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by dzogchungpa
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Sex Taboo's & applying Christianized thinking in Western Zen
Replies: 299
Views: 38568

Re: Sex Taboo's & applying Christianized thinking in Western

So, to sum up, "Move along, nothing to see here." Got it.
by dzogchungpa
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

As has been pointed out by commentators, these stories tend to gather media attention like a plane crash, which causes us to ignore the hundreds of thousands of safe landing each year which garner no attention... If you are referring to this: http://sweepingzen.com/sit-a-long-with-jundo-safe-landin...
by dzogchungpa
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

@tigerdown Going back to the OP, I don't think Conze had Zen sex scandals in mind when he wrote that, since I don't think there were any at that time. For me the sex scandals and the reactions to them are more like symptoms. I posted the link to the NYT article because it came out and seemed relevant.
by dzogchungpa
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

@Astus Your post seemed to imply that there is a kind of symmetry as far as guilt or blame is concerned between the teacher and his disciples in this case. Is that what you meant? That was my intention, yes. Although we can say that the teacher is the one who misbehaved and took advantage of his st...
by dzogchungpa
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

@Astus Your post seemed to imply that there is a kind of symmetry as far as guilt or blame is concerned between the teacher and his disciples in this case.
Is that what you meant?
by dzogchungpa
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

Astus wrote:... the disciples are guilty of being ignorants.
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/di ... try/guilty
by dzogchungpa
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Scholar Paul Williams Conversion to Catholicism
Replies: 85
Views: 14251

Re: Buddhist Scholar Paul Williams Conversion to Catholicism

... he feels that Buddhism doesn't adequately answer the question "Why is there something rather than nothing?" That is indeed the most fundamental question of life. Perhaps the reason some here are still musing about Mr. Williams is that they haven't answered it yet to their own satisfaction. From...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

So no, I don't think "mistake" is adequate (although the OED definition is more adequate than the yahoo definition you cite). There is no "right word." OK, you're off the hook, but for the record, the yahoo site uses the American Heritage Dictionary which is an absolutely first rate dictionary of A...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

Astus wrote:To give my personal favourites: Jeff Shore, Anzan Hoshin and Shohaku Okumura (who is Japanese but has a community in Indiana and speaks English).
OK, thanks, I will check them out.
by dzogchungpa
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

Huifeng wrote:I recall a discussion ...
Ah, so there really was a volume III, very interesting, thank you. It's kind of sad that it's not available, I'm sure it was a real page-turner.
by dzogchungpa
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

@Jikan
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/di ... ry/mistake
http://tinyurl.com/d8wekdn
If you think 'mistake' or '**ck up' are the right words to use here, fine. I don't think so.
by dzogchungpa
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 26504

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

@tigerdown
Frankly, I think it's laughable to compare Bozo, I mean Jundo, to Trungpa.
by dzogchungpa
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

@jeeprs Well, as I said, I don't think there really was a volume III, but who knows? I always enjoy Conze's writing, and I found his memoirs almost unputdownable.
by dzogchungpa
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

jeeprs wrote:I have read his memoirs but never seen a published copy. The copy I read was photocopied and ring-bound in the Adyar Library.
Volumes I and II are available online. Are you saying that you read volume III also?
by dzogchungpa
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

Huifeng wrote:vol. III being so vile it never made it to print...).

~~ Huifeng
Was there really a vol. III do you think? I always assumed that was just a joke.
by dzogchungpa
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

jeeprs wrote:Furthermore the quality and standard of debate on ZFI is just as good as on this forum.
:lol:
by dzogchungpa
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

Re: American "Zen"

Jikan wrote:It does not take much time to find many examples of mistakes made by Zen practitioners (and teachers) in North America.
Mistakes? If you are implying that Sasaki and his enablers merely made some mistakes, I find that a bit curious.
by dzogchungpa
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: American "Zen"
Replies: 169
Views: 25968

American "Zen"

When pondering the state of American "Zen", the following passage from Conze's "Recent Progress in Buddhist Studies" often comes to mind: Zen was designed to operate within emptiness. When coming West it is transferred into a vacuum. Let us just recollect what Zen took for granted, as its antecedent...

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