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Essays by Ming Zhen Shakya
This piece, although written in 2003, is quite up-to-date on what happens when protests become terror and when breaking the rules of law and order enter as trickery and outrageous. Our dear teacher, the late Ming Zhen uplifts us to remember the more things change the more they remain the same…to some degree or another. It’s worth reading!
Homage to Ming Zhen Shakya, our founder and late beloved teacher.
Om namo guru dev namo.
Welcome to this wonderful, iconic essay of our late teacher Ming Zhen Shakya. Many may know this article was published on the Chinese Buddhist website… Read More »A Religion Called Zen Buddhism by Ming Zhen Shakya
It seems fitting that during the week the President of the United States was impeached by the House of representatives, that we return to Ming Zhen’s essay on The Habit of Seeking Truth. A few read throughs might enliven you to several periods of self-examination on what your personal duty is right in the middle of the life you live. It’s my hope, anyway. Enjoy!
I had never heard the entire poem. I had heard only the opening line which Fa Shi (Gisho Senderovich) had recited in the course of… Read More »ON FA SHI’S “I’VE COME TO SEE THE PIGEONS RIDE”by Ming Zhen Shakya
Magnificent! There is no other word to describe this work.
What is true is Real. The Real World is defined as that which is unconditional, universal, immutable, and eternal. Eternal is to be outside of time; and this can occur only in the “ego-absent” immediate moment. Our dear Ming Zhen is worth reading again and again – since we tend towards block-headedness – a follow-up post comes next on the Noble Truth of Suffering.
There is a Zen story that needs telling here: A Zen master had become famous for the special tea he brewed, and another master, having… Read More »SHOOTING YOURSELF IN THE FOOT: SAGAN, ASIMOV, AND MICHIO KAKU by Ming Zhen Shakya