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by KeithA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 1436

Re: Here's How To Kensho

The same old "mine is bigger than yours" stuff :lol: Yup. Big yawn. :112: I'm sorry you feel that way Keith. Just trying to help. Hi Kim, First of all, please accept my apologies for the rude post. Clyde, in an effort to stimulate conversation, invited you here to discuss this, so I should have bee...
by KeithA
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Beginner Question

Mason wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:31 pm
Who isn't a Buddha these days?
:116:

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by KeithA
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 1436

Re: Here's How To Kensho

The same old "mine is bigger than yours" stuff :lol: Yup. Big yawn. :112: I'm sorry you feel that way Keith. Just trying to help. Hi Kim, First of all, please accept my apologies for the rude post. Clyde, in an effort to stimulate conversation, invited you here to discuss this, so I should have bee...
by KeithA
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 1436

Re: Here's How To Kensho

michaeljc wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:36 pm
The same old "mine is bigger than yours" stuff :lol:
Yup. Big yawn.

:112:
by KeithA
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 763

Re: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior

Sigh. If someone posts something about Shimano, et al, you can bet folks will bring up past transgressions, whether they have been involved or not. Someone posted something about Tarrant, and someone else posted a public letter about Tarrant's past. If you do shitty things, they will continue to bub...
by KeithA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 1064

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

p.s: Joe, as careful as I am with language there is always the potential for misunderstandings. My use of “the John Tarrant Roshi matter” was intended to be a neutral way of pointing to our discussion of “what to do”. Right, Clyde. As there's no such "matter", there's nothing to do. And I suggest w...
by KeithA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 1064

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

Is the suggestion that the topic of controversial behavior by teachers be forbidden?

All unicorns and rainbows then?

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by KeithA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 118
Views: 1954

Re: Off Topic

Larry wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:38 am
Crystal wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
I came here as a Vajrayana/Theravada practitioner with an interest in Zen, and so far I've learned hardly anything - apart from a couple of fart jokes!
Glad to be of service :D
Hehe...I was going respond to that as well. You did a much better job than I would have!
by KeithA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: Science

There is a book I have somewhere that looks at the Heart Sutra and Quantum Physics that might be of interest. I think there is a pdf of it floating around the interwebs somewhere.
by KeithA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 1064

Re: What to do about controversial teachers

In what way was an open letter to a Sangha "gossip"? When Sweeping Zen went away, I wasn't sad. It seemed to exist to have endless discussions about teacher transgressions. So, I am not suggesting we have huge threads about that particular subject. But, to be honest, I did not know about this lette...
by KeithA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Void in the Head
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: Void in the Head

fuki wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:15 am
ps it just hit me "void in the head" is an epic name for a band formation, perhaps in a 'next' life eh, anyone's "life" :113:
Well, there was Richard Hell and the Voidoids!

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by KeithA
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Weight of Pottery...
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: The Weight of Pottery...

Been thinking about this one for a few days. Don't have much to add, but thanks for the post Joe. I have been offering intro to newcomers for a number of years and the overwhelming pattern is if someone comes back, it's usually for a few weeks and they drift away. They didn't get what they were look...
by KeithA
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 1064

Re: What to do about controversial teachers

In what way was an open letter to a Sangha "gossip"? When Sweeping Zen went away, I wasn't sad. It seemed to exist to have endless discussions about teacher transgressions. So, I am not suggesting we have huge threads about that particular subject. But, to be honest, I did not know about this letter...
by KeithA
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 1064

Re: What to do about controversial teachers

Linda asked that the John Tarrant Roshi topic be deleted because Friend posted a link to Aitken Roshi’s open letter to John about his alleged misconduct. Before taking any action I want to address the broader issue. There are many, many wonderful Zen teachers who are compassionate and skillful and ...
by KeithA
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Void in the Head
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: Void in the Head

Larry wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:50 pm
:116:
off topic - this is my favorite emoji! kind of funny in a slapstick way. :113:
by KeithA
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 45
Views: 1206

Re: Zen or nonzense

Hi all. I don't visit too frequently, as I don't find that I have too much to say. As I have got older my practice has changed and I can now find practice in most things. I have thought for some time that zen buddhism being a practical, everyday kind of faith doesn't lend itself well to discussion ...
by KeithA
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: don't know
Replies: 25
Views: 615

Re: don't know

Mason wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Even less.
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by KeithA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 27
Views: 799

Re: Death Poems

Five streams become one
Round and round, fifty one years
One stream, five again


I will have to adjust for each year of life. Lol!

_/|\_
Keith
by KeithA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: don't know
Replies: 25
Views: 615

Re: don't know

Mason wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:07 am
KeithA wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:20 am
Mason wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:16 am
If I were to take a gander, I might say:

Letting go of self is Buddha.
I might also add letting go of non-self. :112:
You're not adding much.

:P
Maybe half?

No form, No emptiness

_/|\_
by KeithA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: don't know
Replies: 25
Views: 615

Re: don't know

Mason wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:16 am
If I were to take a gander, I might say:

Letting go of self is Buddha.
I might also add letting go of non-self. :112: