Weekly teachings

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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.
Weekly teaching
Monday, 2015 February 16. to Monday, 2015 February 23.

If you want enlightenment, this enlightenment is far, far away. If you don’t want enlightenment, you can see, you can hear, you can smell, everything is enlightenment.

Weekly teaching
Sunday, 2015 February 1. to Monday, 2015 February 9.

So that is the great question. What are we before we made up everything else? You know the monologue that has been playing in your head. We are always editing it, revising it, making up a story of who we are.

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2015 January 14. to Monday, 2015 January 19.

Human life has no meaning, no reason and no choice, but we have our practice to help us understand our true self. Then, we can change no meaning to Great Meaning, which means Great Love. We can change no reason to Great Reason, which means Great Compassion.

Weekly teaching
Sunday, 2015 January 4. to Monday, 2015 January 12.

Your family doesn't like you practicing Buddhism, many people have that situation. Why is that? Because they love you. All human beings want to protect the people they love. Because all human beings have an idea of what is correct life and what is good for their family and their children.

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
Wednesday, 2014 December 17. to Tuesday, 2014 December 23.

Zen is very simple… What are you?

Weekly teaching
Sunday, 2014 November 30. to Sunday, 2014 December 7.

The following exchange took place in an interview with Zen Master Wu Bong during a retreat in Norway.