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by lindama
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 60
Views: 1091

Re: Calming the Mind

take good care Kanji :115:
by lindama
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 74
Views: 3459

Re: Haiku thread

I can relate Enver. seems to me that we go beyond that sense of freedom or whatever we call it. maybe that is the true practice. I've forgotten some of the paradigm and am left to simply be here. If I remember correctly.... "true freedom is no freedom at all" ~Sartre Another log on the fire, 10,000 ...
by lindama
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 60
Views: 1091

Re: Calming the Mind

Joshu was asked, "What is the meaning of Bodhidarma coming from the west?". The cat in the living room. (sorry no tree around) ;) ps I voted "for/with/somethingy" two women yesterday, one for Province and the other for Water Board elections lol Bravo! The whole point of koans as I learned it.... it...
by lindama
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 60
Views: 1091

Re: Calming the Mind

Friends lets give up the empty talk Bravo! and this.... Dudjom Rinpoché's Heart Advice, “This fresh present knowing, Unbound by the intellect that clings to meditation, Is naked unobstructed non-meditation. Relax at ease And settle in the state of naturalness. This is the meaning of realization of ...
by lindama
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: on the arising of stress
Replies: 32
Views: 866

Re: on the arising of stress

I sincerely belive Buddha had superpowers. Any attempts to reduce him to a logician will be resisted in these quarters
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I'd agree and add I don't view it as super human. It is our inherent human birth right lost long ago. yes, it won't free us of sickness.
by lindama
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Joan Amaral
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Joan Amaral

Joan is great! I miss her. Joan explores "the way you are meeting your life", it is the posture and it is so much more. I knew her when she was in CA and came up to Russian River Zendo with Darlene Cohen and Tony Patchell, right down the street from me. They all came out of SFZC. Darlene had some wo...
by lindama
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: on the arising of stress
Replies: 32
Views: 866

Re: on the arising of stress

I don't feel that any person can ever be free of pain or stress, which can be caused by diseases, not just mental states. We are only human, after all! I sometimes feel that the expectations put onto enlightenment are more than a little bonkers! Bonkers says it all Kanji. Posturing about stress and...
by lindama
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 140
Views: 4390

Re: Dear Members

Yes, so much mischief caused by "my religion is better than yours" rather than "my religion is better for me". Wifes, husbands, football clubs, cars and cats, zen forums, etcetera Friends, Romans and Countrymen.... in the spirit of the Third Patriarch and so-called mischief and expression... whatev...
by lindama
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: As with all Buddhist reform movements over the centuries, Modern Buddhism represents itself as a return to the teachings
Replies: 21
Views: 594

Re: As with all Buddhist reform movements over the centuries, Modern Buddhism represents itself as a return to the teach

oh no! forgive me for saying.... run as fast as you can. this is material for the professors, it is droppings to me. don't waste your prescious time.
by lindama
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 140
Views: 4390

Re: Dear Members

Isn't its ability to weave together different cultures and devotional practices, from Dao to Bon and various forms of Shamanism, to the more psychological forms of Indian metaphysics and the Western viewpoint, what makes Buddhism so vibrant? It doesn't get bogged down, it flows. That was my expierc...
by lindama
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Wabi-Sabi

Joe! :111:
by lindama
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?
Replies: 47
Views: 985

Re: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?

"The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences" ~ Faith in Mind (Hsin Hsin) ... The Third Patriarch, Jianzhi Sengcan This comes to mind this morning. I wanted to post it recently.... There are many translations... the link below contains two of them... the written, more traditiona...
by lindama
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?
Replies: 47
Views: 985

Re: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?

Avisitor speaks truth. I dunno, the image I have this morning is a snake curled up silent, still and aware, then suddenly it lurches towards an object. it's not the thought, it's the lurching. Denko had an excellent zen/dzogchen audio, I think on his website.... it was several hours long from a retr...
by lindama
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 1750

Re: Here's How To Kensho

Dan74 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:16 am
"A born bungler!" - haha... there should be more of you around to balance off all the born buddhas!
A born bungler! Kanji is a born buddha! :namaste:
by lindama
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Humor Awards
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Zen Humor Awards

Snowball  I made myself a snowball  As perfect as could be.  I thought I'd keep it as a pet  And let it sleep with me.  I made it some pajamas  And a pillow for its head.  Then last night it ran away,  But first it wet the bed. ~Shel Silverstein http://www.panhala.net/Archive/Zen_for_the_Holidays.html
by lindama
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 1750

Re: Here's How To Kensho

thought provoking topic? I hope not. so-called pointing out instructions fall on fertile ground... according to one's capacity according to my Tibetan teacher. certainly, examples in zen as well. no blame, it's just acceptance, what will be will be.... whether it be a tok of a stone hitting somethin...
by lindama
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

Re: Music

oldies night.... how many times must the cannon balls fly before they are forever banned....
Peter, Paul and Mary, Blowing in the Wind.... written by Bob Dylan, 1962 :115:
by lindama
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

Re: Music

she is more than brilliant

the next generation :111:



Simon and Garfunkel, 1967 :111:



the words are written on the subway wall .....
by lindama
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 893

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

Well now Joe, let me explain my departure from "usual ways of practicing" .... indeed, I spent 10 years where I said I did with zen practice and koans. It was a life changing experience.... before that, an introduction to dzogchen and non-dual teachings with many including Adyashanti... and towards ...
by lindama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Uplifting Chan/Zen Buddhist Texts for Beginners
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Uplifting Chan/Zen Buddhist Texts for Beginners

TOREI ZENJI: BODHISATTVA' VOW When I look deeply into the real form of the universe, everything reveals the mysterious truth of the Tathagata. This truth never fails: in every moment and every place things can't help but shine with this light. Realizing this, our ancestors gave reverent care to ani...