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by clyde
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Joshu Sasaki Roshi
Replies: 19
Views: 164

Re: Joshu Sasaki Roshi

This thread reminded me . . . It was about 50 years ago and Sasaki Roshi was the first Zen teacher I met. I sat with his sangha at the Cimarron Zen Center (now the Rinzai-Ji Center) 2 or 3 times and had dokusan with Sasaki Roshi twice. I didn’t feel a ‘something’ with the sangha or the teacher; so I...
by clyde
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Social Media Sutra
Replies: 3
Views: 87

The Social Media Sutra

The Social Media Sutra Thus have I heard! Once the Blessed One was browsing different forums and social medias such as Facebook, Reddit and Twitter. He then addressed the Noble assembly, saying; "Monks, a post endowed with five factors is well-posted and not ill-posted. Which five? It is proofread t...
by clyde
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 505
Views: 27310

Re: Music

by clyde
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: data crash
Replies: 28
Views: 948

Re: data crash

Zen Space is moderated by me. See here for “the rules”:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=561&p=11180#p11180
by clyde
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Zen of Everything
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: The Zen of Everything

Off topic posts split and moved to Lounge.
by clyde
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Technical Update
Replies: 0
Views: 468

Technical Update

As you may have noticed, Zen Space has been down . . . and up and down again and up, and again . . . and in order to recover, we lost some data (because I didn’t backup the database).

Hopefully, we can proceed without interference or interruption.
by clyde
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 41
Views: 2495

Re: Death Poems

So sorry for your loss.
by clyde
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: confirmation
Replies: 14
Views: 562

confirmation

[Since this subject has arisen before, I copied this post and made it a topic.] Clyde, And while I practice and encourage others to practice, there are people who have awakened spontaneously; i.e., without any practice. Though they may be FEW -- very few -- their un-practiced putative awakening has ...
by clyde
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 1257

Re: grace

[I also copied this post and began a new topic, “confirmation”.] Clyde, And while I practice and encourage others to practice, there are people who have awakened spontaneously; i.e., without any practice. Though they may be FEW -- very few -- their un-practiced putative awakening has thus probably n...
by clyde
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 22
Views: 1252

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

No, I didn’t miss “peculiarities” and if this is how you denote forms, then OK. And just as Ch’an and Zen have evolved over time, American Zen, in its multitudinous forms, will not remain static.
by clyde
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 1257

Re: grace

the working of karma is an imponderable. And yes like that we speak of karma to cover our own ignorance, as karma is but a way to refer to unspent energies so what's to ponder over? It was never meant to be pondered over so ofcourse the Buddha would say it's imponderable lol, as karma is also just ...
by clyde
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 1257

Re: grace

Yes, secret . . . as the author explains: "It is not on the Master that the· 'secret' depends but on the hearer. A Master can only be he who opens the door : it is for the disciple to be capable of seeing what lies beyond.” Or more simply, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” And a wonderful rea...
by clyde
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 1257

Re: grace

Joe; Thank you for your post. I’m in the midst of a downsizing/moving bardo and the disruption has been more intense than I expected (which is little to none; so what do I know). Upon further reflection, I believe “accident” or “grace” are merely two ways of speaking of the same event. As the Buddha...
by clyde
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 22
Views: 1252

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

Of course there isn’t an American “no-mind”. But there is, according to many American Zen teachers, a distinct American form of Zen practice.
by clyde
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 1257

Re: grace

Thank you for your ‘interruption’.

I don’t think of grace as requiring a giver - other than this world itself. So, it feels like a gift to the one who receives it.
by clyde
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 1257

grace

I was reading a classic book on Tibetan Buddhism and read the following description of the “direct path”, that liberation is “without any apparent preparation.” This seems to echo the Zen saying that “Enlightenment is an accident. Practice makes us accident prone.” So my question is: Is an “accident...
by clyde
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 135
Views: 9134

Re: Words of Wisdom

7. Stones: Stones are very slow stories with secret memories of fire inside. If you just put a stone on a table it becomes an altar, and a temple appears around it.
Meet the Blue Dragon, John Tarrant
https://www.lionsroar.com/meet-the-blue-dragon/
by clyde
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 22
Views: 1252

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

What do you mean “more focus on bodhidharma.” Please explain.
by clyde
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 22
Views: 1252

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

I agree, Ruth Fuller Sasaki certainly deserves mention with D.T. Suzuki and Alan Watts as influential persons in Zen coming to America. And while I agree that American Zen is still young and unfolding, I disagree that it’s too soon to talk about American Zen. The article identified at least one char...
by clyde
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 22
Views: 1252

American Zen - A Brief History

In a Facebook group, this link to this old article on “How Did Zen Come to America?” was recently posted. Part 1: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/11/american-zen-a-brief-history-part-i/ Part 2: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/11/the-opening-of-the-american-psyche-a-brief-history-of-zen-in-...