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by guo gu
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 27
Views: 941

Re: Haiku thread

hi all, recently i began a correspondence with an inmate practitioner named michael horaku winkler and he writes poems and haikus. i'd like to share three of his haikus with you all, three that i received so far, thereby creating an opportunity for him to make a karmic connection to you all: in spas...
by guo gu
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Jeff Shore on koan practice for lay people
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Jeff Shore on koan practice for lay people

jeff doesn't really teach koan... i would say he teaches closer to chan, using huatou or whatever one gets stuck in life. i asked him about this once. he said (paraphrasing) "most laypeople cannot go through the koan curriculum anyway." he went on to doubt the usefulness of the curriculum. my sense,...
by guo gu
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Good discussion about post-awakening cultivation over at DW
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Good discussion about post-awakening cultivation over at DW

hi all, i didn't read through the dw threads, only the first few passages/citations. but i will say that the poster has not experienced awakening. if s/he did, s/he would chose the correct passages. instead, what s/he has chosen are mostly words for those who have not experienced awakening yet. they...
by guo gu
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Guo Gu!
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Happy Birthday Guo Gu!

thank you, all!
iag...
guo gu
by guo gu
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: a conversation between master xuyun and grandmaster lingyuan
Replies: 22
Views: 782

Re: a conversation between master xuyun and grandmaster lingyuan

thanks for posting that, [james]. i also wanted to correct a typo in the subject of this thread: linyuan should be lingyuan. i don't know how to change it (maybe a moderator can do that?). dan, the "zoning out" you mentioned is quite common among practitioners. zoning out comes in different forms an...
by guo gu
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 93
Views: 2485

Re: Words of Wisdom

“Having no-mind one attains the way of no-mind. Attaining no-mind in oneself, the way ceases to be.”

~ Longya Judun 龍牙居遁 (835-923)

enjoy,
guo gu
by guo gu
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zen Sickness
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: Zen Sickness

hi all, a bit late in the conversation. but hopefully this will help some. in addition to the sickness of emptiness and psychophysiological reactions from practice, there are other kinds of chan/zen sickness. one common is continuous outpour of insights. this happens when after an awakening, one has...
by guo gu
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Crow Flies Backwards and Other New Zen Koans
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: The Crow Flies Backwards and Other New Zen Koans

linda!
how does a crow fly backwards?
be well,
guo gu
by guo gu
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: Retreats with Jeff Shore - Hungary, UK
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Retreats with Jeff Shore - Hungary, UK

jeff is coming to the tallahassee chan center in december (see our schedule of events). he assisted me on a 10-day retreat in new york (dharma drum retreat center) that i led a few years back. so now i'll assist him in this retreat. looking forward to seeing him again. all are welcome! be well, guo gu
by guo gu
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Everybody OK?
Replies: 110
Views: 1855

Re: Everybody OK?

desert_woodworker wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:57 pm
Everybody OK?

--Joe
IAG !
by guo gu
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: a conversation between master xuyun and grandmaster lingyuan
Replies: 22
Views: 782

a conversation between master xuyun and grandmaster lingyuan

hi all, haven't posted for a while. thought i start off with this conversation between my grandmaster lingyuan (1902-1988) and great grandmaster xuyun (1840-1959) in 1947 during a winter 7-day chan retreat. lingyuan was ordained by xuyun. this conversation took place about 13 years after lingyuan's ...
by guo gu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: please reinstate jundo
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: please reinstate jundo

hi larry, famine? you guys are doing fine. just being here, sharing, bantering, debating--it's all good! i emailed daniel already. i never "left." i just don't post all the time bcuz my time on the internet is very limited. plus had some health issues. can't guarantee i will post more.... but i'm ar...
by guo gu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Slandering All Three Refuges
Replies: 22
Views: 932

Re: Slandering All Three Refuges

great sage eofh, eternalism is an attachment to view. the unborn is freedom from views/attachments. but if attached to, then it can also be a view. these words are themselves views. anything that can constructed, imagined can be held onto. what's left then, if there's nothing to hold onto? the three...
by guo gu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: evergreen dharma community
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: evergreen dharma community

hi all, i've been making some connections with ppl (architects, senior living developers, intergenerational living consultants, etc) about this evergreen dharma community project.... this coming monday i've invited a retired bureau chief in the office of plans and construction in the state of florid...
by guo gu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: please reinstate jundo
Replies: 12
Views: 496

please reinstate jundo

moderators, i go away for a couple of months, busying with my center's development and a surgery, and find that jundo was asked to leave! not sure what happened, but pls consider reinstating him. sure, he can be confrontational and opinionated but that's his passion for soto zen. just accept that it...
by guo gu
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: evergreen dharma community
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: evergreen dharma community

thank you, keith, linda, and dan for your insight/suggestions/offering.
be well,
guo gu
by guo gu
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: self-attachment in posts
Replies: 91
Views: 2432

Re: self-attachment in posts

I can't help but be amazed every time I see religion used to infantalize it's adherents. children and the stopping of crying is a metaphor. everyone is entitled to interpret it in his/her own way. that said, your reading does say a lot about your views. "infantilizing"? "religion"? your amazement i...
by guo gu
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: evergreen dharma community
Replies: 6
Views: 428

evergreen dharma community

hi all, i've been very busy lately so haven't posted until today. probably will fade out again for some time. my hectic schedule centers around, among other things, a vision for an experimental evergreen dharma community project. last year we finished renovating a plot of land in the middle of the t...
by guo gu
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Drawing & Painting
Replies: 40
Views: 1188

Re: Drawing & Painting

nice drawings, bodhi!
by guo gu
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Silent Illumination and Shikantaza
Replies: 54
Views: 1320

Re: Silent Illumination and Shikantaza

victor, i cannot recommend any books. it's best to do a retreat. these practices are not teachable via books. anything derived from books is conceptual, prone to misunderstanding. even during retreats, ppl misunderstand a teaching while it's given in person. but at least during a retreat a teacher w...