This short piece is for all those who need a review or a new beginning with their practice. It is a lesson we often overlook – especially when we find ourselves confused and restless. It’s a brief piece that presses you to ask “where do I begin?” over and over again. It asks you to review and examine where you are and make a commitment – to embrace a path and follow it with surety of purpose as our dear one Hui Neng is alleged to have done.
Author: Yao Xiang Shakya
“The need begins with the man drinking saki; but soon the saki is drinking the saki; and finally the saki […]
Although enlightenment is sudden and strikes without warning there are preliminary strikes along the path that give us a glimpse at the absolute. The glimpse encourages us to continue the work knowing that encountering the absolute is not yet enlightenment. Lao Huo Shakya’s experience is an encouraging glimpse.
Jazz fans – this is for you!!!!
The five act opera, L’Amour de Loin (Love from Afar) composed by Kaija Saariaho, received its world premiere performance […]
Don’t Look Back The past is already past. Don’t try to regain it. Don’t think there […]
Holiday Message The Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun is happy to announce that on this month of November 2018, […]
Winter 2018 – Holiday Message from Old Earth Wisdom Duty: assuming all tasks can betray arrogance. The idea […]
We are happy to announce that on this rich month of November, we had the chance to […]
A FREE E-Book by Ming Zhen Shakya – Surprising. Clear. Worth reading.
Ming Zhen makes it clear that Zen is a mystical practice. She offers us a short, penetrating and even historical explanation on the practice of Zen. Includes why Christians are interested – a definition of samsara and nirvana – and a “how to” meditate.
Watch out for the poop!
These alarm words came into my head about three-quarters of the way down the path to the gate. Annoying…just one more thing to pay attention to…I’ve got two full trash bags…heavy and banging up against the fence…I may have already stepped in the poop…
What does it mean to love one’s neighbor? To love one’s neighbor means, while remaining within the earthly […]