a contentious time when everything seems unreliable where everything is up for grabs Ming Zhen Shakya offers us an opportunity to practice the pull for this and the push for that. She goads us, lures us, all the time getting ready to pull the rug out from under our beliefs and opinions. At the edge of thinking something is right or wrong she goes beyond and leaves us up in the air….uncomfortable, in the lap of the Zen Buddhism. FREE E- BOOK
Essays by Ming Zhen Shakya
We’re all certain that we’re immune to the contagion of disastrous conviction, that we’ll never be vulnerable to a belief that is too foolish… Read More »KUDZU, BLACK PEARLS, AND DANGEROUS BELIEFS – Part 2 by Ming Zhen Shakya
Belief, being as contagious as a virus and often just as deadly, can put a teacher in the uncomfortable position of being both its vector… Read More »KUDZU, BLACK PEARLS, AND DANGEROUS BELIEFS – Part 1 by Ming Zhen Shakya
An inspiring elucidation of two masterpiece’s by Shi Ke. Ming Zhen helps us see beyond the obvious in Master Shi Ke’s figure painting into the spiritual magnificence of Shi Ke’s depiction of the Nirvanic Void, A must read!
FREE E-BOOK Alchemical Detachment & Integration by Ming Zhen Shakya
As you read this final part of a three part explanation by Ming Zhen Shakya keep it mind that it is all model and metaphor and not to be taken literally.
And now if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant. I know not what more to say and not transgress the Silence of Pythagoras.”… Read More »ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION Part 2 by Ming Zhen Shakya
I felt an overwhelming sense of power – like God must feel when he’s carrying a gun.” — H. J. Simpson’s apology upon being… Read More »ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION – Part 1 by Ming Zhen Shakya
The Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun will now begin to offer FREE E-Books. This e-book, WORK: Karma Yoga is a must read and it was written by our dear master, Ming Zhen Shakya. In offering this E-Book, we hope that it is beneficial to your spiritual path.
Because they regard themselves as intellectuals who cannot countenance things unscientific, atheists mock rituals they do not understand. In Theophagy: The Communion Ritual, our dear late teacher, Ming Zhen Shakya examines this religious practice.
This is a MUST read for any devoted spiritual seeker. It touches on the action and actions of Zen that is practical and potent. Hope you take the time to read it.