Weekly teachings

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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.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2014 September 8. to Sunday, 2014 September 14.

Everything in this world – the sun, the moon, the stars, mountain, rivers, and trees – everything is constantly moving. But there is one thing that never moves. It never comes or goes. It is never born and it never dies. What is this not-moving thing? Can you tell me?