From time immemorial students have sought out a spiritual adept for direction. In today’s question, a student wanted to know the most sought after sutras in a Chan practice. Our master, Fa Shi Yao Xin Shakya answers in a most Zen manner. See for yourself.
Category: Essays by Yao Xin Shakya
When discussing what a “master” is or can be in our tradition with Yao Xiang Shakya, in preparation before her Master Transmission, she said “I feel being a master is sinking further into the mud so the lotus may rise higher”.
For the beginner on the Zen path…..Fa Shi Yao Xin Shakya captures the essence of how we take the first step on the path to liberation and to knowing our Buddha nature.
As a Dharma heir to Ming Zhen Shakya I feel it is imperative of me to share her work with others. Since she is no longer with us in body and mind making her unavailable to speak with you I thought it might be helpful to offer some comments on how to read and listen and sit under the golden waterfall of her offerings. This essay is a brief, very brief approach on one way to soak in Ming Zhen’s Dharma offering. May the Dharma bless you as it has me and many, many others.
Cette semaine pas de temps a perdre! Qian Xin et Yao Xin Shakya vous partagent cette cinquième histoire Zen. Encore une fois, le Bouddha Shakyamuni cherche a nous amener sur l’autre rive… saurons nous prendre le temps de l’écouter?
La vrai compassion ne prend pas toujours la forme a laquelle on s’attend. Qian Xin et Yao Xin Shakya nous invitent a voir au-delà de la gentillesse.
C’est a vivre en accord avec notre vrai nature que nous invite cette histoire Zen. Qian Xin et Yao Xin Shakya nous proposent aujourd’hui de regarder la rivière s’écouler aux côtés d’un saint-homme.
Et si nous pouvions vivre nos vies sans constamment attaquer ou se défendre ? Dans «La barque vide ” Qian Fa et Yao Xin Shakya nous invitent à méditer sur une vieille histoire taoïste
Lasik or Cochlear implants, people are now offered corrections to old disabilities. Some do not want to avail themselves of these new solutions. Grandmaster Yao Xin reveals how he reached his own decision, a valuable guide to others who are considering such procedures.
In this final section of his paternal experience, Da Shi Yao Xin changes a diaper for the first time and finds in the experience a happy connection to Zen’s ancient monastic practice of using the Shit Stick.
Deliverance Day finally arrives for Da Shi Yao Xin. In Part V, A Tiger in the Belgian Forest, he tells us how it feels to suddenly become the dad of an adorable tiger cub, a.k.a. his son Eliott.
In Part 4 of “A Father’s Birth” Da Shi Yao Xin finally survives all those pre-natal crises and samples the reality of the moment.