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by Meido
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 141
Views: 9228

Re: Dear Members

Hi Folks, Dan beat me to it, but he's correct. Please read Clyde's announcement in the "Each one helps..." topic (https://www.zen1.space/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=561), as he has been clear regarding the new direction he'd like to chart. Specifically: This forum is specifically for lay-people and not for ...
by Meido
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: New Year's Eve and Day Events at Korinji
Replies: 3
Views: 567

New Year's Eve and Day Events at Korinji

Please join us for our traditional New Year's eve and day events at Korinji, as we pass over into the new year in practice. You may join for either or both events (guests on New Year's eve are welcome to stay overnight with us...please bring a sleeping bag). NEW YEAR'S EVE SCHEDULE 8:30pm -10:30pm: ...
by Meido
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: "Commit everything to the posture" --Uchiyama Roshi
Replies: 140
Views: 7142

Re: "Commit everything to the posture" --Uchiyama Roshi

It is because of fundamental ignorance that we have both.
by Meido
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Rohatsu eve
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Rohatsu eve

Tomorrow is Dec. 8, the day that has come to be the one on which the Buddha's enlightenment is commemorated. In Japanese Zen monasteries, the past week is usually spent in retreat (sesshin)...the most rigorous retreat of the year, in fact. If you sit tonight, you can know that Zen trainees in many p...
by Meido
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen Space gets a new owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 1464

Re: Zen Space gets a new owner!

Great news, thanks for taking it on Clyde.

And profound gratitude to Dan for everything he's done here. A mostly thankless and at times unpleasant job, but navigated with integrity and care. Many bows!
by Meido
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: "Commit everything to the posture" --Uchiyama Roshi
Replies: 140
Views: 7142

Re: "Commit everything to the posture" --Uchiyama Roshi

Of course postures should be adopted and adjusted to fit the conditions of students who are beginners, who have disabilities or injuries, and so on. Folks need to start where they are. But it seems that discussions about meditation posture rarely focus on the essential point: why is the classic 7-po...
by Meido
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Polishing tiles
Replies: 29
Views: 2094

Re: Polishing tiles

You may find that when you succeed, if not immediately then a while afterwards, that your habitual samsaric tendencies still have lots of fuel in them and that more work is required - Hakuin presented in a way to say that awakening is simply the beginning of the path proper - the real hard work (wi...
by Meido
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Best Shikantaza Ever
Replies: 24
Views: 1955

Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

Getting off topic here. But some general thoughts RE a point that was made: I do think it's worth saying that all koans point to the same thing: our intrinsic wisdom, i.e. awakening. But we also have to say that different koans point this out in different ways. That is, they can be said to point out...
by Meido
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Differing views of shikantaza
Replies: 79
Views: 6305

Re: Differing views of shikantaza

Anders wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:02 pm
I am not a moderator here
Waiting for you to volunteer :106:
by Meido
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: 3 upcoming sesshin near Madison WI
Replies: 0
Views: 609

3 upcoming sesshin near Madison WI

There will be three sesshin during this setsu-ango (the fall/winter retreat period) at Korinji monastery near Madison, WI. Dates are below...all welcome to inquire. Partial attendance is permitted. For details please go to: https://www.korinji.org/sesshin October 14-20 November 4-10 December 2-8 (Th...
by Meido
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore

So essentially a not-two 'experiencing' with the whole being? One could say that, though you can see how the words sabotage the point. I would just say that if one sees, for example, a statue of Fudo Myo-o, one arises as Fudo. Seeing a statue of Kannon, one arises instantly as Kannon. Also, the pow...
by Meido
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore

But I'd also like to say that non-bodily or non- primarily bodily doesn't mean 'conceptual', unless you mean conceptual in a different sense? It can be a very deeply felt emotional or spiritual experience that would also reflect in the body, but in a secondary manner. I hear you. By "primarily conc...
by Meido
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore

Dan74 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Or am I missing the point?
I don't think so.

It is essentially an empathetic and bodily - rather than primarily conceptual - interaction with art.
by Meido
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore

Meido, I have a question. How extended is this "looking at the statue" practice in Rinzai Zen? Is it a peculiar feature of Omori Sogen's lineage, with its emphasis on physicality? I'd say it's really just a standard Rinzai take on things...as is emphasis on physicality/embodiment (well, I would ass...
by Meido
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore

Thanks for the kind words folks.

Carving the Divine, the documentary film that these clips support, is worth checking out: www.carvingthedivine.com

Razor: only get to shave every 5 days or so in the monastery. Suits my laziness, and I may have skipped a few of those days even.
by Meido
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore

Thanks for the kind words folks.

Carving the Divine, the documentary film that these clips support, is worth checking out: www.carvingthedivine.com

Razor: only get to shave every 5 days or so in the monastery. Suits my laziness.
by Meido
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: Oct. 27-28 Zen Practice Weekend in CT
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Oct. 27-28 Zen Practice Weekend in CT

October 27-28 Zen practice in Granby, CT...looking forward to it! This training is a weekend seminar rather than strict retreat format: all are welcome regardless of Zen practice experience. Please contact the host (their flyer below) with logistical questions, but feel free to PM me with any questi...
by Meido
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Jeff Shore on koan practice for lay people
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: Jeff Shore on koan practice for lay people

I wonder if Jeff’s approach is that different from other Rinzai teachers (ignoring the obvious differences between lay and ordained). Many, if not nearly all, Rinzai teachers do not follow a fixed curriculum and “make up” koans and wato (hua tou) all the time. This is so in my experience. Rinzai te...
by Meido
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: With friends in Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 1373

Re: With friends in Germany

I do wonder about all the Aikido garb though. Was the sesshin after a training camp or something? I was wondering the same thing... Dan and another had white t-shirts. ppl in my sangha, incl teachers, stopped wearing robes long ago. Other sangha do use robes for all tho there is a lot of mixing in ...
by Meido
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: With friends in Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 1373

Re: With friends in Germany

Hey, how come I didn't get one of those t-shirts? :D