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by reiun
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3523
Views: 436648

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by reiun
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3523
Views: 436648

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by reiun
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jack Cornfield
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Jack Cornfield

Jack Kornfield birthday:
July 16, 1945
by reiun
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3523
Views: 436648

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by reiun
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3523
Views: 436648

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by reiun
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3523
Views: 436648

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tkp67 wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:55 pm Rock and Roll Doctor ~ Little Feat
:twothumbsup:
by reiun
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Struggling with wanting someone to die
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Struggling with wanting someone to die

A family who became best friends of mine after moving into my old neighborhood, unbeknownst to them at first, bought a house where drugs had been sold and used. Worse, a murder had been committed in the front yard. Later learning of this, the mother and daughter lit incense and kinhin-ed (zen walkin...
by reiun
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: in defense
Replies: 63
Views: 4001

Re: in defense

The question was very simple and straight - Are zen teachers awakened? Isn't it? I gave the answer - NO. Then in the course of the discussion i gave the reason why I think NO. There were many yes/no other posts. In the meantime I got a few private massages, some pretty abusive. Probably I have offe...
by reiun
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 245
Views: 17072

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

When I did Mu, the whole universe was Mu. When I went to the toilet, the whole universe followed me to the toilet. Whatever I do, the whole universe does the same, no gap at all - when I shout "aaaah", the whole universe is just "aaaah" - no gap, no separation, just oneness. The whole universe is j...
by reiun
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 245
Views: 17072

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

this drama does not happen anymore, bottom dropping out - it comes from very old texts of Chinese masters who came over to Japan in Kamakura era. today it is much less dramatic, since the power of practice is very weak in comparison with the oldies. Today it is enough to have just some intuition an...
by reiun
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 245
Views: 17072

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

Especially under the circumstance when the student is in the room with the teacher, and the student passes Mu and has that "bottom drops out" moment, this drama does not happen anymore, bottom dropping out - it comes from very old texts of Chinese masters who came over to Japan in Kamakura era. tod...
by reiun
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 245
Views: 17072

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

LastLegend wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:06 pm Teacher is lazy. Then I personally can’t have such teacher because I am lazy.
Maybe try making a personal vow to address your weakness?
by reiun
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 245
Views: 17072

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

This is a question for Zen students (not Zen teachers nor about other traditions, only those that follow from Bodhidharma). Is it your understanding that all Zen teachers have had an awakening (commonly expressed in Zen as “seeing one’s true nature”) though to varying degrees? It’s my understanding...
by reiun
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3523
Views: 436648

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by reiun
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Zen/Attain True Self
Replies: 33
Views: 2482

Re: Zen/Attain True Self

What about a 5 minute meditation that has been called quiet observation? Just being aware of the mind and allowing it to be free during sitting. Surely that can't be too harmful? I am not a licensed professional, or a teacher, so I am not able to advise you. If you are concerned about your prescrip...
by reiun
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Zen/Attain True Self
Replies: 33
Views: 2482

Re: Zen/Attain True Self

Meido roshi's book is The Rinzai Zen Way. It has excellent instruction on how to do zazen. I just read the Emptiness thread discussion between you and Grigoris. He was most compassionate to reinforce med compliance. Also, looking inward may be problematic if you are carrying a diagnosis right now. P...
by reiun
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Zen/Attain True Self
Replies: 33
Views: 2482

Re: Zen/Attain True Self

boda wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:50 am
shanyin wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:07 am Can someone explain what one's true self is?
Realize emptiness, to put it simply.
Exactly. True self is Buddha nature, realized through kensho. Do zazen! And please try to find a teacher. (Here we have Meido roshi.)
by reiun
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Soto zen and problem of satori
Replies: 360
Views: 15962

Re: Soto zen and problem of satori

In dokusan when it was still practiced in soto zen in Japan, even while doing shikan taza one had to give answers to koans or difficult questions, which were used to penetrate depth of disciple's samadhi or realisation and it forced practitoners to work hard in zazen, giving their all to it. So nic...
by reiun
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Hara Tanzan
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Hara Tanzan

Hara Tanzan roshi (1819-1892) was a great zen master in the XIXth century. Abbot of Daiyuzan Saijoji, the third important soto zen monastery in Japan. He was famous for being the first teacher at Tokyo uni teaching Indian philosophy. In zen he was well known for publishing very detailed instruction...
by reiun
Sun May 31, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment
Replies: 16
Views: 2074

Re: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment

Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)

https://fpmt.org/centers/

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