mettafuture wrote:Aside from your teacher, which Zen masters do you look to most for inspiration?
I often look to Bodhidharma, Rinzai Gigen, and Dogen Zenji.
Huseng wrote:The late Venerable Master Sheng Yen.
Recently I've been reading some of his works. He was a top notch scholar and at the same time a wise, innovative and strong leader.
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I wish I had had the chance to meet him before he passed away.
Not to derail the thread, but the center I attend in flushing is part of his DDM school, and a few years ago I had the amazing opportunity to attend a talk on his very last visit to the united states. The man had a palpable calming presence that you felt as soon as he went by. That may very well have been the most powerful experience of my life, it was that incredible.
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