Weekly teachings

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Weekly teaching
Thursday, 2018 September 20. to Thursday, 2018 September 27.

Zen Master Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter) received inka in 1992 and transmission in 2006.

Weekly teaching
  • Zen Master Seung Sahn
Thursday, 2018 August 16. to Thursday, 2018 August 23.

Originally, everything is very simple, very harmonious. Only when „I” appears do things get complicated and suffering begins.

When „I” disappears, this whole world is yours.

When „I”appears, you lose this world.

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2018 August 1. to Wednesday, 2018 August 8.

If your center is not strong then emotion controls you. Your emotions will control you, also other people’s emotions will control you.

Zen Master Dae Bong, a Zen monk, received dharma transmission in April 1999. He began practicing with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1977 and became a monk in 1984. Before studying Zen, he worked as a counselor in a hospital and as a welder in a shipyard.

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2018 June 20. to Wednesday, 2018 June 27.

Question: How do you become a good Buddhist?

Zen Master Dae Kwang has been a monk since 1987 and received transmission in 1996. He is the guiding teacher Zen centers in Wisconsin and Mexico. Zen Master Dae Kwang has traveled widely, leading retreats throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including 90-day retreats in Korea.
Weekly teaching
Saturday, 2018 April 14. to Saturday, 2018 April 21.

A skillful carpenter can use any tree in his work. Good and bad do not matter.

If good things come, you must know their proper use; if bad things come, you must also know how to use them correctly.

Weekly teaching
  • Buddha
Wednesday, 2018 March 21. to Wednesday, 2018 March 28.

Zen Master Wu Kwang: If you look at what we do in formal Zen meditation, for example—besides the fact we sit in a particular way and become still—we essentially don’t try to get rid of any thought or state of mind or any particular feeling.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2018 January 22. to Monday, 2018 January 29.

A group of social psychology professors from different universities in China visited Zen Master Dae Kwan. They asked many questions about practice.

Weekly teaching
Thursday, 2017 December 21. to Thursday, 2017 December 28.

Buddhism has a very radical teaching: there's no process, there's only this moment. You're always in the moment, but you think you aren't. That's all. Tell me the truth, does anybody ever have the past? If you can bring me even one molecule of it, you'll win the Nobel Prize in physics.

Zen Master Dae Kwang has been a monk since 1987 and received transmission in 1996. He is the guiding teacher Zen centers in Wisconsin and Mexico. Zen Master Dae Kwang has traveled widely, leading retreats throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including 90-day retreats in Korea.
Weekly teaching
  • Practicing With "What Am I?"
Monday, 2017 October 30. to Monday, 2017 November 6.

Student: What is the relationship between asking “What am I?” and the flow of thoughts, perceptions, etc.? For example, do you address the question to particular thoughts, pains in the knee when sitting, etc.? When a thought comes, do you ask whom this thought is coming to?

Weekly teaching
Friday, 2017 September 8. to Friday, 2017 September 15.

Open the gift. Inside is only don’t know. Such an expensive gift, and yet few will accept it. Accepting it means abandoning the familiar, and that can be terrifying. And yet, not knowing is very familiar territory for us all, a place where we can be empowered.

Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes) is the School Zen Master and Guiding Dharma Teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen. She received dharma transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn on October 10, 1992.