Weekly teachings

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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.

Weekly teaching
Friday, 2014 November 14. to Monday, 2014 November 24.

In Christianity I believe the word gospel means good news.
What the good news in Buddhism is that everything is changing.
When westerners first heard that kind of teaching about impermanence and transiency, it was intepreted as a nihilistic and negative viewpoint.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2014 November 3. to Monday, 2014 November 10.

There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically. "Maybe," the farmer replied.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2014 October 27. to Monday, 2014 November 3.

Talking about opposite worlds or absolute world or complete world is an intellectual style where more explanation, more analysis becomes necessary. Zen only points to the moment world, the world of this moment.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2014 October 20. to Monday, 2014 October 27.

Great faith doesn't mean faith in something, or faith that things will turn out your way. Faith needs no object. It's living life in the way your foot meets the ground in walking. Your foot never wonders if the ground is there for it.
 

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2014 October 6. to Monday, 2014 October 13.

We come into this world empty-handed. What do we do in this world? Why did we come into this world? This body is an empty thing. What is the one thing that carries this body around? Where did it come from? You must understand that, you must find that.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2014 September 29. to Monday, 2014 October 6.

Shortly before Zen Master Seung Sahn passed away, he was giving a Dharma talk.
A student asked him, “How will we continue our practice after you die?”
Zen Master Seung Sahn answered:

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2014 September 15. to Sunday, 2014 September 21.

The truth is, we don’t know what happens when we die. The Buddhist teaching about death can be helpful in that it gives us a good feeling, some sense of comfort in this mystery.