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by Meido
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Accuracy of internet koans
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Accuracy of internet koans

The true form of the koan is however it is given by one's teacher, since it is not a practice one does on one's own. But yes, the quote from Hakuin - who devised that koan - is a standard wording. The versions you asked about, "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" and "Two hands clap and there i...
by Meido
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: One hand clapping
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: One hand clapping

No clapping.
by Meido
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Accuracy of internet koans
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Accuracy of internet koans

Here. Oo. Cool book, I wasn't aware of it, thank you. No problem. I haven't read it actually, but I knew Yampolsky had translated Hakuin's Yabukoji and searched for that. Abe there quotes Yampolsky's The Zen Master Hakuin: Selected Writings which has the rest of Yabukoji as well. Is there a differe...
by Meido
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Accuracy of internet koans
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Accuracy of internet koans

by Meido
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 24
Views: 537

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

It should be perhaps added that meditation is one of the many standard practices in a monastery, just like chanting and studying sutras, various rituals, and upholding the precepts. Did the teachers of past follow the Vinaya? Did they recite scriptures and dharanis? Of course. But none of the commo...
by Meido
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 24
Views: 537

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Is this true? Almost certainly not. But Zen does not rely upon zazen or any other specific practice. The Continued Biographies of Eminent Monks compiled in 645 already describes Bodhidharma and his disciples as dhyana masters. A little later, The Record of the Masters and Students of the Lankavatar...
by Meido
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Rinzai Zen Sesshin and Events @ Korinji - 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Rinzai Zen Sesshin and Events @ Korinji - 2018

There will be three sesshin during this setsu-ango (the fall/winter retreat period) at Korinji monastery near Madison, WI. Dates are below...all welcome to inquire. Partial attendance is permitted. For details please go to: https://www.korinji.org/sesshin October 14-20 November 4-10 December 2-8 (Th...
by Meido
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Oct 27-28 Zen Practice Weekend in CT
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Oct 27-28 Zen Practice Weekend in CT

October 27-28 Zen practice in Granby, CT...looking forward to it! This training is a weekend seminar rather than strict retreat format: all are welcome regardless of Zen practice experience. Please contact the host (their flyer below) with logistical questions, but feel free to PM me with questions ...
by Meido
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

Valid criticisms to raise. I think the main value of that paper is the perspective it provides regarding Sheng-Yen's experiences and evolving intent...written by his former attendant and an accomplished heir, who was in a position to have intimate knowledge of his thinking. But yes, as you know ther...
by Meido
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

Astus wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:21 pm
See: A Tentative Exploration into the Development of Master Sheng Yen’s Chan Teachings by Dr. Jimmy Yu
Thanks Astus, nice resource. Hadn't read that paper by Guo Gu, it fills in some blanks for me.
by Meido
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

PeterC wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Re-reading my comment above it might be taken to imply that the innovations in his teaching made it inauthentic, which wasn’t what I meant. He was a very special teacher and the his passing was a great loss.
Agreed: nothing inauthentic indeed, and he has some good heirs as well.
by Meido
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

About Ven. Sheng Yen, in his writings he differentiates his silent illumination method from shikantaza, but it's interesting still to consider how much of his approach was influenced by his practice with Ban Tetsugyu Roshi while he was studying in Japan. During one retreat, I heard him say that he f...
by Meido
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zazen
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Zazen

...I think Meido Moore's Rinzai sangha offer online sessions and instructions... Thanks for the mention. We had a basic zazen clip up at some point, but production value and sound weren't great. We're in the process of getting something better up as part of a new series. Will announce here when thi...
by Meido
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kenshō the first Bhumi?
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: Kenshō the first Bhumi?

Thanks for your insight Meido. You and I are saying the same thing, just coming from two different traditions. When I say “equipoise” [tib. mnyam bzhag] I mean samadhi infused with prajñā just as you describe. In the system I practice, Dzogchen, the path is likewise considered incomplete until equi...
by Meido
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen

Nice quotes. Another good one from Torei (currently in my sig): It is relatively easy to accomplish the important matter of insight into one’s true nature, but uncommonly difficult to function freely and clearly [according to this understanding], in motion and in rest, in good and in adverse circums...
by Meido
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kenshō the first Bhumi?
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: Kenshō the first Bhumi?

Do you mean that the paramitas are fulfilled at seeing the nature, or after eliminating all afflictions at the end of subsequent practice? The former does not make sense to me, while the latter option seems to mean that Zen proposes a parallel path, or maybe the same path in a different format. I m...
by Meido
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 3016

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

It is an accepted scheme in this sub forum. Yes, of course, but you were talking about someone wanting to practice Buddhadharma and comparing various traditions to determine a best choice. It would therefore seems reasonable to consider other schemes as well, no? The Zen one is somewhat different, ...
by Meido
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 3016

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

RE 3 kayas in Zen: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=14047

[note: there's a broken link within that old thread, the referenced resource is here: https://terebess.hu/zen/hakuin1.html#1]
by Meido
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kenshō the first Bhumi?
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: Kenshō the first Bhumi?

Could you be more specific here please? I mean, the descriptions of the path are like the Visuddhimagga, Yogacarabhumisastra, Abhisamayalamkara, or the various lamrim texts. The closest to those I know of are the works of Zongmi and Yongming, but even those are quite sketchy, relatively speaking. T...
by Meido
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kenshō the first Bhumi?
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: Kenshō the first Bhumi?

What you cannot find is any precise description of the path, like what you see in practically every other school. Of course you can. The Rinzai Zen path for one is extremely well defined. Try the writings of Shido Bunan, Hakuin, Torei, etc. to start. Crucial details to actualize the path are not fo...

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