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by lindama
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 41
Views: 478

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

Apologies to Jundo and others for any misunderstanding. My comments could be misunderstood: Controversial teachers have already been banned from this forum. Dosho Port just published an article in Patheos on Kensho/Makyo today. I'd say the title is only a hint of what he has to say relative to just ...
by lindama
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 41
Views: 478

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

Good morning: For better or worse, this has become a public discussion about moderation in my view. Apart from obvious extremes and violations of decency, there are no principles that are adequate. Good practice and judgement rule. This thread was created with the John Tarrant thread in mind. It can...
by lindama
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 41
Views: 478

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

I don't think there should be such a topic or thread here. It's all covered elsewhere ad infinitum , and ad nauseum . Joe; As I said in my original OP and follow-up post, this topic is about the general principle for handling such matters, not any particular event/teacher. If your (general) point i...
by lindama
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 41
Views: 478

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

sure, yet it's a koan moment at the core
by lindama
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 41
Views: 478

Re: What to do about controversial teachers

desert_woodworker wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Let's let the echoes stop.

--Joe
amen
by lindama
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 41
Views: 478

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 lindama
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 41
Views: 478

Re: What to do about controversial teachers

Seems to me that the broader issue is that this is 20 years old.... the view has been concretized in time, there is a 20 year gap on events. what does this serve? Seems to me that the zen way is to hold the 10,000 things and move on. I made my comments in the context of zen koans.
by lindama
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: John Tarrant Roshi
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: John Tarrant Roshi

you know what, I'd like this removed. this whole thing... memories are not selective. gossip is.

enough
by lindama
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: John Tarrant Roshi
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Koans that you have made

Cao., Right. We were the 1st Affiliate sangha in the history of the Diamond Sangha (DS), of the now more than 22 affiliates, and we learned "all about it". Our DS teacher of 20 years standing/sitting also sat us all down and shared the doings and decisions and documents pertinent to the matter, pro...
by lindama
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: John Tarrant Roshi
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Koans that you have made

...John Tarrant broke with the Diamond Sangha with which he was originally affiliated (being a Dharma heir of Robert Aitken Roshi himself since 1988) and went "independent" in 2000-something, forming and founding a new outfit called "California Zen Institute"... It may be more accurate to say that ...
by lindama
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 362
Views: 11340

Re: Music

dQOaUnSmJr8 You who are on the road Must have a code that you can live by And so become yourself Because the past is just a good-bye. Teach your children well, Their father's hell did slowly go by, And feed them on your dreams The one they picks, the one you'll know by. Don't you ever ask them why,...
by lindama
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 27
Views: 658

Re: Death Poems

Crazy Jane Talks With The Bishop  I met the Bishop on the road And much said he and I. 'Those breasts are flat and fallen now, Those veins must soon be dry; Live in a heavenly mansion, Not in some foul sty.' 'Fair and foul are near of kin, And fair needs foul,' I cried. 'My friends are gone, but th...
by lindama
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Dilgo Khyenstse Rinpoche
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Dilgo Khyenstse Rinpoche

Never could tell the difference between zen and dzogchen. spent years trying until I gave up. This is a video of Rinpoche's teaching on meditation. There are some words that are not typically used in zen, the essence is same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT4fFjY5CKk&fbclid=IwAR1cE6PCDlewfJct3Nhtd...
by lindama
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 45
Views: 938

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. "You can't disappoint another human be...
by lindama
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Bodhidharma's Wall
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: Bodhidharma's Wall

For the most part, I have not sat facing a wall. It was not done in my sangha. I found it when I visited others.
by lindama
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Leaving a teacher (wondering what the experienced practitioners have done/learned)
Replies: 21
Views: 412

Re: Leaving a teacher (wondering what the experienced practitioners have done/learned)

Laysitter: In my two cent psychoanalysis opinion I think that many of the young people are looking for something that the teacher provides - a parental figure, a sober authority figure (if they have struggled with recovery in the past), a purpose, etc. yes. I'd say this is ubquitous in zen, religio...
by lindama
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Leaving a teacher (wondering what the experienced practitioners have done/learned)
Replies: 21
Views: 412

Re: Leaving a teacher (wondering what the experienced practitioners have done/learned)

Keith: The idea that a teacher would insult students who decide to practice elsewhere is really says it all. yes. I've seen it. As far as your concern for others. It's a sticky wicket unless there is something illegal or inherently wrong like sexual abuse. All I can say is think about your process....
by lindama
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Edward Espe Brown (b. March 24, 1945)
Replies: 7
Views: 174

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

Keith, I'm not sure the internet has anything to do with this except that the whole issue became transparent. There is nothing left in the closet. The overreaction did not happen on the internet, it was the turn of events on the ground. I know many of these folks, face to face. not on the internet....
by lindama
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Edward Espe Brown (b. March 24, 1945)
Replies: 7
Views: 174

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

Keith, I'm not sure the internet has anything to do with this except that the whole issue became transparent. There is nothing left in the closet. The overreaction did not happen on the internet, it was the turn of events on the ground. I know many of these folks, face to face. not on the internet. ...
by lindama
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 337
Views: 15435

Re: Dreams (WAS: photographs you have made.)

desert_woodworker wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:30 am
My claim is that there are no dreams for such a person, given a genuine awakening. That is all. Classical Ch'an and Zen Buddhist literature also support this. I am also talking about personal experience.

agree Joe. I've also heard Tibetan lamas say the same