Inspired Healthy Living Latest News from the world of online Marketing, Get th hottest new marketing techniques as they happen Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:00:38 GMT en-us Verses From The Dhammapada 366 A Key Element Of A Zen Monk's Life Is Frugality And The Avoidance Of Waste. Jenny Hall Looks At The Importance Of This In A Buddhist Practice To Generate Compassion And Carefulness. Sat, 11 Jul 2020 19:59:57 GMT Podcast: Troubleshooting Zen Study & Practice 29 Time, Is The Question For This Month's Episode. What Is The Difference Between Linear And Cyclical Time And How Does That Affect The Way We Think About Ourselves? What Did The Buddha Teach About Time, Change And The Realisation Of Nirvana? Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:21:16 GMT The Story Of The Four Harmonious Brothers We Welcome Back Roberta Mansell Who Has Illustrated This Story From The Jataka Tales, The Previous Life Stories Of The Buddha. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:50:48 GMT BODHIDHARMA: Reverence - The Way To The One Heart. 'Oneness' Requires The Heart To Be Empty Of 'I', This Is Why Reverence Is Such An Important Spiritual Sentiment. This Article Explains How It Also Acts As A Gateway To The Heart-wisdom Of The Zen Masters. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:30:22 GMT Book Extract: How To Read Buddhist Art By Kurt Behrendt A Lavishly Illustrated Art Book From The Met In New York Details The Development Of Artistic Styles And Iconography Through The Countries Of Asia That Buddhism Reached. Sat, 27 Jun 2020 10:28:06 GMT Podcast: Gentling The Bull: The Poems - X Entering The Market Place In This Last Episode Of This Series, The Herdsman Returns To The World, Liberated From 'fear' And Takes His Place In Society Of Service To The Dharma. Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:23:41 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 288 We Come From 'nothing' And Return To 'nothing'; But Jenny Hall Points Out That This 'nothing' Is Great And Wonderful And Can Be Befriended In Life Too. Sat, 11 Jul 2020 19:54:49 GMT Book Extract: Poems I Remember By Christmas Humphreys Christmas Humphreys (1901-1983) Founded The First European Buddhist Society In London In 1924. He Was A Barrister, QC, Buddhist Missionary And Member Of The Poetry Society. He Wrote, Collected And Published A Number Of Poetry Books In His Lifetime. Sat, 27 Jun 2020 10:17:29 GMT Book Review: Awakened Cosmos - The Mind Of Classical Chinese Poetry By David Hilton Jeremy Frank Reviews A Book Of Poems By Tu Fu Which Charts The Poet's Spiritual Understanding. Poetry Is Often Used To Give A Sense Of The 'ineffable' And The Translator, David Hilton Also Supplies A Useful Commentary On Tu Fu's Succinct Insights. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:45:32 GMT Book Extracts: Waking Dreams By Mary Watkins, A 'mindful' Or 'meditative' Attitude Is Not Carried Away By Thoughts And Yet Is Aware Of Internal Images Arising. This Is A Most Difficult Part Of Establishing An Awareness Practice Of Mental Phenomena. Sat, 13 Jun 2020 09:26:56 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Setting Up A Meditation Practice (Zazen) The Physical And Mental Components Of Sitting Meditation. How To Establish A Meditation Practice At Home. Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:52:06 GMT Wide Of The Mark: A Parable A Reflection On A Well-known Parable Of The Buddha. In Buddhism We Try Things Out First, Our Understanding Arises As A Result Of Practice - Not The Other Way Around. Fri, 12 Jun 2020 21:34:19 GMT The Transmission Heart-to-Heart: The Story Of Master Gutei And The Severed Finger Dr Alan Sidi Tells The Story Of Master Gutei And How His Transmission Story Is The Classic Example Of Zen-without-Words That Is The Fruit Of Practice. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:27:23 GMT Exercise In Mindfulness - On The Contemplation Of Nature Views On 'Nature' Vary From One Culture To Another. What Does This Mean To Our Understanding Of 'True Nature' In Zen? Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:42:56 GMT Book Extract: Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp Vol. 7 By Randolph S. Whitfield In This Extract The Translator Discusses The Thorny Problem Of History, Truth And Fiction And Asks What 'truth' Can Mean When History Is Made Up Of The Accumulated Fictions Of Those Who Record It. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:12:59 GMT Podcast: IX Return To The Origin, Back To The Source The Bodhisattva Must Enter The Source But Cannot Rest There. Realisation Of The True Nature Must Not Lead To An Escape From The World And Its Desires. Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:12:41 GMT NOOR INAYAT KHAN (1914-1944): Princess, Spy & Author Of A Book On The Jataka Tales The British Spy Who Published The Buddhist Jataka Tales For English Readers Who Died Fighting Fascism And Of Whom You've Probably Never Heard. Thu, 28 May 2020 11:11:45 GMT The Way Of Devotion: The Five Wisdom Buddhas - Akshobhya The Final Meditation Buddha Took A Vow Never To Be Angry Until He Reaches Full Buddhahood. He Is Symbolised By The Deep Blue Ocean That Remains Calm No Matter What Is Happening On The Surface. Fri, 15 May 2020 15:45:19 GMT Faith And Practice From The Inexhaustible Lamp By Torei Enji The Great Root Of Faith Is One Of Three Requirements For Zen Training. But What Is It That We Should Be Having Faith In? Wed, 20 May 2020 10:59:51 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 53 Despite Wanting To Be Better Versions Of Ourselves We Can Still Act Impulsively. The Buddha Showed That Our Future Actions Are The Result Of How We Cultivate The Heart. Jenny Hall Tells A Story To Illustrate The Point. Wed, 24 Jun 2020 09:36:14 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Home Shrines [2] Being Confined At Home, Why Not Consider Making Sacred Spaces That Can Support Our Efforts Walking The Buddha's Way. Thu, 21 May 2020 10:30:32 GMT The Way Of Devotion: Ratnasambhava The 'Jewel Born' Buddha Is Said To Liberate Any Beings Who Say His Name And Pay Him Reverence. He Is The Buddha Of Feeling-sensation That Can Bind Beings To The Wheel Of Life. His Wisdom Is Equanimity Which Leads To Openness Of Heart. Fri, 15 May 2020 15:39:02 GMT Podcast: An Interview With Roberta Mansell Roberta Mansell Is A Buddhist Artist Whose Magnum Opus Has Been To Illuminate The Lotus Sutra. The Zen Gateway Has Been Privileged To Feature Her Work. In This Interview She Talks To Us About Life, Art And Her Spiritual Journey. Wed, 27 May 2020 12:37:53 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation - Contagion Although We Connect The Word 'contagion' With Biological Disease; History Has Seen It Used As The Transmission Of Spiritual And Moral Forces. This Article Examines This Connection And Asks If We Are At Risk Of Conflating The Two Meanings. Fri, 15 May 2020 09:36:27 GMT Book Extract: Samurai Zen: The Warrior Koans By Trevor Leggett The First Chinese Zen Masters To Go To Japan Had To Create New Koan Cases For The Japanese As They Did Not Know The Chinese Allusions In Them. This Problem Also Faces Bringing Koans Into The West. Sat, 09 May 2020 14:42:42 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Observance Religious Observance Usually Refers To Ritual Practices; In The Original Sense Of The Word The Aim Was To Be Informed By The Wisdom Of The Spiritual Power Whether Conceived As 'deity' Or 'original Nature'. Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:29:57 GMT Book Extract: Psychology And The East By C.G. Jung Jung's Introduction To Richard Wilhelm's English Translation Of The I Ching Or Book Of Changes, Gave Him A Historical Context For His Own Theory Of Synchronicity. Fri, 24 Apr 2020 19:31:58 GMT Podcast: Gentling The Bull: The Poems VIII Both Bull & Man Forgotten The Methods And Practices Are All Laid Down At This Point And The Empty Heart Shines Clearly And Yet May Not Be Grasped. Sat, 16 May 2020 16:35:04 GMT The Zen Art Book: The Art Of Enlightenment By Stephen Addiss & John Daido Loori From The Very Beginning Of Its History The Zen Schools Have Had A Close Association With The Visual Arts. This Extract Charts The Development Of This Relationship Between Zen Enlightenment And Its Visual Expression. Fri, 17 Apr 2020 19:17:19 GMT Essay: A Buddhist Practice Is A Living Thing The Cultivation Of A Spiritual Practice Infers The Growth Of A Living Thing Rather Than A Mechanistic Approach Thus It Calls For A More Co-creative Approach. Thu, 23 Apr 2020 12:57:57 GMT The Way Of Devotion: Amitābha Buddha The Pure Land School Of Buddhism Arose In China And Has Always Had A Large Following Amongst The Laity. Amitābha Buddha Is The Focus Of Worship But He Also Appears As One Of The Five Wisdom Buddhas In Tantric Buddhist Schools. Wed, 29 Apr 2020 10:50:01 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 378 Strife Brought On By The Every-changing Nature Of The World Causes Turbulence In Our Hearts. What Did The Buddha Teach About Attaining Equanimity, To Establish Peace At Heart? Wed, 06 May 2020 12:13:33 GMT Essay: Staying At Home Co-founder Michael Haggiag Discusses The Mind-made Qualities Of 'detention' And 'opportunity' From His Personal Experience Of Incarceration. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:07:44 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: How To Pull Myself Together Changing My Own Behaviour Can Be Very Hard. To Do So Requires Harnessing The Fickle Energy Of My Desires Into A Unified Force. How Can This Be Done? Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:48:01 GMT Lockdown By Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM A Meditation For Our Times, Which Has Been Going Around The Internet. Many Have Found The Spirit Of This Poem Uplifting And Provides A Necessary Re-orientation Away From Just Feeling Fear. Fri, 10 Apr 2020 13:26:02 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation: “A Plague On Both Your Houses” 'Coronavirus', The News Is Full Of It, But Is There A Deeper Spiritual Experience To What We Are Currently Facing? Can It Help Us Navigate The Future? Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:16:13 GMT Book Extract: The Sutra Of The Heart Of The Great Wisdom Gone Beyond This Sutra Is The One Most Commonly Chanted In Zen. For Home-sitting It Can Also Be Recited, In English, Prior To Zazen To Perfume The Heart In Readiness. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:29:56 GMT Podcast: Gentling The Bull - The Poems: VII Bull Forgotten Man Remains The Gentling Work Is Now Done, But The Journey Is Not Yet Over For The Herdsman As He Embarks On The Road To The 'Deep Secret'. Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:48:19 GMT The Way Of Devotion: Amoghasiddhi This Dhyani Buddha Is The Principle Of The 'Heart-Mirror', Which Reflects All Things As They Really Are. It's Equivalent In Zen Is 'mu-shin' The Empty Heart, In The Heavens It Is The Moon.. Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:51:54 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 175 'Space' Is A Word That Describes A Physical Absence As Well As An Inward State. Jenny Hall Explores The Connection Between The Two To Reveal The Power In Living Simply. Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:46:40 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Where Is Your Energy At? In The Past People Would Describe Themselves As Having 'high' Or 'low' Spirits. Now We Talk About 'energy', Which Gives It An Objective Cause, But Could It Also Be A Cover For An Avoidance Tactic? Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:36:44 GMT Book Extract: The Training Of The Zen Buddhist Monk By Daisetz T. Suzuki In This Extract D.T. Suzuki Explains The Training Involved For The Head Cook In The Monastery And How Such Simple Activities As Boiling Rice Can Be A Catalyst For Insight Training. Sat, 21 Mar 2020 08:39:05 GMT Book Extract: The Heart Sutra: A Comprehensive Guide To The Classic Of Mahayana Buddhism By Kazuaki Tanahashi Xuanzang Left His Native China And Traveled To India To Copy And Bring Back Buddhist Sutras. His Story Was Fictionalised In The Chinese Classic 'Monkey'. This Extract Looks At His Legendary Discovery Of The Heart Sutra. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:56:31 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation: William Blake And The Mind-made Worlds Of Mahayana Buddhism The 'Mind-only' Schools Of Yogacara Buddhism Has Parallels With Western Romanticism Which In Turn Fed Into The 'New Thought' Movement. This Philosophy Spawned Bestsellers And Influenced The Current U.S. President. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 19:32:19 GMT The Way Of Devotion: The Five Wisdom Buddhas - Vairocana Not All Buddhas Were Considered Flesh And Blood Or Walked The Earth. The Five Wisdom Buddhas Are The Wisdom States As Persons. The Body Of Vairocana Is The Body Of The True Dharma. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 12:25:36 GMT Book Extract: Existence And Enlightenment In The Lankavatara Sutra By Florin Giripescu Sutton In This Extract The Author Argues The Importance Of Understanding How Other Cultures Experience What It Is To Be Human Increases The Freedom To Choose How We Live In The World And With Others. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 14:56:45 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: ‘Know Thyself’ Then Get A Move On! We Like To Think We Know Who We Are, But Self-beliefs Can Cover Up The Fact That Both Body And Heart Are Changing Throughout Our Lives. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:18:58 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 27 Ex. 2 In This Final Extract, With Illumination, The Buddha Restores Everything To Its Place And The Ecstatic Assembly Applaud The Words Of The Buddha. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:05:22 GMT Podcast: Gentling The Bull: The Poems VI Returning Home On The Back Of The Bull The Herdsman And The Bull Are Now Almost 'at-one' The Atmosphere Changes As They Approach The Great Mystery. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 08:09:34 GMT Book Extract: Aurel Stein: Pioneer Of The Silk Road By Annabel Walker Sir Aurel Stein Is A Figure Who Strides Across European Archeology For His Work Along The Silk Road. However, Academic Field Work Was Also A Cover For Plundering Another Countries Treasures; A Controversy That Still Ricochets Down The Years. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:57:54 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada: 97 Impassioned Thinking Makes Us Hasty In Our Judgements And Prone To 'fake News'. Truth Appears In The Space Vacated By Delusion, Jenny Hall Explores This View In This Latest Verse From The Dhammapada. Sat, 14 Mar 2020 10:26:55 GMT Images Of Truth: Frieze Depicting The 1st Buddhist Council After The Parinirvana Following The Buddha's Parinirvana On 15th February, The 1st Buddhist Council Was Charged With Reciting The Dharma And The Vinaya For Posterity. The Text Narrates The Arhatship Of Ananda So He Could Recount His Recollections To The Council. Sat, 07 Mar 2020 11:13:27 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation: 3 Kings - Protection Along The Way. The Cult Of The Magi Encompassed Themes Of 'home' And The Danger Of Travel. These Are Themes That Have An Inward Application For The Spiritual Journey Which Is Explored In This Article. Wed, 04 Mar 2020 16:55:37 GMT Review: Buddhism - The British Library Exhibition. Buddhist Manuscripts, Ancient And Modern Accompanied By Ambient Soundscapes Creates A Meditative Atmosphere At This Exhibition That Finishes Later This Month. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:01:42 GMT The Inner Reaches Of Outer Space: Metaphor As Myth And As Religion By Joseph Campbell Schopenhauer, The German Philosopher, Was Deeply Influenced By Eastern And Particularly Buddhist Thought. In This Passage He Discusses How The Existence Of 'empathy' Challenges The Notion Of A Separate Self. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:38:37 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Wisdom, Ethical Living And Meditation As One Practice Meditation As A 'stand-alone' Practice Has Never Been Part Of Buddhism. This Article Looks At A More Holistic Practice 'The Three Pillars' And How They Derive From Each Other. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 21:31:20 GMT Images Of Truth: Head Of Maitreya Gandhara 4th Century The Monk Asanga, Who Founded The Yogacara School Of Mahayana Buddhism Claimed He Received The Teachings Of This School By Hearing Maitreya Preach In The Tushita Heaven. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:05:13 GMT The Way Of Devotion: Samantabhadra This Bodhisattva Ties Together Buddhist Practice With The Ideal Of Service To All Beings And Is Thus The Vehicle For Buddhahood Itself. Fri, 07 Feb 2020 19:23:36 GMT The Theory & Practice Of Ethical Conduct (śilā) Pt. 1 The Buddha Expressed The Importance Of Ethical Conduct As Much As Meditation And Mindfulness. This Two-part Essay Explores The Theory Behind The Practice In Daily Life. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:47:07 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 27 Ex. 1 We Reach The Final Chapter Of The Lotus Sutra And The Buddha Exhorts The Bodhisattvas To Go Out And Teach To All Beings The Wonderful Law Of The Lotus! Sat, 22 Feb 2020 20:20:14 GMT Treasure From The Storehouse - Zen Wisdom Sayings A Selection Of Sayings, Stories And Anecdotes To Ponder, Inspire And Help Us On The Way. Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:01:53 GMT Book Extract: The Cat’s Yawn September 1940 By Sokei-an 'The Cat's Yawn' Was The Journal Of The First Zen Institute In America, Based In NYC. Founded By Sokei-an, Here In This Dialogue, He Neatly Sums Up The Teachings Of The 'Mind-only' School Of Mahayana. Sat, 01 Feb 2020 12:13:13 GMT Book Extract: Zen At Daitoku-ji By Dr Jon Covell & Abbot Yamada Sōbin Daitoku-ji Is The Great Training Monastery Founded By National Teacher Daito. In This Extract We Hear About Ikkyū, A Maverick Priest, Who Oversaw The Re-building Of The Monastery After It Had Been Burned Down. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:27:06 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 26. Ex. 3 In This Final Extract From This Chapter Samantabhadra Is Given Responsibility For This Sutra And The Merit Accrued From Study And Meditation Upon It Is Recounted. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:00:58 GMT PODCAST: Walking The Way In 2020 Our First Podcast Of 2020 Reflects On Three Aspects Of Meditation, Meditation, Ethical Conduct And Wisdom And Suggests Ways Of Developing These Qualities In Our Lives In The Coming Year. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:14:22 GMT Book Extract: Look And See: Buddhist Teaching Stories With Commentaries By The Ven. Myokyo-ni For This New Year A Timely Reminder To Consider Deeply The True Priorities Of The Heart And To See Through The Phantom Ships Of Gain And Fame. Sat, 11 Jan 2020 10:09:55 GMT The Zen Gateway: A Year In View 2019 A Happy And Fulfilling New Year To All Our Readers! Herewith Our Review Of Some Of The Highlights For 2019 On The Zen Gateway. Enjoy! Thu, 09 Jan 2020 09:01:04 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 358 Giving Is The First Of The Six Paramitas, However The Motivation Behind It Is As Important As The Action. Jenny Hall Explores This Theme. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 11:47:00 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 26 Ex. 2 The Bodhisattva Samantabhadra Vows To Help And Protect All Women And Men Preaching This Dharma Of The True Law. Sat, 11 Jan 2020 11:19:24 GMT The Zen Gateway Christmas Essay 2019: Is That So? Our Seasonal Essay This Year, Considers The Question Of How To Turn Towards The Light In Times Of Darkness. Living The Buddha's Teachings Implies Having Faith In Things 'I' Cannot Yet See Nor Understand. Wed, 01 Jan 2020 19:11:13 GMT Book Extract: Cinema Nirvana: Enlightenment Lessons From The Movies By Dean Sluyter Buddhist Movie Critic Dean Sluyter Examines 15 Movies And Asks If This Particular Art Form Can Be Deciphered To Reveal Intrinsic Lessons About The Dharma? Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:10:59 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Is It Morbid To Think About One’s Own Death? Awareness Of One's Own Mortality Has Always Played A Large Part In Religion And Spiritual Awakening. It Was The Reason That Propelled Prince Gotama Onto The Path That Led To Buddhahood. This Exercise Explores The Wisdom Of Memento Mori. Wed, 05 Feb 2020 08:42:38 GMT The Way Of Devotion: Manjushri The Bodhisattva Of Wisdom Possesses The Flaming Sword That Cuts The Chains Of Delusion. He Is Also One Of The Four Great Bodhisattvas Venerated In Mahayana Buddhism. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 12:06:31 GMT Book Extract: Original Nature: Zen Comments On The Sixth Patriarch’s Platform Sutra - Trans. And Commentary By Sokei-an One Of The Early Pioneers, Teaching Zen Buddhism In New York City In The 1930s, Sokei-an Also Translated Both Hui-neng And Rinzai Into English With His Own Commentary. Unfortunately, They Were Not Published In His Lifetime But Are Now Available. Sat, 21 Dec 2019 11:12:56 GMT PODCAST: Gentling The Bull - The Poems IV Catching The Bull Now The Bull Is Encountered In All His Glory; But He Is Hard To Restrain. Now Is The Time When Our Two Protagonists Forge The Relationship That Effects The Transformation Of The Heart. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:57:45 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 26 Ex. 1 The Bodhisattva Samantabhadra Visits The Buddha, With Is Retinue, To Listen To The Preaching Of The Lotus Law. Fri, 27 Dec 2019 20:47:16 GMT Book Extract: Rohatsu Sesshin - The Zen Way By Irmgard Schloegl In The Zen Schools, The Buddha's Enlightenment Is Prefigured By The Gruelling Rohatsu Sesshin, Designed To Push The Monks To Their Limits. