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by floating_abu
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8529

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

You discredit me based on being an internet source and opinion but use the sources and opinions of others who are equally knowable to validate your own views. I kindly ask that if you have time to read other's blogs about their practice, then discuss their flaws and make judgements to discredit ano...
by floating_abu
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8529

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

I don't know anything about Zen, but doesn't it seem like a bunch of serious students trying to find their way forward after their main lineage holder Eido Shimano repeatedly disgraced himself? They are in a difficult position. They would be better to go back to practicing with a real teacher, than...
by floating_abu
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8529

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

And more from this clarifying piece: I had been hearing mention of Jun Po Roshi a few times around the Boulder Integral community, but the first time I encountered him was at the live filming of one of Stuart Davis' Sex, God, Rock N' Roll episodes where Jun Po was to be the featured guest. Within th...
by floating_abu
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8529

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

Hi Abu, Thanks Abu, I do try to find a clear place in my heart for each person's practice and approach. Since some of these people live in my Chinese medicine practitioner's community and I work with them...to foster anything but would only bring me inner grief and conflict. Your opinions are inter...
by floating_abu
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 22
Views: 3391

Re: Hello!

:namaste:
by floating_abu
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Differencies about the theravab and the mayahanabu in person
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Differencies about the theravab and the mayahanabu in person

If you are interested in Buddhism pick a practice and practice it.

The theoretical differences will fall by the wayside IF you choose to practice.

Well wishes
Abu
by floating_abu
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do I find a teacher?
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: How do I find a teacher?

Zen centres of the world directory

Buddhanet Directory

Heartfelt prayers can also help.

Best wishes,

Abu
by floating_abu
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8529

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

Hi Lance, I am happy you have found a clear place in your heart for Mondo Zen (TM) and I wish you and the group every success. My posts addressed the impressions I read from your post and they stand because they relate to Buddhism, and how you presented Mondo Zen as offering something comparative, a...
by floating_abu
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Anxiety meds
Replies: 19
Views: 5539

Re: Anxiety meds

Please take advice from your therapists/doctors as well: this is just a general internet forum so we are not so well qualified in all cases to give advice of this nature.
by floating_abu
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8529

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

quoted from lance's blog: Check for yourself. Look past the language of advertising. You are sitting with creativity and freedom right now and no one can give it to you or take it away. You choose how to live this moment. This is good advice. I think it is very much in the spirit of Abu's posts in ...
by floating_abu
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8529

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

Hi Lance - just quickly: (Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (TM)) seemed very authentic in trying to present a Buddhism that was relevant to the community it was serving at that time. An emphasis on 'embodying the experience' in daily life rather than deifying/worshiping Buddha/Dharma. 1) Genuine practitioner...
by floating_abu
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from small town Saskatchewan
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Welcome Stephen
by floating_abu
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: questions about fear and "advancement"
Replies: 21
Views: 3254

Re: questions about fear and "advancement"

So without going into my own history to much, I've only recently started getting more serious about meditation after a long period of very sporadic practice, and found (I think) a new Sangha that will be a nice home. This experience lit a fire under me to create my own space and meditate daily. I d...
by floating_abu
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8529

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

Thankyou for clarifying, Jinzang, My post stands as my viewpoint indeed.

Abu
by floating_abu
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How exactly does meditation work?
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: How exactly does meditation work?

Meditation furthers .
by floating_abu
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)
Replies: 56
Views: 8529

Re: Mondo Zen, Integral Zen (tm)

Thanks, my post stands.

Best wishes,
Abu
by floating_abu
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Breaking the Ego and arrogance
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

Re: Breaking the Ego and arrogance

I know I still have an ego, sometimes too big. I was told I was an arrogant person yesterday, I asked a few who knew me if I was. They said once in a while. These are things I need to overcome and am asking advise from my friends here. :namaste: The Buddha laid out the Eightfold Path for this. As A...
by floating_abu
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to get rid of clinging to self
Replies: 23
Views: 3242

Re: How to get rid of clinging to self

Just thinking about this, not to long ago I read A Profound Mind by HHDL. The bits of emptiness/not self are especially good, and really gave me an understanding I did not have before, in pretty clear language. Something to work with in meditation made clearer. I hate to do something as banal as re...
by floating_abu
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to get rid of clinging to self
Replies: 23
Views: 3242

Re: How to get rid of clinging to self

How exactly is the concept of I an illusion?I can understand that there is no self set in stone but there is still technically a being called Red Faced Buddha.My major problem is my fear of impermanence and anatman. These questions are common for a beginner. Practice furthers. Practice can give you...
by floating_abu
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to get rid of clinging to self
Replies: 23
Views: 3242

Re: How to get rid of clinging to self

Jnana wrote:The same way you get to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice.
Second vote.

Persistence, inquiry and doubt.

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