Weekly teachings

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Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 December 5. to Monday, 2016 December 12.

Golden leaves scattered on the green grass, a slight crisp chill in the air, the sunlight moves lower in the sky, and yes once again autumn softly arrives.  That feeling that life is constantly in flux can never be avoided.

Jo Alma Potter Ji Do Poep Sa Nim is the guiding teacher for the Kwan Um Zen Centers in Vienna Austria, Palma de Mallorca Spain, Vrazne Czech Republic, and Kwan Um Zen Groups in Hungary.

Weekly teaching
Thursday, 2016 November 24. to Thursday, 2016 December 1.

I have been teaching Zen students on this mountain for almost forty years. Many people come to visit me thinking they are visiting a Zen Master but they only see my form body, the house where my true nature lives. They don’t see my true nature.

Zen Master Man Gong (1871-1946)

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 October 31. to Monday, 2016 November 7.

A long time ago in Korea, a famous Sutra Master named Dae Oh Sunim traveled to Hae In Sah Temple lecture on the Hua Yen Sutra. He concluded his week‘s teaching by stating,

"For forty-nine years, the Buddha taught only one word: ‘All things are created by mind alone."

Weekly teaching
Thursday, 2016 October 20. to Thursday, 2016 October 27.

Recently I heard a story about two wolves. In this story, a grandfather was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves.

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2016 October 12. to Wednesday, 2016 October 19.

In order to have a great vow to attain enlightenment and save all people from suffering, one has to understand suffering. Sometimes more suffering is necessary, that is sad but true. Once suffering has reached a saturation point, most humans urgently want to find a way out of this suffering.

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.

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2016 October 5. to Wednesday, 2016 October 12.

In Zen we talk a lot about life and death and sometimes we may take this literally. But life and death happen in this moment, right in front of our eyes. “Life and death” point to the never-ending appearance and disappearance of phenomena.

Weekly teaching
Thursday, 2016 September 29. to Thursday, 2016 October 6.

Buddha taught that the reason we suffer is because we don’t know what we really are—we’re ignorant of our true nature (another name for Zen mind). We are attached to our thinking. If we can just let go of our mistaken idea then we can return to what we already were, our Buddha nature.

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
Sunday, 2016 September 18. to Sunday, 2016 September 25.

In Lodz Zen Center I often hear from my co-practitioners about their meditation frustrations. My mind is almost never still and I’m trying so hard. Wha’s wrong? I feel this mantra stopped working for me. Should I try a new one? How can I make my meditation better?

Weekly teaching
Thursday, 2016 September 8. to Thursday, 2016 September 15.

This world is already complete before anything can be said about it. Then why do we have sutras and dharma talk and articles, such as the one you are reading now? It is only because we forget that we are already complete that we have all these words.

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2016 August 24. to Wednesday, 2016 August 31.

Muchak JDPSN (Dharma Master Namhee Chon) was born in 1960 in South Korea.  She holds a Master's degree in Philosophy and Sinology from the Free University of Berlin.  Before she met the teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1989 in Warsaw, she learned Yoga and meditation in India