Student Sharing

Not saying alive. Not saying dead

Su Bong Zen Monastery
28/10/2014

Not saying alive. Not saying dead

Today, we commemorate the 10th year since the passing of Zen Master Seung Sahn. I am sharing this kong-an with the great adepts gathered here today — please have a go at it. Zen Master Seung Sahn entered Nirvana ten years ago. His form body is long gone, but what about his Dharma body? Is it dead? Is it alive?

Feeling Is Thinking

Su Bong Zen Monastery
28/10/2014

Andrzej Stec JDPSN

One day in Korea, I was travelling with Dae Soen Sa Nim in the car. I said to him, "I want to go back to Poland." Dae Soen Sa Nim answered, "That's only your thinking." He made his point, that thinking is no good.

Habit of the Tongue

Su Bong Zen Monastery
28/10/2014

After I became a nun in Hwa Gye Sa Temple and practiced there for a year, a senior monk told me: "After the summer retreat, you will become Zen Master Seung Sahn's attendant." I was shocked to hear this because, to me, Dae Seon Sa Nim was high above — someone I could not get close to. I said: "I cannot be his attendant. I don't know anything." But the senior monk said: "No problem. You will be fine." On the first day, I went to Zen Master Seung Sahn's room and bowed to him. He was very enthusiastic and happy and said: "Don't worry, no problem. Just relax."

All Dharmas returns one

慧音
13/09/2014

This story is shared by our friend Lilian, who works as a Helper in Gak Su Temple for some years.

Coming, Going, No Hindrance -- Zen Master Su Bong's 20th Memorial Dharma Talk

Su Bong Zen Monastery
28/08/2014

Zen Master Su Bong's 20th Memorial Dharma Talk

This year is the 20th memorial of Zen Master Su Bong entering Nirvana. We held a Dharma Talk in his honor at the Leighton Hill Community Hall on July 17, 2014.

Fresh breeze with every step

Zen Master Dae Kwan
28/08/2014

The realm of Buddha is nothing but to wake up to here and now. How to do that? First is to keep our mind clear. For beginners, clear mind is very short. With constant practice, our clear mind grows wider and clearer, clear not only like a mirror but like space. This universe can embrace everything. It’s the same with our mind. Even when we have this clear, wide mind, many things are still going on…coming and going, enjoyment and suffering, favorable and disgusting… It is like how in the clear sky there are aeroplanes, birds, lightening and thunderstorm. We have to allow them — our emotions and situations — to appear and to manifest without holding on to them or running away from them. Everything happens according to its time and place. Nothing is an accident. If we have this attitude in life, then we can experience what is freedom without hindrance. And we can experience every step with a fresh breeze.

Mind to Mind - Don't let our True Nature get tainted

Zen Master Dae Kwan
28/08/2014

One student was negatively emotional with lots of anger. After practicing for a while, his character improved much, but still sometimes his karma controlled him. One day, he asked Sifu for advice.

心湖上的工程

Su Bong Zen Monastery
21/05/2014

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心湖上的工程

早兩天,跟一個我很敬重的長輩首次會晤,本來滿心期待的,因為他在我心中是一個滿有學識,有著豐富人生經歷的智者,又是我所重視的人的至親,為了這次見面,我想了很久,要怎樣表現才可以留下最佳的第一印象呢?

覺修寺新春供僧圍爐

Su Bong Zen Monastery
01/03/2014

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覺修寺新春供僧圍爐

適逢新春佳節,於覺修寺舉行一年一度的供僧圍爐。僧團四眾共同歡慶。當然,少不了為大家準備好的豐富火鍋及節目啦!當日法喜充滿的笑容與氛圍,處處皆是!

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