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...
The Buddha’s First Two Followers

The Buddha’s First Two Followers

Throughout the Ganges region, people were longing for a new spiritual vision, especially in the cities. This became clear, the Pali texts tell us, almost immediately after the Buddha’s enlightenment, when two passing merchants, called Tapussa and Bhalluka, who had...
The Buddha

The Buddha

Renunciation During the time of the Buddha life was in a state of flux. A new urban class was coming to be, fueled by greed and power. The restricting caste system was being put to the test by the merchant class. Traditional values were crumbling. The old ways and...
The Essence of Buddha’s Teachings

The Essence of Buddha’s Teachings

“Commit not a single unwholesome act. Develop a wealth of virtue. Tame, transform, and conquer this mind of ours. Peace. Compassion. Wisdom. This is the essence of the teachings of the Buddhas.” We Are What We Think “We are what we think. All that we are arises...
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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