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Seeking Zen Monk Teacher - former Theravadan Practitioner

Postby ndangelo » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:40 pm

Hello All,

I am looking for a Zen Mon/Teacher (It seems titles vary in Zen?) to correspond with via email. I move so much that it's hard to stay with a particular school.
Here's my background.

I've taken 8 Precepts for the Theravadan tradition. But have yet to take Jukai.

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Here's a little intro on my background....

I have studied various forms of Buddhism in my life. I took my
Precepts in the Chinese Theravada tradition – I still keep in touch
with a Bhikkhu who travels up and down the east coast of the US. We
trade notes discussing suttas translated by Bhikkhu Bohdi.

I also studied periodically at the Cambridge Zen Center in Cambridge,
MA. When I meditate I always do so in the Zen manner. While Vipassanā
has many merits I am much more drawn to – the Zen method of meditation
and study.

Lately I have been exploring Mahayana texts. Specifically, ones that
are valued greatly by Zen. I have participated in the chanting of the
Heart Sutra (Via the Korean Kean School in Cambridge). I'm now in the process of reading many of the
commentaries on it.

Some of the books I have read are "In the Buddha's Words, An Anthology
of Discourses on the Pali Canon." the "The Dhammapada.", "The Compass
of Zen" and "Zen Mind, Beginners Mind".

I have begun practicing Zen with a group in my local town but it's a "Satellite" group linked to another
school, however these don't always last. (Just my experience.)

In a nutshell. If a Zen Monk/Teacher has the time I would love to build a teacher/student relationship with.

In Metta,

Nick
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Re: Seeking Zen Monk Teacher - former Theravadan Practitioner

Postby purple rose » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:09 pm

Hi Nick, :smile:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel.

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Re: Seeking Zen Monk Teacher - former Theravadan Practitioner

Postby Mr. G » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:10 pm

Welcome Nick. If you need assistance finding a center by you, I'm sure we can help.
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
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Re: Seeking Zen Monk Teacher - former Theravadan Practitioner

Postby ndangelo » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:16 pm

Thank you all. :) I have a teacher where i currently live. I just move a lot so I was hoping to find a teacher online.

In Metta,

Nick
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Re: Seeking Zen Monk Teacher - former Theravadan Practitioner

Postby Huifeng » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:49 am

ndangelo wrote:Hello All,

I am looking for a Zen Mon/Teacher (It seems titles vary in Zen?) to correspond with via email. I move so much that it's hard to stay with a particular school.
Here's my background.

I've taken 8 Precepts for the Theravadan tradition. But have yet to take Jukai.

-----------------------------------------------

Here's a little intro on my background....

I have studied various forms of Buddhism in my life. I took my
Precepts in the Chinese Theravada tradition – I still keep in touch
with a Bhikkhu who travels up and down the east coast of the US. We
trade notes discussing suttas translated by Bhikkhu Bohdi.

I also studied periodically at the Cambridge Zen Center in Cambridge,
MA. When I meditate I always do so in the Zen manner. While Vipassanā
has many merits I am much more drawn to – the Zen method of meditation
and study.

Lately I have been exploring Mahayana texts. Specifically, ones that
are valued greatly by Zen. I have participated in the chanting of the
Heart Sutra (Via the Korean Kean School in Cambridge). I'm now in the process of reading many of the
commentaries on it.

Some of the books I have read are "In the Buddha's Words, An Anthology
of Discourses on the Pali Canon." the "The Dhammapada.", "The Compass
of Zen" and "Zen Mind, Beginners Mind".

I have begun practicing Zen with a group in my local town but it's a "Satellite" group linked to another
school, however these don't always last. (Just my experience.)

In a nutshell. If a Zen Monk/Teacher has the time I would love to build a teacher/student relationship with.

In Metta,

Nick


Are you looking for someone from the Japanese Zen tradition, or from the Chinese (Chan) tradition?

~~ Huifeng
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Re: Seeking Zen Monk Teacher - former Theravadan Practitioner

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:59 am

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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