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Basics of Nienfo Chan/Nembutsu Zen & Traceless Mind

Basics of Nienfo Chan/Nembutsu Zen & Traceless Mind

    Nienfo Chan/Nembutsu Zen is the practice most commonly 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 could be seen as a popular form of devotion for […]

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 […]

Work: Karma Yoga by Ming Zhen Shakya

Work: Karma Yoga by Ming Zhen Shakya

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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. […]

Householder’s Self-Awareness

Householder’s Self-Awareness

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Trends

Trends

  I read this morning that the early Christian church took on the laws and structures of the Roman state. It was when persecutions of Christians ceased and mandatory affiliation as a Christian became the norm. It was an ancient trend. Trends are nothing new, groups form and share what is attractive or fashionable and […]

Mu…It’s Mine!

Mu…It’s Mine!

“The storyteller’s claim, I believe, is that life has meaning—that the things that happen to people happen not just by accident like leaves being blown off a tree by the wind but that there is order and purpose deep down behind them or inside them and that they are leading us not just anywhere but […]

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