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...
Dropping Ashes on the Buddha

Dropping Ashes on the Buddha

“Someone comes to the Zen centre smoking a cigarette. He blows smoke in the Buddha’s face and drops ashes on the Buddha’s head.” If you’re standing there what can you do? The abbot comes running in. “You are crazy! Why are you dropping ashes on the Buddha?” But the...
Just Seeing is Buddha Nature

Just Seeing is Buddha Nature

If you want to understand the realm of Buddha, Keep a mind which is clear like space. So, let all thinking and all external desires fall far away. Let your mind go anyplace, with no hindrance.  Then what is the one pure and clear thing? Then, what is keeping a mind...

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