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Introduction to Nienfo/Nembutsu Zen by Fashi Yao Xin Shakya

Introduction to Nienfo/Nembutsu Zen by Fashi Yao Xin Shakya

  Nienfo Chan/Nembutsu Zen is the most common practice taught in China to enter the gateless gate of Zen. It consists “simply” in the recitation of a sacred or symbolic name, such as the name of a Buddha or a mantra. Such a practice is a popular form of devotion for simple and helpless people […]

The Basics of the Hua T’ou Method

The Basics of the Hua T’ou Method

    This is an ancient method used in Chan practice. It is a question asked over and over again and in all circumstances, such as “Who am I?” The question, if done with sincerity, generates doubt and shifts the mind away from selfish mind content. Let us say, as an example, we are in […]

3 Minute PLUS Videos

3 Minute PLUS Videos

   Attention! Attention! Attention!   In this 3 Minute PLUS video Lao di Zhi links the importance of Attention to the 95th Psalm and Hebrews 3:15 with the sewing of a quilt. As many know, it is one stitch at a time, over and over again bringing together the threads of the mind.     […]

Karma Yoga: A Practice of Humility at the Kitchen Altar Called the Sink by Fashi Lao Yue

Karma Yoga: A Practice of Humility at the Kitchen Altar Called the Sink by Fashi Lao Yue

Every time we act, we practice and we cannot help but act which means we are always practicing. This realization is priceless for the spiritual adept. Everything becomes worship and we become devotees adoring the Divine morning, noon, and night. Let me offer an example. In our household we wash the dishes by hand in […]

Get out! Get out! by Fashi Lao Yue

Get out! Get out! by Fashi Lao Yue

Karma Yoga: Get Out! Get Out! By Fashi Lao Yue Xiang Shakya 合作智慧 Hézuò zhìhuì Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” —The New Testament The mind is covered with dust; the dust of the concerns of […]

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