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Category: Essays 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.
“Detachment and Selling Heaven” is a memorable essay by Ming Zhen Shakya….it resounds on many levels like the sound of a gong being struck. Her exquisite understanding of the Irish tenor who is seemlingly forever drowning himself in sentiment, leaving many to go the grave soaking wet and her brilliant understanding of the attachment involved and the well-placed observance of the poems, especially McCormack’s, The Portrait.
Well worth the read!
Do you wonder what Buddhist charity is? Or charity itself? Ming Zhen uses an old, familiar Christian story to help us understand.
While it is wonderful to hear, “I love you,” there’s nothing quite like having someone tell you, “You changed my life.” J.J. Virgin
This essay of our dear Ming Zhen Shakya was the first essay I read by her….and believe me when I tell you, IT changed my life. Lao Yue Shakya
Our Dear Ming Zhen reminds us of the loss of Wisdom in her discovery of holy communion on the moon. Where is Wisdom? Spirituality? Today….in an ever-increasing division when news is ‘fake’ and truth is undermined would she still say bring Wisdom back?
Ming Zhen Shakya in her essay “Connections” touches on the difference between the lower rungs of religion and the ecstatic pitch of spirituality. A helpful distinction for those on the path. You’ll be surprised by what she shares with us.
Ming Zhen Shakya gave this Dharma talk on heaven and hell in 1996…..over 20 years ago. It stands the test of time.
Częstokroć bywa tak, że nasze prywatne cele urastają w naszych głowach do takich rozmiarów, że przestajemy postrzegać rzeczywistość poprawnie, lub też przestajemy ją w ogóle zauważać – a to prowadzi już tylko prostą drogą do poważnych problemów. Tak bowiem jak kierowca prowadzący pojazd musi być jak najbardziej świadomy otoczenia, aby uniknąć wypadku, tak i każdy z nas powinien pozostać przytomny i świadomy otoczenia, aby uniknąć „wypadku życiowego”. Poniższa przypowieść Ming Zhen wspaniale obrazuje tę prawdę.
What have you tried? What drives your practice? These two questions underly Ming Zhen’s tale of Kanin. He exemplifies some of the struggle with pride and greed which turns into debilitating anger. Find out what happens to him in Ming Zhen’s White Birds.