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by clyde
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 329
Views: 10131

Re: Music

AWESOME! Wonderful to see and hear her.
by clyde
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Death Poems

It’s a Zen tradition to write a “death poem”. And since one never knows when death will come, one writes a death poem and may re-write it. Here’s my current death poem: Death Poem Harvested . . . while still cultivating; Thank you. Thank you. This life, amazing and beautiful, heart-breaking and poig...
by clyde
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 34
Views: 319

Re: Zen or nonzense

this division is non-Sense, a misunderstanding of zen. My teacher took a kinder path, there is nothing that is not zen. Chew on that. Purity is lifeless. Talk becomes gossip in the absence of correct view. More holy wars, they never stop. O the stories we tell. I did “chew on that”. For a Zen forum...
by clyde
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Obituary: Mary Oliver (1935 - 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Obituary: Mary Oliver (1935 - 2019)

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by clyde
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Dilgo Khyenstse Rinpoche
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Dilgo Khyenstse Rinpoche

I moved this here because Dilgo Khyenstse Rinpoche is not a Zen Person and this is the only forum for “Zen/Chan/Seon and Other Buddhist Resources”.
by clyde
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 34
Views: 319

Re: Zen or nonzense

Fuki; It’s not that I believe that all posts in the Lounge are “idle chatter”, as I said, some are “beneficial . . . when used to create personal connections”; but I don’t believe that’s true for all posts. And if they’re truly about the Zen Way, then they should be posted in the Zen forums. I agree...
by clyde
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 34
Views: 319

Re: Zen or nonzense

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by clyde
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Bodhidharma's Wall
Replies: 15
Views: 156

Re: Bodhidharma's Wall

I was told by a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner that the Tibetan translation of “facing a wall” is “facing reality”.
by clyde
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: Setting all Warning levels at zero
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Setting all Warning levels at zero

Of course, as soon as I posted that, I found how to re-set it!
by clyde
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 34
Views: 319

Zen or nonzense

Dear members; Our masthead says, Zen Space A Zen Buddhist discussion forum. Zen Space is a free community service run by volunteers to provide an online place to discuss Zen Buddhism and to share our collective knowledge and experience. That’s what why I joined; that’s why I volunteered. I get the v...
by clyde
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: Setting all Warning levels at zero
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Setting all Warning levels at zero

Fuki;

You needn’t be concerned about warning levels. I looked, tried something (which doesn’t seem to have worked), and we’ll look more about re-setting warnings.
by clyde
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 414

Re: What is "enlightenment"

Enlightenment, nirvana, awakening, unbinding, cessation, suchness, thusness, unveiling, etc. All just different fingers pointing at the same thing! Yes, and each reveals some aspect of “the same thing” (which is really not a thing). Last night I became fascinated by the term “unbinding”. I knew it ...
by clyde
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 414

Re: What is "enlightenment"

Isn’t “body and mind fell away” an unveiling and what was always there is simply revealed as it is.
by clyde
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 414

Re: What is "enlightenment"

How about “unveiling”?
by clyde
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: site's Attachment-quota has been reached
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: site's Attachment-quota has been reached

At el g’s express request that his account and posts be immediately deleted, I have done so.
by clyde
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Edward Espe Brown (b. March 24, 1945)
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Edward Espe Brown (b. March 24, 1945)

Yes, I read and listened to all the publicly available material at the time of the ‘incident’. Like you, I think the SFZC overreacted. I haven’t reviewed the materials since that time in October, 2018, but as I recall the person who reported their concern about a remark of Ed’s, also expressly said ...
by clyde
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Reb Anderson Roshi (b. 1943)
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Reb Anderson Roshi (b. 1943)

Reb Anderson, Tenshin Zenki, Roshi is an ordained priest in the Soto Zen tradition in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki. He is a frequent ‘guest teacher’ at my local sangha. Here is a link to his website: http://rebanderson.org/. Here is the first video of a wonderful series of talks given at my local s...
by clyde
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Zoketsu Norman Fischer (b. 1946)
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Zoketsu Norman Fischer (b. 1946)

Zoketsu Norman Fisher is a Soto Zen priest. I’ve attended almost a dozen of his one-day retreats and years ago participated in a Practice Period as a non-residential student. His sangha is Everyday Zen (http://www.everydayzen.org). I’ve listened to many of his talks, too many to recommend one; so, h...
by clyde
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Edward Espe Brown (b. March 24, 1945)
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Edward Espe Brown (b. March 24, 1945)

Edward Espe Brown is a Soto Zen priest ordained in 1971 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. My first day-long retreat was with him and he has been a frequent ‘guest teacher’ at my local sangha. He has his own sangha, The Peaceful Sea Sangha (http://www.peacefulseasangha.com). Here is one of my favorite talks b...
by clyde
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: site's Attachment-quota has been reached
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: site's Attachment-quota has been reached

I’m still unfamiliar with the software and just began reading the (awful) documentation, so I’m hesitant to make changes. I’ll look and confer with Fruitzilla.