Weekly teachings

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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

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 August 15. to Sunday, 2016 August 21.

Many times we want to get something from practice, but enlightenment means to lose everything – not to get anything. You don’t get anything, you lose everything. You have to be prepared for that. You have to be ready to really lose everything, to lose all illusions about yourself.

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

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2016 August 3. to Wednesday, 2016 August 10.

Our great grandteacher, Man Gong Sunim, was once asked, "Why don't more people practice Zen?" He said, "Everybody wants a good thing, but most people don't understand that when you get a good thing you also get a bad thing. If they understood that, then they would practice Zen."

Zen Master Man Gong (1871-1946)

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 July 25. to Sunday, 2016 July 31.

Zen Master Seung Sahn used to say that there are two kinds of work. Inside work and outside work. Inside work means keeping a non-moving mind and outside work means helping all beings. 

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2016 June 29. to Wednesday, 2016 July 6.

The Buddha saw a star and attained enlightenment. What kind of Buddhism was that?