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Work: Karma Yoga

Work: Karma Yoga

  Karma Yoga: The Active Practice of Zen[1]By Ming Zhen Shakya Revised, Remixed, Edited by Lao Di Zhi Shakya, 2017   Introduction Our Zen program is not separate from our work. We do not have to postpone or forfeit an activity to go and sit on a cushion or whirl in dance or pore over […]

Welcome Our New Dharma Teacher, Lao Di Zhi Shakya

Welcome Our New Dharma Teacher, Lao Di Zhi Shakya

Lao Di Zhi Shakya The Order of Hsu Yun and A Single Thread Contemplative Order of Hsu Yun are delighted to announce the ordination of Lao Di Zhi Shakya, Old Earth Wisdom She received full Zen priest ordination as a Dharma Teacher in the Linji/Yunmen Zen Lineage of the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun, […]

Detachment and McCormack’s “Selling Heaven”

Detachment and McCormack’s “Selling Heaven”

  Perhaps because so few can bring themselves to swap sentimental attachment to their well-mapped landscape for the terra incognita of Detachment – or as it is more commonly called, Holy Indifference, or Ego Death, it will be interesting to see how McCormack uses his Zen acquired insights to cross that border. Detachment first requires […]

God Swims in Shallow Waters

To know with words may keep the truth hidden. Let go of your words. You once stretched forth your hand In the light of a nearby window And announced the presence of God. I marveled, but was unable to grasp. In this morning’s early light, I finally did, When the sun, wind, water, and earth […]

The Ox by Fashi Lao yue

The Ox by Fashi Lao yue

In the first yoga sutra of Patanjali we find a necessary instruction for the spiritual aspirant. It is simple and clear. This is the beginning of instruction in yoga. Patanjali That’s how it starts. And what is this beginning of yoga, it is to learn and practice a spiritual method to unite with the Godhead. […]

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