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:13:22 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness – Should I Go On A Retreat? As We Are In The Middle Of The Rohatsu Sesshin Week, Now Might Be A Good Time To Consider The Pros And Cons Of Going On Retreat? This Article Looks At Some Things A Potential Participant Might Want To Consider Before Making A Decision. Thu, 19 Dec 2019 09:33:22 GMT The Way Of Devotion: Kṣitigarbha The Bodhisattva That Protects Travellers And Children, Known As 'Jizo' In Japan Extends The Traditional Virtue Of Filial Piety To The Family Of All Sentient Beings. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:23:41 GMT Tibetan Yoga And Secret Doctrines Ed. By W.Y. Evens-Wentz Walter Evans-Wentz Published A Number Of Important Early Works On Tibetan Buddhism. This Foreword Gives An Insight Into The Man Himself Who Was Willing To Step Outside Of His Own Beliefs In Order To Better Understand The Beliefs Of Others. Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:14:40 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch.25 Ex. 7 Following The Conversion Of The King Who Makes An Offering, The Buddha Forecasts The King's Ascension To Full And Complete Enlightenment. Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:49:19 GMT Book Extract: The Power Of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment By Eckhart Tolle Throughout History A Small Number Of Individuals Have Spontaneous Spiritual Awakenings, Perhaps Most Famous In The Zen Tradition Is The Sixth Patriarch Hui Neng. Here Eckhart Tolle Shares What Happened To Him In This Best-seller Book. Sat, 30 Nov 2019 11:41:57 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 271 Loneliness Is The 21st Century 'malaise' For The First World. Can The Buddha's Teachings Help Us If We Are Facing This Problem? Tue, 31 Dec 2019 09:45:43 GMT Book Extract: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind By Shunryu Suzuki; This Early American Zen Classic, From The Founder Of The San Francisco Zen Center, Shows How To Use The Breath As The Door To 'Universal Mind'. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:36:35 GMT Podcast: The Bull Herding Pictures: The Poems III Finding The Bull Continuing Our Series, This Time The Mythology Of The Heart-Bull As The Source Of Life, The Two Truths And The Perspectivism Of The Yogacara Teachings. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 16:23:26 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 25 Ex. 6 Buddha Galadhara Explains To The King That Those With 'good Roots' Will Attract To Them Those Who Can Be Prepared To Realise The Doctrine Of The True Law. Fri, 22 Nov 2019 13:42:57 GMT Book Extract: The Art Of Living By H.H. The Dalai Lama H.H. The Dalai Lama Explains How Motivation, Intelligence And Sensation Combine To Provide Us With The Wisdom To Help Create Happiness. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:49:00 GMT Karmic Dreams: Why Did The Buddha Awaken On Seeing The Morning Star? (i) The Long Maturation The Zen Stories Of 'awakening' Links This Inner Transformation With An Outer Event. What Is The Significance Of This Link For How We View Our Own Consciousness And Its Relation To The Physical World? Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:48:38 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 25 Ex. 5 The King, Converted To The Dharma, Visits The Buddha Who Gives Him And His Retinue A Rousing Sermon. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:44:51 GMT Book Extract: First Footsteps In Buddhist Practice By Tim Blake Tim Blake's Book Is A Classic Primer For Zen Buddhist Practice. A Student Of Daiyu Myokyo Zenji He Lived In Guernsey And Founded The Island's Zen Group In 1986 Which He Led For A Number Of Years Until His Death. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:58:34 GMT How Do Koans Work? Koan Training Is A Mainstay Of Insight Practice In Rinzai Zen Buddhism. This Article Looks At Some Of The Underlying Principles That Might Explain How An Old Saying From A Zen Master Can Act As A Catalyst For Insight. Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:57:56 GMT Book Extract: Zen Master Dōgen: An Introduction With Selected Writings By Yūhō Yokoi Master Dogen Gives Advice On How To Listen To The Teachings And The Common Mistakes We Can Make That Prevents Our True Understanding. Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:17:00 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 25 Ex. 4 The Young Princes Remind The King And Queen Just How Rare A Human Birth Is And How Precious The Opportunity To Come Into Contact With The Dharma And To Practice It. Sat, 02 Nov 2019 10:57:22 GMT The Way Of Devotion: Guanyin Guanyin, A Chinese Goddess Of The Moon And Of Mercy Is The Form Chosen By Avalokiteśvara In The Far East. Her Veneration Extends Through Many Countries And Even To Other Faiths. Fri, 25 Oct 2019 18:45:07 GMT Review: Every Day A Good Day (2018) By Tatsuri Omoroi Michael Haggiag Reviews A Movie About The Art Of Tea And Its Power Of Redemption For A Young Woman Who Has Lost Her Way. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:39:38 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 399 Anger Is A Defiling Passion In Buddhism, How Can This Energy Become An Entryway Into The Spaciousness Of The Buddhanature? Jenny Hall Discusses This Problem In Her Latest Commentary. Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:16:24 GMT Review - Zen: The Art Of Simple Living By Shunmyō Masuno Michael Haggiag Reviews This Zen 'Book Of Hours' From A Zen Priest Who Is Also One Of Japan's Leading Garden Designers. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:12:11 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 25 Ex. 3 The Two Princes Convert Their Father With A Display Of Miraculous Powers Due To The Power Of The Dharma Of The Lotus Law. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 09:42:18 GMT Gentling The Bull - The Poems II: Finding The Traces In This Podcast What Does It Mean To Find The Traces Of The Bull? What Is The Connection With The Unconscious Forces Of Depth Psychology? What Is It That Lurks In The Shadows? Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:05:22 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 25 Ex. 2 The Two Princes Are Refused Permission To Hear The Buddha Preach The Dharma Of The Lotus, But The Queen Devises A Cunning Plan. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:36:34 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Advice On Starting Out In Daily Life Practice The Fundamentals Of Zen Buddhist Practice Are Outlined In This Article. It Gives Something To Try For The First Time For Those Beginning The Practice And Is A Useful Revision For Those Already On The Buddha's Way. Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:30:15 GMT Book Extract: Pointers To Insight: The Life Of A Zen Monk By Soko Morinaga Roshi Zen Roshi And A Previous Chancellor Of Hanazono Buddhist University, Soko Morinaga Entered Zen Training Just After WWII. Here He Shares Some Of His Early Experiences In A Traditional Zen Training Environment Under Master Zuigan. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 21:31:59 GMT The Way Of Devotion: Bodhisattva Mahasattva Avalokiteśvara Perhaps One Of The Best Known Of The Bodhisattvas, Known In Myriad Forms, Personifies The Buddhas Universal Compassion. This Article Describes Some Attributes And Looks At The Question Of Agency In Buddhist Practice. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:21:08 GMT The Way Of Devotion Fri, 15 May 2020 15:49:35 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 25 Ex. 1 A Long, Long Time Ago Under An Ancient Buddha Two Princes Embarked Upon The Bodhisattva Path Developing The Six Paramitas And The Wisdom Of Emptiness. Sat, 05 Oct 2019 09:33:47 GMT Book Extract: Devotionalism Reclaimed: Remapping Sacred Geography In Contemporary Korean Buddhism By Pori Park Buddhist Practice In Korea Is Experiencing An Resurgence Of Interest In Meditation Practice Amongst The Laity. This Sits Comfortably Alongside The Devotional Practices Of Prayer And Pilgrimage Which Are Practiced By The Majority. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:45:14 GMT Podcast: Gentling The Bull: The Poems I - Searching For The Bull Entering Deeper Into This Well-known Zen Analogy Of Spiritual Transformation This Podcast Examines The Meaning Of The Poems Associated With Each Picture As A Window Into The Experience Of The Journey Ahead. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:17:27 GMT The Way Of Devotion: Veneration Of Buddhas And Bodhisattvas As Part Of Buddhist Practice Devotional Practices Are A Major Part Of Lay-life In Buddhist Countries And Yet Hardly Mentioned In Western Buddhism. Our New Series Will Begin To Explore This Oft Overlooked Aspect Of Buddhist Practice. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:57:04 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Greeting The Divinity In The Other The Gesture Of Bowing Appears In Both Religious And Secular Life. It Is A Powerful Spiritual Practice That Can Help Deepen Both Meditation And Mindfulness. This Exercise Looks At This Link Between Them. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 08:58:44 GMT Book Extract: Tao Te Ching By Lao Tsu, Tr. D.C. Lau, Taoism Had A Powerful Influence On Chinese Zen, To The Extent That 'Tao' Was Used As A Synonym For 'Dharma'. In This Extract We Can See Why This Conflation Took Place Which Caused Problems In Understanding Indian Buddhism In The Early Years. Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:39:07 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 24 Ex. 3 In This Concluding Segment Of This Chapter, The Audience Is Reminded Of The Good Roots Already Laid Down For Those Who Are Fortunate Enough To Hear This Teaching. Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:09:36 GMT Book Extract: The Tiger’s Cave And Translations Of Other Zen Writings By Trevor Leggett, Trevor Leggett, A Pioneer Of British Judo, Collected Many Spiritual Training Stories Throughout His Life. The Tiger's Cave Is A Complementary Volume To His First Zen Reader. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:54:46 GMT Film Review: Hail Satan? A Documentary By Penny Lane On The Controversial Protest Group The Satanic Temple Whose Pranksterish Protests Mix Wit And A Whiff Of Sulphur To Make A Serious Point. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:45:50 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 24 Ex. 2 The All-hearing Power Of The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara Means He Beholds The Suffering Of All Beings. He Can Be Called Upon And The Buddha Extols His Virtues. Ashayamati Sings A Hymn Of Praise In Response. Fri, 06 Sep 2019 20:39:33 GMT The Buddhist Society Summer School Report 2019 Welcome To Our Annual Buddhist Society Summer School Report For 2019. Teachings, Working In The Community, Meditation And The Enjoyment Of A Temporary Lay-sangha Is All Available For This Week. Here Is What We Got Up To! Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:05:41 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 24 Ex. 1 In This Chapter The Buddha Initiates A Conversation That Reveals The Power Of Compassion Personified As Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:15:15 GMT Review: Deep Hope By Diane Eshin Rizzetto Rachel Hilton Reviews A Practical Book On The Classic Mahayana Practice Formula The Six Paramitas From A Dharma Heir To Charlotte Joko Beck. Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:32:39 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 79 Jenny Hall Explores How Form Changes Mood And That The Natural Environment Can Lift Up The Heart And Give A Taste Of Emptiness. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:51:39 GMT Book Extract: The Daily Devotional Chants Of The Zen Centre With Comments By Venerable Myokyo-ni A Series Of Commentaries On The Chants Recited Each Morning In Zen Temples Provides The Backdrop For An In-depth Examination Of The Meaning Of The Buddha's Teachings. Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:42:32 GMT Podcast: Back To Basics - The Three Requirements For Zen Training A Root Of Faith, A Ball Of Doubt And Determination Are Said To Be Necessary To Undertake Zen Training. This Talk Examines What These Are In Practice Using Examples From The Zen Canon To Illustrate How And Why They Work? Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:03:46 GMT Book Extract: The Heart Of Buddhist Meditation By Nyanaponika Thera Written By A German Theravadin Monk And Published In The 1960s For A Western Audience, This Timeless Classic Gives A Full Commentary On The Practice Of The Four Foundations Of Mindful Awareness. Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:29:55 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 23 Ex. 8 The Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara Returns To His Own Realm And Recounts What He Has Witnessed In The Saha World, In The Final Section From This Chapter. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:02:38 GMT Book Extract: The Doctrine Of Dependent Origination As Basis For A Paradigm Of Human-Nature By Anthony Le Duc Does Dependent Origination Form A Basis For Environmentalism? This On-line Paper Examines The Scriptural Evidence. Sat, 10 Aug 2019 12:49:00 GMT Book Review: Four Men Shaking By Lawrence Shainberg Michael Haggiag Reviews Lawrence Shainberg's Encounters With Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer And His 'perfect' Zen Master In This Personal Account Of Zen Training. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:34:03 GMT Scriptures II Sat, 22 Feb 2020 20:29:52 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 23 Ex. 7 So That The Dharma Of The Lotus Is Available For All, The Bodhisattvas Assume Many Shapes To Preach. The Buddha Explains His Skilful Means To Padmasrî Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:34:58 GMT Book Extract: What The Buddha Thought By Richard Gombrich Professor Gombrich Was An Indologist And Scholar Of Pali, Sanskrit & Buddhism At University Of Oxford. In This Extract He Lays Out The Centrality Of Karma In Buddhist Thought. Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:06:56 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 5 The Terrible Acts Of Angulimala Provide The Backdrop For The Buddha's Lesson On Choosing The Path We Take In Life. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:16:10 GMT Podcast: Swampland Flowers Chapter 22 - See Tathagata Everywhere In This Podcast: A Short Biography Of Master Ta Hui (jp. Daie), The Universality Of Buddhahood, The Three Bodies Of The Buddha In Practice And The Relationship Between Buddha Nature And Sentient Beings. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:26:16 GMT Book Extract: Swampland Flowers: The Letters And Lectures Of Zen Master Ta Hui; Master Ta Hui (jp. Daie), Expounds On The Universality Of Buddha An Important Mahayana Development That Opens Up The Training For Everyone. Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:49:22 GMT An Interview With Shoukei Matsumoto: Author Of “A Monk’s Guide To A Clean House And Mind” Tony McNicol Interviews Shoukei Matsumoto Author Of 'A Monk's Guide To A Clean House And Mind Sat, 10 Aug 2019 11:41:15 GMT Book Extract: Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography Of Zen Maser Hakuin; Tr. Norman Waddell Known As The Great Reformer Of Zen Buddhism, Master Hakuin Is A National Figure In Japanese History. Here He Tells The Story Of One Of His Early Great Awakenings. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:27:02 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 23 Ex. 6 Buddha Shakyamuni Welcomes Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara To This Saha Realm And Tells The History Of His Acquisition Of Virtues. Sat, 27 Jul 2019 10:30:21 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 173 The Great Bodhisattava Vow To Help All Sentient Beings Starts With The Empty And Open Heart. Jenny Hall Looks At This Connection In Practice. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:32:37 GMT Review: Words Without Music: A Memoir By Philip Glass Michael O'Neill Reviews The Autobiography Of One Of The Worlds Most Famous Living Composers Who Has Been Immersed In Eastern Religious Practices For Over 50 Years. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 09:54:15 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 23 Ex. 5 The Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara Makes An Offering To Shakyamuni, And Enquires Into The Tathagata's Wellbeing And The Deportment Of Beings In The Saha World. Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:05:44 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 23 Ex. 4 The Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara Appears In Our Saha World Amidst Great Signs And Miracles. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 19:16:55 GMT Book Extract: The Selected Works Of D. T. Suzuki - Vol. I: Zen D. T. Suzuki (1870-1960), Was Instrumental In Spreading Knowledge And Awareness Of Zen And Shin Buddhism In America And Europe. It Is Difficult To Overstate His Influence On Thinkers, Writers And Artists Particularly During The 1950s & 60s. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 09:02:00 GMT Book Extract: The Zen Eye - A Collection Of Zen Talks By Sokei-an To Accompany The Podcast On 'Back To Basics - The Form' Is This Extract On Why Form Is Central To Zen Training. Sokei-an Lived And Taught For Many Years In New York Prior To WWII. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:32:42 GMT Podcast: Back To Basics - The Form In This Podcast Talk: How & Why The Physical Form Is Central To Zen Training. The Body As The Root Of Power For Samadhi And Daily Life Practice. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:18:10 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 23 Ex. 3 Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara, Travels To The Saha World To See Shakyamuni. He Appears To The Assembly With His Retinue In The Form Of Lotus Flowers With Golden Stalks. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 21:33:32 GMT Verses From Yoka Daishi's Song Of Realisation Of The Way [1] Dr Alan Sidi Examines The Teachings Of The 'Mind-Only' School Of The Yogacara Through The Verses Of The Tang Dynasty Zen Master Yoka Daishi. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:36:09 GMT From Familiars To Zombies: The Horror Of Bodily Invasion In Folklore And Films The Idea Of Our Bodies Being Invaded By Alien Entities Or Parasites Has A Particular Horror For Us That Is Expressed Through Stories And Film. There Is A Spiritual Dimension To This Expressed By The Zen Schools In The Bull Herding Pictures. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:21:46 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 23 Ex. 2 The Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara Conceives A Wish To Visit Our World. His Tathagata Warns Him Not To Be Shocked By What He Finds Here. Fri, 14 Jun 2019 19:34:10 GMT Book Extract: Waking Up: Searching For Spirituality Without Religion By Sam Harris Sam Harris Is A Neuroscientist, Philosopher And Atheist. He Is Also A Meditator And Practitioner Of Tibetan Buddhism. In This Book He Asks The Question Is There 'spirituality' Without Religion? Sat, 22 Jun 2019 11:26:07 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Keeping In-Form The Essence Of Nature Is Expressed Through The Forms Of Nature. This Exercise Looks At Ways That Useful Form Practices Can Be Cultivated. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:30:31 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 23 Ex. 1 We Start A New Chapter This Week, The Buddha Uses His Super-normal Powers To Make Visible A Distant Buddha-field. He Introduces Us To A New Character Whose Story Will Be Told. Thu, 06 Jun 2019 17:42:09 GMT Book Extract: The Epic Of The Buddha By By Chittadhar Hṛdaya In His Poetic Re-telling Of The Buddha's Life, The Author Narrates The Dream Of Queen Māyā Which Foretells The Greatness Of Her Child. Thu, 06 Jun 2019 08:57:56 GMT Podcast: Zen Practice: Back To Basics In This Podcast A Timely Reminder Of The Principles Of Zen Practice. What Is It That We Are Supposed To Be Doing Anyway? Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:05:02 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 22 Ex. 5 The Buddha Discourses On The Great Merit To Be Made Via The Dharma Of The Lotus And Likens It To The Protection A Mother Gives Her Child. Thu, 30 May 2019 08:53:56 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 404 The Simple Life May Not Sound Very Exciting And 'I' Likes Stimulation To Keep Me Interested And Engaged. However, The Attitude We Take Towards Things Is Key In How We Experience Them. Jenny Hall Explores This Connection In This Latest Verse. Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:49:29 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 22 Ex. 4 The Bodhisattva-Mahasattva Is Reborn In A New Spiritual Realm And Makes A Request To His Parents To Return To The Buddha To Worship Him Again. Sat, 25 May 2019 14:13:18 GMT PODCAST: Path Stumblings - A Talk By Bruce Ginsberg Veteran Zen Practitioner, Bruce Ginsberg, Shares Some Personal Experiences From His Travels In South Africa And Japan And The Life-lessons He Learned Along The Way. Sat, 01 Jun 2019 10:11:17 GMT Review: The Epic Of The Buddha: His Life And Teachings By Chittadhar Hrdaya An Imprisoned Nepalese Poet Re-tells The Story Of The Buddha In This Sweeping Epic Reviewed By Michael O'Neill. Sat, 06 Jul 2019 09:58:45 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 22 Ex. 3 The Buddhas Of 80 Worlds Declare The Perfection Of Giving By The Bodhisattva-Mahasattva Who Gave His Whole Body, The Symbol Of His Self, As An Offering To Buddha. Thu, 16 May 2019 19:14:58 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 129 Physical And Mental Pain Is Something That We All Experience In Life. Jenny Hall Asks What, If Anything, Can Be Learned From It? Thu, 23 May 2019 16:59:42 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 22 Ex. 2 In This Analogous Extract, The Principles Of Wholehearted Dedication, Purification And Offering Of Oneself To The Dharma Are Praised. Thu, 09 May 2019 18:13:20 GMT Podcast: Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp Vol. 6 Tendai Tokusho This Podcast Commentary Is On A Sermon By The 10th Century Zen Master Tendai Tokusho On The Interdependence Of The Opposites In Zen. Wed, 15 May 2019 11:19:13 GMT Book Extract: Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism In Asian And Western Film By Sharon A. Suh Does The Focus On Meditating Monks And Zen Masters In Buddhist Film De-value The Practices Of Lay-Buddhists? Is This Portrayal The Result Of Western Tastes For Exotic Religion And Part Of Our Colonial Legacy? Wed, 29 May 2019 09:19:33 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 22 Ex. 1 The Tathagata Tells The Story Of A Buddha Long Ago Describing His Heavenly Buddha Realm. Sat, 04 May 2019 08:50:48 GMT Book Extract: Complete Enlightenment: Zen Comments On The Sutra Of Complete Enlightenment By Ch’an Master Sheng-yen This Short Chinese Sutra Detailing The Practices That Lead To Enlightenment Is Commented Upon By The Late Ch'an Master Sheng-yen. Wed, 01 May 2019 13:01:40 GMT An Interview With Norman Fischer: Author Of 'The World Could Be Otherwise' Zen Priest And Poet Norman Fischer's Latest Book Looks At The Power Of Imagination And Its Role In Spiritual Practice To Change The World Be Re-imagining It. Wed, 08 May 2019 09:36:23 GMT Book Extract: Mahayana Buddhism - The Doctrinal Foundations By Paul Williams Paul Williams Was A Former President Of The UK Association For Buddhist Studies. This Work, A Seminal Text, Covers The Historical And Doctrinal Emergence Of Mahayana Buddhism. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:47:02 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 21 Ex. 3 This Chapter On Protective Spells Concludes With The Mantras Of Defence From The Giantesses For Those Who Promulgate This Dharma. Sat, 27 Apr 2019 08:32:04 GMT The Zen Gateway Easter Essay 2019 The Buddha's Birthday On 8th April Marks The Spring Renewal. This Essay Looks At The Importance Of Renewal In Spiritual Practice And Its Importance Individually And Collectively. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:49:52 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 21 Ex. 2 The Rulers Of The Four Cardinal Directions Step Forth To Offer Mantras For Protection To Those Who Preach This Dharma. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:29:29 GMT Book Extract: Wheel Of Great Compassion: The Practice Of The Prayer Wheel In Tibetan Buddhism Ed. Lorne Ladner Mantras Are Used In Sutras, Prayer Flags And Prayer Wheels, But How Do They Work? This Extract Looks Into The Theories Behind Them Both From A Tibetan Buddhist And Western Science Perspective. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:31:39 GMT Book Extract: The Bodhicaryāvatāra By Śantideva Written In India In The Early Eighth Century AD, Śantideva's Bodhicaryāvatāra Became One Of The Most Popular Accounts Of The Buddhist Path To Enlightenment. A Manual Of Meditations From The Great Buddhist University At Nālandā. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:08:05 GMT Images Of Truth: Head Of Buddha - Hadda, Gandhara 4th/5th Century This Buddha Head Originates From Hadda In Modern Day Afghanistan, It Is From The Gandharan Period Made In The 4th/5th Century. The Image Is Accompanied By The Rohitassa Sutta. Tue, 14 May 2019 12:08:15 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: The Lion's Roar The Often Severe Behaviour Of Zen Masters To Their Students Is Part Of A Wider Process Of The Discovery Of The Student's Inner Strength; Which She Believes She Does Not Have But Is In Fact The 'treasure Of The House' - Already Present But Unrealised. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:53:23 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 21 Ex. 1 In This Chapter Titled 'Spells', The Tathagata Gives Protection To Those Who Will Go Out To Preach The Dharma, Giving Them Spells To Protect Them. Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:43:47 GMT PODCAST: Discourse On The Inexhaustible Lamp In This Extract From The Introduction Master Daie Relates How Master Torei Came To Write This Book In The First Place. Thu, 02 May 2019 16:33:02 GMT The World Could Be Otherwise By Norman Fischer Schools Of Mahayana Looked To Theories Of 'Mind' To Explain The Nature Of Reality. Here Norman Fischer Tells The Story Of How One Surrealist Poet Saved Lives By Altering Reality Through The Power Of Imagination. Sat, 06 Apr 2019 10:38:30 GMT REVIEW: The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination And The Bodhisattva Path Norman Fischer Re-imagining The Bodhisattva Ideal, The Transformative Agency Of Imagination In Buddhist Practice Is The Subject For This Latest Release From Shambhala Publications. Tue, 02 Apr 2019 10:13:38 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 20 Ex. 3 The Buddha Concludes His Exhortation By Praising Those Who Through Their Eloquence Will Keep The Teachings Of The Lotus Of The True Law Alive After The Buddha's Own Death. Thu, 28 Mar 2019 10:10:17 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 134 Emptiness Was Described By The Indian Sage Nagajuna As The True Nature Of Phenomena. It's Realisation Forms The Central Insight In Mahayana Buddhism. Jenny Hall Explores Our Fear Of Emptiness And Sees The Way As Going Right Through This Fear. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:26:19 GMT Images Of Truth: Seated Buddha, Vietnam A Seated Buddha From The 6th/7th Century, Kingdom Of Funan. Vietnam Has A Number Of Buddhist Schools Which Mix Seamlessly With Both Ordained And Lay Populations. Fri, 05 Apr 2019 17:00:39 GMT Book Extract: A History Of God By Karen Armstrong Karen Armstrong Charts The History Of The Conception Of God From The Old Testament To Post-Enlightenment Europe And Into The Present. This Extract Deals With The 'Mystical God', Which Produced Spiritual Practices Comparable To Hinduism & Buddhism. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:17:40 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 20 Ex. 2 The Buddha And Lord Prabhûtaratna, Show A Vision Predicting The Power Of The Bodhisattvas To Spread The Word Of The True Lotus Law. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:08:45 GMT Stories Retold: Staying On Target The Buddha's Parable Of The Poisoned Arrow Warns Against Being Distracted When Urgent Action Is Necessary. The Later Zen Masters Developed Lightening Fast Ways Of Removing These Arrows From Their Followers. Sat, 25 May 2019 13:58:13 GMT Book Extract: Myths To Live By By Joseph Campbell American Mythologist, Joseph Campbell, Explains The Two Approaches To Religious Practice, The Ways Of The 'kitten' & 'monkey'. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 17:28:39 GMT Podcast: Discourse On The Inexhaustible Lamp [10] Master Torei Concludes His Preface With Turning The Wheel Of The Dharma. He Neatly Sums Up The Hakuin Method Of Zen Training And The Importance Of Raising 'seedlings' To Carry The Dharma Into The Future. Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:11:20 GMT Book Extract: Science And Spiritual Practices: Reconnecting Through Direct Experience By Rupert Sheldrake Rupert Sheldrake Is A Biochemist, And Researcher Into Telepathy Between Humans And Animals. He Is A Critic Of Materialism And Here Discusses Atheism As A Faith Like Other Faiths. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 09:57:45 GMT Images Of Truth: Sri Lankan Seated Buddha Sri Lanka Is Home To The Oldest Continual Schools Of Buddhism In The World. This Buddha Statue (rupa), Comes From The Anuradhapura Period, The Kingdom That Saw The Introduction Of Buddhism To The Island. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:59:41 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 250 Jenny Hall Explains How 'I' Use Thoughts About Past And Future To Grasp And How This Prevents Us Resting In The 'now'. In This Way We Find It Difficult To Accept This Moment As 'enough'. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:23:40 GMT Book Extract: The Wholeness Of Nature: Goethe’s Way Towards A Science Of Conscious Participation In Nature. By H. Bortoft The Author Is A Physicist And Philosopher Of Science. In This Work He Explores Goethe's Embodied Science And Investigates The Philosophical Development Of Empiricism. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:00:38 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 20 Ex. 1 The Bodhisattvas Vow Before The Buddha To Continue To Promulgate The Lotus Teaching After The Buddha's Parinirvana. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:49:33 GMT Book Extract: The Tao Of Physics By Fritjof Capra First Published In 1975, Capra's Book Was A Bestseller Mixing Physics And Mysticism. A Book Of Its Time And Copied Many Times Since And Not Without Criticism It Has Gone Through Many Reprints And Still Enjoys A Certain Fame Amongst A Lay Readership. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:30:52 GMT Images Of Truth: Parinirvana From Bengal This Month, In The NE Buddhist Tradition, We Commemorate The Buddha's Death At Kushīnagara. The Image Of The Dying Buddha Is Found Throughout The Buddhist World. This Example Is From Bengal. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:43:54 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation: The Water Of Life Sacred Springs, Wells And The Spiritual Symbolism Of Water Is A Common Feature In Myths And Legends All Around The World. This Article Explores This Symbolism And Its Place In Spiritual Training. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:38:36 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Staying Focused A Common Complaint From Meditators Is The Difficulty In Keeping Focussed On The Meditation Object. But Are We Self-sabotaging Our Own Practice Habit? Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:59:28 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 19 Ex. 6 The Buddha Concludes The Story Of Sadâparibhûta By Revealing His True Identity And Exhorting The Bodhisattvas To Hold To The Teaching Of The Lotus As A True Path To Buddhahood. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:29:13 GMT Book Extract: Buddhist Wisdom Books: The Diamond Sutra And The Heart Sutra, Tr. Edward Conze Edward Conze Was A Britsh Born German Who Had To Flee The Nazis Because Of His Marxist Beliefs. He Was Also A Passionate Buddhist, Translator And Historian. Fri, 08 Feb 2019 21:04:04 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 19 Ex. 5 A Voice From The Sky Preaches The Teaching Of The Lotus To Bodhisattva Mahâsattva Sadâparibhûta. As A Result He Prolongs His Life And Converts The Proud Sangha Who Earlier Reviled Him. Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:43:21 GMT The Inexhaustible Lamp By Torei Enji [11] In This Extract And Episode Master Torei Discusses The Chapter On 'Long Maturation'. How Does Buddhist Practice Hold Up When It Meets The World? Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:38:58 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 19 Ex. 4 Sadâparibhûta Continues To Foretell The Buddhahood Of All Beings Even Under Great Duress. Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:00:52 GMT Book Extract: Mud & Water: The Collected Teachings Of Zen Master Bassui Tr. Arthur Braverman In This Extract Master Bassui Tells The Story Of The Sixth Patriarch Eno Daikan's Encounter With Ejō Of Nangaku And How Ejō's 'Great Doubt' Was Shattered By Him. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 22:44:37 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation: ‘… Any Graven Image’ The Function Of Imagination Is To Transform And Animate Matter In The Mind's-eye. This Function Is Used In Play But Also Operates In Our Everyday Lives - Often Without Us Realising It. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:02:27 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 19 Ex. 3 The Lotus Sutra Promises That All Beings Will Eventually Attain Buddhahood. Even In A Time Of Decay For The Dharma It Exhorts Us To Remember. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:59:58 GMT The Zen Teaching Of Rinzai, Tr. Irmgard Schloegl Our Book Extract This Week Is To Commemorate The Death Anniversary Of Rinzai Gigen The Founder Of The Rinzai Zen School. His Message Is That Our Understanding Of The Teachings Are No Substitute For Our Own Realisation. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:33:49 GMT The Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp, Juan 30: Great Master Heze Shenhui Master Shenhui, A Successor To The Sixth Patriarch, Expounds The Teaching Of Emptiness Which Expands To Accommodate All Opposites. Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:38:30 GMT A Year In View 2018 Keeping Up The Tradition, We Take A Look Back At What Was On Offer Over The Last 12 Months On The Zen Gateway. Sat, 02 Feb 2019 12:01:29 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 19 Ex. 2 Buddhas Arise And Pass Away As Do Their Teachings. There Is Nothing Exempt From This Universal Law. Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:44:31 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 31 The Persistence Of The Natural World Is A Good Example Of How Awareness And Attention Are A Natural Function Of The Buddha-Heart. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:02:50 GMT Book Extract: Wisdom Of The Zen Masters By Irmgard Schloegl This Extract From The Introduction Succinctly Gives The Buddhist Perspective On Our Human Condition And Specifically Outlines The 'Zen Method' For The Transformation Of The Heart. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:25:58 GMT The Inexhaustible Lamp By Torei Enji [10] Master Torei Turns To The Important Matter Of The Transmission Heart To Heart. In The Accompanying Podcast: The Bodhisattva Vows And The Story Of The First Transmission. Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:53:31 GMT Book List: Reader Recommendations For Christmas 2018 The Subtlety Of The Four Noble Truths, De-cluttering Your Home And Your Life, Living With Fear And Anxiety, Spiritual Atheism And A More Human Economic Model Are The Book Topics For This Year's Festive List. Sat, 05 Jan 2019 11:10:09 GMT The Zen Gateway Christmas Essay 2018: They Followed A Bright Star … The Appearance Of A Star Was Said To Be The Trigger For The Buddha's Enlightenment. How Is It That An Outer Event Can Match A Psychological Transformation Unless The Two Are Linked? Tue, 01 Jan 2019 09:50:13 GMT Book Extract: The Year Of My Life; A Translation Of Issa’s Oraga Haru The Traditional 17 Syllable Haiku Form Was Used To Express The Profundity Of The Heart In Sparse Form. The 18th Century Poet Issa Was Considered A Master Of This Form. Wed, 26 Dec 2018 11:14:10 GMT Images Of Truth: Mathura Seated Buddha A Seated Buddha From The City Of Mathura In Uttar Pradesh Accompanied By The Pali Scripture On 'Good Will' - A Seasonal Offering. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:12:57 GMT Book Extract: The Daily Devotional Chants Of The Zen Centre With Comments By Ven. Myokyo-ni, In This Rohatsu Week Our Book Extract Explores The Meaning Of 'faith' In The Three Refuges, Which Points A Way Towards The True Tathagata. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:51:41 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Ch. 19 Ex. 1 In This New Chapter, The Buddha Expounds The Benefits Of Those Who Promulgate This Sutra. Here, We Begin The Story Of Sadâparibhûta. Sat, 29 Dec 2018 10:27:49 GMT Podcast: Rohatsu Week And The Symbolism Of The Buddha’s Enlightenment. The First Week Of December Is The Commemoration And Celebration Of The Buddha's Enlightenment In The NE Tradition. This Podcast Retells The Early Life Of The Buddha And Explores Its Symbolism As Well As That Of Enlightenment. Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:24:29 GMT Images Of Truth: Mon Buddha Head 7/8th Century. This Serene Buddha Head From Myanmar Is Accompanied By Two Quotes That Reveals Peace At The Heart Of An Ever Changing World. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:32:19 GMT Shōbōgenzō (The Eye And Treasury Of The True Law) By Dōgen Zenji Master Dogen (1200-1253), Was The Founder Of Japanese Soto Zen. Shōbōgenzō Is His Seminal Work, In This Extract He Gives Clear Instructions For Sitting Meditation (zazen). Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:48:03 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation: The Round Table Of King Arthur King Arthur's Round Table Introduced An Egalitarian Principle Into Hierarchy Which Relied On The Virtue Of Self-restraint To Work Properly. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:09:06 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 18 Ex. 8 The Mind (citta) Which Is Purified Has Complete Understanding Of The Teachings, Comprehends The Thoughts Of All Beings In The Six Realms And Perceives Clearly The Law (Dharma). Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:32:21 GMT Podcast: Discourse On The Inexhaustible Lamp [9] The Chapter On 'Strength And Functioning' Is The Subject Of This Podcast. Subjects Discussed: Interpretations Of 'The Way', 'Virtue' As Inner Strength And Its Importance In Training; The 3 Bodies Of Buddha And More. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 16:15:01 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: From Thought To Action. How Do We Translate A Good Intention Into A New Habit? Who Is The Helper Close To Hand Who Can Help Us In Creating Good Practice Habits? Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:24:19 GMT Book Extract: Bankei Zen: Translations From The Record Of Bankei By Peter Haskel, Ed. Yoshito Hakeda, Master Bankei Was A Charismatic And Direct Zen Master And Teacher. His Sermons On 'The Unborn', Cut Through Complicated Meanings And Show Directly His Insight In This Extract He Narrates The Story Of His Awakening. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 18:55:55 GMT Images Of Truth: Gandharan Buddha 4/5th Century With Verse From Diamond Sutra The Mahayana Development Extended The Concept Of 'Buddha' From Person To Cosmic Being. A Verse From The Diamond Sutra Accompanies This Un-identified Buddha Image From Gandhara. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:25:25 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 328 The 'wise Friend' Is The Subject Of This Verse Which Points To The Importance Played By The 'sangha' Or Buddhist Community In Providing Support For Practice. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 16:21:16 GMT Book Extract: Zen Flesh, Zen Bones Ed. Paul Reps A Stone Buddha Helps To Solve A Crime And Master Tosui Puts Amida Buddha In His Place! Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:29:17 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 18 Ex. 7 The Buddha Explains That The One Who Reads And Promulgates This Sutra Sees The Whole Universe Reflected On His Body. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 09:15:23 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation: How To Make A Bodhisattva A Mindfulness Or Meditation Practice Is Often Seen As A Tool To Gain Enlightenment. But What If The Forging Of Such A Practice Produces A Living Bodhisattva Which Then Acts As A Vehicle For Liberation And Realisation? Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:06:20 GMT The Five Houses Of Zen By Thomas Cleary The Entry Of Buddhism Into China Triggered A Cultural And Spiritual Renewal Aiding In Establishment Of A Number Of Schools As Well As Aiding The Flowering Of Native Taoism. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:53:42 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 18 Ex. 6 Even The Gods Become Obedient To One Who Has Purified His Tongue. All Tastes Will Become Divine To Him. Sat, 03 Nov 2018 09:37:35 GMT Podcast: Discourse On The Inexhaustible Lamp [8] Master Torei Turns To The Matter Of Advanced Practice. Zen Students Should Not Be Satisfied With Seeing Buddha Nature But Should Keep On Establishing Insight Until The Root Of 'I' Has Been Fully Extirpated. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:36:12 GMT Book Extract: Kumarajiva And Chinese Buddhism By Eric Cheetham, In This Extract From A Private Publication Buddhist Scholar Eric Cheetham Discusses The Problem Of Conflating Buddhism With Home Grown Philosophy And Understanding. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:48:16 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 18 Ex. 5 The Bodhisattva Who Has Purified The Sense Of Smell Can Also Perceive Qualities Of Character In People. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:03:06 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 20 A Map Of The Way Is A Useful Guide But Should Be No Substitute For Examining The Terrain Ourselves. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:05:15 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 18 Ex. 4 The Buddha Continues His Discourse On The Powers Of The Sage Who Has Purified The Senses With The Sense Of Smell. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:55:09 GMT Book Extract: Master Kendo’s Evening Meal: The Wisdom Of The Zen Masters By Irmgard Schoegl Scandal And False News Is Something That We Are Only Too Willing To Believe. In This Story Master Kendo's Straightforwardness Cuts Through To The Truth And Moves The Heart Of His Liege Lord. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 10:03:10 GMT Book Extract: The Zen Teaching Of Bodhidharma Tr. Red Pine To Celebrate Bodhidharma Day, Which Occurred This Week, We Feature An Extract From His Bloodstream Sermon, One Of The Writings Attributed To The First Patriarch Found At Dunhuang. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:19:04 GMT Exercise In Mindfulness: When The ‘Party’ Goes Out Of The Practice Our Meditation And Mindfulness Practice Can Lose Its Vitality Over Time. What Strategies Can We Develop To Reinvigorate It? Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:09:42 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 18 Ex. 3 The One Who Takes This Sutra Into His Heart Will Discern All Voices In The Three Worlds Of Desire, Form And No-Form. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:23:11 GMT Book Extract: Modern Man In Search Of A Soul By C. G. Jung A Withering Inditement Of The Impact Of The Western Shadow On The World By One Of The Fathers Of Modern Depth Psychology. Sat, 06 Oct 2018 09:34:00 GMT Podcast: Discourse On The Inexhaustible Lamp [7] Master Torei Moves Onto The Importance Of Post-satori Training And Daibi Makes Clear That Once-only-satori Is Not Enough! Wed, 24 Oct 2018 17:21:57 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation: Shifty Shapers One Of The Abilities Ascribed To The Witch Was The Power To Change Shape. This Article Explores This Ability In Terms Of How Consciousness Undergoes Its Own Transformations In Response To Circumstances. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:52:05 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 18 Ex. 2 The Buddha Explains How The Ear, Once Purified, Can Hear All Sounds Without Distortion In The Six Realms. Sat, 29 Sep 2018 09:51:11 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation: Buddhism & Folklore Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:15:02 GMT Book Extract: Mādhyamika And Yogācara; A Study Of Mahāyanā Philosophies By Gadjin M. Nagao The Mādhyamika School Formulated The Radical Doctrine Of 'emptiness', But Is Emptiness Really Empty? The Yogācara Took A Different View On This Enigmatic Teaching. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:35:02 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 18 Ex. 1 In This Chapter The Buddha Extols The Ability Of This Sutra To Clear The Six Sense Bases To See Reality. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:08:04 GMT Book Extract: Chinese Thought: From Confucius To Mao Tsê-Tung By H.G Creel Confucius, A Contemporary Of The Buddha, Invoked The Concept Of 'li' To Describe The Emotional Training Necessary As Part Of An All-round Human Education. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:19:54 GMT Book Extract: To Lhasa In Disguise By W. Montgomery McGovern Dr Montgomery McGovern May Well Have Been The Inspiration For Indiana Jones. He Was An Adventurer, War Correspondent And Writer Who Mixed Science With A Sense Of Adventure! Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:15:15 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 190 & 192 Letting-go Of Cherished Things Can Be Fearful For 'I', But Taking Refuge Also Means Gaining Support. In This Verse Jenny Hall Discusses The Strength Found In Taking Refuge In Buddha. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:33:42 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 17 Extract 2 In This Extract The Buddha Declares That A Lifetime Of Merit Accumulated Making Offerings Pales In Comparison To One Person Accepting The Teaching Of The Lotus. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:16:47 GMT Book Extract: Zen At Daitoku-ji By Dr. Jon Covell And Abbot Yamada Sōbin, This Book Celebrates The Rich History, Art And Cultural Contribution From One Of The Great Rinzai Zen Training Complexes In Kyoto. Abbot Sōbin And Jon Covell Take Us On An Armchair Visit, Second Best Only To Seeing It In Person. Sat, 08 Sep 2018 10:17:58 GMT The Buddhist Society Summer School Report 2018 Our Week Long Round Up Of Events, Stories And Teachings From The Annual Buddhist Society Summer School In Cirencester 2018. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:55:30 GMT Podcast: Discourse On The Inexhaustible Lamp [6] In This Excerpt From Master Torei, He Speaks Of The Importance Of Post Insight Training To Ensure That It Holds In Daily Life As Well As On The Cushion. The Podcast Covers Stories From The Lotus Sutra And From The Hindu Tradition. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:41:46 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 17 Extract 1. The Buddha Expounds On The Merit Accrued By Those Who Take Up The Teaching Of The Lotus Sutra And Expound It To Others. Sat, 01 Sep 2018 13:02:34 GMT Book Extract: The Masks Of God: Primitive Mythology By Joseph Campbell The American Mythologist Joseph Campbell's Work Has Provided The Source Books For Hollywood Writers, Psychotherapists And Spiritual Seekers Alike. This Extract Is From The First Volume Of His Magnum Opus 'The Masks Of God' Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:10:46 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 16 Extract 7 The Buddha Identifies With The Wisdom Of The Lotus And With Those Who Live Out Of It's Wisdom With Compassion In Their Hearts. Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:45:45 GMT In Light Of Asia: 5. Georgia O'Keeffe & Mark Rothko In This Final Essay, Michael O'Neill Looks At The Influence Of Buddhism And Zen On Western Abstract And Surreal Artists. Wed, 03 Oct 2018 12:49:52 GMT BOOK REVIEW: Novice To Master: An Ongoing Lesson In The Extent Of My Own Stupidity Soko Morinaga Michael Haggiag Reviews This Classic Autobiography Of A Contemporary Zen Master And Recalls His Own Memories Of This Man Of Zen. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 10:16:00 GMT Recommended Summer Reads From The Zen Gateway 2018 If You Are Going On Holiday Soon And Looking For Inspiration For Reading Material, Try Our Book Recommendations Below. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:50:23 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 289 The 12th Link Of The Chain Of Dependent Origination Is 'Death', But There Is A Death-in-life Necessary To Experience Life More Fully. Jenny Hall Explores This Theme. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:46:47 GMT Podcast: Discourse On The Inexhaustible Lamp [5] In This Podcast Is Discussed The Dangers Of Taking The States And Visions That Can Arise As A Product Of Zazen As 'ultimate Reality'. Wed, 22 Aug 2018 12:01:01 GMT In Light Of Asia: 4. Marcel Duchamp Marcel Duchamp Was Reluctant To 'explain' His Art But There Is Evidence That He Was Deeply Influenced By Buddhist Symbols And Conceptions Of 'No-I' And Impermanence. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:15:31 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 16 Extract 6 The Buddha Explains That One Who Keeps This Sutra Close Is Close To The Tathagata. Thu, 09 Aug 2018 07:49:04 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Contemplating The Treasures Of The House Mindfulness Is The Doorway Through Which A Deeper Relationship With The World Is Experienced. This Exercise Discusses How Gratitude Can Create A Re-connection With The World That A Selfish Heart Can Take Away. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:29:36 GMT Book Extract: Shinto: The Kami Way By Sokyo Ono In Japan Buddhism Has Always Rubbed Shoulders With Shinto A Native Animist Religion. In This Extract We Discover How Shinto Practice Is Carried Out In The Home And What It Means To Its Devotees. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 10:11:07 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 341 Birth And Re-birth Are Central Features Of The Wheel Of Life. In This Article Jenny Hall Looks At This Process And Its Implications For Zen Practice. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:52:10 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 16 Extract 5 The Buddha Reveals His Parinirvana As A Skilful Means So That Beings Do Not Take The Dharma For Granted. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:41:13 GMT In Light Of Asia: 3. Claude Monet Claude Monet, Inspired By The Buddha's Teaching Of Impermanence Created Works Of Contemplative Art, Using Impressionism To Give A Fleeting Quality To His Work. Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:24:25 GMT BOOK REVIEW: No-Gate Gateway - A New Translation Of The Mumonkan By David Hinton Jeremy Frank Reviews A New Translation Of This Seminal Zen Text The Collection Of 48 Koan Cases By Master Mumon. Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:09:10 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 16 Extract 4 The Buddha Advises Those Who Seek Enlightenment To Practice The Following Virtues. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 11:54:56 GMT In Light Of Asia: The Emergence Of Artistic Interest Towards The Orient. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:24:53 GMT In Light Of Asia: 2. Paul Gaugin & Vincent Van Gogh Although Known For Their 'hell-raising' Lifestyles Both Gaugin And Van Gogh Were Deeply Touched By The Teachings Of Buddhism As Well As By The Styles Of Japanese Art. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 07:38:17 GMT The Alchemy Of Transformation: Buddhism & Folklore We Begin A Series Of Articles Looking At The Transformative Process Of Individual Psychology Through Folk Stories And Look At How The Motifs Contained Therein Shed A Light On Those Described By Buddhist Practice Formulae. Wed, 05 Sep 2018 12:20:53 GMT In Light Of Asia: The Emergence Of Artistic Interest Towards The Orient. This Week We Begin A New Series Of Articles About The Influence Of Oriental And Specifically Buddhist Ideas On Western Art. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:44:25 GMT Podcast: Discourse On The Inexhaustible Lamp [4] Master Torei Discusses The Subject Of 'Faith' In Practice And Daibi Clarifies This Term In Zen Practice. A Podcast Opens Out This Explanation Thu, 12 Jul 2018 06:47:52 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 16 Extract 3 The Revelation Of The Buddha's Age Draws Great Devotion And Reverence Which Refreshes The Aspiration For Enlightenment. Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:22:39 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 16 Extract 2 By Revealing The True Extent Of His Nature The Buddha Draws Every Atom In The Universe Towards Perfect Enlightenment. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:47:28 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Originally No Rubbish The Judgements 'I' Make About The Things Around Me Conditions 'my' Experience Of The World. In This Exercise We Look At How To Connect Up With The World Rather Than Stand Apart From It. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:43:03 GMT Book Extract: The Japanese Cult Of Tranquillity By Karlfried Graf Von Dürckheim A Controversial Figure, Dürckheim Wrote Extensively On Chinese And Japanese Religion, Was A Student Of DT Suzuki And Developed His Own Psychotherapy Based On His Experience In Japan. Tue, 26 Jun 2018 08:56:12 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 166 By Attending To What Arises In Our Own Heart; The Practitioner Cultivates What She Will Become. Jenny Hall Looks At How The Past Affects The Present. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:44:16 GMT Book Extract The Sanka Shu - The Mountain Hermitage By Saigyō The Ideal Of One Who Renounces The World To Take To The Wandering Life Finds Its Example In The Life Of Saigyō A Samurai Warrior Turned Poet Who Penned These Verses. Bashō Greatly Admired His Poetry. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 09:08:20 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 16 Extract 1. The Buddha Addresses The Buddha-to-come, Maitreya, About The Powers Acquired By The Great Bodhisattvas On Hearing His Last Sermon. Thu, 07 Jun 2018 07:06:51 GMT Book Extract: The Book Of Tea By Okakura-Kakuzo, The Tea-ceremony Or 'cha-do' Is One Of The Many 'ways' That Have Been Used To Enhance Spiritual Practices In China And Japan. Here We See How The Principles Learnt Are Part Of A Deeper Maturation Of The Individual. Wed, 30 May 2018 08:32:38 GMT BOOK REVIEW: What’s Wrong With Mindfulness (And What Isn’t): Zen Perspectives, Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum And Barry Magid Michael O'Neill Reviews This Collection Of Essays On The Current Debate Between Buddhism And The Secular Mindfulness Movement. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:21:20 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 15 Extract 7 The Buddha Appears Dependent Upon The Existence Of Deluded Beings; Ever Pondering The Paths Towards Enlightenment For Us. Mon, 28 May 2018 08:51:30 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 15 Extract 6 The Buddha Is Ever-present Although He Might Not Be Seen By Beings. However, Whether Visible Or Not He Is Always Leading Beings To Liberation. Sat, 19 May 2018 07:18:14 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 421 In A World That Is Constantly Changing, As The Buddha Taught, Clinging Attachment Will Lead To Suffering. In This Article Jenny Hall Looks At How This Clinging Causes Us To Feel Cut Off From Others. Sat, 02 Jun 2018 08:38:27 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 15 Extract 5 The Buddha Exists Eternally And Yet Appears To Be Born, Grow Up, Turn The Wheel Of The Dharma And Then Die To Encourage All Beings To Liberation. Thu, 10 May 2018 06:56:30 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Who Are You Really? Every Day We Wear Masks In Order To Relate To The World; We Even Build Up A Picture Of Self To Myself; But Who Wears All These Masks? Who Is The 'Master Of Self'? Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:17:49 GMT Review: A Monk's Guide To Clean A House And Mind By Shoukei Matsumoto This Book, By A Japanese Shin Monk, Carefully Describes How To Transform 'meaningless' Chores Into Revelations Of Spiritual Worth In This Delightful New Penguin Publication. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:42:25 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 15 Extract 4 The Buddha Reveals That His Life Is A Skilful Means To Bring All Beings To Liberation. Fri, 04 May 2018 17:54:23 GMT Review: THE RINZAI ZEN WAY, A Guide To Practice By Meido Moore Michael Haggiag Reviews The Latest Publication From The Shambhala Press On Zen Training. This Book Is Aimed At Those Starting Out And Gives Useful Tips On Zazen And The Teacher/student Relationship. Tue, 01 May 2018 06:34:40 GMT The Records Fo The Transmission Of The Lamp (vol. 5) Ex. 1 Tr. Randolph S. Whitfield We Embark On The Fifth Volume Of This Classic Of The Zen Canon, Translated For The First Time Into English And With A Podcast Commentary On This Extract. Thu, 17 May 2018 19:32:14 GMT Book Extract: Glimpses Of Unfamiliar Japan (First Series) By Lafacadio Hearn Lafacadio Hearn Visits The Cave Of The Children’s Ghosts In Kaka-ura In Western Japan Where Bodhisattva Jizō Takes Care Of Travellers And Children Alike. Thu, 03 May 2018 08:06:53 GMT Podcast: The Inexhaustible Lamp By Torei Enji [3] Master Torei Begins To Describe The Chapters Of The Book Beginning With The Lineage; Authenticity, Faith And Affinity Links Are Discussed And Unpacked. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:31:24 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 15 Extract 3 The Buddha Begins To Expound His Teaching On Skilful Means, How He Teaches According To Time, Place And Capacity Of The Hearers. Fri, 27 Apr 2018 07:38:48 GMT Book Extract: The Dhammapada By Eknath Easwaran Professor Eknath Brought Together A Complete Fluency In Sanskrit And Pali, A Practitioner’s Deep Understanding Of Buddhism And A Beautiful English Prose Style To Produce This Exquisite Rendition Of A Seminal Text. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:02:07 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 15 Extract 2 The Buddha Preaches That His Enlightenment Happened Long, Long Ago Beyond Human Comprehension. Wed, 11 Apr 2018 06:47:22 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 336 Jenny Hall Discusses The Connection Between Different Forms Of Desire And The Sense Of 'self' Each Creates In This Latest Verse. Tue, 08 May 2018 09:17:49 GMT Book Extract: The Narrow Road To The Deep North By Matsuo Bashō Matsuo Bashō (1644-94), Was The Greatest Of The Japanese Haiku Poets. A Master Of The 17 Syllable Poetic Form He Turned To Zen In Later Life. This Book Is A Collection Of His Travel Sketches And Poems. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:06:07 GMT The Zen Gateway: Easter Essay 2018 Spring And Easter Remind Us Of The Re-emergence Of Life From Death. A Curious Story From The Sermons Of Rinzai Shed Light On This Great Mystery. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:05:54 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 15 Extract 1. We Begin A New Chapter Entitled 'The Duration Of Life Of The Tathagata'. The Buddha Calls To His Followers Three Times And Begins To Expound On This Matter. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:14:29 GMT Book Extract: A Book Of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) Was A 'masterless Samurai' Or Ronin Who Was The Founder Of The Ichi School Of Kendo. He Was Also A Philosopher And Deeply Spiritual Man Who Sought Enlightenment Through The 'Way' Of Strategy And Warcraft. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 16:25:35 GMT Monkey's Brave New World: Monkey Gets Paroled The Quest To India Is Underway And Monkey Pledges His Allegiance To The Mission But Old Habits Die Hard! Wed, 09 May 2018 07:59:49 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Great Courage Facing Ones Own Heart Requires Resolve And Constancy. In This Third Requirement For Zen Practice We Look At Some Pitfalls That Can Occur When Making Our Effort To Practice. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:02:06 GMT Book Extract: Psychology And The East By C.G. Jung In This Extract From His Foreword To D.T Suzuki's 'Introduction To Zen Buddhism', Jung Ponders The Problems A Westerner May Encounter When Approaching An Eastern Discipline. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:08:58 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 87 Jenny Hall Explains That When This Notion Of 'I' To Which The Afflicted Heart Clings Is Laid Down Then The Heart Opens And A Warm Light Shines At One With All. Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:50:19 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 14 Ex. 7 The Buddha Is Asked How To Walk The Bodhisattva Path To Full And Complete Enlightenment. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:36:18 GMT Review: Living With Gods, Peoples, Places and Worlds Beyond At The British Museum, London: 2 November 2017 – 8 April 2018 Michael O'Neill & Nick Julius Share Their Impressions Of This Exhibition Currently On Show At The British Museum Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:18:26 GMT Podcast: The Inexhaustible Lamp By Torei Enji [2] Discussing The Preface By Torei, This Podcast Looks At The Development Of Buddhism, The Tendai Classification Of Sutras And The Unifying Role Of The Lotus Sutra And Mapping This Development Onto The Bull Herding Pictures. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:14:25 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 14 Ex. 6 The Buddha Declares How, Since His Own Awakening At Bodh Gaya, He Has Been Maturing These Bodhisattvas. Sat, 10 Mar 2018 09:38:28 GMT Book Extract: Magic And Mystery In Tibet By Alexandra David Neel The Explorer And Writer Alexandra David Neel Wrote Many Books About Her Travels And The Teachings She Received From Tibetan Masters. This Book Encapsulates The Wonder And Mystery She Encountered On Her Travels In The High Himalayas. Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:49:53 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: A Great Root Of Doubt In This Exercise We Continue Looking At The Traditional Three Requirements For Zen Training. A Spiritual Practice Can Realise A Lot Of Power Into The Psyche. If The Heart Is Not Truly Gentled Then A Monstrous Ego Can Result. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:04:34 GMT Book Extract: Peaks And Lamas By Marco Pallis Marco Pallis Was A Writer And Mountaineer Who Wrote About His Travels In The Himalayas And His Encounters With Its People And Spiritual Teachers. This Book 'Peaks And Lamas' Was A Classic And He Did Much To Campaign On Behalf Of The Tibetan People. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:53:26 GMT Podcast: Troubleshooting Zen Study & Practice Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:11:16 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 14: Extract 4 Manjushri Enquires Of The Buddha From Whence The Bodhisattvas, Who Have Just Appeared, Came From? Sat, 03 Mar 2018 08:05:32 GMT Book Extract: In Ghostly Japan By Lafcadio Hearn In This Strange Tale From Japan A Rat And A Broken Tile Lead A Scholar To His Destiny. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:25:42 GMT Book Extract: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism By Chögyam Trungpa Chögyam Trungpa (1939-87),was A Tibetan Lama, Writer And Sometimes Controversial Buddhist Teacher. This Book Catalogues The Pitfalls The Spiritual Seeker Can Fall Into, Which Trungpa Calls 'spiritual Materialism'. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:11:42 GMT PODCAST: The Inexhaustible Lamp By Torei Enji [1] The First In A Series Of Podcasts Exploring Extracts From This Seminal Zen Text Which Lays Out The Reformed Hakuin System Of Zen Training, With Commentary By Master Daibi Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:15:31 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: A Great Root Of Faith It Is Said That Zen Practice Requires Three Things: A Great Root Of Faith, A Great Ball Of Doubt And Fierce Determination. This Exercise Looks At The Practical Need For The First Requirement. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:18:24 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 14: Ex. 5 The Assembly All Want To Know Where These Bodhisattvas Have Come From Who Have Just Ascended From Underneath The Earth. Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:02:11 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 14: Extract 3 Having Arisen From The Gaps In The Earth The Bodhisattvas Venerate The Two Tathagatas Sitting Within The Heavenly Stupa. Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:13:12 GMT Book Extract; The Essentials Of Buddhist Philosophy By Janjiro Takakusu In This Book Prof. Takakusu Sought To Bring Into One Volume A Preçis Of All Buddhist Thought That Has Existed Over Two And A Half Millennia. Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:54:05 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 14: Ex. 2 The Earth Breaks Open And Bodhisattvas Issue Forth In Great Numbers From The Ether Below The Surface. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:10:25 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Thawing Out From The Spiritual Ice-age. In This Exercise Master Daiyu Myokyo Sums Up The Focus Of Practice As The Re-linking Back Into The Mysterious Power That Lies Beyond The Delusion Of 'I'. Sat, 03 Feb 2018 09:10:49 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 194 Short Term Gains Can Mask Longer Term Pain. Jenny Hall Tells A Seasonal Story To Make The Point. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:03:17 GMT Book Extract: Studies In The Lankavatara Sutra By D.T. Suzuki The Lankavatara Sutra Lays Out The Philosophical Teachings Of The Yogachara Or Mind-Only School Of Buddhism. It Influenced The Teachings And Practices Of The Zen School And Retains Its Importance To Zen Down To The Present Day. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:29:20 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 14 Ex. 1 Issuing Of Bodhisattvas From The Gaps Of The Earth. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:46:18 GMT PODCAST: Master Rinzai's: Wearing Many Robes Master Rinzai Compares The Wearing Of Robes To The Putting On And Taking Off The Facets Of Personality. These Robes Have Their Uses But Become Problematical If We Over-identify With Them. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:03:55 GMT Book Extract: A History Of Zen Buddhism By Heinrich Dumoulin, S.J. In This Extract Professor Dumoulin Looks At How The Early Christian Missionaries Saw Zen And Reveals Their Ambivalent Feelings Towards It. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:07:27 GMT The Zen Gateway: A Year In View 2017 As The Zen Gateway Reaches Its Fifth Birthday This Year We Look Back Over The Past 12 Months At Some Of Our Favourite Items From The Year. We Hope You Enjoy Them Too! Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:13:53 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 16 The Daughter Of The Naga King Presents The Buddha With A Jewel. Sat, 06 Jan 2018 10:26:39 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 83 Finding The Middle Way Between The Highs And Lows Is No Easy Task. The Buddha Saw The Root Of Being Dragged Along By The Emotional Household As Clinging. How Do We Extract Ourselves From This State When Much Of Our Entertainment Is Geared Towards It Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:01:34 GMT PODCAST: Master Rinzai's Fallen Arches Master Rinzai Once Asked His Monks: What Are You Running After So Hotly? A Good Question For This Yuletide Time. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:46:09 GMT Book Extract: The Catalpa Bow - A Study Of Shamanistic Practices In Japan By Dr Carmen Blacker Dr Blacker Describes The Shamanic Figures Surviving In Japan Today, Their Initiatory Dreams, Their Ascetic Practices. She Has Witnessed And Participated In Many Of The Rituals She Describes. Tue, 02 Jan 2018 11:17:22 GMT The Zen Gateway Christmas Essay 2017 This Year's Essay Looks At How We Unconsciously Cling To A 'Buddhist' Identity And The Danger It Can Pose If We Forget That Our Religion Calls On Us To Be Of Service To All Sentient Beings. Sun, 31 Dec 2017 08:41:21 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 15 Manjushri Reveals That The Eight-year-old Daughter Of A Naga King Lives The Lotus Sutra. Is There Any Excuse For All Of Us Not To Follow Her Example? Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:54:00 GMT Books: Reader Recommendations For Christmas 2017 Whether You Are Looking For A Stocking Filler For The Buddhist In Your Life Or Pondering What To Read Over The Holiday Period. Maybe Something For The Kids? Take A Look At Our Reader Recommendations For Xmas. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:46:16 GMT PODCAST: Rohatsu Week Talk As Part Of Our Our Week Long Commemoration Of The Buddha's Enlightenment We Look At The Most Important Phase Of The Buddha's Spiritual Journey, His Awakening And What This Means To Our Daily Life Practice. Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:09:16 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 279 Jenny Hall Looks At The 'split' Between 'in Here' And 'out There' And How We Feel Cut Off From Nature As A Result Of This Dichotomy.. Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:27:29 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 14 In This Passage The Buddha Declares The Benefits For Those Who Venerate The Stupa And Who Have Doubts Removed By Hearing This Passage From This Sutra. Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:27:36 GMT Readings For Rohatsu: Meditations On The Buddha's Enlightenment The Zen Gateway Will Offer Its Own Contribution At This Time In The Form Of Daily Extracts From The Teachings And Texts Marking This Event And Providing Material For Contemplation For This Special Week. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:35:14 GMT Stories Retold: Vimalakirti 2 Manjushri Tells A Dark Tale Of Murder And Karmic Retribution That Gets Everyone's Attention. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:39:49 GMT Images Of Truth: Amida Buddha - Muromachi Period The Pure Land School Arose In China And Spread To Japan Where It Has Become Very Popular Amongst The Laity. It Requires Practitioners To Call Upon The Name Of Amida Buddha To Save The Petitioner And To Ensure Rebirth In The Western Paradise. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:38:12 GMT Some Thoughts On Chanting Chanting, And Other Devotional Practices, May Not Be As Appealing As Meditation; However All Buddhist Schools Practice It. This Article Argues That Such Devotions Point Beyond 'I' And Re-link Us To Something Deeper And More Mysterious In The Heart. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:44:34 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 13 The Buddha Tells The Story Of His Previous Life Of How He Began His Quest For The Lotus Teaching. Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:22:40 GMT PODCAST: Master Sosan: Who Puts You Under Restraint? What Is The 'liberation' Of Which The Buddha Spoke? What Puts Us Under Constraint And How Do We Attain To Liberation? Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:01:02 GMT Book Extract: Look And See: Buddhist Teaching Stories With Commentaries By The Venerable Myokyo-ni This New Publication Is A Collection Of Stories And Sayings Used By The Late Daiyu Myokyo Zenji To Illustrate Zen Teachings & Practice. Each Story Is Accompanied By Her Comments Teasing Out The Teaching Point And How It Works In Practice. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:15:59 GMT Book Extract: A First Zen Reader By Trevor Leggett Trevor Leggett Dedicated His Life To Introducing The English Speaking World To The Spiritual Principles Of The Far East, Especially Japan. Whether It Was Religion Or Judo He Mined Rich Strata To Find Principles By Which We Could Learn To Live. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:51:52 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: 5. A Light In The Heart Of Darkness Facing Difficult Emotions And Moods Is All Part Of A Meditation Practice. These Things Are Not 'evil' Nor To Be Rejected. As The Year Has A Light And Dark Half, So Do We. How Do We Relate To This Fact And How Do We Do This In Practice? Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:20:46 GMT Books Sat, 27 Jun 2020 10:27:50 GMT Book Extract: The Zen Koan By Isshu Miura & Ruth Fuller Sasaki One Of The Fascinating Methods Used By Rinzai Zen To Bring Students To Insight Is The 'koan'. In This Book We Find Out What They Are And How They Are Used Plus Something Of Their History. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:47:07 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 12 The Mahayana Sutras Often Proclaimed That Their Remembrance And Recitation In Itself Creates 'Noble Ones' And Is To Be Praised. Here The Buddha Tells Of The Difficulty In Obtaining The Lotus Law. Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:03:04 GMT PODCAST: Commentary On Three Encounters With Master Daoyou In This Podcast, Which Is A Commentary On An Extract From Records Of The Transmission, We Look At Laying Down The Rules To Empty The Heart. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:40:58 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 11 The Buddha Explains The Difficulty In Expounding The Wisdom Of The Lotus Once He Has Become Extinct. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:13:50 GMT Remembering Bamiyan - An Afghan Adventure: Interview With John Eskenazi John Eskenazi Travelled To Afghanistan In The 1970s And Recalls The Impact Of Visiting The Bamiyan Valley, Its People And The 'Father And Mother' Who Watched Over Them. Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:15:26 GMT Book Extract: The Embossed Tea Kettle By Hakuin Ekaku Zenji The Embossed Tea Kettle And Other Stories Introduces The Writings Of One Of The Best Loved Figures Of Japanese Zen. His Gentle Warmth And Sincerity Shines Through His Writings. Here We Present An Extract. Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:25:40 GMT PODCAST: How Does Virtue Connect With Freedom. A Look At Dependent Origination In The Pali Canon. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:52:17 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 10 An Extinct Buddha Re-appears To Hear The Law Of The Lotus Sutra And Shakyamuni Asks Us If We Too Would Strive To Attain This Law? Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:18:02 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 375 “First Of All A Bhikkhu Must Guard His Senses, Be Calm And Obey The Right Rules.” Jenny Hall Unpacks This Verse And Asks How Can We See Clearly? Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:10:50 GMT PODCAST: Master Runa & The Deaf Flute Player Master Runa Points Out The Centrality Of Practice In Understanding The Essence Of The Buddha's Teachings. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:45:42 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 9 The Two Buddhas Share The Throne Within The Jewelled Stupa And Become Meteors In The Sky. Sat, 07 Oct 2017 08:20:57 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 8 Buddha Sakyamuni Opens The Body Of The Jewelled Stupa To Reveal The Buddha Within. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:58:30 GMT PODCAST: Master Shishi On Appearance & Reality. A Casual Conversation On The Nature Of The Moon Reveals Hidden Complexities In The Mahayana Understanding Of Reality. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:02:00 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 7 All The Buddhas Of The Eastern Region Request Buddha Sakyamuni To Open The Stupa Of Jewels. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:42:32 GMT TRAVEL: Japan Unmasked Linda Marlow Reports Back On Her Recent Trip To Japan. Memories Of The Flora, Fauna, Temples, Culture And Cuisine Leave A Lasting Impression. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:52:28 GMT A FOREIGNER ON THE ZEN WAY Zen Traces Of The Twentieth Century Pioneers: Information For Those Wishing To Travel To Japan To Study Zen From The Pre-internet Age. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:47:20 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 6 The Tathagatas Take Their Place On Their Thrones Underneath The Jewel Tree. Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:53:01 GMT THE BUDDHIST SOCIETY SUMMER SCHOOL REPORT 2017 Once Again Located At The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester In The Heart Of The Cotswolds. A Combination Of Study, Meditation And Cultural Talks With Over 90 People In Attendance. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:20:04 GMT PODCAST: Master Shishi Expounds On The Tao This Podcast Is A Comment On A Dialogue Between Master Shishi And Yangshan From The Records Of The Transmission. It Discusses The Influence Of Taoism, Two Truths, The Ever-present Nature Of Reality, Emptiness And The Opening Up Of The Heart. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:11:09 GMT Zen In English Literature And Oriental Classics Reginald Blyth May Not Be So Well Known These Days But His Influence On Early And Mid-twentieth Century Writers And Travellers Was Considerable. He Popularised Both Japan And Zen Buddhism And Was A Major Contributor In Bringing Haiku To The West. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:09:42 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 5 The Tathagata Produces A Great Vision Of All The Buddha Fields Surrounding Our World. The Assembly Are Struck With Awe At The Unending Influence Of All The Buddhas Of The Ten Directions. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 21:36:47 GMT PODCAST: Shishi And The Knife This Talk Opens This Week's Extract From Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp Vol. 4 Which Starts This Week. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:59:45 GMT Records Of The Transmission Vol. 4: The Venerable Tanzhou Shishi Shandao This Week We Begin On Volume 4 Of This Seminal Zen Text Recording The Teachings And Sayings Of The Zen Masters Which Form The Basis For Many Of The Koans Still In Use Today. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:45:15 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 4 This Extract Shows The Important Role Of Sutra Worship To The Formulation Of The Three Bodies Of The Buddha. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:49:21 GMT BOOK CLUB: Summer Reads 2017 Looking For Something To Read For The Holidays? Why Not Take A Look At Our Reader Recommendations On Buddhist And Buddhist Themed Books. Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:07:40 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 3 The Buddha Explains Why There Was A Shout Coming From The Stupa. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:23:41 GMT PODCAST: A Commentary On Questions To Shozan Shonen Pt. 3 In This Podcast We Feature, Karma, Self-reliance And The Importance Of The Lineage For The Cultivation Of Faith And Motivation. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:24:51 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 2 The Buddha Explains That The Sound Coming From The Stupa Made Of Precious Materials Comes From The True Body Of A Buddha. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:30:40 GMT Extracts From: The Wisdom Of The Zen Masters These 'wisdom Sayings' Of The Zen Masters Were Collected By Master Daiyu Myokyo And Published Back In The Mid 1970s. They Give A Sense Of The Immediacy And Practicality Of The Zen School. Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:30:54 GMT Stories Re-told: Introduction To The Vimalakirti Sutra. Vimalakirti, The Layman Who Makes Gentle Fun Of Arhats And Bodhisattvas, Likes A Joke And Can Even Give The Buddha A Run For His Money. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:37:56 GMT PODCAST: A Commentary On Questions To Shozan Shonen Pt. 2 Our Commentary Expands On The Direct Answers Given By Shozan Shonen To His Monks. These Answers Are Placed In The Context Of The Buddha's Teachings And The Profound Understanding Of The Mahayana. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:41:12 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 11: Extract 1. Chapter 11, Apparition Of A Stupa, Is The Half-way Mark Of The Lotus Sutra. It Is The Most Dramatic, Complex, Fantastical And Powerful Chapter Of The Entire Sutra And Heralds A Moving Change In Its Tone. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:26:17 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 92 Zen Training Helps Us To Shed All Labels, Pictures And Projections. Only Then Can Reality Be Seen In Each Changing Moment. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:04:36 GMT A Hell Of Our Own Making. Dr Alan Sidi Tells Two Stories To Illustrate How Attachment To 'myself' Can Cut Off Our Humanity And Leave Us In A Hell Of Our Own Making. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:49:55 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: 5. Skeptical Doubt Skeptical Doubt Is An Emotional Reaction Based On Either Prejudice Or Fear. The Great Ball Of Doubt Is An Openness That Allows For There To Be Something Beyond My Own Views. They Have Two Quite Different Feeling Tones. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:01:07 GMT PODCAST: Questions To Shuzan Shonen The Importance Of Lineage, The Balance Of Tradition And Personal Insight. Harmony And The Need To Align With Nature. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:45:11 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 10: Episode 3 16. Let One Listen To This Exalted Sûtra, Avoiding All Distractedness; For Rare Is The Occasion (given) For Hearing It, And Rare Also The Belief In It. Sat, 08 Jul 2017 10:51:59 GMT The Emergence Of The Mahayana Pt. 2: The Sutras. The Lotus Sutra Falls Within The Second Turning Of The Dharma Wheel And Has Particular Characteristics, Such As The Use Of Skilful Means. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:07:41 GMT Stories Re-told: The Map Is Not The Territory “What Would You Think If The Man, Having Crossed The River, Thought To Himself, ‘That Raft Has Served Me Well. I Will Now Carry It On My Back Over The Land.’? Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:22:35 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 10: Episode 2 That Preacher Of The Law Must Be Honoured With Divine And Human Flowers And All Sorts Of Perfumes; Be Decked With Divine Cloth And Strewed With Jewels. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:52:23 GMT Stories Re-told: Everything That Glisters... The Creative Mind Is An In-born Function That Underpins Child's Play And Night Terrors Alike. Dreaming Is Not Just Confined To Sleep But Continues During Waking Hours. This Parable Explores How This Fact Manifests In Our Everyday World. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:47:08 GMT Emergence Of Mahayana Pt. 1: The Great Way & The Sutras. Dr Alan Sidi Continues His Journey Into The Early History Of Mahayana Buddhism And Looks At The Problem Of How The Mahayana Sutras Sought Authenticity After The Buddha's Death. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:53:47 GMT PODCAST: A Commentary On Our Extract From Records Of The Transmission: '3 Wrongs' The Question Of The Opposites In Mahayana Buddhism Is Fundamental To Understanding The Buddha's Teaching Of The Middle Way. How Does This Work When It Comes To Questions Of 'good And Evil'? Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:25:09 GMT Stories Re-told: Turning A Tap In Adelaide, A Downpour In London A Certain Province In China Was Suffering A Terrible Drought. They Had Tried All The Usual Magical Charms And Rites To Produce Rain But To No Avail. Then Someone Said To Call The Rainmaker. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:11:04 GMT Guernsey Buddhist Group Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:30:30 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 183 When Someone Is Experiencing Difficulties, It Is Not Uncommon To Hear The Remark: “She Has Bad Karma.” The Buddha, However, Taught That An External Power Doesn’t Inflict Karmic Suffering. It Is Created By Our Own Intentional Actions. Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:48:02 GMT The Roots Of The Mahayana In This Short Introduction, Dr Alan Sidi Looks At Sameness And Difference Between Early And Developed Teachings In Buddhism. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:20:17 GMT Stories Re-told: Laying Down The Burden. From Time To Time We All Have The Experience Of Something Niggling Me And I Can Think Of Nothing Else. I Get All Hot Under The Collar About It And Rehearse Scenarios With Imaginary Foes Sat, 10 Jun 2017 11:36:19 GMT PODCAST: A Commentary On Questions To Master Bajiao This Week's Extract From Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp Is Expounded By The Zen Gateway. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:30:06 GMT Stories Re-told: Jumping At Shadows. Whether Or Not There Is Danger, It Is How I Imagine The Danger That Creates My Reaction. Tue, 30 May 2017 10:50:47 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 10: Episode 1 In This Chapter Entitled 'The Preacher' The Buddha Extolls The Power Of Veneration Of This Holy Scripture. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:52:54 GMT Wisdom Sayings Of The Zen Masters A Collection Of Wisdom Sayings From The Zen Tradition, New And Old. Thu, 25 May 2017 14:27:49 GMT Stories Re-told Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:15:32 GMT Stories Re-told: Ananda & The Untouchable Woman A Moving Story From The Buddhist Canon Illustrates The Importance Of Not Just Our Actions But The Motivation Behind Them. Tue, 23 May 2017 08:38:00 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 398 When I Was In My Teens And Still At School I Was Asked To Give A Vote Of Thanks Following A Presentation By A Career Advisor. I Had Never Spoken In Public Before And Desperately Wanted To Do It Well Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:43:24 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 9: Episode 4 The Buddha Completes His Prophesy That 2,000 Monks Shall Attain Buddhahood In Time. Thus Fulfilling The Function Of His Own Buddha-field. Sun, 21 May 2017 09:35:52 GMT In The Landscape Of Spring... In This Short Essay Master Daiyu Myokyo Explains How To Start On The All Important Practice Of 'working With The Emotional Household'. Thu, 18 May 2017 09:48:37 GMT PODCAST: Master Kyogen’s Hanging From The 1,000 Foot Precipice This Commentary Examines The Importance Of The Dilemma, The Ordeal That Smashes The Students Dual Seeing And Allows Her To Attain To The Single Dharma Eye. Fri, 19 May 2017 14:12:26 GMT To Collect The Mind, First Collect The Body. In Buddhism The Mind/Body Is Not A Split But An Interlinked Pair. This Short Articles Explains That We Cannot Train One Without The Other. Tue, 09 May 2017 09:31:10 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 9: Episode 3 The Buddha Prophesies That His Son Rahula Too Will Become A Buddha. A Central Teaching Of This Sutra Is Confirming That All Beings Will Attain Buddhahood In Time. Wed, 10 May 2017 16:57:20 GMT Daiyu Myokyo: Buddhist Practice In A Nutshell For Anyone Faced With Questions From Oneself Or Another As To What The Buddhist Practice Is For? Wed, 03 May 2017 14:51:16 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 90 Faced With The Stresses Of Life We Often Complain, Fri, 12 May 2017 12:57:02 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 9: Episode 2 The Buddha Continues To Make Predictions That These Monks Will Attain Buddhahood. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:12:04 GMT Text: Heart Of Great Wisdom Sutra & Four Vows Text And Translation Of The Two Main Chants In The Zen Tradition. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:23:11 GMT Easter Essay: The Buddha's Birthday At This Of Spring And Renewal The NE Buddhist Tradition Celebrates The Birth Of The Buddha. Dr Alan Sidi Offers His Reflections On This Festival And What It Means In A Buddhist Practice. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:29:09 GMT Podcast: The Story Of Master Kyogen The Famous Case Of The Pebble Click Against The Bamboo Bringing Kyogen To Awakening. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:15:26 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 9: Episode 1 ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FUTURE DESTINY OF ÂNANDA, RÂHULA, AND THE TWO THOUSAND MONKS Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:14:49 GMT What Should I Do? In This Essay Alan Sidi Discusses The Impact Of Buddhist Practice On One's Daily Life And Why We Often Resist It Despite The Benefits. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:14:36 GMT Images Of Truth: Standing Buddha: Greater Gandhara, Afghanistan The Serene Figure Of The Buddha Is A Definitive Image Of Gandharan Sculpture. The Earliest Examples, Dating From The 2nd Century, Are Profoundly Hellenic In Appearance; Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:55:12 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 8: Episode 4 The Arhats Realise That Within Their Own Minds The Seeds Of Buddhahood Had Been Planted Long Ago... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:02:41 GMT Podcast: Bai Jiyu & Jingzhao - Taoism, Skilful Means And The Growth Of Zen In China. In This Podcast We Look At How The Chan/Zen School Arose In Response To The Complicated Philosophy That Had Developed Around Mahayana Buddhism That Threatened To Draw People Away From The Experience Of Ones Own Insight. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:25:58 GMT BOOK REVIEW: Swampland Flowers: The Letters And Lectures Of Zen Master Ta Hui Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:36:10 GMT ARE PRECEPTS NEEDED FOR A MINDFULNESS PRACTICE? Before We Try To Answer This Question It Might Be Worth Considering Why It Is That Human Beings Might Need Precepts, Rules Of Law Or Ethics When It Seems No Other Species On This Planet Seems To Have Them? Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:12:43 GMT Images Of Truth: Seated Buddha, Bihar - Teachings & Tantras From E. India The Seated Buddha Is Depicted In A State Of Intense Meditation, The Smile On His Lips Illustrating His Awareness Of The Serenity Promised To The Faithful In Return For Their Dedication To The Faith. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:50:39 GMT Podcast: Nanquan And Shizu Discuss The 'Buddha Womb' This Podcast Discusses The Teaching Of The Inherent Buddha Nature In All Beings, The Wish-fulfilling Gem And The Path To Buddhahood. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:32:41 GMT Records Of The Transmission Vol. 3: Chan Master Zhong Nanshan Yunji Shizu The Tathagatagharbha Is The Indian Mahayana Teaching Of The 'Buddha-womb' It Is The Pre-cursor To The Chinese Buddhist Teaching Of The Buddha Nature. Here Master Yunji Shizu Is Woken To Its Reality. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:54:01 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: 4. Worry & Flurry Fear Gives Us A Heightened Sense Of Our Surroundings Precisely Because At The Moment Of Fear We Need To Be Taking In As Much Information As Possible In Order To Respond Accurately To Any Threat. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:31:47 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 8: Episode 3 The Buddha Now Turns To The Arhants And Begins To Predicts Their Eventual Buddhahood. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:15:48 GMT Daiyu Myokyo: Transformation Of Emotion Is Not About Being In Control. The Importance Of 'giving Myself Whole-heartedly' Is Key To Real Transformation Of The Heart Energies. Here Master Daiyu Myokyo Exhorts Us To Keep Making That Effort! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:49:49 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 8: Episode 2 The Buddha's Forecasting Of The Buddhahood Of Beings Is A Spur To Take The Great Bodhisattva Vow To Traverse The Path For The Sake Of All Sentient Beings. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:15:33 GMT The Bath Buddhist Group Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:54:46 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 418 In This Comment Upon Verse 418, Jenny Hall Looks At What The Buddha Has To Say About 'serenity'. As More And More People Take Up Meditation And Mindfulness To Escape The Pressures Of Modern Life We Look To The Wisdom Of The Buddha To Find The Cause. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:52:57 GMT Podcast: Questions To Master Fuzhou [2] Why Do We Consider ‘man-made’ Apart From Nature Or What Is Natural? Here We See Our Conception Of Ourselves As Being Apart From And ‘lords Of… ‘ Nature Rather Than Part Of It. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:16:16 GMT Form & Essence In Buddhism: Not Mistaking The Pointing Finger For The Moon. In This Short Article The Late Daiyu Myokyo Zenji Points Out The Importance Of Not Being Beguiled By The Form Of Things Instead To Seek The Essence And Put It Into Practice. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02:28 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 8: Episode 1 ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FUTURE DESTINY OF THE FIVE HUNDRED MONKS Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:55:01 GMT Podcast: Questions To Master Fuzhou Da'an [1] In This Podcast We Discuss The Three Bodies Of The Buddha, The Skandas, And Is There Anything Beyond The World Of Appearances? Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:21:57 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 7: Extract 7 The Buddha Completes The Telling Of The Parable Of The Magic City Which Exhorts The Arhats Onto Full And Complete Enlightenment. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:07:07 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 223 For Many Years As A Teacher At A Multicultural School, I Participated In Projects Designed To Promote Community Harmony. After Retirement It Was Discovered That Two Ex-pupils Were Involved In A Terrorist Attack In London. Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:24:58 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 7: Extract 6 In This Extract The Buddha Begins To Tell The Parable Of The Magic City. Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:32:08 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: 3. Sloth & Torpor Why Is It That, Given The Urgency Of The Situation, The Man Shot With The Poisoned Arrow Delays His Colleagues Taking The Necessary Action Even Though It Means His Own Death? Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:57:20 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 7: Extract 5 A Buddha Reveals The Lotus Sutra To Sixteen Princes After Many Aeons Of Spiritual Practice. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:54:26 GMT Podcast: Master Fuzhou Da'an Rides The Buffalo The Buddha Nature Is Not Something To Be Gained Rather It Is To Be Realised In The Quiet Spaciousness Of The Own Heart; Not Once But Again And Again. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:04:26 GMT A Year In View 2016 The Wheel Of Life Turns Full Circle Once More And After 12 Months We Are A Little Older And Hopefully A Little Wiser. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:54:29 GMT The Oldham Zen Buddhist Group Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:04:00 GMT Hampshire Buddhist Society Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:09:08 GMT REVIEW - Mindfulness Apps: The Next Turning Of The Wheel Or A Shallow Gimmick? Even The Buddha Had To Focus On Key Essentials In Order To Reduce The Vast Range And Depth Of His Experience To Something That Could Be Passed On To Others. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:41:32 GMT The Zen Gateway Christmas Essay 2016 The Bright Lights Of Regent Street In The Centre Of London This Year Feature A Host Of Angels. Soaring Above The Scurrying Shoppers They Raise Their LED Wings Skyward. Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:33:16 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: 2. Anger In Dealing With It We Remember The Old Zen Saying: “Ignore The Leaves And The Branches; Just Stick To The Root.” In This Case The Root Is In The Body. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:26:44 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 204 Advertisements Promise Contentment By Igniting Desire For Endless Material Objects And Experiences. Everything Being In A State Of Flux, None Of These Objects Or Experiences Satisfy For Very Long. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:28:16 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 7: Extract 4 Continuing The Tale Of The Buddha With Many Sons, We Hear The Teachings Of The Four Noble Truths And The 12 Linked Chain Of Arising Due To Conditions. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:43:17 GMT BB VOL.2 PT. 4 Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:24:00 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: 1. Sense Desire This Is The First In A Series Looking At The Practical Application Of The Five Hindrances To Meditation And Mindfulness Practice. In This First Exercise We Consider What Is Desire? Why Is It Central To Buddhist Teaching? Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:29:27 GMT Zen Bites # 20: Mapping The Mind - Final Episode In This Our Final Podcast In The 'Zen Bites' Series Jamie & Martin Look At How Different Maps Of Consciousness And Mind Are Used In Both Spirituality And Psychology To Navigate The Way. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:29:20 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 7: Extract 3 The Sixteen Sons Of A Buddha Praise The Attainment Of Their Father. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:35:50 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 7: Extract 2 In The Beginning When The Lord Had Not Yet Reached Supreme, Perfect Enlightenment And Had Just Occupied The Summit Of The Terrace Of Enlightenment, He Discomfited And Defeated The Whole Host Of Mâra, Sat, 05 Nov 2016 17:03:49 GMT Audio Courses Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:28:22 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 270 “He Who Harms Living Beings Is, For That Reason, Not An Noble One; He Who Does Not Harm Any Living Being Is Called An Noble One.” Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:48:31 GMT Video Talk: Obaku Admonishes His Monks It Is A Common Feature For The Old Masters To Admonish Their Monks To Re-double Their Efforts To See Into What Is Called The ‘Great Matter Of Life & Death Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:52:42 GMT Walk With Me: A New Film About The Monastic Community Of Thich Nhat Hahn. Narrated By Benedict Cumberbatch, Walk With Me Is A Cinematic Journey Into The World Of A Monastic Community Who Practice The Art Of Mindfulness With Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:10:26 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 7: Extract 1 In This Chapter The Buddha Tells The Story Of An Ancient Tathagata And His Sixteen Sons Who Lived Aeons And Aeons Ago. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:50:31 GMT Zen Bites #19: Change & Impermanence - Living With Uncertainty In This Episode Jamie And Martin Discuss, The Buddha's Life Story, Brexit And Intra-psychic Momentary Change. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:55:18 GMT IMAGES OF TRUTH Buddha Head - Cambodian 12th Century The Surviving Fragment Of A Statue Of The Buddha Reveals A Serene Face, Apparently In A State Of Deep Introspection. Tue, 08 Nov 2016 11:02:13 GMT Life In A Japanese Buddhist Temple: Festivals, Practices & Laity Ven. Myokun Recounts A Stay At A Buddhist Temple In Kyoto Recalling Daily Life, Ceremonies And The Role Of Lay People In Temple Life. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:08:54 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 258 One Day He Was Wholeheartedly Weeding And Sweeping When A Loose Pebble Clattered Against A Bamboo. In That Moment There Was No ‘observer’ Just The Sound. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:25:16 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 6: Extract 3 The Buddha Completes His Prophecy Of His Five Disciples Attaining Buddhahood Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:56:19 GMT Societies, Centres & Temples Sun, 11 Nov 2018 18:35:00 GMT The Buddhist Society Sun, 11 Sep 2016 16:02:11 GMT Video Talk: Obaku & The Tiger In This Commentary On An Excerpt From The Records Of The Transmission Obaku Has Two Encounters With Biazhang Who Gives The Transmission But Receives A Bite In Return! Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:36:46 GMT What Is The Way? So This Term ‘the Way’, Connoting A Journey, Features Heavily In Buddhism And Goes Right Back To The Buddha’s Own Parable Of The Raft Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:53:13 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 6: Extract 2 The Buddha Prophesies The Eventual Buddhahood Of His Senior Disciple Subhuti. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:07:56 GMT NOTES FROM THE BUDDHIST SOCIETY SUMMER SCHOOL 2016 The 65th Buddhist Society Summer School Report, Stories And Anecdotes For 2016 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:43:30 GMT Buddha Blog Vol. 2 Pt. 3 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:15:22 GMT Nepal & Bhutan: A Personal Pilgrimage By Linda Marlow We Drove Through The Very Busy And Smokey Streets Of Kathmandu, Looking Out At The Crowds Of People Busy Selling Their Wares, Mothers With Their Babies Sitting On Pavements Selling Jewellery And Trinkets. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:06:50 GMT Zen Bites#18: Shadow, Repression & Acceptance In This Episode Jamie And Martin Discuss The Unconditional Acceptance Of The Shadow Self, Those Unfavourable Parts Of Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:19:50 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 6: Extract 1 In This Chapter The Buddha Makes A Prediction About Mahakasyapa's Future Incarnations. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:21:18 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 305 The Buddha Taught That Devoted And Boundless Energy - The Life Force – Is Our True Nature But Because Of Our Attachments We Do Not Realise This Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:27:21 GMT Video Talk: Master Obaku & The River Crossing. The Talk Covers The Meaning Of Bodily Signs, The Single Dharma Eye, Magic Spells And Much More! Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:09:05 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Six Paramitas - Wisdom Underneath The Surface Level Of ‘I & Other’ - Based Consciousness Lies A Deeper Stratum That Is Immanent, Ever Present, And That Sees This Inter-connected Web Because It Is This Web. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:44:45 GMT Gotta Catch Them All! Nick Julius Succumbs To The Latest Craze, Pokemon Go! Will He Ever Sit Zazen Again? Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:21:21 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 75 We Don't Clean Our Shoes Because We Are Told To. They Are Cleaned Because The Open Heart Responds To Their Need To Be Freed From Dirt. This Is The Paramita Of Discipline. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 20:50:03 GMT An Interview With Jeff Shore: Beating Dust Out Of The Futon - A Critique Of Western Zen. What Happened Was One Of The People Who Had Studied With One Of These Sick Teachers Asked Me To Check Up On His Validity... It Was Like Opening Pandora's Box. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:58:48 GMT Video Talk: Records Of The Transmission - Master Wuye In This Talk: The Significance Of Miraculous Births In Legend & Myth Plus An Encounter With Master Baso And The Everyday Functioning Of The Buddha Nature. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:13:33 GMT Records Of The Transmission Vol 2. Pt.2 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:38:16 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 5: Extract 5 The Buddha Concludes The Parable Of The Rain Cloud By Assuring His Disciples That All Beings Will In The End, Attain Full And Perfect Enlightenment. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:23:29 GMT Video Talk: Master Baso's 'Heart Is Buddha' Based On An Extract From Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp; This Talk Discusses The Buddha's Description Of Consciousness And Its Importance In His Mission To End Human Suffering. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:56:10 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Six Paramitas - Meditation Meditation Is Not Exclusive To Buddhism, In Fact All Religions Have Their Own Versions And Even Within Buddhism There Are An Exhaustive Range Of Practices And Methods. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:29:16 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 5: Extract 4 Yet It Is One And The Same Law Which Is Preached By The Gina, Like The Water Emitted By The Cloud Is One And The Same; Different Only Are The Faculties As Described, Just As The Plants On The Face Of The Earth.” Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:11:27 GMT Zen Bites #17: GRATITUDE Gratitude And The 'giving Of Thanks' Appear In All Religious Practices. In This Podcast Jamie And Martin Discuss Why This Is And How It Is Important As Part Of A Mindfulness Practice. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:42:55 GMT Monkey's Brave New World Vol. 2 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:01:17 GMT Dharma Talk: Carrying A Lamp For Others Too. Dr Alan Sidi Looks At What Spiritual Traditions Say About The Pursuit Of Personal Happiness? In So Doing Giving Points For Zen Training. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:14:29 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: The Six Paramitas - Devoted Energy What Is This Energy? Put Simply It Is The Energy Of Life Itself. It Is The Energy We Use Every Time We Look Or Listen Or Respond. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:27:44 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 5: Extract 3 The Buddha Proclaims The Law As Equal In All Things As Rain Pours Equally On All Regardless Of Status. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:38:44 GMT Video Talk: Upagupta & The Conversion Of Mara A Commentary On An Episode From The Life Of The Great Indian Patriarch Upagupta. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:55:09 GMT VERSES FROM THE DHAMMAPADA 76: ‘Look Upon The Wise Man Who Shows Up Faults As A Revealer Of Treasures.’ Carl Jung Describes This Trait Of Denying Negative Impulses In Ourselves But Seeing Them Clearly In Others As ‘the Shadow’. One Of Its Characteristics Is Egotism. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:44:06 GMT BOOK REVIEW: GRACEFUL EXITS How Great Beings Die: Death Stories Of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist And Zen Masters. GRACEFUL EXITS May Cover Three Spiritual Traditions, But There Is Only One Human Heart. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:27:24 GMT SYMPOSIUM ON THE STATE OF RINZAI ZEN TO COMMEMORATE THE 1,150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF RINZAI GIGEN ZENJI Earlier This Month A Symposium Was Held At Hanazono University In Kyoto, Of Academics From Around The World Discussing Various Aspects Of Rinzai And His Legacy Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:02:40 GMT IMAGES OF TRUTH: Buddha Listens To The Ascetic Bavari Following Indra’s Visit To The Buddha In The Indrashala Cave, A Group Of Ascetics Led By Bavari Came And Debated Their Beliefs. Tue, 24 May 2016 09:07:26 GMT Buddha Blog: Vol 2 Pt 2 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:39:09 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 5: Extract 2 They Yield Their Products, Each According To Its Own Faculty, Reach, And The Particular Nature Of The Germ; Still The Water Emitted (from The Cloud) Is Of But One Essence.” Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:06:23 GMT Zen Bites #16: BODY WISDOM In This Podcast Episode Jamie & Martin Discuss The Role Of The Body As A Source Of Insight And Wisdom. Relinquishing The Cognitive Agenda And Exploring A Realm Of Pure Sensation. