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Kwan Um School of Zen
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Re: Kwan Um School of Zen

I visited Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), a Zen temple in the Rinzai lineage, when I was in Kyoto last year, and on the grounds there was a small temple dedicated to Acala (Fudō Myō-ō), the wrathful Dharma protector who is worshipped in Shingon temples with the goma fire ritual! Such th...
by Meido
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Possible new association for Rinzai Zen teachers/ordained in the West
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: Possible new association for Rinzai Zen teachers/ordained in the West

Thank you, Matylda.

There are a lot of questions about it, and some obstacles. But at a minimum I think we can start to establish communication between students of the different masters who came here.
by Meido
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Possible new association for Rinzai Zen teachers/ordained in the West
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Possible new association for Rinzai Zen teachers/ordained in the West

There has been some discussion in Zen circles over the past year regarding the possibility of establishing an association for Rinzai Zen teachers and ordained folks in the West. A few of us are starting to explore this. As with similar associations established in other corners of the Zen world, we h...
by Meido
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Piercing the empty sky
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Piercing the empty sky

Nice. It brings to mind also a famous anecdote in Japanese Zen, when Kusunoki Masashige (14th century warrior) went to visit his Zen teacher Gokushu right before a decisive battle. He asked, "How should I stand between life and death?" Gokushun replied, "Cut off two heads [i.e. dualism], and a solit...
by Meido
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Chan Staff
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

Re: Chan Staff

Still common in Japan, as both a pilgrim's staff and (on a short handle) shaken during some chanting/ritual. Used in various schools, not just Chan/Zen. The "Nine Verses of the Shakujo" is a famous chanted text. A bit here from the late Ven. Keisho Leary: http://vkleary.blogspot.com/2007/12/verse-of...
by Meido
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Rinzai Zen Events in USA & Europe - 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Rinzai Zen Events in USA & Europe - 2019

Korinji monastery (Wisconsin, USA) has announced its sesshin and other event dates for 2019: -April 8-14: O-Sesshin at Korinji -May 6-12: O-Sesshin at Korinji -June 10-16: O-Sesshin at Korinji -August 23-26: Ko-Sesshin in Laufen, Germany (Bavaria...30 min. by car from Salzburg airport). This short s...
by Meido
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 1578

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

The site where our house is built was apparently inhabited when Europeans arrived - by Lenape people. I'm trying to find out more - if there are any records of the Lenape's knowledge of these local spirits. The general Lenape term for such things is manitowuk . Researching that will bring up some r...
by Meido
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Most famous teacher of all time?
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Most famous teacher of all time?

If by "most famous" one means name recognition among the greatest number of humans (aside from Shakyamuni) then perhaps yes , the current Dalai Lama. Of historical figures, likely Bodhidharma/Tamo, whose name and image have been familiar to many generations of people pan-East Asia.
by Meido
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Doubts regarding Soto Zen
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Doubts regarding Soto Zen

The thing about sesshin is that the training forms are essentially monastic in origin. So they certainly can seem intimidating or harsh at first to someone who is not accustomed to that environment. But when one understands the function of the forms to help one integrate samadhi with activity (among...
by Meido
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Buddhist Cuisine - Shojin Ryori Recipes
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: Buddhist Cuisine - Shojin Ryori Recipes

Yes, we maintain this cuisine at our place. You can find tons of cookbooks and recipes online. Note that some of what you'll find out there is a bit on the fancy side: dishes can be extremely refined in both preparation and appearance. But the original monastery shojin ryori is a poverty cuisine, ju...
by Meido
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2958

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Do you know sutras that discuss physical practice? Or is it discussed only in Rinzai works? Not in terms of specifics. There are sutra passages that - in Zen oral instruction - are used to point out specific body usage, yes. But that is not in the sutra itself...it's just Zen. This is not the case ...

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