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by clyde
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Never Surrender!
Replies: 55
Views: 1735

Re: Never Surrender!

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by clyde
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts
Replies: 60
Views: 1445

Re: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts

I’m handling personal matters and don’t have much time, but I thought this response from James Ford was worthy: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/2018/05/a-zen-priest-ruminates-for-a-moment-on-psychedelics-other-special-experiences.html Summary: “The real spiritual path is a life long journey.”
by clyde
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: "favorite" teacher
Replies: 28
Views: 745

"favorite" teacher

p.s: If after reading the essay, you don’t understand why he’s one of my favorite living Zen teachers . . . I don’t know what to say. There's a line that pops around from time to time, often after sesshin, when people may be talking a few days or weeks later: "The best teacher is the one you've jus...
by clyde
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 888
Views: 15737

Re: Nothing goes...

Another post was deleted. To repeat, moderator actions are not appropriate discussion topics. If you wish to discuss a moderator action, please send a PM. There’s no point, you guys don’t respond. boda; I responded to your earlier PMs. I checked and have no recent PMs from you. Have you sent a rece...
by clyde
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 888
Views: 15737

Re: Nothing goes...

Another post was deleted. To repeat, moderator actions are not appropriate discussion topics. If you wish to discuss a moderator action, please send a PM.
by clyde
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 888
Views: 15737

Re: Nothing goes...

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by clyde
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Thien
Topic: Rinzai? Soto? Both? Neither?
Replies: 26
Views: 711

Re: Rinzai? Soto? Both? Neither?

Great Sage; Thank you again for adding more information about TNH and MBSR and IMS. I think “the teaching is specific that mindfulness is to brought into all the activities” is a common teaching in all Buddhist traditions, at least that’s been my experience. (I belong to a non-sectarian Buddhist san...
by clyde
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Thien
Topic: Rinzai? Soto? Both? Neither?
Replies: 26
Views: 711

Re: Rinzai? Soto? Both? Neither?

Great Sage; Thank you for your informative posts. But I disagree with you on the following: People have compared the two meditation styles, I have heard it said that Thich Naht Hanh's style is much like Soto Zen. Personally, I couldn't agree with that because (1) it's more samatha than it is Vipassa...
by clyde
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Thien
Topic: Rinzai? Soto? Both? Neither?
Replies: 26
Views: 711

Re: Rinzai? Soto? Both? Neither?

I wouldn't know clyde, lineages are not an interest of mine. My interest isn’t personal. I wish to have a basic understanding of lineages because Zen teachers and students have interest in lineages, and it seems fundamental to the Zen tradition. p.s: I noted that Gesshin Myoko Prabhasa Dharma, the ...
by clyde
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Thien
Topic: Rinzai? Soto? Both? Neither?
Replies: 26
Views: 711

Rinzai? Soto? Both? Neither?

I’m confused. I thought that Thein (Vietnamese) Zen, as exemplified by Thich Nhat Hanh, was in the Soto style. Last evening I was reading a bit of the IZI (http://www.zeninstitute.org/en/iziae/tradition/main.html) website (a link in Fuki’s signature) and learned that it is in the Rinzai Zen lineage....
by clyde
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Small Mischaracterization ..
Replies: 42
Views: 1745

Re: A Small Mischaracterization ..

Dan; I think your assessment is on target, even your mild criticism. I think this goes to why there are several ‘flavors’ of Zen (Ch’an, Rinzai, Soto, etc.) to reflect the personalities of the teachers and the needs of the students. But I can assure you, he’s a teacher of Zen and has senior students...
by clyde
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form

Iha Sariputra rupam sunyata sunyataiva rupam, rupan na prithak sunyata sunyataya na prithag rupam, yad rupam sa sunyata ya sunyata tad rupam; evam eva vedana-samjna-samskara-vijnanam . Here, O Sariputra, form is emptiness and the very emptiness is form; emptiness does not differ from form, form doe...
by clyde
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: metta practice
Replies: 37
Views: 978

Re: metta practice

Anders; Thank you again for your post. I thought I’d give you an update. Your advice helped. I also had a subtle aversion - to happiness! In the past, whenever I would attempt metta practice, I would begin with “May I be happy” and get stopped. I could do, “May I be content, peaceful, etc.” but not ...
by clyde
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Small Mischaracterization ..
Replies: 42
Views: 1745

Re: A Small Mischaracterization ..

https://www.lionsroar.com/no-teacher-of-zen/ This essay, No Teacher of Zen, is written by one of my favorite living Soto Zen teachers, Zoketsu Norman Fisher. Please read it in it’s entirety as he has much to offer about Zen, Zen teachers and students, the practice and transformation. (I was going to...
by clyde
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen and The Nothing Person
Replies: 22
Views: 551

Re: Zen and The Nothing Person

“That’s it” = “I’ve added all I have to add.”
by clyde
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen and The Nothing Person
Replies: 22
Views: 551

Re: Zen and The Nothing Person

I thought the piece i wrote was fairly clear, but just to try to add some context, i was talking about our natural desire to see failings in others whilst being blind to our own failings. I understood bukowski to be saying that when he was writing his previous post (in another thread), he was think...
by clyde
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Small Mischaracterization ..
Replies: 42
Views: 1745

Re: A Small Mischaracterization ..

Meido; I don’t doubt your observation as I’ve heard similar remarks. But I attribute it to: 1) some Soto Zen students misunderstanding their teacher and Zen; and 2) occasionally Soto Zen teachers saying such remarks in an effort to help their students avoid grasping for attainments or becoming attac...
by clyde
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Small Mischaracterization ..
Replies: 42
Views: 1745

Re: A Small Mischaracterization ..

(Please, not another rebirth thread. And not a food-fight. ;) ) The only remaining question is: Are there Soto folks that believe that "there is no need for awakening, fruition of practice, or realization" ? This is an interesting question. Living in Northern California, there are many Soto Zen teac...
by clyde
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen and The Nothing Person
Replies: 22
Views: 551

Re: Zen and The Nothing Person

Hi boda, all. :waving: I thought the piece i wrote was fairly clear, but just to try to add some context, i was talking about our natural desire to see failings in others whilst being blind to our own failings. That's it. Nothing much to read into or consider I'm afraid. Hope that helps Metta, buko...
by clyde
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism in the news . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Buddhism in the news . . .

How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

The boys’ coach lived in a Buddhist monastery for a decade and taught them to meditate in the cave.

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/9/17548512/t ... n-buddhism