Weekly teachings

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Weekly teaching
Friday, 2015 May 29. to Monday, 2015 June 8.

Student: It is very difficult to practice without expectation. Because we are putting in all the energy and time and… So how to do it?

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

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2015 May 18. to Monday, 2015 May 25.

Question: How does Zen practicing take away karma?

Weekly teaching
Tuesday, 2015 May 12. to Monday, 2015 May 18.

The following talk was given at the Opening Ceremony for Kwan Lin Chan Lin Zen Meditation Centre in Singapore, on September 25, 2012.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2015 May 4. to Monday, 2015 May 11.

Everybody worries about death. When we were young, our first worry was – what shall we do when our parents die? We human beings worry about that. And children worry: “How will I feel? What shall I do? Who will take care of me?” Many kinds.

Zen Master Su Bong was born on January 7, 1943 in North Kona, Hawaii. His mother was of Korean descent, and his father was of Chinese Hakka origin.
Weekly teaching
Monday, 2015 April 27. to Monday, 2015 May 4.

We understand many things about this world, but we don't understand ourselves. So why do human beings come into this world? Why do we live in this world? For love? For money? For respect or fame? Do you live for your wife, husband, or children? Why do you live in this world?

Weekly teaching
Sunday, 2015 April 19. to Monday, 2015 April 27.

We understand many things about this world, but we don't understand ourselves. So why do human beings come into this world? Why do we live in this world? For love? For money? For respect or fame? Do you live for your wife, husband, or children? Why do you live in this world?

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2015 April 13. to Monday, 2015 April 20.

The Ancestral Teacher’s coming from the West only means that winter is cold and summer is hot, night is dark and day is light.

Weekly teaching
Thursday, 2015 April 2. to Tuesday, 2015 April 7.

You and I are also living in a dream. It might be a happy dream or a sad one, a prosperous dream or a poor dream; it might be a selfish dream or a selfless dream. Maybe we are having a Zen dream or a “practicing in order to help all beings” dream.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2015 March 23. to Monday, 2015 March 30.

There is a very beautiful forest at Providence Zen Center. It’s a deciduous forest, a very high-class, ecologically advanced forest. In a deciduous forest about seventy to eighty percent of the energy comes from its own dead matter – the leaves and trees that fall and rot over a period of years.

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
Monday, 2015 March 2. to Monday, 2015 March 9.

Many people who heard what the Buddha said thinks its a good idea. And if you are like me or like them you probably spent some time studying what the Buddha said. You might even understand what it says when you read it. Unfortunately that isn’t going to help you.

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.