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:07:42 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: The Six Paramitas - Patient Endurance Most Importantly Patient Endurance Allows Us The Freedom To Choose Whether Or Not To Follow An Impulse. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:10:19 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 5: Extract 1 Chapter 5 Tells The Parable Of The Rain Cloud, How The Great Monsoon Rain Pours On All Plants, Great And Small Equally As The Compassion Of The Buddha Is The Same For All Beings Without Exception. Fri, 13 May 2016 13:40:41 GMT Zazen: Ritual & Practice In This Talk, As Well As Covering The Basic Step-by-step Method Of How To Sit Zazen, We Place This Practice As A Central Ritual Of The Zen School, A Symbolic Enactment Of The Buddha’s Own Awakening Under The Bodhi Tree. Tue, 31 May 2016 11:28:14 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 361 “The Senses Are Good Friends When They Are Trained. Train Your Body In Deeds, Train Your Tongue In Words, Train Your Mind In Thoughts. This Training Will Take You Beyond Sorrow.” Wed, 25 May 2016 09:47:57 GMT Monkey's Brave New World Vol. 1 'Monkey' Is A Classic Of Chinese Literature. Also Known As 'Journey To The West' It Is Wonderful Tale Of How Tripitaka Brought Buddhist Scriptures To China: A Fabulous Tale Of Magic And Adventure To Coincide With This 'Year Of The Monkey'. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:37:30 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: The Six Paramitas - Discipline Most Of Us Would Like To Be Good, Tolerant And Kind. The Question Is “Why Can’t We Be?” Tue, 03 May 2016 08:21:37 GMT BOOK REVIEW: Tibetan Zen - Discovering A Lost Tradition It Is Important To Remember, However, That There Were No Zen Monasteries Anywhere In China At The Time That Dunhuang Flourished. Zen Was Taught In Monasteries Alongside Other Forms Of Buddhist Practise. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:42:45 GMT Dhammapada Verse: 232 In Our Society, Words Are Highly Valued. Those Who Are The Most Articulate Tend To Wield The Most Power Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:52:46 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: The Six Paramitas - Giving I Feel I Must Practice Mindfulness And Meditation But In Fact The State Of Meditation Can Only Arise When ‘I’ Am Out Of The Way. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:16:39 GMT Buddhist Teachings Explained On This Page You Will Find Some Of The Major Themes Of Buddhist Teachings And Doctrine From The Early Period And The Later Mahayana Development. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:47:49 GMT Video Talk: Two Monks And The Moving Flag A Famous Incident From The Life Of The Sixth Patriarch, Eno (Hui Neng), Concerns Two Monks Arguing About A Flapping Flag And How Master Eno Responded To This. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:32:37 GMT Zen Bites #15: Bereavement, Loss & Dying We Continue Our Theme In This Parinirvana Month In This Special Edition Of Zen Bites Which Looks At The One Topic That Touches Us All. Wed, 04 May 2016 07:44:39 GMT Vol2 Pt1 Sat, 14 May 2016 09:24:14 GMT Video Talk: Ikkyu And The Lightening. This Talk Discusses The Elemental Nature Of The Emotional Household And Its Importance In Spiritual Transformation. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 08:46:39 GMT Final Words Of The Zen Masters In This Parinirvana Month We Will Be Featuring Some Of The Final Sayings And Death Poems Of The Zen Masters. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:20:14 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 348 Boredom Is Actually The Reluctance To Give Oneself Wholeheartedly Into What Is Being Done. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:23:41 GMT Images Of Truth: Parinirvana On 15th February The Buddha's Death Is Commemorated In The NE Buddhist Tradition. This Month We Remember This Event And Look At The Subject Of Death & Dying In Buddhism. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:07:53 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: Introduction To The 6 Paramitas The Heart/Mind Behaves ‘as If’ There Is ‘I’. Just As The Images On A Screen Create Very Real Effects On The Mind And The Body Of The Participating Audience So Do The Thoughts Create The Appearance Of ‘I’. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:36:54 GMT Video Talk: The Mountain Is The Mountain... In This Talk We Hear About: The Samurai Code Of War And Honour; Zen Monastic Training; How Zen Training Was Used By A Samurai To Cultivate ‘fearlessness Of Death’ As Well As Cultivating In Himself Knowledge And Appreciation For The Arts And Cultu Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:07:36 GMT Excerpts From Volume Two Of The Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp (Books 4-9 The Early Masters) Prostrating Before Him, Shenxiu Cried In Admiration, ‘This Is Truly My Teacher!’ And Pledged His Heart To Undergo Any Hardship, Taking The Cutting Of Wood And Drawing Of Water As His Labour Of Service, In The Earnest Wish To Learn From The Master Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:30:58 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 4, Ex. 5 On A Sudden Have We To-day Been Seized With Surprise, Just As The Poor Man Who Acquired Riches; Now For The First Time Have We Obtained The Fruit Under The Rule Of Buddha, (a Fruit) As Excellent As Faultless. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:23:56 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 224 Traditionally We Give Gifts At This Time Of The Year With Perhaps The Hope Of Reciprocation. It Is Rare To Give Without Expectation Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:25:22 GMT Video Talk: Nothing Further To Seek Master Rinzai's Anniversary Is Commemorated On 10th January. In This Talk We Hear A Commentary Upon One Of His Favourite Sayings. Sat, 23 Jan 2016 11:05:35 GMT Extracts From 'The Record Of Rinzai'- Tr. Irmgard Scholoegl Rinzai Gigen, Father Of The Line Or School Of Rinzai Zen, Died January 10th 866 A.D. His Date Of Birth Is Unknown, But It Is Generally Taken That His Teaching Career Was Not Much Longer Than A Decade. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:10:52 GMT THE ZEN GATEWAY – 2015 A YEAR IN VIEW We Look Back At How Far We Have Come In 2015 Seeing Some Of The Many Articles, Podcasts And Videos Featured Over The Past 12 Months. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:48:35 GMT Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review To Compliment The Article On Samuarai Zen Influences On George Lucas' Star Wars Mythos Here Is Nick's Review Of 'The Force Awakens' Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:34:57 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: Holding It Together. LooK At Good Athletes Or Any Sports People — They May Be Exhausted, Sit Or Even Lie Down To Rest — But They Never Flop Into A Spineless Heap! Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:20:09 GMT Images Of Truth: The Goddess Vasundhara The Buddhist Goddess Vasundhara (or Vasudhara) Is A Particularly Popular Deity In The Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Where She Is Associated With Good Fortune And Abundance. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:21:51 GMT The Miraculous Birth – A Zen Gateway Essay For Christmas. The Swiss Psychologist, Carl Jung, Stated That A Symbol Can Never Be Known Completely As There Is Always A Deeper Meaning And A Living Symbol Cannot Be Exhausted Because It Is Always Being Reinterpreted As The World Changes. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:29:29 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 307 In The Zen Training We Are Shown How To Meet Such Emotions As Fear And Everything Else That Arises In Each Moment, Whether A Person, Object, Action Or Situation. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:12:28 GMT Video Talk: The Great Rohatsu Sesshin The Buddha's Enlightenment Is Commemorated From 1st - 8th December By The Rohatsu Sesshin Which Is Sat In Zen Monasteries And Temples. It Is An Intense Time. Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:27:53 GMT The Great Rohatsu Sesshin The Zen School Commemorates The Buddha's Enlightenment From 1st-8th December With One Of The Most Arduous Of Zen Sesshin's - Rohatsu. We Mark This Occasion With A Series Of Articles And Extracts In The Spirit Of This Intense Period Of Training. Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:10:12 GMT Images Of Truth: Prajnaparamita We Continue Our Series Of Images From Buddhist Art With This Figure, The Embodiment Of The Sixth Paramita, Often Called 'Mother Of All The Buddhas'. Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:52:15 GMT Master Daito & The Water Melon-seller When The Emperor Wanted To Catch Himself A Zen Master He Had To Employ A Ruse To Trap His Prize! Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:04:37 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 4, Ex. 4 The Father, Using Skilful Means, Entices His Frightened Son Into The House That Will Be His Inheritance. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:46:11 GMT Master Torei On The Life Of Daito Kokushi Daito’ S Buddhist Name Was Shuho And His Family Name Myocho. He Was Born In The Province Of Han, And Started His Training Under National Teacher Bukkoku, And Continued Under Daio, From Whom He Inherited The Dharma. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:00:02 GMT Extract: ‘A Pilgrim’s Guide To Forty-Six Temples By Shiro Usui - Daitoku-ji “Passing Through The Gateway To The Temple Grounds, There Is A Large Central Gate To The Right. It Had Recently Been Repaired; Painted A Brilliant Vermillion, It Seemed To Soar Into The Sky. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:13:12 GMT Report On Mindfulness Symposium At The Buddhist Society October 2015 The Speakers Included Members Of The Sangha, Secular Mindfulness Trainers, A Journalist Working With A Westminster Policy Group On Mindfulness And Academics Working In The Field. They Spoke From Their Personal Experiences With Mindfulness Training A Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:44:44 GMT Video Talk: The Shinto Shrine In The Zen Gateway Commentary, We Look At The Importance Of Ritual For Changing Consciousness And Perception And How It Forms Part Of A Buddhist Practice Thu, 03 Dec 2015 08:15:18 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 4, Ex. 3 The Parable Of The Prodigal Son Continues: He Has Wasted His Inheritance And Fallen In With The Destitute But There Is A Chance Meeting With His Father. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 21:07:08 GMT Daito Kokushi's Sermon On The Original Face Before Father And Mother Were Born This Month We Commemorate The Life And Teachings Of Daito Kokushi (1281-1337), Founder Of Daitoku-ji Monastery In Kyoto, Japan. Here Is Master Daito's Sermon To Emperor Hanazono Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:03:14 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: Tasting The BitterSweet There Is A Story That The Buddha Tells Of A Man Being Pursued By A Tiger. He Runs Over The Edge Of A Precipice And Falling Manages To Grab A Vine That Hangs Over The Edge. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:28:25 GMT Yoka Daishi Cautions... A Video Talk By The Zen Gateway Master Yoka Cautions: Getting Rid Of Things And Clinging To Emptiness Are The Same Illness; It Is Like Throwing Oneself Into Fire To Avoid Being Drowned. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:44:54 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 49 The Bees And Flowers Are Perfect Examples Of The Life-Force (The Buddha Nature), Working Towards The Good Of The Whole, In Harmony And ‘at One’ With All That Is. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:27:49 GMT Zen Bites: Transcendence Our Popular Podcast Returns With Jamie Shavdia And Martin Goodson Tackling The Subject Of Transcendence And Its Part In Mindfulness Practice. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:22:58 GMT Spiralling Thoughts We Can Accept ‘these Are Just Spiralling Thoughts, We Know Them, We’ve Heard Them Before’. The Difficulty Is With The Emotions That Goes With Them. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:14:03 GMT What Does Ancient Greek Theatre & Zazen Have In Common? So, Back To The Original Question. Zazen & Greek Theatre Are Both ‘religious’ Acts. These Plays Were Performed As Part Of A Festival Dedicated To Dionysus, The Greek God Of Wine, Madness, Theatre And Religious Ecstasy, Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:34:00 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: Habit Formation Just Reflect On The Sensation When Hearing A View That We Disagree With, Is It Pleasant Or Unpleasant? As Such Vedana Moves Us To Action And Becomes The Basis For The Emotional Responses And Conditioning. Thu, 29 Oct 2015 17:32:52 GMT What If You Meet A Deaf, Blind Mute; How Will You Save Him? Dr Alan Sidi Continues Looking At This Quote From Master Gensha. Just Who Is This Deaf, Blind Mute? Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:20:25 GMT Master Gensha On The Liberation Of All Beings. Dr Alan Sidi Comments Upon The Four Great Vows Of The Bodhisattva, The Importance Of Bodhicitta And Generating Compassion. Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:17:07 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 4, Ex. 2 The Buddha's Disciple Mahakasyapa Sings A Song About The Prodigal Son Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:52:34 GMT Stories From The Zen Canon: Who Puts You Under Restraint? A Video Talk In This Story Master Sosan Is Asked For Liberation By A Monk. But The Master Asks Him To Name The One Who Restrains Him? Tue, 20 Oct 2015 08:23:39 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: This Body Is The Bodhi Tree Here Too, Is Where The Awakening Happens, Not In Some Lofty Place, At Some Other Time But Here And Now Which Is Where The Ever-present Body Abides. Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:33:50 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 278 A Dream Then Occurred In Which Little Anxious, One-eyed Child Was Being Comforted. On Waking, There Was The Understanding That The Compulsive Searching Was Fuelled By Deep Anxiety. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:38:02 GMT THE STORY OF THE INDIAN PATRIARCHS: SANAKAVASA What Is More This Nature Is Inherent In Phenomena And Not Existing In Some Metaphysical Realm. Thus Our Training Is Always Turned Towards The World Of The Phenomenal. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:04:23 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 4, Ex. 1 The Great Disciples Are Overwhelmed By The News That They, Too, Will Attain To Full And Perfect Enlightenment But Remind The Buddha That They Are… Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:03:10 GMT The Myoshin-ji Dragon In This Talk We Hear About Kano Tanyu Who Painted The Dragon, He Painted From Life, On The Myoshin-ji Temple Ceiling. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:38:34 GMT Drama The Most Important Lesson On A School Timetable… A Lesson In Which The World Of The Imagination Is Explored Through Storytelling. Where A Child Can Walk In To A Classroom And Find Themselves Discovering What It Might Be Like To Feel Frail And Old Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:39:33 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: Walking Meditation The Buddha Explained That Meditation Can Be Practiced In All Of The Four Traditional Postures: Sitting, Standing, Walking And Lying Down. This Is A Formulaic Way Of Saying That We Can Practice No Matter What We Are Doing Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:58:19 GMT BUDDHA BLOG Pt. 2 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:05:54 GMT PEACE AND RECONCILIATION AT THREE WHEELS TEMPLE IN ACTON TOWN COMMEMORATES 70 YEARS SINCE THE END OF WWII. It Was A Deeply Affecting Ceremony And Regardless Of The Formality Of Such Occasions It Is True To Say That All The Speakers Spoke From The Heart A Number Moved To Tears. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:03:50 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 3, Ex. 6 The Buddha Explains That The Different Vehicles Are All Part Of The Same Great Way To Buddhahood. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:44:26 GMT NOTES FROM THE BUDDHIST SOCIETY SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 A Daily Compendium Of Stories, Talks And Information From The Buddhist Society Summer School 22-29th August 2015. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:41:49 GMT Video Talks: The Unruffled Monk A Classic Story Of A Seasoned Monk Whom The Younger Monks Find Unsettling Because Of His Composure; So They Decide To Test Him To See Just How Collected He Can Be When They Try To Give Him A Good Scare! Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:05:13 GMT 'Inside Out' - A Review Of Pixar's Latest Animated Offering This Is Sophisticated Myth-making Explaining To Kids How Our Memories Condition Our Reactions And Thus Future Ways Of Perceiving And Behaving. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 22:25:18 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 3, Ex. 5 The Buddha Asks Sariputra If The Father Is Guilty Of Falsehood By Misleading His Children In Order To Save Them From The Burning House? Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:39:19 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: The Great 'YES!' Samadhi Literally Means ‘to Join Together’ Something That Has Drifted Apart; And Refers To What Happens When Consciousness Is Fully Engaged Or ‘given Into’ What At This Moment Is Being Done. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:53:54 GMT Stories From The Zen Canon; Hyakujo & The Fox We Begin A New Series Of Talks On Stories From The Zen Canon With Commentary By The Zen Gateway. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:11:38 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 397 Fear Is With Us From The Time We Separate From Our Mother At Birth. Some Studies Show That We Learn Fear From Our Parents’ Behaviour. Others Suggest We May Inherit Specific Fears Through Our Genes. Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:36:24 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 3, Ex. 4 I Have Got Such Great Vehicles, And Ought To Treat All The Boys Equally And Without Partiality. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:43:07 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: JUST THIS ONCE Often Something Happens, I Have A Bad Day, There Is A Minor Crisis And I Want To Reward Myself By Making It Easy For Me. A Common Thought Can Be ‘Just This Once, I Won’t Bother.’ Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:02:40 GMT Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp: Bk 3: Chan Master Sengna Chan Master Sengna Was One Of The Seventeen Collateral Dharma-heirs Of The Second Chinese Patriarch, Huike. This Extract Gives An Account Of Sengna’s Teachings To One Of His Followers. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:08:55 GMT Raffles & The Princes: A Trip To Borobudur We Wanted To Trace The Complex Religious Heritage Which Raffles Noted In His History Of Java, First Visiting The Magnificent Buddhist Temple Of Borobudur Of Which He Initiated The Excavation Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:13:24 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada 113 The Open Heart Is Always Alert, Always Spontaneous Continually Embraces Everything Coming To Be And Ceasing To Be.’ Shunryu Suzuki Called It ‘Beginner’s Mind’ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:24:32 GMT Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp: Bk 3: Bodhidharma Book Three Chronicles The Life Of Bodhidharma And The First Five Chinese Patriarchs, Along With Some Collateral Dharma-heirs. The Following Extract Recounts Bodhidharma’s Final Teachings To His Disciples Before Returning To India. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:16:48 GMT Zen Bites #13: Sounds, Chanting & Mantras How Does Sound Affect Conciousness? Why Has Chanting Always Been Integral In Religious Practice? All Shall Be Explored! Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:29:59 GMT Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp: Bk 2: Aryasimha When Master Haklena Entrusted Aryasimha With The Dharma, He Forewarned That Fifty Years Hence Aryasimha Would Encounter Some Grave Difficulties. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:31:50 GMT THE BULL & HIS HERDSMAN: Entering The Market-place With Bliss Bestowing Hands This Final Talk Looks At The Return Of The Great Bodhisattva To The Ordinary Life And The Treasures That He Brings With Him. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:44:23 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 3, Ex. 3 On A Sudden The Whole House Was From Every Side Put In Conflagration By A Mass Of Fire. Let Us Suppose That The Man Had Many Little Boys, Say Five, Or Ten, Or Even Twenty, And That He Himself Had Come Out Of The House. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:38:49 GMT Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp: Bk 2 - Kanadeva Kanadeva Was The Disciple Of Nagarjuna. This Excerpt Relates His Meeting And Interview With Nagarjuna, And Also Later His First Encounter With His Own Disciple, Rahulata, Who Would Become The 16th Indian Patriarch. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:29:46 GMT THE STORY OF MASTER JOSHU A Monk Was Saying Farewell To Master Joshu, Who Asked Him: “Where Are You Going?” The Monk Said: “all Over The Place, To Learn Buddhism.” Master Joshu, Holding Up His Fly-whisk, Said: ‘Do Not Stay Where The Buddha Is... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:45:47 GMT Images Of Truth: 8. Emaciated Buddha One Of The Most Powerful Buddhist Images, The Emaciated Bodhisattva Form Probably Originated In Gandhara. