What Am I Koan

What Am I Koan

“Do you have a Koan?” That was the first question Korean Zen Master, Venerable Hwasun Yangil Sunim asked me. I had heard about Koans before – mainly from books. I didn’t really think they were essential for Zen practice. But here I was, sitting...
Going for Refuge

Going for Refuge

The Buddha walked around a lot. He would go around from city, to village, to town – all over the countryside, making known the Dharma or truth that he had discovered. He didn’t read from a book – he spoke form his heart. He had an uncanny knack of...
What is Zen Chanting?

What is Zen Chanting?

Perceive Universal Sound This interview was first printed in The American Theosophist, May 1985 American Theosophist: What is Zen chanting? Zen Master Seung Sahn: Chanting is very important in our practice. We call it “chanting meditation.” Meditation...
Why We Chant

Why We Chant

One Sunday evening, after a Dharma talk at the International Zen Center of New York, a student asked Zen Master Seung Sahn, “Why do you chant? Isn’t sitting Zen enough?” Soensanim said, “This is a very important matter. We bow together, chant together, eat together,...
The Eightfold Path

The Eightfold Path

THE BUDDHA'S Eightfold Path The Eightfold Path However we’ve come to know about Buddhism we probably have a faint idea that the Buddhist teachings will lead an individual to find happiness via a Path or Way. The Buddha said that it was an ancient path that he...
Crazy Wisdom: Zen Stories to Inspire and Enlighten

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In this book you'll fnd some of my favourite Zen stories. 

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