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:54:11 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: THE BODY & MIND HIGHWAY The Division Between Body And Mind Is A Deep Division In Our Modern Minds And May Even Seem Self-evident; However There Is A Very Close Relationship Between Physical Form And Mental States. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:48:34 GMT The Bull And His Herdsman: 9. Return To The Origin. Back To The Source. In This Penultimate Talk In The Series Of The Bull And His Herdsman The Mystery Deepens As We Witness The Return Of Spring Following The Great Death. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:42:23 GMT SPRING: The Dance Of Lightness & Freshness Pt.2 There Are No Objects That Are Separate From Us. The Realm Of The Dharmakaya Is Everywhere. Whatever We See Is A Wondrous Composite Of Different Things. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:38:12 GMT Reflections On The Noble Eightfold Path In This Article Long Time Zen Practitioner, Dr Alan Sidi, Talks About How This Early Teaching Of The Buddha Impacts In Practice. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:07:13 GMT Dharma Assortments A Collection Of Assorted Articles By Various Contributors Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:53:44 GMT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS VITALITY An Interview With Calligrapher, Michiko Imai Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:53:20 GMT Zen Bites # 12: Mindfulness & Relationships In This Episode Jamie And Martin Discuss The Importance Of Mindfulness Within Relationships. The Changes That Mindfulness Can Bring About In The Individual In Both The Spiritual And Psychotherapeutic Sense Are Discussed, Specifically In Relation To Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:32:22 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 3, Ex. 2 In This Extract The Buddha Prophesies That Sariputra Will Himself Become A Buddha In A Future Incarnation. Illustration By Roberta Mansell. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:23:16 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Cloud Water ‘Unsui’ Is The Japanese Term For A Monk (here Meaning Either Female Or Male). The Literal Meaning Is ‘Cloud, Water’ And Comes From A Chinese Poem ‘ To Drift Like Clouds And Float Like Water.’ Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:11:46 GMT SPRING: The Dance Of Lightness & Freshness Bruce Ginsberg Spent 1968-1969 In Asia Studying Buddhism, Including The Summer Months Of 1967 At Daitokuji Rinzai Zen Monastery In Kyoto, With Periods In Korea, HongKong, SE. Asia And India. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:07:30 GMT Interviews Wed, 27 May 2020 12:26:37 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra Project - Ch. 3: Extract 1 The Venerable Sâriputra Was Thrilled And Delighted To Hear That Full And Perfect Enlightenment Was Possible And Now Without Doubt Or Sadness Rejoiced That One Day He Will Himself Manifest Buddha Wisdom. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09:36:26 GMT The Bull And His Herdsman: 8 Both Bull & Man Forgotten Continuing The Series Of Talks On The Bull And His Herdsman: When All Worldly Wanting Dropped Away, Holiness, Too, Lost Its Meaning. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:13:21 GMT REVIEW: Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp Vol. 1 This Exceptional Short Book Belies Its True Size. It Is Just The Very First Part Of A Major Work Of Translation Of A Key Buddhist Text Previously Inaccessible To Most Western Readers. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:21:43 GMT Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp: An Interview With Translator Randolph S. Whitfield Randolph Whitfield Talks About His Relationship With The Text And Its Importance To The Dissemination Of Zen In The West. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:23:58 GMT Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp: Bk 1 The Buddhas In The Lalitavistara It Says, ‘The Buddha Was First Born Into A Noble Royal Family, Releasing The Great Light Of Wisdom Into Every Direction Of The Universe. The Earth Gave Rise To Golden Lotus Blossoms Naturally Supporting His Feet. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:34:02 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: THE CONSTANT GARDENER In Our Own Minds Habits Form Which Become Ingrained And Can Dominate Our Personality Closing Off Other Ways Of Responding To Situations By Forming ‘views’ And Opinions Which Programme Set Ways Of Conceiving The World And Our Place In It. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:35:37 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada: 400 The Zen Training Teaches Us That Anger Is To Be Treated With Reverence, Not To Be Denied But Met And Suffered. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:52:53 GMT Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp: Bk.1 The Indian Patriarchs Upagupta Is Said To Have Been The Spiritual Teacher Of The Indian King Asoka, Who Was A Great Patron Of Buddhism (around The 3rd Century BCE). He Is Best Known For His Conversion Of Mara, The Buddhist Evil One. Thu, 28 May 2015 19:47:25 GMT EXERCISES IN MINDFULNESS: If It Looks Like A Dog, And Barks Like A Dog... In The Beginning We Learn To Act Skilfully Through Rewards And Threats But As We Develop Wisdom We Opt Into Skilful Behaviour Because We See The Consequences Of Not Doing So. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:15:51 GMT Records Of The Transmission Of The Lamp: An Introduction To A Seminal Zen Text By Randolph S. Whitfield An Important Chinese Chan/Zen Text, The Records Formed The Basis For Many Of The Zen Koans Used In Training In China Right Up To The Present Day. In This Article The Records Translator Contextualises The Work Historically & Politically. Thu, 28 May 2015 19:43:25 GMT Bull Herding Pictures:7. Bull Forgotten, Man Remains In This Picture The Bull Is Now Full Integrated With The Herdsman Who Reverently Beholds A Great Mystery. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:19:06 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 2, Ex. 4 It Is But My Skilfulness Which Prompts Me To Manifest Three Vehicles; For There Is But One Vehicle And One Track; There Is Also But One Instruction By The Leaders. Thu, 21 May 2015 18:02:17 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: The Emergence Of Human Consciousness. As The Late Trevor Leggett Once Pointed Out, The Saying ‘Pearls Before Swine’ Is Not A Condemnation Of The Swine But Of The One Who Threw Down The Pearls And Who Could Know Better! Wed, 20 May 2015 12:33:50 GMT The Bull & His Herdsman: 6. Returning Home On The Back Of The Bull In This Sixth Of Ten Talks The Herdsman Sits Astride The Bull Who Now Knows The Way Home. Both Move To The Music Of The Simple Folk Tune From The Herdsman's Flute. Thu, 14 May 2015 17:43:16 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada Sat, 11 Jul 2020 20:01:45 GMT Verses From The Dhammapada: 377 The Dhammapada Is One Of The Oldest Collections Of Sayings Of The Buddha. The Collection Of 423 Verses Appear In The Pali Canon And Arise From Specific Stories During The Teaching Life Of The Buddha. Each Verse Reflects The Buddha's Response To The S Tue, 26 May 2015 14:57:25 GMT The Bull And His Herdsman: 5 Gentling The Bull The Herdsman And The Bull Come Together In Trust And Mutual Faith. In This Talk The Importance Of Reverence Is Discussed As Necessary For Compassion And Wisdom. Thu, 07 May 2015 17:38:37 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Ghosts & Daemons When We Talk Of ‘tolerance’ In Buddhism It Is, Like Charity, Something That Must Begin At Home. We Must Get Used To Bearing Some Of Our Own Heat Without Always Discharging It Into The Situation. Tue, 12 May 2015 11:32:29 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 2, Ex. 3 It Is Not By Reasoning, Sâriputra, That The Law Is To Be Found: It Is Beyond The Pale Of Reasoning, And Must Be Learnt From The Tathâgata. For, Sâriputra, It Is For A Sole Object, A Sole Aim That The Tathâgata Appears In The World. Wed, 13 May 2015 09:37:09 GMT The Bull Herding Pictures: 4 Catching The Bull The Series Of Talks On The Bull & His Herdsman Continues With 4. Catching The Bull Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:27:34 GMT Zen Bites # 11: Sitting Meditation/Zazen In This Episode Of Zen Bites Martin & Jamie Discuss The Role Of Sitting Meditation Or Zazen Within A Buddhist Practice, Including Practical Tips For Meditators. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:07:47 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Heavens & Hells Vivid Pictures Show The Wonders Of The Heavenly Realms And The Torments Of The Hell Realms; However In Buddhism They Describe Our States Of Consciousness As Experienced By Us In Our Incarnations Now. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:58:32 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Six Realms Of All-beings Our Objects For Mindfulness Are To Be Found In The Six Realms Where Beings Appear And Pass Away. The Awareness Of Continuous 'rebirth' Undermines The Clinging To The Concept Of Self. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:10:19 GMT 3. Finding The Bull Third In The Series Of Ten Talks On The Zen Training Analogy Of The Bull & His Herdsman. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:26:58 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 2, Ex. 2 The Venerable Sâriputra Having Spoken, The Lord Said To Him: Enough, Sâriputra; It Is Of No Use Explaining This Matter. Why? Because, Sâriputra, The World, Including The Gods, Would Be Frightened If This Matter Were Expounded. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:55:08 GMT Introduction To Zen Practice Pt. 2 The 2nd Part To This Introduction On How To Start Zen Training. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:06:09 GMT The Bull Herding Pictures: 2. Finding The Traces Continuing The Series On The 10 Bull Herding Pictures We Come To The 2nd Picture: Finding The Traces - A Video Commentary. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:16:11 GMT Introduction To Zen Practice Pt. 1 The First Of Two Talks On Setting Out On The Zen Way - A Practice Talk By The Zen Gateway Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:25:52 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: This Burning House Continuing Our Investigation Of The Wheel Of Life, We Zoom In On The Three Fires Those Compulsive Elements Of Our Heart And Powerhouse Of Karma. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:23:59 GMT News Round-up Buddhist News From Around The Internet. Please Note That The Zen Gateway Does Not Necessarily Endorse Any Items Found Here. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 10:42:23 GMT Zen Bites #10: Body & Breath In This Episode Jamie Shavdia & Martin Goodson Discuss The Importance Of The Body In The Practice Of Mindfulness And Buddhist Practice, As Well As The Pivotal Role Of Following The Breath. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:02:46 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: A Map Of Consciousness Once We Have Begun To Establish A Mindfulness Practice What Is It That We Become Mindful Of? In Buddhism, As It Has Been Already Pointed Out, Both Mindfulness & Meditation Are Used To Develop Insight Into The Nature Of Ones Own Heart And Mind. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:52:52 GMT Videos & Podcasts Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:26:11 GMT 1. Searching For The Bull The Search For What? The Bull Has Never Been Missing. But Without Knowing It The Herdsman Estranged Himself From Himself And So The Bull Became Lost In The Dust. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:42:32 GMT The Story Of Daiyu Myokyo Zenji Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:44:35 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 2, Ex. 1 CHAPTER II, SKILFULNESS The Lord Then Rose With Recollection And Consciousness From His Meditation, And Forthwith Addressed The Venerable Sâriputra: The Buddha Knowledge, Sâriputra, Is Profound, Difficult To Understand, Difficult To Comprehend. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:35:19 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Whole Body Living If We Take A Tape Measure And Discover The Distance From The Crown Of The Head To The Middle Of The Eyebrows And Then Compare It To The Distance From The Middle Of The Eyebrows To The Soles Of The Feet – We Can See That The Latter Is Many Times Gre Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:42:02 GMT The Bodhidharma Anthology - The Earliest Records Of Zen By: Jeffrey L. Broughton Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:17:41 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness: Setting Up A Home Shrine For Those Who Sit Meditation (zazen), At Home Within A Buddhist Tradition Setting Up A Small Area Dedicated To The Practice Can Aid Concentration. These Days Meditation Comes In All Shapes And Sizes And With A Growing Interest In It Many Secular For Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:56:46 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Chapter 2; Summary Here We Start Chapter 2, Skilfulness. The Buddha Emerges From His Samadhi And He Straightway Begins To Extol His Buddha-knowledge Which He Says Can Only Be Understood By Another Buddha. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 15:22:03 GMT The Story Of The Sixth Patriarch: Hui Neng/Eno Daikan The Sixth Chinese Patriarch Is Called Hui Neng In Chinese And Eno Daikan In Japanese. He Lived 638-713 C.E. Originating From Southern China And Lived Through The ‘flowering’ Of Zen During The Tang Dynasty. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:05:33 GMT Exercises In MIndfulness: First Steps... Before We Set Up Our Practice First Let’s Just Take A Short Look At What Exactly Is Mindfulness? Quite Often We Mean A ‘paying Attention To…’ Or A ‘being Aware Or Conscious Of…’ Something. If We Look At What It Is To Be Conscious, Well Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:42:54 GMT Samsara - The State Of Delusion Samsara - The State Of Delusion Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:12:25 GMT Nibbana/Nirvana - Release From Suffering Nibbana/Nirvana - Release From Suffering Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:28:00 GMT Suffering - Dukkha Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:25:28 GMT REVIEWS Fri, 12 Jun 2020 21:44:42 GMT Review: Three Hundred Mile Tiger The Record Of Lin-Chi Translation And Commentary By Sokei-an This Is A Hefty Book. At Nearly Four Hundred Pages Nobody Parting With Hard-earned Money Will Feel They Haven’t Got Value In Sheer Volume Of Reading Material. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:52:10 GMT ZEN BITES #9: MINDFULNESS OF EATING AND DRINKING In This Podcast Jamie And Martin Discuss The Mindfulness Of Eating And Drinking, And How A Meditational Way Of Being In This Inevitable Act, Helps Us To Connect With The Present Moment. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:43:33 GMT Exercises In Mindfulness Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:54:57 GMT Strive On Heedfully Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:47:39 GMT The Shape Of Meditation Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:48:41 GMT Laying Down The Heart Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:06:00 GMT The Buddhist Wheel Of Life Although This Wheel Of Life Is From Tibet They Can Be Found In All Buddhist Countries. There Are Some Variations In Design But The Salient Points Remain The Same For Each Version. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:07:58 GMT The Ever Turning Wheel Of Phenomena Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:39:44 GMT The Three Fires (Klesas) Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:51:28 GMT Karma & The 12 Linked Chain Of Becoming On The Wheel Of Life The Process Of Becoming, Based Upon The Principle Or Law Of Karma, Is Shown By Twelve Pictures On The Rim Of The Wheel. Before We Look At What These Mean It Might Be Useful To Sum Up Some Important Points About The Law Of Karma Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:45:58 GMT The Story Of Rinzai Gigen Followers Of The Way, If You Wish To See This Dharma Clearly, Do Not Let Yourselves Be Deceived. Whether You Turn To The Outside Or To The Inside, Whatever You Encounter, Kill It. If You Meet The Buddha, Kill The Buddha; If You Meet The Patriarchs, K Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:20:53 GMT The Illuminated Lotus Sutra: Ch 1 Ex. 4 That Decidedly The Chief Of Ginas, The Supreme King Of The Sâkyas, The All-seeing, Who Knows The Highest Truth, Is About To Pronounce The Excellent Sutra Which I Have Heard Before. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:28:40 GMT The Five Skandas Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:55:21 GMT The Middle Way Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:43:23 GMT The Four Noble Truths Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:40:45 GMT Nagajuna: 14th Indian Patriach Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:34:27 GMT The Arahat Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:26:10 GMT Stories Of The Zen Masters Sat, 05 Mar 2016 17:11:06 GMT Scriptures Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:15:10 GMT Images Of Truth Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:17:49 GMT Zen Bites: Podcasts On Mindfulness & Zen Buddhism Fri, 20 Dec 2019 12:49:47 GMT Buddha Blog Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:24:43 GMT The Story Of The Buddha's Enlightenment Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:12:42 GMT Chapter One: Extract 1 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:27:40 GMT Chapter One: Extract 2 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:28:29 GMT Chapter One: Extract 3 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:29:01 GMT What Is Zen?: Early Buddhist Teachings The Wheel Of Life Showing The Six Realms Wed, 05 Feb 2020 08:43:00 GMT What Is Zen?: The Indian Mahayana Development The Bodhisattva Manjushri Riding On A Lion Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:38:23 GMT What Is Zen? Madyamaka Statue Of Nagarjuna Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:21:35 GMT Yogacara Portrait Of Vasubandhu Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:14:29 GMT Zen Bites #1: Who Am I? Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:17:26 GMT Zen Bites #5: The Compassionate Heart Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:46:53 GMT Zen Bites #6: Mindfulness In Daily Living Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:52:05 GMT Zen Bites #2: What Is Mindfuness...really? Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:16:29 GMT Zen Bites #3: What Is Mindfuness For? Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:16:08 GMT Zen Bites #4: Meditation Retreats, What Are They For? Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:15:46 GMT Zen Bites #7: Walking In Mindfuness Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:14:50 GMT Bodhisattva Bust - Tibetan 13th-14th Century Bronze With Polychrome And Cold Gold Paint Height 55cm Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:21:48 GMT Bust Of The Buddha - Gandhara 3rd Century 3rd Century Grey Schist With Traces Of Gilding Height 90cm Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:15:41 GMT Seated Buddha - Tibet 13th Century Gilded Bronze Height 50cm Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:17:18 GMT Yakushi Nyorai Japan Late Heian (Fujiwara) Period, First Half 12th Century Wood With Remnants Of Original Linen (hemp), Gesso, Lacquer And Gilt Height 133 Cm Excluding Base; 160 Cm Including Base Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:27:15 GMT Seated Buddha - Cambodia 6th-8th Century Funan Period, Angkor Borei Style 6th To Early 8th Century Stone Height 48 Cm Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:18:19 GMT Maitreya Statue - Thailand 8th-9th Century Eastern Thailand, Khorat Plateau (kingdom Of Chanasa) 8th/9th Century Bronze Height 50cm Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:23:42 GMT Portrait Of A Lama - Tibet 15th-16th Century Gold Paint And Clay Over Fabric Height 22cm Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:12:30 GMT Teachings From The Yogacara School. To Understand How This Can Come About Is To Understand The Subject Matter Of The Whole Yogacara School. Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:40:05 GMT The Story Of Bodhidharma Modern Scholarship Places Bodhidharma As Living During The 5th Century C.E. His Origins Are Disputed. Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:57:47 GMT Extracts From The Two Entrances: A Sermon By Bodhidharma To Commemorate The Death Anniversary Of The First Patriarch Bodhidharma On 5th October, We Have An Extract Of One Of His Sermons With Comment From The Zen Gateway. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 18:44:32 GMT The Story Of Vasubandhu Vasubandhu Was One Of The Major Teachers In The Zen Lineage After Sakyamuni Buddha, And Was Sometimes Referred To As A Second Buddha. In The Zen Lineage His Teacher Was Jayata And His Main Dharma Heir Was Manorhita. Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:44:39 GMT BUDDHA BLOG: Vol. 1 Pt. 1 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:00:38 GMT HI! MY NAME IS DYLAN - MIKE HAGGIAG INTRODUCES BUDDHA BLOG Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:48:45 GMT VASUBANDHU - A BIBLIOGRAPHY Bibliography On Vasubandhu In Two Parts Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:21:27 GMT ZEN BITES #8: WORKING WITH THE EMOTIONAL HOUSEHOLD Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:17:05 GMT VASUBANDHU IN HOLOGRAPHIC LIGHT Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:59:45 GMT